The Street, Monks Eleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7

Guide Price £1,150,000

A significant Listed family house with an impressive interior, beautiful grounds of about 5.31 acres, a home office & hard tennis court. Rushbrooks provides a rare opportunity to acquire a grand country house with land in the middle of a village with amenities.

  • Freehold
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Reception Rooms
  • 4 Baths
  • House
  • Detached
  • Land
  • Outbuildings
  • Tennis Court
  • 5,688 Approx Sq ft


Understood to date from the 15th century Rushbrooks is a substantial detached village house occupying an imposing position in the heart of Monks Eleigh. The property offers extensive family accommodation extending over 5,600 sq ft with the flexibility of a self-contained two bedroom annexe if required. As you would expect the property retains a wealth of period features including exposed wall and ceiling timbers, fine fireplaces and charming architectural details. The current owners have embarked upon a comprehensive and sympathetic program of improvement which has included a stunning high quality kitchen with Aga and granite work surfaces, replacement bathrooms, enhanced plumbing, upgraded wiring and re-decoration. The front door opens into an impressive reception/dining hall with Inglenook fireplace, the adjoining triple aspect drawing room with French doors onto the terrace. There is a further spacious sitting room with fireplace (sealed) and double doors leading into an inner hall with cloakroom and cloaks cupboard.

A particular feature of the ground floor is the beautifully fitted “Neptune” kitchen with a range

of integrated appliances and oil fired AGA, a door from the kitchen leads to a covered loggia at the rear of the property ideal for alfresco dining and leading to a store and gardener’s loo. Adjoining the kitchen is a superb breakfast room with wide bay window with French doors leading down steps to a further terrace. The remainder of the ground floor consists of a playroom, well fitted utility and a further cloakroom. A flight of stairs lead down to cellar and store room accessed externally.

On the first floor there is an impressive master

bedroom suite with adjoining bathroom, two large landing areas one which offers access onto a large roof terrace and five further bedrooms and a dressing room served by one ensuite shower room and two further bath/shower rooms, as well as a linen store.

The grounds are very much a feature of the

property and offer a pleasing mix of formal and

informal areas together with a hard tennis court, ample parking and a useful outbuilding providing potential for an office from home (subject to any necessary consents). The garden runs down to a series of water meadows with immediate river frontage onto the Brett.

Rushbrooks offers a unique opportunity to purchase a substantial country home with good acreage, yet it's in the middle of a very pretty village with good amenities within walking distance. Viewing is highly recommended.

Rushbrooks is approached over a hard driveway via a pair of solid oak gates leading down to a large gravelled parking and turning area. The useful outbuilding comprises a double garage, store, office and games room, it is felt that this building could be used as an office from home or converted to provide further accommodation if required (subject to any necessary consents).

The gardens and grounds lie predominately to the south of the house and feature a series of informal and formal gardens and a small orchard partly enclosed by red brick walls. A small front garden with brick pathway leads to a side garden terrace. The main areas of lawn are framed by flowering and herbaceous borders and they gently slope down towards the river shaded by a fine Cedar tree to a series of water meadows with pond and direct access to the river Brett. The water meadows are bordered by a series of mature trees providing a delightful setting.

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