5 bedroom detached house for saleSwilland, Ipswich, Suffolk
Sold STC £595,000
- Magnificent Grade II Listed property
- Ample off road parking
- 1 acre of grounds
- Popular village location
- Commuting links within easy reach
- Wonderfully spacious rooms
- Five reception rooms
- Perfect property for entertaining guests
- Privately positioned next to the church
- Flexible accommodation
Description A handsome Grade II Listed detached country residence, privately positioned next to the church in the popular rural village of Swilland. The property is 16th Century with alterations from the early 17th Century, the accommodation features well-proportioned rooms with beautiful character including a wealth of exposed timber framing and studwork, inglenook fireplaces with open fires and diamond mullioned windows. This family home offers versatile space with flexibility also provided in the large attic rooms with scope for conversion to further accommodation if required. Facilities and amenities, schooling and rail and road links for commuting are all within easy reach and Swilland itself provides a village inn, church, primary School and equestrian centre. Services to the property include: oil fired central heating to radiators alongside open fires, mains water, electricity and drainage. The council lies within Suffolk Coastal District Council and the tax band is G.
The main entrance leads you through double doors to the entrance hall offering a brick floor and door to drawing room with an open fire and church views. The sitting room offers dual aspect windows, exposed floorboards and a log burning stove set in red brick fireplace. The dining room is beautifully timbered with an open fire set in a magnificent inglenook and a door leads out to the patio with rear garden beyond. A versatile garden room could be utilised as a large home office or occasional bedroom overlooks the rear garden and there is also a cloakroom and side vestibule with possible cellar below. The country kitchen offers dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens with door to the rear porch with gardens and patio beyond.
Two staircases lead to the landing areas on the first floor with exposed timbers, wonderful mullion window and church views. Doors lead to the dual aspect master bedroom benefitting from an en-suite shower room (shower currently not in working use). Bedroom two is timbered with church views and a door through to the master en-suite shower room acting as a 'Jack and Jill' en-suite to both. Bedrooms three and four display a wealth of timbers, mullion windows and bedroom four links to a large attic space with power connected and potential to use as a dressing room/en-suite facility (subject to planning permissions). Bedroom five is set on the second floor with exposed floorboards, timbers and garden views along with a secondary attic room offering the same dressing room/en-suite potential as bedroom four. The family bathroom has a three-piece suite, exposed timbers and views across the lawn.
The property sits centrally in its plot with a sweeping gravelled driveway providing ample off-road parking, enclosed by gardens laid to lawn with stocked borders, apple trees and a former single garage. The neighbouring church offers splendid views in this tranquil setting at the end of a no through lane. Side access leads to the rear gardens with established beds, a range of mature trees and plants, including walnut and apple trees. There are garden stores, a greenhouse, boiler room also housing the water softener and a private patio with lighting connects back to the kitchen and dining room. A further seating area is elevated and set at the rear of the garden providing a wonderful dining or entertaining space. The grounds in total extend to approximately one acre (sts).
About the Area Swilland is a popular rural village offering various countryside walks through meandering pathways, many bridleways offering safe hacking, the award winning 'Moon and Mushroom Inn', beautiful village church, primary school and the popular Newton Hall Equitation Centre. Further amenities can be found in the neighbouring village of Witnesham and recreationally, there is a wide choice of opportunities, with golf courses in Witnesham, as well as on the outskirts of Ipswich and Woodbridge.
There are sports clubs on the northern side of Ipswich, whilst the nearby East Coast estuaries provide a wide range of water sport opportunities. There is a wide range of top performing schools catering for all age groups in both the state and private sectors in Ipswich, Woodbridge and Framlingham and good access is afforded to the region's main roads including the A14 and A12.
The thriving town of Ipswich on the estuary of the River Orwell has undergone an extensive gentrification programme in recent years, mainly around the waterfront and has become a popular "commutable" town to London. A wide variety of shopping, commercial and leisure facilities, which includes a full range of sports clubs and societies, restaurants and high street stores can be found in the town alongside the railway station providing a mainline railway link to London's Liverpool Street (approximate journey time of sixty-five minutes).
