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White Lodge Garage


5 Bedroom Detached Bungalow for sale in Sudbury

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  • Galleried and Vaulted Reception Hall
  • Large Sitting Room
  • Dining Room/Bedroom 5
  • Stunning 26ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 4 Main Double Bedrooms
  • Upstairs and Downstairs Bathrooms
  • Landscaped Gardens with Koi Pond and Summerhouse
  • 1150 sq ft (106sq m) UNIT/VEHICLE WORKSHOP
  • Ground and First Floor Stores
  • Twin Entrance Drive and Excellent Parking


Acton is a popular village set around three miles from the market town of Sudbury, and within very easy reach of the historic villages of Long Melford and Lavenham. It has a village hall, primary school and small local shop, and a good sense of community. Nearby Lavenham and Long Melford provide further local facilities and the market town of Sudbury has a fine range of shops, schools, recreational facilities and a station with main line rail connections through to the London and Colchester line. The surrounding area contains some charming countryside and has easy access through to Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, Ipswich and down towards London and the A12.


The property comprises a large, much improved and well appointed detached chalet bungalow, together with mature gardens and a substantial industrial workshop, with a long established use as a thriving garage. The house has been enlarged and completely modernised by the present owners and is finished to a high standard with bright rooms and flexible accommodation giving as many as five bedrooms. The gardens are very nicely landscaped which includes a large Koi pond and are well screened from the garage. There is an in and out drive to the front with large parking forecourt and separate drive down alongside the house leading to a further courtyard in front of the unit. This is fully fitted out as a motor vehicle garage and has been operated as the White Lodge Garage for many years by the present and previous owners.



Galleried and Vaulted Reception Hall 17'3" x 10' (5.3m x 3m overall) a most impressive hall which is vaulted right up to the first floor ridge with a stunning three way turning staircase with contemporary nautical style chromium and beech banisters, handrails and gallery rails. Wood grain UPVC front door with instep glazed panel and matching glazed panel alongside, velux window, understairs cupboard, broom/cloaks cupboard, radiator.

Sitting Room 14' x 13'3" into bay (4.3m x 4m) with bay window to the front, radiator.

Bedroom 4/Study 10'3" x 13'3" into bay (3m x 4m) bay window to the front, radiator. Normally a bedroom but presently in use as a study.

Dining Room/Bedroom 5 16' into bay x 11'6" (4.9m x 3.6m) bay window to the front and further window to the side, radiator.

Kitchen and Breakfast Room 26' x 11'6" (7.9m x 3.5m) an outstanding room right across the back of the house with two windows and a glazed door to the rear and a further window to the side giving lots of natural light. Large enough to be a kitchen/diner. Fitted with an excellent range of contemporary light wood grain wall and base cupboards with satin stainless steel handles and high gloss charcoal granite effect laminate working surfaces with multi coloured tiled splashbacks. Well equipped with porcelain 1½ bowl sink with integral drainer and mixer tap, space for 100cm gas or electric Range cooker with stainless steel filterhood above and spaces for washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and full height tandem fridge and freezer. White wood grain clad ceiling with fluorescent lights and riven slate style ceramic floor tiles. Wall mounted Valiant gas combi boiler supplying central heating and hot water, radiator.

Bedroom 3 12' x 10'9" (3.65m x 3.3m) with window to the rear, radiator.

Bathroom 9'3" x 6'6" (2.8m x 2m) beautifully fitted with a shower bath with a separate Triton Opal II electric shower above and curved glass shower screen, and a range of built in cupboards and dressing surface with integral WC and handbasin with column mixer tap. Mirror with light above, pattern glazed window to the rear, radiator. Walls fully tiled in light marble effect and white wood grain panelled ceiling with halogen downlights. Riven slate style laminate flooring.


Bedroom 1 17'6" x 10'3" (5.35m x 3.1m) a double aspect room with large window to the rear and a velux window to the front at head height with views out across a small green opposite. Halogen downlights. Two radiators and door to a generous walk-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2 10'6" x 9' (3.2m x 2.75m) with a large window to the rear overlooking the garden, radiator, halogen downlights.

Luxury Shower Room 10' x 6'6" (3.05m x 2m) fitted with a white modern suite comprising fully tiled shower cubicle with sliding glass shower door and Triton J3 shower assembly, modern wash stand with cupboards below and inset handbasin with column mixer tap and further cupboards with integral WC. Additional linen unit with cupboards and drawers. Walls fully tiled all round in light marble effect, pattern glazed velux window, riven slate style laminate flooring, radiator.


The property has 74' (22.5m) frontage to the road with a mature neatly trimmed conifer hedge and in and out entrances on either side. A neat drive sweeps round in a semi circle with block paved parking areas and forecourt. To the left of the house is a pedestrian gate around to the rear and on the right a five bar gate leading to the rear and down to the garage building. The front forecourt is 74' x 44' (22.5m x 13.5m).

To the rear of the house on one side is the garage forecourt with a level concrete base and a 6ft fence dividing the garden. The garden is very nicely laid out with a large patio area and then a semi circular paved area and lawn opening through a hedge screen with wrought iron archway to the main garden. This is very nicely landscaped with a shingled area with circular flagstones and neat box hedges in quarter circles. Beyond here is a lawn and then the Koi pond with a deck and summerhouse beyond. The garden is 108' long (33m). Behind the summerhouse are two timber sheds and a metal shed and behind the garage a useful garden storage area. Overall plot size 178' x 74' (54m x 22.5m) - around 0.3 acres overall.


This is a block and steel built building which has been in use for many years as a long established motor garage doing repairs and bodywork. It comprises the main workshop and a separate store to the rear with good eaves height and three phase power. Separate phone line.

Workshop 44' x 19'6" (13.4m x 5.9m) 858 sq ft, 79 sq m. Roller shutter door at one end, three large windows down the side and twelve clear panels in the roof giving good natural light. Central RSJ with engine crane, Cascos vehicle lift, old oil storage tank, lighting and numerous power points.

Stores 19'6" x 15' (5.9m x 4.6m) 292 sq ft, 27 sq m. Created by timber partitioning off the main workshop but easily reincorporated. Two further windows to the side and two to the rear. Power points, lighting. Wooden staircase up to upstairs store.

Upstairs Store 19'6" x 15' (5.9m x 4.6m) With two clear roof panels on either side, providing useful further storage.

Lean-to Carport/Caravan Store 15' x 7'6" (4.6m x 2.2m) could be extended. Alongside the garage with a high clear polycarbonate roof, ideal for storing a caravan or camper.


SERVICES We are advised that mains metered water, gas, electricity and telephone line are connected to the house, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Please note we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical or drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: ) advise Charge Band "C", amount payable 2019/20 £1,546.04 for the house. Business Rates on the garage.

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES Freehold. We have not inspected the title deeds. A full list of fixtures and fittings will be provided with formal contracts.

GARAGE PLANT AND EQUIPMENT AND GOOD WILL The garage/workshop will include the ramp and other fittings, with additional fixtures by negotiation/agreement. The name and good will of the business can be included in the sale.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through the vendor's agents, as above.

DIRECTIONS From Sudbury take the Waldingfield/Lavenham Road and opposite the shop in Great Waldingfield, turn left into Ten Tree Road and follow into Acton. Come into the village and White Lodge Garage will be seen by its sign on the right hand side.

Property Ref: S11714


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