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5 bedroom house for sale

Flowton, Nr Ipswich

Sold STC £795,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

The Property
Originally dating from the 17th Century, Flowton Hall was re-modeled in the 1830s with a very pretty Regency façade. The property presents white brick elevations under a slate roof with rendered and painted rear elevations, together with a single storey former dairy used as 3 garden sheds. Steps rise up to the front door, with its pretty period surround and fanlight over, to the central reception hall off which is the dining room, the light and bright drawing room with its bay window overlooking the garden, and cosy sitting room, all enjoying high ceilings, many period features and three large open fires. The fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room includes an oil fired Aga and extensive wall and floor storage cupboards, together with a large walk-in larder. Big back kitchen/utility area/boot room with oil fired boiler. In addition is a cloakroom and access to a good sized cellar. On the first floor is the master bedroom with adjoining dressing room/bedroom 2 and bathroom, all forming a self-contained suite. Guest bedroom 3 with wash basin. Steps down to the nursery wing with landing bedroom 4 and beyond bedroom 5 with bath/shower room.

Adjoining the house is a range of storage outbuildings which could easily be converted into further reception rooms with bedroom accommodation above.

 Classic Regency façade
 3 reception rooms all with good ceiling heights and open fires
 Well fitted kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
 Large utility/boot room
 Cloakroom, cellar
 Master bedroom suite with dressing room/bedroom 2 and bathroom
 Guest bedroom 3
 Nursery wing with bedrooms 4 & 5, together with bathroom/shower room
 Potential to extend on two floors
A long gravel drive culminates in a wide parking and turning area to the front of the house and also serves the substantial outbuilding range. Main workshop and machinery room (50’ x 30’) is fully insulated, incorporating a reception area with office, kitchenette, cloakroom and two separate working areas.

The studio currently converted into office space for six to eight persons, together with kitchen and cloakroom.

Both these buildings would make useful additional annexe accommodation or rented separately as office space. Large open fronted storage barn.

Gardens & Grounds
The current owners have established a beautiful garden, including a large central flower bed divided by a pergola. Extensive deciduous hedging and hornbeam walk. Two large ponds and productive kitchen garden with raised sleeper beds, together with asparagus and soft fruit. Areas of grass and lawn with pretty west facing terrace enjoying a spectacular view across the adjoining countryside.
A small paddock lies behind the outbuildings range. The land and gardens total 2 ½ acres.

 Extensive workshop space in a fully insulated building with self-contained oil fired central heating
 The Studio - used as an office with potential for residential annexe/holiday let, with oil fired central heating
 Pretty, formal gardens with two large ponds
 Productive kitchen garden
 West facing terrace
 Long private drive and extensive gravelled parking and turning area
 Stunning countryside views and excellent walking and riding opportunities.

The Location
Flowton Hall enjoys a private and tranquil setting with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. There is easy access into Ipswich (6 miles) with its regular train service to London Liverpool Street Station (65 mins) together with access to the A14 (4¾ miles). Ipswich itself provides excellent educational, recreational and commercial facilities, together with good schools in both the state and private sector. There is excellent walking and riding opportunities in the area together with sailing on the Rivers Orwell and Stour. There are a number of golf courses including Hintlesham Hall (4 miles).

Directions Postcode: IP8 4LH
From Ipswich take the A1071 road to Hintlesham and Hadleigh. After approximately 1 mile turn right on the left hand bend to Burstall. Continue through the village and a further 1 mile into the hamlet of Burstall Hill turn right to Flowton. At the top of the hill go left at the T Junction. Follow through the village past the church and the drive to Flowton Hall comes up on the left hand side.

Property Information
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Water softener. Oil fired central heating system.
Fixtures & Fittings: Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing: By appointment with the Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel: 01473 218218

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04 July 2013

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