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Old Bloxhall House, Hitcham

Hitcham Near Bildeston, Suffolk (Ref. 1117082)


Best of Suffolk rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Fiona

    “We had a wonderful peaceful week staying in this lovely house,the amount of birds and wildlife that visited the garden was an added bonus.”

    Particularly watching the bar owl who lives next door. Super comfy beds and amazingly well equipped!

    Particularly watching the bar owl who lives next door. Super comfy beds and amazingly well equipped!

    - Fiona, May 2023


  • Six bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size zip-link (can be set up as a twin on request), 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Drawing room
  • Oil heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, toaster
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • Rear garden laid to lawn, patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: Part of the garden has a moat surrounding it, the moat is open so please do supervise children
  • Note: This property has limited head height and steep steps in some areas
  • Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers
  • Note: If you wish the king-size to be set up as a twin please let us know
  • Note: There is external CCTV cameras facing away from the property covering the driveway, this is not continuously monitored and and is there for security and insurance purposes

The property

Old Bloxhall House is a truly beautiful, newly renovated Grade II listed family farmhouse, positioned with ample land. This charming property holds an abundance of character and stunning original period features, including an inglenook fireplace, exposed brickwork and original beams. The property is arranged across three floors, the family area fills the ground floor, with three large reception rooms, large kitchen/dining room, utility room, cloak room and boot room. On the first floor are four bedrooms, two with en-suites and first floor family bathroom. On the second floor are two further bedrooms and another family bathroom. Old Bloxhall House sits centrally within the grounds and is approached through double gates into a large gravelled drive and parking area. The well-manicured gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with mature borders, ancient former moat, large pond and established fruit and deciduous trees. Ground Floor Entering into the property into the spacious entrance hall. On the ground floor are three large reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, utility room, cloak room and boot room. Carpet flooring runs throughout the ground floor, with the exception of the kitchen/diner and cloakroom. Kitchen/Dining Room Located at the far end of the property. This spacious room is very much the heart of the home, and a space for people to enjoy special celebrations. The beautiful kitchen is bespoke and features gorgeous granite countertops and oak flooring. This room has everything you need to cook up a storm, with a rangemaster, four ring gas hob with extractor fan above, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is also an american-style fridge-freezer and washing machine located in the utility room. The dining area, with beautiful exposed wall, and views out across the grounds boasts a large hand carved oak dining table which comfortably seats 12 (please note the kitchen table is different to those in the images). This is a wonderful space for family and friends to enjoy quality meals together. There is also an original church pew which has been recently purchased from Castle Hedingham Church. Utility Room A stable door leads through from the kitchen. This space is ideal to access when coming in from a long countryside walks, with space for muddy boots and coats. This room offers additional worktop space and storage, along with another beautiful Belfast sink, washing machine, American style fridge-freezer, iron/ironing board and a pully to dry your clothes. Cloakroom Featuring a WC, wash basin and mirror above. Sitting Room A truly magnificent room, with an abundance of period features including a wonderful mix of exposed brickwork and timbers. This room has been lovingly refurbished to create a warm and welcoming space for the whole family to enjoy. There are two luxurious three-seater sofa's and also two arm chairs, all positioned to make the most of the fantastic inglenook fireplace with oak beam, brick hearth and large inset wood-burning stove. Light fills the room from the dual-aspect windows to both the front and rear garden space. An inner hallway links to the kitchen, which features exposed timbers and stairs leading up to the first floor. Libary and Snug Area Located off the Sitting Room, with access to the inner hallway leading to both the kitchen and stairs up to the first floor. This is a wonderful additional seating area, perfect for sitting back with a good book and glass of wine. There is a sumptious two seater-sofa and and additional armchair offering comfortable seating. The owners have created two large window seats with an array of cushions, perfect for children to enjoy, or for the adults to sit back and relax whilst taking in the gorgeous views of the grounds. Drawing