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Bishops Hill, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3

Guide price £825,000

4 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: IPS180118


  • A substantial town house constructed in 1863
  • Grade II Listed
  • Central reception hall
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Service rooms & cellar
  • 4 bedrooms & 2 bath/shower rooms (1 en suite)
  • Garaging, workshop/studio & games room
  • Secure and mature gardens & grounds
  • In all about 1.1 acres


An important Grade II Listed town house set within a secluded part-walled one acre setting. Set amidst wonderfully mature and well screened gardens and grounds, Upland Gate, Listed Grade II, is a substantial and well-engineered Victorian town house. Dating from 1863, and built originally for C A Biddell, a director of the world renowned Ipswich engineering firm of Ransomes. Its prominent position, high on Bishops Hill, would have been within walking distance, and overlooked, the firm's factory, located on the Ipswich wet dock. The property was restored and refurbished by the present owner around the turn of the millennium, with many of the original features being retained including the geometric mosaic tiled flooring, oak doors, window shutters, high skirtings and architrave. The property benefits from a gas fired central heating system. Extending to some 3,762 sq ft, the accommodation features a central reception hall and a twin aspect octagonal dining room, together with a drawing room, study/snug and a kitchen breakfast room. There is an original Victorian conservatory, together with a range of service rooms and cellarage. On the first floor the octagonal master bedroom overlooks the gardens and has an en suite shower room, with access to a roof veranda. There are three further bedrooms and a luxury family bathroom. OUTSIDE The Victorian former stable block has been converted into a pair of garages (complete with an inspection pit), with storage beyond and there is an original work shop/games room attached to the rear of the house, with further storage beyond. The present owner has built a substantial, detached workshop which offers flexibility for a variety of uses, including at-home office, studio or games room. GARDENS & GROUNDS The house sits within mature and secure part-walled gardens with areas of lawn, interspersed with a variety of fine mature specimen trees, together with a Victorian pagoda summer house. Electronically controlled gates access a long driveway, which sweeps to an extensive brick paved parking area to the side of the house. In all the property extends to about 1.1 acre. LOCATION Positioned high on Bishops Hill, opposite the historic 70 acre Holywells Park, Upland Gate stands within walking distance of the thriving rejuvenated Ipswich wet dock, with its marina, bars, restaurants and university. The town centre is about a mile and provides a full range of shopping, commercial and recreational opportunities, as well as a choice of top performing schools catering for all age groups. The town's rail station is easily accessed (1.4 miles) and provides regular main line rail services to London Liverpool Street Station in just over an hour, whilst the A14 and A12 dual carriageways, which link to Cambridge and the Midlands as well as Stansted airport and London's M25, are easily access via the Nacton Road. DISTANCES Ipswich Wet Dock & Town Centre - within walking distance Rail Station - 1.4 miles (London Liverpool Street 70 mins) A14/A12 - 1.5 miles SERVICES Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas are understood to be connected to the property. SERVICES Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas are understood to be connected to the property. VIEWINGS By appointment with Jackson-Stops Tel. 01473 218218. Council Tax G