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Freston Park, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9

Guide price £895,000

4 Beds 4 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: IPS170126

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • The major part of a Grade II Listed house
  • Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • 2,622 sq ft of flexible use accommodation
  • Country kitchen leading into a vaulted sitting/dining room with stunning views
  • Drawing room
  • Sitting room with access to 2nd kitchen
  • Cellar, utility + laundry room
  • 4 double bedrooms + 4 bath/shower rooms
  • Uninterrupted views of the River Orwell
  • Surrounded by 40 acres of undulating parkland

THE PROPERTY

A substantial period house commanding an elevated position with stunning views of the River Orwell. Listed Grade II, Tower House presents handsome elevations with Flemish gable under pitched peg tiled roofs and is understood to date from the 16th Century. Occupying the major part of this period house, which, together with the three neighbouring properties, enjoy an elevated setting surrounded by the picturesque countryside and protected woodland of Freston Park. All stand at the end of a third of a mile private farmland track, close to the historic Freston Tower and enjoy a high degree of mutual privacy. The light and well-presented accommodation extends to some 2,622 sq ft and benefits from oil-fired central heating and includes the flexibility to use part of the house as a self-contained annex with a second kitchen. In addition to the principal drawing room and sitting room, a rear extension houses a well-equipped country kitchen, opening to a vaulted sitting/dining room with French doors leading to a delightful deck and gardens beyond, affording amazing views of the River Orwell. The balance of the accommodation comprises a utility room, laundry room, shower room and external access to the basement store / workshop with a secure wine vault. Twin staircases access the first floor with four double bedrooms and 3 en suite bath/shower rooms. OUTSIDE There are well stocked, low maintenance gardens which lie mainly to the east and west of the house, with a large raised deck and terrace area which takes full advantage of the outstanding position the house occupies. There is a stream water feature and further sitting areas in the gardens. The western garden is mainly laid to lawn with a summerhouse and there is a wide gravelled parking sweep to one side. Surrounding the property is approximately 40 acres of undulating parkland. LOCATION Freston Park stands on the southern banks of the River Orwell just 4 miles to the south east of Ipswich. The Woolverstone Marina, Royal Harwich Yacht Club and riverbank footpaths are all within walking distance and provide a range of water borne recreational opportunities. The village of Freston is fairly compact with St. Peters Church and the recently renovated Boot Public House both within walking distance. The well reputed Suffolk Food Hall lies some 1.5 miles to the north west offering an extensive array of local produce along with restaurant. The neighbouring villages of Woolverstone, Chelmondiston/Pin Mill, as well as nearby Holbrook (3 miles), provide a good range of local amenities including the famous Butt & Oyster riverside pub, as well as local stores and a doctor's surgery. Educationally the area is well served with the Ipswich High School within 1 mile, as well as a primary, high school and The Royal Hospital School in Holbrook, together with further choices in Ipswich. Main line rail services run regularly to London's Liverpool Street Station from both Manningtree Station (9 miles) and Ipswich station (5 miles) taking 60 and 70 minutes respectively, whilst the A14 dual carriageway, which runs to the south of Ipswich, provide links to Cambridge and the Midlands, Stansted Airport and London's M25 (via the A12). DISTANCES River Orwell foreshore - 300 mtrs A14 - 21/2 miles Alton Water - 31/2 miles Pin Mill - 3 miles Ipswich Town & station - 4 miles Manningtree station - 81/2 miles DIRECTIONS (IP9 1AD) From Ipswich proceed south along the B1456 under the Orwell Bridge and alongside the river. Continue up the hill and after passing the Freston Boot Public house on the right, take a left turn, (marked by a footpath sign), shortly after passing the lay-by on the right. Follow the lane to the left and continue to the very end, over a cattle grid, turning left and then immediately right into the entrance of Tower House. SERVICES Mains electric and water are connected. Drainage to a shared private 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 E LOCAL AUTHORITY - Babergh District Council