5 bedroom detached house for sale

Ludgate Causeway, Eye

Guide Price £625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 or 6 Bedrooms
  • Multiple Reception Rooms
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Kitchen with Utility Room
  • Double Garage & Car Port
  • Approximately 0.66 Acre (0.27 Hectare)

Full description

Designed and built by the current owners, this substantial 5 or 6 bedroom house occupies high ground on the outskirts of Eye. Far reaching views over farmland make this location highly desirable coupled with accommodation extending to over 3800 Sq Ft. Grounds extend to approximately 0.66 Acre (0.27 Hectare).

Location - The historic town of Eye is blessed with an array of shops and businesses enabling residents to be essentially self sufficient. With schools, both Nursery, Primary and High, a Health Centre and varied social and recreational opportunities, all age groups are catered for. The town includes an impressive mix of architecture and interesting buildings especially when one considers the period buildings towards the fine, historic Church. With a tower of 101feet, the renowned Nicklaus Pevsner in The Buildings of England (Suffolk) describes it as "one of the wonders of Suffolk". The excellent shops include for example the friendly 'institution' The Handyman Stores and two butchers, bakers, a fine deli, two supermarkets and chemist, complementing those found at neighbouring Diss (approximately 5 miles). Diss offers amongst other things an 18 Hole Golf Course and importantly a well used commuter rail service which runs between the Cathedral City of Norwich to the north and London's Liverpool Street Station. Ludgate Causeway is a lane about a 10 minute attractive walk from the town centre with a delightful shortcut through the churchyard. At the top of the lane, which is a dead end for motor vehicles, is the long established home of Eye Cricket Club. A number of Public Footpaths lead off the Causeway across the Pennings for example, a Nature Area alongside the River Dove. Equally, the footpath network extends completely around the town making the area a walkers' haven. Being towards the top of the hill the house enjoys particularly striking views across farmland to Braiseworth and the town itself.

Description - Having acquired the land in the 1970's and gone on to construct the house we see today, this individual detached house is a truly desirable 'one-off' and the much loved and long standing home of the family. Designed using traditional methods of brick and block construction, rendered externally beneath an interlocking tiled roof, the extensive footprint provides living space in excess of 3800 sq ft incorporating convenient access for the double garage and car port from the main house. The design has allowed for particularly well proportioned generous rooms, hallways and landings in addition to incorporating various practical comfortable measures. The grounds and setting offer even more tremendous scope having not been fully capitalised. A number of access points from the key reception rooms lead to and from the gardens and what could be an outstanding terrace around the house. This would take full advantage of the sunny southerly aspect and views. Windows are double glazed with PVCu frames and oil fired radiator heating installed throughout. Furthermore, bathrooms and kitchen fittings have been updated in recent times. This property has all the hallmarks of being a 'statement' country house yet is within walking distance of Eye town centre.

Entrance Hall - 11'5 x 4'10 (3.48m x 1.47m) - An initial space approached via a canopied storm porch, ideal for coats and boots. Tiled floor. Access to loft space. Single radiator.

Reception Hall - 15'1 x 13' and 9'6 x 4'10 (4.60m x 3.96m and 2.90m x 1.47m) - A large inner reception hall with stairs rising to the first floor galleried landing. Double doors lead through to the Breakfast Room and Lounge in addition to further panelled doors leading off. Two single radiators. Three window openings to the front elevation.

Breakfast Room - 15'11 x 14'11 (4.85m x 4.55m) - A versatile space with large square opening to the Lounge along with a window type opening to the Kitchen creating a sociable combination of spaces. French windows lead out to the garden and provide a view across the fields behind. Single radiator. Wall mounted central heating thermostat. Two steps lead down to the...

Lounge - 24'6 x 14'11 (7.47m x 4.55m) - A further set of French windows lead outside along with a picture window looking over the rear fields plus a further window to the side. Three single radiators. Television point etc.

Dining Room - 24'7 x 15' (7.49m x 4.57m) - A versatile room capable of serving different purposes. A sliding patio door leads out along with two windows providing an outlook to the view. Two single radiators.

