- Grounds extending to 7 acres
- Close to and glimpses of Alton Water
- Two substantial farm outbuildings
An established 1970s built detached farm house in an idyllic location with glimpses of Alton Water set within its own grounds of approximately 7 acres. The property benefits from an additional annexe and to substantial outbuildings.
The property The property was built in 1976 as a replacement farmhouse when Alton Water was farmed. It was designed by the present owners to take full advantage of the rising and setting sun. The house is in need of some updating but is beautifully positioned within its own grounds.
On entering the home via an entrance porch to a generous reception hall. The sitting room is situated to the west with a treble aspect featuring a brick fireplace with a log burning stove. There is a bay recess with doors giving access to the gardens. Adjacent to the sitting room is a study which overlooks the rear garden, whilst to the right of the hall is the dining room which overlooks the front garden. From the dining room there is a small inner hall which provides access to the utility room, larder cupboard and the kitchen which has recently been fitted out in oak fronted units under a granite worktop. There is a built four ring electric hob with extractor above and double oven set in a wall unit. From the kitchen is the rear hall with access to the garden, cloakroom and the annexe accommodation.
The annexe has a delightful sitting room overlooking the front garden and has a door giving access to the bedroom which is a double aspect room and in turn leads onto an ensuite shower room.
The ground floor is complimented by the first floor with a spacious landing with a number of storage cupboards and airing cupboard. The master bedroom overlooks the rear garden and has a door giving access into a walk-in loft which could be partially converted into an ensuite. There are three further good sized bedrooms, two overlooking the rear garden and the remainder looking over the front garden. All bedrooms are served by the large modern bathroom with a three piece suite.
Entrance hall 14' 3" x 7' 8" (4.34m x 2.34m)
Sitting room 20' x 13' 4" (6.1m x 4.06m)
Study 13' 10" x 10' 8" (4.22m x 3.25m)
Dining room 12' 10" x 11' (3.91m x 3.35m)
Utility room 11' 10" x 6' 10" (3.61m x 2.08m)
Kitchen 16' 10" x 8' 6" (5.13m x 2.59m)
Sitting room 12' 6" x 9' 8" (3.81m x 2.95m)
Bedroom 11' x 8' (3.35m x 2.44m)
Master bedroom 15' x 9' 10" (4.57m x 3m)
Loft room 27' 5" x 7' (8.36m x 2.13m)
Bedroom two 13' x 12' (3.96m x 3.66m)
Bedroom three 10' 8" x 8' 7" (3.25m x 2.62m)
Bedroom four 13' x 7' 7" (3.96m x 2.31m)
Bathroom 10' x 7' 10" (3.05m x 2.39m)
The outside Birchwood House is situated centrally within its grounds with a private access to the house via a brick paved driveway which leads up to the detached double garage with electric up and over door and power and light connected. There are lawned gardens either side of the driveway with some established trees and spreading conifers. To the north east of the property is a large vegetable garden. The lawned gardens continue round from the side to the rear. To the south west of the house is a fenced paddock of approximately 1.96 acres which leads down to Alton Water whilst there is a further acre paddock across the other side of the lane.
To the north east of the house are two substantial outbuildings:
Grain Store 60' x 55' with power and light connected with 60' x 30' three bay lean-tos to both front and rear
Tractor Barn 133' x 58'
Beyond the outbuildings is a further grass area which could make potential paddocks extending to approximately 2.1 acres.
Beyond the house towards the rear boundary there is a timber framed stable block with two loose boxes 11'6" x 11'3" each, tack room and hay store 20' x 11' but is in need of a certain amount of attention.
In all the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 7 acres.
Location The property is situated in idyllic rural location with glimpses over Alton Water. Alton Water is an RYA training centre offering training courses for all age groups in sailing and wind surfing.
The village of Tattingstone is close at hand and has a fine church and tennis club. The village of Holbrook is also close by and offers a doctors surgery and Co-op for most day-to-day amenities.
Nearby Manningtree has excellent day-to-day shopping facilities as well as for the commuter a mainline railway station which provides direct links to London Liverpool Street, journey schedule of approximately 55 minutes.
For the more progressive sailor there are marinas at Woolvertsone and Shotley on the River Orwell whilst the Stour Sailing Club is at Manningtree.
Ipswich is situated to the north of Tattingstone and offers a wide range of shopping and recreational facilities as well as superb array of schooling in both the private and state sector.
Important information Services - We understand mains water and electricity are connected to the property. There is oil fired central heating and a private drainage system.
Tenure - Freehold
Council Tax Band - G
EPC Rating - TBC
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