Framlingham, Suffolk

Guide Price £825,000 Sold Detached House 4 Bedrooms
A most impressive, extended and refurbished four bedroom stand alone house in grounds of just under an acre, on the edge of the desirable town of Framlingham.

Hallway, sitting room, dining room, stylish kitchen and adjoining orangery, utility room and cloakroom.
Four first floor double bedrooms, en-suite bathroom and family bathroom.
Two garages, workshop, stores and outside office/gym.
Landscaped gardens of 0.9 acres.

Location White Lodge stands in a wonderful position on the edge of Framlingham, approximately one and a quarter miles from the town centre. Within easy walking distance of the property is Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham College and the doctors surgery. Framlingham is best known locally for its fine medieval castle and St Michael’s Church. As well as the senior schools, Framlingham is served by Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School. The town is highly sought after with an abundance of character, history and charm and benefits from an excellent variety of shops including a Co-op supermarket, public houses and restaurants. The popular coastal town of Aldeburgh and the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home to the Aldeburgh festival, are all within easy reach, some eleven miles to the east. The A12 which lies just seven miles to the south provides a direct link to Woodbridge, the county town of Ipswich and beyond to London, Cambridge and the Midlands (via the A14). Direct and branch line rail services run to London’s Liverpool Street Station via Ipswich from Campsea Ashe which is situated just beyond Wickham Market.

Description White Lodge is a most attractive detached house built by Reades of Aldeburgh in the late 1930s. Whilst the house still benefits from a number of Art Deco features including doors and fireplaces, it has been beautifully renovated and extended in recent years and of particular note is the orangery which is directly off the kitchen and is used as a sitting/dining room. On the ground floor, as well as the kitchen/orangery is a spacious sitting room, dining room as well as a utility room, cloakroom and study/store. On the first floor are four double bedrooms along with an en-suite bathroom and family bathroom.

The house sits well back from the road and has gardens that extend to approximately 0.9 acres. These include garages/stores and a most impressive office/gym.

Timing Whilst the vendor is keen to find a buyer in the near future who is in a position to exchange contracts swiftly, please note that completion cannot occur before 1st August 2020.

The Accommodation

The House

Ground Floor A glazed front door flanked on both sides by windows provides access to the

Hallway Stairs to the first floor landing with understairs cupboard. Radiator. Exposed floorboards. Recessed spotlighting. Doors lead to the kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, sitting room and

Dining Room 19′ x 12’6 (5.79m x 3.81m) South and east facing windows. Period fireplace with tiled surround. Wall light points. Hatch to kitchen. Fitted cupboards and bookshelves. Radiators. Carpet floor covering.

Sitting Room 22’10 x 13’11 (6.96m x 4.24m) A triple aspect room with north, south and west facing windows overlooking the gardens and glazed door to the exterior. Fireplace with sandstone style surround. Wall light points. Radiators. Carpet floor covering.

Cloakroom WC and hand wash basin. Radiator. North facing window with obscured glazing. Exposed floorboards. Recessed spotlighting.

Utility Room 7’7 x 7’5 (2.31m x 2.26m) Fitted with modern high and low level wall units with space and plumbing for a washing machine and condenser drier. Granite work surface with silica resin Franke sink with drainer and taps above. Exposed floorboards. Radiator. Recessed spotlighting. North facing glazed door to the exterior flanked by a window.

Kitchen 15’6 x 10′ (4.72m x 3.05m) This stunning space is fitted with a stylish range of high and low level wall units with integrated Neff dishwasher, wine fridge and Falcon electric range cooker with five ring bottled gas hob above and extractor fan. Pull out pantry units. Space and plumbing for American style fridge freezer. Integrated Neff microwave. Granite work surface with inset Franke one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with incinerator and mixer taps above which include an immediate hot water system. Exposed floorboards. Recessed spotlighting. The kitchen opens to the highly impressive

Orangery 20’10 x 18’7 (6.35m x 5.66m) Built in recent years, this is the hub of the house and has wall to wall west facing windows and north facing bifold doors opening to the garden. Extensive roof lantern. Exposed floorboards. Radiators. Recessed spotlighting. Glazed door to the front of the property. A door leads to the garage and a further door opens to a

Study 10′ x 6′ (3.05m x 1.83m) North facing window. Electric radiator. Fitted desk, shelves and built-in cupboards one of which is home to the water softener. Exposed floorboards. Recessed spotlighting.

