Forward Green, Suffolk

Sold Subject to Contract Offers In Excess Of, £700,000

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Description A beautifully presented Grade II Listed circa 16th century detached family home enjoying an enviable position in this sought-after Suffolk village. The property is conveniently situated four miles from both Needham Market and Stowmarket and twelve miles from Ipswich.

The characterful accommodation comprises: entrance hall, kitchen/diner, utility room, cloakroom, sitting/dining room, drawing room, two flights of stairs to the first floor where there are three bedrooms, two with en-suites, family bathroom, versatile landing room and stairs from the master bedroom en-suite to the attic room/bedroom four.

The property is rich with history and offers an abundance of distinctive characterful period features including exposed timbers, a magnificent inglenook fireplace to the sitting room, mullion windows and some wide boarded flooring.

Further benefits include oil fired central heating, spacious and versatile family living accommodation, feature open fireplace to the sitting/dining room and a wood burning stove to the drawing room.

Outside the property stands in mature generous grounds which border onto fields at the rear. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and fruit trees, a patio, flower and shrub borders and natural pond in the south eastern corner. To the front a sweeping driveway follows round to the front of the property providing vehicle parking.

About the Area


Description A beautifully presented Grade II Listed circa 16th century detached family home enjoying an enviable position in this sought-after Suffolk village. The property is conveniently situated four miles from both Needham Market and Stowmarket and twelve miles from Ipswich.

The characterful accommodation comprises: entrance hall, kitchen/diner, utility room, cloakroom, sitting/dining room, drawing room, two flights of stairs to the first floor where there are three bedrooms, two with en-suites, family bathroom, versatile landing room and stairs from the master bedroom en-suite to the attic room/bedroom four.

The property is rich with history and offers an abundance of distinctive characterful period features including exposed timbers, a magnificent inglenook fireplace to the sitting room, mullion windows and some wide boarded flooring.

Further benefits include oil fired central heating, spacious and versatile family living accommodation, feature open fireplace to the sitting/dining room and a wood burning stove to the drawing room.

Outside the property stands in mature generous grounds which border onto fields at the rear. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and fruit trees, a patio, flower and shrub borders and natural pond in the south eastern corner. To the front a sweeping driveway follows round to the front of the property providing vehicle parking.

About the Area Forward Green is situated within reach of Stowmarket and Needham Market both of which provide a good selection of independent shops and provides a direct link to Ipswich (11 miles), as well as Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and the Midlands, as well as to London and Stansted Airports via the M11. The nearby town of Stowmarket has main line to London Liverpool Street, which takes approximately 80 mins.

Directions From the A140 proceeding towards Norwich turn left onto the A1120 into Forward Green. Upon entering the village turn right along Blacksmiths Lane and the property will be found on the right-hand side.

Vendor´s Statement "We have lived here for 40 years and it has been a perfect home to bring up our 2 children. The peaceful location and views across fields to distant trees are a great asset. We have thoroughly enjoyed the garden which has been great for the children to play in and for entertaining friends and family. The village is very friendly and there are social events and clubs, including coffee mornings, lunches, quiz nights, the cricket club and amateur dramatics."

Agents Note There is planning permission for a double garage at the north end of the plot. There is also planning permission to open out the kitchen by removing the dividing wall and chimney and to provide bi-folding doors to the garden. It also includes re-arranging the upstairs landing to create another bedroom and bathroom with independent access. Details available upon request.

The accommodation comprises:

Front door to:

Entrance Hall Exposed timbers, stairs to first floor, radiator, quarry tiled floor and doors to:

max (5.31m x 3.78m) Kitchen/Diner Approx 17'5 max x 12'5 Work surface with inset bowl and a half sink unit, mixer tap, base cupboards and drawers under, plumbing for dishwasher, eye-level units, recess with inset shelving, extractor over cooker space, tiled splashbacks, exposed timbers, triple aspect windows to front, side and rear, tiled floor, radiator and understair storage cupboard.

