Ixworth, Bury St. Edmunds
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- Immaculately presented modern four bedroom home arranged over three storeys & refurbished to a high standard
- Various interconnecting & separate spaces for variety of uses (exercise / study / entertain), including garden room
- Spacious sitting room with cosseting electric ‘flame effect’ fire, wood floors & wide bay window
- New kitchen with sleek appliances, plentiful storage & well-appointed separate utility / laundry room
- Impressive vaulted top floor bedroom suite with desirable walk-in wardrobe & bathroom with separate shower
- Further sumptuous bathroom, en-suite shower room & downstairs cloakroom
- Low-maintenance pet-friendly walled garden with sun terrace, lawn, cart-lodge & secure storage
- Located in the centre of a quintessential English village, within short distance of Bury St. Edmunds & A14 (A11) access
- Only 30 mins commute of RAF Lakenheath & Mildenhall
REFURBISHED MODERN HOME IN THE CENTRE OF AN HISTORIC VILLAGE WITH WALLED GARDEN & CART-LODGE
This attractive home is immaculately presented and occupies an enviable elevated situation in a tranquil centre of village historic high street setting. Recently refurbished to an exceptional high standard throughout to include new wiring and LED lighting, refurbished kitchen and bathrooms. The versatility of flexible separate living spaces with varying levels of connection that can be adjusted for a variety of uses, whether for exercising, studying or entertaining – all arranged around and flowing seamlessly from the central dining area. There is a spacious sitting room with cossetting fire and wide bay window coupled with a garden room to relax and unwind in. Additionally, a useful utility/laundry room with breakfast station. First time to the lettings market, of particular note is the impressive vaulted principal bedroom suite that spans the entire top floor, with a superior bathroom and a desirable walk-in wardrobe and dressing area.
A private block paved driveway opens to the additional asset of a cart-lodge with off-road parking for one covered vehicle and one other in front. A concealed gated area with two large secure storage units. Verdant frontage combined with a low maintenance landscaped rear garden, fully enclosed by a curved brick wall, is pet-friendly and ideal for outdoor entertaining with its split-level sun terrace and lawn.
1 Fordham Place is located seven miles to the northeast of the Cathedral town of Bury St. Edmunds and sixteen miles southwest of Diss, which has a mainline rail link to London. The property occupies a central position in a desirable modern residential enclave within the historic high street conservation area. Shops are interspersed with pubs, cafes and houses in this thriving village. Local facilities include parish church, fine dining restaurant, café, two pubs, doctors surgery, pharmacy, butcher, general store, village hall with film club, library and popular bowls club. The village hall with its recreational field and sports pitches has a children’s play area. Plenty of family outdoor fun is on offer at nearby Wyken Vineyards with its award winning Leaping Hare Restaurant.
1 Fordham Place was built in 2004 of a traditional style and behind its rendered elevations is versatile, well-appointed and beautifully arranged interconnecting, yet separate living spaces which extend to approximately 1817 sq ft (168.8 sq m). The property would appeal to a broad range of tenants: young professional families and visiting members of USAF - all who seek tranquil village living and with the benefit of outdoor amenity and off-road parking.
Porch / Reception Hall - Bricked and stone capped steps with a pair of wrought iron handrails rise from a verdant evergreen frontage to a partially glazed panelled front door – illuminated and well-sheltered by a large porch, which in turn opens to a welcoming entrance hall with stairs ascending to first floor and under stairs storage/coat hanging area. Phone point. Recessed lighting. Oak flooring. Doors to:
Cloakroom - Privacy glazed window to front and white suite comprising; pedestal basin, wc, Extractor fan. Recessed lighting. Oak flooring,
Dining Room - The hub of the home is the dining room from which interconnecting living spaces revolve and can be separated or opened up depending on the occasion or activity. TV point. Mix of dimmable recessed, pendant and picture lights. Anthracite ceramic floor tiles create a seamless flow through to:
Sitting Room - Accessible from both the reception hall or through glazed casement doors separating the adjoining central dining room. A wide canted bay window provides pleasant views along the High Street and of neighbouring period properties while the attractive fireplace with its electric ‘flame effect’ fire gravitates you into this cosseting space. TV point. Mix of dimmable recessed lighting and picture light. Oak flooring.
Garden Room - French doors open into the conservatory with its expanse of glazing, fitted with privacy blinds throughout, that draw in the garden views to create a space in which to relax and unwind. Pendant light with ceiling fan.
