Purdis Farm, Ipswich, Suffolk
Entrance hall, 20’6 by 15’10 sitting room, open plan kitchen and breakfast room, dining room, study/playroom, utility room and cloakroom. Master bedroom with dressing area and en-suite shower room, guest bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom. Generous driveway and double garage. Well-stocked and mature landscaped gardens to front, side and rear.
Location Oak Tree House forms part of a small close of just five houses in a delightful semi-rural location along Bucklesham Road, close to the Suffolk Showground, Trinity Park, and Ipswich Golf Club. Purdis Farm is a parish situated on the eastern outskirts of Ipswich, between Foxhall, Nacton and Rushmere St Andrew. It is conveniently located for access to the A12/A14, as well as being a short drive from Ipswich’s town centre. Purdis Heath, listed by English Nature as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, is close by and offers countryside walks. The area is well served by an abundance of retail stores including Waitrose, John Lewis and Sainsburys. Further national facilities can be found in the centre of Ipswich, including direct railway services to London’s Liverpool Street station, scheduled to take just over an hour. The seaside town of Felixstowe is under nine miles from the property.
Directions Heading south on the A12, at the roundabout with the A14 take the third exit onto the A1156, heading towards Ipswich. After just under a mile, take the turning on the right onto Straight Road. At the end of the road, turn left onto Bucklesham Road. Continue along this road, passing Trinity Park on the left where the shared entrance serving Oak Tree House (Number 178) is the second turning on the left.
Description Constructed during the late 1990s, Oak Tree House is a spacious and light, modern family house that has been extended and improved by the current vendors in recent years.
The accommodation extends to just over 2,300 square feet in all, with a generous entrance hall for receiving guests, a twin-aspect 20’6 by 15’10 sitting room with fireplace containing the multi-fuel stove, a dining room, study/playroom and cloakroom. In addition there is the impressive kitchen and breakfast room, which was extended to create what is essentially an additional reception room, with an informal dining area overlooking the rear garden.
On the first floor is a master bedroom suite with dressing area and recently refurbished shower room, together with a guest bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom, that has also been recently refurbished.
Outside is a generous driveway and double garage, together with mature landscaped gardens to the front, side and rear.
Ground Floor A wooden panelled front door with glazed sidelight opens into the
Entrance Hall 12´ x 11´6 (3.66m x 3.51m) A light and spacious reception area with staircase rising to the first floor. Wood-effect flooring, radiator, telephone point and door to the Cloakroom. Doors off to the
Sitting Room 20´6 x 15´10 (6.25m x 4.83m) An impressive twin-aspect reception room with bay window overlooking the drive and front garden, together with French doors opening onto the patio and gardens at the rear. The focal point of the room is the brick fireplace containing the Chesneys wood burning stove set on a raised tiled hearth. TV point and radiators.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 18’3 x 18′ (5.56m x 5.49m) and 13′ x 8’2 (3.96m x 2.49m) A stunning, multi-functional room that has been improved and extended by the current vendors. The kitchen area is extremely well fitted with an extensive range of cupboard and drawer units with granite-effect work surface over, incorporating a butler sink with mixer tap and carved drainer to the side. Recess for Range Master cooker with light and extractor hood over, and integral Neff dishwasher together with undercounter fridge. Recess for American-style fridge freezer with water connection. Matching island unit with breakfast bar, wood-effect flooring, recessed spotlighting, radiator, door to shelved Pantry Cupboard and wide opening through to the Breakfast Room. This is a recent addition to Oak Tree House, with fully glazed bi-fold doors providing plenty of light and access to the patio and gardens. Wood-effect flooring to match the remainder. Radiator.
A door from the Kitchen opens into the
Utility Room 6´7 x 6´6 (2.01m x 1.98m) With part-glazed door to the rear garden, further range of cupboard units with granite-effect worksurface over incorporating a stainless steel sink with drainer, recess for washing machine and tumble dryer, wall-mounted Worcester gas-fired boiler, radiator, extractor fan, and wood-effect flooring to match the Kitchen.
