Apartment, Broke Hall, Nacton, Ipswich
Guide Price £550,000
3 bedroom apartment for sale
Broke Hall is a large Georgian Grade II* listed Manor house and the former home of Admiral Sir Philip Broke, who won a famous naval battle against the United States of America in 1813.
In the 1990's the building was converted into fabulous luxury apartments capturing some of the best views across the River Orwell towards Pin Mill.
This imposing first floor apartment with three bedrooms is accessed by a grand staircase/lift and retains most of the original features with high ceilings, ornate fireplaces and large windows.
In the 1790’s, Humphry Repton, renowned landscape gardener, was engaged by Philip Broke to redesign and improve the estate.
Repton called in architect James Wyatt to assist with the project.
He also produced a Red Book explaining what needed to be done. This book (Copy is available) incorporates magical ‘before and after’ water colours revealing the transformed vistas of the house and gardens.
The property is approached by electronically operated gates leading to a long, impressive lime tree lined avenue through the deer park.
Passing through the gates into the private grounds to the right of the driveway are breath-taking views overlooking the River Orwell and a path granting private access to the beach on Nacton Foreshore.
Access to the main arterial roads servicing the whole of East Anglia is from the Seven Hills Roundabout where the A12 and A14 connect east of the Orwell Bridge joining the A1156 (Felixstowe Road/dual carriageway).
Follow the A1156 for approximately 1 mile, and then take the 2nd left hand turning signed Nacton Village.
Continue under the railway bridge and into The Street.
When the road bends sharp left, take the right hand road signed Orwell
Alternatively if you are travelling from the West, take the first turning after the Orwell Bridge signposted Ipswich/Nacton turn right under the A14 into Nacton Village, follow directions to Orwell Park School/Nacton Picnic site.
At the T-junction, in front of Orwell Park School, turn left into Church Road. Follow the road towards Nacton picnic site and take the centre driveway signed Broke Hall.
Enter the main gates and follow the drive all the way up to Broke Hall.
Parking - There is a double garage (Number 2) within an adjacent garage block and parking space. Visitors parking is also available.
Additional Land: The field next to the drive to the Hall, which runs down to the shore, is owned by Broke Hall Park residents by a community company,. The vendors’ shares are available by separate negotiation.
Broke Hall Park is located within a 45 acre deer park resting on the banks of the beautiful River Orwell.
Broke Hall Park was gifted by Henry VIII to the original Broke family and comprises a substantial Georgian mansion.
Broke Hall Park borders the River Orwell and there are some beautiful walks along the river bank to the Ship Public House at Levington, Marina etc'.
Within easy walking distance of Orwell Park Preparatory School, this beautiful peaceful park is full of wildlife, is located no more than about 3 miles from the county town of Ipswich.
From here, main line rail services to London Liverpool Street have a journey time of approximately 60 minutes.
Local Authority: East Suffolk Council
Council Tax Band: At the time of instruction the council tax band for this property is Band E.
Tenure: Leasehold (A 999 year lease from 25th March 1995 at a peppercorn rent.)
Money Laundering Regulations: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
1. While Potter's Estate Agents endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable they are only a general guide to the property and accordingly. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you please contact the office and we will be happy to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.
2. The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any description, dimensions, references to conditions, necessary permissions for use and occupancy and other details contained herein. The prospective purchasers or tenants must not rely on them as statements of fact or representations and must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.
3. Potter's Estate Agents doesn't have any authority to make or give any representation or warranty or enter into any contract whatever in relation to the property.
4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property. We strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.
5. Potter's Estate Agents will not be liable in negligence or otherwise, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars that have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor.
6. Photographs will only show certain parts of the property and assumptions should not be made in respect of those parts of the property that have not been photographed. (Items or contents shown in the photographs are not included as part of the sale unless specified otherwise. It should not be assumed the property will remain as shown in the photograph. Photographs are taken using a wide-angle lens.
Enter from the rear of Broke Hall into an imposing hallway with sweeping staircase leading to the First Floor. Ornamental niches and a deep cornice follow the contours of the curved internal wall within the stairwell.
Apartment 2 will be found on the first floor to the right of the landing and is approached via an inner lobby with a barrel vaulted ceiling. A lift is also available. The apartment has a wide panel door with fan light above opening to the front hall.
3.05m x 1.22m
High ceiling, ornate cornice, feature niche with inset light and cupboard beneath, concealed high level storage cupboard, door entry telephone, dado rail, deep skirting and carpet laid to floor flowing through the archway that leads to the rear hall. The drawing room, kitchen and main bathroom are accessed via the front hall.
2.13m x 1.52m
Continuation of the features within the front hall, built-in cupboard, airing cupboard with water cylinder and slatted shelves, concealed high level storage cupboard, alcove with book shelves above, electric radiator, inset lighting within the ceiling and panel doors opening to the bedrooms.
6.2m x 6.0m opening to 8.16m into the canted bay window
High ceiling with ornate deep cornice, canted bay with three tall sash windows incorporating window seats (West aspect), further tall sash window to the North East aspect, four wall lights, one uplighter, dado rail, three electric radiators, feature working fireplace with French marble fireplace believed to date back to the 18th/19th Century. Wood burning stove may be purchased by separate negotiation, deep skirting, carpet laid to floor and panel door opening to the kitchen.
2.44m x 2.44m
Plastered ceiling, four spotlights on a ceiling mounted track, a range of underlit eye level units and base units, granite work surface with inset stainless steel sink, tiled splash-backs, integral dishwasher, electric cooker, and fridge, tall sash window to the North East aspect, dado rail, archway above the door providing additional storage and tile flooring.
4.57m x 3.35m
Plastered ceiling with inset lighting and deep cornice, tall sash windows with working wooden shutters with far reaching parkland views to the east, concealed built-in cupboard and further concealed high level storage cupboard, dado rail,fitted wardrobes, carpet laid to floor and panel door opening to:
2.27m x 1.25m
Plastered ceiling, inset light, extractor fan, shower cubicle with Aqualisa mains shower, WC with Carrera marble work surface with inset sink and double cupboard beneath, wall mounted mirror with strip light above and tiled walls and flooring.
3.05m x 2.13m
Plastered ceiling with ornate cornice, built-in cupboard, tall sash window offering views to the North East aspect, and three concealed high level storage cupboards.
2.44m x 2.44m
Plastered ceiling with inset light, loft hatch, extractor fan, inner window providing borrowed light from the kitchen, electric radiator, WC with concealed cistern, Carrera work surface with inset sink and double cupboard beneath, panel bath with mixer taps and hand held shower, tiled splashbacks, feature arch above bath and tile flooring.
3.05m x 2.44m
(this room is accessed via the inner hall with barrel vaulted ceiling and is adjacent to the lift)
Plastered ceiling with inset lights, tall sash window with fine extensive views, storage unit with wall mounted shelves above with space and plumbing for the washing machine and with adjacent storage cupboard and carpet laid to floor.
Parking - There is a double garage (Number 2) within an adjacent garage block and an owned parking space. Visitors’ parking is also available.
Maintenance Charges An annual maintenance charge (estimate for 2020 being £2,000.00 per annum including buildings insurance) applies for the upkeep of the building.
A further annual charge of approximately £500.00 per annum applies for the upkeep of the driveway and grounds There is a separate, recently installed water meter.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.