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Could this be your dream home? Historic country house near Halesworth on the market for £2.5million

PUBLISHED: 16:01 26 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:34 27 August 2017

Wissett Hall near Halesworth.    Photos: Chris Rawlings

Wissett Hall near Halesworth. Photos: Chris Rawlings

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This beautiful country hall in north Suffolk, set in gardens and parkland with a lake and a swimming pool, could be yours for £2.5million.

Wissett Hall near Halesworth.    Photos: Chris Rawlings Wissett Hall near Halesworth. Photos: Chris Rawlings

The current Wissett Hall is Grade II listed, and is believed to date from the 17th Century.

It is built of red brick and is superbly positioned in a secluded and elevated setting, at the end of a long tree-lined drive, with commanding views over the established parkland grounds.

The mature grounds extend to 22 acres and are themselves surrounded by rolling countryside.

Wissett Hall near Halesworth.    Photos: Chris Rawlings Wissett Hall near Halesworth. Photos: Chris Rawlings

The house features impressive Jacobean style brick chimneys and an interesting, circular bell tower on the northern wall.

Inside the accommodation is impressive with large, light filled rooms with lots of original features including extensive oak panelling, exposed beams and panelled doors.

The spacious accommodation includes four reception rooms, seven principal bedrooms, three secondary bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Wissett Hall near Halesworth.    Photos: Chris Rawlings Wissett Hall near Halesworth. Photos: Chris Rawlings

There are the four reception rooms plus a study, a kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room, cellars and a cloakroom.

Wissett Hall is approached by two, long gravel driveways, the main one set in a red brick wall, and with wrought iron gates.

The main drive leads to an avenue of mature trees and on to a wide parking sweep leading to the main entrance.

Wissett Hall near Halesworth.    Photos: Chris Rawlings Wissett Hall near Halesworth. Photos: Chris Rawlings

There is a delightful bluebell meadow to one side of the front parking area.

To the south a fishpond is surrounded by York stone terracing and a low brick wall with steps leading onto a croquet lawn.

The grounds have been immaculately kept and are mainly laid to grass with a number of impressive mature trees intermingled with numerous soft and hardwoods.

Wisett Hall near Halesworth Wisett Hall near Halesworth

To the rear of the house is a further gravelled parking area with an archway leading through the red brick coach house, used for storage and workshop use, and a number of large farm buildings in good condition.

At the north eastern corner of the house there is a crinkle crankle walled garden, with garden lighting, clipped hedge and well stocked beds, around a heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

There is also a large greenhouse with a vine and vegetable garden.

Wissett Hall near Halesworth.    Photos: Chris Rawlings Wissett Hall near Halesworth. Photos: Chris Rawlings

There are other various parts of the garden of interest including a formal box garden, a delightful rose garden and a lake, of approximately one acre, stocked with a wide variety of fish.

On the far eastern side is a field, divided from the garden by fir trees, and also planted with specimen trees.

Wissett Hall is for sale with Savills. It has a guide price of £2.5m.

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