Built in 1904 by local Builders and Joiners in a unique fashion this spacious and stylish semi detached property is situated on the outskirts of the well served village of Elmswell.

The property has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment programme, yet still retains many original features, with bespoke joinery throughout. Benefits include a large mature well stocked garden with 2 delightful covered entertaining areas, a partly converted brick outbuilding (which lends itself to being a home office), parking for approximately 7 vehicles to the front and further enclosed parking (suitable for a caravan, glider or boat) to the side. The property has oil fired central heating and secondary double glazing to most windows (double glazing to the windows in the family room). A highly individual family home such as this rarely comes to the market and should be viewed to be fully appreciated.

The refurbishment work carried out includes; internal re-plastering and decorating through-out, the external timbers have been replaced and repaired where necessary, a newly fitted bathroom suite and ground floor cloakroom, refurbished kitchen, newly installed radiators, recently fitted carpets and flooring.


Entrance Porch: Original open porch with pament tiles and entrance door with stained leaded glazing leading to;

Entrance Hall: A light and airy space with staircase rising to first floor, radiator, doors to: kitchen, lounge, GFWC and storage cupboard with power connected suitable for fridge/freezer. Tiled flooring to hall way and newly fitted carpet to stairs and original leaded windows.

Ground Floor Cloakroom: With feature oval window to side, radiator, newly fitted recessed wall mounted sink and low level WC. Stylish tiling to walls and floor making the smallest room quite a feature.

Lounge/Dining Room: A large useful family room with original windows to front (bay) and rear, newly fitted skirting boards, bespoke shelving, original windows to front and rear and door to entrance hall. Stone fire surround with inset fireplace. Radiators x 2 and aerial point.

Kitchen/Family Room/Dining Room: Kitchen area - Windows to side of property, door to entrance hall and archway to dining area. Tiled flooring, attractive "tortoiseshell" style tiled splash backs, deep Iroko work tops and stunning turquoise Pyrolave draining board and work surfaces. Bespoke designer cream floor standing units with retro style sliding doors, cream wall mounted units, integrated fridge and dish washer. Large Hotpoint single electric oven with 6 ring (Calor) gas hob and extractor fan above.

Dining area: Feature windows and French door to rear garden (wooden double glazed), radiator, vaulted ceiling, archway to kitchen area and door to utility room.

Utility Room: Window to rear garden, tiled flooring, tiled splash backs, large stainless steel sink inset to work top, floor standing oil fired central heating boiler, access to small loft space, plumbing for washing machine and space and vent for tumble drier.

First Floor Landing: Large original feature window to side, doors to 3 double bedrooms and bathroom and access to large loft space (ripe for conversion subject to planning). Newly carpeted and decorated with original doors, newel posts and spindles, skirting boards and architrave. Radiator.

Family Bathroom: A large family bathroom decorated in an Art Deco theme. Original window to front and door to entrance hall. Recently installed suite comprising; large walk in shower with glass screens, pedestal hand wash basin, low level WC and panel bath. Stylish Art Deco style marble effect and black tiling to walls and tiled floor. Wall lights and radiator.

Bedroom 1: Original window to rear garden, radiator and feature fireplace.

Bedroom 2: Original window to front, radiator and feature fireplace.

Bedroom 3: Original box bay window to side, radiator, built in cupboard and feature fireplace.


Front - Entrance to Houghton House is via a recently fitted 5 bar gate. The shingle driveway provides parking for approximately 7 vehicles. Hedged boundary to the front and right hand side and fenced boundary to the left hand side. Mature shrub and flower borders to front boundary and right hand boundary. Outside tap and power socket. Bespoke gates to rear garden providing pedestrian and vehicular access.

Side - Enclosed parking for vehicle, caravan or boat and small timber shed.

Rear - A well stocked rear garden with an array of flower and shrub borders. A curving shingle pathway with brick edging leading to brick out building (partly converted and would be ideal as a home office) and timber shed. To the rear boundary is situated a large brick patio area with attractive covered structure with vaulted roof, ideal for entertaining. To the rear of the property is another brick patio with a glazed roof and surrounded by a low brick wall planter with a decorative curved step leading down to the shingle pathway.

Outbuildings - To the rear boundary is a timber shed. There is a brick outbuilding running between Houghton House and its attached neighbours property. Half of this building is owned by Houghton House providing a small brick shed to the end of the building and a larger full width area closer to the house. The main area of the outbuilding has been partially converted in anticipation of creating a home office. Works carried out on this building include: plumbing and drainage connected to enable the easy connection of a WC and hand wash basin, electricity connected, newly insulated and concreted floor, replacement timbers to the roof and tiles re-laid to these.


Disclaimer: Estate Agency Act 1979, the vendor is an employee of Purbeck & Co, Stowmarket. 

Ashfield Road
Guide £399,995 Bedrooms 3 I Receptions 3 I Bathrooms 1 Built in 1904 by local Builders and Joiners in a unique fashion this spacious and stylish semi detached property is situated on the outskirts of the well served village of Elmswell. Contact us for more information
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