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6 bedroom detached house for sale


Guide Price £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room
  • Laundry room & sauna room
  • Double garage & car port
  • Attractive garden of approx 1/2 acre

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A handsome, classic Edwardian DETACHED FAMILY RESIDENCE built in or around 1904 of tradiational brick construction with part colour washed rendered elevations (mock tudor to the front) under a plain tiled roof. This most attractive 3 storey property occupies a slightly elevated position on a plot of approx. 2/3 ACRE and is set back from the road.

A most appealing, individual property it is recognised as one of the most iconic houses within the town. It possess all the charm and character associated with a period house and displays many original features including the staircase, a fine inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, leaded windows and oak strip floors. The house has been extended to the rerar and has been very well maintained and decorated throughout and offers well planned family accommodation.

The attractive gardens and grounds are a feature of the property and there are excellent off road parking facilities together with a double garage and car port.

Properties of this nature and in such a prime location are seldom available and we strongly recommend an internal inspection to fully appreciate all that is on offer.

The house is located in a Conservation Area in what has previously been stated is one of the most sought after residential areas of Ipswich and only 15 minutes walk from the town centre and close to the beautiful Christchurch Park. Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk and as such provides all the amenities associated with one of Suffolk's largest conurbations including 2 modern shopping malls.

Culturally there is much to admire - an active theatre, multiplex cinema and there is also a wide range of wine bars and restaurants together with regeneration of the Waterfront. There are a number of golf courses in the area and a wide choice of schooling in the area all within easy reach. Ipswich Hospital is only 5 minutes by car.

For commuters, Ipswich mainline railway station with its regular inter-city service to London's Liverpool Street (approx 70 minutes) is only 5 minutes by car. In addition, there is easy access to the main A12 and A14 trunk roads providing a link to the East Coast Ports, the Midlands and London's M25 motorway.

Property Reference 0001572

Ground Floor

Solid oak panelled front door with leaded light glazed side screens opens to:

Entrance Hall
(E & S) Double aspect windows to front with leaded lights. Double radiator. Herringbone patterned strip flooring and feature oak pine skirting. Feature staircase with ornamental balustrading and oak handrail leads to First Floor with built-in storage cupboard under. Coved ceiling. Telephone point. Fitted meter cupboard. Thermostat control. Trap door to basement storage.

White suite of pedestal wash basin (h & c) and low level WC both with brass fittings. Recessed halogen lights. Laminate wood effect flooring. Extractor fan. Pine skirting. Recessed display alcove. Built-in shelved store cupboard with bi-fold doors.

Sitting Room  (Dimensions : 21'8" (plus bay window to front) x 14')
(E & S) with feature inglenook fireplace with baxi grate, oak bressumer and brick/brickette surround with herringbone patterned brick hearth with twin stained leaded windows to either side of the chimney breast. 4 wall lights. Herringbone patterned oak strip flooring. Trapdoor to basement storage. Natural pine skirting and picture rail. Coved ceiling. Bay window to front with leaded lights incorporating oak window seat with cupboard below. Additional window to side with leaded lights. Built-in shelved drinks cabinet with concealed lighting.

Dining Room  (Dimensions : 14' x 12'2" (plus bay window to front))
(N & E) Tiled floor. Coved ceiling. Natural wood skirting & plate display shelf. Double radiator. Bay window to front overlooking the garden with leaded lights incorporating oak window seat with storage cupboard below and additional window to side with leaded lights. Trap door to basement storage. Serving hatch through to Kitchen.

L-shaped Kitchen  (Dimensions : 22'8" x 8'11")
(N) Enamel 1.1/2 bowl inset sink unit (h & c triflow mixer tap) with drinking tap, waste disposal unit and cupboard under. Extensive range of modern fitted shaker style units comprising base cupboards and drawers with granite worksurfaces and upstand with tiled splashbacks. Matching eye level wall cupboards with concealed lighting below. Tiled floor. Window to side. Built-in Bosch" double oven, "Panasonic" microwave and "Siemens" 4 ring halogen hob unit with pull out extractor and light unit. 2 integrated fridge/freezers. Integrated "Siemens" automatic dishwasher. Recessed halogen lighting. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Dimmer control. "Ideal Mexico 2" gas fired boiler for central heating and hot water with fitted surround. Built-in airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder, electric immersion heater with shelves and digital programmer clock.

Breakfast Area  (Dimensions : 10'11" x 8'2")
(W & S) UPVC double glazed window to rear and sliding patio door opening to rear courtyard. Double radiator. Tiled floor. Dimmer controls. TV point. Velux double glazed skylight. Opening through to:

Family Room  (Dimensions : 13'8" x 11'8")
(N & E) 13'8" x 11'8" UPVC double glazed sliding patio opening to terrace and rear garden and additional double glazed window to front. Double radiator. Tiled floor. Recessed halogen lighting.