From the ground floor hallway the stairs lead up to a first floor half landing with large north facing window overlooking the garden. The stairs continue to the

First Floor

Landing Built in cupboards. Hatch to roof space. Radiator. Recessed spotlighting and carpet floor covering. Doors lead off to the four bedrooms and bathroom.

Bedroom One 19′ x 12’5 (5.79m x 3.78m) A dual aspect double bedroom with east and south facing windows overlooking the garden and adjacent fields. Fitted wardrobes. Radiator. Carpet floor covering. A door opens to the

En-Suite Bathroom Comprising bath with shower above and glazed screen. Double hand wash basin with taps above and cupboards below and WC. Tiled flooring. Towel radiator. Recessed spotlighting. Radiator. South facing window.

Bedroom Two 14′ x 13’6 (4.27m x 4.11m) A dual aspect double bedroom with south and west facing windows enjoying fine views. Fitted wardrobes. Carpet floor covering. Radiator.

Bedroom Three 10’11 x 8’10 (3.33m x 2.69m) A double bedroom with north and west facing windows overlooking the gardens. Radiator.

Bathroom Stylishly fitted with a large shower unit, bath, WC and double hand wash basin with taps above and cupboards below. Ladder style chrome towel radiator. Tiled flooring with electric underfloor heating. North facing window with obscured glazing. Recessed spotlighting.

Bedroom Four 11’6 x 10′ (3.51m x 3.05m) A fourth double bedroom with north and east facing windows. Carpet floor covering. Radiator. Built-in wardrobes.

Outside The property is approached from the road via a double gate that leads to a shingle drive that in turn leads to a parking area for a number of vehicles. The drive is tree lined and is lit. The house is set well back from the road and to the front is a substantial area of garden laid to lawn but containing beds and mature trees. It is bordered by a Yew hedge giving it great privacy. Adjacent to the parking area are the garages that measure 16’6 x 10′ and 16′ x 10′. Abutting these is a store/workshop measuring 17’6 x 7’5 with electric radiator and window to one side. To the rear of the garages is a further store measuring 10′ x 6′. In addition are two further store sheds, one of which has electricity connected.

The rear garden can be accessed via either side of the house and there are substantial sandstone patio areas. The rear garden measures approximately 80′ x 130′ and whilst mainly laid to lawn, it contains substantial beds, a feature pond and trees. Within the rear garden is a highly impressive contemporary outside office/gym/games room which is fully insulated and has wall to wall east facing windows and a further north and west facing windows. Power and light are included along with recessed spotlighting. In addition is a wall unit with work surface. It measures 21′ x 10’5. To the front is a sandstone patio area.

In all the grounds extend to 0.9 acres.

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent.

Services Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating system. Modern private drainage system. Bottled gas for hob.

Council Tax Band F; £2,563.79 payable per annum 2019/2020

Local Authority East Suffolk Council; East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1RT; Tel: 01394 383789

NOTES 1. These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers or lessees in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn. No warranty can be given for any of the services or equipment at the property and no tests have been carried out to ensure that heating, electrical or plumbing systems and equipment are fully operational. Any distances, room aspects and measurements which are given are approximate only. No guarantee can be given that any planning permissions or building regulations have been applied for or approved.

2. Under Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 we, as Estate Agents, are required to obtain identification from buyers in the form of the photo page of your passport or a photo driving licence. The document must be in date.  In addition, we need proof of address in the form of a utility bill with the name and address of the buyer. This must not be more than three months old. We are also under obligation to check where the purchase funds are coming from.

January 2020