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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Yaxley Road, Eye

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Surrounded by farmland
  • 1.934 Acres (0.783 Hectares)
  • 5 Reception rooms
  • 3 Bedrooms with scope for 4
  • Double garage
  • Scope to remodel subject to Planning Permission

Full description

Situated a mile, slightly southwest of the town lies this aspirational detached house, surrounded by farmland and set within just under 2 Acres of garden and paddock. Built in 1924 for one Colonel Voyse this elegant property has been in the possession of only three owners in nearly 100 years.

Location - The historic town of Eye is blessed with an array of shops and businesses enabling residents to be essentially self sufficient. With schools, both Nursery, Primary and High, a Health Centre and varied social and recreational opportunities, all age groups are catered for. The town includes an impressive mix of architecture and interesting buildings especially when one considers the impressive properties towards the fine, historic Church. With a tower of 101feet, the renowned Nicklaus Pevsner in The Buildings of England (Suffolk) describes it as "one of the wonders of Suffolk". The excellent shops include for example the friendly Handyman Stores, two butchers, bakers, a fine deli, two supermarkets and chemist and many others complementing those found at neighbouring Diss (approximately 5 miles). Diss is fortunate in being able to offer amongst other things an 18 Hole Golf Course and importantly a well used commuter rail service which runs between the Cathedral City of Norwich to the north and London's Liverpool Street Station. This particular statement house is found only a mile from town centre, surrounded by attractive farmland and woodland.

Description - Mile House was constructed in 1924 for a Colonel Voyse and in the possession of only three owners including the current vendors who in the late1980's undertook a comprehensive programme of modernisation and extension. These works included creation, renewal and improvement in addition to enlargement and a complete overhaul of the exterior and much landscaping. Furthermore extra land was acquired creating a paddock and enhancing the impressive garden setting. The long gravel private drive leads off the road via wrought iron gates within railings extending across the garden frontage. With the house sitting centrally there is potential to add to the footprint of the building should the new owner harbour a plan to create an even more significant country house on the edge of the town where there are few to rival it. Internally, the extensive ground floor includes up to five reception room areas in addition to good ancillary space. The current owners modified the first floor creating an indulgent bathroom within a bedroom leaving three currently in service but with scope to return the first floor to four bedrooms if desired.

Entrance Porch - Laid with Fired Earth black & white tiles extending through the ensuing Reception Hall via a panel glazed doorway. Single radiator. Cornice. Casement window to the front elevation.

Reception Hall - 14'1 x 12' and 16'10 in to the Bay (4.29m x 3.66m - An impressive, light space serving as a hub to much of the ground floor and a viable reception room in its own right. A bay window to the front elevation provides not only an outlook to the grounds but good natural light in addition to a window at the side. An elegantly rising staircase leads to the first floor with noticeably shallow 'Country House' risers. Telephone point. Cornice. Vented chimneybreast. Panelled doors lead off. Good ceiling height throughout of around 7'10 (2.40m).

Study - 15'9 x 12' (4.80m x 3.66m) - An inviting space with windows to two aspects and featuring a central chimneybreast with period style chimneypiece and cast iron fireplace. Two double radiators. Fitted bookcasing in two places. Cornice. Television point etc.

Utility Room/Scullery - 10'2 x 7' (3.10m x 2.13m) - Laid with pamment tiles by Fired Earth and fitted with woodblock worktop around a ceramic Belfast sink with cupboard under. Plumbing for washing machine. Water softener. Period pine wall cupboard. Tiled splashbacks. Single radiator. Window to the side elevation.

Cloakroom - Fitted with a Victorian style suite comprising low level wc and wash basin set on a woodblock floor. Single radiator. Window to the rear elevation.

Breakfast Room - 12' x 10' (3.66m x 3.05m) - Perfectly placed between the kitchen and following reception rooms and laid with Fired Earth pamment tiles and with a Godin French stove in situ (unused). Television point. Window to the side elevation.

