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Ancaster Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2








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Key features

  • Development opportunity
  • Previously used as an HMO
  • Close to Ipswich Town Centre & railway station
  • Modernisation required
  • Around 8000sq ft in total
  • Outside space
  • No onward chain
  • Potential to convert back into four 5 bedroom semi-detached houses


A 28 bedroom former HMO, with an additional house manager's flat plus a two-bedroom flat and separate office, which now requires updating with potential to convert in four semi-detached residential dwellings

Situated on the southern fringes of Ipswich town centre within 0.3 of a mile of the Mainline Railway Station is the former Chequers Hotel.

The property is now in need of general modernisation and updating throughout, however represents great potential for further development.

In recent times the property has been utilised as a 28-room former HMO which comes with an additional house manager's flat plus a two-bedroom flat and separate office.

In total throughout there are 9 bathrooms which serve the 28 rooms of which 5 of them are en-suite.

There are 3 separate kitchens and an additional office which could potentially be utilised as a further room. The property is in need of updating and modernisation throughout.

Historically the properties were originally two pairs of semi-detached houses which constituted 7 & 9 Ancaster Road and 8-10 Gippeswyk Road. If a potential purchaser did not wish to continue operating the site as an HMO these would lend themselves to being converted back into four 5 bedroom semi-detached property, all with individual gardens.

Opportunities such as this are seldom available.

Externally there is parking to the front and grounds to the rear. Overall, the total plot is approaching 0.25 of an acre.


The property is situated on the fringes of the town centre offering excellent access to the Mainline Railway Station and vibrant waterfront area. The A12 and A14 are also within easy reach as are a range of local amenities.


Using a Sat Nav with the postcode IP2 9AG and, upon reaching Ancaster Road, The Chequers Hotel can be found immediately on the left hand side.

Important Information

Council Tax Band - H
Services - Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating -

Agents note
It is our client’s intention to insert an overage agreement on the land to the rear of 8-10 Gippeswyk Road, subject to negotiation.


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Ancaster Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Ipswich Station0.1 miles
  • Derby Road Station1.7 miles
  • Westerfield Station2.4 miles
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Fenn Wright, Ipswich

1 Buttermarket, Ipswich, IP1 1BA

Fenn Wright, Ipswich
Fenn Wright at Buttermarket, Ipswich

This branch - one of eleven in Essex and Suffolk - is headed up by Chris Jessup, a Partner at Fenn Wright.

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