Drinkstone Hall, complete with its own moat, is on the market

Drinkstone Hall, Drinkstone

Drinkstone Hall, Drinkstone - Credit: Archant

Drinkstone Hall is a stunning home, a country house that merges historic features from the Victorian era with cutting edge modern design and amenities added much more recently.

Drinkstone Hall, Drinkstone, Suffolk
Picture: RUFUS OWEN

Drinkstone Hall, Drinkstone, Suffolk Picture: RUFUS OWEN - Credit: Archant

Although it was originally built in the 1800s it has been modernised, extended and upgraded to become a spacious family home, set in around 11 acres of moated gardens, grounds and paddocks.

It is a special setting, surrounded by a moat in the grounds of a former medieval hall.

This is a former Victorian farmhouse of elegant proportions.

During the past decade it has been considerably re-modelled to incorporate a stunning kitchen extension, which forms part of the main living areas and gives a contemporary twist on the original building. It cleverly fuses Victorian elegance and generous ceiling heights and with attractive corning and sash windows, with bi-fold doors and a Sono integrated speaker system.

Drinkstone Hall, Drinkstone, Suffolk
Picture: RUFUS OWEN

Drinkstone Hall, Drinkstone, Suffolk Picture: RUFUS OWEN - Credit: Archant


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The accommodation today extends to almost 6,000 sq ft, now providing a family with versatile accommodation, which is particularly extensive on the ground floor.

There is a large reception hall with an elegant staircase rising to the first floor, with tiled floors, as well as decorative cornicing, and with reception rooms to the east and west.

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There is a drawing room with an open fireplace and double aspects, and a formal dining room, also with an open fireplace and fine views.

The inner hallway gives access to the study, which has useful storage and a fireplace, and exposed polished brick floors.

Drinkstone Hall, Drinkstone, Suffolk
Picture: RUFUS OWEN

Drinkstone Hall, Drinkstone, Suffolk Picture: RUFUS OWEN - Credit: Archant

The kitchen/dining/living room is an expansive contemporary addition to the house and has breathtaking views over the moat and the grounds beyond.

It has bi-folding doors to the north and east and the kitchen incorporates hand-made Shaker units with a large oak-topped central island, as well as a Aga, Neff hob and oven and integrated appliances.

There is an open-plan living area which opens into the dining room and sitting area, which has a open fire with a tiled hearth. It has sliding doors to the snug.

There is a side hall with its own access, which could well serve as an annexe, but currently provides a ground floor shower room and a useful utility/laundry room, with an independent staircase leading to a bedroom/studio space.

Drinkstone Hall, Drinkstone
Picture: RUFUS OWEN

Drinkstone Hall, Drinkstone Picture: RUFUS OWEN - Credit: Archant

On the first floor the master bedroom has superb views over the gardens to the south and east, with a dressing area fitted with a range of bespoke wardrobes and storage, as well as an en suite bathroom with a separate shower cubicle, a vanity wash basin and a low level WC.

To the west is the bedroom wing, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the second floor is a further en suite bedroom, and attic storage.

The property is approached from the village lane by a grand driveway with five-bar electric gates.

The grounds include a floodlit manege, a stable block with four stables and a tack room, a heated swimming pool with a thatched summerhouse and a tennis court.

Drinkstone Hall, Drinkstone, Suffolk
Picture: RUFUS OWEN

Drinkstone Hall, Drinkstone, Suffolk Picture: RUFUS OWEN - Credit: Archant

This property is on sale with Bedfords with a guide price of £2m.

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