5 bedroom link detached house for sale

Broad Street, Eye

Guide Price £470,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Receptions
  • Study & Cellar
  • Laundry Room
  • Former Shop/Office space
  • Garage

Full description

An elegant landmark Grade II house in Eye with old world charm providing extensive and varied living space with 'live/work' potential in addition to a garage. 5 bedrooms combine with 4 reception rooms, a cellar and excellent ancillary space with accommodation arranged over three floors

Location - Laburnum House is at the heart of Eye, adjacent to the Town Hall sitting in an elevated position back from the road between Broad Street and Cross Street from where the garage can be accessed. Broad Street lies at the commercial centre with the many and varied shops and services within walking distance. Together with Church Street and Castle Street a lovely walk can be enjoyed around the town following the outline of the of the motte & bailey castle, passing Stayer House and the church. Nicklaus Pevsner in his notable work, The Buildings of England goes as far as to state "the west tower of Eye Church is one of the wonders of Suffolk". This historic town is blessed with an array of shops and businesses enabling residents to be essentially self sufficient. Eye is extremely well served by day to day amenities and is renowned for the varied cultural activities that take place throughout the year not least theatre productions, classical music concerts and annual art exhibition. In addition to the excellent food shops and services, the friendly town is also renowned for antiques and objets d'art. The surrounding countryside is accessible via an excellent network of public footpaths ideal for the Rambler and dog owner with the wider area containing an array of interesting villages, and towns. The Coast is only a 45 minute drive away. For the commuter the mainline rail station at Diss provides services between the Cathedral City of Norwich to the north and London's Liverpool Street Station.

Description - Laburnum House is believed to date from the early 1700's and is rightly Listed as being of Architectural and Historic Interest Grade II. Set behind arguably one of the finest town front gardens, featuring striking original Victorian railings of circular section verticals with spear head finials, this eye-catching house offers not only extensive living space but also the opportunity to combine business opportunities. The property has a history of retail and office use within the section of the ground floor to the side of the main house. Furthermore, the house includes that rare Eye commodity, a garage.

Internally, the original timber frame building as with the front has a Georgian style with two principal reception rooms from a central hallway. The interior benefits from good movement and flow around both floors with ground floor rooms linked in turn and to the first floor, two staircases. In addition to four reception room spaces, good ancillary space includes a study, cellar, laundry room, larder to the kitchen and ground floor cloakroom. The three first floor bedrooms benefit from a combination of guest/bathroom, His and Her dressing rooms along with shower room en suite plus a further shower room convenient for the two attic bedrooms above. In addition to the two attic bedrooms, the remaining roof space is currently just roof space but could, depending on Local Authority consents, provide further more usable space.
In addition to the front garden, a picturesque walled courtyard sits to the rear perfect for outside summer entertaining, with a door from Cross Street and bordered by the Garage.

Hallway - 14'6 x 4' (4.42m x 1.22m) - Approached from a classic panelled outer door featuring glazed over-light set within an exterior eared portico and doorcase. Internally, panelled doors lead off to either side and one through to the rear. Single radiator with thermostatic radiator valve (TRV). Oak effect floor.

Sitting Room - 18'8 x 14'2 (5.69m x 4.32m) - Featuring to the far end a chimneybreast with alcove to either side and fireplace complete with marble insert and hearth to a painted chimneypiece and solid fuel burning stove. Two double radiators (TRV's). Television point etc. A tall pair of sash windows, secondary double glazed, provide an outlook to the front.

Day Room - 14'6 x 12'1 (4.42m x 3.68m) - A versatile comfortable room accommodating a dining table and chairs and featuring a further fireplace housing a solid fuel burning stove set on a raised hearth with alcove to one side. A matching sash window provides an outlook to the front garden. An oak effect floor is laid extending from the hallway. Television and telephone points. Single radiator (TRV). An archway leads through to inner hall in addition to the Breakfast Room.

Inner Hall - With one of two staircases rising to the first floor in addition to a Cellar door at one side.

Cellar - 16'3 x 8'5 (4.95m x 2.57m) - Currently a fun space combining wine storage with tucked out of the way recreational space, Headroom to about 5'8 in part lowering to 4'6 at the far end used for wine storage.

Kitchen - 14'8 x 9'11 (4.47m x 3.02m) - Extensively fitted with worktop above cupboard and drawer storage option along with tray space, wine rack and appliance space with plumbing for dishwasher. Wall cupboards to match with cornice and pelmet detail and glazed cabinet. Pull-out Larder cupboard, built in 5-ring gas hob, double oven with eye level grill, chimney hood and inset ceramic sink with drainer bowl and mixer tap. Waste disposal unit. Upright fridge freezer space. Double radiator (TRV). Tiled floor and walls. Window providing an outlook to a secondary courtyard and the Laundry Room. An early part glazed door leads through to a walk-in shelved Larder cupboard. A further door leads out to the courtyard and Laundry Room created within one of the two outbuildings.

Laundry Room - 12'3 x 10'8 (3.73m x 3.25m) - Approached via the kitchen door across a small courtyard and set within an adjoining outbuilding now adapted to provide utility room usage and fitted with twin Belfast sinks, plumbing for washing machine and additional appliance space. Double aspect windows. Former chimneybreast. Double radiator. Shelving. TV point. Extractor fan.

