Guide Price £565,000

Rectory Road, Harkstead, Ipswich, IP9 1DE

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General information

General information Set in a stunning rural position on the outskirts of the sought-after peninsula village of Harkstead, is this individual three bedroom cottage which has panoramic countryside views towards the River Stour. The cottage, which dates from around 1770, with modern day extensions, is set in grounds in excess of a third of an acre. Along with a wealth of period features and character, such as exposed ceiling beams and an Inglenook fireplace to the sitting room, there is a bespoke fitted Orwell's kitchen/breakfast room, a double garage and oil central heating.

The accommodation is accessed via the entrance hall which has stairs to the first floor and two large built-in cupboards. Off the hall there is a dining room which has dual aspect windows and exposed ceiling beams and timbers. The dining area leads into a sitting area which has dual aspect windows, exposed ceiling beams and timbers and an Inglenook fireplace with inset wood burner. An undoubted feature of the property is the impressive open-plan kitchen/breakfast room which has bi-fold doors opening onto the rear garden with stunning countryside views beyond. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of bespoke Orwell's units, wall cupboards, granite worktops and drawers. There is an integrated induction hob and oven and an exposed red brick chimneybreast with inset Aga. Off the kitchen/breakfast room there is a utility room which is fitted with a range of bespoke Orwell pine units and has a further door to the side garden. There is also a downstairs cloakroom which comprises of a basin and WC.

To the first floor, there is a galleried style landing giving access to all three bedrooms and the family bathroom, all of which offer spectacular countryside views. The master bedroom has dual aspect windows, exposed red brick chimneybreast and wall-to-wall built-in wardrobes and cupboards. Bedroom two also has dual aspect windows and a built-in wardrobe. The family bathroom comprises of a bath, basin and WC.

Entrance hall


Dining area 10' 11" x 12' 10" (3.33m x 3.91m)

Sitting area 16' 1" x 12' 10" (4.9m x 3.91m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 11' 9" x 16' 9" (3.58m x 5.11m)

Utility room 5' 9" x 7' 8" (1.75m x 2.34m)


Bedroom one 14' 10" to front of wardrobes x 13' 1" (4.52m x 3.99m)

Bedroom two 11' 3" x 12' 11" (3.43m x 3.94m)

Bedroom three 7' 8" x 16' 6" (2.34m x 5.03m)

Bathroom 5' 7" x 7' 7" (1.7m x 2.31m)

The outside The property is set on overall grounds of around 0.351 acres, surrounded on three sides by open fields and farmland. To the front of the property there is a large shingle driveway and parking area. This leads to a detached double garage which has two up and over doors. The garage measures 19' 3" x 19' 3". To the side, there is also a study/garden room which measures 18' 8" x 7' 7".

The remainder of the garden is mature and well-established with an extensive range of trees, flowerbeds and shrubs. There is a large lawn area and patio area plus a shed to remain. There is also a large allotment style area with raised planters.

Where? Harkstead lies between Holbrook and Chelmondiston on the Shotley Peninsula, a popular locality to the south of Ipswich. Nearby Holbrook has local shopping facilities and both secondary and primary schools. Also within easy reach are the Royal Hospital School at Holbrook and Ipswich School for Girls at Woolverstone. For the commuter, from Harkstead, there is relatively easy access to the A12/A14 and mainline stations at both Ipswich and Manningtree. For the sailing enthusiast there are marinas at both Woolverstone and Shotley and an inland water park at Alton Water, Stutton.

Important information Council Tax Band - D

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

Tenure - Freehold

EPC rating - TBC

Property summary

Set in a stunning rural position with panoramic countryside views towards the River Stour is this individual three bedroom cottage with double garage that is set on grounds of around a third of an acre.


  • Individual three bedroom detached cottage
  • Set in grounds of around a third of an acre
  • Stunning rural position with panoramic countryside views towards the River Stour
  • Orwells fitted kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
  • Sitting room with exposed beams and Inglenook fireplace
  • Dining room with exposed beams
  • Utility room & cloakroom
  • Oil central heating
  • Double garage & study
  • Sought after peninsula location

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