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Shotley, Nr Ipswich, IP9

Guide price £695,000

3 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: IPS190032


  • A true escapism position within a riverside hamlet
  • Designated ANOB, SSSI & RSPB Sanctuary
  • Open plan main living/dining/kitchen
  • 2 double bedrooms with en suite bath/shower rooms
  • Riverside position with sheltered sunken garden
  • Detached one bed holiday let annexe
  • Cart Lodge garaging & parking
  • Workshop building with planning consent for residential conversion
  • In all about ½ an acre


Enjoying a riverfront position with panoramic views across the Stour Estuary, an atmospheric cottage with river access amidst 1/2 an acre of secluded gardens, together with a holiday let annexe. 9 & 10 Rose Farm Cottages is a wonderful escape opportunity, in an eclectic hamlet setting, on the southern riverbanks of the Stour Estuary. Approached over a 1/2 mile long private farm track the cottage, understood to date from early Victorian times and originally part of a brick kiln settlement, enjoys a ''front row' position with gardens running down to the foreshore. The single storey property extends to some 1,750 sq ft and offers well laid out and flexible use accommodation, including a 33ft conservatory running the full frontage of the cottage, from where there are unparalleled panoramic views across the river. There is an open plan sitting/dining room with a galley kitchen, together with a front master bedroom, with a wide picture window affording ''wake up and bed time' views. An inner hall leads through into an extension of the original cottage, which incorporates a fully vaulted, flexible use living room, with a wood burning stove, which has potential to be used as further bedroom accommodation, beyond which is the second bedroom suite. Adjacent to the cottage is a detached, substantially built workshop/stores, which has the potential and an instigated planning permission to be formalized as an additional annexe bed/living space. Plumbing and electricity are already connected. The property benefits from an oil-fired central heating system. Whilst the main focus is undoubtedly the fabulous panoramic river views, Rose Cottages has very appealing gardens. To the front the lawns run down to the river bank. Immediately to the side of the house is a delightful sunken garden, beautifully sheltered by glazed panels and which has a central lawn overlooked by an area of terrace and well stocked herbaceous borders. There are a variety of mature shrubs and trees, with further areas of lawn beyond. To the rear of the cottage, on the other side of the driveway is a wooden open fronted cart lodge with an adjoining workshop, beyond which is a second area of mature garden enclosed by natural hedgerow with many mature trees including a spectacular willow, as well as an ornamental pond and areas of lawn. The ''potting shed' as it is known is a converted one-bed nautical theme annexe which is currently used for holiday lets. It comes complete with an attached greenhouse and a separate dedicated parking area and an independent access off the farm track. In all the property extends to about 1/2 of an acre. Set within the parish of Shotley, within a designated ANOB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and RSPB sanctuary, Rose Farm Cottages is a 10 minute walk along the riverside footpath to Shotley Point which provides a useful range of local facilities as well as having a modern marina, providing access to both the Orwell and Stour estuaries, Harwich Harbour and the open sea beyond. The Shotley Peninsula contains much picturesque countryside and its villages provide a range of local shopping and educational facilities. The county town of Ipswich stands at the head of the Peninsula from where there is access to the region's main A12 and A14 dual carriageways and there are commuting rail services from Manningtree at the head of the Stour running to London Liverpool Street Station in about 60 minutes. DISTANCES Shotley Point Marina - 2.5 miles Ipswich - 9 miles Manningtree station - 12 (London Liverpool Street Station 60 mins) DIRECTIONS (IP9 1PH) From Ipswich travel in a south westerly direction on the B1456. Proceed under the Orwell Bridge and continue up the Freston Hill and through the villages of Woolverstone and Chelmondiston. Upon entering the village of Shotley continue beyond the garage and the village stores. Shortly after passing The Rose public house turn right into Rose Farm. Proceed through the farmyard following the track across the fields for half a mile. At the brow of the hill the river will be seen before you. Continue to the very bottom of the hill turning left where the gateway to the cottage will be found straight ahead. SERVICES Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Items regarded as fixtures and fittings are initially excluded although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. THE LIGHTER The concrete lighter currently moored at the end of the garden is used by the present vendor as a floating workshop/studio. It is available to be purchased or if preferred can be removed. Light, power and water are connected. VIEWINGS By appointment with Jackson-Stops. COUNCIL TAX - Band C