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Former farmhouse in Akenham near Ipswich on the market for just under £1million



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A five-bedroom former farmhouse set on a plot of 1.5 acres on the edge of Ipswich is up for sale with a guide price just shy of £1 million.

Bower House in Akenham, which is on the market with Fenn Wright, offers an abundance of period features from the Victorian era in addition to modernised characteristics.

The property boasts five reception rooms, a contemporary kitchen/diner, utility room, two bathrooms, off-road parking and a double garage, as well as the five bedrooms.

Bower House in Akenham is up for sale with a guide price of just shy of £1 million. Picture: Fenn Wright
Bower House in Akenham is up for sale with a guide price of just shy of £1 million. Picture: Fenn Wright

Situated in the rural hamlet of Akenham on the northern fringes of Ipswich, the home borders open fields and farmland to the rear.

Indoors, the impressive reception hall has a tiled floor and stairs to the first floor.

The sitting room is to the rear of the hall which has an inset wood burner with feature brick surround.

The home boasts a dining room with an inglenook fireplace and a chandelier. Picture: Fenn Wright
The home boasts a dining room with an inglenook fireplace and a chandelier. Picture: Fenn Wright

Double doors lead on to the conservatory which offers exceptional views across the extensive gardens.

Meanwhile, the dining room features an inglenook fireplace, sealed brick/tile flooring and a chandelier, from which you will find a family room and a playroom.

And the modernised kitchen/diner also has an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner, a range-style cooker with induction hob, integrated fridge and dishwasher along with a butler sink.

Bower House has a contemporary kitchen/diner. Picture: Fenn Wright
Bower House has a contemporary kitchen/diner. Picture: Fenn Wright

To the rear of the kitchen/diner is a former servants' staircase, and adjacent is the utility room.

On the ground floor, you will also find a study which has a feature fireplace, as well as a cloakroom which comprises a WC and basin.

Once upstairs, there is a galleried landing, from which there is the principal bedroom, alongside an ensuite bathroom, comprising a Victorian-style rolltop bath, shower cubicle, WC and basin.

The second and third bedrooms are substantial double bedrooms, both of which are located to the front of the property.

The property is set in 1.5 acres of land. Picture: Fenn Wright
The property is set in 1.5 acres of land. Picture: Fenn Wright

Bedrooms four and five are at the rear, and there is also an additional bathroom which has a bath, basin and WC.

Bower House, which is accessed by a private track, has a substantial parking area with a turning circle, as well as a detached double garage.

There is also a landscaped garden which has an extensive range of mature trees, flower beds and shrubs along with a pond.

Beyond this is a large additional garden area which is currently split into two areas - one has a formal lawn with a summerhouse, patio area and vegetable patch, while the remainder has a paddock-style enclosure where Alpacas are currently kept.

Bower House is on the market with Fenn Wright with a guide price of £995,000.

To find out more, visit Fenn Wright's listing here or call the team on 01473 232700.