Savills | Bildeston Road, Chelsworth, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7HS | Property for sale
3,294 sq ft(306.02 sq m)
Excess of £930,000

Bildeston RoadChelsworth, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7HS

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Immaculately presented detached bungalow
  • Wonderful secluded position
  • Delightful gardens and terraces
  • Excellent and bright detached studio
  • About 1.54 acres
  • Charming village location within rolling countryside

Secluded bungalow with enchanting gardens.

About this property

  • Brett Vale is an attractive building, set well back from the road, within beautiful grounds of just over an acre and a half, with a further studio.

    The accommodation is immaculately presented and flows remarkably well with well-proportioned and light-filled rooms.

    The entrance hall has an incredibly useful boot room to the side and leads through to a central reception hall, which in turn leads to the bedrooms to the west, kitchen to the east, and reception rooms to the south.

    The bespoke kitchen has been hand-built by Henry Gordon Jones, with an electric, three oven AGA, integrated Miele microwave/oven and dishwasher and an excellent, spacious dining area. Beyond the kitchen is a utility, study and access to the double garage.

    The elegantly proportioned sitting room is a charming space with Jim Lawrence lighting and French windows out to the terrace; it leads through to the wonderful and bright drawing room with an extraordinary floor to ceiling bay window overlooking the garden. Off the drawing room is a garden room, presently used as a dining room, which leads directly to the terrace and rear garden.

    There are four well proportioned bedrooms, a family bathroom and further shower room to the west of the building; the principal bedroom is an especially fine room, with views over the rear garden.

    Brett Vale has superb and private gardens to the front and rear with verdant lawns, many mature trees and borders.

    The front lawn has some beautiful specimen trees and shrub borders. To the rear of the building is a tiered terrace, ideal for alfresco dining, and formal garden; beyond which is a further lawn, bordered by trees and rolling fields. There is an excellent vegetable garden with potting sheds and greenhouse.

    Within the grounds is a superb studio, with power, Wi-Fi, USB points and lighting. It offers a perfect space for work and study, and has potential for use as an annexe, subject to necessary consents.

    The property has ample parking to the front, down a long drive.

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Brett Vale is a superb and immaculately presented property in such a fantastic spot. Chelsworth is one of my favourite villages in West Suffolk; it's incredibly pretty with lots of historic charm.

Alexander McNabProperty agent

Local information

  • Brett Vale occupies an incredible, secluded position in the charming village of Chelsworth.
  • Chelsworth is an especially pretty village to the north of the River Brett. Julian Tennyson, the writer and great-grandson of Alfred Lord Tennyson, described it as “a perfect village”.
  • Settled for at least 1,000 years and known by the Saxons as Ceorleswyrthe and recorded in the Domesday Book as Cerleswrda, Chelsworth was gifted by King Edgar the Peaceful to Queen Æthelflæd.
  • The village today is largely untouched with numerous historic buildings including the 14th century Church of All Saints and The Peacock Inn, the highly regarded and pleasant public house with two AA Rosettes.
  • Chelsworth, within a conservation area, has numerous picturesque walks. The village also hosts one of the oldest open garden events and this year celebrates its 53rd.
  • There are a number of other pretty villages in the Brett Valley and surrounding area, including Bildeston (1 mile), Monks Eleigh (1.6 miles), Kersey (3.8 miles) and Lavenham (5.2 miles). Providing a selection of excellent public houses and historic architecture.
  • Lavenham is a particularly famous medieval village, known for its half-timbered house and impressive wool church. There is a great array of public houses, cafés, restaurants and shops.
  • Historic market towns, including Hadleigh (5.4 miles) and Sudbury (10.7 miles), offer a further range of amenities. Sudbury is also home to Gainsborough's House, the museum and gallery celebrating the life and work of Thomas Gainsborough RA.
  • Ipswich (14.5 miles) is the county town of Suffolk and provides a wide selection of independent and high street shops, numerous restaurants, and a variety of theatres, galleries, and museums.
  • A mainline railway station offers direct trains to London Liverpool Street from 68 minutes. Alternatively, Manningtree Railway Station (15.5 miles) offers regular services to London Liverpool Street from 56 minutes.
  • Local sporting facilities are fantastic: there are tennis courts in neighbouring Bildeston, superb sailing clubs along the Ricer Orwell; golf can be enjoyed at courses including Stoke by Nayland, Hintlesham and Ipswich.
  • Education provisions are excellent in both the state and independent sectors, including renowned Old Buckenham Hall, Littlegarth, Orwell Park, Finborough School, Ipswich School and Framlingham College.
  • All times and mileages are approximate.

Additional information

  • SERVICES - Mains water, electricity and drainage; oil fired central heating.
  • LOCAL AUTHORITY - Babergh District Council; Tax band G
  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = Freehold