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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Cretingham, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
- 5 bedrooms
- Bathroom, ensuite shower room
- Bedroom 6/dressing room
- Large first floor balcony
- Vaulted kitchen/breakfast room
East View House is located in the heart of the popular village of Cretingham which is surrounded by the undulating countryside of the Deben Valley. The village has a church, the Bell Inn pub and a golf course. The surrounding villages of Earl Soham, Otley and Framsden provide further local facilities including general stores, primary school and a doctor's surgery. The nearby village of Brandeston is home to Framlingham college's prep school. The historic market town of Framlingham and the popular river front town of Woodbridge are easily accessible and provide a further range of local shopping, commercial and recreational facilities. The county town of Ipswich offers extensive facilities as well as regular InterCity services to London Liverpool Street Station.
East View House is a substantial period house which is believed to date back to the 18th Century. The house has been sympathetically extended in recent years and is beautifully presented. There is a superb family kitchen with a vaulted ceiling and a 4 oven AGA and a 2 oven AGA electric module. Pocket doors lead through to the impressive principal reception room to the rear of the house which features an open fireplace with bespoke Bath stone surround and French doors opening onto a delightful block paved courtyard garden. In the older section of the house is a delightful playroom off the kitchen, a study and utility/boot room. On the first floor is a vaulted master bedroom with French doors opening onto a balcony overlooking the courtyard. There are also far reaching views over the gardens and countryside beyond. There are four further bedrooms, one of which has a dressing area, which could alternatively be used as a further bedroom and it has plumbing to be an en-suite bathroom. The house is finished to a high standard and features oaks doors and flooring, with sanitary fittings in a heritage style. The main reception room, kitchen and playroom have been wired for a Bose sound system. To the front of the house there are views towards the village green, to the rear, the focus is on the delightful courtyard garden. The gardens have been designed for colour throughout the summer, with evergreen varieties for the winter. It is a superbly sheltered space, enclosed by colourful raised borders and mellow red brick walls adorned by climbing varieties of honeysuckle, clematis and roses. The courtyard is ideal for entertaining and there are numerous lights interspersed through out the garden.
Beyond the courtyard garden, a shingle driveway culminates in a wide parking area with post and rail fencing and a garden summerhouse/workshop. There are steps leading from the drive to the courtyard with an area to the side of the steps for storage and the oil tank. The terrace is block paved with retaining walls creating deep flower beds and creating a superb terrace area.
From Ipswich travel in a northerly direction on the B1077. After passing through the villages of Westerfield and Witnesham, turn right in Ashbocking onto the B1078. Continue pass Otley College and at the T Junction with the B1079 turn left. Proceed into Otley village turning right in the centre at the post office and village store. Continue for approximately 3 miles following the road towards Cretingham. On entering the village turn left signed to Framsden which is before reaching the pub and the entrance driveway is on the right handside opposite the small junction.