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5 bedroom detached house for sale


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Property Description

Key features

  • beautiful former Rectory dating from the 1920s
  • extended and sympathetically modernised during its more recent lifetime
  • landscaped gardens
  • 3 large reception rooms
  • beautifully appointed kitchen/breakfast room with hand crafted bespoke units
  • cloakroom, laundry room and boiler room
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 ensuites and family shower room
  • garden studio/summer house with 3 rooms
  • double garage and timber garden shed
  • Air Source Heat Pump supplemented by oil-fired boiler

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautiful former rectory dating from the 1920s which has been extended and sympathetically modernised during its more recent lifetime to provide a wonderfully versatile range of family accommodation. The property has always been a private family residence and the accommodation has been arranged and decorated with this purpose in mind. There are three large reception rooms each with its own identity. The sitting room with its elegant fireplace is very much an evening room. The living room, at the back of the house opens out onto the landscaped gardens and has been designed for maximum sunlight: a perfect day room. The dining room and family room has space for fine dining, home work and play and is the central ingredient that all good family houses should enjoy. The kitchen is a small work of art in itself. The units are hand made in limed oak and make best use of the space. The kitchen/breakfast room overlooks the garden and is adjacent to the cloakroom and laundry room. The first floor comprises five double bedrooms with three bathrooms. There is a large double garage to the front of the property and a big timber garden studio/summer house which has potential for a variety of purposes. The garden is itself a notable feature and offers a good degree of privacy. It is well stocked with flower borders, shrubs and trees. The property sits far back from the road in its plot with excellent parking and space for boats and trailers etc. Bard's House has a carefully designed heating system which is run mainly from a air source heat pump, supplemented with a traditional oil fired boiler. The owners have also installed photo voltaic energy panels on the roof of the timber studio in order to enhance the energy efficiency of the house. We strongly recommend an early inspection to appreciate the versatility and high standard of this property.

Bard's House is ideally situated for access to the Heritage Coast and the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold. There are two nearby pubs: The Lion Inn at Theberton and the famous Eel's Foot at Eastbridge. There are walks from Eastbridge onto Minsmere nature reserve and a delightful walk, just down from the Eel's Foot, which winds its way through the marshes all the way to the beach. The nearby towns of Leiston and Saxmundham offer good local shops. Saxmundham has a Waitrose and a Tesco supermarket. The railway station at Saxmundham provides connecting services to London, Norwich and Cambridge. Leiston has a sports centre and swimming pool, cinema and a museum dedicated to the town's proud industrial heritage. There are golf courses at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness and sailing on the Alde/ Ore. Among the many other attractions in this part of Suffolk are the ancient castles at Orford and Framlingham and the world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall which is home to the Aldeburgh Festival. This part of Suffolk has become a haven for writers, artists and musicians.  

The accommodation comprises  

ENTRANCE HALL Front door, quarry tiled floor, staircase to the first floor with fitted stair carpet. Under stair cupboard, smoke detector, panel doors with period furniture lead off to the reception rooms. 

SITTING ROOM 4.07m x 4.28m plus bay recess. A front aspect room with a bay window and uPVC double glazing. Radiators, oak flooring and a beautiful Art Nuevo styled fireplace. TV point, picture rail. 

DINING ROOM AND FAMILY ROOM 6.84m x 3.66m A wonderfully versatile living room with front aspect bay and uPVC double glazing. Oak flooring, radiators, picture rail, arched recess to the side of the chimney breast. 

LIVING ROOM 5.89m x 3.66m A lovely day room which overlooks and opens out to the rear garden via wide double sliding patio doors, oak flooring, picture rail, column radiators. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM L shaped 4.88m x 5.2m max each way. Beautifully appointed with hand crafted bespoke units in limed oak under hardwood work tops. Single drainer stainless steel one and a half bowl sink, mixer tap, cupboard under. Further range of base level cupboards and drawers, wall mounted units to match. Recessed Cook Centre Evolution LPG range cooker, space for tall fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, corner display shelves, radiator, pelmet work surface lights, ceiling spot lights, tiled floor, uPVC double glazed windows. 

REAR LOBBY Door from the garden, quarry tiled floor, coat hooks doors to: 

BOILER ROOM Dual fuel heating system. Oil fired boiler and heat exchanger from the Air Source Heat Pump. Hot water mixing tank. Tiled floor uPVC double glazed windows, fitted shelves. 

CLOAKROOM White suite with wash basin and WC. Vanity cupboard, mirror, radiator, uPVC double glazed window and quarry tiled floor. 

LAUNDRY ROOM 2.98m x 1.97m Hardwood work top, butler sink, cupboard under, plumbing for washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, tiled floor, radiator, door to garden. 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Polished banister, painted balustrades, fitted carpet, smoke detector, radiator, access to roof space, panel doors with period furniture lead off to the bedrooms. 

BEDROOM ONE 4.63m x 3.78m Front aspect room with uPVC double glazed window, radiator, picture rail, fitted carpet. Walk-in wardrobe with courtesy light and hanging rails. 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM A white "heritage" suite comprising roll top hip bath, pedestal wash basin, bidet and WC. Marble tiled floor and part tiled walls, double aspect uPVC double glazed windows, radiator. Vanity cabinet with mirror, light and shaver point. 

BEDROOM TWO 4.11m x 4.06m uPVC double glazed window, radiator carpet. Door to: 

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM White suite with shower cubicle, wash basin, WC, tiled floor and tiled walls, uPVC double glazed window. Radiator. 

BEDROOM THREE 4.41m x 4.21m Double aspect room uPVC double glazed windows, radiator, carpet, built in wardrobe. 

BEDROOM FOUR 4.09m x 3.22m uPVC double glazed window, radiator, carpet. 

BEDROOM FIVE 3.79m X 4.15m uPVC double glazed window, radiator, carpet. 

FAMILY SHOWER ROOM Rear aspect uPVC double glazed window overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. White suite comprising: Shower cubicle with glass screen, WC, pedestal wash basin, electric shaver point, part tiled walls, vinyl floor, large airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and slatted shelves. 

GARDEN STUDIO/SUMMER HOUSE A substantial timber cabin comprising three rooms.

The main room measures 2.93m x 4.29m and has work tops and cupboards with single drainer stainless steel sink and an electric water heater. French windows lead to the garden, a ladder provides access to a bunk/storage area. 

BEDROOM/WORKROOM ONE measures 2.62m x 2.45m 

Double glazed window.  

BEDROOM/WORKROOM TWO measures 2.62m x2.45m The cabin provides excellent opportunities for work space or even summer annexe bedrooms. 

DOUBLE GARAGE 7.7m X 5.69m A substantial garage built to match the style of the main house and with potential to convert. Two up and over doors, light and power connected.

The property is approached via a shingle driveway through a five bar gate. The house is set well back in the plot and the driveway affords good parking and space for boats, trailers, caravans etc. There is a lawned area and good planting with mature trees which screen the property from the road.

The garden extends to the side of the house and the rear where is laid to lawn and beautifully planted with herbaceous borders and grasses. The borders provide wonderful colour and structure and there are mature fruit trees and ornamental specimen trees. There are two paved patio areas, a green house 2.44m x 1.9m with vents and staging. There is outside lighting, tap, Air Source Heat Pump and an oil tank. Timber Garden Shed.  

SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage. 

TENURE Freehold  

THIS PROPERTY Proposals exist to build park and ride sites and a workers campus, as well as make road and rail improvements, to service construction of the proposed new Sizewell C power station. Whilst no decisions have been made on the power station or the exact location and details of the facilities or improvements, public consultation is continuing. Further information go to:  

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17 November 2016

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