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Lower Ufford, Nr Woodbridge, IP13

Guide price £945,000

5 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: IPS140044


CALL US 01473 218218 EMAIL US AT Ipswich
FIND US: 15 Tower Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3BE


  • Tucked away edge of village setting
  • 2 principal reception rooms
  • Kitchen & breakfast room
  • 5 bedrooms & 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Self-contained granary annexe
  • Large traditional barn
  • Workshop & stores
  • Sheltered gardens & meadow
  • Easily accessible to Woodbridge & Wickham Market
  • In all about 1.8 acres


Enjoying a tucked away setting on the edge of the sought after village of Lower Ufford, a well-presented five bedroom family house with an annexe, traditional barn, sheltered gardens and meadow. Malt House Farm is a complete property, enjoying a nicely tucked away position on the edge of one of East Suffolk's most popular villages, and with delightful views over the picturesque countryside of the Deben Valley. The house itself is understood to date from the 17th Century and has been carefully extended in recent times. Within, the well laid out accommodation, which benefits from a mains gas fired central heating system, includes a central entrance/reception hall, a well-proportioned drawing room, a snug sitting room, breakfast room and kitchen, complete with Aga, beyond which is the utility room. On the first floor there are five bedrooms, the majority of which enjoy views over the gardens and surrounding countryside plus an en-suite bathroom and family shower room. Beyond the house, the self-contained granary barn annexe offers flexibility for a variety of uses with a large ground floor room, a kitchenette and shower room off, together with two first floor bedrooms above. OUTSIDE Five bar gates access a shingle drive, which sweeps up to a parking area beyond the house and provides access into the former farmyard, which is enclosed by a fine traditional barn, ideal for utility storage/stabling. Adjacent is a workshop/playroom barn and a range of stores. Sheltered by mature hedges, the house sits amidst picturesque gardens, which are mainly laid to lawn with colourful shrub and herbaceous borders. To the south is a suntrap terrace, whilst beyond the granary is a large greenhouse. A track runs beyond the traditional barn to the top meadow, which is laid to grass and would be ideal for paddocks or as play space, from where there are fabulous views across the countryside of the Deben Valley. In all the property extends to about 1.8 acres. LOCATION Standing on the edge of the picturesque village of Lower Ufford, which is situated in the Deben Valley a Designated Special Landscape Area, Malt House Farm is easily accessible to Woodbridge (3 miles) and the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Lower Ufford, with its fine church, has two good local pubs and a tennis/sports club, whilst the nearby village of Melton and the small town of Wickham Market (2 miles) provide further local facilities to complement those of the popular river front market town of Woodbridge, with its thriving thoroughfare, numerous pubs and restaurants, cinema and swimming pool. The nearby River Deben offers excellent water sport opportunities, whilst for the golfer, the nearby Ufford Park course is within walking distance and the Woodbridge Golf Club is in the neighbouring village of Bromeswell. There are excellent schools in the area in both state and independent sectors, catering for all age groups. The A12 is easily accessible and provides a dual carriageway link to the county town of Ipswich (12 miles) and beyond to connect to the Midlands (via the A14) and London's M25 motorway. Rail services (direct services expected by 2020) run from nearby Melton and Woodbridge stations to London's Liverpool Street Station via Ipswich from where the journey takes about 70 minutes. AGENT'S NOTE Overage: The meadowland to the north of the gardens is subject to an overage, which, should planning consent for residential development be granted within 21 years, will result in a 40% share of the uplift in value being due to the present vendors DISTANCES Woodbridge - 2 miles A12 - 11/2 miles Ipswich - 9 miles (London Liverpool Street Station 70 minutes) DIRECTIONS IP13 6EA From Ipswich, travel in an easterly direction on the main A12. After bypassing Woodbridge, turn right on to the A1152 signed to Orford. At the Melton Road traffic lights, turn left and proceed out of Melton. Continue past the Ufford Park Golf Course and at the junction with the old A12, turn right signed to Lower Ufford. Continue along this straight road, passing the village hall, tennis courts and playing field and at the next T-junction, turn left. Proceed for about of a mile and Malt House Farm will be found on the left hand side opposite the turning to East Lane. SERVICES Mains gas, electricity, water, drainage are connected to the property. 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