An outstanding Grade II listed family house standing in beautiful grounds of about 2 acres in a peaceful country setting between the lovely villages of Lindsey and Kersey. The property is well located for commuting, good schools and popular country pubs.
Chapel House lies in an area of unspoilt countryside about 1 mile from the acclaimed village of Kersey. The property is a charming blend of timber frame and Victorian architecture with many original features throughout.
The beautifully presented accommodation amounts to about 2773 sq ft and has a family-friendly layout which is also perfect for entertaining. The drawing room has a massive inglenook fireplace with an inset woodburning stove whilst the dining room and sitting room both have open fireplaces and attractive stripped wood floors. The kitchen/breakfast room is a particular feature with a 5-oven electric Aga, extensive oak worksurfaces, a marble topped island unit and an attractive ‘Mandarin Stone’ floor. On the first floor there is a master bedroom suite with a bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, four further bedrooms and a family shower room.
Chapel House is situated midway between Lindsey and Kersey. Lindsey has the popular Red Rose pub/restaurant, whilst the award winning village of Kersey is about 1 miles and is considered by many to be one of the prettiest villages in Suffolk, consisting of predominantly period properties, with a ford (‘The Splash’) running through the middle and the splendid St Mary’s Church positioned at the top of Church Hill. Village amenities include a well regarded primary school, popular pub and an active village hall. Nearby Hadleigh offers a wide range of everyday amenities, and for the commuter there are mainline stations for London’s Liverpool Street from Manningtree and Colchester with fastest trains taking 46 minutes to The City.
Chapel House is set back from a quiet lane and approached through a pair of wooden gates which open onto a wide gravelled parking area. A south facing terrace adjoins the rear of the property with an illuminated well and bounded in part by an Arbor adorned with a productive grapevine, clematis and roses. The formal gardens lie beyond with a magnificent oak, wide lawns, numerous specimen trees and shrubs, a newly created vegetable garden and a pond. To the east is a block of two stables and a small paddock
Situated within the grounds, and close to the house, is the Grade I listed St James Chapel, which dates back to the 13th Century. This remarkable small Chapel is on a permanent lease to English Heritage and maintained by them. It forms a rare and truly delightful neighbouring feature to Chapel House.