Dining Room 12´8 x 12´ (3.86m x 3.66m) Accessed from the Entrance Hall via internal French doors that mirror those serving the Sitting Room, and with bay window overlooking the side garden. Radiators.
Study/Playroom 16´6 x 11´10 (5.03m x 3.61m) A useful, multi-functional room with windows on the front and rear elevations providing plenty of light. Telephone point, radiators and access to roof space.
Cloakroom With light from window on the front elevation. WC, pedestal hand wash basin with tiled splashback, and radiator.
Stairs from the Entrance Hall rise to the
Landing With door to the Airing Ccupboard, access to roof space, radiator and doors off to the
Master Bedroom 18´ x 10´9 (5.49m x 3.28m) A large twin-aspect double bedroom with windows overlooking the rear garden. TV and telephone points. Radiators. Opening through to the Dressing Area, with range of fitted wardrobe cupboards, and door to
En-suite Shower Room Recently refurbished and comprising large, fully-tiled shower cubicle containing the Mira mixer shower with separate rainwater head. WC and mounted wash basin with mixer tap and cupboard under. Shaver socket, recessed spotlighting, extractor fan, radiator and tiled floor.
Bedroom Two 12´ x 11´5 (3.66m x 3.45m) Another good-sized double bedroom with large window on the side elevation overlooking the garden and Bucklesham Road. Range of fitted wardrobe cupboards. Radiator, TV and telephone point, and door to
En-suite Shower Room With fully tiled shower cubicle housing the Aqualisa mixer shower, WC and pedestal wash basin. Shaver socket, recessed spotlighting, extractor fan, radiator and tiled floor.
Bedroom Three 15´10 x 9´4 (4.83m x 2.84m) A double bedroom with window overlooking the rear garden and benefitting from range of fitted wardrobe cupboards. TV point and radiator.
Bedroom Four 13´7 x 8´8 (4.14m x 2.64m) A double bedroom with window overlooking the front garden and driveway. Range of fitted wardrobe cupboards. Radiator and TV point.
Bathroom Also recently refurbished and with suite comprising Genesis panelled bath with centre point mixer tap and shower attachment, mounted wash basin with range of cupboard and drawer units, and WC with concealed cistern. Heated towel rail, recessed spotlighting, extractor fan and tiled floor.
Outside Oak Tree House forms part of a small development of just five houses, with Oak Tree House benefitting from one of the larger plots that adjoins Bucklesham Road. The shared block-paved accessway provides entry to the generous driveway located to the front of the double garage, approximately 19′ x 18′ (5.79m x 5.49m). This has a pair of manually operated up-and-over doors, power and lighting connected, and side door to the rear.
From the driveway there is a large Indian stone patio located to the front of the house, and this continues beside the property where a gate provides access to the rear garden. The patio at the front is enclosed within a well-stocked border that contains a variety of mature roses, lavender bushes and shrubs.
The rear gardens are delightful and, facing in a southerly direction, benefit from the sun throughout the day. As part of the improvement works in recent years, a large Indian stone patio has been laid and this can be accessed from the Breakfast Room and Sitting Room. Beyond the patio is the lawn with a well-stocked and mature meandering perimeter border, that contains a variety of specimen trees, shrubs and flowers.
A pergola supporting a maturing rose provides access to the long garden. This part of the garden is enclosed from Bucklesham Road by panelled fencing and maturing laurel hedging and comprises a central area of grass flanked by well-stocked borders that include a number of established oak trees. There is also a potting and composting area, a garden shed and a secured covered walkway, with personnel door to the garage, that leads back to the front drive.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent.
Services All mains services connected. Gas-fired central heating.
Council Tax Band F; £2,424.98 payable per annum 2019/2020.
Local Authority East Suffolk Council; East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1RT; Tel: 01394 383789.
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