6 bedroom detached house for sale

Ballingdon Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10

Sold STC £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Georgian Door Case and Grand 39ft Reception Hall
  • Annexe Wing with Entrance Hall/Utility Room and Downstairs Cloaks
  • Drawing, Sitting and Dining Rooms All with Fireplaces
  • Annexe Sitting Room(with potential kitchen) or Bedroom
  • 5 Large Bedrooms
  • Annexe Double Bedroom plus Bathroom
  • 2 Bathrooms plus Shower Room
  • 90ft x 30ft Frontage with Excellent Parking and Two Entrances
  • Integral 36ft Double Ended Garage plus Traditional Victorian Glass House
  • 210ft Long Walled Garden and Two Terraces - Overall Plot 0.55 Acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION
Sudbury is an historic town containing a wealth of period houses and cottages at its centre. The birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, the town is steeped in history. The town provides an excellent range of shops, schools and recreational facilities including clubs for rugby, football, cricket, tennis, bowls and rowing. There is a small quayside theatre and modern swimming pool/leisure complex. The town's station provides shuttle trains through to the main London and Colchester line with fast services on to Liverpool Street. The house is set on the southern outskirts of the town centre, over the bridge in what was once Essex. In the nineteenth century Ballingdon was incorporated into the town but it still retains a sense of identity and community and its local shop. It contains some fine period houses and cottages of all eras, dating from early Tudor times through to the Georgian and Victorian periods. Sudbury's famous water meadows are within easy walking distance providing excellent paths alongside the River Stour and across to the quay, town centre and Waitrose. The house is particularly well set back from the road with some fine Georgian and Victorian houses opposite providing an attractive outlook.

BALLINGDON HOUSE
Ballingdon House is listed grade II as being of architectural and historical importance. The earliest parts are believed to date from the mid 17th century with 18th and 19th additions and today the house has very much a Georgian appearance with rendered elevations, large double hung sash windows, a clay tiled roof at the front and slate to the rear. Frances Carter, made famous in a painting by Thomas Gainsborough, was married from Ballingdon House to Robert Andrews who lived in Aubreys just outside the town - the subject of one of his best paintings.

The interior has great sense of proportion with a fine front to back reception hall opening from a particularly good front door and door case. There are three large well-proportioned reception rooms with high ceilings and an attractive kitchen at the rear. There are good ceiling heights both downstairs and upstairs. The present owners recently constructed an annexe wing to the left with double length, double ended garage below and self-contained accommodation upstairs for a dependent relative or other family member. There are two driveways in and excellent parking with the ability to perhaps convert the existing garage to more annexe accommodation and construct another garage on the right hand side, subject to the normal consents.

A fine feature of the property is its extraordinary garden, 210ft in length and fully enclosed along both sides by magnificent red brick walls. There is a splendid terrace, sweeping lawns and at the end the owners have reconstructed a traditional Victorian greenhouse. There are a number of fine trees including large willow and silver birch.

The house is very well maintained and presented. During their ownership the vendors have had roofs overhauled and the render was stripped and replaced in 1983.

THE MAIN HOUSE

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Door Case A wonderful Georgian door case with two columns and ornate pitched pediment above with lead flashing and a lovely semi-circular fanlight over the door.

Reception Hall 39' x 6'3" (11.9m x 1.9m) A most impressive hall running the full length of the house, divided into two by a central archway. The front part with stripped and varnished pine floorboards, splendid six panel timber front door with ornate fanlight above, picture rail and radiator. The second part with carpeting, half glazed door to the rear looking over the terrace and garden, and an attractive shallow rise staircase with banisters and scrolled newel post. Understairs cloaks cupboard.

Drawing Room 23' into bay x 14'6" (7m x 4.4m) At the back of the house with full height bay window with French doors, opening onto the terrace and looking down the garden. Further sash window to the side, picture rail. White marble fire surround with operational open fireplace and matching marble hearth, stripped and varnished pine floorboards, two radiators.

Sitting Room 17'3" x 14'6" (5.25m x 4.4m) With large sash windows to the front and side aspect, brick lined fireplace with lovely white marble surround and mantelpiece, fitted with a gas powered woodburner style stove. On one side of the chimney breast, fitted book shelves and on the other, a storage cupboard with shelving and six panelled door. Waist and picture rails, two radiators.