Breakfast Room/Rear Hall - 12'6 x 9'8 (3.81m x 2.95m) - With a part glazed door leading out to the main Courtyard and two windows providing natural light. A versatile space comfortably accommodating a table and chairs and with a cupboard at one side housing the gas fired boiler suppling domestic hot water and radiators, Single radiator (TRV). Oak effect flooring. Steps rise to the Study space. TV point.

Study Space - 6'1 x 5'8 (1.85m x 1.73m) - A compact but workable study space with window at the rear.

Rear Hall - 9'5 x 8'10 Min (2.87m x 2.69m Min) - With second stairs rising to the first floor. Double and single radiators (TRV's). Oak effect floor and further door (unused) leading out to the Courtyard. Four steps lead down to a former shop space now serving as a formal dining room.

Cloakroom - Fitted with suite comprising low level wc and pedestal wash basin. Tiling. Window to the rear.

Dining Room - 12'10 x 11'9 (3.91m x 3.58m) - A versatile space featuring a former glazed shop front and entrance door from The Cross. This tall space has a commercial history having been both office and Antique Shop in the past. Double radiator (TRV) Exposed timbering. Oak effect flooring.

First Floor Landing - Having risen from the Inner Hall, the winding traditional staircase with stairwell window rises to the initial area providing access for the Master Bedroom, Shower Room and Attic Stairs.

Shower Room - Tiled in a travertine style tile to both wall and floor complete with underfloor heating. A wide shower enclosure combines with low level wc and pedestal wash basin. Exposed timbering in part. Window to the rear. Stainless steel finish vertical towel rail radiator. Extractor fan.

Master Bedroom - 15' x 12'4 (4.57m x 3.76m) - A partly timbered room with impressive early brick fireplace now fitted with glass shelving and backlit. Double radiator (TRV). Sash window to the front elevation. TV point.

En Suite Shower Room - Roomy and fitted with a further wide shower enclosure, low level wc, bidet and vanity wash basin on an oak cupboard base. Mirror fronted cabinet with integrated vanity light, stainless steel finish vertical heated towel rail radiator. Inset double doors to double sided Airing Cupboard housing hot water storage tank with immersion heater and shelves. Window to the rear elevation. Extractor fan. An archway leads through to one of two Dressing Rooms.

Dressing Room 1 - 8'6 x 5'9 (2.59m x 1.75m) - Complete with fitted wardrobe plus built in cupboard. Window.

Dressing Room 2 - 10'5 x 9'10 (3.18m x 3.00m) - Approached off the Master Bedroom to an initial area at the side of the chimneybreast leading in turn to the main area complete with wardrobes either side and gable window. Single radiator.

Landing - Approached from either the Master Bedroom or second staircase, the timbered long landing has panel doors leading off...

Bedroom 2 - 12'4 x 11'6 (3.76m x 3.51m) - With secondary double glazed window to the front elevation. Built in wardrobe cupboard to one wall. Double radiator (TRV). Exposed timbers. TV point.

Bedroom 3 - 14'7 x 9'8 Max (4.45m x 2.95m Max) - With secondary double glazed window to the front elevation. Single radiator (TRV) and alcove either side of the chimneybreast.

Linen Cupboard - 7'3 x 3'11 (2.21m x 1.19m) - A useful shelved store room with window.

Bathroom - Fitted with a suite comprising panelled bath with Triton T40i shower above fed from the mixer tap. Vanity wash basin with cupboard and drawer beneath. Low level wc. Window to the rear. Double radiator (TRV). Access to Airing Cupboard as mentioned. Light/shaver unit. Tiling.

Attic Floor - Stairs rise to an initial landing area of split level with two bedrooms and remaining roof space.

Bedroom 4 - 10'7 x 10'2 (3.23m x 3.10m) - With gable window with rooftop views of the town. Single radiator (TRV). Exposed timbers on one side.

Bedroom 5 - 10'9 x 6'9 (3.28m x 2.06m) - With window to the rear. Single radiator (TRV).

Outside - In addition to the lawned and planted front garden a charming walled courtyard ideal for summer entertaining sits at the rear with a door leading from The Cross. The principal area measures approximately 16'7 x 16' (5.07m x 4.89m) and enjoys a high degree of privacy and planted with a number of climbing shrubs. Outside power points are fitted and the ground area is laid in an attractive combination of blue and red paviors.

The sizeable GARAGE has a 9' wide electric sliding door opening to a valuable space complete with power and light. A door at the rear leads into the the Courtyard.

Agents Note - There is a Right of Way in favour of the adjoining property No.4 Broad Street around the front garden as an access to the flat above the Chocolaterie.

Services - The vendor has confirmed that the property benefits from mains water, electricity, gas & drainage.

Wayleaves & Easements - The property is sold subject to and with all the benefit of all wayleaves, covenants, easements and rights of way whether or not disclosed in these particulars.

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Postal Address - Laburnum House, 2 Broad Street, Eye, IP23 7AF

Local Authority - Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX. Telephone:

Council Tax - The property has been placed in Tax Band E

Tenure & Possession - The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Fixtures & Fittings - All items normally designated as tenants fixtures & fittings are specifically excluded from the sale unless mentioned in these particulars.

Viewings - By prior telephone appointment with the vendors' agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0)

Enquiries - Simon Harrison
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Directions - Laburnum House sits back from the road in an elevated position, just to the side of the Town Hall.

Viewing - By prior appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0)

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  • Diss (3.8 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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01379 456017 Local call rate

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