Laundry Room off  (Dimensions : 7'6" x 5'2")
(W) UPVC double glazed window to rear. Tiled fllor nd half tiled walls. Fitted slatted shelving. Plumbing facilities for automatic washing machine and vent for tumble dryer. "Potterton Proforma 28" gas fired boiler serving the extension.

Pine Nordic Sauna  (Dimensions : 6'6" x 5')
with adjacent WET ROOM with thermostatic fitted shower and tiled floor. UPVC double glazed window to rear. Natural brick walls. Extractor fan.

First Floor

(E) Feature semi-circular window to front. Coved ceiling. Picture rail. Radiator. Stairs with ornamental balustrading and oak hand rail leading to Second Floor.

Bedroom 1  (Dimensions : 14'2" x 13'9")
(N & E) Double aspect windows with leaded lights. Double radiator. Coved ceiling. Picture rail. 2 wall lights. Telephone point.

En Suite Shower Room
(W) White suite comprising twin wash basins (h & c mixer taps) each with a mirror and light above, low level WC and shower cubicle with "Aqualisa" thermostatic fitted shower. Fully tiled walls. Tiled floor. Shaver point. Window to rear with venetian blind. Double radiator. Fitted eye level storage cupboards.

Family Bathroom
(W) Coloured suite of panelled bath (h & c mixer tap wioth shower attachment) with shower rail and curtain over, pedestal wash basin (h & c mixer tap) with mirror and strip light over and low level WC. Shaver point. Radiator. Fully tiled walls. Porcelain tiled floor. Attractive stained leaded window to rear.

Bedroom 2  (Dimensions : 14'1" x 11'2")
Window to front with leaded lights. Double radiator. Coved ceiling. Pine skirting and picture rail. Fitted bookshelves.

Bedroom 3/Study  (Dimensions : 14'1" x 9'8")
(S) Window to side with venetian blind. Radiator. Pine skirting and picture rail. Coved ceiling. Telephone point. Full height range of fitted shelved storage cupboards with sliding doors in pine running the width of the room.

Bedroom 4/Dressing Room  (Dimensions : 10'6" x 8'5" (max dimensions))
(W) with 2 sets of fitted wardrobe cupboards with hanging rail, shelving and drawers both with mirrored sliding doors. Window to rear with venetian blinds. Radiator. Coved ceiling.

Second Floor

(W) Velux double glazed skylights. Cork tiled floor. 2 built-in store cupboards with bi-fold doors and display shelf over.

Bedroom 5  (Dimensions : 14'11" x 9'1")
(N) Velux double glazed skylight. Polished pine floorboards. Radiator. Deep built-in wardrobe cupboard with 2 hanging rails.

Bedroom 6  (Dimensions : 16'6" (max) x 11'9" (max) reducing to 7'9")
(S) (L-shaped) Velux skylight. Cork tiled floor. Double radiator. Built-in store cupboard with shelf and additional range of built-in store/linen cupboards all along one wall with sliding doors.


The property stands well back from the road and is approached by way of its own drive through a lych gate. The gravelled driveway is flanked by a row of lime trees and provides off road parking facilities to the side of the house. The driveway then leads to a Detached brick built DOUBLE GARAGE (approx 19'6" x 10'10" av) Courtesy lighting.

The front garden comprises an extensive raised triangluar shaped area of lawn with a rockery and flower and shrub borders including a weeping cherry tree and is screened from the north by a row of conifers. There is also a pea-shingled path leading to the front door of the property with courtesy lighting.

To the side of the house is an attractive YORK stone paved TERRACE with an ornamental circular feature with a flower/shrub bed and steps up to a further area of lawn which in turn leads to a York stone seating and raised flower and shrub bed.

Beyond this is a further lawned area with mature trees including a magnificent copper beech, tree of heaven, South African oak and a chestnut. This opens out to a further lawned area with bulbs, conifers, silver birch trees, shurbs and a timber and felt GARDEN SHED. From this area there is also access to a spinney between houses in Corder Road, South Close and Borrowdale Avenue, ideal for children.

RCD power point. Courtesy lighting and outside light. Outside WC with low level WC and deep enamel butler style sink (h & c) with half tiled walls and tiled floor. Electric night storage heater and UPVC double glazed window to rear.

The gardens and grounds are a feature of the property and extend to approximately 2/3 ACRE.


All mains services are connected.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 April 2011

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