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7 bedroom detached house for sale


Sold STC £750,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A handsome, individual Victorian DETACHED FAMILY RESIDENCE built around 1870 of traditional red brick construction with part rendered elevations under a peg tiled roof. This most attractive 3 storey property occupies an elevated position on a plot of approx 1/2 acre and enjoys far reaching views over West Ipswich.

This most attractive and appealing property is delightfully situated at the end of a short unmade road in what is generally regarded as one of the premier and mist sought after residential areas of Ipswich to the North of the town centre.

The accommodation is very spacious with impressive main reception rooms and master bedroom which all have twin bays enjoying views over the garden. There is also an imposing reception hall with a cloakroom, breakfast room and kitchen on the ground floor. On the first floor are 5 bedrooms with the master bedroom enjoying an en-suite bathroom together with a family bathroom. On the second floor are 2 further bedrooms. In addition, there is a useful cellar.

The attractive gardens and grounds are a feature of the property enjoying a southerly and westerly aspect and there is a Garage, excellent off road parking facilities and a range of useful outbuildings including a wine cellar.

The property was originally built to a very high specification with solid oak flooring, oak doors, architraves and skirtings on the ground floor and incorporating many period features such as leaded windows, deep skirtings to the principal reception areas and decorative corniced ceilings which all help provide much charm and character.

Properties of this nature and in such a prime location are seldom available and we strongly recommend an internal inspection.

Property Reference 0001729

Ground Floor

Recessed Covered Entrance Porch
with tiled floor and oak bench seat to either side. Leaded windows to 3 aspects and courtesy light. Solid oak front door opens to:

Entrance Lobby
(E) with oak flooring and skirting. Coved ceiling. Bow shaped leaded window to side. Radiator.

Cloakroom off
with original wash basin (h & c). Oak skirting and fitted coat and hat rail. SEPARATE WC with original high flush WC with wooden seat. Leaded window to side. Quarry tiled floor. Oak skirting.

Reception Hall  (Dimensions : 15'2" x 13'5")
(S) Oak flooring and skirtings. Oak display shelf/picture rail. Open fireplace with marble surround and hearth and oak panelling above incorporating built-in cupboard. Decorative ceiling and cornicing. Radiator. Leaded window to front. Wide, easy rising oak panelled staircase to First Floor. Thermostat control.

Inner Hall
Oak flooring and panelling to side of stairs. Walk-in shelved store cupboard.

Freezer Room  (Dimensions : 13' x 3'4")
(E) UPVC double glazed window to side. Part oak and part quarry tiled flooring. Fitted glazed china wall cabinet. Door to CELLAR (approached via brick steps) 13'9" x 9'4" with good ceiling height. "Clyde Combustion" gas fired boiler for central heating and hot water and insulated hot water cylinder. Gas and electric meters. Brick floor. Fitted worktop with cupboards below.

Dining Room  (Dimensions : 24'5" (into bay) x 16'10" (into bay))
(S & W) Oak strip surround to carpet. Feature twin bays to front and side with leaded windows. Fitted gas coal effect fire with wood surround and mantel with marble inset and hearth and decorative panel above. Picture rail. 2 wall light points. Decorative plastered ceiling and cornicing. 2 column radiators.

Drawing Room  (Dimensions : 24'6" (into bay) x 20'7" (max))
(W) Oak strip surround to carpet. Feature open fireplace with decorative oak panelled surround and mantel with marble and stainless steel inset and marble hearth with leaded window to either side. 3 wall light points. Bay window to side overlooking the garden and UPVC double glazed leaded door to outside. 3 column radiators. Picture rail. Decorative ceiling and cornicing. Serving hatch to Butler's Pantry.

Breakfast Room  (Dimensions : 14'7" x 9'5" (plus recess))
(N) Oak flooring and skirting. Recessed halogen lights. Telephone point. Radiator. UPVC double glazed leaded window to rear. Built-in shelved storage cupboards. Walk-in BUTLERS PANTRY OFF with glazed sink (h & c) with tiled surround. Fitted shelving and worktop with cupboards under. Window to rear. Door to:

Kitchen  (Dimensions : 14' x 12')
(N & E) Twin bowl sink unit (h & c mixer tap) with granite worksurfaces and fitted base cupboards and drawers with tiled splashbacks. Matching eye level wall cupboards with concealed lighting under. Plumbing facilities fort automatic dishwasher and washing machine. "Rangemaster Professional" cooking range with 2 ovens, 4 ring gas hob and griddle with stainless steel extractor and light unit over. Tiled floor. Window to rear. UPVC double glazed door to outside.