Directions Leave Ipswich via Westerfield Road (B1077), continue through the villages of Westerfield and Witnesham and after a short distance turn right as signposted towards Swilland. Continue into the village passing the Moon and Mushroom Inn on your left, a short distance further take the left hand turn onto Church Lane where the entrance to the property can be found at the end of the lane on the right-hand side, by the church.
Vendor Statement "Swilland Hall has been a wonderful family home over the past 28 years as well as being a fantastic place to entertain, especially at Christmas.
It is a warm and cosy home in the winter when the wood burner and fireplaces are lit, and the big secluded garden is the perfect place to host a barbecue in the summer sun.
The village is full of friendly faces and there are some lovely walks across the fields nearby, all starting at the churchyard next door.
Although just a short walk from the snug village pub, the Moon and Mushroom, and a short drive from beautiful Woodbridge and Suffolk's country town of Ipswich, the house feels off the beaten track, giving you a lovely sense of peace and quiet.
We have had many happy years at Swilland Hall and hope the next owner and their family enjoy it as much as we have."
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:
SIDE ENTRANCE VESTIBULE: APPROX 7'6" X 7'2" (2.29M X 2.18M) Power points, cloaks rail, radiator, display alcove, roof window, door to sitting room and door to:
Cloakroom Fitted suite with low level w.c and wall-mounted wash basin, radiator and frosted window to side.
Sitting Room: Approx 21´3" x 17´11" (6.48m x 5.45m) Beautifully timbered ceiling, oak floorboards, radiator, television and telephone points, power points, storage cupboard with light and shelving, skirting, dual aspect windows to side elevations, shelved recess area and wonderful red brick fireplace with bressumer beam over, tiled hearth and inset 'Villager' log-burning stove.
Kitchen: Approx 15´11" x 11" (4.85m x 3.35m) Fitted with a range of solid wooden fronted wall and base units offering plenty of storage with solid oak worktops, inset washing machine and tumble dryer, inset butler sink with mixer tap, inset Hotpoint dishwasher, Rangemaster professional oven with halogen hobs over and extractor fan, free standing fridge, pamment tiled flooring, dual aspect windows to side and rear elevations overlooking the garden, door to covered side porch with patio and gardens off, exposed timbers and central beam, radiator, power points, tiled splashbacks and under unit lighting,
Study: Approx 15´2" x 9´11" (4.62m x 3.02m) Stripped pine corner cupboard, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, power points, triple window overlooking the front garden, under stair storage cupboard with light and shelving and door to:
Dining Room: Approx 17´8" x 17´0" (5.38m x 5.18m) A generous dining room, perfect for entertaining with plenty of dining and entertaining space with a large dining table (available by separate negotiation), dual aspect windows to front and rear overlooking the gardens, door to rear patio and garden beyond, return door to study, skirting, exposed wall timbers and central beam, power points, two radiators, concealed secondary staircase rising to the first floor, doors to the garden room and primary entrance and a magnificent inglenook fireplace with brick hearth, bressumer beam over, storage cupboard to side, lighting and wonderful open fire with grate and hood.
The Primary Entrance: Solid double entrance doors with fanlight window above, brick flooring, exposed chimney breast, exposed timbers and door to:
Drawing Room: Approx 17´2" x 14´8" (5.23m x 4.47m) Triple window to front elevation overlooking the gardens, radiator, skirting, power points, exposed wall timbers and central beam, doors to the garden room and former conservatory (base still present), under stair storage cupboard and red brick fireplace with brick hearth, bressumer beam over and open fire with grate.
