A four-bedroom Edwardian home with a separate two-bed barn conversion generating rental income is for sale in Woolverstone, near Ipswich, for £1.25m.

Situated on the Shotley Peninsula, part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 'The Old Kennels' comprises more than 3,500 sq.ft of living accommodation and mature gardens extending to 0.45 acres. 

According to selling agents Fenn Wright, the Edwardian main house has been refurbished to a high specification, with a stunning open-plan kitchen/dining room and a wealth of period character and charm throughout. 

The architect-designed barn conversion offers 1,200 sq.ft of accommodation and is currently let for part of the year as an Airbnb.

Ipswich Star: A separate two-bed barn conversion is used for part of the year as an AirbnbA separate two-bed barn conversion is used for part of the year as an Airbnb (Image: Fenn Wright)
Since the completion of the barn conversion, both properties have been integrated around a central drive and mature garden area. A Flemish bonded wall has also been added to separate the vegetable garden from the main gardens. 

The main house is entered through a handmade oak front door. A stone-tiled entrance hall, with a cloakroom, leads into the open-plan kitchen/diner with part-vaulted ceiling, polished granite island and open fireplace. 

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The stylish kitchen is also fitted with a Smeg hob and double Siemens ovens, granite worktops and storage areas, while a double door opens onto the garden and patio area.

A dual-aspect family room/study opens off the kitchen, with bespoke built-in storage and a stripped wooden floor.

Ipswich Star: The main house has an impressive open-plan kitchen/dinerThe main house has an impressive open-plan kitchen/diner (Image: Fenn Wright)
Ipswich Star: The vaulted kitchen area centres around a polished granite islandThe vaulted kitchen area centres around a polished granite island (Image: Fenn Wright)
Also off the entrance hall is a triple-aspect sitting room with wooden floor, woodburning stove, and double doors onto the garden dining area. Opposite this room is a large reception room with Edwardian fireplace and wooden floor, which is currently used as a home office. 

Completing the ground-floor accommodation is a two-room, stone-tiled utility area with storage cupboards, built-in washer/dryer storage, ironing area and a shower room with a WC, wash basin and walk-in shower.

An additional WC and boiler room are located off a small hallway at the rear of the property, accessible from both the kitchen and an external door. 

Ipswich Star: The triple-aspect sitting roomThe triple-aspect sitting room (Image: Fenn Wright)
Upstairs, the first-floor landing provides access to all four double bedrooms and the family bathroom. 

The main bedroom is situated at the front of the property, offering dual-aspect views across open fields and farmland. Bedroom two, also located at the front, features an original Edwardian fireplace and field views. 

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The third and fourth bedrooms are located at the rear, with views overlooking the garden. There is bespoke fitted storage in bedroom three, while bedroom four features an en-suite shower room.

The fully-tiled family bathroom also offers garden views, along with a large freestanding oval bath.

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The spacious, two-bed barn conversion is located towards the rear of the plot.

Fenn Wright say the timber-framed building "combines the old-world charm of solid oak beams with modern triple-glazing, floor-to-ceiling windows and a polished concrete floor, with underfloor heating".

It provides "significant income" as a holiday cottage and has also become a family favourite for parties and overflow accommodation when friends come to stay. 

Ipswich Star: The architect-designed barn conversion enjoys floor-to-ceiling windows and polished concrete floor with underfloor heatingThe architect-designed barn conversion enjoys floor-to-ceiling windows and polished concrete floor with underfloor heating (Image: Fenn Wright)
Double entrance doors open onto an entrance hall at the centre of the building.

To the right is an open-plan kitchen/dining area with worktops, drawers and cupboards. The space enjoys plenty of light from the dual-aspect, room-wide windows.

At the centre of the ground floor is a shower room with shower, WC and handwash basin. 

The left of the hallway leads into a large sitting room with vaulted ceiling and oak-framed, full-height windows. Double doors lead onto the private garden at the back of the building, where a large lawn area sits in front of woodland.

A handmade oak staircase leads from the sitting room up to a mezzanine area, giving access to two double bedrooms with wooden flooring throughout. 

Ipswich Star: The main house has extensive gardens and patio areas to the rear and sideThe main house has extensive gardens and patio areas to the rear and side (Image: Fenn Wright)
The Old Kennels is set on an overall plot of 0.45 acres. A driveway to the side of the property leads to a turning area and parking for several vehicles. There is also a garage with electric up/over door. 

Extensive patio areas and gardens sit to the rear and side of the main house. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with an extensive range of mature trees, shrubs and flower beds. 

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The property is situated on the fringes of the village of Woolverstone, which has a number of historic buildings and a popular marina. The neighbouring villages of Chelmondiston and Holbrook provide amenities such as village stores, schools and pubs .

For more information, contact Fenn Wright


The Old Kennels, Woolverstone

Guide price: £1,250,000

Fenn Wright, 01473 232700