Located in the popular peninsular village of Wherstead lies this stunning three bedroom detached house which was formerly a Victorian school and has been beautifully and respectfully converted by the current owners to make the perfect family home. The building dates back to 1843 and was built by Lady Harland in memory of her late husband and remained a school until as late as the 1960s. The property is full of original character features including stripped wood flooring and exposed beams and boasts an impressive south-facing rear garden with field views, ample off-road parking for several cars, and detached garage.
The village of Wherstead is situated in the Shotley Peninsular approximately three miles south of Ipswich. The county town of Ipswich is served by a wide range of local amenities including schools, University, shops, doctors, dental surgeries, hospital, two theatres, parks, recreational facilities and mainline railway station providing direct links to London Liverpool Street Station. The town has also undergone an extensive rebuilding and a gentrification programme principally around the vibrant waterfront which now boasts some lovely bars and restaurants.
Peninsular Village of Wherstead
No Onward Chain
Detached Family Home Dating Back to 1843
Full of Original Character Features
Formal Living Room
Separate Dining Room
Family Room / Conservatory
Bespoke Country Style Kitchen
Ground Floor Shower Room
First Floor Family Bathroom
Beautifully Presented Throughout
Former School Which Has Been Respectfully Converted
Generous South-Facing Rear Garden With Field Views
Ample Off-Road Parking For Several Cars
EPC Rating: E
Outside - Front
To the front of the property is a adjoining garage and large gravel driveway providing ample off-road parking for several cars.
This fabulous property can be entered either through the main church style wooden door into a spacious hallway which has a radiator, window to the side aspect, and stairs up to the first floor; or through a second door which leads into a lobby area.
Family Room / Conservatory (4.34m (14'3") x 4.01m (13'2"))
Off the lobby is a spectacular glass fronted family room / conservatory which lets in lots of light and which looks out over the south-facing rear garden. In the room are exposed beams, a wood burner set within an exposed brick hearth, stripped wood flooring, and radiator.
Two piece suite comprising low-level WC and hand wash basin.
Kitchen (4.60m (15'1") x 3.02m (9'11"))
Also off the lobby is a bespoke cottage style kitchen which is fitted with an extensive range of eye and base level units, wood effect work surfaces, inset ceramic butler sink, range cooker, integrated appliances, ceramic tiled flooring, inset lighting, and three windows to the side aspect, further window to the rear aspect.
Dining Room (4.60m (15'1") x 4.11m (13'6") max)
Off the kitchen is a spacious dining room with Victorian style radiator, wood burner, stripped wood flooring, window to the front aspect, and French doors opening out to the rear garden.
Living Room (5.89m (19'4") x 3.51m (11'6"))
Off the dining room is a formal living room with two Victorian style radiators, wood burner set within an exposed brick hearth, stripped wood flooring, window to the rear aspect, and French doors opening out to the south-facing rear garden.
Shower Room (2.11m (6'11") x 2.01m (6'7"))
Three piece suite comprising shower cubicle, high-level WC and hand wash basin, tiled flooring, heated towel rail, and frosted window to the rear aspect.
First Floor Landing
The landing has exposed beams, window to the front aspect, airing cupboard, and doors to all bedrooms and bathroom.
Master Bedroom (4.60m (15'1") x 3.81m (12'6"))
The very spacious and airy master bedroom has exposed beams, dual aspect windows to the side and rear, radiator, stripped wood flooring, built-in wardrobe, and built-in storage cupboard.
Bedroom Two (3.61m (11'10") x 2.64m (8'8"))
The second bedroom has exposed beams, window to the rear aspect, radiator, stripped wood flooring, and built-in wardrobe.
Bedroom Three (2.72m (8'11") x 2.39m (7'10"))
The third bedroom has exposed beams, window to the rear aspect, stripped wood flooring, and radiator.
Family Bathroom (2.03m (6'8") x 1.65m (5'5"))
Three piece suite comprising freestanding roll edge bath with shower attachment, pedestal hand wash basin and low-level WC, stripped wood flooring, stained glass window to the side aspect.
Outside - Rear
The mature south-facing rear garden has a generous laid to lawn area, sunny terrace perfect for alfresco dining, well-stocked with a variety of trees, hedging, shrubs and flowerbed borders, and stunning field views to the rear.
Adjoining Garage (6.07m (19'11") x 3.58m (11'9"))
Door opening out to the rear garden, up and over door to the front.