Monks Eleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk ( For Sale ) Guide Price £1,400,000

Detached House         5 bedroom(s)         4 bathroom(s)        2 reception room(s)

A unique and high specification detached house of impressive architectural heritage situated in a beautiful rural position with open views and generous gardens measuring approximately 2.6 acres (sts). Extensive accommodation is arranged over two storeys and includes two/three reception rooms, five bedrooms and four bathrooms (three en-suite). The grounds have been landscaped to include a large fenced paddock, sweeping lawns, a vegetable garden and plenty of parking as well as various outbuildings as well as a double cartlodge.

Contact David Burr Long Melford on 01787 883144 or email melford@davidburr.co.uk


Features:

  • Substantial contemporary detached country home
  • Fully refurbished by the current owners to an exceptional standard
  • Stunning countryside views
  • Situated within 2.6 acres (sts)
  • 5 bedrooms (3 en-suite)
  • Potential to create self-contained annexe accommodation (sts)
  • Close to a well-served and picturesque village with amenities
  • Detached double cartlodge
  • Variety of outbuildings
  • Potential for equestrian use

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Estimated Monthly Rental Income: £3250.00

Estimated Yield Income: 2.79%


An award winning unique detached country residence which dates back to 1959 originally designed by esteemed architect Sir Philip Dowson, founding partner of world leading 'Arup Associates' and responsible for the revered 'Snape Maltings' complex amongst other notable work. The current owners have completed an extensive programme of renovation with astonishing attention to detail to bring the property up to the most exacting of modern standards whilst remaining true to the vision of the original architect. The property has benefitted from replumbing and rewiring and conforms to high energy efficiency standards.

The property is formed of two principal wings, each offering wonderful versatility and a layout perfectly suited to modern living. The east wing is constructed from a striking A-frame structure situated on a brick plinth with a new tiled roof which extends right down to ground level containing a high specification kitchen/breakfast room and drawing room with 19ft high vaulted ceilings and a wall of glass and bi-folding doors overlooking the property's gardens and ornamental pond. A glass link contains a bespoke handcrafted oak staircase with glass balustrades and offers beautiful views over open countryside as well as 19ft ceiling height and connects the A frame to the west wing which contains further versatile living accommodation and a number of bedrooms and bathrooms. There is also the clear potential to create self-contained annexe accommodation ideal for multi-generational living.

The property is situated in an idyllic, peaceful location nestled amongst gently undulating countryside situated on the south side of the Brett Valley (a special landscape area) with wonderful open views. Within the grounds is a fenced paddock ideal for equestrian use together with a double cartlodge, extensive parking and various useful outbuildings.



Sheltered brick veranda leads up to floor-to-ceiling triple glazed front door opening to:-

ENTRANCE HALL: 21'5" x 11'7" (6.52m x 3.54m) An exceptionally bright and welcoming space with porcelain tiled flooring which continues throughout much of the ground floor with heating below and a bespoke hand-crafted solid oak staircase with glass balustrades and risers. Range of floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows with wonderful far-reaching views over the property's gardens. Recessed spotlighting throughout and opening leading to:-

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 23'0" > 15'7" x 21'7" (7.00m > 4.74m x 6.59m) Finished to the most exacting of standards and arranged into two distinct areas with a large island with pendant lighting above and finished with a high-quality single piece of polished Quartz worksurface with extensive storage below and space for seating. Of particular note are three large double-glazed Velux windows with beautiful views over the property's gardens and onto gently undulating countryside beyond. The kitchen itself is finished to an incredibly high specification with a contemporary range of contrasting base and wall level units with Quartz worksurfaces incorporating a Quartz sink with multi-functional 'Quooker' tap with hot water, filtered water and carbonated water functions. Four-ring ELICA induction hob with downdraft extraction integrated and a polished Quartz splashback. A range of integrated appliances include a floor-to-ceiling NEFF refrigerator, integrated NEFF electric combination oven and NEFF electric hide and slide oven with warming drawer below, integrated NEFF dishwasher and double wine cooler. Range of windows with lovely open views over rolling countryside.

