A classic 1930's family home, with grounds of around 0.85 acres, surrounded by trees & established borders, including Fig, Plum and Apple Trees.
Along much of its length, Belstead Road is fronted by large detached houses with mature front gardens. Whilst set back from the road, the architectural merit of the individual houses makes a strong impression on the streetscape, attractively framed by mature tree planting, modelled in part by the nearby leafy green parkland of Stoke Park. The earliest buildings are picturesque single storey entrance lodges to the larger estates, now converted into houses; alongside these are a mix of 19C and 20C house types, mostly two storey with attics.
Broad Beech is your perfect Belstead Road house. A lateral, detached family home offering great accommodation over two floors, with generous room sizes, good storage space, including a large attic, and an abundance of natural light throughout. The current owners have been in residence for nearly 30 years, looking after and maintaining the property. The longevity has been attributed in no small part to the wonderful south facing garden, measuring approx. 330 ft by 110 ft. During the summer months, the grounds lend themselves particularly well to garden parties, playing Croquet, Grass Tennis and Badminton. A kitchen garden, now in need of updating, has served the family for many years and has recently produced carrots and asparagus. The garden during the Spring months have had a good showing of daffodils and bluebells.
The principal rooms on the ground floor are a good size, ideal for either formal or informal entertaining and the kitchen is large enough for a breakfast table and chairs, and with the benefit of a larder for additional storage; this space caters for family living extremely well. As noted on the floor plans, the study is a generous square room, with a large window overlooking the front garden. This room can also be used as a 5th bedroom, with the downstairs shower room & WC next door. The study is accessed via the hallway and provides a quiet zone for work or study. The drawing and dining rooms both have fantastic garden views, the former has French doors leading out to a patio area. In addition to the ground floor accommodation, there is a separate utility area to the front of the house.
Finally, the frontage depth facilitates an ample amount of off-street parking, on the gravel driveway, or by utilising one of the two garage buildings.
Subject to the necessary planning permissions, there is the potential to extend and add further living space either into the loft, the garages, or above the study; buyers also might consider a swimming pool or tennis court.
This highly convenient position is easily accessible to local supermarkets, and Ipswich town centre, which lies only 1.9mi to the north east and provides a full range of shopping, commercial, recreational and transport facilities. Regular intercity rail services to London Liverpool Street Station take about 65mins. Woodbridge is 10.1mi to the north east, with its riverside location, and a little further afield Framlingham which is 18.1mi. There are well regarded schools in both the private and state sectors. They including, St Joseph's College (Private) and walking distance to the house, Ipswich School (Private), Ipswich High School (Private), Royal Hospital School (Private), Woodbridge School (Private), Framlingham College (Private), St Alban's Catholic High School (State), Kesgrave (State), Farlingaye (State), Thomas Mills High School (State).
The A12 is accessed to the south and links to London & M25 and the A14 to the west for Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge or east to Felixstowe and the beaches, and Norwich to the north, via the A140.
Activities in the area include Sailing, Horse Riding, Karting, Clay Shooting, Hockey, Rugby, Football & Golf.
A12 & A14: 2.8mi (4.5km); A140: 11mi (17.7km); M25: 54.9mi (88.3km); Ipswich train station: 1.7mi (2.7km); Ipswich town centre: 2.2mi (3.5km); Woodbridge town centre: 10mi (16km); Felixstowe town centre: 13mi (20.9km); Framlingham town centre: 18mi (28.9km); Colchester town centre: 17.7mi (28.4km); The City, London: 80.9mi (130.1km).
POST CODE (IP2 9EH): For satellite navigation type in the post code or alternatively take the A1214 north from the A12, turn right on to Willoughby Road and at the
T-Junction, right on to Belstead Road for 1.1mi before arriving at the house on the left side.
Please note all distances & times are an approximation and should not be relied upon as fact.
Buyers & their representatives should satisfy themselves for their own requirements.