Guide Price £595,000
Paper Mill Lane, Bramford, Ipswich
The principal part of an elegant Grade II listed Georgian country house. Offering adaptable accommodation arranged over four floors. Set in parkland gardens of around one acre (STS), with a vast range of useful outbuildings including a Dutch barn and a detached single storey property which has an adjoining studio.
ABOUT THE PROPERTY Grove House is the principle part of a fine Georgian country house, built circa 1825 by Robert William Mumford. In 1867 it became the home of Sir Edward and Lady Ellen Packard. Whilst in residence at Grove House Edward was the Mayor of Ipswich and expanded the Fisons fertilizer business.
The property is built of mellow red brickwork with original sash windows under a slate roof. An imposing entrance porch leads into the elegant accommodation which is now in need of some upgrading. Other features include a fine staircase, feature fireplaces and display alcoves. There are spacious halls and landings, three reception rooms, substantial kitchen (with Aga) and five/six bedrooms. There is also a small conservatory and a three room cellar with five vaulted bays and a separate side access. The property is set in majestic parkland grounds of about one acre (sts) including an extensive range of outbuildings for potential commercial or residential use (subject to planning).
The property benefits from many original features including an elliptical glazed fan light to the entrance door, fitted mahogany butler cupboard, high ceilings, sash windows, cornicing, picture rails, and walk in cupboards. There is an elegant easy rising stair-case that spans over the three floors, two galleried landings, carved and turned balustrading and moulded and polished handrails.
The property is approached by a gravel driveway with a single garage, turning area and inner wrought iron feature gates. The gardens are secluded and contain wooded areas, clipped hedges, expanses of lawn and a variety of specimen trees. The artist studios, Dutch barn and workshop are situated towards the far boundary and offer an enormous opportunity in the current condition or a potential opportunity for further scope and improvement (subject to planning). A pathway leads through the gardens and grounds to the main residence with its parking area and garage.
"A truly magnificent period property, offering over 5000 square feet of versatile accommodation and very significant potential for further development"
ABOUT THE AREA The village of Bramford lies to the immediate west of Ipswich and benefits from a primary school and a lively village street with supermarket, shops and public house. The thriving county town of Ipswich is set on the river Orwell and has undergone an extensive gentrification programme in recent years, mainly around the water-front, and has become popular with rail commuters to London (journey time 65 minutes). There are a wide range of shopping, commercial and leisure facilities including a full range of sports clubs and society's, restaurants and high street shops.
PROPERTY SUMMARY Main Residence (ground floor) – central heating.
Entrance Porch (W), Reception Hall/ Sitting Room( W 17 ft x 16ft)
Lounge/ Drawing Room (S &W 21 ft 9 x 12ft) Dining Room (E 16ft 5 x 17 ft 7)
AGA cooker/ Central Heating, Country Kitchen/ Breakfast Room (15 ft 11 x 14 ft 6)
Utility Room, Downstairs Cloakroom
Conservatory, Feature Fireplaces
Basement/ Cellar Complex – separate entrance/ central heating.
Office Room. Separate glazed Snug (15ft 7 x 6ft 10)
Wine Store/Cellar/Arched Storage bays. Small Porch/Hallway. (S)
Main residence: First Floor – central heating
Master Bedroom (E 16ft x 13ft 9), Ensuite Bathroom
Double Bedroom (W 13ft 10 x 12ft), Large Single Bedroom (W 15ft 6 x 6ft 7)
Walk-in Cupboards, Family Bathroom.
Main Residence: Second Floor
Double Bedroom (W 16ft 3 x 13ft), Double Bedroom (E 15ft 11 x 12ft 9)
Galleried landing/ Double Bedroom ( W& E 15ft 7 x 13ft)
Gardens and Grounds
Gardens of circa 1 acre (lawn, woods, trees) Walled courtyard garden with barbecue
Extensive block paved area. Gravel driveway, turning area and parking.
Single garage – pitched roof. Tree House and 3 Garden Sheds.
Dutch Barn (30ft x 15ft), Workshop (15ft x 9ft)
Bungalow Artist Studio Complex
Studio 1 (S 11ft 5 x 11ft 5), Studio 2 (S & E 30ft x 11ft 5)
Lobby, Cloakrooms/ Toilet
Kitchen, Studio 3 (N 20 ft x 11ft 5)
- Imposing Georgian Country House
- Wealth Of Original Features
- Offering An Ideal Opportunity With Scope To Improve
- Aga Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Parkland Gardens Approaching One Acre (STS)
- Bungalow Complex And Dutch Barn
- Three Reception Rooms & Garden Room
- Five/Six Bedrooms
- En-suite to Master Bedroom, Family Bathroom & Cloakroom
- Convenient Access To Village Amenities