Room Located at the front of the property, from the entrance hall, this spacious room offers a separate space for the family to relax in. Like the other reception room, the drawing room offers gorgeous exposed timbers and inglenook feature fireplace (please note this is not in use). There is a three seater, two seater sofa and additional arm chair to enjoy, with a large vibrant ottoman. First Floor There are two carpeted staircases leading up to the first floor. The first staircase is located off the entrance hall, please note this is an original staircase and therefore is very steep and narrow, with no hand rail. The second staircase is located from the inner hallway leading to the kitchen. This is a standard stair case and is the preferred one to use. Bedroom 1 A light and spacious room, with dual aspect views of the grounds. This grand space again with exposed timbers features a super-king bed with bedside tables and stylish lamps. There is ample storage provided, with a double chest of drawers and ottoman box. Bedroom 1 En-suite Shower Room With part vaulted ceiling and wooden flooring, this gorgeous en-suite has everything you need, with a large walk in shower with glass surround, two wash basins with large mirror above, WC and a beautiful freestanding bath with hand shower attachment. Bedroom 2 This fun and exciting room with bold emerald crushed velvet head board offering space for both adults and children to enjoy. The bed can be set up as either a King size as standard or a Twin on request (2'6 beds) with a bedside table and tiger lamp either side. There is a luxurious two seater sofa with pendant lighting above, offering an additional space to relax. There is ample storage in this room with two built in cupboards. Bedroom 3 This calm and tranquil room with double windows is such a light and spacious space to relax at the end of the day. There is a king size bed with bedside table and lamps, built in storage cupboard and two comfortable armchairs and small table. First Floor Family Bathroom Featuring a corner shower, WC, wash basin and roll top bath. Bedroom 4 With carpeted floor and views out across the garden, this room features a king size bed with bedside tables and stylish lamps, along with a chair and footstall. Bedroom 4 En-suite Shower Room Featuring a walk in shower, wash basin with mirror above and WC. Second Floor Steep and narrow stairs, with limited head height in parts lead up to the second floor landing. Bedroom 5 This spacious wooden floor bedroom is a childs dream, with bespoke twin beds with storage. There is a built in cupboard for your belongings, along with a full height mirror, with a small hanging rail at the top. There is ample floor space for children to play. Second Floor Family Bathroom With absolutely stunning exposed period brickwork. This room has a beautiful freestanding bath, WC and wash basin with mirror above. Bedroom 6 A gorgeous space with wooden framed double bed with stylish bedside table and lamp. There is a beautiful dressing table with tri-fold mirror and stool. Outside Old Bloxhall House is accessed through double gates over a gravelled driveway and parking area. The grounds are predominantly laid to lawn with a pond to the east of the property. To the south boundary is an ancient historic moat that now attracts an abundance of wildlife. The garden is currently being landscaped, with building works taking place. There is ample parking space available for up to 6 cars in front of the double garage. Please note the moat and pond are not secured so children should be supervised when using the garden.




Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


Ipswich 13.1 miles; Bury St Edmunds 14.7 miles.

Within the county of Suffolk lies Bildeston, a small village holding lots of history, situated north of the Dedham Vale AONB and south-east of the larger town of Bury St Edmunds. This thriving village enjoys a whole host of amenities, including several pubs, one of which is a gastro-pub, The Crown, where you can delight in excellent food on holiday. Along with these watering holes, there is a village shop and Post Office, a village hall and a bike shop, so you aren't far away from all you need within this little corner of Suffolk. The surrounding area is made up of rolling hills, vast farmlands with a scattering of villages, so ensure you've packed some walking boots for your holiday so you can enjoy the landscape to the fullest. Around 40-minutes in the car brings you to the large town of Ipswich where you can find all of your favourite shopping places as well as a wide selection of restaurants, some on the waterfront overlooking the banks of the lovely River Orwell.

Note: Part of the garden has a moat surrounding it, the moat is open so please do supervise children.
Note: This property has limited head height and steep steps in some areas.
Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers.
Note: If you wish the king-size to be set up as a twin please let us know
Note: There is external CCTV cameras facing away from the property covering the driveway, this is not continuously monitored and and is there for security and insurance purposes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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