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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Kirton, Ipswich, Suffolk

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Property Description

Key features

  • Understood to date back to the 17th century
  • Carefully extended and updated throughout
  • Interior is presented to the highest standard
  • Fabulous rural location
  • Generous landscaped gardens
  • Entertaining patios and swimming pool
  • Close-by to a variety of conveniences
  • Commutable location
  • Far reaching views across bordering countryside
  • Approx 1/2 acre (sts) plot

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Overview Innocence House enjoys a convenient and accessible location on the edge of Kirton. The county town of Ipswich lies some 7 miles to the west and both Felixstowe and the river-front town of Woodbridge are close by, being 3 and 8 miles away respectively. These provide a full range of local shopping, commercial and educational facilities, with a wide choice of state and private sector schools, catering for all age groups. 

The House Understood to originate from the 17th century, Innocence House has been carefully extended and provides well planned family accommodation. Presented to the highest standard throughout, the property benefits from oil fired central heating, new double-glazed windows, a modern security system, an impressive drawing room, fine conservatory and an atmospheric dining room. A bespoke Aga kitchen opens into a Breakfast Room. On the first floor, there are four bedrooms, with the possibility of a fifth, all of which enjoy views across the gardens and surrounding countryside, with a luxury family bathroom and en-suite shower room. Sheltered by mature and well-managed hedges, the landscaped gardens include a heated swimming pool and in all, the property extends to approximately ½ an acre (sts). 

The Area Kirton is situated approximately four miles west of Felixstowe and approximately seven miles east of Ipswich. The village offers a good range of local facilities, including a public house. Two farm shops are easily accessible. There are a number of schools within the area in both the state and private sectors and Kirton/Trimley has its own primary school.

The nearby Deben and Orwell estuaries provide a choice of water sport opportunities and there are numerous golf courses within the area. The property also enjoys access to a network of footpaths, including those leading down to the bank of the River Deben. 

Communication Links The A14 dual carriageway provides access to London (via the A12) as well as Cambridge, The Midlands and Stansted Airport. There are regular main line rail services from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street Station, taking about 70 minutes, with branch line connections to neighbouring Trimley and Felixstowe. 

Ipswich The thriving town of Ipswich, at the head of the River Orwell, is the county town of Suffolk and offers a wide variety of shopping, commercial and leisure facilities, including a full range of sports clubs and societies, restaurants and high street stores. It has undergone extensive redevelopment in recent years, mainly around the waterfront, Ipswich has become a popular "commutable" town to London. There is an excellent choice of schooling within both the state and private sectors. 

Directions Take the A14 heading towards Felixstowe, continue for approximately 10 miles and take the exit signed to Kirton. After 100m turn right into Innocence Lane and find the house after 0.8 miles, on the left-hand side. It is enclosed by hedges and has a house name sign. 

Vendor Statement "We have been told the older part of Innocence House was the focal point for a gathering of Quakers - the Innocence Group; thus, the name of the house and the lane on which it sits.

We have thoroughly enjoyed living at Innocence House and have hosted many get-togethers - some small and cosy in front of a log fire and some large, where 70 or more people have been able to circulate freely through the Sitting Room, Conservatory and Dining Room.

Add to this lovely walks starting at the back gate and friendly local farmers who drop in for a coffee (with the occasional bag of potatoes) and you will understand living in this lovely rural location has been nothing but a pleasure." 

Entrance Lobby Flanked by plentiful flower borders on each side, the front porch and Entrance Lobby is entered through a solid timber entrance door with entry lighting. Key alarm pad, skirting, window to side overlooking the established borders, lighting and door to: 

Entrance Hall A fabulous entrance with skirting, exposed timbers, doors to breakfast room and inner hallway, open studwork and access to: 

Study approx. 11´2 x 8´3 (3.40 x 2.51m) Exposed timbers, skirting, panelled window to inner hallway, double window to front overlooking gardens, ample study space and power points. 

Inner Hallway approx. 10´2 x (3.10 x 2.74m) Skirting, power points, radiator, timbered ceiling with original hooks, LED spotlighting, door to under-stairs storage cupboard, internal return window to study, staircase rising to the first floor, small inner lobby situated between the dining room and sitting room with window overlooking the hydrangea bed and further doors to: 

Utility Room/Pantry approx. 10´1 x 4´9 (3.07 x 1.45m) Skirting, wall light, radiator, double window to side, shelving, work surface, oil fired boiler. Plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. 

