General information Offered for sale within the heart of Felixstowe, Southwater is an Edwardian, detached family home with sea views and versatile accommodation. The property has a wealth of character dating back to the early 1900s.
Accessed via a black-and-white chequered tile pathway, the house was built in1909 by local builder Robert Pratt and still bears his trademark rooftop finials. We have been advised by the current owners that the original stained glass of the front door remains in place, encapsulated to preserve its beauty.
Upon entering the property through the substantial entrance hall, there are stairs leading to the first floor, along with access to the basement, previously used as a gym. To the left-hand side of the property is the well proportioned sitting room with a box bay window to the front, along with an open coal fireplace.
The drawing/ dining room is situated on the right-hand side of the property. This stunning dual aspect room is over 30ft in length and retains original features, with the benefit of an attractive multi-fuel burner. Off the hallway is a cloakroom with doors into the WC and the utility room, where storage is provided by matching wall and base units, and there is a door to the rear garden.
At the rear of the property is the impressive kitchen/ breakfast room, enlarged by the current owners in 2014. There are ample bespoke wall and base units, finished in a hand-painted shaker style, built and fitted by Debenvale. There is plenty of space for a family dining table, along with doors to the garden at the rear and sides. Harking back to the property's origins, the servant call bell board still sits above the kitchen door.
The first floor landing has access to four of the bedrooms, along with a family bathroom, comprising a four-piece suite of bath, shower, WC and wash hand basin. Additionally, the spacious landing has a door leading to a balcony enjoying views over the sea. Bedrooms one and a two are located at the front of the property, both with box bay windows, fireplaces and sidewards sea views. Bed one further benefits from an ensuite shower room. Bedrooms three and four are located at the rear, both with built in wardrobes. Bedroom three also features a fireplace and is currently used as a study, whilst bedroom four has an ensuite shower room.
A small door on the turn of the second floor stairs leads to ample loft space which is fully boarded and has lighting connected. The landing has access to the two remaining bedrooms, study and another bathroom with a three-piece suite comprising a bath, WC and wash hadn basin. Bedrooms five and six are located at the front of the property, both featuring attractive fireplaces and balconies looking out towards the sea. Completing the second floor is the study, currently used as a bedroom, with a fireplace and a window to the rear enjoying views over and beyond the rear garden.
Outside The front garden of the property is accessed through boundary hedging via two pedestrian gates and a driveway leading to the garage. A further pedestrian gate on the left-hand side and double gates on the other side lead to the rear of the property, which is predominantly laid to lawn with mature shrub and flower borders. There is a large patio to the rear of the house. The garden features a summer house, garden shed, green house and woodshed.
The right-hand side of the property offers potential for development, subject to planning permission. The current owners have considered building a coach house-style home on the potential plot. A recent topographical survey is available.
Location Tomline Road is located within close proximity to Felixstowe town centre and within easy striking distance of the sea front. There are a number of amenities nearby including Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club and shopping facilities. For the commuter, the A12 and A14 are within easy reach and there are frequent bus and rail services to Ipswich.
Important information Council Tax Band - E
Services - We understand that mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected to the property.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - D
Our ref - PJR
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Offered for sale within the heart of Felixstowe, Southwater is an Edwardian, detached family home with sea views and versatile accommodation. The property has a wealth of character dating back to the early 1900s.
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