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Pin Mill, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9

Guide price £595,000

Under offer

3 Beds 1 Bath 2 Receptions

REF: IPS190060


  • A detached former fishermans cottage
  • Tucked away in a tranquil setting
  • Overlooking a neighbouring water meadow
  • Sitting room, dining room + kitchen
  • Study/4th bedroom
  • 3 first floor bedrooms & wash room
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • External utility room & stores
  • Delightful mature gardens to the front & rear
  • In all about 0.4 of an acre


A charming Georgian cottage, amidst delightful gardens, tucked away in a tranquil setting within the enchanting riverside hamlet of Pin Mill. Thought to date from circa 1820 and originally built as a fisherman's cottage on the Berners Estate. The cottage and its neighbours were constructed between two Grindles (small streams) which still run through the gardens today. The cottage's picturesque elevations are adorned with climbing roses and all rooms enjoy views across the delightful gardens and water meadow beyond, with its bordering treed backdrop. The accommodation, which benefits from oil-fired central heating extends to approximately 1,379 sq ft, is light, with many of the rooms being twin aspect and includes an elegantly presented full width sitting room with an attractive fireplace and wood burning stove, adjacent to which is a snug/study/possible fourth bedroom. The dining room also has a fireplace and links to the fitted kitchen. From the entrance hall there is access to a ground floor bath/shower room, whilst on the first floor there are three bedrooms (two double) and a wash room, set off a central landing. Adjacent to the back door is an external utility/laundry room and store with light and plumbing connected. THE GARDENS Grindle Cottage sits amidst picturesque archetypal English cottage gardens, which to the front are laid to lawn with wild flowers and overhung by a mature cherry tree, whilst to the rear, beyond a terrace path, a small bridge crosses the grindle stream to a colourful rear garden, enclosed by natural hedgerow with numerous roses and well-stocked herbaceous borders, together with a wooden potting shed. Wrought iron gates lead across the driveway to a further area of sheltered and secluded garden, enclosed by natural hedgerow and bordered by mature trees and which includes a parking area, further colourful formal gardens, a kitchen garden with greenhouse, and a productive mixed orchard. In all the property extends to about 0.4 of an acre. LOCATION Grindle Cottage enjoys a tucked away and tranquil setting, overlooking a picturesque water meadow on the edge of the eclectic riverside hamlet of Pin Mill. Famous for its connections with the Thames Barges and the Arthur Ransome books. Nestling on the southern banks of the Orwell Estuary, Pin Mill, with its rich maritime history, is home to the well-renowned Butt & Oyster Pub and also has a traditional working boatyard, local sailing club and access to deep water moorings. Alternatively, for those who prefer marinas, there are choices close by in neighbouring Woolverstone or at Shotley Point. Wwithin walking distance the adjacent village of Chelmondiston has a well-reputed gastro pub, general stores, post office and butchers and stands some seven miles south of the county town of Ipswich, which provides a full range of shopping and commercial facilities. Main line rail services run from Ipswich and Manningtree stations to London Liverpool Street station in 70 and 65 minutes respectively. Two of Arthur Ransome's novels ''We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea'' and ''Secret Water' feature Pin Mill and two of his boats were built at the neighboring Harry Kings Boatyard. DISTANCES Banks of the Orwell & riverside pub - 3 min walk Ipswich - 7 miles (London Liverpool Street station 70 mins) Manningtree - 10 miles (London Liverpool street Station 60 mins) A14 - 6 miles DIRECTIONS (IP9 1JS) From Ipswich travel in a south westerly direction on the B1456. After passing under the Orwell Bridge and along The Strand, with the River Orwell on your left, continue through the villages of Freston and Woolverstone. Upon entering Chelmondiston, turn left at the signpost for the Butt & Oyster Pub. Follow the lane all the way down to the river and turn left. Proceed beyond King & Sons boatyard. Follow the track driveway beyond the blue cottage to your left and the Pin Mill Sailing Club to your right. At the next T-junction turn left and approaching the top of the boatyard turn right onto the track marked as ''Private'. Follow this drive where Grindle Cottage is the last but one on the left with its parking into the garden area on the right hand side of the track. WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME Grindle Cottage and its neighbours benefit from a recently devised and successfully implemented environment agency scheme, to divert the flow from the Grindles into the neighbouring water meadows, at times of high rainfall, before flowing into the River Orwell. PRIVATE ACCESS RIGHTS Grindle Cottage and its neighbouring properties enjoy the benefit of a private pedestrian access from the Pin Mill Common and riverside. SERVICES Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. 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. Council Tax - Band E