A Grade II listed property in the countryside near Long Melford is for sale for £1.65 million. 

Lyston House in Liston, just over the border in Essex, dates back to around 1500 and is set in about 3.4 acres of mature gardens. 

The detached country house has plenty of space for a family or anyone who likes to entertain, with living areas and four bedrooms as well as a converted barn with outdoor heated swimming pool. 

On the ground floor, the front door opens into an entrance way, which leads to the dining room. This room features exposed wooden floorboards and ceiling and wall timbers, recessed fitted shelves and a central open fireplace with exposed brick hearth. There are views of the front garden through the sash windows. 

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A door leads to the drawing room, with sash windows, timbered ceiling and exposed studwork and an inglenook fireplace with oak beam, open fireplace and exposed brick hearth and surround.  

East Anglian Daily Times: The dining roomThe dining room (Image: Chevron Photography)

East Anglian Daily Times: The drawing roomThe drawing room (Image: Chevron Photography)

Another door in the dining room leads to the study, which could also be used as a snug. The study leads to a lobby, which has storage space for coats and shoes and a door leading on to a terrace. 

A further door in the dining room leads to the inner hall, with door to the cloakroom and the kitchen/breakfast room. 

Here, there’s a mix of old and new, with exposed wall and ceiling timbers and stone flooring with underfloor heating below.  

East Anglian Daily Times: The kitchenThe kitchen (Image: Chevron Photography)

The kitchen features an electric three-door Aga with twin warming plates on top and an extractor fan and overmantel above.  

There’s a range of cabinets with polished granite work surfaces incorporating a ceramic sink, with a five-ring gas hob on a central island.  

Fitted appliances include a double Miele oven with warming tray below, an integrated microwave, a Miele coffee machine and Bosch dishwasher.  

There’s a breakfast bar and room for a dining table and chairs.  

East Anglian Daily Times: The garden roomThe garden room (Image: Chevron Photography)

An opening leads to the garden room, which features stone flooring and underfloor heating as well as a panoramic view of the grounds. Double doors lead on to a terrace. 

A door from the kitchen leads to the utility room, with further units and polished work surface, ceramic sink, with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. 

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Stairs from the dining room lead to the first floor landing/study, with a dropdown ladder leading to two loft storage rooms. 

There are four bedrooms on the first floor, one with en suite bathroom and one with en suite shower room, and a main shower room. 

Outside, a pebbled driveway gives plenty of off-road parking. To the front of the property there are well-stocked beds, as well as mature trees and hedging. A stone paved terrace leads to the front door. 

The driveway leads to a cartlodge, which was constructed in 2011 and contains a double garage and single garage. An external staircase leads to a studio, which has power and light connected. 

Adjacent to the rear of the property is a stone paved terrace, which gives an elevated area to enjoy views of the garden. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The pond in the rear gardenThe pond in the rear garden (Image: Chevron Photography)

The mature garden includes large areas of lawn, with specimen trees and a pond. 

At the rear of the garden there’s a further paved terrace and separate fenced garden. 

A barn, which was converted in about 2011, features an office with hand cut York stone floor, exposed timbers and tall vaulted ceiling. At one end there is a storage area and a shower room. At the other, double doors open on to the pool area. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The heated poolThe heated pool (Image: Chevron Photography)

The outdoor heated swimming pool is set in a walled area, with terrace, pergola covered by mature wisteria and an arched doorway leading to the gardens. 

Lyston House is set in the rural village of Liston in open countryside with no nearby neighbours. Liston is about one mile from Long Melford. 

Lyston House 
Guide price £1.65 million 
David Burr, 01787 322344