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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Otley, Nr Ipswich

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Tenure: Freehold

Hallway, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom. Bedroom one with en-suite bathroom. Four further bedrooms and bathroom. Attractive gardens and grounds including a copse extending to approximately 1.6 acres. Enclosed swimming pool. Gym/games room. Workshop and garaging.  

Location Whilst Silverdene has a postal address of Otley, it is actually located within the Parish of Grundisburgh. The popular village of Otley has an excellent community spirit and benefits from an award winning shop/post office, a primary school, medical centre, church, chapel and excellent public house, The White Hart, which has won awards including Sawdays Community Pub of the Year. The pretty village of Grundisburgh has a church, primary school, public house, village store and post office.

Otley is some 8 miles north of the County town of Ipswich and a similar distance from the historic market town of Woodbridge, which is based on the banks of the River Deben. It is also ideally situated for access to all parts of the County. The A14 at Stowmarket is within 10 miles and the A12, which by-passes Woodbridge, provides access to Felixstowe and London. The Heritage coast is approximately 20 miles. There are also main line Inter-City rail services to London Liverpool Street and Norwich from Ipswich and Stowmarket. 

Description It is understood that the original part of the house was two Victorian cottages but it has had substantial extensions over the years. It is predominantly of brick construction under a pantile roof but there are timbered and colourwashed elevations to the front. Inside the property there are two main reception rooms along with the conservatory and a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room. The first floor has five bedrooms including a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. The house is very well presented and has had timber framed and double glazed windows throughout.

Silverdene sits in attractive, mature grounds and benefits from an enclosed heated swimming pool and adjoining games room/gym. As well as a range of outbuildings including a garage and workshop there are also kennels and chicken runs.  

The Accommodation  

The House  

Ground Floor A partially glazed front door leads to the  

Entrance Porch North-west and south-east facing windows. Fitted shelving. A glazed front door flanked on both sides by windows leads to the  

Entrance Hall Stairs to the first floor landing with understairs cupboard. Door to the Dining Room. Exposed floorboards. Radiator. A large opening leads through the  

Hallway 11' x 8' (3.35m x 2.44m) The focal point to the house leads to the main reception rooms. Exposed floorboards. 

Dining Room 21'11 x 16'4 (6.68m x 4.98m) A most lovely and light room with south-east and south-west facing windows overlooking the garden. Alcoves with fitted display cabinets and cupboards. Cast-iron fireplace. Recessed spotlighting. Radiators. The room has previously been used as two and could relatively easily be converted back to this.  

Sitting Room 19' x 15'11 (5.79m x 4.85m) A most impressive and spacious reception room, ideal for entertaining. South-east and south-west facing windows overlooking the gardens. Brick fireplace with cast-iron surround which is home to a wood-burning stove on a slate hearth. Exposed floorboards. Wall light points. Radiator. French doors flanked on both sides open into the  

Conservatory 15'8 x 8' (4.78m x 2.44m) Of timber construction on a brick and block plinth. Wall-to-wall windows to the north-west, south-west and south-east overlooking the driveway and gardens. Spotlighting. Automatic roof windows. Tiled flooring. Radiator. French doors opening out to the garden.

From the Hallway, further doors lead to the  

Cloakroom Fully tiled and comprising WC and feature hand wash basin. South-west facing window. Spotlighting.  

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 17' x 11'8 (5.18m x 3.56m) Fitted with a stylish range of high and low level wall units with under unit lighting and integrated Smeg dishwasher. Granite worksurface with inset one and a half bowl ceramic sink with mixer taps above. Electric oven with four ring halogen hob above and extractor fan. Two oven oil fired Aga. North-west and north-east facing windows. Tiled flooring. Spotlighting. Doors lead to the Rear Porch with door and window to the exterior. A further door from the Kitchen opens to the  

Utility Room 10'7 x 6'7 (3.23m x 2.01m) High and low level wall units with roll edge worksurface and one and a half silica resin sink with drainer and mixer taps above. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Water softener. Space and plumbing for an American style fridge freezer. Tiled flooring. Fitted shelving. Spotlighting. South-west facing window.

