Description A handsome character 1950?S built chalet residence pleasantly situated in a highly sought after location to the north-eastern outskirts of Ipswich.
The spacious versatile accommodation comprises: Reception hall with galleried landing above, dining room, living room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, family bathroom, two ground floor bedrooms, second sitting room/bedroom five, first floor galleried landing and two further bedrooms on the first floor both of which have en-suites.
The property benefits from some fine features including parquet flooring, arched doors, some oak beamed ceilings, leaded light mainly oak framed windows, open fireplaces, luxury fitted kitchen with Aga and gas fired central heating.
Outside the property occupies an established and private good size garden with a sweeping driveway leading round to the front providing off-road parking, turning space and access to the garage.
About the Area The thriving town of Ipswich is set on the estuary of the River Orwell and has undergone an extensive gentrification programme in recent years, mainly around the waterfront and has become a popular ?Commutable? Town to London. Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk and offers a wide variety of shopping, commercial and leisure facilities including a full range of sports clubs and societies, restaurants and high street stores. There is an excellent choice of schooling within both the state and private sectors.
Excellent sailing and golfing facilities are both available nearby or on the popular Suffolk Heritage Coast. Ipswich provides good access to various road networks via the A12 to the South with links to London and the M25 and via the A14 to The Midlands and M11. The railway station provides mainline railway links to London?S Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of sixty-five minutes.
Vendor?S Statement It was the superb location, large plot and the quality build of the house that first attracted us to it nearly 8 years ago. The house has some unique and special features such as a lovely Suffolk fireplace, arched doors and beautiful oak finishing throughout. The Aga makes the kitchen a very homely place to gather with friends and we have had some fantastic parties in the spacious hall ? Our own private dance floor!
With two teenage children we are never short of space and they have their own part of the house with their own lounge and bathroom. Our children have enjoyed excellent education from primary through to high school right on our doorstep.
We feel we have the best of both worlds being convenient for the town and local shops, yet across the road is open fields and beautiful walks in the countryside. The garden is a great place to relax with a glass of wine, in fact you could even make your own from the grape vine in the greenhouse! It is a wonderful family home ? We shall be sad to leave.?
Directions From the Colchester Road A1214 roundabout with Rushmere Road turn away from the town towards Rushmere St Andrew and the property will be found on the left hand side just before the crossroads with Humber Doucy Lane.
The accommodation comprises: Twin partially glazed front doors with side panels to:
Reception Hall Part-tiled and part parquet flooring, staircase with galleried landing above, under stairs storage cupboard, two radiators, wall mounted lights and oak arched doors to:
Dining Room Approx 16? X 12?5? Plus bay (4.88m x 3.78m plus bay) Exposed ceiling timbers, picture rail, bay window to front elevation, brick fireplace with attached mantel and display recesses to either side, wall mounted lights, two radiators, narrow boarded oak floor, french doors to outside.
Living Room Approx 24?5? X 12?9? Decreasing to 11?3? (7.44m x 3.89m decreasing to 3.34m) Exposed ceiling timbers, picture rail, double aspect windows to front and side, three large wall recesses each with wall mounted light, open fireplace in carved stone surround, narrow boarded oak floor, two radiators, connecting arch oak doors back to dining room and hall.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room Approx 17?6? Max x 16?10? Max (5.33m max x 5.13m max) Luxury l-shaped room with fitted cream coloured oak units comprising double bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, granite work surfaces with base cupboards and drawers under, gas two plate Aga and four plate electric hob set into recess, breakfast bar, tiled floor, ceiling down lighters, window to either side elevation, radiator, walk-in larder/utility cupboard with fitted shelving, plumbing for automatic washing machine, plumbing for automatic dishwasher, sealed unit double glazed door and side panel to rear garden.
Cloakroom White suite comprising low level flushing w.C, wall mounted wash hand basin, part-panelled walls and frosted window to rear elevation.
Family Bathroom Three piece suite comprising panelled bath, low level flushing w.C, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, part-panelled walls, two radiators, built-in airing cupboard with slatted shelving and frosted window to rear elevation.
Bedroom Two Approx 13?4? X 11?11? (4.06m x 3.63m) Window to side and rear elevations, picture rail and radiator.
Bedroom Three Approx 12?10? X 11?8? (3.91m x 3.56m) Window to rear elevation overlooking the rear garden, picture rail, narrow boarded floor and radiator.
Bedroom Five/Sitting Room Approx 15?10? X 11?11? Window to front elevation, radiator and picture rail.
Galleried Landing With vaulted ceiling, ceiling down lighters, window to front and rear elevations and door to:
Bedroom One Approx 16?8? X 14?4? (5.08m x 4.37m) Window to front elevation, two Velux windows to rear elevation, vaulted ceiling, radiator, eaves storage cupboard and door to:
En-Suite Shower Room White suite comprising walk-in double shower unit, wall mounted wash hand basin, low level flushing w.C, radiator, vaulted ceiling, two Velux side windows and wall mounted lights.
Bedroom Four Approx 16?2? Max x 10? Decreasing to 6?8? (4.93m max x 3.05m decreasing to 2.03m) Velux window to rear elevation, eaves storage cupboard, radiator and door to:
En-Suite Shower Room White suite comprising walk-in single shower unit, wall mounted wash hand basin and low level flushing w.C.
Outside The property is set back from the road and standing in grounds of approximately 0.4 of an acre (subject to survey). A driveway leads round to a single garage with workshop space and continues round to the front of the property where it is block paved and provides off road parking. The remainder of the front is laid to lawn with inset specimen trees and screened by a number of shrubs, small trees, conifers and Rhododendron bushes.
There is side access to the good size rear garden, which is interestingly laid with various private sitting areas. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrubs borders, feature fish pond, sheltered patio to the rear of the property, gravelled path edged with box hedging leading to the end of the garden where there is a double size glasshouse. There is also a timber garden shed with the gardens being screened by a variety of conifers, small trees and shrubs and largely being enclosed by a brick wall and panel fencing.
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