Garden Room: Approx 23´1" x 7´11" (7.04m x 2.41m) This room is very flexible within its use with skirting, two radiators, triple aspect windows to rear and side elevations overlooking the gardens, telephone point, door to drawing room, exposed ceiling timber and high window overlooking the staircase from the dining room leading to:
Master Bedroom: Approx 17´5" x 16´7" (5.31m x 5.05m) A beautifully timbered room with radiator, power points, dual aspect windows to front and rear elevations overlooking the garden and glimpse views of the church to the side. Door to:
En-Suite Shower Room: Approx 6'0" x 5'10" (1.83m x 1.78m) maximum measurements
Fitted suite comprising shower enclosure (shower currently not in working use) low level w.c and wall mounted wash basin, tiled flooring and splashbacks, radiator, extractor fan, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, shelving and connecting door to bedroom 2 for use as a Jack and Jill en-suite, if preferred.
Bedroom Two: Approx 16´6" x 14´7" (5.03m x 4.14m) Radiator, skirting, power points, exposed timbers and central beam, triple window to front elevation overlooking the garden and glimpse church views to the side. Door to the en-suite shower room.
Inner and Main Galleried Landing: Access to the loft space, return staircase to sitting room, triple window to front elevation overlooking the garden, exposed timbers, radiator, wonderful mullion window to side elevation and doors to:
Bedroom Three: Approx 17´10" x 8´9" (5.44m x 2.67m) Exposed timbers and bracing, radiator, power points, skirting and windows to inner landing, front and rear elevations.
Bedroom Four: Approx 17´4" x 9´8" (5.28m x 2.95m) Skirting, radiator, exposed timbers and bracing, power points, dual aspect windows (one mullion) to side and rear elevations overlooking the gardens, shelved airing cupboard, secondary airing cupboard housing the immersion tank, access to loft space and door to:
Attic Room: Approx 16´6" x 8´1" (5.03m x 2.46m) Exposed floorboards, power and light connected, part-sloped ceiling, dual aspect windows to front and side elevations overlooking the gardens, wall mounted fuse and consumer box and some evidence of wall panelling to the render. This spaces offers the potential for use as a dressing room/en-suite, if desired and subject to planning permission.
Family Bathroom: Approx 11´9" x 5´10" (3.58m x 1.78m) Fitted suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower over, low level w.c and pedestal wash basin, radiator, tiled splashbacks, exposed wall timbers and studwork and double window to front elevation overlooking the gardens.
On the second floor: Accessed from the dining room staircase or from the landing, an oak staircase with timbered walls leads to a small landing area with doors to:
BEDROOM FIVE: APPROX 14'10" X 10'1" (4.52M X 3.07M) MAXIMUM MEASUREMENTS Exposed floorboards, skirting, power points, radiator, window to side elevation overlooking the neighbouring farm, part-vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers, small mezzanine storage area and concealed dressing area with handing rail and light.
SECONDARY ATTIC ROOM APPROX 35'0" DECREASING TO 9'1" X 32'4 (10.67M DECREASING TO 2.77M X 9.86M) This space could be converted to provide further accommodation or a bathroom facility for bedroom five with vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers, bracing and chimney breast and light and power is connected.
Outside The property sits centrally in this generous plot with a sweeping gravelled driveway to the front providing ample off-road parking and turning space. There are gardens laid to lawn with mature apple trees and borders stocked with roses, specimen shrubs and trees. At the side stands the detached former single garage with scope to renovate or re-build. The neighbouring church offers splendid views in this tranquil setting at the end of a no through lane.
At each side access leads to the landscaped rear gardens which are enclosed by mature hedging providing a wonderful degree of privacy. A central lawn is flourished by established beds and borders along with a range of mature trees including walnut, willow, conker and apple trees. There are garden stores, a greenhouse and attached boiler room, also housing the water softener. Immediately at the rear of the property and connecting back to the kitchen and dining room is a private inner patio with lighting and water tap, perfect for relaxing or dining enjoying views across the lawn. At the rear of the garden stands an elevated patio providing a pleasant entertaining area. The grounds in total extend to approximately one acre (sts).
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