The Crow's Nest, Pin Mill, Ipswich IP9

Perfectly named, The Crows Nest is perched on a hill above the historic riverside hamlet of Pin Mill, with panoramic views across the beautiful River Orwell estuary.

It's a fabulous, contemporary modern house, built by the vendor in 2018 as a truly bespoke, totally individual property. The outstanding feature is the stunning 40ft open plan living/dining/kitchen space with full width windows and glazed doors that open out onto wide decking – a seamless indoor/outdoor living space ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining.

The main room incorporates a fully fitted, contemporary kitchen, Karndean flooring and a modern wood burning stove to complement the air source underfloor heating. There's also a cosy snug with its own wood burner, and full height sliding windows that open onto the deck's covered recess.

The flexible use accommodation also includes a dining room with access to the deck, a large, general purpose utility room, with an external door, a shower room/cloakroom, and study with media hub.

On the first floor, the principal bedroom has glorious views from its three wide windows. It is open plan with a raised bath in the room, as well as en suite shower room.

Great British Life: ‘Wow factor’ 40 ft open plan living/dining/kitchen with full width bi-fold windows opening onto wide decking‘Wow factor’ 40 ft open plan living/dining/kitchen with full width bi-fold windows opening onto wide decking (Image: Jackson Stops)

The second, corner bedroom, has a built-in sauna, a Japanese spa bath and steam shower room. Bedroom three and four both have en suite shower rooms.

The south wing of the property incorporates a self-contained annexe flat above the large integral garage and plant room with a kitchenette/living room, two bedrooms and a shower room, and its own area of raised decking garden.

Beyond the house is an enchanting, hideaway studio incorporating a living room, kitchen/dining room, bedroom and shower room. Both annexes could be used for guest/ family accommodation, or holiday or long-term lets.

The property sits on a one-acre plot of terraced hillside gardens, a productive orchard and a kitchen garden.

Pin Mill is famous for its connections with the author Arthur Ransome, who set the opening chapters of We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea and Secret Water there.

It has a rich maritime history, is home to the riverside Butt & Oyster pub, and also has a traditional working boat yard, local sailing club and access to deep water moorings. The village is just few miles from Ipswich railway station with mainline services to London.

Guide price: £2,000,000

Agent: Jackson Stops T: 01473 218218