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An historic townhouse with a delightful south facing garden set in the heart of Woodbridge, within easy walking distance of the towns amenities. The Manor House, with its distinctive jetted first floor, is listed Grade II* and is understood to date from the early 16th Century. An architectural historian, commissioned by the present vendors, suggests that the original timber framed property dates from 1520 and is likely to have been built for a wealthy merchant as a pair of shops. The house today, with its handsome elevations, offers well laid out and well-presented accommodation throughout. Benefiting from a mains gas fired central heating system, with dual boilers, the accommodation displays many fine period features, including an exquisite and rarely seen, intact wall painting above the drawing room fireplace. The accommodation, which extends to some 3,760 sq ft, includes a well-proportioned panelled drawing room, a centrally located dining room, together with a comfortable sitting room and spacious study beyond. The kitchen by Anglia Factors, links perfectly with the impressive Amdega conservatory, which in turn opens to the garden, as well as returning through French doors to the drawing room. There are a total of six bedrooms on the first and second floors, together with three bathrooms, an attic landing and loft store. Two of the bedrooms, with their bathroom, are independently accessed via a second staircase, making them ideal for guest use. The accommodation is completed with an easily accessed cellar/laundry. OUTSIDE Twin gates access a brick paved driveway to the side of the house which leads to a parking area fronting onto which is a good sized garage with a potting shed/workshop beyond. There is a secluded suntrap terrace from where there are views across the delightful south facing gardens. Part-walled, the well maintained and colourful gardens, include fine lawns bordered by well-stocked herbaceous and shrub borders, with a central rose, flower and shrub bed hosting a wide variety of specimen plants. There is also a brick and pantile gardener's loo/store. LOCATION Cumberland Street is one of the most sought after addresses in Woodbridge. Situated just off The Cross in the heart of the town, The Manor House sits within easy walking distance of all of Woodbridge's amenities, including its thriving Thoroughfare, station, cinema, doctors' surgeries and river. There are numerous pubs and restaurants, a library and swimming pool. Recreationally there is a wide choice of local societies and sports clubs, including sailing and rowing on the nearby river. There are cricket, football, rugby and tennis clubs and top performing schools in both the state and private sectors. The town's rail station provides both branch (and soon to be direct) rail services to London's Liverpool Street Station via the county town of Ipswich, which lies some 8 miles to the west, whilst the A12, which bypasses the town, links through to London's M25, as well as Cambridge, the Midlands and Stansted airport via the A12/A120. DIRECTIONS (Post code IP12 4AH) Approaching Woodbridge from the Ipswich direction on the A12, turn off at the Seckford roundabout and proceed into the town along the Ipswich Road. Continue beyond Notcutts nursery and shortly thereafter turn left into Cumberland Street. Proceed beyond the gate access to the Abbey School, where The Manor House will be found shortly thereafter on the right hand side. The black gates to the right hand side of the property indicate the entrance to the driveway, and it is probably best to reverse in. Property Information Services Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas are connected to the property. Fixtures and fittings Whilst the fitted carpets within the property are included within the sale, the curtains, and items regarded as fixtures and fittings, are initially excluded, although some may be available by separate negotiation. Viewing By appointment with Jackson-Stops. Tenure Freehold and vacant possession upon completion.
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