Location The Rectory is situated in the picturesque village of Marlesford, located about two miles north of the small town of Wickham Market and about fourteen miles north of the County Town of Ipswich. Inter-City trains from there to London’s Liverpool St. Station take just over the hour. There is also a nearby railway station at Campsea Ashe, two miles, with a two hourly train service direct to London and more frequent services to Ipswich.
Marlesford is convenient for the A12 which provides dual carriageway driving to Ipswich, London and the South. The Heritage Coast of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness is approximately twenty minutes away. Framlingham lies about five miles to the north-west, with its good choice of schooling in both the state and private sectors. Woodbridge, on the banks of the River Deben, with its further choice of schooling is about eight miles.
Ground Floor Entering through a solid wood door into a spacious
Entrance Hallway With sash window giving views to the front, partially boarded floor and recessed period shelving unit. Double panel radiator and stairs off to the first floor. Doors give access to the
Drawing Room 21’4 x 13’5 (6.55m x 4.14m) With open grated fireplace, marble surround and mantle over. Unusual curved end wall with two curved sash windows complete with shutters. Satellite lead in, telephone socket and double panel radiator.
Dining Room 18’1 x 13’4 (5.53m x 4.11m) Three sash windows with shutters overlooking the side garden, open grated fireplace with marble surround. Two double panel radiators. Door leading directly to the kitchen.
Snug 8’5 x 13’8 (2.62m x 4.23m) Sash window with panelled shutters, feature fireplace with open grated hearth and brick surround. Wall mounted shelving. Double panel radiator, telephone socket and TV aerial lead in.
From the main hallway, a door leads to an Inner Lobby with hanging for coats, side door to the garden and further door through to a corridor with doors to
Cellar Comprising three rooms with door to the outside, shelving and wine racking.
Walk-in Pantry Window with obscured glass. Fitted with base and wall units and traditional timber shelving.
Additional Storage Area/Boot Room (accessed by a corridor) 13’6 x 12′ (4.17m x 3.68m) Currently un-decorated but a useful additional room, with door to outside.
Utility Room 11’3 x 8’3 (3.45m x 2.55m) With windows to side and door to rear courtyard. Fitted with a range of base and wall units with worksurface over, inset with a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink. Space and plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Double panel radiator and extractor fan. Door through to
Cloakroom Fitted with pedestal wash basin and low flush WC. Extractor fan and radiator.
Kitchen 12’1 x 15’9 (3.71m x 4.86m) Fitted with a range of hand built cupboards and dresser with display units above and two built-in cupboards with shelving. Wooden worksurface over, inset with one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over. Space for range cooker. Aga (not-operational) in chimney recess with tiled surround and mantel over. Access through to the dining room and lobby with access to rear stairs. Quarry tiled flooring and casement windows overlooking the rear garden.
First Floor The stairs from the ground floor entrance hall give access to a half landing with two additional smaller staircases off. The first staircase to the right leads to a spacious landing with sash window and doors to
Bedroom One 21’5 x 13’5 (6.58m x 4.14m) With interesting curved wall and double sash windows. Wrought iron fireplace (display only). Fitted wardrobe units with shelving and cupboards. Further door to a walk-in cupboard. Wonderful views over the garden. Double panel radiator, TV aerial socket, satellite lead in and telephone socket.
Bedroom Two 18’3 x 13’3 (5.59m x 4.08m) A good size double room with three sash windows complete with shutters. Marble surround wrought iron fireplace (display only). Pedestal wash basin and double panel radiator.
Bedroom Three 13’3 x 8’9 (4.08m x 2.73m) With views over the front garden, wrought iron (display only) fireplace flanked by two shelved cupboards. Pedestal wash basin with shelf over. Door giving access to the family bathroom. Single panel radiator. This room would function equally well as a dressing room.
Bedroom Four 3.69m x 4.85m A double bedroom with wrought iron (display only) fireplace. Recessed hanging cupboard, door and steps down to Bedroom Four and further door through to an inner lobby where the rear stairs lead up from the kitchen.
Stairs off this inner lobby lead up to the second floor attic storage area which is partially sub-divided and provides useful storage space.
A second staircase from the half landing lead up to the
Family Bathroom Fitted with pedestal wash basin, low flush WC and panelled bath complete with Mira over bath shower and screen. Double panel radiator. Door back to Bedroom Three.
A door from the half landing leads through to an inner corridor with steps up to the
WC Fitted with low level WC and corner wash hand basin.
Bedroom Five 13′ x 10’6 (max) (3.98m x 3.25m) With views over the walled garden to the rear, wrought iron (display only) fireplace, cupboard with fully lagged hot water tank and a further door back to Bedroom Four.
Bedroom Six 4.39m x 4.74m A good size double room views to the front and side. Wrought iron (display only) fireplace and a door to a good size walk-in cupboard.
Outside The Rectory is accessed off Church Road, a minor lane close to the heart of the village, adjoining the church.
Double five bar gates lead to a sweeping shingle drive to the front of the property with it’s part brick, part painted facade and curved walls. There is ample parking for a number of cars.
To the front of the garden, there is a large area of lawn (recently cultivated and seeded) edged by the mature trees providing an excellent backdrop and a great deal of privacy. There are further areas of garden to the side and rear, again comprising lawn and mature shrubs.
The sweeping drive continues round to the side of the house and with a gate giving access to a patio leading to the side door and down to the cellar door. Also accessed off the patio is a further exterior door leading into a former composting loo which is now redundant.
To the rear of the property there is additional parking with lawned area and the adjoining coach house. The coach house has a number of different rooms, making it ideal for storing logs, garden equipment etc. (ground floor only to be used).
Adjoining the back door is a walled garden, which provides a lovely sheltered location and has formerly had vegetable plots. The Grant oil-fired central heating boiler is situated in the former pump house which is on the left hand side when approaching the back door.
To the rear of the property, in addition to the walled garden, there is a further area of lawn with an orchard at the far end.
Services Mains water, electricity and drainage connected. Oil fired central heating.
Council Tax Band G £2,953.25 payable 2020/2021
Local Authority East Suffolk Council
Tenancy Term To let unfurnished on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for an initial term of 12 months at a rent of £2,000 per calendar month.
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