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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Broomheath, Woodbridge

Sold STC £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning river and creek views
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 receptions
  • Approx 4 acres (sts)

Full description

Kings Knoll is understood to have been built in 1933 to the design of Hilda Mason ARIBA, a noted architect of her time. The house is screened from Broom Heath by a belt of trees and enjoys a magnificent southerly aspect over its own grounds taking in panoramic views over Martlesham Creek and the River Deben which it joins at Kyson Point. The boats on the moorings at Martlesham and the open countryside beyond form a delightful backcloth.

The house has echoes of the Art Deco period in its design with the principal accommodation on the ground and first floors with an additional tier housing two further rooms which could be used as additional bedrooms or workrooms as required.

Alterations and improvements have been undertaken over the years which have enhanced the enjoyment of the house without in any way detracting from the original design. The Sun Lounge, which links the Drawing Room and the Dining Room, is particularly beneficial and there are exceptional views through the wide expanse of glass on the southern side. The current owners have created a fine Bedroom Suite on the first floor with a Sitting Room and large Bathroom accessed from the Bedroom. This area could lend itself to being used as a self-contained annexe if required.

The surroundings form a most attractive setting for the house, the majority of the area being mown grass with a small Italian garden immediately adjoining the Dining Room created around a rectangular pond. In addition to the areas of formal planting the current owners have created a terraced area for vines which they have used to produce their own wine in the Winery which adjoins the double Garage. A variety of fruit trees have been planted and an endless exercise Swimming Pool is located not far from the back of the house in a glazed enclosure with a decking surround.

Woodbridge has excellent facilities for its size including a range of independent retailers trading alongside the national names, mainly grouped in and around The Thoroughfare. Specialist outlets and two museums are found on the Market Hill. In addition to the hotels and restaurants within the town, Woodbridge also has schools for students of all ages in both the state and independent sectors. There is a railway station with some direct services running to London's Liverpool Street station with more frequent connections available from Ipswich, Suffolk's County town.

Sailing can be enjoyed on the tidal waters of the Deben, Alde and Orwell or at sea while golf can also be played locally on the main Woodbridge course at Bromeswell as well as at the Ufford Park Hotel. In addition there are coastal courses at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness with many appealing walks and rides within the picturesque Suffolk countryside.

All in all, Kings Knoll is a splendid and individual house of exceptional character enjoying one of the best outloTHE ENTRANCE LOBBY with fitted mat well, radiator, spline with coat hooks and glazed and panelled doors opening into 

THE HALL with original polished boarded floor, two radiators each with a thermostat, uplighters, understairs cupboard and doors to 

THE CLOAKROOM with tiled walls, pedestal basin, WC, wall mounted Baxi Genesis gas boiler, radiator with thermostat, tiled floor and deep built-in coat cupboard. 

THE DRAWING ROOM with views from the bay window over Martlesham Creek and down the river Deben. Glazed door to the garden, marble fireplace fitted with a gas log effect fire, radiator with thermostat, wall lights and fitted carpet. A door opens into 

THE STUDY with views to Martlesham Creek, radiator, fitted carpet, telephone point and built-in cupboard. 

THE DINING ROOM with glazed doors to the Italian Garden. Original polished boarded floor, radiator and wide window looking through to  

THE SUN LOUNGE with windows spanning the width of the room taking full advantage of the views over Martlesham Creek and down the river. Glazed doors opening on to the garden, boarded floor, two radiators and air conditioning unit. Glazed double doors into the Drawing Room. 

THE KITCHEN-BREAKFAST ROOM The Kitchen is fitted with Xey units beneath Corian worktops with a one and a half bowl sink, drawers and cupboards below, Lacanche dual fuel cooker with stainless steel upstand and canopy above. Integrated fridges, plumbing connections for a dishwasher and two sided peninsular unit. Further long unit incorporating glazed cabinets, sliding larder units with bowed fronts and wall cupboards above. An American style fridge freezer with a further wall and base unit adjoining. Two radiators, tiled floor and glazed side door to the covered way between the house and the workshop.

