Wickham Market, Suffolk

Guide Price £699,000 Sold STC Detached House 5 Bedrooms
A most attractive five bedroom extended dwelling dating from the 1930s, standing in idyllic grounds of just under an acre, on the edge of the village of Wickham Market.

Hallway with utility area, open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room and study. Ground floor master bedroom with en-suite dressing room and shower room. Bedroom two with en-suite shower room. Three first floor double bedrooms and bathroom. Beautiful garden with mature trees, orchard, vegetable garden and outbuildings. Grounds of approximately 0.9 acres.

Location The property is located on the edge of the parish of Wickham Market. Wickham Market lies about 12 miles north-east of the county town of Ipswich and just off the A12 providing dual carriageway driving to Woodbridge (4 miles), Ipswich, London and the south. There is also a railway station at nearby Campsea Ashe with trains to Ipswich and on to London which take just over the hour. Within Wickham Market, there are a number of shops and offices grouped around Market Square, which also offers convenient parking. In addition is a Co-op supermarket. Local tourist attractions such as Easton Farm Park, Snape Maltings, Framlingham Castle and Sutton Hoo are all within 10 mile radius, as is the coast with popular destinations such as Aldeburgh.

Description The original cottage dates from the 1930s and is of predominantly brick construction under a tiled roof. It offers excellent living accommodation that includes five bedrooms, which can be used as doubles, the master of which has an en-suite shower room and dressing room. The second ground floor bedroom also has an en-suite shower room. In addition on the ground floor is a sitting room opening into the kitchen and dining room. Off this a study. On the first floor are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Ridge Cottage stands within wonderful gardens that include mature trees such as oak, ash and beech. The grounds include a pond, orchard, vegetable garden and a number of outbuildings.

The Accommodation

The Cottage

Ground Floor The main door to the side of property is flanked on both sides by windows and provides access to the

Hallway Engineered timber flooring. Built-in shelved cupboards and radiators. Recessed spotlighting.

Utility Area 13´ x 5´4 (3.96m x 1.63m) Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for tumble dryer and fridge freezer. Glazed doors to the exterior. An opening leads through to the sitting room and doors lead off to ground floor bedrooms.

Bedroom One 12´11 x 12´6 (3.94m x 3.81m) Impressive vaulted master bedroom with north-west facing window and north-east facing French doors with views over the river. Radiator. Wall light points. Hatch to boarded loft space. An opening leads to the dressing room that has recessed spotlighting, a hatch to roof space and radiator. Also to the

En-suite Shower Room Fitted with stylish units including a large shower, WC and hand wash basin with cupboards below. Fitted mirror with lighting and ladder-style chrome towel radiator. South-west facing windows with obscured glazing. Recessed spotlighting. Electric underfloor heating.

Bedroom Two 13´8 x 11´10 (4.17m x 3.61m) A triple aspect double bedroom with north-west, north-east and south-east facing windows with views over the river. Recessed spotlighting. Door to

En-suite Shower Room Comprising tiled shower unit, WC, hand wash basin and ladder-style chrome towel radiator. Recessed spotlighting.

From the hallway a doorway leads to the

Sitting Room 18´9 x 14´ (5.72m x 4.27m) A spacious open plan room with south-east facing bay window enjoying wonderful views over the garden and fields beyond. Engineered timber flooring. Fireplace with wood burning stove. Radiator. Glazed south-east facing front door to the exterior. Recessed spotlighting. Stairs lead to the first floor landing. A door opens to a study. The sitting room opens to the

Kitchen /Dining Area 21´9 x 20´5 (6.63m x 6.22m) A vast area with south-east facing bay window and further south-west and north-west facing windows. The kitchen area is fitted with an impressive range of low level wall units with integrated dishwasher. Timber worksurface with inset double ceramic sinks with mixer tap. Integrated electric oven with four-ring induction hob above and extractor fan. Recessed spotlighting. Radiator. Engineered timber flooring. Kitchen island with timber worksurface with built-in cupboards and drawers. The kitchen opens to the dining area that has a Heritage Aga-style range cooker, engineered oak flooring and recessed spotlighting.

Study 10´5 x 9´8 (3.18m x 2.95m) An ideal study or playroom with north-east facing French doors opening into the garden. Engineered timber flooring. Radiator. Recessed spotlighting.

The stairs in ground floor sitting room lead up to the

First Floor

Landing North-west facing window. Radiator. Eaves storage cupboard. Hatch to roof space. Doors lead off to the three first floor bedrooms and bathroom.

Bedroom Three 13´10 x 11´10 (4.22m x 3.61m) A dual-aspect double bedroom with south-east facing window with fine views over the garden and beyond. Further north-east facing Velux window. Radiator. Built-in wardrobe with hanging rail. Recessed spotlighting.

Bedroom Four 12´ x 12´ (3.66m x 3.66m) A dual-aspect double bedroom with north-west facing window and north-east facing Velux window. Radiator.

Bedroom Five 17´ x 11´ (5.18m x 3.35m) A dual-aspect double bedroom with south-east facing window with lovely views and south-west facing Velux window. Eaves storage cupboards. Built-in wardrobe. Recessed spotlighting. Radiator.

Bathroom Comprising bath with shower above and glazed screen, WC and hand wash basin. Chrome ladder-style towel radiator. Recessed spotlighting.

Outside The property is approached off the lane via a shingle drive which wraps around an attractive floodlit oak tree and continues to the side of house and garage. This measures 19′ x 9’9 and has power and lighting connected. From the driveway there is vehicular and pedestrian access to the main garden. This delightful area is predominantly laid to lawn and contains a pond, orchard and extensive vegetable garden.

In addition there are two greenhouses. Adjacent is a timber-framed outbuilding with power and lighting connected. This is an ideal garden machinery/ log store, measuring approximately 30′ x 15′.

Adjacent to the front of the house is a more formal lawned area with beds and box hedging. To the north-east side are mature trees and a bank leading down to the neighbouring river.

Adjoining the house itself is the Plant Room. This is home to the well water pump, filtration plant, accumulator, pressurising tank and hot water cylinder, as well as the oil fired boiler and water softener. In addition, within the grounds is a surface water holding tank with pump which is used for watering the garden.

In all, the grounds excess to just over 0.9 of an acre.

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent.

Services Mains electricity. Private filtered water supply. Private drainage system. Oil fired central heating system.

Council Tax Band D; £1,826.86 payable per annum 2020/2021.

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

NOTE 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. Interested parties should rely on their own/their surveyors investigations as to the construction type of the property and its condition. 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. Any plans are indicative only and may not be the same as the transfer plan/s.  No guarantee can be given that any planning permissions or listed building contents or building regulations have been applied for or approved.

2. The front right corner of the cottage previously suffered from movement. The vendors have underpinned this area and the property is fully insured.

3. 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 their 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.

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