6 bedroom detached house for saleHolbrook, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk
Sold STC £975,000
- Impressive village property
- Positioned in the middle of the village, within walking distance of local amenities, local primary & secondary school and Royal Hospital School
- The main house extends to over 3,600 sq ft of accommodation
- Generous reception hall, large drawing room, open plan kitchen/breakfast room and sitting room, playroom, stunning orangery and utility room
- 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en suite) and dressing area
- Oak cart lodge annexe of over 1,000 sq ft with bedroom, shower room, kitchenette and sitting/dining area
- Garaging for 3 cars
- Maturing gardens
- In all approximately 0.6 acres
A most impressive renovation, extension and refurbishment of an existing property to provide a handsome Neo-Georgian fronted house with extensive accommodation and cart lodge annexe
Mountwood is an impressive village property with a Neo-Georgian façade presenting rendered elevations under a slate roof with a central porch supported on twin columns. The extensive accommodation is light and bright with a combination of stunning open plan and individual rooms, solid oak floors and bespoke finish throughout. The six panel front door opens into a generous reception hall with floor to ceiling windows at one end overlooking the garden and the staircase rising to the galleried landing above. Off the hall is a study and cloakroom and glazed double French doors to the large drawing room which is currently used as a billiard room with fireplace, log burner, carved pine surround and double French doors to the terrace and garden. Glazed double French doors from the hall to the kitchen/breakfast room with built in bookshelves, log burner, set in fireplace with carved mantel and surround, and open plan to the fitted kitchen with wall and floor units, Quartz work surfaces and central island incorporating an induction hob. Fitted drawers and cupboards with twin electric oven, two fridges and integrated dishwasher. Open plan to the sitting room which enjoys the benefit of the wood burner and three sets of glazed double French doors opening into the adjoining orangery with a further set of glazed double French doors to the terrace and garden. A separate playroom/TV room is located off the sitting room. Spectacular orangery with central ceiling skylight and glazed double doors to the terrace, with under floor heating and hand painted Moroccan floor tiles. Utility and boot room with fitted wall and floor units incorporating washer, dryer and central heating boiler.
On the first floor is a galleried landing off which is access to all six bedrooms and the family bathroom. There are two generous guest suites, each with en suite shower rooms, along with three further bedrooms, one with loft access. The master bedroom suite at the south wing of the property incorporates four rooms; two dressing areas, one with built in shelves and cupboards, a large double bedroom and impressive master bathroom with double ended roll top bath on claw feet, large shower, wash basin and WC.
The annexe forms part of the three bay oak cart lodge outbuilding and is accessed via an external timber staircase. Kitchenette with electric oven, hob, fridge and dishwasher. Shower room. Sitting/dining area and beyond a double bedroom. Electric wall heaters on timers. The annexe currently lets out at £70 per night.
Cart lodge oak garage with one closed garage and two open bay cart lodges.
Gardens & Grounds
Extensive gravelled parking and turning area to the front with mature beech hedge. High brick wall with arch through to the large rear garden and terrace with paved pathways. Close boarded fence and pleached hornbeam hedge. Small orchard area with post and rail surround. Inner lawn with maturing yew hedge and terrace across the back of the house. Victorian summer house with concrete tiled roof and range of timber compost bays, kitchen garden, together with a high laurel hedge to the north.
Mountwood 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 butchers, newly refurbished village stores/post office, modern doctors surgery and local pubs, together with a new sports centre. In addition to a primary and a high school, Holbrook is home to the Greenwich Trusts Royal Hospital School, whilst Ipswich Girls High School is situated in the nearby village of Woolverstone. The Stour and Orwell estuaries, with marinas at Shotley and Woolverstone, together with the nearby Alton Water Reservoir, provide a wide variety of water sport opportunities and the county town of Ipswich is just 4 miles to the north offering a full range of shopping, commercial and recreational facilities.
The regions main road (A14 and A12) network is easily accessible and links to the east coast ports as well as Cambridge, The Midlands and Londons M25 and main line rail services run regularly from Ipswich and Manningtree (6 miles and 4 miles) to Londons Liverpool Street Station in about 70 and 60 minutes respectively.
Ipswich 5 miles (Londons Liverpool Street station 70 minutes
Manningtree station 6½ miles (Londons Liverpool Street station 55 minutes)
A14 3 miles (distances/time approximate)
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. Upon entering the village proceed beyond the turning to Holbrook Academy for a further 50 yards where Mountwood will be found on the right hand side after the turning to Pettwood Gardens. If you reach the middle of the village you have gone too far.
Services Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property which also benefits from BT Infinity Broadband.
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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