This substantial five bedroom house situated within the Suffolk village of Copdock offers a buyer the opportunity and potential to modernise, renovate, extend and develop the property to their own needs while maximising the plot and maintaining the fundamental character of this Grade II listed home. The separate additional vehicular access from Elm Lane is a useful addition to the flexibility of the property.
INTRODUCTION This substantial five bedroom house situated within the Suffolk village of Copdock offers a buyer the opportunity and potential to modernise, renovate, extend and develop the property to their own needs while maximising the plot and maintaining the fundamental character of this Grade II listed home. The separate additional vehicular access from Elm Lane is a useful addition to the flexibility of the property.
DIRECTIONS from the A12 heading North take the Washbrook and Copdock slipway and proceed down to the roundabout, turn first left onto Old London Road, continue on for just under a mile and a half and the property can be found on the left hand side adjacent to Elm Lane. Parking to the front and gated access to parking to the side.
INFORMATION dating originally from the mid 18th century and of red brick construction under a glazed pantile roof. The five bay symmetrical façade gives the property a classic frontage typical to houses of this type and distinctive within the area. Internally a number of original doors and door furniture's are in place which combined with exposed beams give a feel to the character of the property throughout. Central heating is not provided within the property, heating is via log burners in the sitting room, snug/dining room and kitchen, however there is a gas connection to the property available at the front elevation. Hot water is via an immersion heated cylinder fed from cold water storage tanks on the second floor. Electrics are available throughout the property. Broadband Internet is available to the property.
COPDOCK&WASHBROOK The village is itself provides a wide range of good local facilities including a village pub, fuel station, and a small retail park including Gladwells country store. The village also has a Primary school and is within the catchment area for East Bergholt High School. St Peters church Washbrook and Copdock is close by. The county town of Ipswich is nearby with its wide range of employment facilities, social activities and retail. Rail connections to Liverpool street and easy access to the main road links of the A14.
SERVICES mains water electric and drainage are connected to the property. A mains gas connection point is laid on to the front wall of the property. Local Babergh District Council contact on 0030 123 4500 - Council Tax Band- - Energy Performance Rating N/A
PLANNINGPERMISSIONREF:SC/21/02073 the referenced application for a residential property development of up to 170 dwellings is currently under consideration by Babergh District Council. Buyers are encouraged to either request further information from Grier & Partners or to make their own investigations with the afore-mentioned local council.
NOTE As vendor's agents, we are unable to give any guarantee as to the condition of any appliance included (where mentioned) in the property. The photographs are provided to show the internal and external appearance of the building and in no way should a buyer assume that any contents are to be included either inside or out.
POTENTIAL subject to the relevant planning consents and listed building consent, there is a great range of opportunities for extension ad alteration of Belldown to a new owners needs. The rear elevation could readily be modified to include a bathroom for the second floor accessed from the landing along with provision for an en-suite to bedroom one over the existing utility room. Furthermore there is ample space to the rear and side for larger extensions and the existing workshop to the boundary with Elm Lane offers options for either enlargement or conversion to annex use. Naturally the above opportunities are subject to planning, should professional planning advice be sought please contact the office and we can direct you to well renowned local architects.
EXTENSIVEACCOMMODATION over three floors, on the:
SECONDFLOOR landing with dormer window to the front (East) cupboard to the rear and doors to:
BEDROOMFIVE15'00 x 9'08 dormer window to the front (East) with views from this elevated position across open countryside, built in desks to the side make this room an ideal home office.
BEDROOMFOUR15'02 x 9'09 dormer window to the front (East) with open views across countryside and built in desks.
FIRSTFLOOR with three bedrooms and a family bathroom:
BEDROOMONE15'00 x 14'10 two sliding sash windows to the front (East), exposed central beam, a spacious principal bedroom.
BEDROOMTWO14'05 x 11'03 twin sliding sash windows to the front (East), currently configured as a twin room, more than ample space for double bed and wardrobes.
BEDROOMTHREE13'08 x 8'00 window to the rear overlooking the garden (West), space for double bed and wardrobe.
FAMILYBATHROOM8'06 x 7'09 dual aspect windows to the rear (West) and opaque window to the side (North). Spacious bathroom, panel bath to the side with screen and power shower over, wash basin, w/c heated towel rail, recessed ceiling lights and extractor fan, wall mounted panel heater.
LANDING15'01 x 8'01 sash window to the front (East), stairs ascend to the Second Floor, exposed beam work, stairs descend through 90 degrees to the:
HALLWAY14'02 x 8'03 entrance from the front via six panel wooden door into this inviting hallway with doors to ground floor rooms.
SITTINGROOM14'05 x 14'07 dual aspect with sliding sash windows to the front and panel glazed door to the side. Focal point of the room is the brick recess fireplace with inset log burner and mantle over. Further exposed ceiling beams and corner cupboard.
SNUG/DININGROOM14'03 x 13'11 two sliding sash windows to the front, fireplace with marble surround and inset log burning stove, recessed wall display cabinets. A flexible room adjacent the kitchen that could easily be utilised as a dining/play or snug room.
KITCHEN22'06 x 7'10 dual aspect with windows to the rear, side and panel glazed double doors to the rear garden terrace. Tiled floor and a range of modern base units to two sides providing ample storage space, built in double oven. Worktop with composite inset sink/drainer, inset electric hob with extractor over and providing ample preparation space. Log burner to the far corner of the room. Doorway to the:
REARHALL with doors to:
CLOAKS/WET-ROOM5'05 x 4'06 opaque window to the rear, tiled floor and walls to chest height and fully tiled to the shower side, w/c and wash basin. Electric power shower with curtain rail, extractor fan and wall heater.
UTILITYROOM8'09 x 7'09 window and panel glazed door to the rear terrace and garden. Space to the side for washing machine. Built in oak fronted base unit with stainless sink and drainer over, store cupboard to the side and coat hanging space, tiled floor.
OUTSIDE the property benefits greatly from gardens to all sides giving privacy from the Old London Road, Elm Lane and the proposed development on land to the West and North.
TOTHEREAR the garden is predominantly laid to lawn interspersed with mature shrubs and trees, in particular three mature yew trees provide shade from the midday sun. Area of brick paved terrace to the rear of the house provides outside dining space and borders mature flower beds. To the SOUTH SIDE an area of raised garden over a low brick wall is laid to lawn and surrounded by well stocked mature beds, Apple trees overhang and provide shade. To the NORTH SIDE extensive gravelled parking is accessed via gateway from the road. To THE FRONT the property is well screened from the road by a mature hedge with personal brick pathway and gate to the front door, lawn to either side of the pathway and various mature plants and shrubs.
WORKSHOP30'00 x 11'10 windows to the front and side, personal doors to the front and Elm Lane side. Timber frame construction under a felt roof with weatherboard elevations, this highly useful building has power and light connected and is currently used as a woodworking shop but with potential for a great variety of uses. Annex potential is a highlight subject to the relevant planning permissions.
REARDRIVE adjacent the workshop there is an area of driveway with gated access from Elm Lane, a very useful access point for further enhancement of the property.
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