Ixworth Road, Thurston


With origins dating back to the 19th century and significantly extended and remodelled in more recent years, this substantial and particularly splendid Victorian house, of traditional brick construction with rendered elevations beneath a slate roof, displays a wealth of high quality features complemented by an amazing level of elegantly proportioned accommodation, complemented by delightful grounds and gardens in excess of half an acre. The beautifully arranged and much improved accommodation extends to a very impressive 5200 sqft and currently in brief comprises; pillared entrance and traditional panelled entrance door opening to an impressive reception hall with wooden panelling, original oak block floor, panelled staircase off to first floor. The drawing room is a spacious reception with feature fireplace with wood burning stove, sash windows to side and bay window to front. Further elegant receptions include a fine sitting room with fireplace and wood burning stove, study with fireplace, huge dining room creating a superb room for entertaining with two sets of french windows to conservatory, wooden flooring, fireplace and ceiling roses. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of units complemented by built in appliances and has an original well (glass covered) as a feature. Utility room, stunning 42ft Conservatory enjoying fabulous views of the gardens and creating a wonderful light and airy space, laundry room, games room, playroom, shower room and cloakroom. On the first floor is a large landing, master bedroom with adjoining luxurious bathroom, five further comfortable bedrooms, three bathrooms and two dressing rooms completes the accommodation.

The house is approached along a driveway to the front and side of the property, providing extensive vehicle parking and turning space. To the rear are mature gardens and grounds stocked with numerous mature trees, shrubs and flowering plants. A wide decked terrace provides an ideal area for outdoor entertaining. There is a log cabin office and a boiler house contains the Biomass boiler system.

The house is situated on the edge of the very popular and convenient village of Thurston which is about 5 miles east of the historic Cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds. The village has a railway station with British Rail connections to Ipswich, Cambridge, Stowmarket (Liverpool Street about 85 minutes). There are good local village amenities including primary school, well regarded community college, a lovely old church, two public houses, post office and general stores, village garage, butchers, hairdressers and recreation ground. The village is within about 1 mile of the A14 dual carriageway which links to the east coast ports, Cambridge & London via the M11 Motorway.

When entering Thurston from the direction of the A14 and Beyton, proceed towards the village, turning right onto Thedwestre Road. Follow the road to the T junction, turn left and then right at the next staggered cross roads into Ixworth Road, where the entrance to the house will be found further on the right.

Mains water, electricity, and private drainage. Heated with a more recently I installed Bio Mass boiler (2014) giving a substantial passive income via the RHI scheme and also fitted with solar panels and for a house of its size, the property is extremely energy efficient to run. Council Tax band G.

Please contact us on 01284 700 018 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

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  • Panelled hall, wine cellar, cloakroom
  • Drawing room
  • Sitting room, dining room
  • Study, playroom, games room
  • Stunning 42ft conservatory
  • Kitchen breakfast room
  • Huge master suite with bathroom and dressing room
  • Five further bedrooms, dressing room, four bathrooms
  • Popular village setting, annexe potential
  • Gardens and grounds in excess of half an acre

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