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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Hasketon, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk

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Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, garden room, kitchen/breakfast room, playroom, bootroom, utility area and cloakroom. Master bedroom with en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms and family bathroom. Traditional Suffolk barn with garage, workshop, stabling and stores. Established and very private gardens and grounds extending to approximately 6 acres in all. 

Location Although located in the Parish of Hasketon, High House is closer to Woodbridge, with the town centre and Market Hill only approximately half a mile away. Woodbridge has an extensive range of shops, restaurants, public houses and recreational facilities along with an excellent yacht club. There is also a good choice of schooling in both the private and state sectors. The Abbey Preparatory School and Woodbridge School are both located in the town and Hasketon falls within the catchment area of the renowned Farlingaye High School.

The pretty and popular village of Hasketon is one mile to the north with a well supported church and soon to be re-opened public house, The Turks Head. The property has easy access to the A12, which provides largely dual carriageway driving to London and the south. The County Town of Ipswich, with a further choice of good schooling in both the state and private sectors as well as a good range of shopping and recreational facilities, including its popular marina area, is about 8 miles to the south-west and from here there are fast Inter-city rail services to London's Liverpool Street station, which take just over the hour. There are also some direct services from Woodbridge to London each day. The Heritage Coast lies within about 12 miles with popular centres such as Orford, Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Walberswick and Southwold. 

Description High House is a delightful period property, which sits centrally within its own gardens and grounds of approximately 6 acres, in a very private area on the outskirts of Woodbridge. Although not an extensive or rambling property, the principal reception rooms and bedrooms are impressive in size and proportion. Sitting so centrally within its own plot there is tremendous potential to extend and reconfigure the accommodation should a purchaser so wish.

Standing a short distance away is the traditional Suffolk barn, which retains almost all of its original features, and this has been extended over the years to provide garaging, workshop, stables and storage facilities. It also provides scope, to provide ancillary accommodation to the main house, a holiday let or B&B facility, or a work from home facility, subject to the necessary consents.

The gardens and grounds are delightful, and are almost fully enclosed and screened from the surrounding countryside by tree belts and established hedging, and this provides a great deal of privacy. There are numerous specimen trees, including established beech and walnut trees as well as a large pond and enclosed paddock area. In all, the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 6 acres. 

The Accommodation  

The House  

Ground Floor A part glazed wooden front door provides access to the 

Entrance Hall With stairs to first floor with carved handrail and open balustrades, door to understairs storage cupboard and cellar, radiator and doors off to 

Sitting Room 18´2 x 15´3 (5.54m x 4.65m) A delightful reception room with large sash window overlooking the front drive, gardens and pond. The focal point of the room is the open fireplace with carved wood and polished stone surround. Radiators and TV point. Glazed French doors with side lights open into the 

Garden Room 16´ x 11´9 (4.88m x 3.56m) Double glazed and set on a brick plinth with French doors opening into the garden. This room provides delightful views of the surrounding gardens and grounds, and facing in a southerly direction, it enjoys the sun for the majority of the day. Fitted blinds and radiator.  

Dining Room 21´5 x 15´8 (6.53m x 4.78m) An impressive twin aspect reception room with large sash window, mirroring the sitting room, overlooking the front drive and gardens, together with bay window providing views to the side. Fireplace with carved wood surround, interconnecting door to the Kitchen/Breakfast room, radiators and telephone point.  

Study/Playroom 17´ x 12´11 (5.18m x 3.94m) With vaulted double height ceiling and good views over the rear gardens. Part glazed door opening onto the rear patio and gardens, former fireplace with flanking shelved storage cupboard and shelved recess. Radiators, TV and telephone points, wall light point and half height panelling to part. 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 16´6 x 15´3 (5.03m x 4.65m) A substantial L-shaped room with large casement windows providing views over the side gardens and driveway, as well as a smaller casement window providing views to the rear. Fitted with range of cupboard and drawer units with worksurface over incorporating a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer. Oil fired Aga complemented by a four ring electric hob with high level double oven and grill. Recess and plumbing for dishwasher. Exposed ceiling timbers, telephone point, door returning to the Dining Room and door to 

Walk-in Pantry 10´ x 7´7 (3.05m x 2.31m) With window providing views to the side, fitted shelving, former meat safe and shelved storage cupboard. A further door from the Kitchen/Breakfast room provides access to the  

Boot Room 9´9 x 7´5 (2.97m x 2.26m) With part glazed stable type door to the rear gardens, exposed ceiling timber, towel radiator and opening through to the 

Utility Area 7´11 x 7´4 (2.41m x 2.24m) With stainless steel sink with flanking drainers and cupboards under, together with recess and plumbing to the side for washing machine. Windows overlooking the gardens and grounds, radiator and door to 

Cloakroom With WC, fitted shelved storage cupboard and Grant oil fired boiler. 

