Guide Price £775,000
Holly Lodge is a well laid out three/four bedroom detached family home offering modern open plan living with contemporary styling. The property is complemented by a range of useful outbuildings to include equestrian facilities and is set within grounds extending to approx. 5.5 acres (sts) in total to include formal gardens and an allotment. EPC C.
ABOUT THE PROPERTY
Arranged over two floors the accommodation comprises: Canopy style porch, open plan sitting room offering a dual aspect with inset multi-fuel stove and bi-fold doors opening to the rear, an open plan dining area with bi-fold doors opening to the side patio and an open plan modern fitted kitchen with integral appliances. There is an enclosed study equipped with CCTV, ground floor double bedroom/playroom/snug, a utility room accessed via a set of bi-fold doors opening from the dining area and cloakroom on the ground floor. An oak staircase with glass balustrades rises from the open plan living area to the first floor landing providing access to the stunning dual aspect master bedroom, two further bedrooms and the bathroom. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling with gable window incorporating a Juliet balcony, built in storage and an en-suite shower room. The second double bedroom offers a dual aspect, benefits from built in storage and has a vaulted ceiling with feature gable window. The single third bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and the family bathroom incorporates a sauna. There is potential for a fourth double bedroom on the ground floor. Outside, there is a double garage with remote control garage doors and workshop to the rear with potential for an office above benefitting from a shower room (subject to the necessary consents). A further outbuilding that is currently presented as a well-equipped gym may offer potential as a home office (subject to the necessary consents). There is a stable block comprising three stables with an adjacent tack room and a separate hay/feed barn to the side of the enclosed stable yard. The grounds offer in the region of 5 acres (sts) of pasture that is divided into 5 paddocks with post and rail fencing. The property benefits from far reaching views over the paddocks and surrounding countryside.
Viewing is essential to appreciate the modern open plan living space, the equestrian facilities and the range of flexible outbuildings.
ABOUT THE AREA
Bawdsey village stands near the mouth of the river Deben approximately 9 miles south east of the market town of Woodbridge. It is a quiet and picturesque village, away from the hustle and bustle of modern day living. Visitors are attracted to the area due to its proximity to the sea and the wonderful views across the Deben estuary towards Felixstowe Ferry. The village of Bawdsey comprises of approximately 500 homes and boasts Bawdsey CEVC Primary School, St Mary's Church, the village hall & recreation ground as well as The Boathouse Café, located at Bawdsey Quay. The neighbouring village of Alderton (approx. 1 mile away) is well served by the village shop, public house (The Alderton Swan) & doctors surgery.
Another popular place nearby to eat/drink is The Ramsholt Arms (approx. 4 miles away) which is situated right on the estuary to the river Deben and offers local seafood with seating outside by the river. The surrounding countryside is widely known for its network of cycle paths and walkways amongst the forest and heathland at the Bawdsey peninsula. A small boat carries foot passengers across from Bawdsey Quay to Felixstowe Ferry and is a real family favourite, especially for the purchase of freshly caught fish from the timber sheds. The famous Bawdsey Manor Estate (built circa 1886 by Sir Cuthbert Quilter) is an imposing building built in what is described as gothic, Flemish, Tudor and oriental style.
There are a vast number of nearby local attractions, including Orfordness National Trust nature reserve, Snape Maltings & the Sutton Hoo burial/treasure site.
The market town of Woodbridge is widely known for its beautiful historic buildings and wide range of amenities with a large selection of shops, pubs & restaurants plus two theatres, a leisure centre and a train station (journey time to London Liverpool Street approx. 1 hour 40 minutes with a connection via Ipswich).
From the A12 at Woodbridge, take the exit signed Orford/Sutton Hoo onto the A1152/Woods Lane. Drive down the hill & at the traffic lights at the bottom of the hill; continue straight ahead signed A1152 Bawdsey, Orford, and Snape. Continue over the railway line and across Wilford Bridge passing the Wilford Bridge public house. At the roundabout, turn right (2nd exit) onto the B1083 signed Bawdsey/Hollesley. After a few hundred yards, note the entrance to Sutton Hoo on your right. Stay on the B1083 and after approximately 2 miles you will drive through Sutton village. Approximately 1 mile after Sutton village, approaching Shottisham, you will come to a T-junction. Turn right here & continue (still on the B1084) through Alderton village. Approximately 4 miles from the
T-junction in Shottisham, you will see the village sign 'Bawdsey' Shortly after this, turn right into the recessed driveway to The Manor House Estate. At the end of the driveway, Holly Lodge will be the first property on the left hand side.
OPEN FRONTED PORCH
ENTRANCE HALL – 9' x 5'6 opening to the open plan living area.
SITTING AREA – 19'7 x 14'11 opening to the open plan living area and benefitting from bi-fold doors opening to the rear garden. Inset multi fuel stove within the chimney breast.
