Two bedroom apartment - Ipswich home swap
Large ground floor period conversion of attractive house built about 1840 and converted into 6 apartments. No 2 has its own own terraced garden accessed through the main bedroom or by a gate in the wall to the street outside
A good quality piano is available to play in the large main bedroom which leads directly on to the garden. It is wonderful to sit on the lower (shady) terrace, on a warm summer evening and listen to the piano being played.
Across the hall is a second smaller bedroom with small double (4`) electronic bed and en-suite with whirlpool bath. Also off the hall is a separate bathroom with shower. Washing machine on landing leading to cellar. The cellar has electric lighting and a window and may be used for additional accommodation. (low ceilings).
The living room has original Georgian windows giving lots of light and contains a double bed-settee which can be unfolded to make a temporary bed for two. Separate Library/study/ dining area (table can seat 10). Modern kitchen with tall fridge/freezer, dishwasher and table for 4 to eat. Access to car park is via the kitchen where there is one parking space per flat. If you have more than one car you can buy visitors tickets.
About the location
Woodbridge Road leads from the town centre to the beautiful Suffolk coast and although the road can be busy at peak times, the traffic noise is not intrusive because the house is set back from the road about 50`. A bus stop is almost outside the house so you can get to the seaside by bus f you want! In the other direction, walking is more practical to get into the town centre.15-20 minutes depending on where you are going.
A recently developed superb waterfront is a relaxing place to stroll and have a coffee in the sun, or lunch or dinner in every price range. Or visit one of the many churches in Ipswich that were built with profits from the wool trade of the middle ages and now have been revitalised into art galleries; mindfulness centres, jazz and classical concert venues and classes of all kinds.
Ipswich is the home of `Dance East` where you can watch performances choreographed by internationally acclaimed artists and attend classes in Yoga, Tai-chi, and dance of any kind. Ipswich has a multiplex cinema and a small one showing specialised films. The main Wolsey theatre puts on a variety of plays throughout the season and a couple of smaller theatres provide space for young productions and experimentaldrama.
The railway station is a 25 min. walk or bus ride away or its less than £5.00 for a taxi. The new hi-speed train gets to London, Liverpool Street in less than an hour, or, in other directions, to Norwich and Cambridge.
If you bring or hire a vehicle, you will have greater flexibility to explore the beautiful East Anglian countryside, visit some of the many churches and other historic buildings, the fabulous Suffolk coastline and Norfolk Broads.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Open to Offers
- Housesitting Offered
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- Pet Care Offered
- Garage / Parking
- Use of computer
- Washer / Drier
- Disabled access
- Shopping facilities
- Scuba diving
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Horse Riding
- Good public transport
- Car not required
- Car recommended
Closest airport: London Stansted
Nearest city: London, Cambridge, Norwich
Property type: Apartment
Location type: City