£430,000 Sold STC
Cliff Road, Felixstowe
A rare fine Grade II listed period residence, originally dating back to around 1554, making it one of Felixstowe's oldest properties. High quality renovations and extensive improvements have been carried out throughout. The property has been re-wired, re-plumbed and has a new central heating system installed. Oak framed leaded windows and oak flooring to most rooms, which beautifully compliment the property.
Monksmead comprises of 5 or 6 bedrooms, a first floor family bathroom, a ground floor shower room, lounge, sitting room and dining room along with kitchen. There is a double garage to the side of the property, which is currently being used as a gymnasium. There is also a side room which could be used as a sixth bedroom or as an additional family room. The property benefits from off road parking and gardens to front and rear.
The property is situated within walking distance of the sea and promenade and close to a local Spar shop with a Post Office. A parade of local shops including a hairdressers, bakery and a butchers are also located nearby. The main shops of Felixstowe town centre are situated less than one mile away.
Solid oak door with leaded windows leading to:
ENTRANCE HALL Polished wood floor. Loft access. Radiator. Door to:
INNER LOBBY Turning stair to first floor landing. Leaded window to front. Under stairs storage cupboard. Cupboard housing fuses. Display unit.
LOUNGE AREA 17' 8" x 13' 2" (5.38m x 4.01m) Door from hallway. Leaded window to rear. A wealth of exposed ceiling and wall timbers all of which have been air blown and, along with the oak floor, sealed with Danish oil. There is a fireplace recess with open hearth and mantel. Two radiators. Wall light points. Beside the chimney leads to:
SITTING ROOM AREA 13' 7" x 13' 6" (4.14m x 4.11m) Oak flooring. Leaded windows to rear. Solid oak door to rear patio. To one wall is a full range of oak fronted storage. Radiator. Door to lobby area.
DINING ROOM 14' x 12' (4.27m x 3.66m) Door from lobby. Leaded window to front. Fireplace recess with red brick chimney breast and surround with oak Bressumer beam and a gas point for a fire. Wall light points. Tiled floor. Radiator. Door to:
KITCHEN 13' 2" x 7' (4.01m x 2.13m) Oak double doors. Enamelled sink unit with work surfaces which extend to three walls providing a full range of drawers and base units incorporating dishwasher and refrigerator. A large Range oven (Master 110 and Master 55) with ten gas hobs and hotplate, three ovens and two extractor hoods. There is a full range of matching wall mounted units with glazed display units with lighting above and below. There is waste disposal and further butler sink with storage below. Water softener that serves the whole property. Leaded windows to the rear. Radiator.
GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM Fully tiled. Enclosed shower cubicle with drench shower. High level WC. Wash basin with vanity unit. Leaded window to rear. Electric heated towel rail. Stained glass window. Audio ceiling speakers.
DOUBLE GARAGE/GYMNASIUM 15' 8" x 15' 8" (4.78m x 4.78m) Solid eroco wood doors. Terracotta flooring. Radiator. Housing for gas boiler which serves the central heating. Enamelled sink unit with mixer and fresh water taps, drawers and base units. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Glazed wall mounted units. Leaded window and door which leads to the rear patio. A further door leading to:
BEDROOM 6/STUDY 19' 8" x 11' 2" (5.99m x 3.4m) This room has been fully converted and provides extensive down lighting and wiring for technology. The room would provide a useful space as a playroom/games room or indeed a separate annexe. The room has electrically operated roof lights, window to front and door to rear patio. There is access from this room to a fully tanked dry cellar.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING Extending to the length of the property with a wealth of exposed beams and timbers. Radiator. Leaded windows. Polished wood floor. Oak door leading to second floor staircase.
BEDROOM 1 17' 2" x 13' 8" (5.23m x 4.17m) A range of leaded windows to the rear. Polished wood flooring. Open fire with cast iron surround and mantel. Two oak fronted wardrobe cupboards. A wealth of exposed beams. Oak window bench. Wall light points.
BEDROOM 2 13' 9" x 11' 9" (4.19m x 3.58m) Leaded window to rear. Two radiators. Polished wood floor. Fireplace recess with polished wood surround, mantel and hearth. Under stairs storage cupboard. Double wardrobe cupboard. Exposed timbers.
BEDROOM 3 18' 10" x 8' 7" (5.74m x 2.62m) Leaded window to rear. Velux roof light. Two radiators. Polished wood flooring.
FAMILY BATHROOM 13' 9" x 9' (4.19m x 2.74m) Cast iron roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Pedestal wash hand basin. Bidet. High level WC. Fully tiled and enclosed shower cubicle. Half tiling and tiled floors. Leaded windows to front. Wall light points. Loft access.
BEDROOM 4 12' 8" x 11' (3.86m x 3.35m) Drop down and fold over hatch to stairwell. Loft hatch. Leaded window. Radiator. Solid wood door to:
BEDROOM 5 21' 6" x 7' 2" (6.55m x 2.18m) Polished wood floor. Radiator. Leaded port-hole window and leaded window to rear. To one end of this room is a second turning oak staircase with leaded window to the rear taking you back to the first floor landing.
OUTSIDE There is a high close-board fence and wall to the front of the property. To one side is a shingle driveway providing off road parking which leads in turn to the garage. There is a brick pathway and ornamental arches with well stocked beds and borders and a small short path to the front door. There is side access to:
REAR GARDEN Enclosed by 6' close-board fencing. Immediate to the rear of the property is a paved patio with low lying retaining wall and raised beds, intertwining cobbled pathways leading to a circular patio with further pathways leading to a Japanese style pergola and a meditation garden with raised rockeries and well stocked beds and borders. There are a wealth of mature specimen trees and shrubs. The remaining garden area is available for further cultivation.