A fine Grade II Listed village house of great character and style with a wonderful, well-designed garden and extensive garaging
A substantial 14th century Suffolk Hall House
5 / 6 bedrooms, 5 reception rooms
Well-presented throughout with numerous period features
Wonderful, well-designed gardens overlooking the Brett Valley
Extensive parking areas with triple garage and workshop
In all, 0.26 acres
Having been painstakingly restored to a sympathetic and tasteful standard in 2006, Hardy House comprises two registered dwellings which have been merged to its original form as a Suffolk Hall House. Internally the house offers an unorthodox layout, yet it is both practical and pleasing, with emphasis to the principal rear reception rooms and bedrooms overlooking the fabulous gardens and Brett Valley beyond. Original features are evident, notably a 14th century arch adjoining the dining room and sitting room which gives a free-flowing layout. Two staircases lead to individual landings and as such the bedrooms are located on separate ‘wings’.
The south west facing gardens are a particular feature which are thoughtfully designed and beautifully presented which gently descend towards the Brett Valley, revealing delightful rural views towards Layham. Although extensive, the gardens are generally of low maintenance. Vehicular access is via Tinkers Lane providing parking for numerous cars which in turn gives access to a larger parking area. Beyond the carport and pergola is the detached triple garage and rear workshop with roof terrace which utilises the outside space to great effect, whilst also screening 8 solar panels. In all, the property covers some 0.26 of an acre.