5 bed detached house for sale Brook Lane, Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13
- Sir Robert Hitcham's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School0.2 miles
- Framlingham College0.5 miles
- Wickham Market5.4 miles
- Saxmundham6.3 miles
Features and description
- 5 Bedroom detached house
- Two En-suites
- South facing garden
- Prominent location
- Over 4000 square feet
- Mature garden bordered by a brook
- Large landing area
- Dressing room
- Large driveway.
- Double garage
Upon entering Blakewood House through its impressive terracotta tiled
porch you immediately feel a sense of the property's grandness. A large
entrance hall offers stairs to first floor with carved balustrading and newel
posts with a useful under stairs storage cupboard, to the left can be found
a convenient cloakroom with wall mounted wash basin and low level
WC. Two further rooms to the east with elegant engineered oak flooring,
one currently used as a home office and one a home cinema, both lending
themselves to potential further bedrooms. Beautiful and practical natural
stone flooring flow through the property's entrance and east hallway with
natural stone skirting to finish.
The family lounge is a most impressive room with a delightful multi-fuel
burner tucked under a precisely finished curved inset and set on a sizeable
slate hearth. Casement doors lead to the rear garden and patio to the
south. Panelled doors lead through to the billiard room with its double
aspect windows and polished hardwood flooring. A door connects
the double garage (currently being used as a family gym) with a pair of
wooden hinged doors that open over the large pea shingle driveway.
Back inside the family lounge, a further door from the sitting room leads
through to the music/dining room, double glazed casement doors connect
the hand built cedar conservatory consisting of limestone flooring, shade
blinds and an array of windows to bring the outside in during the summer
The south facing newly fitted work surfaces and refurbished cabinets with its large solid wood breakfast
bar and limestone flooring is beautifully fitted and equipped with an
extensive range of built-in appliances including Neff double oven with grill,
under counter larder fridge drawer, induction hob, extractor hood, Franke
instant boiling water tap, water softener, under cupboard downlights and
an assortment of storage cupboards.
A sizeable utility room accessed from the hall features a stainless steel sink
unit with mixer tap, fitted wall cabinets, in-line double recess for washing
machine and dryer with adequate room for fridge/freezer to boot. There
is an Ideal Mexico II gas fired combi boiler and part glazed hardwood door
to the garden and bin store.
On the first floor a vast galleried landing provides a flexible space to work
or relax with dormer window overlooking the driveway. Easily accessed
with a pull down ladder is a mostly boarded loft space with power and
light connected. A convenient airing cupboard with lagged hot water
cylinder and immersion heater is also present.
Main Bedroom With En-Suite
In a South/East position the main bedroom benefits from a light and airy
feel. Connected is a large dressing room with floor to ceiling mirrored
cupboards and en suite comprising of panelled bath in tiled surround,
close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, chrome towel
radiator and a large tiled shower cubicle with Grohl shower unit. The
en suite further boasts underfloor heating, electric shaver socket and an
illuminated vanity mirror.
Bedroom Two With En-Suite
Bedroom two has a walk-in wardrobe cupboard with folding door, and en
suite comprising wall mounted drawered wash basin, close coupled low
flush WC, tiled shower cubicle, electric shaver socket, tiled walls, recessed
spotlighting and chrome radiator.
Bedroom three is a good sized double bedroom which enjoys views
towards St Michael's church.
Bedroom four is also a good size double bedroom which has a southerly
aspect with pleasant views over the rear garden.
The family bathroom features an Aqualisa shower control over panelled
bath, tiled surround with mixer tap, low flush WC, wall mounted pedestal
wash basin with mixer tap, electric shaver socket and chrome radiator.
