See inside 15th century Moorhouse Farm in Boxted, near Bury St Edmunds, with swimming pool and tennis court
A Grade II listed country house in Suffolk with a tennis court, swimming pool and views overlooking the Glem Valley is now on the market.
Moorhouse Farm in Boxted, near Bury St Edmunds, is believed to have been built as a hunting lodge for Boxted Hall in the 15th century.
It is now on sale with Savills with a guide price of £2,000,000.
The property is built of a timber frame and rendered with herringbone brickwork, under a peg tiled roof.
Later additions were added in the 16th and 17th centuries and in the 19th century the property was refurbished in the Victorian mock gothic style.
Tom Orford, director in the residential sales team at Savills in Suffolk, said: “Moorhouse Farm is an impressive country house that has spacious accommodation over three floors.
“Believed to date from the 15th century, the property has an abundance of character and sits in an idyllic park-like setting that includes woodland, a wild flower meadow and two paddocks along with outbuildings.
A wealth of original features have been retained within the property such as sash windows, open fireplaces with decorative surrounds, open stud work, exposed timbers and wide oak floor boards.
A particular highlight is the large, high-status late 15th century parlour cross-wing of five bays to the right of its Victorian Mock Gothic facade. This wing initially adjoined an open hall on the left and features a fine ogee-moulded ceiling in its front parlour with a decorated crown-post in the chamber above.
The ground floor accommodation includes a reception hall which gives access to the drawing room which benefits from an open fireplace with original Georgian alcoves, a bay window and French doors out onto the terrace
The sitting room boasts decorative carved original beams, a wood burning stove and a bay window.
On the first floor, the landing leads through to the principal bedroom with a dressing room and bath/shower room and there are a further four bedrooms on the first floor, one with an en suite bathroom and a further family bathroom with a separate shower room.
The majority of the bedrooms have views out across the gardens and surrounding countryside.
A key feature of Moorhouse Farm are the grounds as they enjoy a parklike setting with a millennium wood, a wild flower meadow, a pond area and two paddocks, all of which sits next to open countryside
Directly behind the house are the walled gardens that are well laid out with established planting, two terraces, an apple orchard, kitchen garden with cedar greenhouse and a fruit cage.
The pool area is very secluded and has a pool house with a toilet, shower and sauna and is heated by an air source heat pump.
The wide range of outbuildings consist of four stables called the Old Dairy, which could easily be converted into a guest cottage subject to the necessary consents being obtained.
There are further workshops and a garage as well as a vast timber framed barn measuring about 40 metres.
A full sized astro-turf tennis court lies within the stable yard setting.