The staircase rises from the Hall to the Landing with original boarded floors with two radiators and a built-in airing cupboard accessed by two doors with large capacity pre-insulated cylinder to one end. Further built-in cupboard and walk-in closet providing extensive storage with wardrobes along one wall enclosed by sliding doors.  

THE PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE comprises Bedroom 1 with windows on either side of the room and views to Martlesham Creek, two radiators, fitted carpet, original built-in wardrobes and doors to The En Suite Bathroom fitted with a shaped Villeroy and Bosch spa bath, a vanity basin with cupboards below, vertical towel rail, shower cubicle, WC, further built-in cupboards, radiator, extractor fan, tiled walls and floor and glazed double doors to a small balcony with views to Martlesham Creek. The En Suite Sitting Room is of irregular shape with windows on four sides with views to the boatyard at Martlesham Creek, two wall lights and laundry chute to one corner. 

BEDROOM 2 with a shallow bay window with views over the Creek and River, further window on the flank elevation with views towards the boatyard, radiator, built-in wardrobe and shelves to the recess. 

BEDROOM 3 with views of Martlesham Creek, radiator, built-in wardrobe and fitted carpet. 

THE GUEST SUITE is approached by a Lobby at the end of the Landing and comprises Bedroom 4 with windows on two aspects providing views of the Creek. Radiator, built-in wardrobe and fitted carpet. The En Suite Bathroom with mosaic tiled walls, panelled bath, pedestal basin, WC, shaver socket, radiator and vinyl flooring. 

THE FAMILY BATHROOM with a panelled bath, pedestal basin, WC and shower cubicle. Radiator, built-in cupboards, tiled walls and mosaic tiled floor.

A door from the Landing opens on to a staircase leading to a corridor with a radiator, water tanks, wall mounted Baxi boiler and doors to 

BEDROOM 5 or STUDY with fine views from the two windows over the boatyard, Martlesham Creek and the river Deben. 

BEDROOM 6 enjoying panoramic views over the Creek and River, blind and electric sun awnings. 

THE SERVICES Mains water, electricity and gas. Own drainage. Heating and hot water from three gas boilers. Water softener. Immersion heater. Aerial connections. Telephone points. 

THE GARDEN extends in all about to 4 acres subject to survey and forms a most attractive setting for the property. There are three areas of perennial garden, a newly created section close to the front boundary which lies above the vineyard; the terraced area in front of the house where the views are at their best with two ponds at a lower level; the enclosed perennial and rose garden located in the most western part of the garden where the summerhouse is also sited. There is a large Hartley Victoria glasshouse with sandstone terrace and a borehole provides horticultural water to the entire garden. The majority of the garden, is mown grass with a variety of fruit trees. A number of other trees close to the frontage provide shelter and privacy.

Outside door to The Large Workshop with light and power and The Laundry Room with a worktop running along three walls, stainless steel twin bowl sink, plumbing connections for two washing machines, wall mounted Alpha gas boiler, cupboards beneath the worktops and range of wall cupboards above. There is an open front Tractor Shed beneath a pitched roof and timber Garden Store alongside. The Double Garage is attached to the side of the house and has an electrically operated entrance door, a concrete floor, light and power connections. A door opens into The Wine Room used by the current owners as a winery with a stainless steel sink beneath the window on the rear elevation, concrete floor, painted walls, light and power connections and access via a trap door to The Wine Cellar which runs under part of the floor. 

THE ENDLESS EXERCISE SWIMMING POOL is heated independently and is set within a glazed enclosure which is decked around the perimeter. 

IMPORTANT NOTE The services, equipment, apparatus and appliances have not been tested. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves either by inspection or preferably by seeking advice from suitably qualified people as to the efficiency, condition, fitness for purpose of the equipment, fixed apparatus, appliances or services. 


TENURE Freehold with VACANT POSSESSION on completion of the purchase. 

VIEWING Strictly by prior appointment with the Agents please. 

REFERENCE J11773 060910  

DIRECTIONS Travelling from Woodbridge leave the town via Ipswich Road before turning left into Sandy Lane just before the John Grose Ford Dealership. Proceed to the brow of the hill, turning left into Broom Heath. Continue along this road and the drive to Kings Knoll lies just beyond the bridge on the right hand side.  

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