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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Bredfield Road, Woodbridge

Withdrawn from Market £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Ample Off Road Parking & Garage
  • Unique Home
  • Detached Charactor Home With A Number Of Distinctive Features
  • Four Bedroom's
  • En-suite Double Bedroom
  • For Viewings Please Contact 01394 446007
  • lose To Towns Amenities, Schools & Rail Station

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

About the Property
Castle Cote is a unique four bedroom detached character home that is believed to have been designed and built by William Marjoram in 1895 with later additions. The property offers a number of very distinctive features to include arched topped windows, turrets and castellations similar to a castle. The house is set back from Bredfield Road and enjoys good access to the railway station, River Deben and the shops and facilities within Woodbridge.
Arranged over two floors the accommodation comprises: open fronted porch, hall, WC, sitting room, snug, bathroom and kitchen/breakfast room with walk-in larder. A carpeted staircase with storage cupboard beneath rises to the first floor landing providing access to a further WC, three double bedrooms and a single bedroom/study with built-in storage. The main bedroom is located to the rear of the property and benefits from an en-suite wet room style shower room with WC. The sitting room and snug offer feature fireplaces with inset multi fuel stoves and sash windows. The turrets provide recesses within the reception rooms and built-in cupboards within the second and third bedrooms. Outside, there is ample off road parking to the front of the property with vehicular access to the side leading to the rear garden and a red brick single garage that has a tiled roof. The enclosed rear garden is predominantly laid to grass and can be approached by a pedestrian gate to one side and the gated vehicular access to the other. There is a shed, former ornamental pond and what is believed to be a remarkably well preserved and very unusual 1st World War Air-raid Shelter with flint knapp outhouse style entrance and a spiral staircase descending to the air raid shelter beneath.
Castle Cote featured within a book by Robert Blake (1994) "Melton - a changing village" and William Marjoram (1849-1935) is described as "A Builder of Quality" and a character of note. William Marjoram designed numbers 10, 12 & 14 Bredfield Road in addition to his home Castle Cote (number 8) where spent his declining years with his wife. William Marjoram is reported to have built the air-raid shelter (also described as a folly) for his family in 1917 following a Zeppelin air-raid in 1915. Robert Blake described the spiral staircase that leads down to a circular chamber that has beautifully decorated walls covered with engraved texts and extracts from the Old Testament.

About the Area
The much sought after market town of Woodbridge is located close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast on the banks of the beautiful River Deben. The town is widely known for its' beautiful historic buildings and wide ranging amenities which include a new library, two theatres, cinema, sports facilities (including sailing, rowing, tennis, bowls, rugby and football clubs), dentists' and doctors' surgeries including the substantial Framfield Medical Centre and a selection of highly reputable schools.
The town is well placed for visiting some of the county's best loved attractions such as Orford and Framlingham Castles, Sutton Hoo, Aldeburgh, Southwold and the world renowned Concert Hall at Snape Maltings. For lovers of the outdoors and nature, nearby attractions included RSPB Minsmere, Shingle Street, the forests at Rendlesham and the foot ferries at Bawdsey and Butley. The County town of Ipswich is approximately 10 miles south-west of Woodbridge.

Rail Services
Woodbridge station is on the Ipswich-Lowestoft East Suffolk Line with connections via Ipswich to London Liverpool St.
Ipswich station is on the Great Eastern Main Line approximately 70 miles east of London Liverpool Street Station with a journey time from Ipswich of approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Schools in Woodbridge:
Private Schools: The Abbey (Preparatory School), Woodbridge School (Senior School).
State Schools: Woodbridge Primary School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Farlingaye High School.


