5 bedroom detached house for saleThe Street, Tuddenham, Ipswich, IP6
Sold STC £1,250,000
- 5 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- Traditional and modern outbuildings
- Swimming pool
- Paddocks and stables
- About 18.5 acres
WONDERFULLY POSITIONED LISTED FARM HOUSE WITH FINE UNDULATING VIEWS OVER THE FYNN VALLEY
Church Farm House enjoys a tucked away position in the centre of the village of Tuddenham St. Martin. The county town of Ipswich lies 3 miles to the south west with regular train services to London Liverpool Street from 70 minutes. There is a wide choice of private and state schooling in the area including Ipswich School, Ipswich High School for Girls, Orwell Park and Woodbridge School. The surrounding countryside of the Fynn Valley contains some of the most picturesque countryside in East Suffolk. The Suffolk Heritage Coast is about 25 miles with Snape Maltings holding internationally renowned cultural events throughout the year such as the Aldeburgh Festival. The estuaries of the Deben, Orwell and Alde provide water sport facilities. Leisure activities such as cricket, cycling, fishing, golf, walking, riding, and tennis are all available nearby.
Church Farm House is originally believed to date from the mid- 16th century with later alterations in the 19th & 20th centuries. The property is built of both a timber frame and brick construction under a plain tiled roof. The property was fully renovated in 1983 with further updating of the kitchen and bathrooms in the last five years and offers both original features and modern facilicites such as fireplaces, mullion windows, exposed timbers, solid oak doors, leaded windows, underfloor heating and a well fitted Aga kitchen. The versatile and spacious accommodation is laid out over three floors with the ground floor comprising a large reception hall, which has a large fireplace with wood burner. The hall leads through to a further 3 reception rooms one of which is a delightful, vaulted drawing room with a full height chimney breast and wood burner, doors out onto the terrace and a spacious mezzaine landing above.
The dining room, office and study all afford stunning views over the surrounding countryside. The shaker style Aga kitchen with a new Total Control Electric Aga has a range of base and wall mounted units with a granite worktop, which continues through into the utility room with secondary hob and oven. A further storage room with the central heating boiler lies adjacent.
The main staircase rises to the first floor leading through to the master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are another two bedrooms, shower room and family bathroom on this floor. The rear landing carries through to the mezzaine room over the drawing room and a secondary staircase. The second floor has a further two bedrooms, with access to a large roof space.
The property is approached across a gravel drive where the two bay cart lodge with adjacent garage housing the central heating oil tank. A further garage houses the pool boiler and filtration system. The established gardens are a particular feature of the house. South facing with numerous delightful areas including a large lawned area directly behind the house and a wide stone terrace. Well maintained, the gardens benefit from fully stocked beds with a wide selection of plants including different rose varieties and 60 different varities of Iris, mature trees and a natural pond.
The gardens also boast a walled, heated swimming pool with another terraced and lawned area along with a kitchen garden above the pool offering a wide range of vegetables and soft fruits.
The first timber framed barn measures 30m x 28m and has planning permission to be converted into a three bedroom annexe. Planning Ref. No:DC/13/2784/LBC. This currently houses 4 loose boxes with feed and tack rooms on either side and open to the paddocks. There are a further four steel framed barns: Barn 1: 10m x 10m which includes a covered sheep pen and hay store along with a side stable and store room. Barn 2: 14m x 8m Barn 3: 14m x 8m, Barn 4: 10m x 7m. A further brick barn is located along the eastern boundary and measures 10m x 5m and has a hayloft above and side stable.
The present owners understand that there is every likelihood of sympathetic development within the existing footprint of the outbuildings being approved. They have not investigated this option due to their plans to downsize and leave the opportunity to the next owners.
Services: Mains Water, Electricity & Drainage. Oil Fired Central Heating.
Square Footage: 3,501 sq ft
Acreage: 18.5 Acres
From Ipswich, travel in a north easterly direction towards the village of Tuddenham St Martin. Just after entering the village and before you reach the bridge and The Fountain public house, the entrance to Church Farm house will be seen on the right hand side.
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