Breakfast Room approx. 13´4 x 11´6 (4.06 x 3.51m) Oak floorboards, radiator, skirting, power points, television point, exposed timbers, dual aspect windows to front and side overlooking gardens, red brick fireplace with tiled hearth, currently not in use, with bressumer beam over. Evidence of possible former bread oven beside fireplace. Double-folding doors provide open access to the kitchen. 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room approx. 14´3 x 13´5 (4.34 x 4.09m) A stunning bespoke country-style, cream, wooden-fronted range of wall and base units providing plenty of storage, with granite worktops over. Original pamment-tiled floor, skirting, power points, telephone points, centre island with granite worktops, storage cupboards and drawers with shelving below. Wall lights, inset butler sink with mixer tap, double window overlooking the courtyard to side, two Velux windows, quadruple-oven black AGA (available via separate negotiation) with tiled splash backs, warming plate, panelled wall with chalkboard, space for American style fridge/freezer. Door to inner hallway and second door to: 

Boot Room approx. 7´4 x (2.24 x 2.13m) Tiled flooring, space for refrigerator, cloaks pegs, skirting, fitted cupboard and shelving, radiator, full length windows overlooking the side garden, stable door to side courtyard and door to: 

Cloakroom Tiled flooring, part-frosted window to rear, skirting, radiator, tiled splash backs, pedestal washbasin and low level w.c. 

Sitting Room approx. 24´9 x 12´9 (7.54 x 3.89m) Oak floorboards, skirting, power points, television point, LED spotlighting, two radiators, picture lights, exposed timbers and bracing, double doors leading into the Conservatory/Garden Room and double doors leading out to a patio area, with gardens beyond. Double window to side elevation, red brick fireplace with open grate, bressumer beam over and brick hearth. 

Dining Room approx. 13´4 x 12´6 (4.06 x 3.81m) Skirting, power points, double window to side elevation overlooking the garden and open fields beyond, wall lights, exposed timbers, radiator, feature fireplace with bressumer beam over, tiled hearth, bi-folding, glazed timber doors to: 

Conservatory/Garden Room approx. 21´10 x 11´1 (6.65 x 3.38m) Connecting to dining room, sitting room and rear gardens with swimming pool beyond, this wonderful space offers fantastic views across the plot itself and across the countryside beyond. With tiled flooring, skirting, LED spotlighting, power points, fitted roof-blinds, French doors leading to the garden. 

Landing Skirting, radiator, smoke alarms, wall lights, security alarm keypad, power points, exposed timbers, storage cupboard and doors to: 

Master Bedroom Suite approx. 15´1 x 13´11 (4.60 x 4.24m) Dual aspect window to front and side overlooking surrounding countryside, power points, reading lights, skirting, radiator, television points, exposed timbers, LED spotlighting, wonderful recess display and open access to dressing room. 

Dressing Room approx. 13´3 x 5´10" (4.04 x 1.78m) This room has been converted to an en-suite Dressing Room and could be returned to a fifth bedroom once again, if required. LED spotlighting, radiator, skirting, range of handmade wardrobes and drawers with dressing table and window offering far reaching views across the countryside. 

Bathroom approx. 10´9 x (3.28 x 2.74m) Depending on the corridor door configuration in use, this bathroom can be used as either a family bathroom or an en-suite bathroom for the master bedroom. With oak floorboards, skirting, LED spotlighting, towel rail with inset radiator, free-standing, claw-footed, roll top bath with mixer tap and hand-shower over, low level w.c, washbasin set on a granite worktop with storage cupboards below, mixer tap and light above, electric shaver socket, triple window to rear overlooking the open fields and farmyard to side, extractor fan, marble-effect splash back in the shower cubicle with pumped, Aqualisa shower and additional waterfall head, cupboard housing hot water cylinder with a storage cupboard above. 

Bedroom Two approx. 14´6 x 12´10 (4.42 x 3.91m) Skirting, radiator, television points, power points, exposed timbers, access to loft space, reading lights, LED spotlighting, double window to the front overlooking fields and dual aspect French doors leading onto balcony, overlooking rear garden and swimming pool. Door to: 

En-suite Bathroom approx. 8´3 x 5´5 (2.51 x 1.65m) Engineered timber floor boards, heated towel rail, skirting, exposed timbers, extractor fan, low level w.c, pedestal washbasin, set in storage cupboard with surface and light above, tiled splash backs, part frosted window to rear overlooking gardens. Electronic, pumped shower with controls inside and outside cubicle and splash backs. 

Bedroom Three approx. 12´8 x 10´9 (3.86 x3.28m) A wonderful arched entrance door leads into this dual aspect room with windows to the rear and side overlooking the gardens, swimming pool and countryside beyond, power points, two radiators, skirting and fitted wardrobes with shelving.  

Bedroom Four approx. 9´3 x (2.82 x 2.13m) Currently used as a study with shelving, access to the loft space, skirting, power points, internet connection point, exposed timbers and double window overlooking the gardens. 

