Manor Farm is a very attractive historic property in the hamlet of Norton Little Green in Suffolk. The house has architectural fragments which date back to the Medieval period – evidence of an oriel window and transoms in one of the first floor bedrooms suggests ladies would have gathered there to watch the hunt below.
Records show that following this the building was registered as a manor house as it was extended; today the property presents timber-framed and plastered elevations with crow-stepped gables. Inside are exposed mouled timbers, lintelled open fireplaces and original ships timbers. All works to update the property in line with contemporary living have been carried out in accordance with English Heritage.
Accommodation comprises: Entrance hall, dining hall, sitting room, snug, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, cellar, four first-floor bedrooms and a family bathroom, two second floor bedrooms, plus a bathroom and study area.
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Outside a walled garden lies to the east while a large natural pond in front of the cartlodge, stocked with carp and surrounded by weeping willows. There is also a kitchen garden, a wildflower garden and a paddock, in addition to the landscaped formal lawned gardens. Immediately to the rear of what was once the dairy (now providing a useful changing area) is the swimming pool.
Manor Farm occupies an imposing position in the hamlet of Norton Little Green just a mile east of Norton village, which has a useful village shop and a popular pub. Bury St Edmonds is 12 miles away for further amenities.
The guide price is £1,175,000. For further information please contact Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01284 700 535 or visit www.jackson-stops.co.uk.
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