Guide Price £650,000

Holbrook Road, Freston, Ipswich, IP9 2PN

  • Bedrooms

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General information

General information Situated to the South of Ipswich, within walking distance of Holbrook and Alton Water, is this stunning 16th Century Suffolk farm house with later additions. The Grade II listed accommodation extends to over 2,500 sq. ft. and has been thoroughly renovated by the current owners. The practical layout has been enhanced by modern attributes including oil-fired heating, part double-glazing and a security system. It boasts a wealth of period features and is heavily beamed. Many rooms enjoy views over the landscaped grounds and fields to the front.

The well-planned accommodation is perfectly laid out for entertaining guests and interestingly, for a property of this type, there is a generously proportioned basement which has been renovated to the same exacting standards and currently provides a games room.

An oak door leads to a small reception area with door off to the drawing room and opening onto the sitting room which has windows to two aspects, wood flooring, red brick inglenook fireplace with cast iron wood burner, many beams and open studwork through to the kitchen which has windows to two aspects, pamment tiled floor and an extensive range of handcrafted and painted units with oak, pine and granite work surfaces. There is a Belfast sink, many beams and a fridge/freezer to remain. The Falcon Range is available by separate negotiation and an integrated dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a rear lobby with door to the garden, opening to the dining room and door and stair flight to the basement. This has a window to the side, 6' 2" high ceiling and an extensive range of wall-to-wall cupboards and shelving. The dining room is of good proportion with windows to each side and a fireside recess with window to the rear overlooking the garden. There is a cast iron fireplace, oak flooring, a listed pine double-fronted corner cupboard and stairs to the first floor. To the right of the front door is the drawing room which has windows to two aspects, stripped flooring, red brick inglenook fireplace with canopy, many beams, a spiral staircase to the first floor guest room and door to the side hall which has window to the front, pamment tiled floor and doors off. The shower room has a window to the front, pamment tiled floor, glass block large walk-in shower, WC and basin. It has three quarter wood panelled walls. The generously proportioned utility room has a window to the rear and vaulted ceiling. There is an oak door to the garden, pamment tiled floor, a range of storage cupboards, work surfaces, plumbing for a washing machine and the oil-fired boiler. The guest bedroom has a window to the front, vaulted ceiling, many beams, original flooring and built-in wardrobe.

The first floor landing has exposed studwork, stairs to the second floor and doors off. The master bedroom has a window to the side, beams, ornate cast iron fireplace, walk-in wardrobe with window to the side and an en-suite with window to the side, a tiled shower, WC and basin. The second bedroom on this floor has a dormer window to the front, many beams and built-in storage and there is a stunning period style bathroom with window to the front and a white roll-top claw and ball bath, basin and high-level WC. It has a tiled floor and airing cupboard.

On the second floor is a study/landing with two Velux windows to the side and it opens onto another bedroom with Velux window to the side, beams and there is an open eaves storage area creating a wardrobe space with Velux window to the rear.

Sitting room 14' 10" x 11' 6" (4.52m x 3.51m)

Kitchen 15' 3" x 14' 9" (4.65m x 4.5m)

Dining room 15' 8" x 14' 11" (4.78m x 4.55m)

Drawing room 14' x 12' 1" (4.27m x 3.68m)

Basement 19' 9" x 12' 7" (6.02m x 3.84m)

Utility room 16' x 6' 8" (4.88m x 2.03m)

Shower room 9' 5" x 6' 4" (2.87m x 1.93m)

First floor landing

Master bedroom 15' 1" x 11' 9" (4.6m x 3.58m)

En-suite 7' 2" x 3' 7" (2.18m x 1.09m)

Bedroom two 12' 4" x 12' 9" max (3.76m x 3.89m)

Bedroom three 12' 8" x 15' max (3.86m x 4.57m)

Study/landing 9' 1" x 13' max (2.77m x 3.96m)

Bedroom four 9' 10" x 12' 2" max (3m x 3.71m)

Bathroom 11' 2" x 9' 2" (3.4m x 2.79m)

The outside A tarmac driveway leads to a shared courtyard area, off which is a gravelled parking area which in turn leads to a double garage with twin doors and personal door to the rear. It measures approximately 21' x 18' 8". The front is laid to lawn enclosed by hedgerow and fencing.

The rear garden measures approximately 80 ft. square. It has a timber decked patio leading to a shaped lawn with border and inset shrubs, together with mature trees and is enclosed by hedgerow and fencing. The secluded garden also features a traditional red brick wall. In all, the grounds extend to approximately quarter of an acre.

Location Turkey Farm House lies in this semi-rural location on the Shotley peninsula, close to Freston and a short walk from Holbrook. This popular village has excellent facilities including primary and secondary schools, doctors surgery, village stores and pub. For the commuter, Ipswich and Manningtree mainline stations are easily accessible, as is the A12/A14 road links. For the sailing enthusiast, the Orwell and Stour estuaries and Alton Water reservoir are all close by and there is marina facilities at Woolverstone. There are footpaths and cycleways around the house, offering links to many places of leisure. Ipswich Independent High School and The Royal Hospital School at Holbrook are within easy reach.

Important information Council Tax Band - F

Services - We understand that mains water and electricity are connected to the property. There is a modern private drainage system.

Tenure - Freehold

EPC rating - N/A

Property summary

This stunning timber-framed farm house has been renovated to a high standard creating an enviable family home extending to over 2,500 sq.ft. with a wealth of period features.


  • Approximately quarter of an acre plot
  • Wealth of period features
  • Inglenook fireplaces
  • Heavily beamed
  • Sitting room, dining room and drawing room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Four bedrooms
  • Bathroom, shower room and en-suite
  • Double garage
  • No onward chain

Floor plan


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