Ten years ago, the present owners wanted to move out of London
to bring their family up in the country. They wished to replicate their
city lifestyle in a more spacious home with easy access to shops, restaurants
and good schools within walking distance; but with the added attraction of a
They decided on Framlingham, an historic market town, nestled in the gentle
Suffolk countryside which has been included in the top four places to live by
the Sunday Times. The town ticked all their boxes, plus it was a mere twenty
minute drive to the coast. They were thrilled to discover Blakewood House, an
extremely spacious family home, only a quarter of a mile from the town centre.
The house dates from the eighties and the owners have carefully brought it up
to date, creating a home where there is room for everyone to gather together
and also to enjoy individual space. They rearranged the rooms and created a
sense of having almost two wings: Which has enabled the children to entertain
friends in one area, whilst retaining a quiet, adult zone. It has been extremely
convenient during lockdown in combining working from and schooling from
All rooms are used, and appreciated for their generous size and the ability to
offer easy hospitality to family and friends. A cinema room was formed from
a ground floor bedroom, whilst the billiard room has a full sized table, and the
garage is now a well equipped gym. Blakewood House is the perfect party
pad, with a happy and welcoming ambience.
The conservatory provides a tranquil, setting where you can settle in a cosy chair
to read or simply relax, whilst enjoying pleasing garden views. Spring seems to
come early in this south facing, light flooded room. The music room and lounge
are perfect for relaxation. The sunny music room is ideal for morning coffee
and the lounge, with its log burning stove is a cosy winter retreat. Blakewood
House combines a luxury of space with great comfort.
The quiet, private garden is an attractive mix of lawn, shrubbery and seasonal
colour, and runs down to a pretty stream, where the children have spent many
happy hours. There have been summer afternoons of croquet and badminton,
or sitting on the patio simply savouring the garden's charm.
Framlingham has much to offer with its shops and restaurants and walks,
whilst Aldborough and Snape Maltings are an easy drive away. The owners
have loved and are going to miss the house and its location. It has been the
perfect place for young children, and they take away lovely memories.*
* These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight
into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on
without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
There is a wide pea shingled driveway to the front of the house providing parking and turning space for a
number of vehicles and this also gives access to the double garage with power and light connected, twin up
and over doors.
There are a variety of climbing shrubs and well-stocked flower borders with a pathway leading round to
the rear garden. Here there is a large area of lawn, further flower borders containing a variety of shrubs and
specimen trees and a magnificent mature ash lying on the bank of the brook at the rear of the garden.
There is also an old brick and pantile storage shed/workshop with power and light connected that offers
further potential to the property, subject to the necessary consents.
Framlingham is an attractive market town which is dominated by a Norman
Castle which is steeped in history. Framlingham has been described as one
of the most attractive market towns in the United Kingdom. Framlingham
was once the capital of East Anglia and Mary Tudor is reported to be
staying at the 12th Century castle when she became Queen of England.
The Town has a host of interesting shops and buildings dating from the
17th, 18th & 19th centuries, St. Michael's Church dates back to the 15th
century and contains the tomb of the Howards, a powerful family in
English history. The Mere at Framlingham has been described as a wetland
paradise offering a fascinating wildlife habitat. The Sedge Beds provide a
home to hundreds of migrating birds. The Market Hill is at the heart of
the village where you will find a mixture of shops and fine architecture.
Schools include the highly regarded Framlingham College, Framlingham
College Prep School and Thomas Mills High School. The village has its
own surgery, library and a selection of clubs. Framlingham is 18 miles
north of the County Town of Ipswich and 15 miles from the Heritage
From the A12 take the exit B1078 go over the roundabout onto the
B1116 go through the villages of Hatcheston and Parham, continue into
Framlingham. Bear left over the narrow bridge onto Station Road, go
past John Gross on the right hand side, you will shortly come to Brook
Lane on the left hand side, turn onto Brook Lane and the property can
be found second on the left.
We are advised by the vendors that mains electricity, gas, water and
drainage are connected to the property with adequate broadband
speeds. HiveHome controls the gas-fired central heating.
East Suffolk Council - Band G; £2,534.25 per annum.
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