KITCHEN/DINING AREA – 20'6 x 18'7 measured between the side of the staircase and the dining room wall opening to the open plan living area. The approximate size of the dining area and kitchen area are apportioned beneath:
DINING AREA – 18'7 x 9'3
Benefitting from bi-fold doors opening to the side garden.
KITCHEN AREA – 13'9 x 11'3
A modern fitted kitchen with a range of Neff appliances to include two electric ovens, a combination oven, ceramic hob with cooker hood above, Bosch integral dishwasher, built in fridge/freezer, pull out larder unit and water softener. An internal bi-fold door (with three doors) opens to the adjacent utility room.
UTILITY ROOM – 16'5 x 5'8
Offering space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer and access to the back door.
STUDY – 9'5 (max) x 8'3 (max)
An enclosed room overlooking the drive.
BEDROOM FOUR/PLAYROOM/SNUG – 11'7 x 11'7
WC – 5'8 x 5'6
An oak staircase with glass balustrades rises to the first floor landing providing access to:
LANDING – 12'11 x 3'3 opening to 11'10 (max) within the stairwell.
Agents Note: please be advised that there is reduced headroom to the first floor rooms due to the vaulted ceilings. The first floor rooms are built within the pitched roof. The measurements have been taken at floor level and there is restricted headroom towards the front and rear of the first floor rooms.
MAIN BEDROOM – 17' (max) x 16'9 (max)
An imposing dual aspect, 'L' shaped room providing a sleeping area and built in cupboard and drawer storage within the dressing area. This stunning room offers an elevated view through the glazed gable over the stable block and across the paddocks. There are a pair of glazed doors opening to a Juliette balcony. There are distant views over the fields to the front of the property towards the tree lined horizon. The parish church can be seen beyond the paddocks at the side of the property.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM – (approximately) 4'8 x 4'8 plus the recessed shower cubicle and recess beneath the eaves. Please note that there is restricted headroom towards the rear wall due to the vaulted ceiling.
BEDROOM TWO – 16'9 (max) reducing to 10'1 x 11'4 (max)
Built in airing cupboard, built in cupboard and drawer storage.
A dual aspect room with gable and dormer windows offering wonderful distant views to the front of the property.
BEDROOM THREE – 12'11 (max) x 7'6 (max) within the dormer window reducing to 6'6.
Reduced headroom to the front wall due to the vaulted ceiling. Stunning views across the fields to the front of the property.
FAMILY BATHROOM – 9'6 (max) x 6'2 (max) reducing to 4'7 and benefitting from a Velux roof light.
Panel bath with shower above and wash hand basin with vanity storage beneath.
SAUNA – 6'3 (max) x 3'2 (max) with reduced headroom to the side wall.
Please note that the sauna is accessed via the family bathroom.
There are a range of useful outbuildings comprising:
GYM – 21'9 (max) x 13' (max) A triple aspect outbuilding with vaulted celing, stable door, engineered oak flooring , power and light.
DOUBLE GARAGE – 21'10 x 15'8
Two remote control 'up and over' garage doors, power and light.
WORKSHOP (to the rear of the garage) – 20' x 6'11 with two windows to the rear, power and light (there is plumbing for a WC to be fitted in the corner of the workshop, subject to the necessary consents).
ROOM ABOVE GARAGE – approximately 21' (max) x 11' (max)
A useful room with vaulted ceiling, gable window, power and light plus plumbing for a shower room subject to the necessary consents. Footprint of potential shower room approx. 9'4 x 5'1 with restricted headroom due to the vaulted ceiling.
STABLE BLOCK – the stable block comprises 3 stables and a tack room benefitting from power, light and water.
HAY/FEED BARN – benefitting from power and light.
FIELD SHELTER – located within the paddocks.
PASTURE – we are advised that the paddocks extend to approximately 5 acres (sts). The paddocks are enclosed by post and rail fencing at the perimeter, benefitting from 2 water taps within the summer and winter paddocks. The paddocks offer summer and winter facilities that have been sub divided into 5 1 acre paddocks with post and electric fencing.
The garden offers a formal lawn with patio to the side of the property and an area laid to shingle providing off road parking to the front of the house and double garage. There is an allotment to the rear of the hay/feed barn and an area laid to shingle to the side of the gym at the rear of the property.
We are advised by the vendors that mains electricity and water are connected. The property benefits from private drainage via a septic tank. There is an oil tank which serves the oil fired central heating comprising under floor heating to the ground floor and radiators to the first floor.
Suffolk Coastal District Council – Band C
- MODERN DETACHED FAMILY HOME
- THREE/FOUR BEDROOMS
- MASTER WITH EN-SUITE AND JULIETTE BALCONY
- OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING AREA
- FAMILY BATHROOM WITH SAUNA
- DOUBLE GARAGE WITH ROOM ABOVE
- RANGE OF USEFUL OUTBUILDINGS
- GROUNDS OF APPROX 5.5 ACRES (STS)
- EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
- IDYLLIC RURAL LOCATION