4 bedroom detached house for sale

Yaxley Road, Eye

Guide Price £447,500

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Victorian
  • Extended to include Annexe
  • Flexible use
  • Large plot
  • Improvement required
  • No Onward Chain

Full description

An interesting and unusual red brick Victorian house, on the edge of Eye, with ANNEXE and grounds extending to just under half an acre (0.432 Acres or 0.17 Hectares). Extensive living space, outbuildings, and scope for dual occupancy or redevelopment (stpp). In need of improvement. No onward chain.

Location - The Gables sits in an elevated position shielded from the road on the outskirts of the town bordered by farmland and the town cemetery. Set in just under half an acre, the property offers country living yet is within walking distance from the town centre and in fact has kerbed footpath all the way. Yaxley Road, as it approaches the town becomes Magdalen Street leading into the heart of the historic core. The commercial centre together with Church Street and Castle Street form a lovely walk around the town following the outline 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 classical music concerts and the annual art exhibition. In addition to the excellent food shops and services, the friendly town is also known 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 - The Gables is a red brick Victorian house of great character, designed with Dutch gables which whilst generally unusual in this area, is a feature of certain period buildings within Suffolk. We make "no bones" about this property: it is believed to have been built to house the Town Grave Digger until sometime in the second half of the last Century. Shielded within a little under half an acre, the property has outstanding possibilities and has provided a smallholding type role for the current and previous owners. Furthermore, the previous owners carried out a large extension programme to the rear creating a single storey self contained Annexe. The main house was also extended with an additional ground floor reception room.

The accommodation currently provides two reception rooms and kitchen from the hallway along with a bathroom, all downstairs. Upstairs, two principal bedrooms combine with a third room previously a shower room but currently with low level wc and wash basin. A walk-in closet leads off the main bedroom at the front of the house. The Annexe provides two bedrooms, two reception rooms along with bathroom and storage. The property and grounds now require overhauling and present themselves as an excellent project with tremendous scope to serve a variety of different lifestyles. The grounds include a period red brick outbuilding plus a long former Hen House and other structures including Summer House, Potting Shed and Greenhouse. Vehicular access is good and leads up to a larger area for parking and turning of vans, trailers or the like. Windows are double glazed with PVCu frames and oil fired radiator heating installed. The Gables is offered for sale with NO ONWARD CHAIN.

Storm Porch - An initial shelter supported by a substantial oak post and with PVCu replacement door opening to the main house.

Entrance Hall - With ceramic pamment style floor and stairwell with stairs rising to the first floor accommodation. Understairs cupboard. An archway leads through to...

Kitchen Dining Room - 19'6 x 13'7 Max (5.94m x 4.14m Max) - Forming a sociable day space with kitchen units set to one end comprising worksurfaces, floor mounted cupboard and drawer storage options along with wall cupboards to match complete with cornice and pelmet. Built in double oven and four ring hob with extractor hood. Stainless steel sink unit with drainer bowl and mixer tap. Plumbing for washing machine. Upright fridge freezer unit. Shelved cupboard. A peninsular unit with worktop forms a partial divide to the dining/day space. To the front of the room a bay window provides good natural light and a chimneybreast, complete with shelved alcove to one side, accommodates a solid fuel burning stove.

Lounge/Garden Room - 17'4 x 11'3 (5.28m x 3.43m) - Featuring a vaulted roofline and windows along one side with french windows leading out to the gardens. Laminate floor. Two single radiators. Television point.

Inner Lobby - Built in Airing Cupboard housing hot water storage tank with immersion heater. Window to the rear elevation.

Bathroom - Fitted with a suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment over, low level wc and pedestal wash basin. Window to the rear.

First Floor Landing - An appealing staircase rises to the first floor passing a sizeable stairwell window along the way. Attractive stripped period doors lead off complete with original door furniture. Access to loft space.

Bedroom 1 - 13'7 x 10' (4.14m x 3.05m) - With window to the front elevation . Double radiator. Telephone point. A doorway leads to a...

Walk-In Closet - 6'1 x 4'1 (1.85m x 1.24m) - With window to the front elevation, fitted shelf and hanging rail.

Bedroom 2 - 9'9 x 9' (2.97m x 2.74m) - With window to the rear elevation. Single radiator.

Cloakroom - Fitted with low level wc and pedestal wash basin. Window to the rear elevation. Single radiator.

The Annexe Hall - Approached via a PVCu outer door. A useful initial space with glazed ceramic tiled floor in a pamment style. Window.

Bathroom - Fitted with vanity wash basin, panelled bath and low level wc. Tiling.

Former Cloakroom - Currently providing storage with a number of fitted cupboards along with former plumbing and drain access.

Kitchen - 12'6 x 6'6 (3.81m x 1.98m) - With fitted units set on a tiled floor and incorporating stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for dishwasher and upright fridge freezer space. Built in single oven with four ring LPG hob. Two windows. An archway leads through to...

Dining Room - 11'11 x 8'5 (3.63m x 2.57m) - Laid with engineered oak flooring, single radiator. French windows lead through to the Lounge along with further doors leading off to the Bedrooms.

Lounge - 19'10 x 11'11 (6.05m x 3.63m) - French windows lead out to the gardens and an attractive initial sheltered garden is potentially specific to the Annexe if required. Windows along two sides, including the french windows provide an outlook to the gardens. Two double radiators each with individual thermostatic radiator valves. Engineered oak flooring matches the Dining Room.

Bedroom - 15' x 7'6 (4.57m x 2.29m) - Built in wardrobes with overhead storage to one wall. Double radiator. Window to the rear.

Bedroom - 10'1 x 6'3 (3.07m x 1.91m) - With window to the side elevation. Single radiator. Pedestal wash basin.

Gardens & Grounds - A drive leads off the road with the house sitting in an elevated position above the road, set back behind a well screened garden area. The front garden extends across the house to the left, wrapping around the Lounge/Garden Room joining further garden at the rear. The rear area lends itself particularly well to the Annexe and includes paved terrace, pond and Summer House.

To the right hand side of the drive lies a sizeable red brick OUTBUILDING divided internally into three principal spaces 10'5 x 5'5 (3.18m x 1.65m), 12'2 x 10;5 (3.70m x 3.18m) and 20'7 x 10'5 (6.3m x 3.18m). The middle section has a mezzanine storage space above with the far end having a further door out. All three sections have windows.

A Portakabin will remain as will a timber framed former Hen House 49' x 10'1 (15m x 3.08m) neither of which are weather tight. Additional key structures include a Potting Shed, Summer House and aluminium framed Greenhouse.

The remainder of the plot other than the parking area, is currently overgrown yet includes previously cultivated areas with a number of fruit trees remaining.

Services - The vendor has confirmed that the property benefits from mains water and electricity. Private drainage. A Grant outside boiler supplies domestic hot water and radiators.

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 - The Gables, Yaxley Road, Eye, IP23 7DP

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)

Directions - The Gables is easily found from the Town by turning into Magdalen Street opposite the former Barclays Bank. The Gables will be found on the right just before the Town Cemetery.

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

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5 Castle Street, Eye, IP23 7AN

01379 456017 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Diss (3.8 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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