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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Wickham Skeith, Nr Eye, Suffolk

Sold STC £795,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, study, kitchen, pantry, utility room, scullery and cloakroom. Five/six first floor double bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, family bathroom and cloakroom. Landscaped gardens of an acre. Outbuildings.  

Location Wickham Place enjoys a lovely position in the centre of Wickham Skeith, approximately 2 miles west of the A140. The nearby market town of Eye provides a range of independent local shops, as well as Barclays Bank, two Co-ops and a newsagent. There are various eateries, including The Queen's Head public house, two Chinese takeaways, a pizza takeaway and a fish and chip shop. The town boasts a Motte and Bailey castle, a library, bakery, hairdresser, art studios, antique shops, fabric shop, pharmacy, delicatessen, butchers, handyman and medical centre, as well as Hartismere Hospital, St Peter & Paul's CE Primary School, and Hartismere High School, which is rated Ofsted 'Outstanding'. There is also a community centre, playing field and a network of public footpaths.

The property enjoys easy access to Stowmarket with its direct rail services to London Liverpool Street Station (85 mins), as well as Tesco, Asda and Lidl supermarkets. The A14 is also 7 miles away with its access to Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and the Midlands, together with Stansted airport (via M11) and to the south via the A12 to the M25 and London. Norwich airport is just over 30 miles from the property.

There are further facilities in Diss, which is approximately 9 miles from the property. Diss has direct rail services to both Norwich (17 minutes) and London's Liverpool Street station (1 hour 20 minutes), and also offers Tesco, Morrison and Aldi supermarkets, as well as further schooling, restaurants and shops and services.  

Description Wickham Place is a Grade II Listed, predominantly red brick, Georgian village house with a hip slated roof. It has particularly handsome elevations, tall sash windows providing plenty of light, and well laid out accommodation over two floors. It offers spacious and well proportioned rooms, but requires some renovation. The property boasts substantial reception rooms, including 19' x 17' dining room and drawing room, along with a sitting room and study. Also on the ground floor is a kitchen, pantry, utility room, scullery, cloakroom and, below, a cellar. On the first floor are five/six bedrooms, along with an en-suite bathroom, a cloakroom and a family bathroom. The property sits in attractive and mature gardens and grounds of an acre. There is potential to adapt part of the ground floor and first floor to create a 'granny' or student annexe.  

The Accommodation  

The House  

Ground Floor Steps lead up to the impressive six panel front door with arched fanlight over and portico and pillars either side. The front door provides access to the  

Reception Hall 17´4 x 10´5 (5.28m x 3.18m) Stairs to the first floor landing, door to the inner hallway, radiator and doors off to the  

Dining Room 19´7 x 17´3 (5.97m x 5.26m) East and south facing sash windows with shutters. Fireplace with timber surround flanked on both sides by fitted cupboards with display shelves. Radiator. Wall light points.  

Drawing Room 19´6 x 17´3 (5.94m x 5.26m) South and west facing sash windows with shutters. Radiators. Fireplace with marble surround. Picture hanging rails. Wall light points.

From the reception hall, a door opens to the  

Inner Hallway Tiled flooring, radiator and rear door to the exterior. Large alcove. Secondary staircase to the first floor landing. Stairs down to the cellar (19'5 x 11'). Doors lead off to the  

Kitchen 19´7 x 12´2 (5.97m x 3.71m) Fitted with a range of high and low level wall units. Oil fired Aga. Electric oven with four ring electric hob. Stainless steel sink with drainers and taps above. East facing sash window. A door opens to the  

Pantry 9´8 x 7´7 (2.95m x 2.31m) North facing window. Fitted shelving.  

Utility Room 9´9 x (2.97m x 1.52m) Butler sink with taps above. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. North facing window. Oil fired boiler.

Further doors from the inner hallway lead to the  

Cloakroom Comprising WC, hand wash basin and radiator. North facing window.  

Scullery 12´2 x 9´9 (3.71m x 2.97m) North facing window. Fitted wall units with cupboards and shelves. A door leads to the  

Sitting Room 20´ x 12´3 (6.10m x 3.73m) West facing sash window. Fireplace with timber surround flanked on both sides by built-in display cupboards and shelving. Wall light points. Tiled flooring. Radiator. Door returning to the inner hallway. Double doors lead to the  

Study 12´11 x 10´3 (3.94m x 3.12m) North facing window. Radiator. Tiled flooring.

The principal staircase on the ground floor reception hall leads up to the  

First Floor  

Main Landing 16´3 x 13´5 (4.95m x 4.09m) South facing sash window with fine views over the front garden. Storage cupboard. Picture hanging rail. A door leads to an  

Inner Landing With doors off to bedrooms one and two, and an open doorway to the rear landing.  

Bedroom One 17´7 x 17´2 (5.36m x 5.23m) An impressive and spacious double bedroom with east and south facing sash windows. Blocked fireplace. Picture hanging rail. Radiators.  

Bedroom Two 17´6 x 17´2 (5.33m x 5.23m) A dual aspect large double bedroom with south and west facing sash windows. Cast iron fireplace with timber surround. Radiators.  

Rear Landing North facing window, store cupboard and secondary staircase down to the inner hallway. Radiator. Doors lead off to  

Bedroom Three 20´11 x 12´3 (6.38m x 3.73m) A double bedroom with east facing sash window. Blocked fireplace with timber surround. Radiator. A door opens to an  

En-Suite Bathroom Comprising bath, WC and hand wash basin. Radiator. North facing window. Ladder-style towel radiator. Door to the rear landing. 

Bathroom Bath, WC and pedestal hand wash basin. Radiator. North facing window. Towel radiator.  

Bedroom Four 20´5 x 12´5 (6.22m x 3.78m) West facing sash window overlooking the garden. Blocked fireplace with timber surround. Radiator. Pedestal hand wash basin. A door opens to a 

Dressing Room/Bedroom Five 13´6 x 10´ (4.11m x 3.05m) North facing window. Radiator. This room could be used as a bedroom, but it is 'walk-through' between bedrooms four and six. A door opens to  

Bedroom Six 13´ x 10´ (3.96m x 3.05m) North facing window. Radiator. Hand wash basin. Built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf above. A door leads to the rear landing where a further door opens to a 

Cloakroom Comprising WC and hand wash basin. North facing window with obscured glazing.  

The Outside Wickham Place's entrance stands opposite the village sign and is approached through a five bar gate to a gravelled entrance drive with mature lime trees either side. This leads to a gravel parking and turning area to the side of the house with formal lawns to the front, including rose beds and deep shrub and herbaceous borders, along with mature oak trees behind. To the front of the house are climbers, including magnolia, rose and Virginia creeper. In addition to a summerhouse is a timber garden storage shed, an open fronted timber single garage and a range of brick buildings.

To the rear of the house is a small section of concrete courtyard with grass and high brick walls, and a range of brick buildings incorporating a further single garage with up-and-over door. A wooden gate leads to the inner garden, which is beautifully laid out with box hedging and a trellis walkway covered in roses and wisteria. There is also fruit cages and kitchen garden, incorporating a plum tree and a greengage tree fan trained on the kitchen garden wall. Adjacent to this is a raised terrace with covered seating area. A wrought iron gate through a tightly clipped hedge leads to a further garden area with paved pathway and lawn with flower borders either side and four feature balls. In total, the grounds extend to one acre.  

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent. 

Services Mains electricity, water and electricity. Oil fired central heating.  

Council Tax Band G; £2,496.63 payable per annum 2016/2017. 

Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council, Council Offices, High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8DL; Tel 01449 724500. 

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October 2016 

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