An exceptional Grade II* listed property with stunning period features, a beautiful garden of about 0.25 acres, garaging & good parking within walking distance of excellent amenities in the picturesque & sought after Suffolk town of Hadleigh. Also good for commuting.
94 Benton Street forms one half of a significant Grade II* listed property of exceptional historic importance. The present house, which was divided into 2 properties in the early 1800s, evolved in three phases with the earliest left hand wing - Number 94 - dating back to the early 1400s. Of a magnificent timber frame construction under a clay peg tiled roof, the property has elaborately detailed facades including pargetting, an oriel window with leaded glazing, intricately carved eaves, a jettied west facing elevation, high ceilings, fine exposed timbers and superb fireplaces one of which displays a wall painting.
There are 2 impressive reception rooms which flow through to the kitchen/dining room which overlooks the garden. There is also a small entrance hall, cloakroom and boot room on the ground floor. On the first floor the landing gives access to 4 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one of which is ensuite. There is also stair access to an attic with onward potential (stp) should one require further accommodation.
The partly walled garden enjoys a south westerly aspect and forms an important feature. Amounting to about 0.25 acre, there is vehicular access to the rear (via Raven Way) onto a parking area and single garage. There is also a small parking area accessed via Benton Street at the front. From here a brick path bordered by a small and shallow stream and box hedging leads to the principal garden and terraces. The main terrace gives wat to a lawned area, with rose adorned pergola well stocked flower beds and trees including ornamental cherry, plum and acacia. There is an abundance of typical English country cottage plants and charming tucked away areas of interest including a circular seating area and a small pond.