Open-Plan Kitchen - The newly refurbished kitchen, with window to front aspect, is thoughtfully considered with an extensive range of wall-mounted and base shaker-style cabinetry in dove grey. Task lighting above light oak laminate preparation surfaces with one and a half bowl stainless steel sink, mixer tap, water filter tap and InSinkerator waste disposal. Gloss cream subway tiles neatly tie in the scheme. High-quality integrated appliances include: pair of Neff stainless steel combi ovens, Zanussi five ring gas hob with a sleek charcoal extractor, dishwasher, Neff fridge/freezer. Recessed LED lighting. Door to:
Utility Room - The well-equipped utility room continues the dove grey cabinetry theme providing work surfaces and storage including pull-out larder, wine rack, breakfast station with Neff below counter freezer and stainless steel sink, drainer and mixer tap. Ultra twin tank water softener. Further appliances include: eye-level AEG microwave, Samsung washing machine, Hotpoint condenser dryer. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan. LED flush ceiling light. Anthracite ceramic floor tiles. Fully glazed door to sun terrace.
Landing - Stairs to second floor, elegant tall window with views of the historic High Street. Cupboard housing combi-boiler. Recessed lighting.
Bedroom Four - Window to front aspect fitted with curtains. TV point. Recessed lighting. Door to:
En-Suite - White suite comprising: tiled shower enclosure with mains shower, wc, pedestal basin with mixer tap. Wall and floor tiling. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Recessed lighting.
Bedroom Three - Window to rear garden aspect fitted with curtains, Range of wardrobes and storage space up and over bed. TV point. Recessed lighting.
Bedroom Two - Window to rear garden aspect fitted with curtains. Range of wardrobes and storage space up and over bed. TV and phone points. Recessed lighting.
Bathroom - Sumptuous refurbished bathroom suite comprising glazed panelled bath with shower attachment, pedestal basin with mixer tap, wc. Double-height heated towel rail. Shaver point. Extractor fan. Fitted vanity ware with mirror. Recessed lighting. Tiled wainscot and feature marbled wall. Ceramic floor tiles.
Landing - Stairs rising to further landing. Mix of recessed and wall lighting. Door to:
Principal Bedroom Suite - Light and airy impressive dual aspect room with lofty appeal from the vaulted ceiling and of particularly large proportions. Window with fitted curtains overlooking garden. TV point. Recessed lighting.
En-Suite Bathroom - Superior newly refurbished vaulted bathroom comprising bathtub with shower attachment, separate glazed walk-in shower cubicle with shower attachment, wall-mounted basin mix tap with vanity unit and wc, illuminated LED mirror. Shaver point. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Recessed lighting.
Walk-in Wardrobe - The added bonus of an extensive walk-in wardrobe with window overlooking the High Street. Mix of mirrored and glazed floor to ceiling cabinetry fitted with an array of hanging rails and display shelves, as well as a chest of drawers. Loft hatch. Recessed lighting.
FRONT & REAR GARDENS
A verdant frontage of mature planting with porch and wrought iron handrails. The rear garden is fully enclosed by a curved brick wall with a separate garden entrance. Low-maintenance two tiered landscaping includes a large sun terrace and steps up to a lawn with mature borders.
Vehicular access leads to a block paved driveway with plenty of turning and access to a useful cart-lodge. Gate to two secure storage units. Off-road parking for two vehicles.
Property is available to rent from 27th December 2023.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas-fired central heating. None of these services have been tested by the agent.
West Suffolk Council
Tax band D – £1,993.41 (2023/24) NB. Visiting USAF personnel exempt.
Strictly by prior appointment through the landlords’ sole agent: Whatley Lane. If there is anything of particular importance, please contact us to discuss in advance of the viewing.
DIRECTIONS (IP31 2GJ):
From London/Cambridge/Newmarket (by car) leave the M11 at junction 9 and take the A11 towards Newmarket. Continue on the A14 towards Bury St. Edmunds. Exit the A14 at Junction 43 Bury St. Edmunds Central, signposted A143 ‘Diss’. Take the first exit onto the A134 and at the next roundabout take the second exit merging onto the A143. Continue across another two roundabouts. Pass through the village of Great Barton and at the next roundabout, take the first exit into Ixworth. At the junction, turn right into the high street and at the brow of the hill turn left into Fordham Place where 1 Fordham Place can be found immediately on the left hand side and marked by our To Let board.