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Sproughton, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2

Guide price £1,250,000

5 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: IPS190071

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Secluded & secure setting
  • 200 yard (180m) long drive
  • Set in 4.25 acres of park & woodland grounds
  • Panelled reception hall & 3 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room & utility room
  • Cloakroom & basement service rooms
  • 5 bedrooms & 3 luxury bath/shower rooms,
  • Multi-purpose 2nd floor study/living room landing
  • Substantial self-contained, flexible use 2-bed annexe
  • Garaging/workshop & stores

THE PROPERTY

Enjoying a country house setting on the edge of town, an immaculately appointed Victorian house, with a flexible use annexe, set at the end of a long drive amidst four acres of woodland grounds running down to the banks of the River Gipping. Set at the end of its long drive and standing amidst four acres of mature park and woodland grounds, Manderley Manor is a country house conveniently located on the edge of Ipswich. From its elevated position, the house commands views across its grounds and the water meadows of the River Gipping which abuts its northern western boundary. Dating from 1850, the house, with its imposing elevations and ornate chimneys, has been comprehensively refurbished by the present vendors and offers an immaculate presentation with light and well laid out accommodation extending to some 3,739 sq ft. Benefitting from a modern gas fired central heating system, with underfloor heating in the dining room, the house displays many period features including wooden paneling, ecclesiastical windows and a stunning dining room overlooked from a minstrels galleried landing above. A fully equipped kitchen has granite work surfaces and limestone tiled flooring and from the inner hall there is access to a formalized basement laundry and store. Set off a central first floor landing are four principal bedrooms and two luxury bath/shower rooms (1 en suite), whilst from the galleried landing overlooking the dining room, a further staircase accesses to the second floor living/games room/study with a further bathroom and access to the fifth bedroom. THE COACH HOUSE ANNEXE & GARAGING Standing adjacent to the main house and with a linking arch, the former coach house has been recently converted to provide high quality, flexible use annexe accommodation extending to some 2,189 sq ft, suitable for a variety of purposes. In addition to a spacious open plan ground floor living room, there is a fully equipped kitchen and two first floor bedrooms and a bathroom, set off a spacious landing. The coach house also incorporates a large garage/workshop. GARDENS & GROUNDS Impressive wrought iron gates hung on brick pillars stand at the head of a lit, 200 yard (150m) tarmac drive, which runs through the parkland ground leading to an extensive brick paved parking and turning area to the front of the house. To the rear of the house is a wide paved terrace and decking linking to the coach house, ideal for alfresco dining, complete with a sunken hot tub area. Steps and a pathway lead around the house to a side terrace from where there are far reaching views. To the front a sweeping lawn is sheltered by a woodland backdrop, which contains many mature trees including oak, ash, beech and horse chestnut, with woodland and grassland paths leading through the grounds which run down to the banks of the River Gipping. There are utility stores and a secret hornbeam garden as well as a former air raid shelter. The grounds create privacy and security and in all extend to about four acres. LOCATION Manderley Manor stands on the edge of the parish of Sproughton on the south west border of Ipswich. The town centre is easily accessed and provides a full range of shopping and commercial facilities. There is a choice of top performing schools and the town's rail station lies about a mile away from where there are regular main line rail services to London's Liverpool Street Station taking around 70 minutes. The region's main roads (A14 & A12) dual carriageway network run to the south and west of the town and provide direct access to Cambridge and the Midlands, Stansted airport and London's M25. Ipswich Town Centre & Rail Station - 1 mile (London Liverpool Street Station 70 mins) A14/A12 junction - about 1 mile DIRECTIONS (IP2 0BT) Approaching Ipswich on the A12 from Essex proceed straight over the Copdock roundabout and the next roundabout. Turn left at the traffic lights adjacent to the Holiday Inn hotel signed to Hadleigh. Proceed for approximately 3/4 of a mile and at the next set of traffic lights turn right onto Hadleigh Road. Continue for a further one mile where the brick pillared entrance to Manderley Manor will be found on the left-hand side (if you reach the white brick entrance to Chantry Park you have gone too far). OR From Ipswich town centre head in a westerly direction on the Hanford Road, at the traffic light controlled junction with London Road and Hadleigh Road, turn right and proceed out of town passing the white brick gates entrance of Chantry Park on your left, where the brick pillar entrance to Manderley Manor will be found on the right-hand side before reaching open countryside. SERVICES Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage system. FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, 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