Offers in the region of £720,000
A handsome Grade II Listed property with impressively proportioned rooms set amidst mature gardens and benefitting from a large coach house. The Old Doctors' House is Listed Grade II and understood to date from the late 16th Century, with considerable additions and alterations made in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Displaying a handsome faade with flanking cross wings, the property offers some 5,377 sq ft of well laid out family accommodation arranged over three stories, and features elegantly proportioned principal reception rooms, namely the reception hall and dining room, both with inglenook fireplaces. In addition, there is a sitting room, a large breakfast room with French doors to the rear garden, central kitchen and completing the ground floor accommodation there is a large study, along with cloakroom and wet room. Two independent staircases rise to the first floor where there are five bedrooms, a dressing room, three bathrooms and a sewing room. Two further staircases rise to the second floor, one accessing a useful attic with windows which has potential for a sixth bedroom, and the other to unconverted attics. The property exhibits characterful features throughout with deep sash windows, working fireplaces throughout the property, many of which are inglenook, with bressummer beams, hard wood flooring and an oil fired AGA in the kitchen. Having been a wonderful family home since the mid 1980s the property now requires general updating throughout. OUTSIDE A five bar gate and shingle drive leads to a parking area to the front of the house and beyond to access the coach house, which provides garaging, workshop, former stables and wood store. In all the coach house extends to some 1,491 sq ft with potential for conversion to a variety of annexe uses, subject to the necessary consents. Lying adjacent is a large greenhouse and caged vegetable garden, screened behind an established hedge. The impressive and mature gardens contain a variety of specimen and fruit trees and is mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with a variety of herbaceous beds and borders, along with an established pond. In all the property extends to 3/4 of an acre. LOCATION The Old Doctors' House is located close to the centre of the north Suffolk village of Stradbroke, which remains one of the best served villages in the area, retaining its public house, bakers, butchers, hairdressers, library, community centre, surgery, junior and senior schools and various social and sporting facilities, including leisure centre with swimming pool and gym. The village is well located for access to Diss, some 10 miles to the north, offering a further range of facilities. There is a mainline railway station with access to Norwich and London Liverpool Street Station. The market town of Framlingham lies some 9 miles to the south with its historic castle, further schooling and range of local shops. DISTANCES Eye - 61/2 miles Framlingham - 91/2 miles Diss - 10 miles (London Liverpool Street station - 90 minutes) Ipswich - 28 miles (London Liverpool Street station - 70 minutes) Norwich - 28 miles DIRECTIONS IP21 5JG Travelling from the A140 take the B1117 through the villages of Eye and Horham into Stradbroke. On entering the village the property can be found on the left, shortly after the turning to Meadow Way. Alternatively travelling in a northerly direction from Framlingham take the B1116 through the villages of Dennington and Brundish, turning left onto the B1117, taking you into Stradbroke. On entering the village past the church on the right hand side, and after approximately 300 metres, the property will be found on the right. SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating and AGA. FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Items regarded as fixtures and fittings are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation COUNCIL TAX Band G VIEWINGS By appointment with Jackson-Stops Tel. 01473 218218.
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