Kitchen - 12' x 7'11 (3.66m x 2.41m) - Fitted around three walls with worktop above a mix of cupboard and drawer storage units along with wall cupboards to match fitted with cornice and pelmet detail. Built in Hotpoint dishwasher, AEG built in double oven and grill with four ring hob concealed extractor above. Franke twin bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Built in fridge and freezer. Telephone point. Windows to two aspects.

Dining Room - 12'5 x 12'2 (3.78m x 3.71m) - A well proportioned space with windows front and rear along with double doors opening to the Drawing Room. Double radiator. Cornice.

Drawing Room - 23'7 x 13'11 (7.19m x 4.24m) - An inviting room with central period style marble chimneypiece and hearth with cast iron Victorian fireplace. Cornice. French windows lead out to the gardens at both front and rear. 3-pin 3 amp lighting circuit for table lamps along with choice of two television aerial points. 2 double radiators.

First Floor Landing - A light, spacious landing providing access to all first floor areas. Single radiator and window.

Bedroom 1 - 16' x 12' (4.88m x 3.66m) - A large well lit room with twin windows to the front elevation. Two single radiators. Television point, Cornice.

Bedroom 2 - 14'4 x 8'7 Min (4.37m x 2.62m Min) - A double aspect room and fitted with a bank of wardrobe cupboards and built in linen cupboard. Double radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 12' x 9'11 (3.66m x 3.02m) - With window to the side elevation. Single radiator.

Bathroom - 12' x 7'10 (3.66m x 2.39m) - Sumptuously appointed and created from a previous bedroom now fitted with classic Victorian suite including roll top bath with impressive ball & claw gilded feet, low level wc and pedestal wash basin. Window to the rear elevation. Cornice and panelling to an elegant dado rail. Traditional heated towel rail. Double radiator. Access to loft space.

Shower Room - Art Deco style with elegant pedestal wash basin, low level wc and shower enclosure with St James drench head shower installed. Tiled floor and walls. Window.

Gardens & Grounds - Mile House sits centrally in the original garden plot with an additional paddock to the side, in all extending to 1.934 acres (0.783 hectares). The garden, over an acre, contains a fine mix of trees and shrubs within lawns which frame the house. Close to the house lies a charming terrace ideal for entertaining and with the feature of a rebuilt Well. The driveway leads up from the road between ornate wrought iron gates and culminates in a parking area and DOUBLE GARAGE to one side. The garage measures internally19'8 x 19'2 (6.01m x 5.86m) and features an insulated roof, power and light, twin up and over doors and outside lights on sensors. A timber Garden Machinery store lies to the rear of the plot.

Boundaries comprise wrought iron railings to much of the roadside with established hedging field side extending to the paddock on the north western boundary. The paddock has established quickly and lies within splendid mixed deciduous native hedging and includes chestnut fencing.

Services - The vendor has confirmed that the property benefits from mains water, electricity and private drainage.

Wayleaves & Easements - The property is sold subject to and with all the benefit of all wayleaves, covenants, easements and rights of way whether or not disclosed in these particulars.

Important Notice - These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and should not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. Harrison Edge has no authority to make or give in writing or verbally any representations or warranties in relation to the property. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. No assumptions should be made that the property has all the necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Harrison Edge have not carried out a survey, nor tested the services, appliances or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. In the interest of Health & Safety, please ensure that you take due care when inspecting any property.

Postal Address - Mile House, Yaxley Road, Eye, IP23 7DN

Local Authority - Mid Suffolk District Council, Council Offices, 131 High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk, IP6 8DL T: +44 (0)1449 724500

Council Tax - The property has been placed in Tax Band F.

Tenure & Possession - The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Fixtures & Fittings - All items normally designated as tenants fixtures & fittings are specifically excluded from the sale unless mentioned in these particulars.

Viewing - By prior telephone appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0)1379 871 563

Directions - From the town centre proceed away opposite Barclays Bank and continue into open country where Mile House will be found on the right after approximately one mile before Rook Hall.

Enquiries - Simon Harrison
T: +44 (0)1379 871563
M: 07542 965660

Directions - From the town centre proceed away opposite Barclays Bank and continue into open country where Mile House will be found on the right after approximately one mile before Rook Hall.

Viewing - By prior appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0) 1379 871563

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