5 bedroom detached house for saleLittle Bealings, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Sold STC £925,000
- Secluded and tucked away setting
- Flexible use accommodation extending to 2,700 sq ft
- 4 reception rooms
- Study / bedroom 5
- 4 first floor bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & shower room
- 2½ acres of mature mixed deciduous woodland
- Annexe potential
- Picturesque gardens
- Garaging & garden stores
- In all about 4 acres
Understood to date from Victorian times and originally the estate managers house for the neighbouring Kesgrave Hall, Osierbed House, so named as it overlooked the Osier Reed beds planted along the neighbouring stream, enjoys a wonderfully secluded and tranquil setting, tucked away amidst mature mixed woodland and delightful gardens. Extending to some 2,700 sq ft the house features a vaulted entrance hall, an atmospheric panelled dining room with French doors onto a sheltered terrace, an appealing garden room and an impressive fitted kitchen with Raeburn range, granite work surfaces and a full range of integrated appliances. Beyond a sitting room/snug is an impressive light and bright, high ceilinged drawing room, a recent extension by the vendors, which has a woodburner, together with glazed elevation and central French doors enjoying views over the south east facing gardens, whilst the library and study provide the flexibility for use as a ground floor bedroom suite, complete with an en suite shower room and external door.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms (two of which are en suite). The property benefits from ample storage throughout, an oil-fired central heating system and the majority of the rooms enjoy fine views across the gardens and surrounding woodland.
A long private driveway sweeps through the woodland to a parking and turning courtyard fronting onto which is a garage. The house sits amidst delightfully mature gardens designed for year round colour. Sheltered by mature hedgerow, they include a variety of well-stocked herbaceous borders, rose gardens and shrub beds. At the bottom of a wide central lawn is a natural pond with a treed backdrop and beyond a kitchen garden, enclosed by a mature hedgerow and featuring a series of raised beds, is a useful garden store and productive fruit cages, whilst pathways and mown rides link between the various compartments within the garden. Immediately to the south of the house, accessed from the kitchen, garden room and dining room are raised suntrap terraces with a sheltering sail, ideal for alfresco dining and from where there are lovely views across the gardens and trees of the valley beyond. The well-managed woodland, which creates such a delightful feature of the property, has numerous pathways that lead through a mature, mainly deciduous woodland with numerous horse chestnut, oak and cherry trees. There are also a number of fine ash, as well as beech and walnut trees. To the east, the property borders the open meadows and paddocks of the Fynn Valley, with its numerous trees and woods.
Situated on the edge of the parish of Little Bealings, Osierbed House is very conveniently located for easy access to the popular river front town of Woodbridge and the county town of Ipswich. Both of which offer a wide range of local shopping and commercial facilities, as well as a choice of schools in both the state and private sectors. The village itself has a top performing primary school, whilst a nearby equestrian centre, with its neighbouring meadows, is ideally placed for those with equine interests.
There are a number of golf courses close by and the Deben and Orwell estuaries provide a wide choice of water sports opportunities. The impressive Kesgrave Hall hotel and restaurant is but a matter of minutes walk away and the regions main road network is easily accessed to link with the east coast ports, Cambridge and the Midlands as well as Stansted airport and Londons M25.
Regular main line rail services run from Ipswich to Londons Liverpool Street station in just over an hour with branch line services through to Woodbridge which are shortly to become through services to the Capital.
Directions (Post code IP13 6NA)
Entering Suffolk on the A12 turn right at the Copdock interchange and proceed on the A14. Continue over the Orwell Bridge and beyond the Nacton interchange. At the next junction re-join the A12 signed to Woodbridge and Lowestoft. Continue beyond the multi roundabouts at Martlesham Heath and turn off just past the large Tesco store at the traffic light controlled roundabout onto the A1214 signed to Kesgrave. After approximately half a mile turn right signed to Little Bealings and Kesgrave Hall, proceed past the entrance to Kesgrave Hall, through a small valley and as you rise up the hill the driveway entrance will be found on the right.
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 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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