Akenham, Suffolk

For Sale Offers In Excess Of, £900,000

5 2 6
Description An impressive and beautifully presented five bedroom detached Victorian residence standing in gardens and grounds of approximately one and a half acres (subject to survey).

The accommodation comprises: entrance hall, cloakroom, study, sitting room, conservatory, dining room, snug, reading room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, rear lobby, first floor galleried landing, five bedrooms, family bathroom and en-suite to the master bedroom.

Bower House offers spacious, immaculately presented accommodation with a wealth of charm and period features throughout. Further benefits include oil fired central heating, double glazing, inglenook fireplaces with wood burning stoves and fabulous recently fitted 'farmhouse' style kitchen.

Outside the property enjoys a good size landscaped garden with an attractive patio, feature pond and delightful views of the surrounding countryside. To the front a large gravelled frontage provides a turning circle, parking for several vehicles and access to the detached double garage with studio/storage room above. Beyond the main garden is a post and rail enclosed paddock with field shelter and enclosed kitchen garden. Within the grounds is a summerhouse, greenhouse, useful timber shed and large workshop/storage shed.

About the Area Bower House can be found in a delightful rural location within the parish of Akenham close to the historic parish church to the north of Ipswich. The property is set back from the public highway and is access via a private track.

Akenham itself is a small hamlet within Mid Suffolk approximately two miles from Ipswich. Neighbouring villages include Westerfield, Barham, Claydon and Henley.

The thriving town of Ipswich is set on the estuary of the River Orwell and has undergone an extensive gentrification programme in recent years, mainly around the waterfront and has become a popular "commutable" town to London. Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk and offers a wide variety of shopping, commercial and leisure facilities including a full range of sports clubs and societies, restaurants and high street stores. There is an excellent choice of schooling within both the state and private sectors.

Excellent sailing and golfing facilities are both available nearby or on the popular Suffolk Heritage Coast. Ipswich provides good access to various road networks via the A12 to the South with links to London and the M25 and via the A14 to The Midlands and M11. The railway station provides mainline railway links to London's Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of sixty-five minutes.

Directions Proceed out of Ipswich along the Henley Road turning left signposted to Akenham along Thurleston Lane. Continue along this road for approximately one mile, past the water works on the right-hand side and turning shortly afterwards onto the unmade track signposted to Bower Farm and Barley Lodge. Continue along this track looking out for signposts indicating Bower House, which will be found shortly afterwards on your left-hand side.

The accommodation comprises:

Solid front door to:

Entrance Hall A beautiful first impression with an elegant staircase rising to the first floor, under stair storage cupboard, tiled flooring, radiator with decorative cover, dado rail, wall-light, door to dining room and doors to:

Cloakroom Comprising low-level flushing w.c, wall-mounted hand wash basin and part-frosted window to rear elevation.

Study Approx 9'8 x 9'3 (2.9m x 2.8m) Window to front and side elevations, coved ceiling, decorative cast iron fireplace and radiator.

Sitting Room Approx 16' x 15' (4.8m x 4.5m) Window to rear elevation, dado rail, coved ceiling, wall-lights, feature brick fireplace with inset log burning stove, decorative ceiling rose and French doors opening to:

Conservatory Approx 15' x 14' (4.5m x 4.2m) Glazed on three sides offering delightful views of the garden and countryside beyond to include Akenham Church, tiled flooring, wall-lights, French doors opening to patio, central ceiling fan/light and radiator.

Dining Room Approx 15' x 14 (4.5m x 4.2m) Window to front elevation, radiator, feature brick inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam over, inset log burning stove, display alcove with fitted storage cupboard, ceiling rose, tiled flooring, doors to kitchen/breakfast room and snug and double doors opening to:

Reading Room/Study Approx 9' x 8'2 (2.7m x 2.5m) Window to rear elevation and radiator.

Library/Snug Approx 10'8 x 8'9 (3.2m x 2.7m) Originally the former dairy, window to rear elevation, exposed ceiling timber and radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Approx 16'2 x 14'8 (4.9m x 4.5m) A welcoming recently re-fitted farmhouse style kitchen comprising butler sink unit with mixer tap over, wooden work surfaces with matching returns, base cupboards and soft closing drawers under, matching eye-level units, under-unit lighting, over-unit lighting, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge, built-in Range Master cooker with five ring induction hob, extractor fan over, glass splash back, large brick inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam over, inset log burning stove, tiled flooring, radiator, window to front and side elevations, door to second staircase, solid oak stable door to rear lobby and door to:

Utility Room Approx 11'4 x 6'9 (3.4m x 2.1m) Fitted with butler sink unit with mixer tap and separate drinking tap over, wooden work surfaces with base cupboards under, cupboard housing water softener, space for washing machine and tumble dryer, floor mounted oil-fired boiler, exposed brickwork, under stair storage area, tiled flooring and window to rear and side elevations.

