A most appealing, individual, modern DETACHED FAMILY HOUSE providing well proportioned and well planned light and airy family accommodation in a delightful rural setting with easy access to the County town of Ipswich.
THE PROPERTY A most desirable, individual, modern DETACHED FAMILY HOUSE providing well proportioned and well planned light and airy family accommodation in a delightful rural setting with easy access to the County town of Ipswich.
On the ground floor is an imposing vaulted entrance hall off which all the principal reception rooms lead together with a cloakroom. The sitting room enjoys a triple aspect with an open fireplace, the dining room opens out into a double glazed conservatory taking advantage of views of the garden and countryside beyond and a useful family room. The kitchen is modern with solid beech worktops and plenty of space for a table and there is a useful utility room.
On the first floor there is lovely main bedroom with the most attractive panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and an en-suite shower room with a generous shower enclosure. There are 3 further double bedrooms (2 of which overlook open countryside) and a family bathroom. All the principal rooms face due south as does the main garden.
A spacious gravelled driveway affords excellent off road parking facilities and a feature of the property is a most impressive 2 storey CART LODGE with garaging and parking facilities and a really most impressive first floor room which can be used for a variety of purposes.
The property has the benefit of timber double glazed windows and oil fired central heating and offers an ideal opportunity to acquire an individual family house with the above facilities in a delightful rural setting on the edge of a popular village, close to Ipswich.
THE SITUATION The house is located in the popular village of Henley approximately 4 miles due North of the County town of Ipswich. It is approached by way of The Drift, off Church Lane and adjoins an arable field with wide expanse of open countryside beyond, which affords spectacular panoramic views from the property.
Henley has a thriving local community with its village church, modern community centre and recreation ground, a highly regarded junior school and montessori nursery together with a garage and MOT centre. Ipswich town centre which provides all the amenities associated with one of Suffolk's largest conurbations including 2 modern shopping malls, an active theatre, 2 multiplex cinemas and a wide range of wine bars and restaurants is only 10 minutes drive away. There is also the regenerated Waterfront and Marina which houses Dance East a leading dance venue in the county. Claydon High School is easily accessible as is Ipswich School a leading independent school in the area. There is also easy access to the Suffolk Heritage Coastline and Constable Country with the villages of Dedham and Flatford made famous by artist John Constable. Suffolk Yacht Harbour at Levington is only half an hour by car and there is a wide choice of quality golf courses in the area including Purdis Heath, Woodbridge, Rushmere, Hintlesham and Fynn Valley.
For commuters, Ipswich mainline railway station with its regular inter-city service to London's Liverpool Street Station (approx. 70 minutes) is only 15 minutes by car.
ON THE GROUND FLOOR
ENTRANCE PORCH with double glazed front door and windows and glazed roof. Quarry tiled floor. Natural brick walls with courtesy/security light. 2 glass panelled inner doors to:
SPACIOUS ENTRANCE HALL 16' 2" x 9' 7" (4.93m x 2.92m) with high vaulted ceiling. Attractive solid engineered oak flooring. Double radiator. Dado rail. 2 wall light points. Telephone point. Stairs to First Floor.
CLOAKROOM White suite of wash basin (h & c mixer tap) with tiled surround and low level WC with wooden seat and cover with integrated furniture comprising a range of cupboards. Pine boarded floor. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Extractor fan.
SITTING ROOM 19' 6" x 13' 10" (5.94m x 4.22m) (S, N & E) A lovely light and airy room. Feature brick open fireplace with oak mantel and quarry tiled hearth. Dimmer control. Coved ceiling. Fitted carpet. TV point. 1 single radiator and 1 double radiator. Double glazed double aspect windows and double glazed sliding patio style doors opening to a terrace and rear garden.
DINING ROOM 13' 5" x 11' 5" (4.09m x 3.48m) (Approached through double doors from the Hall) Double radiator. Coved ceiling. Fitted carpet. Double glazed part glass panelled doors open to:
DOUBLE GLAZED CONSERVATORY 11' 6" x 14' 6" (3.51m x 4.42m) (max) (S, W & E) (on a brick plinth) with quarry tiled floor. 2 radiators. 2 pairs of double glazed doors to rear garden. 2 velux double glazed skylights. Attractive views over the garden and surrounding countryside.
FAMILY ROOM 17' 3" x 10' 8" (5.26m x 3.25m) (N & E) Approached through double doors from the Hall. Double glazed double aspect windows. Solid engineered oak flooring. 2 electric night storage heaters. TV & telephone points. Access to roof space. Coved ceiling.
