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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Offton, Ipswich, Suffolk

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Property Description

Key features

  • Wonderful detached former chapel with much character
  • Beautifully and sympathetically extended
  • Decked area to the rear overlooking stunning field views
  • Offered with no onward chain
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Fantastic village location within easy access of Hadleigh & Ipswich
  • Extremely spacious & characterful accommodation
  • Nearby access to public houses
  • Modernised bathroom suites
  • Stunning kitchen, with large red brick chimney housing aga

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Old Chapel House is a charming former Methodist chapel believed to date back to the 1800's and has been sympathetically extended and improved to provide extremely spacious and characterful accommodation with beautiful presentation, modernised bathroom suites, beautiful kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and the sitting room, dining room and breakfast area all benefit from having log burning stoves.

Located within this sought after rural village on the outskirts of Ipswich, the property boasts superb countryside views to the rear and enjoys a wealth of footpaths and walks surrounding the property. The location would ideally suit anybody that enjoys a rural setting but is still easily commutable to nearby towns of Hadleigh and Ipswich.

The accommodation offers a degree of flexibility and is currently utilised as a five bedroom property with two bedrooms located on the ground floor, although could be offered as a three bedroom allowing the two rooms downstairs to be utilised as additional reception space or guest accommodation, if required.

The accommodation comprises: spacious entrance hall, dining room, large country style kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, shower room, snug/music room, sitting room and there are two bedrooms on the ground floor, which as noted could be used as additional reception rooms. On the first floor is a large landing, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms and family bathroom.

The plot in total extends to approximately 1/3 of an acre and largely surround the property to side and rear elevations enjoying views at the rear across rolling countryside. A shingle driveway, with a five bar gate provides off road parking and access to the property and enclosed side garden. The rear garden is private with a wonderful decking area providing outdoor seating where you can relax and enjoy the setting. To the side there is a patio area, log store and outhouse. The property is set back from the road by half height attractive red brick wall, there is a personal gate leading to the countryside walks beyond and the gardens offer a range of shrub borders and fruit trees. 

ABOUT THE AREA Offton is a rural village located approximately eight miles north-west from Ipswich, approximately five miles from Needham Market, approximately sixteen miles from Woodbridge and twenty miles from Bury St Edmunds. The village is surrounded with some of the prettiest Suffolk Towns including Needham Market, Lavenham and Hadleigh. Offton offers amenities including The Limeburner's Public House, The Duke of Marlborough Public House, new village hall and St Mary's Church with its striking 14th Century tower. Offton is conveniently situated for the A14/A12 providing easy access to London.

There is a community shop in Somersham providing groceries, newspapers, and small informal coffee area. The village primary school is also here. Needham market boasts, railway station, Doctors Surgery with Chemists, Post Office, hair dressers, library, local Co-op, supermarket, bank, butchers, farm shop (Alder Carr) and a host of independent shops Needham Lake and nature reserve is close to the town.

Excellent sailing and golfing facilities are both available nearby or on the popular Suffolk Heritage Coast. Ipswich provides good access to various road networks via the A12 to the South with links to London and the M25 and via the A14 to The Midlands and M11. The railway stations at Ipswich and Stowmarket provide mainline railway links to London's Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of sixty five minutes. 

DIRECTIONS Leave the A14 at junction 52 and follow the B1113 towards Sproughton and Bramford turning right into Pound Lane just before the Suffolk Water Park. Follow this country lane through the villages of Little Blakenham and Somersham continuing along the Ipswich Road where the property will be found on the left hand side prior to the turning to Elmsett. 

VENDOR'S STATEMENT "We live in what we believe to be one of the most desirable parts of Suffolk with stunning views from our property. There are easy walks from your back gate across public footpaths to local pubs and the villages of Offton and Somersham. Whether it's a pint and fish and chips at the Limeburner's pub or a visit to the local community shop it's all on your doorstop. The other pub, the Duke of Marlborough, is currently being bought by the local community and the village of Somersham, despite its small size, has its own hairdressers, garage, village hall, playing fields, tennis courts, cycle speedway and floodlit multipurpose 5-a-side pitch/basketball court. The villages of Offton and Somersham have a great sense of community spirit and offer a variety of regular events and a community fete, "casino night" and "flicks in the sticks" (movie night!).

With easy access to the A12 and A14 and an hour's drive from London and local stations 15 minutes away in Ipswich and Stowmarket, and seven minutes away in Needham Market everything is really accessible. With active playgroups, a primary school and secondary school with "good" Ofsted reports and a school bus that picks up and drops off your children at your front door - nothing could be easier. There are excellent leisure centres (Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre) and health club/spa (Riverhills) a short drive away which offer a multitude of facilities and exercise classes and clubs. Banks, restaurants and supermarkets can be found in nearby Hadleigh, Needham Market, Stowmarket and Ipswich.

This great location offers ideal countryside living yet has everything you would possibly want within a short drive away. It is the best of both worlds and we have loved our time living here with our family. There are not many places where you can relax at night after a day at work and sit on your decking watching owls swoop down over the fields and watch deer graze 100 metres from your back garden. Idyllic."

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES: Solid oak front door opening into: 

ENTRANCE HALL APPROX 22'8" x 7'3" (6.91m x 2.21m) Full height double glazed windows to side aspect, wall mounted radiator, oak staircase leading up to the first floor landing with a range of fitted storage cupboards under, quarry style tiled flooring, double wood framed doors with glass pane inserts opening into the snug, oak doors leading off to dining room, open plan kitchen/diner, shower room and bedrooms four and five. 