Study - 11'5 x 9'8 (3.48m x 2.95m) - Also offering scope as a Bedroom. Single radiator. A half glazed PVCu door provides access to and from the adjacent Car Port.

Kitchen - 15' x 14'11 (4.57m x 4.55m) - Fitted around two walls along with a central peninsular unit providing additional worktop or breakfast bar along with cupboard storage below. Smart fitted worktop extends across further cupboard and drawer storage along with wall cupboards and tall end units to match complete with pull-out racking plus pan drawers etc. Bosch double oven and four ring hob with chimney hood by Cooke & Lewis. Stainless steel sink unit with drainer bowl and mixer tap. Single radiator. Windows to both front and side elevations providing good natural light.

Utility Room - 9'8 x 6'8 plus 5'11 x 4' (2.95m x 2.03m plus 1.80m x 1.22m) - A practical space in an L'shape with window to the front elevation plus half glazed outer door. Worktop cupboards below plus stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer. Wall mounted central heating programmer.

Ground Floor Bedroom Suite -

Dressing Room - 15'1 x 9'1 (4.60m x 2.77m) - With door linking with the adjacent Jack & Jill Bathroom. Double radiator. Window to the rear elevation. A square opening connects with the...

Bedroom - 15'1 x 14'8 (4.60m x 4.47m) - With window to the rear elevation. Single radiator.

Jack & Jill Bathroom - 9'8 x 9'1 (2.95m x 2.77m) - Light and roomy with suite comprising low level wc, panelled bath tub with shower attachment over plus tiled shower cubicle and pedestal wash basin. Double radiator. Extensive tiling.

First Floor Galleried Landing - With windows to both front and rear elevations featuring the view across bordering farmland at the rear. Three single radiators. Walk-in Airing Cupboard/Drying Room with hot water storage tank with immersion heater.

Bedroom - 15' x 12' (4.57m x 3.66m) - A double aspect room with windows to both front and side elevations. Single radiator.

Bedroom - 4.57 x 4.19 (15'0" x 13'9") - With window to the rear elevation and tremendous view. Single radiator.

Bedroom - 12'8 x 9'10 (3.86m x 3.00m) - With window to the rear elevation and view. Single radiator.

Bedroom - 15' x 11'3 (4.57m x 3.43m) - With window to the rear elevation and view. Single radiator.

Bathroom - 9'9 x 9' (2.97m x 2.74m) - A further light and roomy bathroom fitted with suite comprising a P'shaped bath complete with shower attachment over and screen, low level wc and pedestal wash basin, Single radiator. Extensive tiling.

Garaging - 18'6 x 18'1 plus 18'6 x 8'11'11 (5.64m x 5.51m plus 5.64m x 2.72m) - Comprising main DOUBLE GARAGE with single up and over door, window and side door connecting with the adjacent CAR PORT forming a link to the main house. Power & light connected.

Gardens & Grounds - The house is set back from the lane behind a hedged front boundary and concrete driveway splay between screen walling and wrought iron gates. A further access to the lower end of the site and arrived at first as one approaches up the hill, is currently used as the main entrance with parking on a concrete surface midway up the plot. The grounds are simply kept to grass currently with further hedging marking the boundary at the rear, bordering the farmer's fields beyond. The house 'sits up' on this sloping site, with a raised grassed terrace around the rear and side of the house. Close to the house, to the Utility Room and external Stores, further screen walling is erected creating a discreet practical area for 'everyday matters'. One of the two open Stores houses the Worcester oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water.

Services - The vendor has confirmed that the property benefits from mains water, electricity & private drainage. Oil storage tank.

Agents Note - Viewers will note on their approach to the house a new property being built on land prior to 7 Ludgate Causeway and which will be erecting a new boundary between the two properties in addition to upgrading the drainage arrangements.

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 - 7 Ludgate Causeway, Eye, IP23 7NH

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.

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

Enquiries - Simon Harrison
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Directions - Leave the town via the Church reaching Abbey Bridge and immediately turning right into Ludgate Causeway. Follow the lane uphill where No.7 will be found at the top on the right.

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

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Nearest station

  • Diss (4.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Harrison Edge Limited, Eye

5 Castle Street, Eye, IP23 7AN

01379 456017 Local call rate

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