Sold STC 4 Bed House - detached 

Mellis Road, Thrandeston Guide price £625,000

Property Features

Mellis Road, Thrandeston, IP21 4BU
Reception Rooms:2

Contact Agent

5 Castle Street
IP23 7AN
Tel: 01379 871 563

About the Property

Situated on a little used country lane leading from Thrandeston Great Green towards Mellis, lies this exquisite fine timbered building, The Manor House, Listed Grade II* sits within an overall plot of approximately 1.38 Acres (0.56 Hectares) and is on the ‘Open Market’ for the first time in four decades. Guide Price £625,000 Subject to Contract.

  • Grade II* Listed
  • Approximately 1.38Ac (0.56Ha)
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Aga Kitchen
  • Outbuildings incl. Pony Boxes

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Property Details


Thrandeston is a picturesque English village with a green, duck pond, historic houses and Parish Church all set within a quiet network of country lanes worthy of being classed as being 'off the beaten track'. The traditional village is however only minutes from Eye and Diss along with the main A143 and A140 trunk roads leading through the region. A former Victorian village school now serves as the Village Hall with wider facilities being found at the neighbouring villages of Mellis, Palgrave and Wortham namely, pubs, primary schools and sports facilities. Both Eye and Diss provide an extensive range of shops and services including a mainline rail station at Diss with hourly services to London Liverpool Street Station in a journey time of around 90 minutes.


The Manor House has been in the present family since the early 1980's. Grounds extend to approximately 1.38 Acres (0.56 Hectares) where under the previous ownership Show Ponies were produced and a line of Pony Boxes remain. The main house, Listed Grade II* offers comfortable well planned living space across three floors and contains an outstanding and superior range of architectural details especially carved and embellished timbers within the framework: qualities very rarely seen in the general housing market and a house of this size. The exterior is notable for its jetted front elevation also apparent internally following the addition of an extension across the rear. The interior is also notable for not only well proportioned square footage but also volume given the tall ceiling heights of nearly 8'. The ground floor is laid out to provide two reception rooms within the original timber frame with beyond, within a later addition, a sizeable Aga kitchen plus hallway, laundry room and shower room. An outer porch to the rear serves as a useful buffer between the outside and interior especially when one considers the outdoor nature of this property and the inevitable muddy boots and coats. To the first floor, three bedrooms, all timbered, make use of a further shower room while the attic floor above, has a further bedroom and bathroom. Oil fired heating is installed with radiators throughout. Outside, a driveway leads off Mellis Road providing access to Manor House along with neighbouring Grove House (shaded Green on the accompanying plan).

Sitting Room

16'11 x 16' (5.16m x 4.88m)
A fine timbered room within the original frame and showing fabulously carved binding beams with crossed roll and ovolo mouldings along with high quality acanthus carved faces, each beam differing in detail and believed to be Renaissance in style. To one side an inglenook fireplace contains a solid fuel burning stove set on a brick hearth. Windows to both the front and side elevations provide good natural light to the room with ceiling height of approximately 7'11. Two double radiators each with thermostatic radiator valves. Five wall light points. Oak outer front door with glazed pane above. An open section provides access to the Dining Room and staircase plus a latch door leads to the Hallway and rear accommodation.

Dining Room

15'10 x 14' (4.83m x 4.27m)
A further well timbered room with windows to both the front and side elevations. A chimneybreast has open fireplace and brick hearth. Double radiator with thermostatic radiator valve. Stairs set to one side, rise to the first floor and feature a cupboard set beneath. Two wall light points.


Leading from the rear and arguably the main everyday entrance given the driveway layout. Either side sits the Kitchen adjacent to the Laundry Room and Shower Room. Double radiator with thermostatic radiator valve. Central heating thermostat.


16'5 x 12' (5.00m x 3.66m)
Featuring the carved wall plate and first floor joists of the original jetted rear elevation. Windows within two elevations provide good natural light along with an outlook to both the driveway entrance and rear area. Currently fitted with units around three walls providing cupboard and drawer storage options along with a electric Aga. Stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap. Wall cupboards. Plumbing for dishwasher. Four wall light points. Double radiator with thermostatic radiator valve.

Laundry Room

9'8 x 4'10 (2.95m x 1.47m)
Fitted with worktop over shelved space and plumbing for washing machine. A Grant oil fired boiler supplies domestic hot water and radiators. Shelving and coat rack. Window to the rear porch.

