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4 bedroom property for sale

Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk

Sold STC £500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed timber residence registered of great historical and architectural interest.
  • Wonderfully spacious light and airy accommodation.
  • Character features and modern design with style and personality.
  • Magnificent drawing room with bow window and stunning inglenook fireplace.
  • Rayburn stove serving the hot water, heating and cooking.
  • Master bedroom with en suite.
  • Situated in a Conservation Area.
  • Wonderful enclosed wall rear courtyard with seating area.
  • Rear garden laid to lawn, enclosed by wrought iron fencing.
  • Two off road parking spaces.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description A stunning Grade II Listed attached timber framed residence registered of great historical and architectural interest, displaying the blue plaque confirming the dates in which the property was formerly Theobald's School. The property has also been used as a banking premises, with original safe door remaining.

There are rendered elevations set beneath a plaintiled roof with axial chimney, pierced and undulating bargeboards and decorative spike finials with gabled dormers to the loft space.

The accommodation has been sympathetically restored by the current owner to provide a wonderfully spacious light and airy home, combining character features and modern design with style and personality, high ceilings, well-proportioned rooms and beautiful presentation throughout.

The accommodation comprises; entrance lobby, drawing room, kitchen/diner, utility/boot room, snug, shower room, rear hallway, staircase to first floor, landing, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, three further double bedrooms, family bathroom and two loft spaces.

The property benefits from mains water and drainage, gas fired central heating to radiators, Rayburn stove serving the hot water, heating and cooking, original leaded light casement windows with secondary glazing and an impressive bow window to the drawing room along with Inglenook fireplace.

Outside to the front are two off road parking spaces and there is a wonderful enclosed rear walled courtyard providing privacy with shingled beds, borders, patio with seating area and a brick built outhouse, used for storage. The main rear garden is set to the side, accessed from the rear kitchen door and rear entrance gate offering a secluded area of lawn partially walled and enclosed by wrought iron fencing with hedging.  

History It is understood, Sir Francis Theobald, Lord of the Manor of Barking and Needham Market promised King James I to build a school in Needham Market in 1611. In 1632, Sir Francis Theobald carried out this promise. The Guild Hall of Barking would be pulled down and carried to Needham Market, this was completed and Theobald's School was open between 1687 to 1909.  

About the Area The property is pleasantly set on the bustling high street of Needham Market which lies in the heart of Mid Suffolk, offering easy access to all amenities along with a train station, with link to London and Conservation Lake, which offers fishing pitches, nature reserve, picnic site, children play areas and many meandering countryside walks. The town hosts a number of events throughout the year including street fares, many clubs and day events.

Needham Market is a large historic town with a wide range of shops including a supermarket, butcher, baker, florist, newsagents and a range of independent shops and charity shops. There are six public houses within the town as well as two fish and chips shops, cafes as well as an internet café and services include post office, library, pharmacy, doctors, vets and fire station as well as a community centre.

The area calls itself 'the heart of Suffolk' with good reason, with its central location offering easy access to excellent shopping in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, to the Heritage Coast via the A1120 tourist route, to Norwich via the A140, and the national motorway network via the A14 to the Midlands and the M11, or the A12 to London and the M25. Mainline links to London Liverpool Street are available only a short drive from either Stowmarket (90 minutes) or Ipswich (65 minutes).  

Directions From the Needham Market office turn right and proceed down the high street heading towards Station Yard where the property can be found set back from the road on the left hand side, prior to reaching Pump Street.  

The accommodation comprises: Solid entrance door to: 

Entrance Lobby Approximately 6´7´´ x 5´11´´ (2.00m x 1.80m) Tiled flooring, skirting, radiator, timbered ceiling, door to snug and door to:  

Drawing Room Approximately 24´6´´ x 19´4´´ (7.47m x 5.89m) A welcoming double aspect room with two triple leaded light windows to side elevation overlooking the enclosed garden, large curved bow leaded light window to front elevation, four radiators, skirting, exposed timbers and central beam, frosted leaded light window to kitchen, smoke detector, cupboard housing the electric metres and wonderful inglenook fireplace with wooden bressumer beam over, tiled hearth, exposed red brick insert, log burning stove and display lighting.  

Kitchen/Diner Approximately 14´6´´ x 13´8´´ (4.42m x 4.17m) A double aspect room with quadruple leaded light window overlooking the rear garden, triple leaded light window to rear elevation overlooking the walled courtyard, timbered ceiling, smoke detector, fitted wall and base units offering plenty of storage, wooden works surfaces over, under unit lighting, return window to drawing room, tiled splashbacks, skirting, radiator, tiled and solid oak flooring, ample dining space, fitted wine rack, space for American fridge/freezer, space for dishwasher, inset butler sink with mixer tap, feature shelving, fitted plate rack, solid door to rear with leaded windows either side and two oven Rayburn with two hot plates and extractor hood above, serving the cooking, heating and hot water.