The stairs from the ground floor Hallway lead up to the  

First Floor  

Landing North-east facing window with pleasant views over neighbouring land. Radiators. Built-in cupboard with shelving and airing cupboard with hot water tank, radiator and slatted shelving. Doors lead off to  

Bedroom One 17' x 11'7 (5.18m x 3.53m) A north-west and south-east facing double bedroom with wall-to-wall fitted cupboards and drawers as well as fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving. Reccessed spotlights. Radiator. A door opens to the  

En-Suite Bathroom Fully tiled and comprising Villeroy and Boch fittings including bath with recessed storage areas at each end, hand wash basin, WC and large shower cubicle. Recessed spotlighting. Ladder style towel radiator. North-west facing window with obscured glazing.

From the landing further doors lead off to  

Bedroom Two 11' x 11' (3.35m x 3.35m) A double bedroom or spacious single with south-east facing window overlooking the pretty front garden. Built-in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving. Radiator.  

Bedroom Three 11' x 10'11 (3.35m x 3.27m) Currently used as a study but a double bedroom or a large single. South-east facing window overlooking the front garden. Shelved alcove. Radiator. 

Bathroom Fully tiled and comprising bath with jet stream, high level shower unit and glazed screen. Hand wash basin and WC. Spotlighting. Ladder style towel radiator. South-west facing window. Built-in storage cupboard.

From the landing steps lead up to Bedrooms Four and Five. 

Bedroom Four 15'11 x 10'9 (4.85m x 3.23m) A good sized dual aspect double bedroom with fine views to the south-east and south-west overlooking the gardens and farmland beyond. Fitted wardrobes and drawers. Recessed spotlighting. Radiator.  

Bedroom Five 11'11 x 11'9 (3.63m x 3.58m) A dual aspect double bedroom with windows to the north-west and south-west. Sink with shelf below. Fitted wardrobes with drawers and a archway to a store area. Radiator.  

Outside The property is approached by an in and out driveway with two electronically controlled five-bar gates. The shingle driveway leads past the house to the rear of the property where there is ample parking. The garden to the front of the house has been beautifully maintained and whilst predominately laid to lawn, there are a number of flowerbeds and mature trees. An opening in the hedge leads to a further garden area which has a raised deck with fitted benches.

The gardens are enclosed by fencing and hedging as well as mature trees. There is a feature raised pond with children proof/pet proof grate. At the far end is an orchard area with fruit trees including apple, plum and pear. Beyond this, the mature copse extending to just under half an acre.

Within the garden are two large outbuildings, both of timber framed construction. They have double doors to one end and windows to the sides and rear. The first building measures approximately 35' by 11' and the second 29' by 12'. Both have power and light connected. In addition, there are a range of outbuildings including garaging and garden sheds.

Centrally within the garden is the swimming pool which is kidney shaped and measures a maximum of 8m x 4m. It is enclosed with a retractable cover and is ideal for both summer and winter use. At the end of the pool is a water jet to swim against. Adjoining is a timber-built gym/games room. This has electricity connected and also has boiler room with filtration system. In addition is a tiled changing area with shower. The total size of the gym/games room is 28' by 12'6.

In all, the grounds extend to approximately 1.6 acres.  

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent. 

Services Mains water and electricity. Modern private drainage system. Oil fired central heating (two oil tanks - one serving the boiler and the Aga, the other serving the boiler for the swimming pool).  

Council Tax Band G; £2,436.72 payable per annum 2015/2016. 

Local Authority Suffolk Coastal District Council; Melton Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1AU; Tel: 01394 383789 

NOTE These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers or lessees in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn. No warranty can be given for any of the services or equipment at the property and no tests have been carried out to ensure that heating, electrical or plumbing systems and equipment are fully operational. Any distances, room aspects and measurements which are given are approximate only. No guarantee can be given that any planning permissions or building regulations have been applied for or approved.

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