Rear Lobby Two part-glazed doors to both the front and rear elevation and tiled flooring.

Part-Galleried First Floor Landing Window to side elevation and doors to:

Master Bedroom Approx 16' x 11'2 (4.8m x 3.4m) Window to side elevation with lovely views across to the church, radiator and door to:

En-Suite Bathroom Fitted with free standing claw foot roll-top bath with central mixer tap and separate hand-held shower attachment, low-level flushing w.c, pedestal hand wash basin, part-tiled walls, large walk-in shower cubicle, radiator, part-frosted window to rear elevation, heated towel ladder and door back to landing.

Bedroom Approx 14' x 11'7 (4.2m x 3.5m) Window to front elevation, radiator and built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted shelving.

Bedroom Approx 11'2 x 9'2 (3.4m x 2.8m) Window to rear elevation and radiator.

Bedroom Approx 15' x 13' (4.5m x 3.9m) Window to front elevation, radiator and part-glazed door to:

Walk-in Wardrobe Window to front elevation.

Inner-Landing Second staircase back to kitchen and doors to:

Bedroom Approx 11'2 x 9'2 (3.4m x 2.8m) Window to side and rear elevation and radiator.

Family Bathroom Comprising panel bath with mixer tap and separate hand-held shower attachment, wall-mounted sink, low-level flushing w.c, frosted window to rear elevation, radiator, wall-light and part-tiled walls.

Outside The property is approached via a long-shared track from Thurleston Lane. At the front of the property a five-bar gate opens to a good size gravelled frontage which provides a turning circle, parking for several vehicles and access to the detached double garage. To the right-hand side of the property a pedestrian gate leads to a delightful courtyard garden which in turn provides access into the rear garden. To the left-hand side of the property a further five-bar gate and pedestrian gate opens into the beautiful gardens and paddock beyond.

Double Garage Approx 22' x 19' (6.7m x 5.7m) The garage is fitted with twin electric roller doors, power, light, windows to side and rear elevations and stairs lead up to a useful studio/storage room which also has power and light connected.

Gardens and Grounds The south westerly facing rear garden is attractively landscaped and mainly laid to lawn with stunning well-stocked flower and shrub borders and inset specimen trees. A large patio beautifully connects the conservatory to the outside space and provides a wonderful area to entertain and enjoy the views of the garden and countryside beyond. Situated close to the patio is a large feature pond with waterfall and a pathway leads along the rear of the property to the courtyard garden.

Beyond the trellis screening is the main area of garden and enclosed paddock. This area of garden is mainly laid to lawn with an attractive gravelled patio and summerhouse, which is located to enjoy the view of the paddock. To the right-hand side of the paddock is a delightful kitchen garden with raised vegetable beds, greenhouse and timber shed. There is also a further shed/workshop with power and light connected.

The paddock is enclosed by post and rail fencing and benefits from a field shelter, which has a water supply connected. Within the paddock is a timber shed housing the bore hole.

Courtyard Garden The courtyard garden can be accessed from the back lobby and provides further space for entertaining. Within the courtyard is a screened area providing space for the oil tank and useful log store.

Disclaimer Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property for whom they act, give notice that (I) these particulars are a general outline only for the guidance of prospective purchasers or tenants, and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract (II) Town & Village Properties cannot guarantee the accuracy of any description, dimensions, references to conditions, necessary permissions for use and occupancy and other details contained herein and prospective purchasers or tenants must not rely on them as statements of fact or representations and must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy, (III) No employee of Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty or enter into any contract whatever in relation to the property, (IV) Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) will not be liable in negligence or otherwise, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars and Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor, (V) Photographs will only show certain parts of the property and assumptions should not be made in respect of those parts of the property that have not been photographed. (Items or contents shown in the photographs are not included as part of the sale unless specified otherwise. It should not be assumed the property will remain as shown in the photograph. Photographs are taken using a wide-angle lens.
  • Superbly presented spacious accommodation
  • Stunning fitted farmhouse style kitchen
  • Large conservatory with lovely views of garden & surrounding countryside
  • A wealth of period features
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Double glazing
  • Attractively landscaped gardens & grounds of approximately 1.5 acres (sts)
  • Post & rail paddock with field shelter
  • Detached garage with studio/storage above
  • Ample off-road parking
Floorplan for Akenham, Suffolk

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