Shower Room

A generous ground floor facility currently with oversize shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and low level wc. Single radiator with thermostatic radiator valve. Window to the side elevation. Shaver point.

Rear Porch

12'1 x 5'10 (3.68m x 1.78m)
Glazed double doors lead outside and serve as the 'everyday' entrance as cars are conveniently lead easily to the rear and a circular turn to face back to the entrance. Tiled floor.

First Floor Landing

Approached via a straight staircase, turning at first floor level to a spacious timbered landing with windows at side and rear. An attic staircase rises to the upper floor. Double radiator with thermostatic radiator valve. The landing provides access to all rooms within this floor.

Bedroom 1

19'11 x 8'7 (6.07m x 2.62m)
A well timbered room with two gable windows along with further windows front and rear. Two single radiators each with thermostatic radiator valves. Fitted wardrobe cupboard.

Bedroom 2

13'10 x 11' (4.22m x 3.35m)
A further timbered room complete with braces along with two windows to the front elevation plus a further window to the side. Exposed red brick provides further character from a chimneybreast. Fitted wardrobe cupboard. Two single radiators each with thermostatic radiator valves.

Bedroom 3

11'11 x 8' (3.63m x 2.44m)
Showing further timbering and bracing along with a window to the front elevation. Single radiator with thermostatic radiator valve. Fitted Dressing Table with twin chest of drawers.

Shower Room

Fitted with a suite comprising wash basin, low level wc along with shower. Exposed timbers including a mullion window to the rear. Single radiator with thermostatic radiator valve.

Attic Landing

Approached via an attic turning staircase and rising to an initial landing area complete with built-in wardrobes.

Attic Bedroom

21'4 x 10'4 across middle at chest height (6.50m x 3.15m across middle at chest height)
Set within the shape of the roof and with collars at a good height providing headroom. Twin dormers provide an outlook to the rear along with two gable windows to the far end. Single radiator with thermostatic radiator valve. Four wall light points.

Gardens & Grounds

Established gardens lie around the house with the winding driveway extending across the rear and turning around an island bed. As one moves to the rear a number of outbuildings will be found including a block built and corrugated Cart Lodge & Store combining 12'1 x 9'2 and 13'6 x 12'1 along with two lean-to Stores behind a line of 9 Pony Boxes on a concrete 'yard' each approximately 10'6 x 8' with pony height headroom and overhang; and a Summer House.

The driveway leads in off Mellis Road and provides access to not only Manor House but also neighbouring Grove House shaded Green on the accompanying plan. The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 1.38 Acres (0.56 Hectares) edged Red on the accompanying plan and other than gardens immediately surrounding the house, are overgrown with limited access. Visitors are advised to take particular care. Neighbouring land to the south, originally within this Title and within the thick black outline is currently in the process of being sold.


The vendor has confirmed that the property benefits from mains water, electricity and private drainage.

Important Notice

These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and should not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. Harrison Edge has no authority to make or give in writing or verbally any representations or warranties in relation to the property. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. No assumptions should be made that the property has all the necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Harrison Edge have not carried out a survey, nor tested the services, appliances or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. In the interest of Health & Safety, please ensure that you take due care when inspecting any property. See also notes on Viewing below relative to Covid-19.

Wayleaves & Easements

The property is sold subject to and with all the benefit of all wayleaves, covenants, easements and rights of way whether or not disclosed in these particulars.

Postal Address

Manor House, Mellis Road, Thrandeston, Diss, IP21 4BU

Local Authority

Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX. Telephone:+44 (0) 300 123 4000

Council Tax

The property has been placed in Tax Band F.

Tenure & Possession

The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Fixtures & Fittings

All items normally designated as tenants fixtures & fittings are specifically excluded from the sale unless mentioned in these particulars.


Strictly by prior telephone appointment with the vendors' agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0)1379 871 563


From the A140 Brome Roundabout, to the north side turn into Thrandeston lane. Take the first left directly to Thrandeston. Passing the Parish Church carry onto the Green turning left into Mellis Road. The Manor House is approximately 200 yards along on the right.


Simon Harrison
T: +44 (0)1379 871563
M: 07542 965660


From the A140 Brome Roundabout, to the north side turn into Thrandeston lane. Take the first left directly to Thrandeston. Passing the Parish Church carry onto the Green turning left into Mellis Road. The Manor House is approximately 200 yards along on the right.


By prior appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0) 1379 871563

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