About The Property The White House sits within the unspoilt Suffolk village of Chelsworth a conservation area – a much sought after beauty spot being one of few 'untouched' villages in Suffolk. The property is constructed of white colour washed elevations (9' solid brick) under a slate roof. It benefits from many oak beams, sumptuous kitchen and bathroom fitments, three original Suffolk brick open fireplaces with oak bressumers.
Our client has lived in and refurbished The White House to a very high standard over the past 20 years. Further benefits include beautiful views from most upstairs rooms overlooking the local church and open fields. Local amenities are within 1 mile either side of the village and the village has a popular pub the Peacock.
About The Area
The village is famous for its annual open gardens which has taken place for the last 51 years on the last Sunday in June. The event is held to raise funds for the local church and is extremely successful with a very engaging village community (www.chelsworth.org.uk). Post offices are to be found in both Monks Eleigh and Bildeston which also has a superb medical centre and nearby Semer (1/2 mile) has an award winning farm shop. The historic wool town of Lavenham offers a wealth of heritage, the Swan hotel and many good pubs and restaurants. Bury St. Edmunds considered the jewel of Suffolk is about 18 miles away. Trains to London (Liverpool Street) can be taken from either Ipswich,Manningtree or Colchester.
THE ACCOMODATION AT THE WHITE HOUSE
(WITH APPROXIMATE ROOM SIZES)
Entrance Lobby •
Kitchen/Diner- 24'2' x 13'5 Bespoke Ash kitchen units with stone flooring and walk in larder
Main Sitting Room with large fireplace - 15'1 x 18'6
Second Sitting Room with study area and wood burner - 15'1 x 11'2
Utility Room - 9’6’ x 8’
For an old listed building the ground floor is quite contemporary in that it is very much open plan with open staircase.
FIRST FLOOR Main bedroom with en-suite and a further three double bedrooms
Master Bedroom – 15’1 x 14’10
En-suite Double Shower Room
Bedroom- 9’1 x 12’6’
Bedroom -10’4’ x 11’10’
Bedroom – 10’8’ x 8’11’
OUTSIDE The garden of approximately 3/4 of an acre is mainly enclosed by 5' Suffolk brick walls. There is a detached studio/garage building which offers potential for further development into an office, studio etc, and subject to planning consent.
Directions From Ipswich (Great Colman Street)/B1076 head towards Old Foundary Road, turn left onto St Margarets Street/A1156 for approx. 0.5 miles. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Civic Drive/A1071 for approx. 0/6 miles, continue onto London Road/A1214 (1.4 miles), turn right onto the A1071 and stay on this road for approx. 3.3 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Ipswich Road/A1071 then turn right onto Stone Street/A1141, turn left onto Bildeston Road/B1115 through the village, past 'The Peacock Inn' public house and The White House will be found on the right hand side.
Schooling State Schools: There are numerous primary schools within a 5 miles radius of the property to include: Bildeston Primary School, Whatfield Church of England School, Kersey Church of England School. Hadleigh High School, Ormiston Sudbury Academy (secondary), Stowmarket High School. Thomas Gainsborough High School. Farlingaye High School, Northgate High School
Independent Schools: Old Buckenham Hall School, Finborough School. Ipswich Boys School, Ipswich Girls School, Orwell Park School, Royal Hospital School, Woodbridge School.
Council Tax Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Council – Band G
Viewing Arrangements Strictly by prior arrangement with Mark Halls MRICS, Fine & Country Ipswich & Woodbridge 01394 446007.
Out of normal office hours please telephone Mark Halls on 07770 814748