1 bedroom apartment for sale

Middleton Road, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10

Sold STC £159,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Side Terrace and Entrance Porch
  • 16ft x 15ft 6" Bedroom
  • Private Entrance Hall
  • New En Suite Shower
  • 16ft x 16ft Sitting/Dining Room with Elegant Sash Windows
  • Laundry Room and Cycle Shed
  • New Shaker Kitchen
  • Drive and Parking
  • New Cloakroom
  • Beautiful Communal Parkland Gardens

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

THE LOCATION
Ballingdon Grove is situated right on the outskirts of the market town of Sudbury, adjoining wonderful water meadows which look back towards the town. There is a nearby local shop in Ballingdon within easy walking distance and the town itself can be reached on foot or very easily by car. Sudbury is a thriving and growing market town, the historic centre and it offers an excellent range of shops, schools and recreational facilities. There are many clubs and associations including rugby, football, cricket, tennis, bowls, croquet and rowing. There is a small quayside theatre and modern swimming pool/leisure complex. The town provides bus services to the surrounding area and a station with shuttle trains through to the main London and Colchester line on to Liverpool Street.

BALLINGDON GROVE
The original part of Ballingdon Groves dates back many hundreds of years and was updated in Georgian times - this is the section at the back with painted brick and tiled roof. In Victorian times it was dramatically changed into a large country house, owned in association with nearby lime and brick works, once a major industry in Sudbury. Before the railways the main transport hub of Sudbury was the River Stour with freight barges carrying goods down to Manningtree and on around London and beyond. Ballingdon Grove was reached by a river channel (cut) still exists today, running alongside the gardens. The former lime works were converted into a house many years ago and more recently enlarged to form another spectacular private house, Grove House, on the other side of the cut. In more recent years Ballingdon Grove was converted into apartments and No 5 is on the first floor, formed from the two principle bedrooms of the house. These are now the sitting/dining room and bedroom and have wonderful high ceilings and magnificent sash windows looking straight down the main lawns of the house towards the meadows. Many good original features remain including large doors and the wonderful sash windows with their wooden shutters. There are great facilities at the house including a cycle shed, good parking and a basement laundry room for the residents. The house is just coming to the end of a very major programme of renovation and redecoration outside, carried out at a considerable expense by the leaseholder and giving great benefit to the future owner of No 5, and providing reasonable service charges for the future. The property has gas central fired central heating and is beautifully decorated and presented throughout, with a recently installed new Shaker kitchen, cloakroom and en suite shower.

THE PROPERTY
On The Ground Floor
Side Terrace and Entrance Porch. The entrance to the house is at the side where there is a large flagstone terrace and canopy porch with mail boxes for flats 5-9 and entrance door with security phone intercom. This opens into ground floor reception hall with sweeping staircase leading up to the first floor.

On the First Floor
Staircase and Landing A wonderful sweeping staircase with ornate cast iron bannisters and original hardwood handrail sweeps up to the landing with a further matching staircase up to reach this flat. Original wrought iron and glass dome skylight and six panel original front door leading to the flat.

Private Entrance Hall 5' 6" x 5' 3" (1.7m x 1.65m). With front door, door to the cloakroom and original six panel door to the sitting/dining room.

Sitting/Dining Room 16' 6" x 16' 6" (5m x 5m). Stunning room, the original principle bedroom of the house, with 11 foot high ceiling and three superb large sash windows, all with original shutters, looking down the main lawn and out over Sudbury's famous water meadows beyond. Chimney breast with open fireplace with painted Adams style surround mantelpiece, marble insert and hearth with fitted convector heater. Heavy ceiling cornice, double radiator and two twin wall lights. A wonderful room. Doors from the hall, bedroom and kitchen.

New Shaker Kitchen 7' 6" x 7' (2.3m x 2.1m). Leading off the sitting room and with a large sash window to the side giving particularly good morning sunshine. Recently refitted with an excellent range of cream shaker style wall and base cupboards on three sides with satin stainless handles and oak woodblock style laminate working surfaces with multi coloured tiled splashbacks. Equipped with a four ring stainless steel gas hob and matching filter hood above with matching electric oven below, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, integral slimline dishwasher, integral fridge and integral freezer. Machined oak flooring, triple ceiling spotlight.

Bedroom 16' x 15' 6" (4.9m x 4.7m). Also with wonderful 11 foot high ceiling, with moulded cornice and picture rail. Another large sash window to the rear looking right out across the main lawn again. Two large built in wardrobe cupboards and central cupboard housing good sized new shower cubicle with folding glass door and power shower. Radiator, two twin wall lights.

Cloakroom 7' 3" x 4' ( 2.2m x 1.2m). Leading off the private hall with modern white low flush WC and large pedestal handbasin. Painted tongue and grove panelling to waist level, air exchanger, radiator, limed woodgrain style flooring.
OUTSIDE
To the front of the property there is a good area of parking and based in the cellar there is a good sized laundry room, which is communal and has a number of functional washing machines etc.

THE FACILITIES
Drive and Parking A sweeping entrance drive in from Middleton Road which opens to a large parking area with space for many cars. There are no allocated spaces but it is a generous carpark.

Laundry Room and Cycle Shed In the basement of the house there is a laundry room for residents with washing and drying machines. To one side of the drive is a cycle and outside storage shed with space alongside for all the wheelie bins.

The Grounds A particular feature of Ballingdon Grove are its wonderful sweeping grounds. There are landscaped gardens at the front and an entrance on either side round to the main gardens at the rear. These comprise a sweeping lawn which runs down to the far end with trees on the right hand boundary which adjoins the river cut where sailing barges used to come in the days of brick and lime making. Now forms a lovely feature. Along the left hand boundary are further trees with an entrance at the end opening to another lawn with barbecue area adjoining Sudbury's famous water meadows looking across towards the town and Quay.

The Lease and Freehold The property is held leasehold for a period of 125 years from 25th December 1987. There has been a recent change in the management of Ballingdon Grove and the residents have recently contributed towards a very major expenditure to bring the house and grounds up into excellent condition which will be of enormous benefit to the future owner. There is a service charge of approximately 847.56 per half year to cover lighting and cleaning of the common parts, maintenance of the grounds, laundry room etc and ground rent of 60 per half year.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains gas, water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Please note we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical or drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: 01473 822801) advise Charge Band A, amount payable 2016/2017 1,075.50.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the Vendor's agents, as above. Proceed out of Sudbury along Ballingdon Street and Cross Street, turning left at the bottom of Ballingdon Hill into Middleton Road. Continue along Middleton Road for about three quarters of a mile and Ballingdon Grove can be found on the left hand side.


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27 September 2016

Nearest stations

  • Sudbury (0.6 mi)
  • Bures (4.5 mi)
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Sworders, Sudbury

53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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01787 720027 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Sudbury (0.6 mi)
  • Bures (4.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Sudbury

53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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