Dining Room 19'3" x 17'6" (5.85m x 5.3m) A dual aspect room with sash windows to the front and side, painted panelling to waist level and picture rail. A particularly fine marble fire surround and mantelpiece with inset cast iron fireplace with tiled side slips and a tiled hearth (operational). Stripped and varnished pine floorboards, two radiators and a connecting door via a lobby to the kitchen.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 15'6" x 15' (4.7m x 4.6m) At the back of the house with a large sash window above the sink with fine views over the terrace and garden, and doors from the reception hall, dining room and through to the annexe wing. Exposed brickwork on one wall with a high fireplace fitted with a cast iron multi-fuel burning stove, with useful cupboards on either side with stripped pine doors. Fitted with a good range of cream shaker style wall and base cupboards including drawers, bevel cut glazed china cupboard and a hood above the hob. All with speckled granite effect laminate working surfaces and green country tiled splashbacks. Equipped with 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink, Neff four ring stainless steel gas hob with filter head above and Neff built in double electric oven. Integral fridge, integral freezer and integral dishwasher. Fabulous 19th Century pine dresser to remain. Quarry tiled floor. Lobby through to the dining room housing heating controls, shut off valves and cupboards.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Landing 18'6" x 6'6" (5.65m x 2m) plus side Landing 16'6" (5m) long. With stairs leading up and doors to the various rooms, high ceiling with central archway, radiator and electricity cupboard with trip switches.

Bedroom 1 19'6" x 14'9" (5.95m x 4.5m) Right rear. With sash windows to the side and the rear, the latter with wonderful views out across the garden with meadows beyond. High ceiling with picture rail, stripped varnished broad pine floorboards, built in wardrobe cupboard, two radiators, picture rail.

Bedroom 2 17'6" x 14'6" (5.35m x 4.4m) Right Front. Sash windows to the front and side, waist rail, stripped and varnished broad pine floorboards, two radiators, fitted cupboards on either side of the chimney breast with panelled doors.

Bedroom 3 19' x 13'3" (5.8m x 4m) Left Front. With sash window to the front, high ceiling with picture rail, radiator, fitted wardrobe cupboard with panelled door.

Bedroom 4 12'6" x 10' (3.8m x 3.05m) Left Centre. With sash window to the side, radiator.

Bedroom 5 12'6" x 9' (3.8m x 2.75m) L shaped. Left Rear. With sash window to the rear enjoying fine views down the garden, radiator.

Bathroom 1 14'6" x 5'9" (4.4m x 1.75m) plus shower. Adjacent to Bedroom 1. Sash window to the rear looking down the garden, a superbly appointed bathroom. Double ended bath with granite surface surround and side taps. Large wall hung hand basin with mixer tap, low flush WC and a double sized shower cubicle with glass screen, curtain and shower assembly. Limestone style tiles up to waist level with mosaic waist band, uplights, real marble floor tiles with teak deck in front of the shower, chromium heated towel rail. Built in airing cupboard.

Bathroom 2 6'6" x 6' (2m x 1.85m) Matching white suite comprising panelled bath, vanity surface with inset oval hand basin with mixer tap and low flush WC with concealed cistern. White tiled bath surround and splashbacks, sash window to the rear looking down the garden, radiator, painted pine floorboards.

Ante Room/Nursery/Study 6' x 5' (1.8m x 1.5m) Leading off the landing at the centre front with a large sash window, fitted book shelving on one side and useful storage cupboards on the other. Radiator, half glazed door.

Shower Room 6' x 4' (1.8m x 1.2m) including shower. Leading off the landing, a large fully tiled shower cubicle with power shower and glass door, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

ANNEXE WING

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Entrance Hall/Utility Room 19' x 8'3" (5.4m x 2.5m) Presently acting as both the entrance hall for the annexe and the utility room for the house. Hard wood front door, stairs leading up to the first floor and doors to the garage, cloakroom and back garden. Large wood block working surface with inset porcelain butler sink, mixer tap and spaces below for washing machine and tumble dryer. Further room for freezers etc. Electricity trip switches for annexe and garage, LED downlights, extractor fan, limestone style floor tiles.

