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6 bedroom country house for sale

Woolverstone, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk

Sold STC £2,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Country house on the banks of the River Orwell
  • 5 reception rooms, stunning kitchen/breakfast room, library & games room
  • Master bedroom suite with jacuzzi bathroom, shower room, 2 dressing rooms & dressing area
  • 5 further bedrooms (3 en suite)
  • Lodge integral to main house with 2 bedrooms
  • Annexe/guest wing with office, kitchenette, en suite & garaging
  • Comprehensive leisure complex inc heated swimming pool, jacuzzi & tepidarium
  • Gymnasium & treatment room
  • Boathouse with study, garaging, office & cloakroom
  • Detached 4 car garage range with offices above

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Deer Park Place has been built to a very high standard incorporating top quality materials throughout, including the extensive use of oak in the doors, window frames and floors, all of which have been hand-made to fit the unique specification.

Constructed in the Lutyens style, the house stands on the banks of the River Orwell with careful thought given to ensure maximum benefit from the views over the water. The “original lodge” forms part of this inspired design of the main house which stands above the bank, with every bedroom and reception room enjoying the twin aspect of water and garden.

Each reception room has been designed on the classic three to two ratio, with double sets of glazed French doors opening out onto the adjoining terraces with extensive “entertainment” areas and covered loggias giving protection from the weather whilst enjoying the position. All the principal reception rooms, including the drawing room, sitting room, dining room, library, lorado and kitchen/breakfast room are linked via a “cross hall” with further glazed double French doors maintaining a high degree of light throughout.

A superb leisure complex has been linked to the main house, both at ground and at first floor, which also connects to the terraces both on the river and garden side. The indoor table top pool (40’ x 20’) forms the centre piece with fully fitted bar area, raised 6 person Jacuzzi and “sitting area” taking in the river views. Shower room with multi-directional power shower, tepadarium with six seats, separate treatment room with shower. Open tread staircase to the gymnaiusm above with glass panels and views back into the pool area.

The stunning kitchen / breakfast room, which forms the full width of the ground floor has been fully fitted with handmade oak units and granite worktops, incorporating top quality fittings and fitments, including fridges, freezers, dishwashers, ovens, microwaves and integral coffee machines. Double doors open onto the adjoining terraces, enjoying spectacular views over the river. The fully glazed lorado, incorporates an “indoor BBQ”, with exposed open brick chimney breast and double door access to the terrace.

A superb oak staircase rises from the central reception hall to the first and second floors above. It also enjoys lift access to the galleried landing. Master bedroom with dressing area and two separate dressing rooms incorporating hand built floor to ceiling oak wardrobe cupboards. En-suite bathroom and separate shower room. Glazed double French doors links the master suite through to the leisure complex, with further access to “decked” balconies and terraces on both the river and garden side. Guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom complete the first floor. Top floor with two bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms.

The “original lodge” incorporates a comfortable study with two bedrooms and a box room above, which links to the “annexe” and garage complex. On the first floor of the annexe is a superb office with bi-fold doors to the balcony, together with kitchenette and en-suite bathroom. On the ground floor is a service hall and impressive four car garage, with remotely operated oak up and over doors.


• Vestibule
• Reception Hall
• Library
• Sitting Room
• Drawing Room
• Games Room
• Dining Room
• Kitchen / Breakfast Room
• Fully Glazed Lorado
• Two Shower Rooms
• Galleried Landing
• Lift
• Master Bedroom Suite including Jacuzzi Bathroom, Separate Shower Room, Two Dressing Rooms and Dressing Area
• Laundry Room
• Guest Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room
• Bedroom Three and Four
• Family Bathroom
• Bedroom Five with En-Suite Shower Room
• Bedroom Six with En-Suite Shower Room
• Box Room
• Lodge “integral to main house” with 2 bedrooms and box room• Inner service hall
• Annexe/guest wing with garaging for 4 cars, 1st floor office with kitchenette and en-suite shower room.
• Leisure complex including:-
• Heated swimming pool, raised Jacuzzi, fitted bar, shower / changing room, two shower rooms, tepidarium, treatment room, gymnasium

Standing on the south bank of the River Orwell, Deer Park Place enjoys a stunning position. Downstream from the property is Woolverstone marina and the Royal Harwich yacht club, with upstream the iconic Orwell Bridge. A regular procession of yachts, barges and boats can be enjoyed from the house, together with direct access to the river at high tide. Ipswich lies approximately 3 miles to the west, with inter-city trains to London Liverpool Street Station in 65 minutes, Manningtree 7 miles, London Liverpool Street Station 55 minutes, A14 2 miles.

Separate “Boat House” with double garage / storage, hall and study on the ground floor with “annexe” above, currently used as an office / boardroom with built-in bar/kitchenette and cloakroom, together with balcony overlooking the river.

Detached garage range, with four electronically controlled up and over oak doors, personnel door and staircase to first floor, with shower/cloakroom, kitchenette and two fully fitted offices.


• The Boat House – study, garaging, first floor office and cloakroom.
• Detached 4 car garage range with self contained offices above.

The house is arranged around a central courtyard with impressive circular pond and central dolphin fountain feature, with terraced gardens rising up behind and an access drive to the rear of the house and leisure complex, servicing the garden and 3 car garage / machinery store beyond.

Stunning backdrop of mature woodland with further wide expanse of lawn. Extensive terraces on both the garden and river side of the bank, with steps and oak staircases accessing balconies at first floor level. Long private drive.

In all about 5 acres


Services: Mains electricity and water. LPG gas storage tanks (underground). Private drainage system. Built-in standby generator.
Local Authority: Barbergh District Council. Tel: 01473 826622
Fixtures & 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.

Postcode: IP9 1AP
Driving north on the A12, turn right at the Toys R Us roundabout onto the A14. At the next junction turn left on the A137 down the Wherstead Hill. At the bottom of the hill, turn right at the mini roundabout onto the B1456. Continue under the A14 (Orwell Bridge) and along the riverbank. After a further 1½ miles you enter the village of Woolverstone. Continue past Home Farm and take the next turn left into Mannings Lane. Follow this road, ignoring all left and right entrance drives until you arrive at the bottom of the hill and come into the entrance to Deer Park Place.



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