Concealed behind an imposing red brick wall, Upland Gate is nestled within approximately 1.17 acres (sts) of gardens and grounds.
Built in 1863, very few have had the opportunity to enjoy this secluded property. Approached via a sweeping driveway, the house is substantially set back from Bishops Hill and offers a tranquil setting from the vibrant town of Ipswich.
The Flemish red bricked facade and slate roof highlights the period of the property and is a marker for the sympathetic restoration carried out by the current owner. The formal hallway, with original Victorian tiling and featured wrought iron stove fireplace, offers you a warm welcome and has doors leading to the reception rooms as well as the cellar directly off it. Both the stunning octagonal dining room and well-proportioned drawing room are positioned to the southern end of the house, enjoying the peaceful garden setting. The kitchen / breakfast room has underfloor heating, is generous in size and has a pantry and separate utility running off it. The study is neatly tucked away to the west corner of the house enjoying a peaceful outlook over the conservatory. The spacious landing on the first floor leads onto the octagonal master bedroom with en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is an abundance of natural light throughout the house.
The current owner has faithfully restored many original features, including window shutters and weights, service bells, floor tiling and arched coving. The property has been re-wired (Cat 5), re-plumbed, the roof updated, underfloor heating in the bathrooms and a sound system situated in the principal rooms and both workshops.
Outside, the formal stables have been converted in to garaging (with inspection pit) and storage, a large carriage driveway, with a featured central Scotch Pine tree, can cater for many vehicles. The stunning gardens have a plethora of shrubs, borders and trees within the grounds and offers a relaxed setting. An approximate 10m natural well is found to the north east of the property.
The property is conveniently placed for access into central Ipswich, where there is an excellent selection of quality shops & leisure attractions including John Lewis and Waitrose, the New Wolsey Theatre and Ipswich Marina. There are many excellent schools both in the public and private sectors, including The Ipswich School, St Josephs and Northgate High School; further afield, Orwell, Woodbridge and Framlingham private schools. For commuters, there are regular trains from Ipswich Station direct to London Liverpool Street station (about 75 minutes). The A12 and A14 provides access to the Midlands to the west and London to the south.