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A beautiful country home, with extraordinary interiors.
Long House is a 16th and 17th century Grade 2 listed, semi moated Suffolk long house, with a charming 19th century wing. It’s a very beautiful building with lots of attractive original features including a panelled drawing room (19th century), oak beams throughout and all surrounded by a semi moat and natural ponds and meadows. The approach to the house is an impressive mature treelined drive – lime trees on the inside and chestnuts on the outside – a renowned feature of the area. The house and outbuildings are set in 40 acres of ancient meadows and paddocks that are carefully managed as a private conservation park. This includes large wild ponds and wild flower meadows teaming with wildlife. There are a number of attractive outbuildings including oak framed barns and a Georgina Carriage house used for machinery.
The house itself has been lovingly restored and was featured in the February 2018 edition of Homes and Gardens magazine. It’s 8,200 sqft, entered through a substantial beamed entrance hall with large open fire. Most of the rooms have pale beams and textured lime washed walls giving the interior a paired-back traditional finish, except for the rich colours of the panelled drawing. The kitchen has the original Suffolk pantile floor with an Aga and it opens out to a formally designed flower garden outside with York stone dining terrace and kitchen garden and orchard beyond. There are 7 bedrooms on the first floor and second floors, all simply furnished and a large unrestored attic.
It will take approx 3 hours to drive from central London to this property, and there is parking for around 12 cars on site.
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