Detached town house with indoor pool

Property: The Old Manse (front) ANL-140725-145641001
Property: The Old Manse (front) ANL-140725-145641001
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The Old Manse is an elegant 19th century town house on Ipswich Road in the heart of Stowmarket.

Built in 1811, the property has a proud history, having been home to some notable occupants.

Among the famous lodgers is Reverend John Curwen who was minister at the Stowmarket Congregational Church from 1841 to 1844.

Curwen devised the musical notation system, the Tonic Sol-fa, made famous by The Sound of Music’s doe, ray, far, lat, tee, doe.

The impressive house is on the market with a guide price of £645,000.

The Old Manse presents colour washed elevations under a series of steeply pitched roofs and offers impressive spacious accommodation over two floors.

The building retains many of its original period features and offers well proportioned accommodation throughout.

A panelled entrance door with stained glass leads to a large reception hall with a door to the dining room with original hand painted fireplace and further doors leading to the drawing room.

The house’s impressive kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of built-in units and a range style cooker.

The ground floor is compered with a utility room, a cloakroom and a wine store.

An easy rising staircase leads to the first floor where there is a master bedroom with adjoining bathroom, four further bedrooms and two family bathrooms.

A secondary staircase leads back down to the ground floor.

Outside, the property is approached by a gravel drive with five-bar gate leading to a large parking and turning area and an attached tandem garage.

The front gardens are enclosed by a mixture of brick walls, close boarded fencing and a high Beech hedge and includes specimen trees such as Chestnut and Yew.

The property also includes an indoor swimming pool with steel and glass enclosure immediately adjoined to a traditional 19th century former coach house proving storage and changing facilities.

Lying further north of the swimming pool is an enclosed area of lawn with shrub borders and a mature apple tree

Overall, The Old Manse offers a rare opportunity to buy a truly spacious family home in the heart of a well served town .

For more information and to book a viewing appointment, call agents Jackson Stops on 01284 700535 or visit