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344.30 sq m
Guide price £1,450,000(€1,643,827)

The StreetSoutholt, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7QJ


    Key features

    • Internally boasts numerous period features
    • Well proportioned reception rooms
    • Particularly beautiful rear gardens
    • Swimming pool within a walled courtyard & tennis court
    • Large Suffolk barn - potential to develop (STP)

    Handsome country house set in beautiful gardens.

    About this property

    • Dovermoor is set in a delightful rural position surrounded by established gardens and grounds. Constructed from a timber frame and partially rendered under a pitched tiled roof with the accommodation arranged over three floors the house has been sensitively restored and refurbished by the current owners. Internally the house is presented to a high standard with numerous features including, exposed beams and studwork, a galleried and vaulted hall and polished oak boarded floors. The kitchen/breakfast room is superbly fitted with bespoke wooden base and wall mounted units, granite work surfaces, an oil fired Aga, built in induction hob, NEFF oven, steamer and warming drawer. The garden room is off the breakfast room offering wonderful views of the mature gardens beyond. The utility, pantry and boot/boiler room are off the kitchen. The ground floor also provides two cloakrooms. The two principal reception rooms are well proportioned with large windows over looking the gardens. The drawing room has beautiful panelling, exposed oak flooring and a fireplace with a Jotul wood burning stove. The snug also benefits from a Villager wood burning stove and has French doors out to the terrace.

      The first floor is approached from the entrance hall and leads up to a galleried landing. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and fitted wardrobes. There are a further four bedrooms, two of which have en suite shower rooms, and a family bathroom. The second floor is currently used as an office with an additional room to the side, currently used for storage.

      Outside
      The drive culminates in a large gravelled parking sweep to the side of the house giving access to the double cart lodge. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with a partial moat running along the boundary. The rear gardens are particularly beautiful with well stocked herbaceous borders, wide expanses of lawn, established trees and hedging, providing the property with a high degree of privacy and seclusion. Along the eastern boundary lies the walled courtyard where the swimming pool is situated, heated by solar panels and an air source heat pump. Behind this is the hard tennis court, garage and gym area.

      The large Suffolk barn is accessed via double doors on either side and has the potential to be developed as ancillary accommodation to the main house subject to the necessary consents being obtained. Behind the tennis court lies the kitchen garden and greenhouse, orchard and paddock land. The paddock access is gained via a right of way along the far eastern boundary.

      Services
      Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Delightfully positioned on a quiet village lane, surrounded by wonderfully mature gardens.

    Peter OgilvieProperty agent

    Local information

    • Distances
    • Bedfield 2 miles
    • Debenham 5 miles
    • Framlingham 7.7 miles
    • Woodbridge 19 miles
    • (All mileages are approximate)
    • Positioned off a quiet village lane Dovermoor is situated in the attractive village of Southolt. The village of Bedfield is two miles away providing a Primary School, Bedfield church, parts of which date back 900 years and a pub. The village of Debenham is only five miles away, which has a pub, café and supermarket. The larger market town of Framlingham, being six miles to the south east, offers a wider variety of shopping facilities and the public school, Framlingham College is on the outskirts of the town itself. Recreational facilities in the area include golf courses at Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and Ipswich and the Suffolk Heritage Coast provides sailing and fishing opportunities on the Alde, Deben, Orwell and Stour estuaries.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Ipswich head northwards on the A12 by passing Woodbridge and Wickham Market and taking a left slip road to Framlingham. Proceed along the B1116 heading north westward out of Framlingham towards Saxtead Green. On joining the A1120 take a left turn and proceed until taking the first right hand turn to Bedfield. Continue along until meeting a T-junction and turn right. Continue along this road for approximately 1.5 miles passing the primary school, the road then bears left. Carry onto Southolt Road, passing the sports pavilion. Continue, bearing left onto Mill Road, which turns again into Southolt Road, onto the Street and Dovermoor will be found on the left.
    • EPC Rating = F