Bucklesham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8UD | Property for sale | Savills
2,452 sq ft(227.80 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000(€1,468,015)

Bucklesham RoadIpswich, Suffolk, IP3 8UD


    Key features

    • Lovely position conveniently located in one of the prime areas of the town
    • four/five bedrooms and three bathrooms
    • three light-filled reception rooms
    • established gardens and garaging
    • about 1.8 acres

    A delightful family house set in established gardens neighbouring a protected area of woodland.

    About this property

    • Sitting within spectacular grounds of about 1.8 acres and bordered with woodlands, Purdis Croft is an especially attractive family house.

      Set back from the road and adjacent to the private Purdis Avenue (half of the width of Purdis Avenue is a part of the property), Purdis Croft has handsome rendered elevations; there is a particularly fine gable to the front, with wooden detailing and a bay window.

      Internally, the accommodation flows exceptionally well and comprises light-filled, elegantly proportioned rooms, with good head height throughout.

      The front door opens into a spacious and bright reception hall, with oak flooring and a picture rail; this leads through to the principal reception rooms and ground floor WC.

      The drawing room and dining room are both well-proportioned, double aspect rooms with picture rails. The drawing room has a delightful bay window with a window seat, and a red-brick chimneypiece with original 1929 carved oak mantel.

      The breakfast room is the perfect place for more informal dining, with an AGA and French windows out to the terrace and beautiful gardens.

      The bespoke kitchen has granite work surfaces, ample storage and integrated appliances including two Neff ovens, a Neff gas hob, a Bosch dishwasher, and double Blanco sink with a Blanco Evo Pro filtered boiling tap.

      Beyond the breakfast room are a family room, dressing room and bathroom. The triple aspect family room could easily be used as a ground floor fifth bedroom, and together with the spacious bathroom, with a whirlpool bath and separate shower, could make an ideal annexe.

      An oak staircase leads up to the light-filled first floor landing, which leads to four bedrooms, a generous family bathroom and separate shower room. There is ample wardrobe and storage space, and all the bedrooms have superb views over the garden.

      Subject to necessary consents, there is scope to convert the loft into further accommodation.

      Purdis Croft has beautiful and private, principally lawned, gardens within grounds of about 1.8 acres which includes Purdis Avenue, a private road and half of the width of Purdis Avenue is a part of the property. Immediately to the rear of the house is an excellent terrace, ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining, which leads through to the lawns.

      Within the grounds is an octagonal wooden garden gazebo with a thatched roof, electricity and lighting, a number of mature and specimen trees, hedges and borders. To the west is an area of enchanting woodland.

      There is ample parking to the front of the property, a garage and numerous outbuildings. There is further land available by separate negotiation.

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    I've passed this house on many occasions and always admired how it sits in lovely established gardens. The area is also perfect for easy access to Woodbridge and Ipswich.

    Tom OrfordProperty agent

    Local information

    • Purdis Croft occupies an excellent position adjacent the sought-after Purdis Avenue and surrounded by Purdis Heath, beautiful woodlands,Site of Special Scientific Interest and heathlands, ideal for rambling and dog walking.
    • Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk and provides a comprehensive 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.
    • Levington (4 miles) is an historic village on the River Orwell and home to the Levington Yacht Club and Suffolk Yacht Harbour, a 550 berth harbour offering a range of boating services.
    • Woodbridge (9 miles) is a thriving and historic riverside town, with a great range of independent shops, delicatessens, cafés, restaurants and public houses.
    • The stunning Suffolk coast comprises delightful seaside towns and pretty villages. Felixstowe (8.5 miles), is a popular seaside town with a Blue Flag beach, promenade and pier. Aldeburgh (25 miles), closely associated with Benjamin Britten, is famed for its fish and chips and Scallop sculpture by Maggi Hambling. Orford (20 miles) has an enchanting 12th century castle and is home to the award winning Pump Street Bakery.
    • Local sporting facilities are fantastic: Purdis Croft is particularly well placed for Ipswich Golf Club and Ipswich Croquet Club; there are myriad gyms and swimming pools in the vicinity' the Ipswich Sports Club has eleven tennis courts and also offers squash, racquetball and hockey. Superb sailing is available on the River Deben, River Orwell and along the Suffolk coast. There are rugby clubs in Ipswich and Woodbridge and further golf clubs in Woodbridge, Thorpeness and Aldeburgh.
    • Local schools are excellent in both the state and independent sectors. Broke Hall Community Primary School and Copleston High School are popular state schools. There are renowned independent schools including Orwell Park Prep School, St Joseph's College, Ipswich School, Ipswich High School, Woodbridge School and Framlingham College.
    • All times and distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services
    • Mains water, electricity and gas; private drainage.
    • CCTV and burglar alarm.
    • Directions: What3words ///young.country.asked
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G