6 bedroom detached house for saleClopton, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
Sold STC £735,000
- A handsome former rectory requiring a comprehensive refurbishment throughout
- Over 4,600 sq ft of well laid out accommodation
- Impressively proportioned reception rooms
- AGA kitchen, service rooms and cellarage
- 6 bedrooms, dressing room & 2 bathrooms
- Former coach house, original stables and domestic stores
- Mature, part walled, sheltered gardens and maturing mixed woodland
- In all extending to about 3.8 acres
- enjoying a convenient location easily accessible to Woodbridge, Ipswich and the region's main road and rail communication routes
- Overlooked by the Parish Church
The Old Rectory is listed Grade II and understood to date from the 17th century with later additions. Displaying a handsome balanced façade and offering some 4,675 sq ft of well laid out family accommodation, the property features elegantly proportioned principle reception rooms, with the drawing and dining room being particularly impressive. In addition, there is a large study, and snug together with a kitchen and adjacent breakfast room with a utility and larder beyond. An internal workshop, cellar and cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation, whilst on the first floor there are six bedrooms, a dressing room, two bathrooms and a separate cloakroom with an attic room, including an impressive model railway on the second floor.
The property features deep sash windows, many with working shutters and the majority of rooms enjoy views across the gardens. There are pamment and quarry tiles floors, working fireplaces and an oil fired AGA in the kitchen.
Having been a wonderful family home for the present vendors since the mid-1970s, the property now requires a comprehensive refurbishment throughout.
A five bar gate and sweeping shingle drive leads to a shingled parking and turning area to the front of the house and beyond to access the coach house, which provides garaging, adjacent to which the former stables still include the original stalls which now provide utility storage, which together with the service courtyard and range of domestic stores provides potential for conversion for a variety of annexe uses.
Gardens and Grounds
The house sits amidst mature, sheltered and secluded gardens. To the front is a formal lawn, with a circular rose bed and a suntrap terrace, whilst to the rear the gardens are sheltered by a high wall and include a variety of willow and cherry trees together with a fine oak, interwoven with a wisteria creating a flowering oak. There are further lawns, box hedging, shrub beds and borders together with an attractive pond. Beyond the gardens, accessible via a wooden bridge is an area of mixed maturing woodland. In all the property extends to about 3.8 acres.
The Parish of Clopton is conveniently located just 7 miles from the county town of Ipswich and some 4 miles from the picturesque river front town of Woodbridge. Between them they provide a full range of shopping and commercial facilities which are complimented by those available from the smaller towns of Wickham Market (5 miles) and Framlingham (7 miles), plus the neighbouring villages of Otley and Grundisburgh have Post Offices and general stores, as well as local doctors surgery and pubs. There is a wide choice of schools in both the state and private sectors in and around Woodbridge, Ipswich and Framlingham with local primary schools in the nearby villages.
The regions main road and rail communication routes are easily accessed with regular mainline rail services running from Ipswich to Londons Liverpool Street station in about 70 minutes, and recreationally there is a wide choice of sporting clubs and societies catering for all interests in the nearby towns together with a wide choice of water sports on the east coast estuaries.
Woodbridge 4 miles approx
Ipswich 7 miles approx (Londons Liverpool Street station 70 minutes approx)
Framlingham 9 miles
Suffolk Heritage Coast 12 miles
Directions (Post code IP13 6QB)
Approaching from the Woodbridge direction, turn off the A12 at the Wyevale roundabout onto the B1079. Follow the road through Grundisburgh (do not turn off into the village itself) and continue beyond Burgh Church. After entering the Parish of Clopton, the entrance to The Old Rectory is found on the left hand side, immediately before reaching Clopton Church.
Services. Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Private drainage system.
Fixtures and fittings. Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, are included in 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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