The Accommodation with Approximate Room Sizes:
Imposing porch supported by an ornate pillar with external light over a half glazed oak door fitted with inset sealed unit double glazed windows with leaded light detail opening to:

Entrance Hall - 'L'-shaped Room - 15' (max) x 3'11 opening to 10'6 (max) x 6'11 (max) including the stairwell
Wall mounted lights, central heating thermostat, radiator, carpet to floors, door opening to:

WC - 6' 5 (max) x 3' (max)
Inset light, extractor fan, window to the front aspect with sealed unit double glazing, built in unit with inset sink and double cupboard beneath, wall mounted mirror incorporating a light, WC with concealed cistern, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

Front Sitting Room - 12'6 x 12'4 reducing to 11'6 at the chimney breast
Two sash windows to the front aspect, wall mounted lights, polished granite fireplace with an inset multi-fuel stove set on a polished granite hearth, feature turret with internal curved wall to the front corner of the room, radiator, carpet to floor.

Rear Sitting Room/Snug - 10'3 x 9'11 (measured at the chimney breast)
Ceiling mounted light fitting, arched top recess with inset sash window to the rear aspect featuring a red brick fireplace with inset multi-fuel stove set on a brick hearth, shelved turret to the rear corner of the room, radiator and carpet to floor.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 13'9 x 10'7
Inset lighting, walk-in shelved pantry, window to the rear aspect overlooking the enclosed back garden, wall mounted Ideal Classic gas fired central heating boiler, a range of eye level and base units with preformed roll top work surfaces, tiled splashbacks and an inset stainless steel sink, space and plumbing for a washing machine, space for an electric free standing cooker, half glazed back door, radiator and tile effect vinyl floor covering.

Bathroom - 6'8 (max) x 5'9 (max)
Ceiling mounted light, window to the side aspect with extractor fan, panel bath with mixer tap incorporating a hand held shower attachment complete with wall mounted bracket, curtain and rail, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled WC, wall tiles around the sanitary ware, radiator and tile effect vinyl floor covering.

A carpeted staircase with cupboard beneath rises to the:

First Floor Landing - 14'8 (max) x 6'10 (max)
Ceiling mounted light, access hatch, storage recess above the WC, double glazed window to the side aspect, radiator, carpet to floor, doors opening to:

WC - 5' 3 x 5'6
Ceiling mounted light, window to the front aspect, close coupled WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks, tile effect vinyl floor covering.

En-Suite Double Bedroom to the Rear - 13'6 (max) reducing to 9'10 by the en-suite wet room x 10'5
Inset lighting, access hatch, double glazed sash windows to the rear aspect, radiator, carpet to floor, half glazed door opening to:

En-Suite Wet Room - 8'7 9max) x 3'2
Inset lighting, half glazed door and glass block window to provide natural light, tiled walls, wall mounted mirror, shaver point, fixed and remote shower heads, wall mounted wash hand basin, WC with concealed cistern, heated towel rail, wet room style tiled floor.

Front Double Bedroom - 12'6 (max) x 10'5
Pendant light, two sash windows to the front aspect, feature built-in wardrobe within the turret, radiator, carpet to floor.

Back Double Bedroom - 10'3 x 10'1
Pendant light, access hatch, double glazed window to the rear aspect, feature built-in wardrobe within the rear turret, radiator, carpet to floor.

Front Single Bedroom/Study - 15'8 (max) x 5'10 (max)
Pendant light, sash window to the front aspect, built-in wardrobe with storage recesses above, radiator, carpet to floor.

OUTSIDE

The front garden is predominantly laid to grass accessed via an 'in and out' driveway with central brick wall. There is a fence to the right hand boundary, a hedge to the left with a raised bed. A pedestrian gate to the left of the property and a gate providing vehicular access to the right open to the enclosed rear garden and garage.

Garage - 17'1 (max) x 9'8 (max) reducing at the central brick piers
'Up and over' garage door, window to the side aspect, power and light.

Air Raid Shelter
Approached via a flint knapp outbuilding with a pitched roof which has a spiral staircase leading down to the circular chamber beneath the garden.

The enclosed rear garden is laid to lawn with a variety of established trees and bushes, a shed, an ornamental pond and a patio with external lighting and an outside tap to the rear of the property.


Services
We are advised by the vendors that mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are connected.

Council Tax
Band E - £1,907.40.

Viewings
Strictly by prior appointment with Fine & Country Woodbridge - 01394 446007.

 


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