STUDY 7' 9" x 7' 4" (2.36m x 2.24m) (W) Double glazed window. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Consumer unit. Fitted carpet.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13' 6" x 11' 4" (4.11m x 3.45m) (S) Single drainer stainless steel 1.1/2 bowl sink unit (h & c mixer tap). Range of modern high gloss white fitted units comprising base cupboards and drawers with solid beech fitted worktops and tiled splashbacks including twin glass fronted display cabinets. Plumbing facilities for automatic dishwasher. Electric cooker point. Quarry tiled floor. Double radiator. Double glazed window to the rear. Coved ceiling.
UTILITY ROOM 9' 7" x 7' 9" (2.92m x 2.36m) (N) Single drainer stainless steel sink unit (h & c mixer tap) with drawer and cupboards under and fitted worktop. Plumbing facilities for automatic washing machine. Quarry tiled floor. Radiator. Part glazed door to outside. Double glazed window. Coved ceiling. "Camray" wall mounted oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water with digital programmer clock.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR
GALLERIED LANDING Double glazed skylight. Fitted carpet. Built-in double width airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder, electric immersion heater and slatted shelving. Dado rail. Access to loft with pull down ladder. 2 wall light points.
BEDROOM 1 14' 10" x 13' 6" (4.52m x 4.11m) (S) Double glazed windows with delightful panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. Radiator. Fitted carpet. Coved ceiling. Telephone point. Fitted range of 3 double wardrobe cupboards in pine with hanging rails, shelving and drawers.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM (N) White suite with wide fully tiled shower with thermostatic fitted shower, pedestal wash basin (h & c mixer tap) with tiled splashback, low level WC and bidet (h & c mixer tap). Fitted twin wall cupboard. Vertical towel radiator. 2 fitted mirrors. Cork tiled floor. Double glazed window to side.
BEDROOM 2 13' 10" x 9' 7" (4.22m x 2.92m) (S) Double glazed window affording attractive views over the surrounding open countryside. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Fitted carpet.
BEDROOM 3 13' 5" x 8' 10" (4.09m x 2.69m) (S) Double glazed window affording attractive views over open countryside. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Fitted carpet.
BEDROOM 4 13' 10" x 9' 7" (4.22m x 2.92m) (E) Double glazed window. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Fitted carpet.
FAMILY BATHROOM (W) White suite of panelled bath (h & c mixer tap with shower attachment), pedestal wash basin (h & c mixer tap) with tiled surround and mirror over with light and shower point and low level WC with wooden seat and cover. Tiled shower enclosure with thermostatic fitted shower. Radiator. Laminate wood effect flooring. Track of 4 spotlights. Spacious built-in eaves storage cupboard with electric light.
OUTSIDE The property is approached off Church Lane by way of The Drift serving 3 properties. A twin 5 bar gate affords access to an extensive gravelled driveway providing excellent off road parking facilities. The front garden is set behind a tall thuja hedge and is laid to lawn with a flowering tree and shrub bed. Timber/felt GARDEN SHED and aluminium framed GREENHOUSE. Oil storage tank. Security light.
The rear garden is adjacent to an arable field and enjoys delightful views across open countryside. There is an area of lawn with a paved TERRACE, a small vegetable garden, rose bed, and acacia tree and shrubs and spring bulbs. Outside tap and path to the rear of the property.
Across the drive from the house is a impressive recently built CART LODGEwhich is a feature of the property and comprising a Garage and Twin Car Port with a superb First Floor Room ideal for a variety of uses - home office, entertainments/games room or teenagers hideaway. The building is of oak construction on a brick base with a clay pantiled roof and is heavily insulated.
GARAGE 18' x 8'9" with double timber entrance doors, light and power. Glazed sink (cold tap) with electric water heater. Double glazed window to rear.
CAR PORT 18'5" x 17'6" with lighting and RCD power points.
Door from Garage to Lobby with further door to paddock and stairs to FIRST FLOOR ROOM 26'7" x 15'8" with fitted carpet, electric night storage heating and dimmer control. This is a spectacular room with double glazed windows and 2 Velux double glazed skylights enjoying views over the adjoining Paddock and surrounding countryside.
Behind the Cart Lodge is a well maintained PADDOCK extending to approx. 3/4 ACRE with a mixture of apple, plum and pear trees at one end with a post and rail fence and live hedge surround. In one corner is a timber and felt STABLE and TACK ROOM.
SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage. Central heating is provided by an oil fired boiler serving hot water radiators throughout.
COUNCIL TAX Band "F" Mid Suffolk District Council
DIRECTIONS On entering the village of Henley from Ipswich at the crossroads turn first right into Church Lane. Proceed for approx 400 yards and after the last dwelling on the right turn right signposted Footpath into The Drift. Larks Edge is the first property on the left.