Downstairs Cloakroom 6'3" x 3' (1.9m x 0.9m) With matching white modern suite comprising low flush WC and wall mounted hand basin with mixer tap and mosaic tiled splashback, limestone style floor tiles, window to one side, heated towel rail, air exchanger, LED downlight.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Landing 7'6" x 6'6" (2.3m x 2m) plus stairwell. With windows to the side, and doors to the rooms.


Sitting Room(with potential kitchen)/Bedroom 14'6" x 12'6" (4.4m x 3.8m) With a three quarter length window to the rear enjoying lovely views down the garden, radiator, area in the corner for potential kitchen with high level power points and services laid on.

Bedroom 12'6" x 12'6" (3.8m x 3.8m) slightly L shaped. With three quarter length window to the front, radiator, built in double wardrobe cupboard.

Bathroom 7'6" x 6' (2.25m x 1.85m) With matching white suite comprising modern panelled steel bath with mixer tap and a separate shower above and glass shower screen, pedestal hand basin with mixer tap, low flush WC. Limestone style tiled bath surround and splashbacks and floor tiles, chromium heated towel rail, small window, shaver point, LED downlights and air exchanger.

GARAGE
Integral Double Ended Garage 36' x 9'6" (11m x 2.9m) An excellent garage built in the annexe wing, with potential perhaps to turn into further accommodation. Archways to the front and rear with superb high hard wood timber gates, plastered ceiling with fluorescent lights, two wall mounted Worcester gas boiler supplying central heating and hot water (to the main house and annexe respectively), window to the side and connecting door through to the side entrance hall/utility room. Numerous power points and fitted shelving, log store. Useful space beside the annexe with garden tool shed.

DRIVES & FORECOURT
Frontage 90' (27.5m) x 30' (9.1m) deep. At the front there is a particularly wide pavement with block paved entrance drives at either side. The right hand one leads to the main parking area for the house with tarmacadam drive and a boundary wall, with potential to create further parking or
construct more garaging. At the centre are a pair of brick pillars and a lovely old cast iron gate made by Wade & Silver of Long Melford. At the left hand end is a further driveway providing more parking and access to the garage and annexe. The forecourt runs across the front of the house with fine old original flagstone steps up to the front door, with flower borders on either side and mature yew bushes. In the corner of the main parking area is splendid old cast iron lamp standard with modern light.

MAIN GARDENS
Main Garden 210' x 95' (64m x 29m) reducing to 80' (24m) plus side area. There are two terraces, (main terrace 46' x 15' (14m x 4.5m) a large raised one behind the main house with brick retaining wall and flagstone coping and a second terrace behind the annexe wing with a curved brick boundary wall. At the right of the house is a great Yew tree with side lawn with potential perhaps to create further parking or build more garaging. The terraces step down onto a sweeping lawn with marvellous brick walls on either side and various flower beds, shrubs and trees. From the centre a formal brick edged path leads down to the far end past vegetable beds and fruit cages screened with mature beech hedge and to the far end with the greenhouse and shed. At the end of the garden are magnificent willow, silver birch and other trees with a stream along the boundary and meadows beyond. Behind the right hand boundary wall is the embankment of the former Sudbury branch railway (now closed and a footpath) with a line of trees all along providing an attractive side drop - Overall Plot 266' x 90' (81m x 27.5m) - 0.55 acres subject to survey.

Victorian Glasshouse 15' x 11'62 (4.6m x 3.5m) A traditional Victorian style greenhouse with brick lower walls and heavy timber framework with glass windows all around and a glass vaulted roof, built against the right hand side wall. Propagation benches.

Timber Shed 10' x 6' (3.1m x 1.8)

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains gas, water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Satellite dish. Numerous outside lights, outside power points. Please note we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical and drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: ) advised Charge Band F, amount payable 2018/2019 £2,513.74

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS & FIXTURES Freehold. We have not inspected the title deeds. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. From Sudbury town centre, travel along Friars Street, into Church Street and at the end turn left over Ballingdon Bridge. Go under the bridge and the house is on the right.


Nearest stations

  • Sudbury (0.8 mi)
  • Bures (4.9 mi)
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53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Sudbury (0.8 mi)
  • Bures (4.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Sudbury

53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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