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Monewden, Woodbridge, IP13

Guide price £1,350,000

4 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: IPS150151


  • Enjoying an elevated rural setting with far reaching views over the Deben Valley
  • Edge of village setting, easily accessible to Framlingham, Woodbridge & Ipswich
  • 3,300 sq ft of accommodation, with potential for expansion onto the second floor
  • 4 reception rooms, new bespoke Luxmore kitchen
  • 4 double bedrooms & 3 luxury bath/shower rooms
  • Triple cart lodge garage
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Stables, stores & field shelter
  • Gardens & paddock meadow
  • In all about 5.8 acres


Enjoying a tranquil, rural setting on the edge of the parish, a handsome modern style house set in 5.8 acres, with stunning panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and the Deben Valley. Constructed by the present vendor in 2012, to the designs of well-regarded local architect Patrick Allen, Pegways, with its period style elevations, is designed to take maximum benefit of the wonderful views over the picturesque and well wooded countryside of the Deben Valley towards Hoo Church. Extending to some 3,300 sq ft the house offers light, well laid out accommodation, with an open plan and easy flowing approach to the ground floor. Benefiting from all the advantages of modern construction techniques and insulated to the latest standards, the property, which scores an impressive mid B rating for its EPC, benefits from oil-fired underfloor central heating throughout. A sheltered oak front door opens into a central twin aspect dining hall, with wide full height bi-fold windows to a wide east facing terrace. The travertine tiled flooring runs through into a newly fully fitted bespoke kitchen, by local specialists Luxmore, featuring solid chestnut units and granite worksurfaces, together with an AGA. Beyond is an open plan twin aspect sitting room which also has wide full height bi-fold opening windows opening onto the terrace, as well as double doors returning to the dining hall. To the right of the hall the well-proportioned drawing room has a similar set of bi-fold windows opening onto the terrace, as well as oak flooring and a wood burning stove set in a brick chimney, beyond, is a large study with built in oak units. An oak staircase rises to a wide central landing, set off which are four double bedrooms and three spacious high quality bath/shower rooms. The second floor is boarded, but remains undeveloped and offers the potential for the creation of further bedroom space if required with ample room off the landing to gain a staircase access. OUTSIDE The driveway leads from a private track and over a small brick bridge to a wide parking and turning sweep to the front of the house. Adjacent is a substantial triple cart lodge garage, whilst to the other side beyond, a wide terrace which links across the rear of the house, is a heated swimming pool. The gardens are enclosed by post and rail fencing with a five bar gate opening through into a smart L-shaped stable range with an enclosed yard, two loose boxes and a large hay/general store. Benefitting from a separate entrance, there are some 4¼ acres of paddock sheltered by mature hedging on two sides and enclosed by a further post and rail fencing making the property ideal for those with equestrian interests. In addition there is an enclosed kitchen garden, greenhouse and further stores. In all the property extends to about 5.8 acres. LOCATION Pegways enjoys a tranquil rural location on the edge of the parish of Monewden, with wonderful views across the gently undulating countryside of the Deben Valley, a designated special landscape area, which contains some of the most picturesque countryside in East Suffolk. The neighbouring village of Brandeston, which is accessible via scenic footpaths, has a local pub, an active village community and is home to Brandeston Hall, the prep school to Framlingham College. The popular river front market town of Woodbridge and the historic market town of Framlingham, together with nearby Wickham Market, provide a good range of local shopping, commercial and recreational facilities. The county town of Ipswich is also easily accessible some 13 miles to the south west, from where main line rail services run regularly to London Liverpool Street Station in about 70 minutes. DIRECTIONS (IP13 7BU) There are a number of ways of approaching Monewden. From the centre of Cretingham (Cretingham Bell Pub), proceed towards Brandeston, taking the first right hand turning (Friday Street). Continue for approximately 1 mile, where the road bends 90 degrees to the right at the brow of the hill. The entrance will be found on the left hand side. Continue along the post and railed driveway beyond the range of converted traditional barns where Pegways will be found on the left-hand side. If approaching from Hoo Corner, follow the lane for approximately 3/4 mile and at the top of the hill, turn right at the small grass triangle. Proceed down the hill, then up the hill beyond Monewden Hall, and where the road turns through 90 degree to the left, the entrance to Pegways will be found on the right-hand side. Proceed as above. SERVICES Mains electricity is connected to the property. Private borehole water supply. Modern private drainage 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.