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CLOSE TO CHRISTCHURCH PARK, IPSWICH

  • Price: Guide Price £895,000
  • Bedrooms: 12 Plus 1 Bed apartment
  • Bathrooms: 2 Plus apartment

THE RESIDENCE   “Ormonde House” is a substantial and unique detached mid-Victorian house believed to date from the 1880s, preserving much character and features of that era, built in red brick under a plain tiled roof and is considerably more spacious than first appearances would convey. Since 1977 the property has been used as a select retirement home but this function has now ceased and it presents the opportunity for reversion to residential use or other adaptions subject to the relevant planning permissions. Notwithstanding the retirement home use the property retains a wealth of original features and careful maintenance and updating has been put in hand through the years including re-roofing. Some 30 years ago a two-storey wing was added at the rear which has provided a self-contained apartment each to the ground and first floors, with own independent access as well as accessibility from within the house. The lift to all floors remains. The accommodation at present is arranged as follows:-

ON THE GROUND FLOOR

Arched brick covered porch, front door with side panels with coloured glass opening into

Entrance Hall   12’ 7” x 6’   glazed door in arched oak frame opening to

Inner Hall   13’ 3” x 8’ 2”   with stairs off, small lobby off with shelved storage cupboard and door to Dining Room

From the entrance hall above doors lead to the following 2 rooms

Drawing Room   19’ 6” x 19’ 2” (into bay window)   marble surround fireplace, moulded detailing to ceiling and cornicing, 2 radiators

Sitting Room   16’ x 14’   with 2 radiators

Dining Room   22’ 4” x 14’ (this is off the inner hall) fireplace with black marble surround, 2 radiators, casement windows to rear garden

Side Hall   with radiator, door to outside, walk-in storage cupboard

Cloakroom   with wash-basin, W.C. and radiator

Kitchen   17’ 9” x 11’ 9” (plus recess 9’ 6” x 11’ 6” max.)   range of stainless steel working surfaces with base cupboards and drawers, stainless steel 2 bowel double drainer sink unit, wall storage units, walk-in larder, 4- oven gas-fired Aga

Conservatory style Sunroom   28’ x 9’ 7”   this is built of UPVC double glazing on brick footings with polycarbonate roof and has 2 radiators, 2 doors leading to the outside, door to

Rear hall, off this is inner hallway with stairs up to the 1st floor, doors also each to

Laundry Room   9’ x 6’ 7”   with Butler-style porcelain sink, plumbing for washing machine

2nd Cloakroom   with low-level W.C. pedestal wash-basin

Door from the hallway into

Ground floor apartment   this includes

Hall   with doors each to

Cloakroom   with low-level W.C. wash-basin, radiator

Utility Room   5’ 9” x 5’ 6”   with corner wash-basin and stainless steel sink

Bedroom   10’ 6” x 8’ 10”   wardrobes to one wall, radiator, door into

En-suite Cloakroom   with low-level W.C. and wash-basin

Sitting Room   18’ x 13’ 4”   with French windows to rear patio, radiator

Cloakroom (Off)   with low-level W.C. and wash-basin

BASEMENT   This is approached by a door from the inner hall opening to a flight of brick steps down into this area which includes an initial area housing hot water tank, door to

Store Room   6’ 9” x 5’ 8”

Another small room with pipework and pumps for the central heating, door to

Boiler Room   with Ideal 160,000btu gas-fired central heating boiler

Further store room   6’ 10” x 5’ 8”

ON THE FIRST FLOOR

This is approached by a staircase from the inner hall rising to

Landing   with ornate mouldings to ceiling, and door and glazed screening to

A secondary landing, lobby off with door into a linen storage cupboard; doors each into rooms as follows

Bedroom 1   14’ 5” x 14’   picture window with rear views, radiator, En-suite Cloakroom with low-level W.C. and wash-basin

Bedroom 2   16’ 3” x 7’ 8”   windows to front and side, radiator, door into En-suite Cloakroom with low-level W.C. and wash-basin

Bedroom 3   13’ 5” x 8’ 5”   view to front overlooking the park, recessed door, radiator, built-in store cupboard, door into En-suite Cloakroom with low-level W.C. and wash-basin

Bedroom 4   14’ x 9’ 7”   window and views to front across the park, radiator, door into En-suite Cloakroom with low-level W.C. and wash-basin

Bathroom 1   with panelled bath with mixer tap/shower, wash-basin, low-level W.C.

Bedroom 5   9’ 6” x 6’ 9”   opening into further area 9’ x 5’ 9”   radiator, door into En-suite Cloakroom with low-level W.C. and wash-basin

Bedroom 6 14’4” x 12’10” radiator, door into En-suite Cloakroom with low-level W.C. and wash-basin

 Bedroom 7 14’5” x 10’ radiator, door into En-suite Cloakroom with low-level W.C. and wash-basin

 

 

 

THE SECOND FLOOR

 

Off the landing stairs with half-stage landing rise to

Landing with radiator, access to loft via hatch and folding ladder, doors each to

Bedroom 8   14’ x 14 ’(max)   radiator, door into En-suite Cloakroom with low-level W.C. and wash-basin

Bedroom 9   14’ 3” x 10’ 8”   2 radiators, picture window with views over the garden to the rear, door into En-suite Cloakroom with low-level W.C. and wash-basin

Bedroom 10   8’ 8” x 6’ 10” (max)   currently used as a Staff Room/Study having wash-basin

Bathroom 2/Wet Room   12’ 7” x 9’ 3”   with walk-in shower, plumbing for bath (existing specialised bath will be removed) low-level W.C. and wash-basin, radiator

Bedroom 11 16’ 3” x 11’ 6”   views to side, radiator door into En-suite Cloakroom with low-level W.C. and wash-basin

Bedroom 12   19’ 8” x 11’ 2” (plus recess)   excellent views to the front over the park, radiator and wash-basin, door into toilet with low-level W.C.

Off the landing is a door into 2 store rooms

Apartment 2

This is approached by a staircase from the hallway at ground floor level and also at 1st floor level from the secondary landing and includes door into

Spacious Hall   with door to 2 storage rooms

Inner Hall   with doors each to

Sitting Room   22’ 10” x 11’ 10”   with views to east and south, French windows lead out to small balcony, 2 radiators, recessed Kitchen Area 8’ x 6’ 5” with range of worktops, stainless steel 1 ½ bowel sink unit, Halogen electric hob unit with cooker below, range of base cupboards and wall cupboards

Bedroom   13’ 7” x 8’ 10”   with radiator, built-in wardrobes, Shower Room   built-in flush W.C. wash-basin with cupboards under, walk-in shower with glazed screen and electric controlled radiator

OUTSIDE   To the front tarmac driveway leads in from the road between brick pillared entrance providing parking for between 4 and 6 vehicles; to one side is a detached brick-built garage currently housing the equipment for the sprinkler system for the house. Access down to the left hand side of the house leading to the further end;   gardens to the rear have been carefully landscaped through the years to include a terrace incorporating ornamental fishpond and adjacent shrubs, areas of grass and lawns and walkways to give easy access to areas of the garden, there are various shrubs, ornamental trees and mature trees providing excellent shade and colour; to the further end of the garden is a brick and tiled Coach House and Garage with inspection pit and an informal area of ground to the rear. The whole amounts in all to about ¾ acre (subject to survey).

Services: All main services are connected

 

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