 

Utility/Boot Room Approximately 12'8'' x 6' (3.86m x 1.83m) inc. storage cupboard space The wonderful original safe door leads in to this former safe room with tiled flooring, double window to rear elevation, double doors to storage cupboard with shelving, hot water tanks and fitted water softener, fitted wall and base units providing storage with wooden work surfaces over, skirting, solid door leading out to courtyard, butler sink with mixer tap, space for washing machine and tumble dryer.  

Snug Approximately 14´7´´ x 11´10´´ (4.44m x 3.61m) Triple leaded window to front elevation, exposed timbers, panelled door returning to entrance lobby, radiator, skirting and open fireplace with inset electric stove, bressumer beam over and feature tiled hearth.  

Shower Room Approximately 10´5´´ x 4´2´´ (3.18m x 1.27m) Fitted suite comprising pedestal wash basin, low level w.c and double shower unit, electric shaver point, tiled splashbacks, single window to rear overlooking the courtyard, tiled flooring, extractor fan, cornicing, skirting, heated towel ladder and fitted mirror. 

Rear Hallway Approximately 19´5´´ x 4´9´´ (5.92m x 1.45m) Radiator, triple window overlooking the courtyard, former window recess with fitted shelving, skirting, oak double doors (restored from the property) to storage cupboard, exposed timbers, smoke detector, cornicing and return doors to sitting room and snug. 

On the first floor Staircase boasting a curved oak hand rail rises to the first floor. 

Landing Approximately 25´2´´ x 4´11´´ (7.67m x 1.50m) A light space with loft access, exposed chimney breast, exposed timbers, skirting, double and triple windows to rear elevation, radiator, cornicing, door to storage cupboard with fitted rail and shelving, smoke detector, further storage cupboard housing the metres and doors to:

 

Master Bedroom Approximately 19'6'' x 10'6'' increasing to 15'3'' (5.95m x 3.20m increasing to 4.65m A spacious double aspect room with triple leaded light windows to front elevation and double to side offering elevated views across the high street, exposed timbers, fireplace with iron feature fire and grate inset, skirting, radiator, cornicing and door to:  

En-Suite Bathroom Approximately 7´4´´ x 6´11´´ (2.24m x 2.11m) Fitted suite comprising roll top bath with mixer tap and shower over, wash basin set in vanity unit with storage cupboards below, low level w.c, double leaded window to side elevation, skirting, cornicing, extractor fan, spotlighting, exposed timbers, electric shaver socket, feature recess shelving and heated towel ladder.  

Bedroom Two Approximately 14´7´´ x 12´ (4.44m x 3.66m) Radiator, exposed timbers, cornicing, triple leaded light window to front elevation and fireplace with feature iron fire and grate inset.  

Bedroom Three Approximately 13´11´´ x 10´5´´ (4.24m x 3.18m) Quadruple leaded windows to side elevation offering elevated views across the high street, skirting, cornicing, loft access, radiator and exposed timbers.  

Bedroom Four Approximately 13´3´´ x 10´1´´ (4.04m x 3.07m) Currently used as a study with triple window to side elevation offering elevated views across the high street, skirting, cornicing, radiator and exposed timbers.

 

Family Bathroom Approximately 10' x 6'6'' (3.05m x 1.98m) including shower cubicle Fitted suite comprising roll top bath with mixer tap and shower over, wash basin set in vanity unit with storage cupboards below and low level w.c, large shower cubicle with tiled splashbacks, extractor fan, spotlighting, heated towel ladder, cornicing, skirting and single leaded light window to side elevation.  

Outside The property is set back from the road with two off road parking spaces and access to the entrance. To the rear is a delightful walled courtyard providing privacy with shingled beds and borders, patio and a circular paved seating area. There is also a brick built outhouse of a good size used for storage.

The main rear garden is set to the side, accessed from the rear kitchen door and rear entrance gate offering a secluded area of lawn, partly walled and enclosed by wrought iron fencing. There are number of specimen trees including Holly and Rose, beautiful begonias and buddleia. Paved pathways connect to the gardens and courtyard with security lighting and outside water tap.  

Disclaimer Fine & Country Estate Agents (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property for whom they act, give notice that (I) these particulars are a general outline only for the guidance of prospective purchasers or tenants, and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract (II) Fine & Country cannot guarantee the accuracy of any description, dimensions, references to conditions, necessary permissions for use and occupancy and other details contained herein and prospective purchasers or tenants must not rely on them as statements of fact or representations and must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy, (III) No employee of Fine & Country (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty or enter into any contract whatever in relation to the property, (IV) Fine & Country (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) will not be liable in negligence or otherwise, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars and Fine & Country (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor, (V) Photographs will only show certain parts of the property and assumptions should not be made in respect of those parts of the property that have not been photographed. (items or contents shown in the photographs are not included as part of the sale unless specified otherwise. It should not be assumed the property will remain as shown in the photograph. Photographs are taken using a wide-angle lens.  

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19 April 2016

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  • Stowmarket (3.4 mi)
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