DINING ROOM APPROX 13'5" x 10'1" (4.09m x 3.07m) Dual aspect with double glazed windows to side and front, wall mounted radiator, quarry style tiled flooring, exposed red brick chimney breast with inset cast iron log burner with Elmwood mantel over, built-in shelving either side of the alcove of the chimney breast and a range of exposed timbers. 

OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM KITCHEN APPROX 19'2" x 13'4" (5.84m x 4.06m) BREAKFAST ROOM APPROX 13'7" x 9'11" (4.14m x 3.02m) A most impressive, spacious kitchen, which was added approximately 10 years ago with double glazed windows to front and rear aspects, double doors opening onto the rear patio, wall mounted radiator, a solid wooden fitted kitchen comprising a range of wall base and draw units with hard wood work surfaces over, central island/breakfast bar with fitted cupboards under, inset ceramic butler sink with mixer tap over, space for concealed free standing dishwasher, space for American style fridge freezer, large wooden fitted cupboards surrounding the space for fridge freezer, cupboard housing water softener, large central red brick chimney housing Aga with electric ovens to side (negotiable), vaulted ceiling with a range of LED spotlighting, exposed timbers, L-shaped bespoke fitted seating area with storage under, Indian limestone flooring, fitted wooden clothes airier, exposed red brick chimney breast with inset cast iron log burner and oak beam over, oak door leading into: 

UTILITY ROOM APPROX 7'9" x 6'3" (2.36m x 1.90m) Partially glazed door to side aspect leading onto the rear patio area, wall mounted radiator, solid wooden worktop with cupboards under, inset ceramic butler sink, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, quarry style tiled flooring, inset spotlighting, oak door leading to: 

CLOAKROOM Double glazed window to side aspect, wall mounted heated towel rail, white suite comprising low level w.c, and wash basin, quarry style tiled flooring and range of inset spotlighting.  

SHOWER ROOM APPROX 7'9" x 5'11" (2.36m x 1.80m) Double glazed windows to side aspect, wall mounted heated towel rail, white suite comprising corner shower cubicle, low level w.c, vanity sink unit with inset wash basin and mix tap over, quarry style tiled flooring, inset spotlighting and electric shaver point. 

SNUG/MUSIC ROOM APPROX 12'10" x 8'3" (3.94m x 2.51m) Double glazed patio doors opening onto the rear patio, wall mounted radiator, quarry style tiled flooring and a range of exposed beams opening to: 

SITTING ROOM APPROX 24'2" x 12' (7.37m x 3.66m) Two double glazed windows to rear aspect, wooden framed double patio doors with glass paned inserts to both side aspects, two wall mounted radiators, exposed red brick inglenook fireplace with inset cast iron multi-fuel burner with oak beam mantle and quarry style tiled flooring. 

BEDROOM FOUR APPROX 12'5" x 11'8" (3.78m x 3.56m) Two double glazed windows to side aspect, wall mounted radiator and exposed wooden flooring. 

BEDROOM FIVE APPROX 11'8" x 8'8" (3.56m x 2.64m) Double glazed window to side aspect, wall mounted radiator, exposed wooden flooring and dimmer light switch. 


LANDING Double glazed window to side aspect, two skylights to side aspect, wall mounted radiator, a range of eaves storage, two oak pillars, a range of exposed timbers, oak flooring, doors to: 

MASTER BEDROOM APPROX 17' x 12'6" (5.18m x 3.81m) Double glazed windows to side and rear aspects, wall mounted radiator, a range of eaves storage, built-in wardrobes, a range of inset spotlighting, oak flooring and oak door to: 

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM APPROX 8'4" x 5'11" (2.54m x 1.80m) Velux window to side aspect, wall mounted cast iron radiator with attached heated towel rail, white suite comprising: 'Roca' low level WC: corner shower cubical with plunger attachment over and lime stone tiled surround, wooden vanity unit with inset ceramic round bowl wash basin with mixer tap and oak flooring.


BEDROOM TWO APPROX 8'10" increasing to 16'4" x 8'6" increasing to 16'3" (2.69m increasing to 4.98m x 2.59m increasing t Double glazed windows to side aspect, two Velux windows to side aspect, wall mounted radiator, exposed red brick chimney breast, built in wardrobe with a range of bespoke fitted shelving to either side, access to roof space with fitted ladder, eaves storage measuring approximately 24'8" in length and range of inset spotlighting. 

BEDROOM THREE APPROX 10' x 8'5" (3.05m x 2.57m) Double glazed window to side aspect, wall mounted radiator and oak fronted built-in wardrobe with external fitted shelving. 

FAMILY BATHROOM APPROX 8'3" x 5'8" (2.51m x 1.60m) Double glazed window to side aspect, wall mounted towel rail, spotlighting, oak flooring, free standing claw bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, Roca low level w.c and round sink and mixer tap.  

DISCLAIMER Fine & Country (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property for whom they act, give notice that (I) these particulars are a general outline only for the guidance of prospective purchasers or tenants, and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract (II) Fine & Country cannot guarantee the accuracy of any description, dimensions, references to conditions, necessary permissions for use and occupancy and other details contained herein and prospective purchasers or tenants must not rely on them as statements of fact or representations and must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy, (III) No employee of Fine & Country (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty or enter into any contract whatever in relation to the property, (IV) Fine & Country (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) will not be liable in negligence or otherwise, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars and Fine & Country (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor, (V) Photographs will only show certain parts of the property and assumptions should not be made in respect of those parts of the property that have not been photographed. (Items or contents shown in the photographs are not included as part of the sale unless specified otherwise. It should not be assumed the property will remain as shown in the photograph. Photographs are taken using a wide-angle lens. 


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