- Utility room
- 3 reception rooms
- 5 bedrooms
- Ensuite bathroom & family bathroom
- Games room
- Mature secluded plot in excess of 1/2 acre
- Swimming pool
"The Croft" is a most appealing, individual DETACHED FAMILY RESIDENCE built in the 1920's. Originally built to a high specification the property offers much charm and character and is presented in very good order throughout. The house is well screened and recessed from the road and occupies a mature and secluded plot of a little in excess of 1/2 acre with a South Eastern aspect to the rear.
THE PROPERTY "The Croft" is a most appealing, individual DETACHED FAMILY RESIDENCE built in the 1920's. Originally built to a high specification the property offers much charm and character and is presented in very good order throughout. The house is well screened and recessed from the road and occupies a mature and secluded plot of a little in excess of 1/2 acre with a South Eastern aspect to the rear.
With a gated entrance between brick piers the pebbled front garden with well maintained raised shrub borders affords excellent off road parking facilities with the potential for a Double Garage. the accommodation is well proportioned with a stunning principal sitting room with a brick fireplace and 3 further reception rooms together with a cloakroom and fully fitted kitchen with open plan breakfast area. On the first floor there are 5 bedrooms with the principal bedroom having the benefit of an en-suite bathroom and access to a spacious private decked verandah overlooking the attractive rear garden.
The house has the benefit of gas fired central heating with individually controlled thermostats, timber double glazed windows, deep corniced ceiling to some rooms and a burglar alarm. The former double garage has been converted into a games room with a cloak/ shower room for the outdoor swimming pool but can easily be converted back to a garage or indeed used as a home office.
The landscaped gardens are a feature of the property with an extensive paved terraced and decked patio area, an outdoor swimming pool with a paved surround and a covered barbecue area and a summer house.
There is easy access to principal schools, Ipswich mainline railway station and the town centre and neighbourhood shops.
We strongly recommend an internal inspection to fully appreciate all that this imposing property has to offer.
THE SITUATION The property is situated approximately 1 mile to the South-West of Ipswich town centre along Belstead Road, one of the premier residential roads in Ipswich, opposite a lightly wooded greensward. For commuters the house is ideally located as Ipswich mainline railway station with its regular inter-city service to London's Liverpool Street Station (approx. 70 minutes) is only 5 minutes drive/15 minutes walk away. There is also easy access to neighbourhood shops and to local junior and senior schools including St Josephs College one of the region's leading independent schools which is only 5 minutes walk away.
Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk which stands at the head of the River Orwell, with easy access to the region's main road network (A12 & A14) which link with the East Coast Ports, the Midlands and London's M25 motorway. The towns of Colchester, Bury St Edmunds and Felixstowe are also easily accessible. The nearest airport for national and international flight is Stansted 50 miles to the West whilst the Port of Harwich approximately 3/4 hour drive, provides daily services to Europe and Scandinavia.
Ipswich town is the hub of a thriving region offering all the amenities one would expect from one of Suffolk's largest conurbations. Two modern shopping malls lie in the heart of the town - the Buttermarket Shopping Centre and Sailmakers and most of the major high street retailers can be found centrally - Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Boots, WH Smith and Sainsburys. Culturally there is much to admire - a choice of 2 theatres and a 2 multiplex cinemas and there is also a wide range of wine bars and restaurants. Leisure facilities are plentiful and diverse - there are 4 sports centres, the Crown Pools swimming complex and a ski centre which allows for all-weather practice. Portman Road the home of Ipswich Town Football Club and Hintlesham Golf Club are only a short distance away. Other top quality golf courses in the area include Woodbridge, Purdis Heath and Felixstowe.
The Suffolk Heritage coastline with its internationally renowned Minsmere Bird Reserve and Snape Maltings is only 40 minutes away, whilst much closer is "Constable Country" with the villages of Flatford and Dedham, made famous by the artist John Constable.
ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Double glazed glass panelled doors with matching side screens open to:
ENTRANCE PORCH with brick floor. Double glazed panelled front door with half glazed side screens open to:
ENTRANCE HALL 13' 3" x 8' 0" (4.04m x 2.44m) Stairs to First Floor. Double radiator. Fitted carpet. Built-in cupboard under stairs with port hole window with stained glass through to Study. Dado rail with moulded wall panels.
CLOAKROOM White Heritage style suite of pedestal wash basin (h & c) and low level WC. Matchboard panelled walls. Double radiator. Double glazed window to front. Recessed spotlights. Fitted carpet.
SITTING ROOM 30' 0" x 13' 0" (9.14m x 3.96m) Feature brick fireplace with gas effect wood burning stove with stone surround, mantel and hearth. .Double radiator. Deep corniced ceiling. Fitted carpet. Moulded wall panels. Dimmer control. 2 TV points. Double glazed glass panelled double doors with full height matching side screens open to decked terrace at the rear.
DINING ROOM 14' 0" x 12' 0" (4.27m x 3.66m) Ornamental painted brickette open fireplace and hearth with matching mantel. Double radiator. Deep corniced ceiling. Fitted carpet. Moulded wall panels. Dado rail. Double glazed glass panelled double doors with matching full height side screens opening to rear garden. Wide serving hatch though to Kitchen.
