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Greatwood House

Greatwood Lodge, Chalk Hill Lane, Great Blakenham, Ipswich IP6 0FJ, UK
  • Guide £1,900,000


Property ID: 6075
  • House
  • Property Type
  • 8
  • Bedrooms


8 acres of woodland, architecturally designed home with modern open plan living plus a 3 bedroom annexe current let as holiday accommodation.

Greatwood House is a detached family home located on approximately 8 acres of land, The current owners being builders themselves; designed and built this very impressive home. The property offers versatile and well-designed accommodation throughout, with ‘open plan’ living at the heart of the design.; features include a large entrance reception, a fitted kitchen opening to reception areas, and separated annexed accommodation currently generating an income of around £50,000 per year.

The annexed accommodation has three bedrooms, two shower rooms, and a large kitchen/living space, and is currently let for holiday/guest accommodation. However, this annexe could easily be used to house an extended family.

The property is charming, well-designed, and secluded, with established woodlands offering the potential for further development. The main garden and patio offer ample space for family needs, with several outbuildings providing useful storage.

To the front is ample parking, including a large detached double garage also providing additional storage.

The entrance reception area features a stylish, illuminated staircase leading to the mezzanine first floor. A spacious dining area with floor-to-ceiling bay windows, and access to the open plan kitchen/living/family room, along with 2 ground floor bedrooms sharing a Jack and Jill ensuite.

The fully fitted kitchen has a range of cooking appliances and quality fridges & freezers, with a centre workstation overlooking the ‘living” (glass-topped over the fish tank) breakfast table and living space. The living area has bifold doors leading to the outside patio and garden.

On the first floor, the initial mezzanine level provides a bright open plan space with a large floor-to-ceiling bay window with views of the surrounding woodland.
The master bedroom features his and hers dressing area and en-suite, which has a sunken Jacuzzi-style bath, open shower, bidet, WC, and twin wash basins.
The second bedroom on the first floor has a fully tiled ensuite wet room,
The luxurious family bathroom with a large shower enclosure and a freestanding bath.
The 3-bedroom annexed accommodation comprises an open plan kitchen and dining area with French doors to the outside patio garden and BBQ area,
3 good-sized double bedrooms main bedroom has an en-suite shower room, 2 further bedrooms and a family shower room.
The property has a large lawned main garden offering a high degree of privacy.
The remainder of the plot is mainly laid to woodland with a variety of trees interspersed with wildflowers including “ the bluebell walk”
To the front, the drive provides ample parking and a large detached double garage with additional storage.

Great Blakenham is a small village located in the county of Suffolk, England. It is situated about 5 miles north-west of Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, and about 2 miles east of Claydon. The village is home to around 1,200 people and offers a peaceful and friendly community.
Transport Links
Great Blakenham benefits from excellent transport links, making it an ideal location for commuters. The A14 runs through the village, providing easy access to Ipswich, Cambridge, and the Midlands. The village is also well-served by public transport, with regular bus services connecting it to Ipswich, Claydon, and surrounding areas.
For those who prefer to travel by train, Ipswich railway station is just a short drive away, providing easy access to London, Norwich, and other major cities in the UK.
Great Blakenham has a good selection of schools in the surrounding area. The nearest primary school is Claydon Primary School, which is located in the neighbouring village of Claydon. The school has been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted and offers a high standard of education to its pupils.
For secondary education, there are several options in Ipswich, including Ipswich Academy and Northgate High School. Both schools have been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted and offer a wide range of subjects and extracurricular activities.
Shopping Facilities
Great Blakenham has a small village shop, which is located in the centre of the village. The shop offers a range of essential items, including groceries, newspapers, and household goods. For more extensive shopping, residents can visit Ipswich, which is just a short drive away.
Ipswich offers a wide range of shopping facilities, including high-street stores, independent shops, and retail parks. The town centre is home to several large shopping centres, including Sailmakers Shopping Centre and Buttermarket Shopping Centre, which offer a wide range of shops, cafes, and restaurants.
Claydon also has a few small shops, including a Co-op supermarket, a post office, and a pharmacy.
Great Blakenham is a peaceful village, but it still has plenty of attractions to offer visitors. The village is home to the Museum of East Anglian Life, which is one of the largest open-air museums in the UK. The museum offers a fascinating insight into the rural life of East Anglia, with historic buildings, farm animals, and interactive exhibits.
Claydon also has a few attractions, including the Claydon Estate, which is a magnificent 18th-century mansion with extensive gardens and parkland. The estate is open to the public and offers guided tours, events, and activities throughout the year.
In conclusion, Great Blakenham is a delightful village in the heart of Suffolk, offering a peaceful and friendly community. With excellent transport links, good schools, and a range of shopping facilities, it is an ideal location for families and commuters. The nearby attractions, such as the Museum of East Anglian Life and Claydon Estate, make it a popular destination for visitors too.

  • Address Greatwood House, Chalk HIll
  • City Great Blakenham, Ipswich
  • County Suffolk
  • Post Code IP6 0FJ
  • Country England


Updated on May 9, 2023 at 9:31 pm
  • Property ID: 6075
  • Price: Guide £1,900,000
  • Land Area: 8 acres of woodland m²
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Property Type: House
  • Property Status: For Sale


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