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Kentish Lodge

Guide Price
£950,000

6 Bedroom Character Property for sale in Sudbury

4 6 2
  • Lovely Sitting Room plus 22ft Long Dining Room - Both With Fireplaces
  • Magnificent 20ft x 15ft Drawing Room Plus Study/Annexe Sitting Room
  • 23ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Walk-In Pantry
  • Utility Room & Downstairs Cloakroom and Boiler House
  • Cellars and Workshop with Power and Light
  • 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms and 2 Cloakrooms
  • Two Storey Brick Coach House Cottage with 24ft Vaulted Sitting/Dining Room,
  • Kitchen, Shower/Cloakroom, Bedroom & Bathroom
  • Front and Main Gardens with Pond, Greenhouses and Sheds
  • FULL PLANNING PERMISSION FOR A SECOND DETACHED HOUSE

THE LOCATION


Sudbury is an historic town containing a wealth of period houses and cottages at its centre. The birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, the town is steeped in history. The town provides an excellent range of shops, schools and recreational facilities including clubs for rugby, football, cricket, tennis, bowls and rowing. There is a small quayside theatre and modern swimming pool/leisure complex. The town's station provides shuttle trains through to the main London and Colchester line with fast services on to Liverpool Street. All these facilities are within easy walking distance of Kentish Lodge which is set around 250 yards from The Market Place. It is also a moment's walk down to Sudbury's wonderful water meadows by the historic mill pond, providing magnificent walks.


THE PROPERTY


Kentish Lodge is a fine Victorian detached house built with traditional Suffolk white bricks under a slate roof. It retains large double hung sash windows, a splendid portico porch and front door and many other lovely features. Early in its life the house was enlarged at the side, where there is a second front door with distinctive stained glass leaded lights. There are two formal staircases, and the house could be occupied as a main part and annexe. The kitchen and bathrooms are somewhat dated and would benefit from upgrading to today's standards.


To the rear is the former brick coach house, now converted into a separate cottage, ideal as an annexe, presently providing a useful rental income. The 0.51 acre garden is fully walled and intact - very rare for a town house in Sudbury where most gardens have been developed. There is a driveway and large parking courtyard and wonderful mature gardens with a pond, ancient mulberry tree and a wealth of plants, shrubs and specimen trees.


PLANNING CONSENT


The house can continue to be occupied as a fine home with superb gardens, but the owners have obtained planning consent for the construction of a three bedroom, two bathroom, detached house in the gardens. Please see the plans for more details. The new dwelling would share the existing drive in but would be tucked at the back of the site on the vegetable garden. The planning consent also includes the construction of a detached double garage for the existing house.

THE MAIN HOUSE


ON THE GROUND FLOOR


Canopy Porch A splendid carved stone canopy porch with columns and pediment and the original tall six panelled front door with semi-circular fan light above.


Side Entrance Porch 6'x 4' (1.8m x 1.2m) Leading off the side lawn with a lovely carved stone archway, splendid panelled front door with inset stained glass leaded lights, stained glass fanlight above, and windows on either side.


Entrance Vestibule 6' x 5'9" (1.5m x 1.4m) With an eight panel wide inner door with fan light above, leading to the reception hall.


Galleried Reception Hall 34' x 14' (10.4m x 4.3m) The hall is effectively in two parts, serving the main house, the annexe wing and the side wing. The front part has the main front door and a splendid timber archway, straight stair case leading up to the galleried landing, picture rail and the door down to the cellar. The second part has the side entrance door and the second stair case also leading up to a galleried landing with window on the stairs throwing light down. Deep understairs cupboard with sash window. Radiator in each part. Original Butlers pantry with shelving, ideal as a cloaks cupboard.


Sitting Room 16' x 14' (4.9m x 4.25m) At the front of the house with lovely high ceiling with picture rail and ornate cornice and a splendid triple sash bay window with three quarter height windows overlooking the front garden. Doors from the front and side halls, cast iron fireplace with light marble surround and mantelpiece, two radiators.


Dining Room 22' x 14' (6.7m x 4.25m) A magnificent high ceiling with an ornate picture rail, ornate cornice and ceiling rose. Splendid triple sash bay window with three quarter length windows to the front overlooking the front garden and doors to the hall and kitchen. Operational open fireplace with 1920's style surround and marble inset, two radiators.