Cellar 15´ x 11´ (4.57m x 3.35m) A useful storage area with brick flooring and sump. Ceiling height of approximately 5'4 feet (1.62m).

Stairs from the Entrance Hall rise to the Half Landing with opening through to the rear of the house and the stairs continuing to the  

First Floor  

Galleried Landing With pretty ornate semi-circular sash window overlooking the front gardens and grounds. Radiator, access to roof space and doors off to  

Master Bedroom 21´6 x 15´3 (6.55m x 4.65m) An impressive twin aspect double bedroom with large sash windows providing good views over the surrounding gardens and grounds. Range of fitted wardrobe cupboards, radiators, TV and telephone points. Door to 

En-suite Shower Room With fully tiled shower enclosure housing the Mira mixer shower, WC, bidet and pedestal wash basin with mirror and shaver socket over. Towel radiator and extractor fan.  

Bedroom Two 18´7 x 15´3 (5.66m x 4.65m) Another good size twin aspect double bedroom with commanding views over the surrounding gardens and grounds. Former fireplace with carved wood surround and door to wardrobe cupboard. Radiators, TV and data cable.

An opening on the Half Landing gives access to the  

Rear Landing With window overlooking the rear gardens, range of fitted bookshelving, radiator, door to Airing Cupboard, door to storage cupboard and doors off to 

Bedroom Three 14´11 x (4.57m x 2.74m) With views over the rear gardens and grounds. Fitted wardrobe cupboard, radiator and sink unit with storage cupboard under.  

Bedroom Four 10´6 x 9´9 (3.2m x 2.97m) With large casement window providing views over the side gardens and driveway. Radiator and wash basin with cupboard under. 

Bathroom Almost fully tiled with suite comprising p-bath with Bristan shower attachment over, WC and pedestal wash basin with mirror and light over. Shelved storage cupboard, extractor fan and towel radiator. 

Outside High House is set well back from the road approached via a tarmac and pea shingle driveway which leads up to the parking and turning area immediately in front of the house.

The gardens to the front are quite extensive, but predominantly laid to grass for ease of maintenance. A substantial beech tree makes for an impressive central feature, beside which is the pond. Beyond the gardens and pond is a bank of established trees, within which there is a meandering pathway, which encloses the gardens and provides a good deal of privacy.

The main driveway continues past the front drive and onto the Suffolk barn and outbuilding at the rear. The barn measures approximately 51' x 16' overall and is still very much in its original form, with the original brick flooring to part and exposed roof trusses and wall timbers. Adjoining the barn to the rear are the stables, with doors opening onto the rear paddock. Adjoining the front of the barn is a garage, workshop and stores.

The formal gardens continue to the side of High House. Again, laid to grass for ease of maintenance, these can be accessed via the Garden Room. An established walnut tree forms the centre piece of this area, with gates opening into a walled garden. Originally used as a croquet lawn serving the main house, this area is also laid to grass. Here there is also a small patio, with a gate providing access to a courtyard area and additional gardens. This area is fully enclosed, partly within brick walling and close boarded fencing and from here access can be gained to the boot room via the rear door. A gate from this area opens into the former kitchen garden, also laid to grass, from where access can be gained to the paddock area. Fully enclosed, this paddock area extends to just over an acre, and can be incorporated within the formal gardens or used for horses or livestock. From here, access can be gained to the stables attached to the rear of the barn.

The grounds continue to the west, where there is an additional area of amenity land which could serve as an additional paddock. This area extends to approximately 1.25 acres. 

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent. 

Services Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage system.  

Council Tax Band G; £2,491.88 payable per annum 2015/2016 

Local Authority Suffolk Coastal District Council; Melton Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1AU; Tel: 01394 383789 

NOTE 1. These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers or lessees in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn. No warranty can be given for any of the services or equipment at the property and no tests have been carried out to ensure that heating, electrical or plumbing systems and equipment are fully operational. Any distances, room aspects and measurements which are given are approximate only. No guarantee can be given that any planning permissions or building regulations have been applied for or approved.

2. A footpath crosses part of the site close to the southern boundary.

July 2015 

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