- Well proportioned flexible accommodation throughout
- Well proportioned principal reception rooms
- Coach house cottage
- Garaging, outbuildings, tennis court, heated swimming pool, equestrian facilities
- Mature gardens, woodland, paddocks
- Double banks to the River Ore
- EPC Exempt
Sir Robert Hitcham's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School (1.3mi.)
Framlingham College (1.6mi.)
Thomas Mills High School (1.8mi.)
An elegant Georgian country house set in a commanding position on the banks of the River Ore.
Broadwater is set in an elevated position principally facing south overlooking the River Ore and the surrounding undulating countryside. It is situated just outside the market town of Framlingham, which offers excellent local services and is renowned for its historic church and castle. There are several highly regarded private and state schools in the area. In the state sector Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School and Thomas Mills High School and in the private sector, Framlingham College, Framlingham Prep, Woodbridge School alongside Finborough School and St Felix. Broadwater House, has excellent communication Links. There is a direct rail service from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street which takes from 65 minutes. The A12 is but 4 miles away.
Set in a particularly lovely area of unspoilt Suffolk countryside, Broadwater is within easy reach of the Suffolk Heritage Coast with its extensive opportunities for sailing, fishing and golf at Southwold, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, and Snape, the home of the Aldeburgh Music Festival.
Broadwater is believed to date from the 17th century with much of the structure thought to date from the 18th century. Constructed of white and red brick under a peg tiled and slate roof, it is listed Grade II. The house has numerous period features that includes deep sash windows with shutters, well proportioned reception rooms, working fireplaces and a geometric curving staircase lit by an octagonal lantern. In all the house is in exceptional decorative order.
On the ground floor there are five principal reception rooms including a spacious drawing room and charming sitting room. Of particular note is the lovely entrance hall which has excellent proportions. On the first floor are up to seven spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and two shower rooms. The house has exceptionally flexible accommodation and is currently used as four bedroom suites, three of which also have a sitting room/ dressing room. On the second floor are two further bedrooms and a bathroom as well as two further attic storage rooms.
To the north of the main house and accessed via a separate drive from the front entrance is a cobbled three sided courtyard with a spacious two bedroomed coach house, garaging, stabling, gym and outbuildings. To the north and east of the courtyard, situated within the beautiful mature gardens is a tennis court, outdoor heated swimming pool, and a timber chalet, with kitchen which is currently used as an excellent party room and pool room.
Towards the northern boundary beyond a mature woodland copse, nicely tucked away is the equestrian complex. This comprises six stables, a tack room feed store and outdoor ménage. In addition on the way up to the stables there is a hay barn and a tractor store.
The entrance to Broadwater is found behind smart electric gates and is accessed up a sweeping private drive, which meanders through woodland before approaching the front of the house from the west, into a raised gravel parking area.
Mains electricity. Private water supply & drainage. Oil fired central heating and domestic hot water. Bottled gas for hob.
Square Footage: 7582 sq ft
Acreage: 40 Acres
From Ipswich take the A12 by-passing Woodbridge and on the Wickham Market by-pass turn left onto the B1116 signposted to Framlingham. Pass through the villages of Hacheston and Parham. Broadwater will be seen set well back on a rise on the right hand side.
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