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  • A ‘Grand designs’ style, contemporary modern house built in 2018
  • ‘Wow factor’ 40 ft open plan living/dining/kitchen with full width bi-fold windows opening onto wide decking
  • Separate dining room & snug sitting room
  • Large utility, study & shower room
  • 4 double bedrooms & 4 en suite bath/shower rooms
  • 2 bed annexe wing & self-contained studio
  • Double garage & parking
  • Twin level decking, mature & colourful terraced hillside gardens
  • Renewable features including 35 panel solar array with battery storage & air source heating with an EPC B rating
  • In all approaching about one acre


A fabulous, contemporary modern house in a secluded and elevated edge of hamlet setting, with stunning views across the Pin Mill anchorage and River Orwell. Built by the present vendor and completed in 2018, The Crows Nest, with its zinc roof, is a truly bespoke, totally individual property enjoying a commanding, elevated position looking down across the historic riverside hamlet of Pin Mill, and with panoramic views across the Orwell Estuary. The focal point of the property is the stunning 40 ft open plan living/dining/kitchen with its full width glazed elevation opening out onto the wide decking, creating a seamless ''in out' living experience, as the decking effectively becomes ''an outside room'. The main room incorporates a fully fitted, contemporary kitchen, Karndean flooring and a modern wood burning stove to complement the air source underfloor heating. In contrast, beyond is a cosy and atmospheric snug with its own wood burner, and full height sliding windows opening onto the deck's covered recess. The flexible use accommodation also includes a dining room set beyond the kitchen, again accessing onto the deck, whilst positioned off the staircase hall is a large general purpose utility room, with an external door, with a shower room/cloakroom and study, complete with media hub beyond. On the first floor, set off a wide landing, the principal bedroom enjoys elevated views from its three wide windows, is open plan to a raised bath, with en suite shower room beyond. The second, corner bedroom, has a built-in sauna, a Japanese spa bath and steam shower room, whilst bedroom three also takes full advantage of the glorious views and has an en suite shower room, with the fourth double bedroom having the benefit of an en suite shower room too. In addition, the large linen cupboard on the landing has been designed to incorporate a lift. ANNEXE WING The South wing of the property incorporates a self-contained annexe flat, which sits above the large integral garage and plant room. With an independent hall and staircase, the annexe comprises a kitchenette/living room, two bedrooms and a shower room. It also enjoys views over the river and has its own area of raised decking garden. It offers a flexibility of use which can include holiday and longer term lets or ideal as a family/guest annexe. STUDIO ANNEXE The tarmac drive leads through ornate iron gates to a parking area fronting onto the garage, before continuing beyond the house to a further parking and turning area beside the studio annexe. An enchanting, hideaway studio incorporating a living room, kitchen/dining room, bedroom and shower room which also offers flexibility to let, or for guest/ family accommodation or as an at home office/games room. THE DECK, GARDENS & GROUNDS The deck has got to be visited to fully appreciate what an amazing space and views it offers all year round. Running the length of the house and with a sheltering recess area, the deck is ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining. Steps lead to a lower, circular snug deck beyond which the steps continue to the pathways which link through the terraced hillside gardens. There are numerous beds and borders planted with a wide variety of colourful shrubs, an abundance of magnolia, camellia and cherry, together with shaded sitting areas. There is an established and productive orchard with a wide selection of specimen trees, including plum, apple, pear, damson and mulberry, designed not to be tall growing, thus obstructing the view in the future. Beyond the studio is a kitchen garden with a series of raised beds. In all the plot extends to about 1 acre. LOCATION The Crows Nest commands an elevated and tranquil setting overlooking the eclectic and historic riverside hamlet of Pin Mill, famous for its connections with the Thames barges and the Arthur Ransome books. Nestling on the southern banks of the Orwell Estuary, Pin Mill, with its rich maritime history, is home to the well renowned riverside Butt & Oyster pub and also has a traditional working boat yard, local sailing club and access to deep water moorings. Alternatively, for those who prefer marinas, there are choices close by in neighbouring Woolverstone or Shotley Point. Within walking distance, the adjacent village of Chelmondiston has its own pub, general stores, post office and butchers and stands some 7 miles south of the county town of Ipswich, which provides a full range of shopping and commercial facilities. The Shotley peninsular includes a choice of top performing schools catering for all age groups and provides an easy access to the region's main road and rail connections with main line services running regularly from Manningtree (10 miles) and Ipswich stations to London Liverpool Street in 60 and 70 minutes respectively. DIRECTIONS (IP9 1JN) From Ipswich travel in a south westerly direction on the B1456. After passing under the Orwell Bridge and along The Strand with the River Orwell on your left, continue through the villages of Freston and Woolverstone. Upon entering Chelmondiston turn left at the signpost to the Butt & Oyster Pub. Follow the lane for about three quarters of a mile where the wide splayed driveway of The Crows Nest will be found on the right-hand side (just beyond the left hand turning to the village car park). Follow the tarmac drive up through the ornate wrought iron gates to the parking area beyond the house. What3words: snuggled.raven.procured SERVICES Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Renewable features: 35 panel solar array with battery storage & air source heating. FIXTURES AND FITTINGS The fitted carpets are included. Items regarded as fixtures, together with blinds, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. VIEWINGS By appointment with Jackson-Stops.