3 bedroom terraced house for saleBroad Street, Eye
Sold STC £315,000
- Recently renovated
- Victorian townhouse
- 2Reception rooms
- 2 En suite Bedrooms
- Guest accommodation
- Fabulous finish
A landmark Victorian house within the town marketplace, recently renovated and with restored original glory. 3 bedrooms with added options combine with excellent day space, high spec fittings and classic Victorian details. A truly lovely house.
Description - Iris House, Broad Street can be found in the heart of the historic town of Eye amidst many fine period buildings most notably the White Lion, the former Coaching Inn and Hotel. This prominent building holds a commanding position within Broad Street and the town, facing the small market place and memorial to Sir Edward Kerrison, the distinguished local landowner and benefactor. Eye has considerable history with a number of books being available upon the subject within which many photographs show the town through the 19th and 20th centuries including No.8 looking particularly fine in an early colour wartime image. Furthermore, as one explores the town the fine Parish Church will be seen with a tower of 101feet which the renowned Nicklaus Pevsner in The Buildings of England (Suffolk) described as "one of the wonders of Suffolk". Eye is perfectly positioned within the map of East Anglia being central to the major towns in the region namely, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and the fine City of Norwich to the north. The neighbouring town of Diss, approximately 5 miles distant has a mainline rail station with commuter services to London's Liverpool Street station. A variety of shops including supermarkets, butchers, baker, chemist plus the local institution known as The Handyman hardware store combine with other essentials including Health Centre and Hospital and a number of 'recreational' shops including the revamped HSBC bank building now serving as a thriving Arts centre and cafe. Bus services from the town link to the wider area.
Description - Iris House forms one half of a unique pair of Victorian townhouses now comprehensively restored to its original glory. In an area full of timber framed cottages and houses it is refreshing to find a classic Victorian building full of architectural detail and style with the owners breathing new life into what was an extremely tired but thankfully unspoilt interior and exterior. The front elevation now glows within the marketplace not least due to overhauling of the stained glass windows, new sash window and refurbished front door. Internally, the house was fortunate in being relatively intact in terms of original detail and features the original tessellated tiled floor, Victorian panelled doors and door furniture, deep skirting boards and architraves, cornices, stairs and above all, a collection of magnificent original fireplaces. Furthermore, the owner has taken great care and attention in not only installing stylish contemporary bathroom and kitchen fittings but also sensitive touches such as Victorian style turned rosewood door handles. All sash windows have been overhauled along with casements and new frames inserted where necessary. The front elevation is notable for the square double bay and stained glass overlights which now cleaned absolutely zing with light within the sitting room and front bedroom. Furthermore, the cellar has been converted into a waterproofed basement room, created by a company specialising in such areas and now provides flexible space ideal for guest accommodation, games room, home cinema or office. The first floor is similarly well laid out with two stunning bedrooms, the room to the rear complete with a Dressing Room in addition to sumptuous bathroom. Equally, a laundry room has been created and fitted out with worktop, plumbing and sink. To the rear, the house opens out onto Cross Street and has a sliding door for full width access and sufficient space should the need arise for the parking of a Smart type car within the yard.
Entrance Hall - 12' x 4'5 (3.66m x 1.35m) - Approached via a traditional panelled door reglazed with leaded stain glass panels and hinged overlight, opening to the classic Victorian hall with tessellated tile floor. Cornice. An inner hall door leads through to the Rear Hall and stairs. As with the rest of the house, the hall is notable for deep skirting boards and architraves, turned rosewood door handles and four panel Victorian doors.
Sitting Room - 14'6 x 14'2 Max (4.42m x 4.32m Max) - A fabulous tall room (8'11/ 2.72m) Featuring a stunning restored polished slate and marble chimneypiece with cast iron fireplace, emerald green ceramic tiles and hearth all beautifully lit from the wide, tall bay window complete with stained glass overlights and Plantation shutters. Cornice. Picture rail. Double radiator with Thermostatic Radiator Valve (TRV). Television, VHF and Sky sockets. A square opening leads through to...
Dining Room - 12'7 x 11'5 (3.84m x 3.48m) - Featuring a second chimneybreast with fireplace recess and decorative mantle shelf. Double radiator (TRV). Television point. Sash window to the rear elevation and panelled door leading to Rear Hall. A further door leads through to the kitchen,
Kitchen - 12'5 x 9'9 Min (3.78m x 2.97m Min) - Fitted with a stylish well appointed range of units in an appropriate tasteful style all set off by granite worktops. Storage options include cupboards, drawers, cabinets with integrated lighting and integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Integrated stainless steel sink with elegant 'designer' mixer tap and granite worktop integrated drainer. A Rangemaster Toledo double oven cooker with stylish chimneyhood above is included. Double radiator (TRV). Two sash windows. A similarly tall room at 8'4 (2.56m).
Cloakroom - With tall sash windows and concealed cistern behind carefully designed panel. Wash basin. Vertical towel rail/radiator (TRV). Extractor fan.
Study/Guest Accommodation - 8'6 x 7'3 (2.59m x 2.21m) - With sash window to the rear. Single radiator (TRV). Access to loft space.
Rear Hall - A classic Victorian staircase rises to the first floor and beneath contains a further doorway concealing stairs leading down to the Basement. Single radiator (TRV). Original Victorian double coat rack. A panelled door leads to the rear Courtyard.
Basement - 18'10 x 10'10 (5.74m x 3.30m) - Carefully waterproofed with the owners employing a specialist firm to carryout the renovations to create a versatile space complete with opening window and installation of single radiator (TRV) and television point.
First Floor Landing - Approached via a substantial Victorian staircase of turned spindles and newel posts culminating in gallery balustrading. A sash window to the rear features superb decorative stained glass. Double radiator (TRV).
Bedroom 1 - 12'6 x 11'10 (3.81m x 3.61m) - With sash window to the rear elevation and featuring a pretty Victorian tiled fireplace within a painted chimneypiece. Double radiator (TRV). Television point.
Dressing Room/Nursery - 9'8 x 8'4 Max (2.95m x 2.54m Max) - Double radiator (TRV). Sash window to the side elevation. A further door leads through to...
Bathroom - Ligjht and airy with sash window and suite comprising stand-alone bath tub with pillar tap/shower attachments, quadrant shower enclosure with monsoon and hand held shower heads, wide 'designer' basin with storage drawers beneath and mirror above complete with integrated lighting and clock. Concealed cistern and wc. Stylish tiling. Vertical towel rail radiator. Dimplex fan heater. Cupboard housing newly installed gas fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and radiators.
Bedroom 2 - 14'4 x 12'1 Max excluding door recess. (4.37m x 3. - Complete with pretty Victorian tiled fireplace within painted original chimneypiece set off by the wide bay window with splendid stained glass overlights and Plantation shutters. Double radiator (TRV) Television point.
En Suite Shower Room - Well appointed with vanity washbasin above cupboards, low level wc and quadrant shower enclosure. Fitted mirror with integrated lighting and clock. Sash window to the front elevation.
Laundry Room - Fitted out with worktop, plumbing for washing machine and sink with cupboard. Extractor.
Outside - 8 Broad Street stretches from the marketplace right through to Cross Street at the rear with sliding door access to a courtyard. The full width sliding door, with pedestrian access also opens to a space sufficient, should the need arise, for parking a Smart type car. Overall the length of the courtyard is 26'. There is of course free parking within the town including the Cross Street Car Park just opposite. A former WC has been adapted to a Store and an outside tap provided.
Services - The vendor has confirmed that the property benefits from mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.
Wayleaves & Easements - The property is sold subject to and with all the benefit of all wayleaves, covenants, easements and rights of way whether or not disclosed in these particulars.
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Postal Address - 8 Broad Street, Eye, IP23 7AF
Council Tax - The property has been placed in Tax Band C.
Tenure & Possession - The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Fixtures & Fittings - All items normally designated as tenants fixtures & fittings are specifically excluded from the sale unless mentioned in these particulars.
Viewing - By prior telephone appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0)1379 871563
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Directions - Iris House, 8 Broad Street can be found in the heart of the town, adjacent to the Kerrison Memorial on the Market Place.
Viewing - By prior appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0) 1379 871563
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