Smallwood Green, Bradfield St. George, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP30

Guide Price £925,000

An enchanting Grade II Listed farmhouse with a beautiful interior in an idyllic setting surrounded by undulating countryside. The gardens & grounds of about 1.7 acres are truly exceptional, also incorporating 2 traditional barns.

  • Freehold
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 3 Baths
  • House
  • Detached
  • Land
  • Outbuildings
  • 3,055 Approx Sq ft


The Property

Smallwood Farm House is an enchanting Grade II listed property filled with character and charm. The property was part of a working farm for over 500 years and has been sympathetically restored, retaining many original features, such as two large inglenook fireplaces (one of which has the original salt cupboard), mullion windows with the notches from the original shutters and C18th metal window latches.

Smallwood Farm House opens onto a light and airy reception hall, which features a large brick inglenook fireplace fitted with pamment hearth and bressumer beam and original re-laid herringbone brick floor. The reception hall provides

access to the main reception rooms including the double aspect drawing room, partially divided by open studwork, with exposed timbers, mullion windows and a substantial C18th corner fireplace with herringbone brick hearth. This provides a

fantastic and character filled space for entertaining. The formal dining room also features an open inglenook fireplace and has exposed beams and wide oak floorboards. From here, a

staircase leads up to a dramatic vaulted bedroom, a bathroom with exposed chimney breast and beams, and a single bedroom. This area originally provided the ‘Cheese Loft’.

From the dining room the utility room, cloakroom and the kitchen/breakfast room can be accessed. The kitchen has triple aspect views across the gardens, painted beams and studwork. The ground floor is completed by a study with built in desk, work surface and a fantastic outlook over the garden and stream.

The principal first floor of Smallwood Farm House

comprises a large master bedroom with walk in wardrobe, ensuite bathroom and fantastic views across the pond and surrounding countryside. A library landing, further bedroom and family bathroom complete the first floor. Stairs lead

up to the second floor with two further delightful vaulted bedrooms, one of which is currently used as an office.


The exquisite gardens of Smallwood Farm House have been carefully created and maintained with a variety of plants, wild grasses and trees. Key features of the garden include a small stream which runs along the side of the house, a formal

herb garden, a mini orchard with crab apple, quince and mulberry trees, two natural ponds, a large vegetable garden with raised beds and an extensive ancient meadow.

Smallwood Farm House and its gardens have been featured widely in national magazines including Country Living, Homes & Gardens and The English Garden and BBC2’s Great British Garden Revival as well as the best-selling Dream Gardens of England.

Two Suffolk Barns provide plenty of versatile space and have been stabilised by the current owners. One of the barns provides ample storage space and retains the original threshing floor and the other has the potential to be converted into an annexe (planning permission was previously granted although it has now lapsed).

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