Utility Room Approx 9'4 x 6' (2.84m x 1.83m) Single drainer stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for automatic washing machine, built-in cloaks cupboard, oil boiler, water softener, radiator, quarry tiled floor, coat hanging space, stable door to outside and window overlooking rear garden. Door to:

Cloakroom Low-level flushing w.c, vanity sink unit, quarry tiled floor, frosted window to rear elevation and radiator.

Sitting Room/Dining Room Approx 17'11 x 16'4 (5.46m x 4.98m) Exposed timbers, feature inglenook fireplace, wooden bressemer over, skirting board radiators, further wall-mounted radiator, double aspect windows to front and rear, wall-mounted lights, second staircase to first floor and door to:

Drawing Room Approx 18'1 x 13'10 (5.51m x 4.22m) Exposed timbers, double aspect windows to front and rear, wall-mounted lights, recessed fireplace housing log burner in carved wood mantel, Georgian built-in barrel back shelved recess, skirting board radiators, further wall-mounted radiator and two built-in storage cupboards.

First Floor Landing Exposed timbers, exposed brickwork and doors to:

Master Bedroom Approx 17'8 x 13'6 (5.38m x 4.11m) Double aspect windows, one of which is a mullion window, to front and rear, wide boarded flooring, two radiators and door to:

En-Suite White suite comprising shower cubicle, low-level flushing w.c, pedestal hand wash basin, courtesy mirror with shaving point, window to rear elevation and wooden staircase to attic bedroom four.

Attic Room/Bedroom Approx 14'3 (4.34m) max x 9'8 (2.95m) max (note sloping ceiling)

Window to side elevation, radiator, exposed timbers, boarded floor and access to large attic space.

Back to first floor

Inner-Landing Window to front elevation, radiator, exposed timbers and doors to:

Bedroom Approx 12'7 x 9'9 (3.84m x 2.97m) (note measurement incorporates en-suite)

Window to rear elevation, exposed timbers, radiator, exposed brickwork and chimney breast. Door to:

En-Suite Cloakroom White suite comprising low-level flushing w.c, pedestal hand wash basin, extractor and exposed timbers.

Bedroom Approx 17'7 x 10'7 (5.36m x 3.23m) Window to front elevation, glazed former mullion window, exposed timbers including amazing curved wall timber, two radiators and door out to:



Second Landing/Bedroom Approx 13´ max x 12´6 max (3.96m max x 3.81m max) 13' max x 12'6 (note irregular shaped)
This is a versatile room with a folding door to help create an additional temporary bedroom space as required, exposed timbers, radiator, stairs back down to entrance hall and door to:

Family Bathroom White suite comprising panelled bath, shower over, slatted shelving, pedestal hand wash basin, low level flushing w.c, radiator, frosted window to side elevation, part-tiled walls and radiator.

Outside The property stands centrally in its mature plot which backs onto fields. A gravelled driveway sweeps round to the front providing parking. The grounds are mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders, brick patio, various mature trees, including fruits trees, walnut tree and silver birch and two sheds. The gardens are largely enclosed by a moated ditch, bordering onto fields and feeding into the natural pond on the south eastern boundary.

Disclaimer Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property for whom they act, give notice that (I) these particulars are a general outline only for the guidance of prospective purchasers or tenants, and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract (II) Town & Village Properties cannot guarantee the accuracy of any description, dimensions, references to conditions, necessary permissions for use and occupancy and other details contained herein and prospective purchasers or tenants must not rely on them as statements of fact or representations and must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy, (III) No employee of Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty or enter into any contract whatever in relation to the property, (IV) Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) will not be liable in negligence or otherwise, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars and Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor, (V) Photographs will only show certain parts of the property and assumptions should not be made in respect of those parts of the property that have not been photographed. (Items or contents shown in the photographs are not included as part of the sale unless specified otherwise. It should not be assumed the property will remain as shown in the photograph. Photographs are taken using a wide-angle lens.
  • Grade II Listed period family home
  • Well-presented throughout
  • Fine period features including wide boarded flooring & mullion window
  • Magnificent inglenook to the dining room
  • Exposed timbers
  • Oil central heating
  • En-suite to master bedroom
  • Ample parking
  • Generous mature gardens
  • Approximately 4 miles to Stowmarket rail station
Floorplan for Forward Green, Suffolk
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