Dining Room approx. 13´4 x 12´6 (4.06 x 3.81m) Skirting, power points, double window to side elevation overlooking the garden and open fields beyond, wall lights, exposed timbers, radiator, feature fireplace with bressumer beam over, tiled hearth, bi-folding, glazed timber doors to: 

Conservatory/Garden Room approx. 21´10 x 11´1 (6.65 x 3.38m) Connecting to dining room, sitting room and rear gardens with swimming pool beyond, this wonderful space offers fantastic views across the plot itself and across the countryside beyond. With tiled flooring, skirting, LED spotlighting, power points, fitted roof-blinds, French doors leading to the garden. 

On the first floor A timbered staircase with a Velux window leads to: 

Landing Skirting, radiator, smoke alarms, wall lights, security alarm keypad, power points, exposed timbers, storage cupboard and doors to: 

Master Bedroom Suite approx. 15´1 x 13´11 (4.60 x 4.24m) Dual aspect window to front and side overlooking surrounding countryside, power points, reading lights, skirting, radiator, television points, exposed timbers, LED spotlighting, wonderful recess display and open access to dressing room. 

Dressing Room approx. 13´3 x 5´10" (4.04 x 1.78m) This room has been converted to an en-suite Dressing Room and could be returned to a fifth bedroom once again, if required. LED spotlighting, radiator, skirting, range of handmade wardrobes and drawers with dressing table and window offering far reaching views across the countryside. 

Bathroom approx. 10´9 x (3.28 x 2.74m) Depending on the corridor door configuration in use, this bathroom can be used as either a family bathroom or an en-suite bathroom for the master bedroom. With oak floorboards, skirting, LED spotlighting, towel rail with inset radiator, free-standing, clawfooted, roll top bath with mixer tap and hand-shower over, low level w.c, washbasin set on a granite worktop with storage cupboards below, mixer tap and light above, electric shaver socket, triple window to rear overlooking the open fields and farmyard to side, extractor fan, marble-effect splash back in the shower cubicle with pumped, Aqualisa shower and additional waterfall head, cupboard housing hot water cylinder with a storage cupboard above. 

Bedroom Two approx. 14´6 x 12´10 (4.42 x 3.91m) Skirting, radiator, television points, power points, exposed timbers, access to loft space, reading lights, LED spotlighting, double window to the front overlooking fields and dual aspect French doors leading onto balcony, overlooking rear garden and swimming pool. Door to: 

En-suite Bathroom approx. 8´3 x 5´5 (2.51 x 1.65m) Engineered timber floor boards, heated towel rail, skirting, exposed timbers, extractor fan, low level w.c, pedestal washbasin, set in storage cupboard with surface and light above, tiled splash backs, part frosted window to rear overlooking gardens. Electronic, pumped shower with controls inside and outside cubicle and splash backs. 

Bedroom Three approx. 12´8 x 10´9 (3.86 x3.28m) A wonderful arched entrance door leads into this dual aspect room with windows to the rear and side overlooking the gardens, swimming pool and countryside beyond, power points, two radiators, skirting and fitted wardrobes with shelving.  

Bedroom Four approx. 9´3 x (2.82 x 2.13m) Currently used as a study with shelving, access to the loft space, skirting, power points, internet connection point, exposed timbers and double window overlooking the gardens. 

Outside Innocence House is screened from the road by mature hedging and trees providing a wonderfully private plot. A 5-bar gate leads into the gravelled parking area, enough for several cars, motorhome or boat all enclosed by hedging and there is lighting guiding you from the car park to the front entrance. The pathway flows past the established gardens and pool complex with stocked borders offering an array of colour with mature plants, specimen trees and flowers. From the front entrance there is gated access out to the front fields for walking and a gate to the side leads in to the enclosed courtyard, perfect for eating and entertaining. This area connects to the workshop with power, supplementary storage shielding the oil tank and a wood store at the rear. A high-tech, heated greenhouse with power and a pumped rainwater system forms part of the rear courtyard also.

From here, the garden continues via a hydrangea-bordered outdoor drying area to a small orchard with productive apple trees, which border countryside and farmland providing spectacular views from the conservatory/garden room. The main rear garden offers two lawns both having stocked and established beds and borders with roses and wisteria, seating areas, lighting and a further pathway leads to the pool complex.

The swimming pool is heated with steps, diving board and cover. There is a pump house and patio for sunbathing - again perfect for entertaining, with the residence being just a short walk away. From the gardens countryside walks can be reached in all directions, making this the ideal home for a family who are keen walkers, but who wish to enjoy the best of both worlds, having a rural country setting yet benefiting from amenities being just a short drive away. 


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