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75 Great Harlings, Shotley Gate, Ipswich, Suffolk

Council Tax Band: B



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  • Stunning River Views
  • Well-presented Open Plan layout
  • Under Floor Heating
  • Useful Outbuildings - Workshop/Studio, Cart Lodge & Summer House
  • 1/3rd of an acre Plot
  • South West facing Garden/Vegetable Plots and Greenhouse
  • Easy access to Sailing facilities

Information about Area:

The property is on the Shotley peninsula.  This is a corner of East Anglia in South Suffolk which seems largely to escape the scourge of mass tourism.  An agricultural area, it exudes a timeless charm and there are many delightful secluded spots, some wonderful walks and plenty of wildlife.  The area is renowned as a base for waterborne pursuits.

Location of the Property:

Shotley Gate is at the tip of the peninsula.  The rear of the property directly borders an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  The house overlooks the salt marshes and northern foreshore of the River Stour which forms part of the RSPB Stour Estuary Reserve. It is a five minute walk to the water’s edge.  Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac at the end of an un-prepossessing residential road, just walk from the front of the house to the back and you enter a very different world.

Transport Links: 

Although the peninsula itself has only a couple of ‘B’ roads, it is easily accessible from the A12 and A14 (7 miles distant).  There is a regular bus service to Ipswich (25 mins) and a Main Line Rail link to London (Liverpool St. - approx 1 hour) accessed from Manningtree Station (25 min by car).  A Foot (and cycle) Ferry to Harwich (7 mins) and Felixstowe (25 mins) runs April-Oct.

The Plot (all dimensions are approximate):

Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, it is a ‘wedge shaped’ plot of about 1/3rd of an acre. There is easy side vehicular access into the back garden and ample parking for vehicles, boats, etc.,. Outbuildings comprise:-

Workshop (21’x14’): with electricity and water laid on

Cartlodge (20’x19’): for parking/undercover storage

Summer House (20’x9’): incorporating storage for garden tools/equipment

N.B.  Workshop would convert to a Home Office/Studio/Gym. The Cartlodge, a Bird Hide.

Commercial Potential:

Although the property has always been residential, it may have possibilities as a Holiday Home or Holiday Let.  It would also lend itself as a base for a small business in sectors such as - Leisure, Nature & Wildlife, Health & Wellbeing or Arts & Crafts (subject to planning, etc.,)

An external oil fired boiler is sited next to the front porch and the house benefits from underfloor heating. There is mains electricity, water and drainage but no gas. Council Tax Band ‘B’

But, whatever,……… just sit back and enjoy the house, garden and surroundings for what they are. A haven of peace and tranquility in an uncertain world and a place to relax and marvel at the ceaselessly changing panorama. With the play of the light on the water, the ebb and flow of the tide, and the waders coming and going, who needs wallpaper??

Accommodation (all dimensions are approximate)


Sealed unit double glazed front door to:

Entrance Porch, with coat hanging space, tiled floor to:

Entrance Hall:  with doors to

Utility/Cloakroom (8’9 max x 8’7 max): window to front, work surface with a cupboard under and plumbing for water softener, washing machine and dryer, eye level units over and wall storage/broom cupboard, tiled floor, low-level w.c. and vanity unit/wash basin

Front Sitting Room/Bedroom Four (10’8 x 8’9): window to front and tiled floor

Open Plan Kitchen/Diner/Living Space & Snug

Kitchen Area (12’7 x 9’7): fitted units and work surfaces with inset sink unit and taps over, base cupboards and drawers under, plumbing for dishwasher, built-in oven, microwave/oven, induction hob with extractor over, eye level units, stainless steel splashbacks, American style fridge/freezer set within full height built-in storage cupboards, wall mounted radiator, tiled floor, step-down open access to:

Dining Area (11’4 max x 11’2): patio door to rear patio and garden, tiled floor and open to:

Living Area (20’10 x 13’3): patio doors and full height picture windows overlooking the garden and beyond, tiled floor, step up to:

Snug (9’7 x 9’7): built-in glazed floor to ceiling bookcase, tiled floor, window to side elevation, pine winder staircase to:


Spacious Landing: Ceiling down lighters, boarded floor, hatch to:

Loft Space (25’ x 9’ max) fully boarded, Velux windows to front and rear, 6’ 2” central ceiling height, ceiling down lighters and power sockets

Bedroom One (13’6 x 11’6 - plus wardrobe space): window to rear, wood boarded floor, floor to ceiling built-in mirror fronted wardrobe, with en suite (6 ’x 5’) low level w.c, wash hand basin, shower cubicle, frosted window to front elevation, fully tiled walls and floor, wall mounted heated chrome towel ladder

Family Bathroom (7’ x 6’): vanity basin unit, panel bath, low level w.c, wall mounted heated chrome towel ladder, frosted window to front, part-tiled walls

Bedroom Two (13’3 x 13’2): wood board floor, wall mounted radiator, patio door

Bedroom Three (10’5 x 8’8): window to front elevation

PLEASE NOTE: This property is being offered directly for sale by the seller and all information and photographs have been provided by the seller. As such, Waterside Properties have not inspected the property and are therefore not able to verify the correctness of any of the statements of fact contained herewith, nor is Waterside Properties acting in an estate agency capacity for the seller.

For further information or to arrange a viewing, please contact the seller directly on:

Tel: 07999 528307


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