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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Forward Green

Guide Price £625,000

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Alvor Cottage is a spacious 3/4 bedroom well presented rural property with countryside views and purpose built equestrian facilities, located only 3 miles from the A14. The accommodation includes entrance hall, ground floor shower room and wet room, sitting room, conservatory, kitchen/living room, utility room, separate dining room, study/bedroom 4, pool room with heated swimming pool, three first floor bedrooms including one en suite and family bathroom. The equestrian facilities include a stable block with four loose boxes, tack room, feed room and cartlodge, plus post and rail paddocks in all totalling 5.5 ACRES (stms).

There maybe a further 10 ACRES available by separate negotiation from a local farmer. 

LOCAL NOTES Forward Green is a hamlet forming part of the village of Earl Stonham, which includes the highly regarded Shepherd & Dog restaurant. The larger village of Stowupland is just over two miles distant and offers a convenience store, a post office, petrol station, two pubs and schooling. 

APPROXIMATE DISTANCES Stowmarket 4 miles, Ipswich 14 miles, Bury St Edmunds 19 miles. 

ACCOMMODATION Entrance hall, ground floor shower room/wetroom, sitting room, conservatory, kitchen/living room, utility room, separate dining room, study/bedroom 4. Pool room with heated swimming pool. Three first floor bedrooms including master suite, family bathroom. 

OUTSIDE Double garage, parking, gardens, four stables, tack room, feed room, cartlodge, post and rail paddocks, in all 5.5 ACRES (stms).

Further 10 ACRES may be available separately.

We understand from the vendor that there is planning permission in place for a 40m x 20m manège. 


Entrance Door With windows to the side, leading into: 

Reception Lobby Having deep store cupboard housing switch gear, ceramic tiled floor, leading to the kitchen. 

Double doors opening into:  

Reception Hall With wood strip flooring. 

Cloakroom With low level wc, inset handbasin, inset ceiling lights, fully tiled walls, electric underfloor heating. 

Sitting Room 174 x 152 (5.28m x 4.62m) With wall light points, attractive open fireplace with stone hearth, timber mantel over and woodburner. Mullion windows from hallway.
Two sets of patio doors to: 

Conservatory 203 x 14 (6.17m x 4.27m) A wonderful room from which to enjoy the garden, with tiled flooring, ceiling fan and spotlights, French doors to garden area. The conservatory has double glazed windows, and a glazed roof. 

Kitchen/Living Room 213 x 153 (6.48m x 4.65m) An excellent family room and well refitted to include oiled oak worktops, with deep white sink, extensive range of store cupboards, integral fridge freezer, Neff oven, electric aga, and with central island unit having Ceran electric digital hob, plus further sink unit set into granite worktops. The kitchen is well lit with inset lighting, and with windows to three elevations. This also has a door linking
into the conservatory. 

Dining Room 135 x 1210 into recess (4.09m x 3.91m) With wall light points, large walk-in under stairs cupboard. Door to conservatory and also to hallway. 

Wet Room Shower With wc, handbasin, shower fitting. Central drain. Inset ceiling lights. Extractor fan. 

Rear Utility Kitchen 172 x 13 (5.23m x 3.96m), With range of units to provide storage, worktops, plumbing for washing machine. Space for cooker. Stable door to exterior and door to garage. 

Study/Bedroom 4 118 x 116 (3.56m x 3.51m) maximum With window to front.

From the rear part of the Hallway there is an internal lobby which opens into the:- 

Pool Room 327 x 18 (9.93m x 5.49m), Having inset heated swimming pool with surround, brick walling with dolphin motif. 


Landing With two double door store cupboards. 

Master Suite  

Dressing Area 116 x 711 (3.51m x 2.41m) (currently used as study) Double door store cupboard into eaves.

Connecting Lobby through to: 

Master Bedroom Overall 245 x 10 (7.44m x 3.05m) plus further bay area some 5 deep (1.52m), and featuring patio doors opening onto railed veranda, overlooking the rear garden area. 

En Suite Bathroom With inset ceiling lights. Underfloor heating, bath with mixer and headset fitting. Low level wc and pedestal handbasin. 

Bedroom 2 139 (4.19m) widening to 165 x 98 (5.00m x 2.95m).  

Bedroom 3 152 x 131 (4.62m x 3.99m) maximum With range of three double door cupboards. Further store cupboard. 

Family Bathroom With pedestal bath, vanity handbasin, and low level wc. Velux to the rear. 

OUTSIDE Attached to the side of the house is a DOUBLE GARAGE with two up and over doors, electric controls, central heating boiler, and light and power connected. The garage is served by a wide paved forecourt, with gate, pathway leading through to the front garden with screening hedge, continuing round to the rear garden area which is well stocked with shrubs and pergola with trellising, and rear lawn. 

OUTBUILDINGS Include oil storage tank, fuel store, and garden shed.

On the opposite side of the track is the EQUESTRIAN/LIVESTOCK AREA,
which includes a STABLE BLOCK, with four purpose built stables, tack room, feed room hay store and cartlodge, all on concrete base, and with light, power, water connected and with linking five bar gate to the rail paddock areas. There is also a small goat enclosure and ark. The stable block is separately accessed with its own parking area, and could be separately used if required. There are water taps in the paddock areas.

The total area of the property is about 5.5 ACRES (stms) and we understand that a further 10 acres may be available by separate negotiation from the adjoining farmer. Planning permission for 40m x 20m manège. 

Directions To locate the property proceed eastwards from Stowmarket on the A1120, through Stowupland, bearing right following the main road just after Stowupland Hall. Take the next right hand turning, on a sweeping left hand bend, to Broad Green. Continue for about half mile, and turn left at the next grass triangle, and then right signposted Creeting and Needham Market at the next grass triangle. Alvor Cottage will then be seen as the second property on the left, accessed by a concrete driveway which leads further down to Mud Hall. The Postcode of the property is IP14 5HR. 

Services Mains water and electricity are connected, drainage is to a private tank system. The oil fired boiler in the garage supplies a full radiatored central heating system and the kitchen, conservatory, cloakroom and wet room have electric under tile heating. 

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21 May 2012


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