15th Century – Stackyard Green, Monks Eleigh, England

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Added to OHD on 4/16/16   -   Last OHD Update: 11/15/19   -   21 Comments

Stackyard Green, Monks Eleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk

  • £475,000 / $674,595
  • £475,000 / $674,595
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
At the end of a no through lane and set amongst fields of green, this delightful detached property, accessed via a small walkway over a stream, is sure to charm any potential purchasers. 'Manna Wood Farm' is believed to date back to the 15th Century. From the exposed timbers throughout and large open fireplaces, the property boasts a wealth of original features, lovingly maintained by the current owner. Well appointed accommodation is set over three floors with living room, open plan kitchen diner, double bedroom and cloakroom on the ground floor. The first floor has a large, versatile landing with family bathroom and double bedroom whilst the second floor comprises a further double bedroom. Externally there is off road parking and carport. 'Manna Wood Farm' sits in the grounds of half an acre of mature gardens.
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Abbotts, Hadleigh,
01473 870031


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21 Comments on 15th Century – Stackyard Green, Monks Eleigh, England

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  1. MIssB says: 30 comments

    Be still my heart.

  2. MonicaG says: 170 comments

    Oh, Kelly. You are not a nice person. This is made for me. Sigh.

  3. Jen says: 7 comments

    I’m in love! I could see myself living the rest of my days away in this idyllic cottage.

  4. Joy Louters says: 119 comments

    This adorable cottage is straight out of a storybook. Every detail is delightful. I didn’t realize real estate was so high in England. The grounds are breathtaking and I am sure they would be even more so in the summer. I mean, there has to be an English country garden filled with wildflowers. Gorgeous!

  5. Pookha says: 142 comments

    Toying with our affections–this is so delightful! A cul-de-sac, with fields nearby, and a little pond in the garden, in Suffolk. . .it ticks off so many boxes in my desire list. I downloaded the pdf so that I can swoon over it again and again.

  6. Wendy says: 46 comments

    Wow. This is… just wow. I love the openness of it– and the raw beams. Gorgeous. Be still my heart is right!

  7. LaPizza says: 1 comments

    wow, my favorite by far…makes me want to run away to the English countryside!

  8. Lindsay G says: 584 comments

    Oh wow, I couldn’t imagine living in a home built in the 1400’s! Talk about a dream come true. It’s like a cute little storybook house

  9. Maya B says: 20 comments

    I just want to run my hands over that rough hewn wood and feel the history! And wouldn’t it be great if all home listings included a floor plan?

    • GoddessOdd says: 339 comments

      Glad to know there are others who want to “feel the history”. I find most museums quite frustrating, because they won’t let me touch or hold things 🙂

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  10. Kay says: 66 comments

    I could just sit in this house and read and daydream for the rest of my life!

  11. Jules says: 53 comments

    The roof is killing me…. : ) How do those thatched things work?

  12. Elizabeth says: 21 comments

    Too cute. However, how one can call this a farm on one half of an acre is puzzling to me. I wonder if house hunters in England are sticklers for authentic house rehab like some folks in the U.S. Walls in that era were wood plank, lime plaster over stone or wattle and daub. Many people shared their homes with their animals : > ))

  13. GoddessOdd says: 339 comments

    The only thing I don’t completely adore is the exterior paint. I wonder if this is something that could be changed. Just in case I happen to win the power ball lottery this week and find myself suddenly in possession of the readies…

    • FergusFergus says: 261 comments
      1420 Perpendicular Gothic

      The external paintwork is one of the varying shades of ‘Suffolk Pink’ that is made with pig’s blood. It’s a centuries old tradition and I think you’d have to put up quite a fight to change it other wise, although having said that, the house isn’t listed, so a change of colour is not off the table, but I think at best you’d only be allowed a lighter shade of pink.

      • GoddessOdd says: 339 comments

        Thanks for that information. That is a new concept to me, and it’s fascinating, but perhaps that is why I don’t care for it… I am a vegetarian, so the idea of having a house covered in pig blood is an unhappy thought for me. I would never interfere with a centuries old tradition in any case (Not that I am likely to win the lottery anyway). I am a Floridian, and pink houses abound here, but something about that particular shade… Thanks Fergus

  14. KarenZKarenZ says: 1123 comments
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    I think that if some some enterprising Brit were really smart, they would buy this and market it to all of us Americans for rental! This is absolutely charming and what I think that we all imagine life in the English countryside to be! I would be first on the list for rental, I think! Thank you for taking all of us on a mini vacation today, Kelly!

  15. FergusFergus says: 261 comments
    1420 Perpendicular Gothic

    It genuinely surprised me when I found that this home wasn’t at least Grade 2 listed. So in theory, the next owner to get away with making a lot of drastic changes, although its sale may prompt the local council to list it, especially when you consider that almost every other building in the area is already listed.

    The only thing that bothers me with this one is that 1970s/80s staircase that you can just catch a glimpse of next to the chimney in the first interior picture. I’d certainly want to see it replaced with something sturdier and much more inkeeping. Having said that though, most Tudor ‘staircases’ at this time were little more than glorified ladders anyway.

  16. lara janelara jane says: 565 comments

    Deliver my Aga to Stackyard Green! 😀

    Ah, what a dream.

  17. FergusFergus says: 261 comments
    1420 Perpendicular Gothic

    It may be of interest for some of you know that another thatched home of a similar date in this very same hamlet is for sale; but it is in need of more major work: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58944023.html

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