5 bedroom detached house for saleWesterfield, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk
Sold STC £850,000
- Picturesque Grade II listed farmhouse amidst
- delightful gardens and grounds, in a tucked away yet accessible location, within walking distance of Westerfield railway station and Ipswich town centre
- 3,000 sq ft of accommodation including 3 reception rooms & kitchen, 5 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
- Range of flexible use annexe buildings (360 sq ft) incorporating laundry, office consulting room and studio
- Garaging & store barn
- Swimming pool
- One acre paddock with road frontage
- In all about 2.5 acres
Listed Grade II and understood to date from the 16th Century Mill Farm, with its distinctive Flemish gable end is a picturesque farmhouse sitting amidst delightfully mature and colourful gardens and grounds. The property, which benefits from an oil fired central heating system offers accommodation extending to some 3,000 sq ft and displays a wealth of exposed beams. The accommodation arranged on three floors includes an elegantly presented and light twin aspect drawing room with a fine fire place and French doors onto the garden. In addition, there is a dining room and sitting room together with a study hall. A newly installed kitchen features granite work surfaces and integrated appliances, whilst on the first and second floors there is a total of five bedrooms and two bathrooms.
To the rear, beyond a service courtyard, is a flexible use 360 sq ft annexe range which has been converted to provide a utility room/laundry, a study/office, consulting room and studio. Water and electricity are connected and the range benefits from underfloor electric heating.
Mill Farm is approached by a right of way over a private track driveway with a shingle drive sweeping beyond an attractive pond and the farmhouse to a walled parking and turning area, fronting on to which is an attached utility garaging/store barn (48 x 18) with twin doors and an adjoining garden store.
The gardens which lie mainly to the south and east are enclosed by natural hedgerow include a variety of mature evergreen and deciduous trees including oak, ash and maple. There are well kept lawns and deep well stocked colourful herbaceous borders. An outdoor pool (unheated) is sheltered by maturing yew and beech hedges and includes a summer house. There is an attractive paved and shingled terrace ideal for alfresco dining overlooking the gardens, whilst beyond a second pond and an area of kitchen garden is a ¾ acre meadow.
The potential exists, should a purchaser so wish, to create a new driveway sweeping to the front of the farmhouse.
In all the property extends to about 2½ acres.
Mill Farm enjoys a secluded and tucked away location in the village of Westerfield, within walking distance of Ipswich. Set at the end of a private driveway, the property is easily accessible to the nearby town, which provides a full range of local shopping, commercial, educational and recreational facilities. The village itself has two local pubs, a rail station, with connecting rail services to Londons Liverpool Station via Ipswich in about 70 minutes, together with regular bus services into the town.
There are a number of golf courses locally including Ipswich, Woodbridge and Rushmere together with the neighbouring village of Witnesham. Whilst the East Coast with the Orwell, Stour and Deben estuaries providing excellent water sport opportunities.
The main A12 and A14 dual carriageways link to Cambridge and The Midlands, Londons M25 and the Haven Ports.
Ipswich Town Centre 2 miles (Londons Liverpool Street Station 70 minutes)
Directions (Post Code IP6 9AA)
From the Ipswich inner ring road (Colchester Road) proceed in a northerly direction on the Westerfield Road. The trackway that leads to Mill Farm will be found on the left hand side approximately 200 yards beyond the level crossing over the East Suffolk branch line. Proceed along this track driveway and Mill Farm will be found at the end on the right hand side.
Services. Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage system.
Agents Note. The present vendors will be converting a range of former brick barns, which sit beyond Mill Farm, into a pair of separate residences for themselves. The designs seek to ensure mutual privacy and copies of the plans are available for inspection at Mill Farm.
Garden Statutory. The garden statutory, sculptures and pergola are excluded from the sale.
Fixtures and fittings. Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing. By appointment with Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel. 01473 218218.
Tenure. Freehold and vacant possession upon completion.
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