6 bedroom house for sale

Wickham Skeith, Nr Eye, Suffolk

Sold STC £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Classic Georgian fronted village house set back from the green
  • Reception hall, 3 principal reception rooms, study & garden room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with pantry & utility room
  • Six good sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Potential to adapt and create an annexe
  • Brick & slate storage outbuildings
  • Pretty & mature gardens
  • Offered with no onward chain
  • Easily accessible to the region's road and rail communication routes + Norwich airport
  • Central Suffolk location close to the towns of Diss and Eye

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An impressive Grade II Listed Georgian village house in a mature garden set just off the village green.


Wickham Place is a classic red brick Georgian village house presenting handsome elevations, tall sash windows with plenty of light and well laid out accommodation over two floors. The property requires some renovation.
Steps lead up to the impressive six panel front door with arched fanlight over, portico and pillars either side to the reception hall with staircase to the first floor and doors off either side to the impressive drawing room with open fireplace, with marble surround and over mantle and dining room, again with open fireplace and decorative wooden surround and exposed pine boarded floor.
Inner hall with pamment floor and access to the extensive cellars. Kitchen/breakfast room with oil-fired AGA and range of fitted wall and floor units, with door off to large shelved pantry and utility room with deep butler sink and space and plumbing for washing machine, together with Thermacon oil-fired boiler. Sitting room with open fireplace with timber surround and over mantle and fitted cupboards and shelves either side, with pamment floor, off which double doors to the study with pamment floor. Door to storage room (also accessed from main back hall) presently used for storage of garden equipment etc. with range of built in cupboards, shelves behind and boarded floor. Off the main back hall there is wall hanging space and separate cloakroom further along is a six panel rear door with light over and steps down to the rear courtyard.
The staircase rises to the first floor landing with walk-in, deep storage cupboard and door to cross passage, with access to bedroom one with cast iron fireplace, wooden surround and over mantle and timber floors, bedroom two with fireplace currently sealed, over mantel and surround. Inner landing with walk-in storage cupboard and secondary staircase to the ground floor. Bedroom three with sealed fireplace with over mantle and surround, pedestal wash basin and door to en suite dressing room/bedroom four, with connecting door to bedroom five with wash basin and return door to the landing. Cloakroom with WC and wash basin, family bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin. Family bathroom two, which is en suite to bedroom six with walk-in airing cupboard, copper hot water cylinder and storage shelves.

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, 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, with mature oak trees behind. The front of the house is covered in creepers and climbers, including magnolia, rose and Virginia Creeper. Summer house. Timber garden storage shed and polypropylene oil tank. Single open fronted garage.
Small section of concrete yard incorporating a range of outbuildings and single garage with up and over door together with further doors to the wood and fuel storage areas with grassed area and a high brick wall and wooden gate through to the inner garden, which is beautifully laid out with box hedging, trellis walkway covered in roses and wisteria and fruit cage within kitchen garden with a plum tree and a greengage tree fan trained on the kitchen garden wall. Raised terrace with covered sitting out area. Wrought iron gate through tightly clipped hedge to a further garden area with paved pathway (leading to an arched wrought iron gate back to the main front drive), sweeping lawn with flower borders either side and feature with four privet balls. Pergola walkway to wrought iron gate back to the previous garden with fruit trees including plum, pear and apple.

Location
Wickham Place enjoys a good strategic position set in the centre of Wickham Skeith, approximately 2 miles west of the A140. It enjoys easy access to the towns of Diss and Stowmarket with their direct rail services to London Liverpool Street Station (85 mins from Stowmarket). 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 to the north there is access to Norwich airport.

A140 – 1½ miles
A14 – 7 miles
Stowmarket station – 7 miles (London Liverpool Street Station 85 mins)

Directions (Post code IP23 8LX)
Driving north from the A14 on to the A140 Ipswich to Norwich road, continue for approximately 10 miles turning left in Thwaite, signposted to Wickham Skeith. After approximately 1½ miles turn right and follow the road into Wickham Skeith where the entrance to Wickham Place is found opposite the village green sign.

Property Information
Services Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

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 and Clarke & Simpson. Tel. 01728 724200.

Tenure Freehold and vacant possession upon completion.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
31 October 2016

Nearest station

  • Diss (6.8 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Diss (6.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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15 Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE

01473 870071 Local call rate

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