STUDY/FAMILY ROOM 13' 10" x 7' 5" (4.22m x 2.26m) Double radiator. Laminate wood effect flooring. Double glazed window to rear. Feature decorative oak beams and piers. Coved ceiling.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM (L-SHAPED)
KITCHEN 15' 6" x 10'6' (4.72m x 3.05m) Enamel twin bowl sink (h & c mixer tap) and additional circular sink with separate cold water drinking tap. with filtered drinking water). Range of hand painted shaker style cupboards and drawers with solid oak worktops and tiled splashbacks. Matching wall cupboards with 4 glass fronted display cabinets and built-in wine and plate racks. "Rangemaster Professional" cooking range with 2 ovens, 4 gas hobs and griddle with tiled splashback and extractor/light unit over. Double radiator. Ceramic tiled flooring. Recessed halogen lights. "Bosch" integrated automatic dishwasher. Double glazed windows to the front.
BREAKFAST AREA 14' 0" x 7' 9" (4.27m x 2.36m) Ceramic tiled floor. Recessed halogen lights. Digital programmer clock. Space for American style refrigerator and microwave with store and shelved cupboards to either side. Timer for outside lights. Double glazed sliding patio doors open to rear garden.
REAR HALL/UTILITY 16' 2" x 4' 6" (4.93m x 1.37m) Belfast style sink (h & c mixer tap) with fitted oak worktops and tiled splashback and space below for automatic washing machine. Tiled flooring. Recessed halogen lighting. Built-in store cupboard. Double glazed stable doors to outside.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR
HALF LANDING with double glazed window overlooking a decked terrace.
LANDING Spacious double built-in airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder and slatted shelves with "Honeywell" digital programmer clock. Adjacent built-in double wardrobe cupboard with hanging rails and shelving and electric meter. Dado rail. Access to loft.
BEDROOM 1 14' 0" x 12' 0" (4.27m x 3.66m) Double glazed double aspect windows to the rear and double glazed glass panelled door opening to private decked VERANDAH approx. 21'6" x 10'6" with balustrading on a brick plinth. Double radiator. Deep corniced ceiling. Fitted carpet.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 13' 0" x 5' 3" (3.96m x 1.6m) White suite of deep bath on clawed feet (h & c mixer tap with hand held shower and thermostatic shower with rainforest shower head and circular shower rail and curtain, pedestal wash basin (h & c) and low level WC. Fully tiled walls and floor. Stainless steel heated towel radiator. Double glazed leaded window to the side and window to the rear overlooking the garden. Fitted medicine cabinet. Recess halogen lighting.
BEDROOM 2 11' 2" x 10' 5" (3.4m x 3.18m) Double glazed window to the front. Double radiator. Fitted carpet.
BEDROOM 3 13' 0" x 8' 10" (3.96m x 2.69m) Double glazed window to front. Double radiator. Deep corniced ceiling. Fitted carpet.
BEDROOM 4 13' 0" x 8' 9" (3.96m x 2.67m) Double glazed window to rear overlooking decked terrace. Double radiator. Fitted carpet. Deep corniced ceiling.
BEDROOM 5 8' 0" x 7' 6" (2.44m x 2.29m) Double glazed window to the front. Double radiator. Part matchboard panelled walls. Fitted display shelf.
BATHROOM 9' 6" x 6' 0" (2.9m x 1.83m) White suite of slipper bath (h & c mixer tap with shower attachment), pedestal wash basin (h & c) and low level WC. Wide shower enclosure, glazed shower over and rainforest shower head. Stainless steel heated towel radiator. 3/4 tiled walls and tiled floor. Double glazed window to the front.
OUTSIDE The property is well recessed from the road behind a close boarded fence and well established shrub borders displaying a variety of flowering shrubs and trees. A gated entrance between brick piers opens out to an extensive pebbled area affording excellent OFF ROAD PARKING FACILITES. 2 courtesy lights.
A timber gate and path to the side of the house lead to a large, secluded and landscaped South-East facing rear garden. An extensive, part paved, part decked TERRACE immediately to the rear of the house has steps leading to lawns either side of a paved path with a feature weather vane and a variety of ornamental flowering shrubs and specimen trees including a mature spruce tree. There is a covered BARBECUE AREA with a paved floor, a bridge over a pond with a rockery leading to a further area of lawn with established trees and shrubs providing much seclusion and privacy.
SUMMER HOUSE and timber GARDEN SHED and backdrop of mature fir trees. 2 courtesy lights. Outside tap.
The grounds are a feature of the property and the plot extends to a little in excess of 1/2 ACRE.
The former DOUBLE GARAGE has been converted into a GAMES ROOM 18' x 14'6" with a recess housing a bar. Porcelain tiled floor. Recessed halogen lighting. Double glazed windows to front and rear. Coved ceiling. CLOAK/SHOWER ROOM with white suite of wash basin (h & c) and shower area with thermostatic fitted shower and low level WC. Travertine tiled walls and floor. Double radiator. Double glazed window to rear. Recessed halogen lighting. This could easily be converted back to a Double Garage or used as a possible HOME OFFICE.
There is also an outdoor SWIMMING POOL approx. 30' x 14' with a depth of between 4' and 7', a plastic heavy duty cover and a paved surround. Built-in PLANT ROOM with filtration unit and pump for the swimming pool.
SERVICES All mains services are available and connected to the property.
COUNCIL TAX Band "G"
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Guide price £775,000
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