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7 bedroom detached house for sale

California, Wickham Market, Suffolk

Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

House - Reception hall, cloakroom, sitting room, kitchen/dining room and utility room. Four first floor bedrooms, bathroom and cloakroom.

Cottage - Sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms.

Gardens and grounds totalling half an acre, with ample parking, double garage and workshop/store.  

Location Whitegate House and Cottage are located in the small hamlet of California, close to the large village of Wickham Market and also Dallinghoo. Whilst the property is located off a very quiet country lane, it is only a couple of miles from the A12 trunk road, which provides quick access to Woodbridge, Ipswich and the south-west. Wickham Market itself benefits from a useful range of shops, together with a health centre, library and primary school. Further schooling in both the state and private sector is within easy reach and includes Brandeston Preparatory School, Framlingham College and Woodbridge School. There is a railway station at Campsea Ashe (about 2½ miles away) with connections at Ipswich to London's Liverpool Street station.

The popular coastal towns of Aldeburgh, Thorpeness and Southwold are within easy reach, and Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home of the famous Aldeburgh Festival, is about 7 miles away.  

Description The property originally comprised two predominantly brick cottages, dating from the mid-nineteenth century. During the 1980s, a substantial extension was added to one of the cottages. In more recent decades, the two properties have been owned by one party, but have continued to be used independently of each other, with Whitegate Cottage being let under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. Whilst the whole property will be sold with vacant possession, it is envisaged that the buyer may wish to let the property once again, use it as annexe accommodation, a holiday let or, potentially, incorporate it all into one house.

As the house and cottage currently stand, the house has a spacious reception hall, cloakroom, sitting room, large kitchen/dining room, utility room and four bedrooms on the first floor, along with a cloakroom and bathroom. The cottage has a sitting room, kitchen, store/utility room, bathroom and three bedrooms. Whilst the property as a whole currently has seven bedrooms, if the two cottages were to be linked together then it may work very well as a five/six bedroom house. The property stands in a wonderful rural location, which has the benefit of being close to Wickham Market and not far from Woodbridge. The gardens, which extend to approximately half an acre, border fields and contain a substantial garage with workshop and store.  

Whitegate House  

The Accommodation  

Ground Floor A porch leads to the front door, which in turn opens to the  

Reception Hall 13´ x 9´3 (3.96m x 2.82m) A spacious entrance to the house with stairs to the first floor landing. Understairs cupboard with hanging rail. East facing window overlooking the front drive. Radiator. Doors to the sitting room, kitchen/dining room and the  

Cloakroom North facing window. WC and hand wash basin with cupboards below. Radiator. 

Sitting Room 20´ x 11´3 (6.10m x 3.43m) A good-sized dual aspect room with east and west facing windows enjoying lovely views over the garden and fields beyond. Radiators. Brick fireplace flanked on both sides by shelved alcoves. Built-in drinks cabinet and glazed display cabinet. Space and potential to add a doorway to the sitting room of the cottage. A door opens to the  

Kitchen/Dining Room 14'5 x 12'2 (4.39m x 3.71m) and 14'5 x 8'7 (4.39m x 2.62m) This extensive room is fitted with high and low level wall units with a roll edge work surface incorporating a five ring halogen hob with extractor fan above. Stainless steel sink with drainer, mixer taps above and drinking water tap. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Space for a fridge freezer. Double electric oven. Radiators. South and west facing windows, and south facing door opening out to the rear patio and garden. A door opens to the 

Utility Room 9´5 x (2.87m x 2.44m) High and low level wall units. Roll edge work surface with stainless steel sink with drainer and taps above. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for a tumble dryer. Water softener. Oil fired boiler. North facing window and partially glazed door to the exterior. Radiator.

From the reception hall, stairs lead up to a half landing, where there is a radiator and north facing window enjoying field views. The stairs continue up to the  

First Floor  

Landing South and west facing windows. Radiators. Linen storage cupboard with shelves and electric heater. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and slatted shelving. Hatch to roof space with pull-down attic ladder. Doors lead off to the first floor cloakroom, bathroom and bedrooms. 

Bedroom One 14´5 x 12´9 (4.39m x 3.89m) A spacious double bedroom with west facing window enjoying wonderful views over the rear garden and open fields beyond. Fitted dressing table with drawers, cupboards and hand wash basin. Striplight and shever point. Fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving. Radiator.  

