Exceptional Edwardian house set in about 1.73 acres with spectacular gardens and views of the River Deben.
Offered to the market for the first time in over 38 years, Broomhill is an exceptional Edwardian house in grounds of about 1.73 acres, with incredible gardens and spectacular views of the River Deben.
Built in 1910 - in the last year of Edward VII's reign - by acclaimed local architect Burgess & Brown, Broomhill retains many superb period features and is included in Sir Nikolaus Pevsner's Buildings of England' series.
The house is set back from the road, behind a generous front garden and shingle drive, offering ample private parking.
Characteristic of the period, Broomhill is built in an asymmetric design with high-pitched gables and large casement windows, providing copious natural light. There is especially attractive detailing to the rear including extended chimney stacks, an oriel and veranda.
Internally, the accommodation flows remarkably well and comprises well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings and period charm.
The original six-panel front door leads via a useful porch to the central reception hall, which has stairs to the first floor bedroom accommodation and doors to the drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, study and lavatory.
The double aspect drawing room is an especially elegant room with a handsome wooden chimneypiece and picture rail. The large bay window has south-facing views over the beautiful rear gardens.
The impressive dining room is a generously proportioned space, perfect for entertaining, with French windows out to the terrace and gardens, providing views towards the river. To the front is the charming, double aspect study.
To the east of the building is the bright, double aspect kitchen/breakfast room with Bosch double oven, integrated dishwasher and capacious larder cupboard. A corridor leads to a further pantry, the cellar and to the double garage.
On the first floor are six well-appointed bedrooms and the family bathroom. The principal bedroom is a particularly special room with south facing views over the gardens and River Deben; the adjoining bathroom has a delightful, triangular oriel, bath and separate shower.
The building has substantial loft space which, subject to necessary consents, could be converted into wonderful bedroom accommodation with outstanding river views.
Set in about 1.73 acres, Broomhill has unusually expansive gardens. To the front, behind mature hedging, is an area of lawn and a shingle drive leading to a double garage and a detached further garage.
The rear, south facing, gardens are extraordinarily special. Immediately behind the building is a terrace providing elevated views of the garden and of the river. Steps lead down to the verdant lawn with beautiful mature borders and specimen trees.
Progressing through the plot, the garden is divided into rooms, including a stunning rose garden, kitchen garden and herb garden, and leads to a summer house with amazing river views out towards Ramsholt, and a paddock at the far end. A back gate provides direct private vehicular access via Beech Way.
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Broomhill has been a much loved family home for almost forty years; it is a most outstanding Edwardian house with wonderful period charm. I was astounded by the beautiful gardens and the phenomenal views of the River Deben.Alexander McNab