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3 bedroom property for sale

Leiston, Suffolk

Removed £329,995

Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious Accommodation
  • Drawing Room
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Wet Room
  • Family Bathroom
  • Gas Fired C.H.
  • Enclosed South Facing Garden
  • Single Garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION The Clock House is a Grade II Listed property believed to have been built in the 1830's. The property was once part of the Garrett Works and is believed to be the original site of Richard Garrett's first forge - an enterprise that was to grow over subsequent generations to provide iron works across the empire. After the demise of the business in the 1970's the property, along with a select number of other buildings at High Green, were sympathetically converted to an attractive and spacious private house as part of an award winning conversion project. The property which offers spacious and flexible accommodation still retains a number of features which gives clues to its past, these include the wonderful iron kitchen window and a number of iron brackets which support the property's exposed beams with a scope to develop the accommodation further. There is a very large roof space which could, subject to the usual planning permissions and consents, be converted to additional accommodation. A small ladder leads from the attic into the clock tower itself and this provides a fascinating view of the town. Other notable features of the property include a cottage style garden which was designed and carefully laid out by the previous owner and is well stocked with a wide range of herbaceous plants and shrubs and affords a high degree of seclusion. The Clock House may also appeal to anyone with an interest in steam as its neighbour is the excellent Leiston Longshop Museum. 

LOCATION The popular town of Leiston lies about a mile and a half inland from the Suffolk Heritage Coastline and offers a good range of shops in a traditional High Street setting, together with a Solar supermarket, library, bank, doctors and dentists surgeries, swimming pool complex and has the oldest cinema in Suffolk. Primary and secondary schooling is within walking distance and Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets may be found in nearby Saxmundham, about four miles distant and which also has a railway station on the East Suffolk branch line giving hourly services to Ipswich with connections there to London Liverpool Street. 

DIRECTIONS Leaving the Agent's Leiston office the property can be found immediately opposite by walking through High Green Gardens and can be identified by the Clock Tower. 

The accommodation in more detail comprises: 

Double front door with glazed light above to: 

ENTRANCE HALL 20' 6" x 4' 0" opening to 8' 11" (6.25m x 1.22m) with returning stairs to first floor landing. Understairs storage space. Wall mounted radiator. Ornate feature fireplace believed to be reclaimed from the Long Shop. Sliding door off to: 

WET ROOM Electric shower. Wall mounted basin with tiled splashback. Low level W.C. Wall mounted fan heater and extractor fan.  

DRAWING ROOM 26' 2" x 13' 9" opening to 15' 10" (7.98m x 4.19m) Large impressive dual aspect room with sash windows to front and side. Three wall mounted radiators. Bay window with window seat. Feature stone fireplace with granite surround and electric fire inserted.  

DINING ROOM 15' 0" x 9' 10" (4.57m x 3m) Sash window to front. Wall mounted radiator. Access to loft space.  

INNER HALLWAY French style doors to garden leads to: 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 18' 8" x 12' 2" plus recess to door (5.69m x 3.71m) Dual aspect room with windows to front and side. Wall mounted radiator. Matching range of fitted wall and base and dresser unit with lights beneath. Twin Butler style sinks with mixer taps over and granite worktop with granite splashback. Integrated dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, a 5 ring gas hob with extractor hood over and granite splashback, high level double oven to side with microwave. Ceramic tiled floor.  

Returning stairs to: 


HALF LANDING Window to side. 

GALLERIED LANDING Access to loft. Window to rear. Airing cupboard with pre-lagged water tank and shelving. Doors off to: 

BEDROOM 1 16' 2" x 13' 4" (4.93m x 4.06m) Two sash windows to side. Two wall mounted radiators. Built-in triple wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving.  

BEDROOM 2 13' 0" x 11' 9" (3.96m x 3.58m) Dual aspect room with sash windows to front and side. Wall mounted radiator.  

BEDROOM 3 11' 2" x 7' 8" (3.4m x 2.34m) Window to front. Wall mounted radiator. 

FAMILY BATHROOM High level window to side. Wall mounted radiator. Heated towel rail. Close coupled W.C. Ceramic tiled floor. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Panelled bath with electric shower over. Tiled surround.  

OUTSIDE The property is approached via High Green to which end there is a SINGLE GARAGE en-bloc and visitor parking. Walking through High Green the approach to the Clock House has an open garden to front surrounded by a low level wall and to the rear is an enclosed south facing garden, cottage style with mature shrubs and borders and paved patio area.  

SERVICES Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. None of the services, the heating installation, plumbing, electrical systems nor appliances (if any) have been tested by the Selling Agents.  

OUTGOINGS Further details can be obtained from the Suffolk Coastal District Council, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge. IP12 1RT. Tel: (01394) 383789.


VIEWING Please contact Flick & Son, 7 High Street, Leiston, IP16 4EL for an appointment to view. Email: Tel: 01728 833785 Ref: 17996/LB(S) 

AREA INFORMATION For further information about the area including schooling, transport, policing, environment agency and utilities visit our Area Info website page at  

FIXTURES & FITTINGS No fixtures, fittings, furnishings or effects save those that are specifically mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale and any item not so noted is expressly excluded. It should not be assumed that any contents, furnishings or furniture shown in the photographs (if any) are included in the sale. These particulars do not constitute any part of any offer or contract. They are issued in good faith but do not constitute representations of fact and should be independently checked by or on behalf of prospective purchasers or tenants and are furnished on the express understanding that neither the agents nor the vendor are or will become liable in respect of their contents. The vendor does not hereby make or give nor do Messrs Flick & Son nor does any Director or employee of Messrs Flick & Son have any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever, as regards the property or otherwise. 

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12 January 2016


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