7 bedroom detached house for saleSproughton, Ipswich, Suffolk
- Grade II Listed detached farmhouse
- Three rooms providing scope for income as a B&B
- Aga kitchen/breakfast room
- Large and flexible residence
- Snug, cellar and utility rooms
- Character features such as Velux windows and timber framing
- Formal lawns with woodland grounds approaching 3 acres (sts)
- Workshop space with light and power connected
- Ample garaging with off-road parking
- Mainline links for commuting nearby
The Property Poplar Farmhouse is a striking Grade II Listed detached farmhouse understood to date back originally to the late 16th Century and early 17th Century with later additions.
The accommodation offers most impressive, well-proportioned rooms with fine character features on display throughout. The hub of the house is the open plan country style Aga kitchen/breakfast room with dining and sitting rooms neighbouring. The layout is perfect for dining and entertaining alongside relaxing/entertaining with open fires, perfect for cosy nights in.
The property also showcases a self-contained annexe converted from the former butler's quarters, perfect for dual occupancy and having its own entrance. Further to this there is a large detached studio - 'The Rooms', versatile in its use and currently providing a successful arts and crafts business. This space is so flexible, a further annexe could be provided having a stylish wet room already in place alongside a sauna rom and oak garden room at the rear.
Poplar Farmhouse is pleasantly nestled in 4 acres (sts) with glorious undulating views across some bordering countryside. The properties enjoy country living at its best with theatres, restaurants, university, water park and dry ski slope all at hand. Commuter links by road and rail are also nearby.
Outside, a gated entrance sweeps around pretty borders to gravelled ample off-road parking areas leading onto the double garage, which is incorporated to the studio, with power and light connected. There are also two single garages attached at the rear, single carport, pool room and boiler house.
The gardens wrap around the properties offering the occupants a pleasant degree of privacy with pleasant seating areas and private barbeque area with wisteria clad pergola - ideal for al fresco dining. The gardens are perfect for entertaining family or guests with tennis court and heated outdoor swimming pool, enclosed by picket fencing.
Formal lawns accompany flourishing beds and borders, a large partly walled vegetable garden and approaching 3 acres (sts) form a woodland interspersed with mature trees, hedging and specimen trees, a haven for wildlife. Further to, there is a former well, currently used for watering the garden.
About the area The popular village of Sproughton offers amenities including 'The Wild Man' public house, church, community shop, primary school and a bus service. There are good sailing and golfing facilities available nearby or on the popular Suffolk Heritage Coast. The thriving County town of Ipswich is approximately two miles to the east with its thriving waterfront, wide variety of shopping, theatres, cinemas, commercial and leisure facilities including a full range of sports clubs and societies, restaurants and high street stores along with an excellent choice of schooling within both the state and private sectors. Suffolk One College is within striking distance and Ipswich also offers the University Campus Suffolk.
Poplar Farmhouse is set to the outskirts of the village within easy reach of the country's motorway network via the A14 to Cambridge and the Midlands to the west, the Port of Felixstowe to the east and the A12 and M25 to the south. The railway station at Ipswich provides a direct link to London's Liverpool Street with a journey time of approximately 65 minutes.
Services We understand mains services include electric and water and the sewerage is by a private system. The central heating to Poplar Farmhouse is served by oil to radiators accompanied by open fires and to studio benefits from underfloor heating. The property falls under Babergh District Council with a current council tax band of G.
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