DESCRIPTION 1-2 The Orangery is a unique and imaginative conversion of two former mews houses, which sits at the edge of the former Orangery wing within the grounds of the beautiful Georgian mansion of Broke Hall. The position of 1-2 The Orangery is wonderfully secluded within the curtilage of the Hall which are set in a landscaped deer park bordering the banks of the River Orwell in one direction and surrounded by rolling countryside in the other.
Benefiting from a modern oil-fired central heating system, the house includes a wide central reception hall with underfloor heating. Leading from the grand reception hall is a modernised kitchen opening into the dining room, with a wood burning stove and with French doors. These open into an octagonal conservatory overlooking a courtyard garden with a pond sheltered by beech hedging. To the opposite side of the reception hall is a ground floor bedroom wing which accommodates three bedrooms. Two of which have French doors opening onto private secluded gardens. These have an extensive range of built in wardrobes. The bedroom wing has a family bathroom and en suite shower room. The laundry and under stairs cupboards complete the ground floor.
On the first floor is the most stunning, elegantly presented triple aspect drawing room, which retains many of the original Georgian features. French doors lead out to a raised terrace and bridge with access to an area of secluded garden. From the drawing room, terrace and garden there are glorious elevated views over the open countryside.
Next to the drawing room is a very pretty smaller sitting/study that was formerly the kitchen with built in bookshelves and useful "kitchenette" facilities.
Set off the landing is a further study/5th bedroom, beyond which is the twin aspect master bedroom with a spacious en-suite jacuzzi bathroom, together with dressing room/study.
OUTSIDE Facing the front façade of the house delightful formal gardens which were professionally landscaped by Roger Gladwell and which include sheltered terraced courtyards, well-kept lawns, and well-stocked and colourful herbaceous borders.
To the side of the property a flight of steps leads to a raised garden, where there are breath-taking views across the picturesque countryside of the neighbouring valley.
The side garden is part enclosed by osier weave and parkland fencing and which is overhung by a neighbouring mature holm oak and includes a pair of circular terraces, ideal for alfresco dining.
A gated access and steps connect into an area of vegetable garden, with the communal parkland of Broke Hall Park beyond.
The property has two secure double garages each with additional parking.
Broke Hall Park stands behind electronically controlled gates on the banks of the River Orwell opposite Pin Mill, just 4 miles from Ipswich town centre.
The Hall itself, is a magnificent Grade II* listed red brick Georgian mansion situated at the end of a quarter mile long lime tree avenue and is surrounded by a deer park in grounds that were originally landscaped by Repton.
To the right of the main driveway behind the gates is a 16-acre meadow between the drive and the river, this is co-owned by the residents of Broke Hall Park.
There is private access to the foreshore and the river Orwell, mooring rights, and coastal path which leads to the neighbouring village of Levington and the famous public house: The Ship Inn at Levington.
The Hall was the ancestral home of the Broke family, having been granted by Henry VIII to Sir Richard Broke, who was at the time First Baron of the Exchequer.
However, the most notable heir was Admiral Philip Broke, who was honoured for saving the reputation of the Royal Navy by his famous victory, off Boston Harbour in 1813, when his ship, HMS Shannon, defeated and captured the frigate USS Chesapeake in the War of American Independence.
The private grounds behind the gates of Broke Hall Park is administered by a resident’s association with a modest annual charge for parkland and driveway maintenance.
LOCATION & AMENITIES 1-2 The Orangery is close to the River Orwell and River Deben, providing excellent water sporting opportunities, as well as golf courses located at nearby Rushmere, Ipswich, Seckford, Woodbridge and Felixstowe.
Just a stone’s throw from top performing private and state schools, with Orwell Park private school conveniently close at the end of the drive.
Some 9 miles from the historic riverside market town of Woodbridge, and only some 4 miles from Ipswich, both towns providing excellent facilities, amenities including John Lewis, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s and Ipswich Train Station which holds direct links to London Liverpool Street. Located not far from the A14 providing links to East Coast ports, Cambridge and the Midlands, as well as the A12.
OUTGOINGS Details can be obtained from Ipswich Borough Council.
VIEWING Please contact Flick & Son, 134 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AQ for an appointment to view. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01728 452469 Ref: 19639/CB.
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