Old Hall Lane, Bentley, Ipswich, IP9


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
DIRECTIONS Leaving Ipswich on the A12 Colchester bound, take the first exit before Capel St Mary, turning left into Old Hall Lane. Continue for approximately 1 Mile, keep an eye out to your left for a long drive between fields, the sign Bentley Old Hall is at the end of this drive. Turn left up the drive and continue for approx. ¾ of a mile where the house can be found on the right.

INFORMATION This Grade II* Listed home dated from the C13th with the original timber frame and original period clearly evident. Sympathetically extended in 2004 with the addition of a modern kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom and utility. Heating is via an oil fired boiler with radiators throughout and electric underfloor heating in the kitchen/breakfast room. Externally the rendered elevations are cream painted under a tiled roof. The early Victorian detached cottage is situated to the side of the main house, with independent oil fired heating system and private cottage gardens, ideal as a holiday let or for additional family accommodation.

BENTLEY is a small village situated some 4 miles from Ipswich with easy access via the A12 to the A14 and M25. Manningtree railway station offers a regular fast service to London Liverpool Street. The village provides a small primary school and falls in the catchment for East Bergholt High School. A full range of private schools are provided locally with Grammar Schools in Colchester. Sixth form colleges are found in both Colchester and Ipswich.

Bentley enjoys its village owned and run Public House with a community shop planned for later this year.

SERVICES Electricity is connected to the property, private bore hole water system and private drainage. No gas is available in the area.

Babergh District Council 01473 822801 Council Tax Band G main house

Band A for the cottage. EPC (not applicable to Listed Buildings)

Please note: As vendor's agents, we are unable to give any guarantee as to the condition of any appliance included (where mentioned) in the property. The photographs are provided to show the internal and external appearance of the building and in no way should a buyer assume that any contents are to be included either inside or out.


ON THE FIRST FLOOR with approximate room sizes

BEDROOM ONE 17'3 x 15'1 Windows to side and rear with far reaching farmland views, exposed timbers, twin built in wardrobes, fitted window seating, door to bathroom.

BEDROOM TWO 13'11 x 10'5 Casement window to rear overlooking the rear garden and farmland beyond, exposed timbers, alcove seating.

BEDROOM THREE 14'10 x 9'3 Casement window to front and rear with farmland views, exposed and painted timbers.

BATHROOM 9'11 x 6'6 Window to rear, suite includes panel bath, WC, and wash basin. Shelved airing cupboard, Jack and Jill doors to master bedroom and landing

STAIRCASE LANDING 13'3 x 9'10 Mullion window to front and further window to side, exposed red brick chimney stack, triple built in wardrobe and storage, stairs to ground floor with window to front, door to SECONDARY LANDING 24'6 x 4'10 Mullion and casement windows to front, doors off, exposed timbers.

GROUND FLOOR with approximate room sizes

ENTRANCE via original door to:

HALL 13'9 x 6'4 Window to front on stairwell, exposed timbers, doors off

SITTING ROOM 17'6 x 15'1 Window to rear over the garden and French doors to the side garden. Wide red brick inglenook fireplace with inset log burning stove, numerous original wall and ceiling timbers. Internal door to study.

STUDY 11'0 x 10'6 max An L shaped room with mullion window to front and window to side, exposed timbers.

SHOWER ROOM 8'10 x 5'1 Mullion window to rear, modern suite includes WC, wash basin and glazed shower cubicle, ladder style heated towel rail, exposed timbers, extractor fan.

DINING HALL 24'3 x 15'2 the original central hall now creating a stunning dining room, windows to front and rear, wide red brick inglenook fireplace with inset log burning stove, oak flooring, numerous exposed timbers. Door to:

SIDE HALL 17'1 x 7'1 average. Part of the new extension, door with glazed side screens to the drive, window to rear, tiled flooring, double cloaks cupboard, doors off.

CLOAKROOM 6'2 x 4'0 Window to front, WC and wash basin, tiled floor.

UTILITY ROOM 12'1 x 7'1 Window to front, bespoke fitted base units, wood work top with inset butler sink, plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer, further full height larder style storage cupboard. Tiled floor. Oil fired boiler.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 19'6 x 11'9 A light and bright room with triple aspect windows overlooking the garden and French doors to the brick terrace. Bespoke range of oak fitted wall and base units of drawers and cupboards under a granite work surface, inset twin bowl stainless steel sink and drainer, island unit with drawers and cupboards under granite work surface, larder style full height storage cupboards, integrated fridge, integrated dish washer, space for range style cooker with extractor over, under floor heating.

THE COTTAGE Detached from the main house of rendered elevations under a tiled roof, heating is via an independent oil fired boiler.


BEDROOM ONE 14'9 x 10'1 Window to side, part vaulted ceiling, door to:

BEDROOM TWO 14'9 x 7'3 Window to front, part vaulted ceiling.

BATHROOM 9'7 x 7'10 Window to rear, suite includes wash basin, WC and panel bath, shelved linen cupboard.

LANDING 9'6 x 6'5 Window to rear, doors off and stair to ground floor.


ENTRANCE via oak door to enclosed porch with windows to side, tiled floor, further door to:

RECEPTION ROOM ONE 16'4 x 14'9 Windows to front and side, former red brick fireplace, white brick floor, doors off.

RECEPTION ROOM TWO 14'3 x 12'8 Triple aspect windows overlooking open farmland, red brick hearth with log burning stove.

KITCHEN 14'3 x 10'5 Window to rear and door to side terrace and private garden. Fitted wall and base units of drawers and cupboards, inset stainless steel sink and drainer, space for electric cooker, plumbing for washing machine, oil fired boiler.


Situated in an idyllic rural location the property is approached via a gravel drive of approximately 3/4 mile long. With far reaching views over open farmland and woodland, the gardens surround the house and cottage with defined fenced and hedge boundaries, lawns with mature trees and further orchard area including apple, cherry and plum. Shrub beds and flower borders, formal paved seating areas, pergola and wildlife pond. Sweeping gravel drive allows ample parking.

The cottage enjoys its own private garden and paved seating area.

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