Bedroom Two/Dressing Room 11´2 x 7´8 (3.40m x 2.34m) A single bedroom with north facing window with field views. Fitted dressing tables with drawers, shelves, cupboards and hand wash basin. Striplight and shaver point. Radiator.  

Cloakroom WC and radiator. 

Bathroom Comprising bath, hand wash basin with cupboards below and tiled shower unit. North facing window. Striplight and shaver point. Radiator.  

Bedroom Three 14´5 x 9´5 (4.39m x 2.87m) A double bedroom with east facing window to the front of the property with fields views. Fitted wardrobe, shelves, cupboards and drawers. Hand wash basin. Striplight and shaver point. Radiator.  

Bedroom Four 11´10 x 11´5 (3.61m x 3.48m) A double bedroom with east facing window enjoying lovely views. Radiator. Hand wash basin with cupboard below. Striplight with shaver point. Fitted wardrobe and shelves. 

Outside The property is approached from the lane via a tarmac drive, which provides parking. To the side of the house is a double five bar gate where the drive continues to the rear of the house, providing more parking and an oversized double garage. This is of brick construction under a tiled roof. To the front are two up-and-over doors. The garage itself measures approximately 18'4 x 19'4. Power and light are connected, and to one side is a window. To the rear are doors opening to a useful workshop, measuring 9'7 x 9'6. Again, power and light are connected, and there is a personnel door to the rear and a window. Adjoining this is a garden store measuring 9'4 x 9'5. This has a window to one side and a pair of doors to the rear.

The garden itself lies to the west of the house. Immediately abutting the back door is a patio area, which continues to a substantial area of lawn. This has attractive beds and mature trees and is fully enclosed by hedging. In all, including the cottage garden, the grounds extend to approximately 0.51 acres.  

Whitegate Cottage - with independent parking, and front and rear gardens  

The Accommodation  

Ground Floor The front door provides access to the  

Hallway Stairs to the first floor landing. Night storage heater. Doors off to the sitting room and further door to the  

Bathroom Comprising WC, hand wash basin and bath with shower attachment and glazed screen. Night storage heater. South facing UPVC window with obscured double glazing.  

Sitting Room 12´ x 11´2 (3.66m x 3.40m) East facing windows with views over the front garden and fields beyond. Brick fireplace. Night storage heater. A door opens to the  

Kitchen 10´6 x 8´5 (3.20m x 2.57m) Fitted with low level wall units with a roll edge work surface and one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer taps above and drainer. West facing window with door to the rear garden. Space for electric oven and fridge freezer. Night storage heater. A door opens to the  

Utility Room/Store West facing window. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Fitted cupboards and shelves.

Stairs from the hallway lead up to the  

First Floor  

Landing West facing window. Cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Hatch to roof space. Doors lead off to the three bedrooms. 

Bedroom One 12´ x 11´ (3.66m x 3.35m) A double bedroom with east facing window enjoying lovely views. Night storage heater.  

Bedroom Two 10´5 x 8´7 (3.18m x 2.62m) A good-sized single bedroom with west facing window. Night storage heater.  

Bedroom Three 15´10 x (4.83m x 2.74m) A dual-aspect spacious single bedroom with west and east facing windows enjoying pleasant views. Night storage heater.  

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent. 

Services Both the house and cottage have independent mains water and electricity. Separate septic tanks for both the house and cottage, both located within the grounds of the house. Night storage heaters within the cottage, and oil fired central heating to the house.  

Council Tax For House Band D; £1,524.22 payable per annum 2016/2017. 

Council Tax For Cottage Band B; £1,185.50 payable per annum 2016/2017. 

Local Authority Suffolk Coastal District Council; Melton Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1AU; Tel: 01394 383789. 

NOTE These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers or lessees in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn. No warranty can be given for any of the services or equipment at the property and no tests have been carried out to ensure that heating, electrical or plumbing systems and equipment are fully operational. Any distances, room aspects and measurements which are given are approximate only. No guarantee can be given that any planning permissions or building regulations have been applied for or approved.

September 2016 

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Nearest stations

  • Wickham Market (2.6 mi)
  • Melton (3.0 mi)
  • Woodbridge (4.1 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Wickham Market (2.6 mi)
  • Melton (3.0 mi)
  • Woodbridge (4.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Well Close Square, Framlingham, IP13 9DU

01728 571031 Local call rate

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