Abbey Farm House is a handsome Grade II Listed farmhouse, dating back to the 17th Century with later additions.

The property has been recently redecorated throughout and boasts a number of fine period features, including exposed ceiling and wall timbers, an Inglenook fireplace in the drawing room and an arched brick fireplace in the sitting room. The large kitchen/breakfast room is well equipped and operates as the heart of the house.

Accommodation in total comprises: entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining area, kitchen, master bedroom suite and three further bedrooms, plus the family bathroom.

Outside, the house has a large turning area to the front of the house with a three-bay car port with store sheds either side and an office above. Behind this are two former stables which have been refurbished with power and light connected and could be used as offices, subject to the necessary consents.

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The attractive gardens are a tremendous feature of the property and include a variety of mature trees and shrub borders. There is also an ornamental pond, and a small fish pond. An area of enchanting woodland has footpaths running through, as well as paddocks, one of which contains a field shelter.

Abbey Farm House is situated on the edge of the pretty village of Cockfield, which was awarded Suffolk Village of the Year for 2012. It benefits from a number of village greens, village store with post office, primary school, public houses and a restaurant. Stowmarket, 12 miles, has direct trains to London.

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