A well presented, extended detached family home with potential for mixed uses, formally the village post office! Annexe, office, home-based business, five bedrooms, three reception rooms, two bathrooms
Situated in the sought after village of Holbrook, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a stone’s throw from the River Stour, this family home has everything you could want.
The Local Area
A Paradise for City escapees……Only over the last decade or so, many City dwellers have discovered the wonders of the Suffolk coast. buying homes in towns and villages like Aldeburgh, Southwold, Orford and Woodbridge. Yet further south and much less well known just over the Essex border from Constable country is the Shotley Peninsula, a well-kept South Suffolk secret. This hidden gem has so much to offer, a ten-mile long finger of land in an area of outstanding natural beauty, east of all the main roads, sandwiched between the Stour and Orwell Rivers. Probably because there are only two roads onto the peninsula, the area has been largely ignored as people have rushed north, seeking a holiday destination or a better lifestyle! Family life on unspoilt Shotley Peninsula harks back to gentler times when kids could enjoy healthier lives, walking or cycling to school and playing outdoors, but Shh or everyone will want to live here, and homes that come up for sale are rarely on the market for very long, and he is a gem recently refurbished and ready for a new family.
Holbrook itself is a pretty village with everything you need close by, an excellent butcher provides some delicious cuts from local farms, The CO-OP regularly sources local produce, A Grade II Listed church, doctors surgery, two local pubs, with another close by, and well-used village hall. The well known Suffolk Food Halls with fresh artisan bakery, deli, butcher fishmonger, restaurant. Cafe, and children’s adventure play areas, is about a 5-minute drive.
Holbrook Primary school feeds into Holbrook Academy and excellent independent schools, Royal Hospital School, and Ipswich High School.
Proximity & Access to London
A regular train service provides access to London Liverpool Street around 1 hour from either Ipswich Station (15 mins by car) or Manningtree Station (ten mins by car) Train Stations. In addition, Holbrook provides good access to the A12 & A14 providing links to London, Cambridge and beyond.
Sailing Around The peninsular!
For those who love outdoor pursuits like walking and cycling, the peninsula is almost unmatched within such proximity to London, with miles of safe paths and cycleways to explore. Also a paradise for water sport lovers, with facilities like canoeing, sailing, windsurfing on Alton Water reservoir https://anglianwaterparks.co.uk/alton-water
with dinghy sailing club and racing also at Royal Harwich Yacht Club https://www.royalharwichyachtclub.co.uk/
For owners of larger yachts, there are four marinas on the Orwell https://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/mar…/mdl-woolverstone-marina/
providing lovely river sailing out to the Essex and Suffolk coasts.
This stunning area of Suffolk is a special place offering a rural lifestyle with benefits and only just over an hour by train from the City from Manningtree Station. For people seeking to leave the City and become full or part-time homeworkers, the peninsula villages like Holbrook, Stutton, Tattingstone and Wolverstone are fabulous locations for family living
About the property.
Bought by the current owner in 2004, this property provided a fantastic home and location for his family to grow up!
Two properties in one! Very well presented and expertly modernized.
The front having been pulled down recently and wholly rebuilt from the foundations up.
Accessed via the drive, which provides parking for several cars, the front door opens into a good-sized Entrance Hall with stairs to the first floor and doors to WC/Cloak and Utility Room. A recently fitted light and airy kitchen with all new integrated appliances open through an arch leading to a good-sized Dining Room. Finally, the house opens into the Lounge, with French doors to the rear and a working fireplace. To the front of the property is another large, light, and spacious reception room (25’4 x 10’6), which could be used for multiple purposes, including a quiet private home office of a large family room
On the first floor is the family bathroom, five bedrooms, four of which double the other, a good-sized single. The main bedroom has an ensuite shower room and built-in wardrobes.
Outside: the large, sunny rear garden provides an ideal space to relax and unwind.
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