Great Finborough, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14

Guide Price £649,000 | Sold

A fantastic modern family home of character, style and substance with grounds extending to around 1.2 acres, well set off a quiet lane on the outskirts of this popular village, with countryside views.

  • Freehold
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 3 Baths
  • House
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • Land
  • Patio
  • Outbuildings


The Property

Croft House is a superb modern home built to a high standard some 16 years ago for the current owners, being mainly rendered and brick elevations under a clay tiled roof. The property was further enhanced by the wonderful large, green oak framed, garden room to the rear of the house that was added around 10 years ago and gives great views across the garden, paddock and valley beyond. There is a good mixture of styles with a traditional Suffolk farmhouse frontage with

timber framed double glazed casement windows and a more contemporary feel to the rear with glazed gable, Juliet balcony and slate tiled garden room. The interior mirrors this balance with character features such as the exposed timber

frame in the master bedroom and the ledge and brace doors with Suffolk latches, contrasting well with the sleek Indian limestone flooring, modern granite topped fitted kitchen and the contemporary designer fireplace in the sitting room. There is underfloor heating to the sitting room as well as to the master bedroom and its ensuite wet room. Of particular benefit to some may be the ability, due to the arrangement of

the accommodation and the second self-contained kitchen/utility room, to split the house should multi generation accommodation be required. Alternatively the first floor accommodation has been designed to allow access between the 2 halves with minimal disruption. As it currently stands the property works superbly as a large family home.

The Location

Croft House stands in a sought after position in the village, being set peacefully off Valley Lane which is a quiet country lane off the main road through the village. Great Finborough is an attractive village, just outside Stowmarket, in rural mid-Suffolk. The village spreads about a mile along the

B1115 towards Bildeston and Hadleigh. The village has a nursery, primary school, village hall, parish church and a pub. Finborough private school is also a short walk from the property and accommodates ages 2 – 18. The railway service

at Stowmarket allows easy access to Norwich, Ipswich and London on the main east coast line whilst all the main local towns are within easy distance.


The gravelled drive to the front of Croft House is owned by Stable Lodge and the property benefits from a right of way and designated parking on the shared gravelled area. There is gated access to either side of the house to the rear garden and a separate 5 bar gate gives access to the main drive at the rear, which leads to the garage carport and outbuildings.

A large south facing terrace with flower beds and borders lead out from the rear of the property which is superb for entertaining throughout the year. Steps lead down to the garden which is mainly laid to lawn. The outbuildings next to

the cartlodge garage consist of a stable (approx. 12’ x 12’) a tack room and workshop/pony box. A path leads from the stable down the garden to a 5-bar gate that gives access to the paddock at the rear. The paddock extends to around 1 acre (sts) and is post and rail fence enclosed, with a 5-bar

gate to the lane and a field shelter. A lightly used public path crosses the land between the garden and the paddock.

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