Savills | Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2PT | Property for sale
9,959 sq ft(925.22 sq m)
Guide price £2,750,000

HolbrookIpswich, Suffolk, IP9 2PT

  • Under offer

Key features

  • 7 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • integral 3 bed and 1 bed flats
  • swimming pool, formal gardens, parkland, woodland & tenanted arable land
  • LOT 2: Detached cottage

Impressive and substantial Victorian country house with stunning formal gardens and parkland grounds.

About this property

  • The house dates back to 1845 and this is the first time it has been on the market having had 5 generations of the same family own the property. The house is constructed from red brick under peg tiled pitched roofs. The spacious and well proportioned accommodation is of particular merit especially the great galleried hall and the principal reception rooms which overlook the gardens and parkland. There is a 3 bedroom and also a 1 bedroom self contained flat incorporated within the main house. Outside there is a courtyard of outbuildings, home office wing, garaging, conservatory/studio and a heated swimming pool.

    Reception Hall: Double panelled carved timber doors flanked by ornate stone columns and carving. Linen fold panelling with central carved shield topped by three hand painted panels of scenes with cherubs and intricate frames. Fluted square beamed ceiling. Linen fold panelling to dado height. Two exposed pine and glass swing doors to the: Great Galleried Hall With 26'3” ceiling height. Arched panelled and carved ceiling. Stair to galleried landing. Fireplace with carved stone surround. Drawing Room: Deep bay window with French windows to terrace. Plaster work parlour ceiling. Marble fireplace. Sitting Room: Parlour plaster work ceiling. Marble fireplace with painted mantle surround. Recess with book shelving. French windows to terrace and gardens. Dining Room: Parlour ceiling. French windows to outside. Decorative wrought iron fireplace with stone hearth and slate marbled mantelpiece. Kitchen/Breakfast Room: Extensive range of cupboard and drawers with matching wall units and tiled work surfaces. French windows to garden and separate breakfast area with fitted bench. Inner Hall: Timber secondary stair to first floor with steps below leading down to cellar. Study: Warm flow domestic hot water heating boiler flanked by recesses with fitted shelved cupboards. Further fitted book/display shelving. Airing cupboard with hot water tank. Cloakroom: Quarry tiled floor. Wash basin, coat hooks and separate WC. Cellar: Brick arched ceiling, floor and walls and eight wine bins. Side porch with door to outside. Utility Room: Stainless steel sink unit. Recess and plumbing for washing machine. Fitted cupboards and wall units.

    GROUND FLOOR LEVEL, FLAT sitting room, bedroom, bathroom.

    Galleried Landing: Carved arched ceiling. Stained glass windows. Plaster work. Exposed pine floor and polished oak balustrade. On the first floor there are 7 bedrooms and 4 bath/shower rooms with various attractive features and delightful views.

    SECOND FLOOR 3 attic rooms.

    comprising 3 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bathroom.

    The gardens surround the house to the south, east and north and are largely laid to extensive shaped lawns, well-stocked flower beds and established shrubberies. There are also a number of specimen trees all with a back drop of shrubs predominately rhododendrons and mature trees including beech, copper beech, cherry, holme oak, maple, horse chestnut and walnut. Positioned to the southern elevation is a wide raised paved terrace surrounded by low red brick walls with shrubs and flower beds and roses and wisteria. To one side of which an arch leads through to a pergola with mature vine and giving out onto a roman ended tiled heated swimming pool with paved surround opening to lawns divided by box edged rose beds. To the rear of the house are a number of garage/store buildings.

    The parkland amounts to approximately 6 acres in total with a belt of woodland and beyond are 3 arable fields (32.21 acres) which are farmed under a farm agreement secured for 3 generations. A bridle way cuts through two of the arable fields.

    A 3 bedroomed detached bungalow constructed from brick with a slate roof with stables to one side and cottage gardens.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

The approach and setting of Woodlands is really impressive. Its a rare country house surrounded by lovely grounds.

Tom OrfordProperty agent

Local information

  • Woodlands is set in a secluded position surrounded by mature gardens, belts of trees and woods just outside the village of Holbrook which satisfies day to day shopping requirements. Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, provides a much wider range of educational, recreational and shopping facilities and there is a direct line train service to London's Liverpool Street station.

Additional information

  • Directions: From London take the A12 bypassing Chelmsford and Colchester. At the roundabout connection with the A14 on the edge of Ipswich turn right towards Felixstowe. Take the next exit turning left to Ipswich onto the A137 and proceed down the hill to the roundabout. At the roundabout in Ipswich take the B1456 towards Holbrook. Bear right on the B1080 to Holbrook and proceed to the edge of the village turning first right onto Woodlands Road. Take the next right hand turning and follow the lane to Woodlands.
  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = TBC