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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8


Property Description

Key features

  • Such a Wealth of Character

  • Four Bedrooms

  • Dating in Parts from the 1400's

  • Well proportioned accommodation

  • Stunning Traditional Features

  • Unique Village Home

  • Ample Outside Storage and Space

  • Well Laid out Courtyard and opengardens

Full description

INTRODUCTION A distinctive listed house of predominantly oak timbered framed construction within a period which dates from the C15th century. Accommodation is generous and oozing with charm and character. Externally the large driveway  and extensive outbuildings give great flexibility.

VIEWINGS via the vendors appointed agents Grier and Partners contactable on 01206 299222 or

INFORMATION    Woodsend land has been documented by an exchange of land in 1313.  The land by 1414 was known as Underwodedoone and the name of the house was documented in 1458.  Looking at the Listing, this date is then confirmed by the architectural content of the house.  The crown post which can be seen in the bedrooms and the chamfered beams throughout along with a large open inglenook fireplace are all documented.  External elevations are colour washed under a tiled roof, subsequent rear addition.

Accommodation includes four bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor, two principle reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor.  Numerous outbuildings and an insulated home office/studio with power connected and cloakroom.

There are ample power sockets to all floors and radiators throughout. Secondary double glazing is fitted in a number of windows. Heating is via a gas fired boiler in the kitchen.

COPDOCK & WASHBROOK   Well serviced villages, with easy access to Ipswich by road.  There is a village primary school and parish Church, also a public house.  Excellent senior schools in East Bergholt and Ipswich and many independent schools within a short drive.  Ipswich station is approximately 15mins by car and Manningtree a similar time.  There is also a regular bus service that connects the village to Ipswich and Colchester.  Local shopping facilities are in Capel St Mary a 5 minute drive and edge of town shopping will be found at the Copdock roundabout on the A12, A14 junctions.  The village is within reach of the Dedham Vale which is famous for its historical connections to John Constable RA and the landscape he painted is still very much the same today.  From the village there are numerous footpaths and walks.

SERVICES Mains electricity, gas and water are connected, drainage to a private system.  Please note the adjacent property’s septic tank is on the land owned by Woodsend House.

Babergh District Council 01473 822801   Council Tax Band   E    EPC (not applicable to Listed Buildings)

Please note: As vendor’s agents, we are unable to give any guarantee as to the condition of any appliance included (where mentioned) in the property.  The photographs are provided to show the internal and external appearance of the building and in no way should a buyer assume that any contents are to be included either inside or out.  


BEDROOM ONE   Approached via independent staircase to landing area with Transomed window (E). Feature glass window to original wall, door to BEDROOM ONE 13’5 x 12’5 (W) Vaulted ceiling exposed wall and ceiling timbers, crown post.  Lovely views of fields to the front.

The three remaining bedrooms and bathroom are accessed via a separate staircase from the hall to a landing.

BEDROOM TWO 12' x 12’1   Window to side (S)   Floral wall painting.

BEDROOM THREE 12’10” x 12’00 Velux Window to rear (E)  Central chimney stack, vaulted ceiling.

BEDROOM FOUR 8’9 x 8’6 Window (N) Airing cupboard insulated tank and insulated loft access.

BATHROOM window to rear (E) L-shaped.  White Suite comprises of wc, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with shower over. An attractive room with tiled walls a range of units to the side under a useful surface.


ENTRANCE Via Oak Panelled Door into a porch, leading through the library hall with period open shelving to one wall into the Hallway.  Hall with access to sitting room and:

DINING ROOM 16’0 x 12’0  Windows (S & W)  Exceptional period oak panelling to walls and the main  focal point is the fire place with flanking panelling.  Fitted Georgian corner cupboard.  Door to Butler Pantry with hatch to the kitchen, and Understairs cupboard with fitted shelving.

SITTING ROOM 19’8 x 14’0 (E & W) square casement and transomed windows.  Walk-in Inglenook fireplace with salt box and seat.  Brick hearth and oak bressumer over, exposed wall and ceiling timbers.  Fitted Georgian corner cupboard, and fitted shelved Understairs cupboard. Open to the hallway with two staircases to first floor. REAR HALL/CONSERVATORY 8’09” x 8’00” Glazed porch to garden with tiled floor, Stable door to:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15’4 x 12’0 Windows to rear and sides. A range of attractive wooden fronted wall and base units to three sides with a central peninsular unit/breakfast bar under a stone effect worktop with tiled splashbacks. Space and plumbing for a washing machine, dish washer and dryer. Inset sink and drainer under the rear window and inset induction hob to side. Eye level Double oven and grill. The solid fuel Rayburn Royal sits within a chimney opening with tiled surround.


FRONT GARDEN Gravel drive to one side with gated access, ample parking space for several vehicles and access to the outbuildings.  Area of maintenance free garden to the front with surrounding wall, shrubs and planting. Pathway to the front door and porch.


From the rear porch an area of courtyard extends immediately to the rear of the house with surrounding walls to three sides.  Opening through to the rest of the garden is a mature wisteria and honeysuckle covered archway to lawned walled area with paved pathways and established rockery. A further archway opens to the final portion of the garden with space to side for sheds and greenhouse with a central lawned area. Fully insulated STUDIO 13’08” x 9’08” with power and light connected, windows to three sides and adjacent cloakroom.  The studio is currently being used as a home work space with double doors opening onto a wooden decked area.

Directly to the bottom of the garden is a functional storage area with open fronted cartlodge paved area and a brick and block GARAGE 18’11” x 12’06” double doors to front, power and light are connected.

The garden is a delightful combination of style and functionality which has been walled to its perimeter and creates a most unusual and welcomed feature to the house.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 September 2017


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