Drawing Room 20'3" x 15' (6.1m x 4.6m) A magnificent high ceiling with ornate twin picture rails, and ceiling cornice. A dual aspect room with two three quarter height sash windows to the front and three quarter height triple sash bay window to the side overlooking the lawn. Very fine cast iron operational open fireplace with tiled side slips and serpentine granite surround and mantelpiece. Two radiators.


Study/Annexe Sitting Room 15' x 11'6" (4.55m x 3.5m) A more intimate room with a standard height ceiling, large sash window to the rear, chimney breast with fitted cupboards and book shelving alongside, radiator.


Kitchen/Breakfast Room 23'6" x 10' (7.1m x 3.05m) Running across the back of the house with two sash windows overlooking the drive and gardens. Fitted with an older range of laminate wall and base cupboards with oak trim and tiled style laminate working surfaces, with tiled splash backs. Equipped with stainless steel sink with spaces for slot in cooker, dishwasher, full height fridge and freezer. Breakfast bar, corner cupboards, radiator and back door. Good sized walk in pantry with water softener. Linoleum tiled floor and archway to :


Utility Room 10'3" x 5'(3.1m x 1.5m) With an archway from the kitchen and door through to the dining room. Sash window to the rear, fitted shelving and spaces for washing machine and tumble dryer etc. Radiator.


Downstairs Cloakroom 7'6" x 3' (2.2m x 0.9m) Matching white suite comprising low flush WC with concealed cistern, pedestal hand basin with taps. Navy blue tiling to waist level with Victorian highlights, patterned glazed sash window, white mosaic tiled floor, radiator, pine door with coloured glass panes.


Boiler House 8' x 6' (2.4m x 1.8m) Housing the main boiler supplying the house with pumps and equipment in a brick building to the rear with a slate roof.



CELLARS With a good brick staircase leading down from the side hall to :


Main Cellar/Workshop 15'3" x 11'3" (4.6m x 3.4m plus side lobby) A good sized cellar with 7' head height, painted brick walls and original brick block floor, power and light connected.


Second Cellar 8' x 8' (2.4m x 2.4m) Also with good ceiling height, painted walls and original brick block floor. Built in shelving and wine cupboard with pine door. Power and light connected.


ON THE FIRST FLOOR


Dual Galleried Landing 26'6" x25' (8.1m x 7.6m) Like the hall the landing comprises two parts in the front and side wings of the house. The front part has a gallery rail looking down on to the stairwell, high ceiling with archway, radiator and loft hatch. The side part has further gallery rail overlooking the second staircase, large sash window on the stairs overlooking the garden to the side, radiator.


MAIN HOUSE


Bedroom 1 19'3" x 13' (5.9m x 4m) Sash window to the front, painted cast iron open fireplace and surround with tiled side slips, two built-in wardrobes with triple mirror doors, picture rail, radiator, and door to:


Jack and Jill en suite/Family Bathroom 12'6" x 5' (3.8m x 1.5m) With sash window to the front, matching white traditional suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, hand basin set into a pine vanity surface with cupboards below and low flush WC, with saniflow unit. Radiator, picture rail, tiled splash backs.


Bedroom 2 14'6" x 12'6" (4.4m x 3.8m) Secondary glazed sash window to the front, picture rail, radiator.


Bedroom 3 17' x 14'9" (5.2m x 4.5m) Two secondary glazed sash windows to the front, picture rail, Victorian cast iron fireplace (presently closed off) radiator.


Bedroom 4 10'3" x 6' (3.1m x 1.8m) With sash window to the rear overlooking the garden, radiator, picture rail.


Bedroom 5 14' x 10' (4.3m x 3m) Secondary glazed sash window to the rear overlooking the drive and coach house, high half vaulted ceiling, radiator.


Cloakroom 6' x 4'3" (1.8m x 1.3m) A small window to the rear, traditional low flush WC with wooden seat and wall mounted hand basin with tiled splash back. Radiator.


Bathroom 10' x 5'9" (3.05m x 1.75m) Matching white panelled cast iron bath, pedestal hand basin, and separate shower cubicle with glass door and shower assembly. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, radiator, secondary glazed window to the rear, tiled floor, small loft hatch.


SIDE WING


Bathroom 3 10' x 9' (3.05m x 2.75m) With matching blue suite comprising large moulded cast iron bath, with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, pedestal hand basin. Separate tiled shower cubicle with curved glass shower doors with shower assembly, radiator, mosaic tiled floor, tiled splash backs.


