6 bedroom detached house for saleHolbrook, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk
Sold STC £1,595,000
- Classic Georgian former rectory
- Secluded setting in the heart of the thriving village of Holbrook
- 5,400 sq ft of light, well-presented and classically proportioned accommodation
- 3 principal reception rooms, impressive kitchen/dining room
- Service rooms and extensive cellarage
- 6 bedrooms, dressing room and 3 bath/shower rooms
- Multipurpose 1,500 sq ft "tabernacle" annexe/function room
- Coach house garaging, domestic and garden stores
- Sheltered and secluded gardens and grounds
- In all about 2¼ acres
Listed Grade II and dating from 1823, Pettwood with its handsome Georgian elevations, deep sash windows and fine Doric columned porch, was originally built as the rectory for Reverend Holmes.
Standing well within sheltered and secluded gardens and grounds, the house offers well laid out and elegantly presented accommodation extending to some 5,400 sq ft and features classically proportioned rooms.
On the ground floor, set off an impressive central reception hall, the principal rooms all have full height sash windows and fine fireplaces. A 29' long dining room is open plan into a well fitted kitchen.
On the first floor, leading from the central balustraded and galleried landing, are a total of six bedrooms, including the master suite with a large dressing room and en suite bathroom, with a return door to the landing, and also two further bathrooms.
In addition to a laundry/utility room and larder, there is an extensive basement. The property benefits from modern oil fired central heating and security systems.
The Tabernacle annexe/studio
Standing adjacent to the main house, the original, newly refurbished, Sunday school building, known as the Tabernacle, provides a unique and flexible space, with two impressive function rooms complete with decorative coving and domed ceilings, and a modern extension beyond. Light and power is connected.
There is a further range of traditional domestic and garden stores, a workshop and garaging in the former coach house.
Gardens & Grounds
Approached over a long, tree lined, gravel driveway which sweeps to the front of the house, Pettwood stands amidst secluded gardens. Sheltered by mature evergreen hedging, there are wide, well-kept lawns, on which both lawn tennis and croquet is played, an area of kitchen garden and a delightful sun trapped part-walled terrace with a wisteria clad pergola. Further wide terraces run around two sides of the house together with colourful herbaceous borders.
In all the property extends to about 2¼ acres.
Pettwood stands close to the heart of the popular and thriving village of Holbrook, one of the most sought after in south Suffolk. There is an active community and a good range of local amenities, including a newly refurbished village stores/post office, doctors' surgery, local pubs and a new sports centre. In addition to a primary and a high school, Holbrook is home to the Greenwich Trust's Royal Hospital School, whilst Ipswich Girls High School, is situated in the nearby village of Woolverstone, and both Ipswich and Woodbridge Schools are easily accessible.
The Stour and Orwell estuaries, with marinas at Shotley and Woolverstone, together with Alton Water Reservoir, provide a wide variety of water sport opportunities and the county town of Ipswich is just 6 miles to the north offering a full range of shopping, commercial and recreational facilities. The region's main road (A14 and A12) network is easily accessible, linking to the east coast ports as well as Cambridge, The Midlands and London's M25. Main line rail services run regularly from Manningtree and Ipswich stations (6½ miles and 5½ miles) to London's Liverpool Street Station in about 60 and 70 minutes respectively.
Village centre and amenities - within a few minutes walk
Manningtree station - 6½ miles (London's Liverpool Street station - 60 minutes approx)
Ipswich station - 5½ miles
Directions (Post code IP9 2QT)
From Ipswich travel in a southerly direction on the B1456 signed to Shotley. Pass under the Orwell Bridge and along the river bank, climb the hill and proceed through Freston. Turn right where signed to Holbrook. Proceed into the village beyond the Holbrook Academy for a further 500 yards. At the entrance to Denmark Gardens turn right, where the gateway to Pettwood will then be found immediately on the left hand side.
Services. Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property.
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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