Poplar Hall - Grade II listed country house in Debenham with commanding views of the surrounding countryside.
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It comes with ten acres of formal gardens and paddocks, with views across its own land and a rolling landscape.
A large traditional timber-framed barn, used mainly for storage and for entertaining and parties, has potential for conversion for use as stables, tack room etc for an owner with their own horses. The hall is believed to date from the mid 17th Century and the original timber-framed farmhouse was extended in 1809 with the addition of two cross wings.
This handsome house has a mellow red brick facade with a Virginia creeper. At the rear the colour-washed section is more representative of the original Suffolk Long House.
Current owner Ashley Halls said, “Although it is a large house, the rooms are all warm and cosy, especially with open fires in winter. It doesn’t feel too large.”
There is a wealth of exposed timbers and other original features, included high pargetted ceilings and inglenook fireplaces. The kitchen/breakfast room has fine exposed ceiling and stud timbers, an Ashford & Brooks custom-made kitchen with an extensive range of units with wooden works surfaces, and a central island and a matching freestanding kitchen dresser/cupboard. There is an oil-fired Aga and an Aga Companion electric oven with ceramic hob and ovens underneath. On the first floor there is a galleried landing, and it leads to five well-proportioned bedrooms, two en suite, as well as a family bathroom and a separate shower room.