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Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1

Guide price £1,250,000

7 Beds 4 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: IPS200106


  • A handsome & imposing classic Victorian town house
  • 5,600 sq ft of impressively presented accommodation
  • Stunning kitchen/breakfast room
  • 2 reception rooms, study, snug & service rooms
  • 4 principal bedrooms & 4 bathrooms
  • 3 second floor bedrooms, bathroom & kitchenette
  • Independently accessed, flexible-use lower ground floor studio
  • Ample off-street parking with electric gates
  • Secure walled gardens with a wide terrace


A detached, beautifully restored and elegantly presented classic Grade II Listed Victorian town house in a prime location close to Christchurch Park. 20 Fonnereau Road is a classic Victorian town house in one of the most prestigious locations within the town. Listed Grade II and dating from 1867 the property has been carefully restored to a fine town residence by the present vendors. The house, with its handsome Victorian elevations, offers light, classically proportioned and well laid out accommodation, which is elegantly presented throughout and set across four floors extends to some 5,600 sq ft. Benefitting from renewed services and re-glazed, the property's insulation levels have been greatly improved, there is a modern dual boiler gas fired central heating system, together with low voltage lighting throughout. The property retains many of its original features, including high ceilings, deep skirting and ornate cornicing, together with its impressive central staircase. A sheltered flight of front steps leads to an impressive entrance with a panelled front door opening into a central hall with its original geometric tiled flooring, set off which are the two principal reception rooms with their attractive bay windows, as well as a large study. A stunning kitchen/breakfast room has full height bay sash windows overlooking the walled garden to the rear and features a fully fitted bespoke kitchen by Lavenham Joinery with integrated appliances and an Everhot modern electric cooking range, together with Silestone work surfaces, and oak flooring. Beyond is a utility room and everyday snug. On the first floor the master bedroom, with a fine bay window enjoys views across the gardens, and a luxury en suite bath/shower room and bespoke fully fitted dressing room. There are two further double bedrooms, with window bays and built in bed stages, together with two further bath/shower rooms, whilst the guest bedroom (4) with its en suite shower room is independently accessed from the inner hall. On the second floor, which has in the past been used as a flat, are three further bedrooms, together with bathroom and a kitchenette. This floor provides flexibility for a variety of uses and has its own boiler. From the south facing windows there are views across the varied rooftops of Ipswich towards the Orwell Bridge in the distance. The property is completed with multi-purpose basement studio, which offers flexibility for a variety of uses including the potential for letting, as it can be independently accessed and provides three rooms plus wine cellars. OUTSIDE Set behind a high brick wall with twin automatically controlled gates, No. 20 has a wide brick paved parking and turning area to the front with steps leading to a raised formal front garden with well-kept lawn and flower beds. Pathways lead around either side of the property and there is access direct to the studio. To the rear is a delightful walled garden with a wide paved terrace immediately accessible to the rear of the house, ideal for al fresco dining. There is a range of useful domestic stores and steps lead up to a walled garden, sheltered by a variety of mature lime, ash and silver birch trees. LOCATION Fonnereau Road, with its many impressive residences, is one of the most prestigious addresses in the town and sits between the historic and picturesque Christchurch Park and Ipswich's thriving town centre. The top performing Ipswich School, together with its prep department, is a few minutes' walk, as are all of the town's central amenities, its pubs, restaurants, shops and offices, together with its rail station from where regular main line rail services run to London's Liverpool Street station in about 70 minutes. The town is bypassed by the A12 and A14 dual carriageways which link to London's M25, Stansted Airport as well as Cambridge and the Midlands. Recreationally there are numerous golf courses on the edge of town, whilst the East Coast, Orwell and Deben Estuaries offer a wide range of water sport opportunities. Town centre, Christchurch Park & Ipswich School - few minutes' walk London Liverpool Street Station - 65 mins DIRECTIONS (IP1 3JP) Travelling from the Jackson-Stops' office in Tower Street, cross Crown Street and proceed up Neale Street, turning left into Fonnereau Road. After approximately 350m the property can be found on the right-hand side. Or, if approaching from the Valley Road, (ring road), direction, travelling south from the Henley Road traffic lights, pass Ipswich School on the right hand side and follow the road to the left as it turns into Fonnereau Road. The property can be found on the left-hand side. SERVICES Mains gas, electricity, water & drainage are connected to the property. Super-fast broadband is available. 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.