Entrance porch, entrance hall, 25′ sitting & dining room, kitchen, reading room and rear hall/utility room. Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing area. Three further double bedrooms and family bathroom. Integral garage/store and off-road parking. South facing landscaped rear garden.
Location The Old Library will be found in the very centre of the ever popular village of Debenham, set along Gracechurch Street. Debenham itself is a picturesque and historic village which benefits from excellent local amenities including a small Co-op supermarket, hardware store, newsagents, tea shop, doctor’s surgery, butchers, post office, greengrocers, veterinary practice, public house and leisure centre. It is also served by well regarded schools, Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP Primary School and Debenham High School.
The historic market town of Framlingham, with its medieval castle, lies approximately 7½ miles to the east, and offers further excellent schooling in both the state and private sectors. The County town of Ipswich (14 miles) and Stowmarket (10 miles) both offer more extensive facilities including mainline railway stations with regular services to London’s Liverpool Street Station scheduled to take approximately 65 minutes and 85 minutes respectively.
The Suffolk heritage Coast, with towns such as Aldeburgh, is approximately 24 miles. The A14 trunk road provides access in a westerly direction towards Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and the Midlands. Norwich is approximately 25 miles to the north as the crow flies.
Description The Old Library is a beautiful principal Victorian town house that is centrally located within Debenham.
Since acquiring the property in 2019, the vendor has commissioned a programme of renovation and refurbishment, resulting in a wonderfully styled interior that includes a hand-built, bespoke deVOL kitchen with Moroccan Zellige splashback tiling, spacious galleried landing, extremely generous master bedroom with dressing area and ensuite bathroom, and impressive landscaped south-facing rear garden.
The Old Library occupies a prominent, semi-elevated position along Gracechurch Street, a short distance from the High Street and with windows on the landing and front bedrooms providing delightful views of Debenham’s roofscape and towards Aspall and beyond. Although occupying a central location within the village, The Old Library also has the great benefit of a driveway for off-road parking as well as a garage/store.
Ground Floor A ledged and braced wooden front door opens into the
Entrance Lobby With windows on the side elevation overlooking the gardens and driveway, tiled floor, vaulted boarded ceiling and wide opening through to the
Entrance Hall With staircase rising to the first floor with useful understairs storage area. Tiled flooring to match the entrance lobby, column radiator, wall light points and doors off to
Reading Room 12’8 x 10’0 (3.86m x 3.05m) A wonderfully light room with huge sash window on the front elevation overlooking the driveway and providing views of the town’s roofscape. Faux fireplace containing the coal effect gas fire with flanking recesses offering bespoke shelving and storage cupboards. Painted boarded floor, column radiator, TV and telephone points and wall light point.
A second door from the Entrance Hall opens into the
Sitting & Dining Room 25’7 x 14’7 (7.80m x 4.44m) A stunning, multi-functional reception room. As with the Reading Room, the Dining Area benefits from a beautiful sash window that provides plenty of light and views of the front garden. The Sitting Room area links wonderfully well with the Kitchen/Breakfast Room via part glazed French doors, and also benefits from a second set of French doors with side lights that open onto the rear terrace and garden. The focal point of the Sitting Room is the fireplace containing the Stovax multi-fuel burning stove set on a raised concrete and tiled hearth, with moulded wood surround. Painted boarded floors throughout, column radiators, feature panelling, wall light points, TV point and doors through to the
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 13’6 x 12’7 (4.11m x 3.84m) Another extremely light room with sash windows overlooking the rear garden. The bespoke deVOL kitchen offers a good range of cupboard and drawer units, together with an integral Neff dishwasher and undercounter fridge. Granite work surface over incorporating a double Shaws sink unit with brass mixer tap over and carved drainer to the side. Recess for range cooker and engineered oak herringbone flooring throughout. Wall light points and part glazed door through to the
Rear Hall With part glazed door to the rear garden, tiled flooring, and water and waste connections for washing machine. Opening through to the Cloak/Boiler Room with wall hung oil fired boiler, wall mounted hand basin and WC (to be fitted).
Stairs from the Entrance Hall rise to the
Galleried Landing With sash window on the front elevation providing delightful views of the village’s roofscape, and towards the hamlet of Aspall. Painted boarded floors, column radiator and doors off to
Master Bedroom 18’2 x 12’0 (5.54m x 3.66m) An extremely generous double bedroom with sash windows on the front elevation offering views across the village and towards the countryside beyond. Painted boarded floors, column radiators and door through to the
Dressing Area & En-Suite With shelved wardrobe recess, and painted boarded floors. The en-suite comprises a panel bath in part-tiled surround with mixer tap and shower attachment, WC with high level flush and mounted wash basin with marble surround and storage cupboard under.
Returning to the Galleried Landing further doors provide access to
Bedroom Two 12’5 x 10’6 (3.78m x 3.20m) Also enjoying views across the town’s roofscape. Currently used as the vendor’s office with painted boarded floors. Radiator.
Bedroom Three 13’0 x 10’0 (3.96m x 3.05m) Another good sized double bedroom with sash window overlooking the beautiful landscaped garden to the rear. Painted boarded floors, radiators and reading alcove with fitted shelving.
Bedroom Four 11’8 x 9’0 (3.56m x 2.74m) A double bedroom with sash window providing views to the rear. Painted boarded floors, column radiator, built in wardrobe cupboard and fitted sink unit.
Bathroom With suite comprising panel bath with tiled surround with separate shower attachment over, WC and pedestal wash basin with mirrored vanity unit over. Radiator, painted boarded floors and access to roof space.
Outside The Old Library is set along Gracechurch Street, and forms part of the popular village of Debenham. Steps from Gracechurch Street rise up to a pathway that is flanked by low level brick walling, and this leads to the front door. Flanking the pathway to the right is a well stocked border containing a variety of specimen flowers and shrubs, whilst to the left is parking area which is sufficiently large enough for two vehicles and with side hung doors to the Garage (approximately 21’6 x 9′) with power and light connected, and personnel door to the rear.
The rear garden is beautiful, having recently been re-landscaped. Facing due south, the rear garden enjoys the sun throughout the day, and comprises a patio/terrace area which immediately adjoins the rear of the property that can be accessed directly from the Sitting and Dining Room.
Steps set within retained brick borders lead from the patio/terrace to the garden beyond. This comprises a central area that is laid to lawn for ease of maintenance, and enclosed within well stocked borders containing a wide variety of specimen flowers and shrubs. There is also a recently planted yew hedge that will provide a degree of separation in due course. In addition there are established magnolia and maple trees.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent. Please adhere to current Covid guidelines.
Services Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired boiler serving the central heating and hot water system.
EPC Rating F
Council Tax Band E; £2,389.53 payable per annum 2022/2023.
Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Rd, Ipswich IP1 2BX; Tel: 0345 6066067.
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3. We understand that the neighbour benefits from a pedestrian right of way through the garage to access their property at the rear.
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