General information 19 Queens Drive is a beautiful Edwardian townhouse which looks out from its prominent position at the head of the valley leading into Bredfield Street, a prime location within easy walking distance of all that Woodbridge has to offer. With its warm red bricks and Dutch gables the house rests imposingly at the top of a sweeping drive, which winds past a meadow with an area of wild flowers and also areas of lawn, mature trees and hedging.
The locally linked and award winning Rose Builders took the former pre-prep school, built in 1914 and previously known as Queens House, and undertook a conversion into three distinguished townhouses. A skilful and sensitive restoration and renovation was carried out, bringing all the benefits of modern living, while also retaining the wonderful character of this iconic house. Many reminders of the past remain, including some of the names and dates of former pupils who have etched them into the bricks around the entrance to the house.
When you step inside the sitting room you are hit by the breathtaking high ceilings, tall sash windows and views across the meadow and onwards towards the banks of Sutton Hoo, which the owners say can be seen when the trees are bare in winter. The high ceilings are graced by two ceiling roses, and there is a remote -controlled gas stove with log burning fuel effect.
At the back of the house the contemporary finish comes to the forefront, with a stylish kitchen/dining area with large centre-piece island, stone worktops with a double butler sink, Rangemaster with 5 zone induction hob, extractor fan, integrated wine fridge, integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer, Blom tower larder and a water softener. A wonderful adjoining dining area has french doors leading to the courtyard garden.
Finishing off the ground floor there is a utility room, with separate washing machine and dryer and a door leading to the garden, and a cloakroom with Vitra sanitary ware.
Ascending to the first floor, the past echoes through the original concrete school steps, turned banister and metal spindles. The landing leads to the stunning master bedroom, with its very high vaulted ceiling and three tall windows. There are two further double bedrooms of a very good size. Both the master bedroom and second bedroom are served by en suite bathrooms and bedroom three is served by the family bathroom. All three of the bathrooms are impressively finished, with Vitra sanitary ware, underfloor heating and heated towel rails. The ensuite bathrooms have a stone resin shower tray with glass enclosure and chrome fittings and the family bathroom has bath with shower overhead.
The second floor has accommodation with excellent versatility. There are two rooms currently used as home working offices, which could alternatively be used as double bedrooms. There is also a very large fully boarded loft storage space, with access via a door and steps from the landing, and with a window and electrics.
During the conversion Rose Builders fully re-roofed and fitted the house with UPVC double glazed sash windows, and completely re-wired and re-plumbed it. It was completed in 2021 and a ten year The Q Policy structural warranty runs from then.
There is fibre broadband to the property and CAT 6 cabling to each room, ideal for high speed home working. There are USB charge points and TV points in all main rooms, and media units in the sitting room and master bedroom, giving a modern connected home.
There has also been a wiring provision made in preparation for an EV charging point between the two parking spaces situated at the front of the house.
Outside Two parking spaces to the front of the property.
Steps to the entrance lead to a paved terrace to the side of the house, with space for seating and views out over the meadow.
A side gate and a rear gate lead to the paved and planted courtyard garden with covered bike store, hot and cold tap and power point.
Location Much admired and highly regarded, Woodbridge has featured in the 'best places to live' with The Sunday Times commenting 'The town's historical, brightly coloured buildings, winding lanes and hidden alleys are straight out of a story book, and there is an artsy, creative community, a vibrant high street and a fine selection of independent shops'.
In 2022 the town featured again in the list with the Sunday Times saying 'It's getting cooler, too, with bright young twenty- and thirty-somethings taking full advantage of its combination of cosmopolitan living, nearby coast and all the locally sourced organic produce and fancy coffee they could desire'.
A wealth of boutiques, restaurants, independent and national retailers are available in the vibrant town centre. Sutton Hoo, Snape Malting and Aldeburgh are all within reach, as are the beaches of Felixstowe and Shingle Street.
The town is well linked, with access to London Liverpool Street by rail via Ipswich offering an easy route into the city. By road both the A12 and A14 are within proximity giving access to London and Cambridge.
Important information We understand electricity, water and gas are connected to the property. The property has a Worcester Bosch boiler and a zoned heating system.
The conversion was completed in 2021 and a ten year The Q Policy structural warranty runs from then.
The maintenance charge for each of the 32 properties in Queens Drive is £336.42 per annum for the current calendar year. This covers communal garden maintenance and insurance. This is managed by a professional management company on behalf of the residents.
Council Tax - Band F
EPC - C
Our ref - PJR
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19 Queens Drive is a beautiful Edwardian townhouse which looks out from its prominent position at the head of the valley leading into Bredfield Street, a prime location within easy walking distance of all that Woodbridge has to offer. With its warm red bricks and Dutch gables the house rests imposingly at the top of a sweeping drive, which winds past a meadow with an area of wild flowers and also areas of lawn, mature trees and hedging.
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