Cloakroom 2 7' x 3'6" (2.1m x 1.05m) With white traditional low flush WC, with wooden seat, wall mounted hand basin, walls half tiled in aquamarine with roman waist line highlights, small sash window to the rear, radiator.


Bedroom 6 15'3" x 12' (4.6m x 3.65m slightly "L" shaped) Sash window to the rear, picture rail, radiator.


Linen Cupboard 5' x 4' (1.55m x 1.2m) A useful linen/airing cupboard with built in shelving.


COACH HOUSE


This is an original two storey brick coach house with a slate roof and wooden windows converted into a very stylish annexe cottage. With a staircase access to a veranda balcony running across the front with doors on both ground and first floors.


ON THE GROUND FLOOR


Kitchen (with entrance hall combined) 13' x 12' (4m x 3.65m "L" shaped) With half glazed front door, spiral wrought iron staircase up to the first floor and doors to the bedroom and shower room. Kitchen area fitted with white base units with granite style laminate working surfaces, and black brick shaped tiled splash backs. Stainless steel sink, gas hob with space for a fridge below, wall mounted Baxi boiler supplying central heating and hot water and boxed radiator.


Shower/Cloakroom 5'6" x 4'6" (1.7m x 1.3m) White low flush WC with wooden seat, wall mounted hand basin, tiled shower cubicle with shower assembly, window to the front, fully tiled walls and floor, radiator.


Bedroom 12' x 11'6" (3.65m x 3.5m) With built-in wardrobe cupboard, stripped and varnished pine flooring and a further cupboard and a wide range of three quarter length windows.


ON THE FIRST FLOOR


Vaulted Sitting/Dining Room 24'6" x 11'9" (7.4m x 3.6m) A wonderful open plan room with a high vaulted ceiling with timber cross braces and diagonals. Lots of light by a wide window to the end, two windows to the front and half-glazed door out on to the full length veranda balcony. Stripped and varnished pine floor boards, three radiators and door to the bathroom.


Bathroom 7'6" x 5' (2.3m x 1.5m) With bath, low flush WC and pedestal handbasin, tiled walls, radiator.


OUTSIDE

Overall Plot 125ft frontage x 178ft deep - 0.52 acres


The Drive and Parking A wide opening in the wall at the front leads to the first drive 28' (8.5m) long with a pair of vehicle gates plus a pedestrian gate at the end leading through to the main drive and round to the rear. Inner drive is 48' long with a shingled and paved surface. Herringbone Block paved courtyard 38' by 32' (11.6m x 9.8m) with extensive parking and the access to The Coach House.


Front Garden The front garden is screened from the road by a 6' brick and flint wall right along and a number of sizeable trees and shrubs. There are mature box and privet hedges and a wrought iron pedestrian gate up to the front door, and around to the side.


The Main Gardens. The main gardens lie to the side and rear of the house. At the side is a large lawn screened with some very big mature trees and shrubs and faces south west. The second part of the garden lies across the rear and is screened off by shrubs and hedges. To the right is a sizeable pond with flagstone surround and the remaining garden is laid out with another lawn and vegetable beds, plus fruit cages and many other plants, shrubs and trees. Along the left hand boundary are the greenhouses and the shed in the far corner. In the corner is one of Sudbury's ancient Mulberry trees - so important in the silk weaving days.


Modern Greenhouse 20' x 9' (6.1m x 2.75m) A modern aluminium framed greenhouse containing productive vines and a fig.


Brick Greenhouse 18' x 8' (5.5m x 2.4m) Of brick lower construction and timber framing with glass roof, also containing vines.


Lean To Timber Shed behind the boiler house.


Rear Garden Screened from the main garden by mature fruit trees, this area has a large lawn (former vegetable bed) with a badminton court, extensive fruit beds and a lovely variety of fruit trees. The pond is 20' x 13' (6.1m x 3.8m) with a flag stone surround and dwarf wall with box hedge around three sides.


Brick and Timber Shed 8' x 6' (2.4m x 1.8m) with window and door.


MISCELLANEOUS


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


COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: ) advised Charge Band G, amount payable 2020/2021 £3,154.53.


TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS & FIXTURES Freehold. Fitted carpets included. Curtains, blinds and many other fixtures may also be included by negotiation. Full list provided with formal contracts.


VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. Coming through Sudbury Market Place bear right at the end into Gainsborough Street. Follow the road straight on (do not bear right around the one way system) and it turns into Stour Street and Kentish Lodge is just along on the right hand side.



Property Ref: S12387

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