Half Landing
(E) with leaded window to side. Oak flooring.


with panelled cast iron bath (h & c) with folding glazed shower screen over and pedestal wash basin (h & c) with fully tiles surrounds. Shaver point. "Dimplex" electric wall heater. Double glazed leaded window to rear. Extractor fan. Stainless steel heater towel rail. Extractor fan. SEPARATE WC with low level WC with wooden seat and cover. Window to side. Built-in STORE CUPBOARD.

First Floor

Radiator. Oak flooring. Picture rail. Built-in storage cupboard. Spacious built-in shelved linen cupboard. Door to Second Floor. Built-in cloaks cupboard.

Bedroom 1  (Dimensions : 26'5" (into bay) x 19'5" (into bay))
(W & S) Open fireplace with wood surround and tiled inset and hearth. Picture rail. 2 double radiators. Range of fitted furniture comprising 3 double wardrobe cupboards, 2 chests of drawers and eye level storage cupboards. Matching 2 further chests of drawers with storage cupboards above. Twin bay windows to front and side with leaded windows overlooking the garden and with far reaching views over West Ipswich. Oak flooring surround to carpet.

Spacious En Suite Shower Room
(S) with tiled panelled cast iron bath, pedestal wash basin (h & c) and low level WC with wooden seat and cover. Thermostatic fitted shower and shower rail and curtain over the bath. Fully tiled walls and floor. "Dimplex" electric wall heater. Built-in inset medicine cabinet. Stainless steel heated towel radiators. Window to front.

Bedroom 2  (Dimensions : 13'6" (plus door recess) x 14'6")
(E & S) Radiator. UPVC double glazed leaded window to side and front. Picture rail. Fireplace with wood surround and tiled inset. Built-in wardrobe cupboard and adjoining shelved double storage cupboards.

Bedroom 3/Study  (Dimensions : 15'3" x 10'2")
(N) Radiator. Leaded window to rear. Picture rail. Original cast iron fireplace with wood surround. Fitted shelving.

Bedroom 4  (Dimensions : 14'4" x 11'9" (into bay))
(W) Double radiator. Leaded window to side overlooking the garden. Corner wash basin (h & c) with tiled surround and cupboard below. Picture rail. Coved ceiling. Original fireplace with wood surround and tiled inset. Door to:

Bedroom 5  (Dimensions : 16' (into bay) x 14')
(N) Double radiator. Leaded bay window to rear. Double radiator. Pedestal wash basin (h &c) with opal splashback. Picture rail.

Second Floor

(E) Window to side.

Bedroom 6  (Dimensions : 20'8" x 16'2" (max) narrowing to 9')
(S & W) (T-shaped) (with sloping ceiling) Double aspect windows to front and side. Built-in eaves storage.

Bedroom 7  (Dimensions : 11'7" x 8'9")
(W) (with sloping ceiling) Leaded window to side.

Tank Room/Bedroom 8  (Dimensions : 14' x 9')
(N) (with sloping ceiling) Leaded window to rear. Built-in eaves storage.


The property is well set back from the road behind a palisade fence and double wrought iron gates between brick piers. To the front is a generous brick paved driveway affording excellent off road parking facilities, flanked by a raised shrub and tree border on one side and a lawn with ornamental flowering shrubs and trees on the other. There is also a magnificent mature wisteria climbing the front elevation of the house.

To the side of the house the driveway leads to a Detached brick built GARAGE 18'3" x 14' with folding timber entrance doors and windows to the side, light and power are connected and there is access to roof storage facilities. There are also built-in storage cupboards, a fitted workbench and a personal door to the rear.

On the other side of the property (West) is an extensive paved 2 tiered TERRACE ideal for "al fresco" dining with rose and flower borders and an octagonal shaped ROTUNDA/SUMMER HOUSE. Brick paved steps lead down to a well manicured lawn with 2 paved PATIOS and a further decked PATIO to take advantage of the sun at different times of the day. In the centre of the lawn is an ornamental goldfish and lily pond with a waterfall and fountain. In addition, there are shrub borders together with a raised wild flower bed and mature fir and sycamore trees )one of which is subject to a Tree Preservation Order).

To the rear of the house there is a further are of lawn with flowering trees and shrubs and an extension of the terrace.

2 outside taps. 2nd SUMMER HOUSE and timber GARDEN STORE. Beyond and to the side of the Garage is a brick and tiled TOOL STORE and outside WC with high flush toilet and a CELLAR in 2 sections 1). 13' x 10'8" which is currently a coal/fuel store and 2). 10' x 5'5" currently used as a wine cellar.


All mains services are connected
Council Tax Band "G"

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26 June 2012

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