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Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12

Price on application

5 Beds 4 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: IPS150013


  • A Grade II* Listed Georgian town house
  • Extending to over 2,880 sq ft
  • Centrally located & arranged over 3 storeys
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room & utility room
  • 5 double bedrooms & 4 bath/shower rooms
  • Easy maintenance walled garden with brick paved terraces and lawn
  • 2 designated parking spaces within private parking area with direct garden access
  • Potential for a top floor self-contained unit
  • Offered with no onward chain


A 5 bedroom townhouse located in central Woodbridge with walled garden and 2 designated parking spaces. Understood to date from the mid-18th Century and situated at the top of Woodbridge's thriving Thoroughfare, The Admiral's House presents red brick elevations with double hung sash windows, beneath a plain tiled roof. Listed Grade II* and arranged over 3 storeys, with accommodation extending to some 2,884 sq ft, the property retains many original features throughout, featuring a centrally located and double height staircase hall. The elegantly presented reception rooms comprise a living room with large open fireplace and French doors leading to the rear garden, a south facing panelled drawing room, along with a light filled dining room with two sets of double doors opening onto the central stair hall. Situated to the rear of the property is the kitchen/breakfast room with French doors opening onto the rear garden. The room is furnished with a range of fitted wall and base units and provisions for a large range cooker. The utility room is situated directly adjacent. There is a cloakroom/WC off the front hall and a trap door accessing the cellar. The floor covering to the majority of ground floor rooms is a mix of traditional and modern timber boards. Ascending the elegant stair, the first floor offers a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, a guest bedroom to the south elevation with an en suite bath/shower room, and a third bedroom with walk-in closet (previously an en suite, with plumbing provisions in place). A further staircase gives access to the second floor, offering two further bedrooms, both with independent en suite shower rooms. The dormer windows offer far reaching views to the south and, depending on the season, pick up glimpses of the River Deben. This floor could easily be adapted to form a self-contained space if desired. OUTSIDE Approached on foot, the front door is accessed directly off the Thoroughfare, alternatively the property can be reached from the rear via St John's Street, accessing a private parking area, with The Admiral's House benefiting from two designated spaces. Beyond there is gated access directly to the rear of the property. The easy maintenance and attractive walled garden has two brick paved terraces with an area of lawn and is surrounded by well-stocked beds and borders, with French doors accessing the residence. LOCATION Woodbridge is a thriving market town located on the west bank of the River Deben, a stretch of tidal water which is much enjoyed by those who sail and row, while for the less energetic there is a footpath which meanders along the river bank leading to Kyson Point, Martlesham Creek as well as to Melton. The town has an array of independent outlets trading alongside the national names, a variety of restaurants, hotels, a cinema, community hall, swimming pool and doctor's surgery all within walking distance. The rail station offers regular services running to Ipswich, Suffolk's county town, with connections to London's Liverpool Street station. Woodbridge also has highly regarded schools for students of all ages in the state and independent sectors. The coast at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness and further north at Southwold is within comfortable travelling distance and there are good opportunities to play sport in the surrounding countryside with a number of clubs catering for a variety of interests. The proximity of the Snape Maltings Concert Hall and the opportunity to enjoy country walks and rides are further attractions of the area. Within a 10 minute walk: Wide range of retail & food shops Restaurants & coffee shops Train station (Ipswich 15 mins; London Liverpool Street 70 mins) GP surgery Market Hill, shopping/restaurant area Riverside (Deben River), sailing, swimming pool, gym & cinema By car: Snape Maltings (international concert hall with independent trading outlets) - 10 miles Orford - 12 miles Aldeburgh - 16 miles DIRECTIONS (IP12 1AH) Travelling on foot, head in a north easterly direction along the Thoroughfare where the property can be found on the left hand side adjacent to The Royal British Legion. From the A12, enter the town from the Wyevale roundabout (B1079), turning right onto Birkett Road, leading into Theatre Street. Follow the one way system down New Street and left into St John's Street. After passing the turning into Little St John's Street, turn right into a parking area where the two spaces are located, and the property is accessed via a rear path through the garden gate. Alternatively, proceed on foot to the end of St John's Street, turning right into Thoroughfare, where the property is found on the right. SERVICES Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected. FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. VIEWINGS By appointment with Jackson-Stops Tel. 01473 218218. COUNCIL TAX Band G