1 bedroom apartment for sale

Middleton Road, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10

£159,995

Property Description

Key features

  • Shared Entrance Hall and Landing
  • En Suite Wet Shower Room
  • 17ft x 14ft Sitting Room with High Ceiling
  • Shared Laundry Room
  • Lovely Features Including Exposed Timbers
  • Cycle Shed
  • Fitted Kitchen
  • Drive and Parking
  • Double Bedroom
  • Lovely Sweeping Gardens adjoining meadows and river

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold, 93 years remaining

THE LOCATION

Ballingdon Grove is situated right on the outskirts of the market town of Sudbury, adjoining wonderful water meadows which look back towards the town. There is a nearby local shop in Ballingdon within easy walking distance and the town itself can be reached on foot or very easily by car. 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.


BALLINGDON GROVE

Ballingdon Grove is a Grade II Listed country house, the original part dating back to the17th Century - this is the section at the back with painted brick and tiled roof. The house was refronted in the late 18th Century and extended at the rear in the mid 19th Century by Robert Allen who operated the Ballingdon Brickworks to the south, once a major industry in Sudbury. Before the railways the main transport hub of Sudbury was the River Stour with freight barges carrying goods down to Manningtree and on to London and beyond. Ballingdon Grove was reached by a river channel (cut) which still exists today and runs alongside the gardens. The former lime works were converted into a house many years ago and more recently enlarged to form another spectacular private house, Grove House, on the other side of the cut.

In the late 1980's Ballingdon Grove was converted into 11 apartments. There are great facilities at the house including a cycle shed, further storage sheds, excellent parking and a lower ground floor laundry room for the residents' use. The house has been the recent subject of a very major programme of renovation and redecoration outside, carried out at a considerable expense by all the leaseholders and giving great benefit to the future owner of Apartment 7.

There are extensive communal grounds totalling just over an acre. The peaceful and tranquil setting by the river at the rear of the grounds, where you can row across to the quay, attracts ducks, swans and various other wildlife, giving a rural country feel, although Ballingdon Grove is situated only about a mile from the centre of Sudbury.

The property is managed by Eastblock Property Management Ltd h), the freeholders being Elmdon Estates, 133 Hammersmith Road, London W14 0QL.

7 Ballingdon Grove is on the first floor at the front of the building. This apartment is unusual in that the sitting room is in one of the earlier parts of the building and has a particularly big ceiling with lovely exposed red brickwork and timbers. The exceptionally large sash window gives wonderful natural lighting.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE FIRST FLOOR

Shared Entrance Hall There is a shared entrance hall for Flat 6 and 7 off the main landing with machine oak flooring, high ceiling with window, traditional six panel timber door opening into the kitchen.

Sitting Room 17'x14' (5.1m x 4.25m) Stunning room with 11'6" high ceiling with exposed oak ceiling beams. One wall with lovely exposed red brickwork right up to the top and containing superb large sash window giving excellent light, overlooking the front lawn and drive. The remaining walls painted with exposed beams above the doorway to the bedroom and archway to the kitchen. Boxed Dimplex night storage heater. Machined oak flooring, useful large walk in storage cupboard with stripped pine door.

Kitchen 8'6" x 8' (2.6m x 2.4m) Normal ceiling height with four down lights. Fitted with a range of light oak fronted wall and base cupboards along one wall with white laminate working surface and attractive tiled splash backs. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap, spaces for full height fridge freezer and free standing cooker. Machined oak flooring, various power points.

Bedroom 11'6" x 10'6" (3.5m x 3.2m) Normal ceiling height giving a cosy feel, modern sash window overlooking the front lawn and drive, Dimplex electric wall heater, wood grain laminate flooring and four way ceiling light. Door to:

En Suite Wet Shower Room 10'6" x 2'6" (3.2m x 0.8m) One end fully tiled with limestone style mosaic tiling, and floor tiles with a shower assembly with a giant shower head plus hand held body spray. The other end with white low flush WC and in the middle a small hand basin with cupboard below, mixer tap and mosaic tiled splash back, air exchanger, ceramic floor tiles.

OUTSIDE

To the front of the property there is a good area of parking and based within the lower ground floor is a good sized communal laundry room, which contains two washing machines and two dryers. Within the grounds are a cycle shed and further sheds for communal storage use.

THE FACILITIES

Drive and Parking A sweeping entrance drive in from Middleton Road which opens to a large parking area with space for many cars. There are no allocated parking spaces but at least a space per apartment together with a generous amount of visitor parking/second vehicles.

Laundry Room and Cycle Shed In the basement of the house there is a laundry room for residents with washing and drying machines. To one side of the drive is a cycle and outside storage shed with space alongside for all the wheelie bins.

The Grounds A particular feature of Ballingdon Grove are its wonderful sweeping grounds. There are landscaped gardens at the front and an entrance on either side round to the main gardens at the rear. These comprise a sweeping lawn which runs down to the far end with trees on the right hand boundary which adjoins the river cut where sailing barges used to come in the days of brick and lime making. This now forms a lovely feature. Along the left hand boundary are further trees with an entrance at the end opening to another lawn with barbecue area adjoining Sudbury's famous water meadows looking across towards the town and Quay.

MISCELLANEOUS

The Lease and Freehold The property is held leasehold for a period of 125 years from 1987. There has been a recent change in the management of Ballingdon Grove and the residents have recently contributed towards a very major expenditure to bring the house and grounds up into excellent condition which will be of enormous benefit to the future owner. There is a service charge of approximately £882 per half year to cover lighting and cleaning of the common parts, maintenance of the grounds, laundry room etc and ground rent payable to the Freeholder of £60 per half year.

SERVICES We are advised that mains water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. 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 A, amount payable 2019/2020 £1,214.55

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS & FIXTURES Freehold. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. Proceed out of Sudbury along Ballingdon Street and Cross Street, turning left at the bottom of Ballingdon Hill by the lights into Middleton Road. Continue along Middleton Road for just under half a mile and Ballingdon Grove can be found on the left hand side, next door to Border Roofing.



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53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

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Nearest stations

  • Sudbury (0.6 mi)
  • Bures (4.5 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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