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Old Martlesham, Woodbridge, IP12

Guide price £2,950,000


5 Beds 5 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: IPS200097


A handsome and lavishly appointed New England style residence in a secluded ''secret valley' setting close to Woodbridge. Nestling in a delightfully mature and secluded valley setting, Mulberry Court dates from 1830. The original late Regency cottage has been comprehensively restored and substantially extended in a handsome Georgian New England style by the present vendors and is offered for sale in the open market independently for the first time in its history. Within, the beautifully appointed, light and well laid out accommodation extends to some 5,689 sq ft and includes a central reception hall with Dijon limestone flooring, set off which are well proportioned sitting and dining rooms, together with the stunning fully fitted Tom Howley-style kitchen/living room with quartz work surfaces. Beyond the atmospheric study with its vaulted ceiling, is a Mark Wilkson butlers' kitchen which links well with an elegant drawing/dining room with its full height shuttered sash windows. The wing is completed with a flexible use guest/staff bedroom suite/annexe. On the first floor the master suite includes a vaulted bedroom, twin dressing rooms with Mark Wilkson cabinetry and a luxury bathroom. In addition, there are three further bedrooms and three further bath/shower rooms. All rooms enjoy views over the gardens and grounds, and many are double and triple aspect with wide French doors opening onto surrounding terraces. There is Cat6 wiring and an oil-fired central heating system. The leisure wing can be independently accessed and includes a jacuzzi, swim spa ''endless pool', a studio/gymnasium and a separate changing room with WC and shower room. External door to garden. THE COACH HOUSE (840 sq ft / 78 sq m) The impressive, newly constructed coach house, in addition to providing garaging, also accommodates a flexible use guest/staff annexe/at home office, with a spacious first floor room, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a ground floor kitchenette/living area. GARDENS & GROUNDS A gently curving private driveway sweeps through an impressive gated entrance, through the parkland grounds and beyond the ''Monet' pond before reaching the house and accessing the coach house and parking. The secluded gardens are laid mainly to well-maintained lawns and interspersed with mature oak, beach and yew trees. A classic Georgian style summer house and water canal feature complete the gardens, whilst beyond is a 2 acre meadow enclosed by post and rail fencing interspersed with further mature oak trees. In all the property extends to approximately 6.5 acres. LOCATION & SETTING Mulberry Court enjoys a truly special setting, tucked away in a secluded ''secret valley' setting, amidst the woodland of the Fynn river valley, but just 2 miles from Woodbridge. The thriving historical riverside town provides a wide range of local shopping and commercial facilities, numerous pubs and restaurants, as well as a variety of sports and social clubs catering for all interests. Regular, and soon to be direct, rail services run to London Liverpool Street Station, whilst the A12 which bypasses the town provides links to the county town of Ipswich (7 miles) and beyond to Cambridge and The Midlands, as well as London and Stansted Airport. AGENTS NOTE A well-managed public footpath runs between the post and rail fencing and the brook along the southern boundary. DIRECTIONS (IP12 4RW) Entering Suffolk on the A12 turn right at the Copdock interchange and proceed on the A14. Continue over the Orwell Bridge and beyond the Nacton interchange. At the next junction re-join the A12 signed to Woodbridge and Lowestoft. Continue beyond the multi roundabouts at Martlesham Heath, turning right at the traffic light controlled roundabout, signed to Martlesham. Proceed along Main Road and turn left onto Bealings Road after the Red Lion public house. After ¼ mile the entrance drive to Mulberry Court will be found on the left-hand side. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Drainage to a newly installed private treatment plant system. Fixtures and fittings The newly fitted carpets and light fittings are all included in the sale. Certain items of the furnishings and garden statutory/planters are available by separate negotiation. Super-fast broadband available to be connected to the property. Viewing By appointment with Jackson-Stops.