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Lower Ufford, Nr Woodbridge, IP13

Guide price £1,250,000

Under offer

5 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: IPS100050


  • Secluded setting on the edge of sought after village
  • Recently refurbished & extended
  • Reception hall & 4 reception rooms
  • Kitchen & service rooms
  • 5 double bedrooms & 3 bathrooms
  • Substantial garaging range with workshop & home office
  • Equipment/garden store
  • New timber summer house
  • Mature gardens & meadow grounds
  • In all about 2.4 acres


Enjoying an elevated edge of village setting, with commanding views across the picturesque Deben Valley, a newly refurbished village house amidst 2.4 acres of mature gardens and grounds. Dating from the 1920's and understood to take its name from Strawberry Hill in Twickenham, the property was originally constructed for local artist Lucy Walpole, a descendant of Lord Walpole, who in the 18th Century was generally regarded to have been the first British Prime Minister. The present vendors have both extended and fully refurbished the house in recent years, which today offers well laid out, light and bright accommodation, extending to some 2,805 sq ft. All the rooms take full advantage of the fabulous views with the living room open plan from the kitchen, with its full width and full height sliding windows being the most impressive, opening onto wide south and west facing terraces, which are ideal for alfresco dining. There is a stunning modern sitting room with a fully vaulted ceiling and wide window with French doors opening onto the aforementioned terrace, as well as a well-proportioned dining room and a snug sitting room/study. The fully fitted kitchen features an AGA gas hob range and has a pantry and adjacent utility room. A bespoke oak staircase rises from the reception hall to a central first floor landing, set off which are five double bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house features solid oak flooring and benefits from a modern gas fired central heating system. OUTSIDE Bespoke oak electric gates access to a sweeping paved driveway which rises to an extensive parking and turning area, fronting on to which is the substantial garaging range, with light, power, water and drainage connected, which includes a workshop and stores and has the potential, subject to planning, for conversion to a variety of annexe/studio uses, including the creation of first floor rooms as required. Within the grounds is a further substantial brick and timber garden equipment store with light and power connected which could be used as stabling, whilst the recently commissioned timber summer house, complete with decking, is positioned in the prime spot to take full advantage of glorious views looking down over the trees and skyline of the valley and across the water meadows to Ufford Bridge. The grounds, which are enclosed by a mature hedgerow and fencing, include a variety of mature Beech, Ash and Oak trees, which help to create a parkland setting. Beyond the sheltered gardens which surround the house is an area of more open meadow, which could be suitable for the creation of paddocks as required. In all the property extends to about 2.4 acres. LOCATION Standing on the edge of the picturesque village of Lower Ufford, which is situated in the Deben Valley a Designated Special Landscape Area, Strawberry Hill is easily accessible to Woodbridge (3 miles) and the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Lower Ufford, with its fine church, has two good local pubs and a tennis/sports club, whilst the nearby village of Melton and the small town of Wickham Market (2 miles) provide further local facilities to complement those of the popular river front market town of Woodbridge, with its thriving thoroughfare, numerous pubs and restaurants, cinema and swimming pool. The nearby River Deben offers excellent water sport opportunities, whilst for the golfer, the nearby Ufford Park course is within walking distance and the Woodbridge Golf Club is in the neighbouring village of Bromeswell. There are excellent schools in the area in both state and independent sectors, catering for all age groups, and the A12 is easily accessible providing a dual carriageway link to the county town of Ipswich (12 miles) and beyond to connect to the Midlands (via the A14) and London's M25 motorway. Rail services (direct services expected by 2020) run from nearby Melton and Woodbridge stations to London's Liverpool Street Station via Ipswich from where the journey takes about 70 minutes. DISTANCES Woodbridge - 2 miles A12 - 11/2 miles Ipswich - 9 miles (London Liverpool Street Station 70 minutes) DIRECTIONS (IP13 6ED) From Ipswich, travel in an easterly direction on the main A12. After bypassing Woodbridge, turn right on to the A1152 signed to Orford. At the Melton Road traffic lights, turn left and proceed out of Melton. Continue past the Ufford Park Golf Course and at the junction with the old A12, turn right signed to Lower Ufford. Continue along this straight road, passing the village hall, tennis courts and playing field and at the next T-junction, turn left. Proceed for about of a mile and the gates to Strawberry Hill will be found on the right hand side just beyond East Lane. SERVICES Mains electricity, water and gas are connected to the property. Modern private drainage system. FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Items regarded as fixtures and fittings are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. VIEWINGS By appointment with Jackson-Stops Tel. 01473 218218. Council Tax Band G