Guide Price £350,000

Plot 2, The Follies, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 9AA

  • Bedrooms


General information

General information

The accommodation extends to approximately 2,440 sq ft and comprises a spacious reception hall with original stairs to the first floor, cloakroom, sitting room, kitchen/dining room and utility area opening out to a veranda. On the first floor there will be five bedrooms, an en-suite shower room and family bathroom and there is also a cellar.

Local property specialists in conversion and new build property with over 30 years experience in providing high-quality homes are converting this striking building, which is included in the Council's local list of buildings which are of architectural and historic interest or make a significant contribution to the character and appearance of the area, into three spacious town houses, retaining as much character and original features as possible and there will be the creation of a new house to the side.

Formerly a public house known as "The Crown" and "The Haven", built by the brewers Tolly Cobbold, is one of a series of properties with distinctive shared features such as clock towers. The buildings projected a corporate image and have come to be known collectively as the "Tollys Follies" with red brick painted stone dressings and clay tile roof coverings.

This building was constructed in an Elizabethan style with projecting bays capped with shaped gables. Stone dressings high-light the picturesque outline and with the addition of bay windows with pierced stone parapets and decorative chimneystacks and clock tower. They were built in the 1920's as a result of the Tollemache Brewery undergoing a large expansion programme on estates in Ipswich. The design of these public houses were loosely based on the design of the Tollemache stately home at Helmingham Hall.

The development known as The Follies will provide an opportunity to own and reside in one of these iconic buildings which enjoy south-westerly facing gardens and will be turfed and sand stone patio enclosed timber fencing and two off-road parking spaces.

The original entrance lobby has been retained and leads into the reception hall with stairs to the first floor and twin doors into the sitting room located at the front, cloakroom, utility room, kitchen/family room with full-width bi-folding doors providing a glass façade leading out to the rear garden. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, an en-suite and family bathroom. Kitchen includes an oven, hob extractor hood, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

Entrance hall

Sitting room 18' 5" x 11' 8" (5.61m x 3.56m)

Kitchen 24' 8" x 13' 7" (7.52m x 4.14m)


Bedroom one 13' 8" x 13' 8" (4.17m x 4.17m)

Bedroom two 18' 5" x 10' 8" (5.61m x 3.25m)

Bedroom three 18' 5" x 9' 9" (5.61m x 2.97m)


The outside To the front there is a landscaped garden and stone paving with vehicular access being over a shared access off Ransome Road with each property having two parking spaces at the end of their south-westerly facing gardens. The rear garden will have a sandstone patio area with the remainder being turfed and the boundaries will be marked by fencing. The property will also have pedestrian access from their parking spaces into their rear gardens and there will be a bin storage area beside the driveway.

Where? The Follies situated on the eastern side of Ipswich, just two miles from the town centre, with its wide range of shopping and recreational facilities. Within the immediate vicinity are a number of shopping parades, libraries, schools, sports centre, Ipswich Hospital, golf courses and retail parks. The location also provides convenient access to the A12/A14 trunk roads.

Important information Council Tax Band - TBC

Services - We understand that mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected to the property.

Tenure - Freehold

EPC rating - TBC

Agents note

Property summary

Part of a stunning conversion of an iconic building, this three bedroom family home has an open-plan kitchen/family room, utility, bathroom, cloakroom & en-suite plus parking for two vehicles.


  • Newly converted house
  • Three bedrooms
  • Open-plan kitchen/family room
  • Living room
  • Utility room
  • Bathroom, cloakroom & en-suite
  • Parking for two vehicles


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