DRAWING ROOM: 23'5" x 23'0" (7.14m x 7.02m) Constituting the A-Frame section of the property and one of the finest rooms within the house. A striking floor-to-ceiling wall of glass with bi-folding doors opens onto a mellow red brick terrace adjacent to a sunken landscaped pond. The room contains a wealth of characterful features including fully restored original wooden flooring, 14'6" ceiling height and a floor-to-ceiling mellow red brick chimney breast with brick hearth and inset wood burning stove with oak bressumer over.

SITTING/DINING ROOM: 25'0" x 21'4" > 14'9" (7.61m x 6.50m > 4.49m) With high quality wood effect Karndean flooring and providing a versatile space currently utilised as a dining/sitting room and study. Two further ranges of bi-folding doors open onto a sheltered veranda with wonderful views over the property's grounds. Ample space for a large dining table and chairs and seating with the further benefit of air conditioning. There is the clear potential for the room to become self-contained and utilised as secondary accommodation with a floor-to-ceiling double-glazed window which could be converted to a private entrance if required.

BEDROOM 3: 15'3" > 9'9" x 13'0" (4.66m > 2.96m x 3.96m) Arranged into two parts and with a continuation of high-quality wood effect Karndean flooring. One area contains a useful area of storage with fitted shelving and plenty of hanging space. The other contains ample space for a large double bed with a beautiful dual aspect far-reaching views over the property's private paddock and bi-folding doors opening onto a covered veranda.

ENSUITE: 8'8" x 5'5" (2.65m x 1.65m) Containing a large corner shower with fully tiled surround and glass sliding doors and a contemporary waterfall style shower with heat sensitive LED lighting and additional showerhead attachment below. WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap above and double height copper effect heated towel rail.

UTILITY/BOOT ROOM: 15'2" x 9'4" (4.62m x 2.84m) Cleverly designed to include a bespoke range of fitted storage with plenty of space for coats and boots. Of particular note is a purpose-built subway tiled dog shower ideal for cleaning muddy boots and pets! Further range of base level units with worksurface incorporating a stainless-steel sink with faucet mixer tap over and drainer to side, space and plumbing for washing machine and also containing the Grant oil boiler and pressurised water tank. Heated towel rail and glass panel door opening onto gardens.

CLOAKROOM: Particularly spacious and finished to a high standard with a contemporary WC, large ceramic sink with mixer tap above and storage below and a heated towel rail.

First Floor

GALLERIED LANDING: Flanked by large ranges of windows on each side with some of the finest views over open countryside the area has to offer. Large electrically operated sky lantern provides plenty of natural light which bathes the entrance hall below.

PRINCIPAL SUITE: 18'6" (to base of eaves) x 16'1" (max) (5.65m x 4.89m) An exceptional size with two bespoke fitted Velux windows with integrated blinds and doors leading to:-

ENSUITE: 7'7" x 7'1" (2.30m x 2.16m) With vaulted ceiling, a beautiful matte black double width walk-in shower with contemporary mosaic tiled surround and matte black waterfall style showerhead and thermostatic controls below. WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and matte black heated towel rail.

DRESSING ROOM: A frosted pocket door opens into a wonderful dressing area with automatic lighting and access to loft storage space. Bespoke range of open fronted fitted wardrobes with inset hanging rail and drawer units.

INNER LANDING: With exposed timbers and a range of six fitted skylights with wonderful far-reaching views and doors opening onto a useful communications cupboard which contains the WI-FI system, consumer unit, category 6 cabling throughout the A-frame and various other controls.

BEDROOM 2: 13'5" x 13'2" (4.09m x 4.01m) A superb double bedroom with ample space for a king size bed and floating bedside table to each side. Four bespoke fitted Velux windows provide stunning far-reaching views over countryside and the property's own gardens. Range of bi-folding doors open onto:

BALCONY: Providing a wonderful elevated area of seating from which to enjoy the views and setting with glass balustrades and lighting.

ENSUITE: 9'6" x 5'10" (2.90m x 1.77m) Frosted glass sliding door opening into a high-quality shower room with a large walk-in contemporary shower with waterfall style showerhead and additional attachment below. WC, wall mounted vanity suite with mixer tap above together with a heated towel rail and electric anti-mist mirror.

BEDROOM 4: 13'3" x 11'7" (4.03m x 3.53m) A lovely double bedroom with a range of three skylights enjoying views over the property's gardens and with feature wall paper providing a wonderful focal point and two contemporary wall mounted bedside lights.

DRESSING ROOM/BEDROOM 5: 13'2" x 11'5" (4.01m x 3.47m) Utilised by the current owners as a dressing room but with clear potential to be used as a further bedroom if required. Range of bespoke floor-to-ceiling mirror fronted wardrobes with inset hanging rail and fitted shelving.

FAMILY BATHROOM: 10'3" x 7'4" (3.13m x 2.24m) Containing a wonderful copper-effect free-standing bath, W.C., wash hand basin and 'Watervue' flatscreen television.

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a sweeping private driveway lined with estate fencing and initially constructed from imprinted concrete which then gives way to a large pebbled area of parking for numerous vehicles. The driveway itself extends to a large turning bay and gives way to a:-

DETACHED DOUBLE CARTLODGE: Constructed from attractive green oak beneath a clay peg tile roof and with a useful log store to the side.



Surrounding the property on all sides is a wonderful wrap around terrace comprised of both mellow red brick, paving and wooden boards. The terrace has been designed in such a way to ensure one can enjoy the best of the sunshine throughout the day.

The gardens are simply outstanding and are comprised of sprawling areas of lawn primarily arranged into three main parts. To the east of the plot is a large area of lawn which contains a wooden pergola with mature climbing plants and vines. There is also a large fenced vegetable patch with raised beds and a useful detached TIMBER STORAGE SHED. Immediately behind the property itself is a further area of intrigue with a variety of specimen trees and a landscaped carp pond bordered by shingle and colourful plants and flowers providing a further sheltered area of seating.

To the west of the plot is a fully enclosed fenced private paddock ideal for equestrian use and accessed through a wooden five-bar gate. Immediately adjacent is a useful:-

OUTBUILDING: Arranged into two bays which makes an ideal garden store for potential to be utilised as stables if converted.



Within the grounds is a wonderful stone sculpture known as 'The family'. While it's origins are somewhat of a mystery the craftsmanship is a fantastic talking point and would form part of the sale.

In all about 2.6 acres (sts).

SERVICES: Main water. Private drainage by klargester. Oil fired heating. Electric underfloor heating to parts of the ground floor and main electricity connected. Solar panels contribute to electricity and hot water. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.


Contact David Burr Long Melford

Property viewing, strictly by prior appointment only

Phone us on 01787 883144 or email melford@davidburr.co.uk


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Full Details

Features:

  • Substantial contemporary detached country home
  • Fully refurbished by the current owners to an exceptional standard
  • Stunning countryside views
  • Situated within 2.6 acres (sts)
  • 5 bedrooms (3 en-suite)
  • Potential to create self-contained annexe accommodation (sts)
  • Close to a well-served and picturesque village with amenities
  • Detached double cartlodge
  • Variety of outbuildings
  • Potential for equestrian use

An award winning unique detached country residence which dates back to 1959 originally designed by esteemed architect Sir Philip Dowson, founding partner of world leading 'Arup Associates' and responsible for the revered 'Snape Maltings' complex amongst other notable work. The current owners have completed an extensive programme of renovation with astonishing attention to detail to bring the property up to the most exacting of modern standards whilst remaining true to the vision of the original architect. The property has benefitted from replumbing and rewiring and conforms to high energy efficiency standards.

The property is formed of two principal wings, each offering wonderful versatility and a layout perfectly suited to modern living. The east wing is constructed from a striking A-frame structure situated on a brick plinth with a new tiled roof which extends right down to ground level containing a high specification kitchen/breakfast room and drawing room with 19ft high vaulted ceilings and a wall of glass and bi-folding doors overlooking the property's gardens and ornamental pond. A glass link contains a bespoke handcrafted oak staircase with glass balustrades and offers beautiful views over open countryside as well as 19ft ceiling height and connects the A frame to the west wing which contains further versatile living accommodation and a number of bedrooms and bathrooms. There is also the clear potential to create self-contained annexe accommodation ideal for multi-generational living.

The property is situated in an idyllic, peaceful location nestled amongst gently undulating countryside situated on the south side of the Brett Valley (a special landscape area) with wonderful open views. Within the grounds is a fenced paddock ideal for equestrian use together with a double cartlodge, extensive parking and various useful outbuildings.



Sheltered brick veranda leads up to floor-to-ceiling triple glazed front door opening to:-

ENTRANCE HALL: 21'5" x 11'7" (6.52m x 3.54m) An exceptionally bright and welcoming space with porcelain tiled flooring which continues throughout much of the ground floor with heating below and a bespoke hand-crafted solid oak staircase with glass balustrades and risers. Range of floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows with wonderful far-reaching views over the property's gardens. Recessed spotlighting throughout and opening leading to:-

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 23'0" > 15'7" x 21'7" (7.00m > 4.74m x 6.59m) Finished to the most exacting of standards and arranged into two distinct areas with a large island with pendant lighting above and finished with a high-quality single piece of polished Quartz worksurface with extensive storage below and space for seating. Of particular note are three large double-glazed Velux windows with beautiful views over the property's gardens and onto gently undulating countryside beyond. The kitchen itself is finished to an incredibly high specification with a contemporary range of contrasting base and wall level units with Quartz worksurfaces incorporating a Quartz sink with multi-functional 'Quooker' tap with hot water, filtered water and carbonated water functions. Four-ring ELICA induction hob with downdraft extraction integrated and a polished Quartz splashback. A range of integrated appliances include a floor-to-ceiling NEFF refrigerator, integrated NEFF electric combination oven and NEFF electric hide and slide oven with warming drawer below, integrated NEFF dishwasher and double wine cooler. Range of windows with lovely open views over rolling countryside.

DRAWING ROOM: 23'5" x 23'0" (7.14m x 7.02m) Constituting the A-Frame section of the property and one of the finest rooms within the house. A striking floor-to-ceiling wall of glass with bi-folding doors opens onto a mellow red brick terrace adjacent to a sunken landscaped pond. The room contains a wealth of characterful features including fully restored original wooden flooring, 14'6" ceiling height and a floor-to-ceiling mellow red brick chimney breast with brick hearth and inset wood burning stove with oak bressumer over.

SITTING/DINING ROOM: 25'0" x 21'4" > 14'9" (7.61m x 6.50m > 4.49m) With high quality wood effect Karndean flooring and providing a versatile space currently utilised as a dining/sitting room and study. Two further ranges of bi-folding doors open onto a sheltered veranda with wonderful views over the property's grounds. Ample space for a large dining table and chairs and seating with the further benefit of air conditioning. There is the clear potential for the room to become self-contained and utilised as secondary accommodation with a floor-to-ceiling double-glazed window which could be converted to a private entrance if required.

BEDROOM 3: 15'3" > 9'9" x 13'0" (4.66m > 2.96m x 3.96m) Arranged into two parts and with a continuation of high-quality wood effect Karndean flooring. One area contains a useful area of storage with fitted shelving and plenty of hanging space. The other contains ample space for a large double bed with a beautiful dual aspect far-reaching views over the property's private paddock and bi-folding doors opening onto a covered veranda.

ENSUITE: 8'8" x 5'5" (2.65m x 1.65m) Containing a large corner shower with fully tiled surround and glass sliding doors and a contemporary waterfall style shower with heat sensitive LED lighting and additional showerhead attachment below. WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap above and double height copper effect heated towel rail.

UTILITY/BOOT ROOM: 15'2" x 9'4" (4.62m x 2.84m) Cleverly designed to include a bespoke range of fitted storage with plenty of space for coats and boots. Of particular note is a purpose-built subway tiled dog shower ideal for cleaning muddy boots and pets! Further range of base level units with worksurface incorporating a stainless-steel sink with faucet mixer tap over and drainer to side, space and plumbing for washing machine and also containing the Grant oil boiler and pressurised water tank. Heated towel rail and glass panel door opening onto gardens.

CLOAKROOM: Particularly spacious and finished to a high standard with a contemporary WC, large ceramic sink with mixer tap above and storage below and a heated towel rail.

First Floor

GALLERIED LANDING: Flanked by large ranges of windows on each side with some of the finest views over open countryside the area has to offer. Large electrically operated sky lantern provides plenty of natural light which bathes the entrance hall below.

PRINCIPAL SUITE: 18'6" (to base of eaves) x 16'1" (max) (5.65m x 4.89m) An exceptional size with two bespoke fitted Velux windows with integrated blinds and doors leading to:-

ENSUITE: 7'7" x 7'1" (2.30m x 2.16m) With vaulted ceiling, a beautiful matte black double width walk-in shower with contemporary mosaic tiled surround and matte black waterfall style showerhead and thermostatic controls below. WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and matte black heated towel rail.

DRESSING ROOM: A frosted pocket door opens into a wonderful dressing area with automatic lighting and access to loft storage space. Bespoke range of open fronted fitted wardrobes with inset hanging rail and drawer units.

INNER LANDING: With exposed timbers and a range of six fitted skylights with wonderful far-reaching views and doors opening onto a useful communications cupboard which contains the WI-FI system, consumer unit, category 6 cabling throughout the A-frame and various other controls.

BEDROOM 2: 13'5" x 13'2" (4.09m x 4.01m) A superb double bedroom with ample space for a king size bed and floating bedside table to each side. Four bespoke fitted Velux windows provide stunning far-reaching views over countryside and the property's own gardens. Range of bi-folding doors open onto:

BALCONY: Providing a wonderful elevated area of seating from which to enjoy the views and setting with glass balustrades and lighting.

ENSUITE: 9'6" x 5'10" (2.90m x 1.77m) Frosted glass sliding door opening into a high-quality shower room with a large walk-in contemporary shower with waterfall style showerhead and additional attachment below. WC, wall mounted vanity suite with mixer tap above together with a heated towel rail and electric anti-mist mirror.

BEDROOM 4: 13'3" x 11'7" (4.03m x 3.53m) A lovely double bedroom with a range of three skylights enjoying views over the property's gardens and with feature wall paper providing a wonderful focal point and two contemporary wall mounted bedside lights.

DRESSING ROOM/BEDROOM 5: 13'2" x 11'5" (4.01m x 3.47m) Utilised by the current owners as a dressing room but with clear potential to be used as a further bedroom if required. Range of bespoke floor-to-ceiling mirror fronted wardrobes with inset hanging rail and fitted shelving.

FAMILY BATHROOM: 10'3" x 7'4" (3.13m x 2.24m) Containing a wonderful copper-effect free-standing bath, W.C., wash hand basin and 'Watervue' flatscreen television.

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a sweeping private driveway lined with estate fencing and initially constructed from imprinted concrete which then gives way to a large pebbled area of parking for numerous vehicles. The driveway itself extends to a large turning bay and gives way to a:-

DETACHED DOUBLE CARTLODGE: Constructed from attractive green oak beneath a clay peg tile roof and with a useful log store to the side.



Surrounding the property on all sides is a wonderful wrap around terrace comprised of both mellow red brick, paving and wooden boards. The terrace has been designed in such a way to ensure one can enjoy the best of the sunshine throughout the day.

The gardens are simply outstanding and are comprised of sprawling areas of lawn primarily arranged into three main parts. To the east of the plot is a large area of lawn which contains a wooden pergola with mature climbing plants and vines. There is also a large fenced vegetable patch with raised beds and a useful detached TIMBER STORAGE SHED. Immediately behind the property itself is a further area of intrigue with a variety of specimen trees and a landscaped carp pond bordered by shingle and colourful plants and flowers providing a further sheltered area of seating.

To the west of the plot is a fully enclosed fenced private paddock ideal for equestrian use and accessed through a wooden five-bar gate. Immediately adjacent is a useful:-

OUTBUILDING: Arranged into two bays which makes an ideal garden store for potential to be utilised as stables if converted.



Within the grounds is a wonderful stone sculpture known as 'The family'. While it's origins are somewhat of a mystery the craftsmanship is a fantastic talking point and would form part of the sale.

In all about 2.6 acres (sts).

SERVICES: Main water. Private drainage by klargester. Oil fired heating. Electric underfloor heating to parts of the ground floor and main electricity connected. Solar panels contribute to electricity and hot water. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.

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