4 bedroom detached house for saleBramford, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk
Sold STC £495,000
- Detached timber framed property
- Dating from the 16th Century
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- South facing sunroom
- Detached double garage
- Garden approaching 1 acre
- Offered with no onward chain
- Semi-rural edge of village location
- Photovoltaic panels offsetting utilities charges
A period village cottage standing in 1 acre of gardens just 3 miles from Ipswich and benefiting from an income derived from PV panels.
Listed Grade II and presenting rendered double jettied elevations, Street Farm Cottage is of timber frame construction and believed to date from the early 16th Century. Extending to over 1,800 sq ft and arranged over two storeys, the property provides well-proportioned accommodation, comprising of a dining hall with traditional feature cast iron range, kitchen complete with Rangemaster stove and double butler sink, with the principal reception room of particular note featuring intricate carved beams, exposed timber frame and large wood burning stove. The remaining ground floor rooms offer a cloakroom, WC and a south facing sunroom with French doors onto a terrace.
To the first floor there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. Due to the orientation and configuration of the property, it is worth noting that most rooms are double aspect and many have high ceilings, creating plenty of natural internal light, unusual for a timber framed building of this ilk.
Located on the edge of the village and bordering arable land, the property benefits from a high degree of privacy set behind established hedgerows interspersed with mature trees and offers a semi-rural outlook. The property is accessed from a gated driveway which leads to a detached double
garage with utility/workshop, separate log store and large first floor storage area with gable window. Photovoltaic panels are fitted to the south facing roof elevation and the installation benefits from the original tariff rate, hugely reducing the running costs of the entire property. From here, a pathway returns to the property winding through the large expanse of lawn and traditional orchard, leading to a more formal garden with structured beds and borders and arriving at the south facing terrace. In addition, there are vegetable beds, a large fruit cage and Alitex greenhouse.
In all the property extends to just under 1 acre.
Vicarage Lane lies on the edge of the village of Bramford occupying a convenient and enviable position adjacent to arable farmland. The village is well serviced and offers amenities consisting of variety of independent shops, supermarkets, school and a bus service to Ipswich town centre, which lies some 3 miles to the east, offering a greater range of shopping and recreational facilities. Bramfords geographical location provides the commuter with easy access to the A14, A12 and A140, whilst Ipswich and Manningtree offer mainline stations with a direct service to Londons Liverpool Street station.
A14 1½ miles
A12 4 miles
Ipswich 3 miles
Manningtree 14 miles
Bury St Edmunds 25 miles
Directions (Post code IP8 4AE)
Leaving the Jackson-Stops & Staff office in Tower Street, turn left onto Crown Street, continuing over the roundabout onto Norwich Road and turning left to the B1067. On entering the village of Bramford passing under the railway bridge, take the 2nd left hand turn signed Fitzgerald Road and then the 2nd left into Vicarage Lane where the property can be found on the right hand side.
Travelling on the A14, exit at junction 54 signed to Sproughton, turning right at the staggered crossroads in the centre of the village and after approximately ½ mile, turn right into Fitzgerald Road and then next right into Vicarage Lane where the property will be found first on the right hand side.
Services Mains electricity, water, gas and sewerage are connected.
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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