EAST HOUSE, FAIRFIELD ROAD, SAXMUNDHAM, SUFFOLK
| 3 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS | 2 RECEPTIONS | £515,000
The former primary school is located in what is regarded as the best residential location within Saxmundham, and surrounded by, principally, a mixture of Victorian and Edwardian townhouses. The plans provide for the original Victorian buildings to be converted to provide four new dwellings.
EAST HOUSE is the first of the stunning conversions to be released and offers approximately 2,120 square feet (197sqm) of accommodation arranged over two floors that includes the most wonderful spacious and light, open plan, multi–purpose kitchen, dining room and sitting room with French doors that open on to a private Indian sandstone courtyard area. In addition, there is also a separate snug (a more informal sitting room) with circular staircase rising to a mezzanine balcony, and a guest double bedroom with en-suite wet room on the ground floor.
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On the first floor there is a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, a separate double bedroom and well-appointed bathroom. The conversion has been undertaken to exacting standards; much of the Victorian charm has been retained but married seamlessly with modern living standards and contemporary finishes within the kitchen, bathroom and en-suite facilities.
The high standards continue externally where there is a generous driveway and detached single garage, together with landscaped gardens that include an Indian sandstone enclosed courtyard, matching pathways, wrought iron gates and railings, as well as a turfed and landscaped garden at the rear.
LOCATION Saxmundham is a popular and well-regarded market town that benefits from a good selection of local shops, supermarkets, including Waitrose and a Tesco, public houses and restaurants. There is also a railway station with trains from Lowestoft to Ipswich and a daily train direct from Saxmundham through to London’s Liverpool Street Station.
The Heritage Coast, with the popular resorts of Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, is within about 5 miles. The Historic Market town of Framlingham lies about 7 miles to the west where there are excellent schools in both the state and private sector and further shopping facilities. The County Town of Ipswich, with direct rail links to Norwich to the north and London to the south, is approximately 21 miles to the south-west.
GROUND FLOOR A part-glazed wooden front door opens into the entrance hall.
ENTRANCE HALL With wood-effect porcelain tiles throughout, data connection points and recessed spotlighting. Stairs rise to the First Floor and doors lead off to a spacious kitchen/ dining/ sitting room.
KITCHEN/DINING/SITTING ROOM A stunning multi-functional room with impressive double-height window on the southern elevation providing a wonderful amount of natural light, together with a pair of part-glazed French doors providing access to the courtyard. Data connection points and wood-effect tiling to match the Entrance Hall. The Kitchen area is extremely well fitted with an extensive range of cupboard and drawer units with granite work surfaces over incorporating a stainless steel sink with Franke mixer tap and carved drainer to the side. Five-ring Bosch gas hob with matching light and extractor hood over, together with a pair of Bosch ‘side by side ovens under. Integral Bosch dishwasher and fridge freezer. Pull-out larder cupboard, spotlighting and a door that leads through to the utility room.
UTILITY ROOM With part-glazed door to the gardens and range of matching fitted cupboard units with granite effect work surface over incorporating a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer to the side. Fitted Bosch washing machine and recess for tumble dryer. Wall-hung Worcester boiler and large built-in Airing Cupboard containing the hot water tank and underfloor heating manifold. Track spotlighting, extractor fan, tiled flooring and access to the roof space. Returning to the Entrance Hall, doors provide access to the snug.
SNUG A more informal reception room with almost full-height feature window providing plenty of light and views towards Fairfield Road and across the surrounding roofscape. Circular staircase rising to the first floor, TV and telephone point, and tiled flooring to match the entrance hall.
The SPIRAL STAIRCASE rises to the FIRST FLOOR MEZZANINE BALCONY A room that could be utilised as a study and which benefits from plenty of light with the wonderful original arches school window which provides views of the surrounding roofscape. Radiator and telephone point.
BEDROOM 3 Returning to the Entrance Hall, further doors provide access to a charming double bedroom with feature window on the gable elevation providing views towards Fairfield Road and beyond. Built-in wardrobe cupboard, high level storage cupboard, TV and telephone points, and door to an en-suite.
EN-SUITE WET ROOM Extremely well fitted with walk-in, fully tiled shower cubicle with floor drain and mixer shower. WC and pedestal wash basin with mixer tap. Heated towel radiator and extractor fan.
CLOAKROOM Comprising WC, mounted wash basin with tiled splashback and mirror over, heated towel rail, floor tiling to match the Entrance Hall and understairs storage cupboard housing part of the underfloor heating manifold. Stairs from the Entrance Hall rise to the first floor.
LANDING With door to built-in Airing Cupboard and further doors off to the first double bedroom.
BEDROOM 1 A triple-aspect double bedroom with feature window gaining light from the original school window on the gable elevation. Pair of built-in wardrobe cupboards with hanging rails and fitted shelving. Velux window lights, radiators, TV and telephone points, and door to the en-suite shower room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM With WC and fully tiled shower cubicle containing a mixer shower. Mounted wash basin with drawers under, tiled splashback and mirror with light over. Velux window light, heated towel rail, shelved recess, extractor fan and shaver socket.
BEDROOM 2 Another generous double bedroom with feature window on the rear gable elevation overlooking the driveway and Fairfield Road. Almost full-height original sash windows overlooking the courtyard. Radiators, TV and telephones points and wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail and fitted shelving. Access to Roof Space (approximately 29’8 x 8’6 maximum; boarded and insulated with power connected).
BATHROOM Also extremely well fitted with panelled bath in fully tiled surround with mixer tap and separate mixer shower over, WC and mounted wash basin with mixer tap and drawers under. Large mirror with light over and shaver socket to the side. Heated towel rail, tiled flooring, recessed spotlighting and extractor fan.
GARAGE A shared gravel drive that leads up to side hung iron gates that open onto the private driveway leading to the single garage, 19’11 x 10’4, with power and light connected and personnel door to the rear.
FRONT From the private driveway, a gravel path leads to a set of Indian stone steps and these continue to the front door. The path and steps are flanked by well-stocked, landscaped borders that contain a variety of specimen flowers and shrubs.
REAR GARDEN A wooden gate beside the garage provides access to the rear garden. This has been landscaped to a very high standard and comprises a charming enclosed courtyard, which is predominantly laid to Indian sandstone and can be accessed from the French doors serving the Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room. There are also well- stocked borders that have been planted with a variety of specimen flowers, shrubs and trees. At the very rear, Indian sandstone steps lead up to a turfed area that is enclosed within a well-stocked perimeter border, 6’ panelled fencing and a high level brick wall.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Suffolk Coastal District Council, Council Offices, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1RT Tel: 01394 383789
SERVICES Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.
VIEWING By appointment through
Clarke & Simpson: 01728 724200
Jennie Jones Estate Agents: 01728 605511