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Witnesham, Nr Ipswich, IP6

Guide price £1,395,000


6 Beds 4 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: IPS210024


  • Spectacular family home in a commanding position in the centre of its land
  • Extensive open plan kitchen/dining & living room
  • 4 further reception rooms
  • 6 bedrooms (5 double)
  • 4 bathrooms (3 en suite)
  • Oak framed triple bay cart lodge, incorporating workshop & store
  • Garden office/studio/gym
  • Secluded, private & secure grounds
  • Easy access to the countryside
  • In all about 1 acre


A spectacular family home, with a stunning oak frame extension providing 4,156 sq ft of comfortable living space in an elevated one acre setting. Five Gables presents rendered and part weatherboarded elevations under a peg tile roof, with the original house extended by the current owners utilising spectacular oak frame construction. Porch with lantern over and front door to the reception hall with staircase to the first floor, together with cloakroom with wash basin, coat hanging space and WC. Doors off to the sitting room, open fire with carved pine over mantle and surround with double French doors either side to the garden. Oak floor and floor to ceiling glazed elevation to the front. Study room with bay window overlooking the garden, open fireplace with stone mantle and surround and double doors to the garden room, with exposed oak timber work and glazed double French doors to the side terrace. Reading room with views to both front and rear with exposed brick chimney breast, wood burning stove and archway with link to the oak frame extension and utility room, with space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer, oil fired boiler and part glazed door to the terrace. Open plan kitchen/breakfast/dining/living area with comprehensive range of wall and floor units incorporating two oven electric AGA and modern day kitchen fitments incorporated in wall and floor units with central island. Open plan with floor to ceiling oak joists and king beams to the dining and sitting area with fully glazed elevation over the terrace and garden, wood burning stove and exposed brick chimney breast. From the kitchen staircase to the first floor landing and access to the master bedroom suite with its full height pitched ceiling and two sets of glazed double French doors to the balcony. En suite bathroom with double ended roll top bath, separate shower, WC and double wash basins. Bedroom 2 with Juliet balcony and glazed double doors with views over the village. Full height pitched ceiling and door to en suite shower room. Bedroom/dressing room 3 fitted out with open fronted hanging sections. Landing space with floor to ceiling wardrobe cupboards, airing cupboard and Megaflow hot water system. Bedroom 4 with bay window overlooking the garden to the rear and en suite shower room. Bedroom 5 with views to the garden and bedroom 6 with views over the village. Walk-in box room. Family shower room. OUTSIDE Block paved front drive with two brick pillars either side of the entrance, leading up to a wide parking and turning area with line of cherry trees and the lawn to the front, with osier weave fencing across the road boundary. Triple garage with two car parking spaces and workshop at one end. Topiary box balls and brick laid pathway across the front of the house, and brick steps up through decorative timber hand gate to the side terrace, with raised beds and brick and York stone paving. Side lawn with osier weave fencing. Sunken rear terrace providing sheltered patio, from which there are steps up to the rear lawn with further raised beds and greenhouse. Gym/studio/at home office with glazed front elevation. The grounds are surrounded by a mixed deciduous hedge and throughout the garden are some stunning mature trees including oak, eucalyptus, ash, walnut, sycamore, maple, olive and fig. LOCATION Five Gables enjoys a convenient and accessible location in the village of Witnesham, just 4 miles north of Ipswich Town centre. The county town provides a full range of shopping and commercial facilities as well as a choice of top performing schools, catering for all age groups in both the private and state sectors. There is also a wide range of recreational opportunities with the Fynn Valley Golf Course and the Ipswich squash, hockey and tennis club set on the nearby Henley Road. The town's rail station provides regular main line services to London's Liverpool Street Station, taking just over an hour and the region's A12 and A14 dual carriageways, which bypasses the town can both be easily accessed to link with London's M25, Stansted Airport (via the A120) as well as Cambridge and The Midlands. DISTANCES Westerfield Rail Station - 2 miles Ipswich Town Centre & Rail Station - 4 miles (London Liverpool Street Station 70 mins) Woodbridge - 7 miles DIRECTIONS (IP6 9HG) From Ipswich drive north on the B1077. Continue through Westerfield to the village of Witnesham. As you enter the outskirts of the village continue down the hill past Strugglers Lane on your right, and the turning into Five Gables drive comes up on the right hand side shortly thereafter. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains electricity and drainage are connected to the property. Well water. Oil-fired central heating. Underfloor heating on both ground and first floor throughout the oak frame extension and electrical underfloor heating in the bathrooms in the original part of the house. Electric AGA. Separate tank in the grounds to the front of the house which takes all the rain water off the house and can be used to water the garden with an overflow system built in. 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. Viewing: By appointment with Jackson-Stops. For further information visit: