A Grade II* listed historic property near Long Melford, said to have been described by renowned painter Sir Alfred Munnings as the best farmhouse in Suffolk, is up for sale at a guide price of £1.6 million. 

Bridge Street Farm House is an original Wealden hall house – a medieval timber-framed property, with a parlour, a great hall that was ceiled in around the year 1500, and a former buttery and pantry with a solar chamber above. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The great hall The great hall (Image: Carter Jonas)

A dairy was added to the service end of the property in the 17th century. 

The five-bedroom property has been extended and remodelled significantly over the years, and today Bridge Street Farm House offers substantial and versatile accommodation with some original features. 

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Following an extensive programme of renovations, using sympathetic materials and hemp insulation beneath lath and lime mortar finish, some details such as the position and installation of the kitchen have been left to the new owner. 

Outside the property, there are gates for vehicle and pedestrian access leading to a driveway. 

The house is set in approximately three acres of mature grounds, which include specimen trees, a picturesque brick-lined pond and a former tennis court. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The brick-lined pondThe brick-lined pond (Image: Carter Jonas)

Bridge Street Farm House is situated in the hamlet of Bridge Street, which is about two miles from Long Melford and three miles from Lavenham, both pretty villages that offer a number of independent shops, cafes and historic pubs. 

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Further amenities are available in Bury St Edmunds, with its Cathedral and Abbey Gardens, about 13 miles away.

East Anglian Daily Times: The property is set in about three acres of landThe property is set in about three acres of land (Image: Carter Jonas)

The property offers lots of potential, as alongside the main house there are three self-contained units that could provide a healthy income as a B&B or independent holiday accommodation.

For further details, contact Carter Jonas. 

Bridge Street Farm House, Long Melford 
Guide price: £1.6 million 
Carter Jonas, 01787 322223