The ‘undiscovered’ Arts-and-Crafts farmhouse in Suffolk that’s come to the market

With its striking purple brick façade, arched entranceway and dominating chimneys, Manor Farm, in the village of Thurston, is an exemplary house that will come with six acres of pretty grounds.

When Sheila Kirk was driving down Pakenham Road, near Bury St Edmunds, she spotted one thing weird but common: chimneys.

But these ended up not just any chimneys. No, these chimneys — as Ms Kirk felt sure — chimneys in the vernacular of Philip Webb, a person of the ‘fathers’ of the Arts-and-Crafts Movement. Ms Kirk had ‘discovered’ one of his beforehand mysterious properties.

That very house, Manor Farm, is now on the sector by way of Bedfords with a tutorial rate of £1.45 million, with five bedrooms and some 6 acres of land.

Originally crafted to be the farm manager’s property by the Greene loved ones of Suffolk, the residence is now mentioned Grade II* and is a magnificent case in point of Webb’s style and tips.

There are areas of this dwelling which would do perfectly from a lick of paint and contact of TLC. The ‘farm office’, for example, would make a fantastic flower or yard space, and the triple-aspect bed room suite on the next floor, with its stroll-in wardrobe and ensuite lavatory, lends itself normally as the principal bed room.

Outside, the grounds are spectacular. To the front of the assets is a sweeping gravelled driveway framed by immaculate topiary. To the rear, a swimming pool, rose backyard garden and an orchard with a assortment of successful fruit trees. Situated a little even further absent from the property is a vegetable back garden and open meadows.

Located on the outskirts of both equally Pakenham and Thurston, the property is in a easy site, although retaining its rural attractiveness.

The village of Thurston is located about 4 miles from Bury St Edmunds and has great academic services with a pre-college, main university and local community college or university. With a educate station, butchers, two pub and quite a few stores, there is anything right here you need for day-to-working day lifestyle.

Thurston, Suffolk.

The close by historic market city of Bury St Edmunds — ‘the jewel in the crown of Suffolk — is surrounded by picturesque countryside and has in excess of 1,000 several years of heritage to explore.

There are outstanding dining establishments and superior regional pubs, theatres, art galleries and boutique outlets to explore.

Manor Farm is now on the industry through Bedfords with a information selling price of £1.45 million — see much more photographs or enquire with the agent for even more details. 

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