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Lower Ufford, Nr Woodbridge, IP13

Guide price £945,000

Under offer

5 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: IPS140044


  • 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. Church Farm Barn is Grade II Listed, indicating a property of architectural or historical importance. The quality is clear to see and the conversion, which was completed in 1996, has preserved and enhanced the original character and gives the true essence of a barn style conversion. The rooms are all well-proportioned and have good natural light. The barn also offers the opportunity to create additional living space, which could perhaps be an annexe or an office in part of one of the Victorian wings, which is currently used as a store. The kitchen/breakfast room has the Victorian roof trusses revealed. It is well fitted with lime oak units, with the focal point being the oil-fired AGA. Other fitted appliances include a double oven, hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and water softener. There are exposed timbers within the oldest part of the barn and these are particularly noticeable in the magnificent vaulted living room, which also has a wood burning stove set into the red brick chimney breast. There are five bedrooms (one of which is currently used as a study) and five bath/shower rooms, three of which are en suite. OUTSIDE The barn is set centrally in its grounds of 1.24 acres, which are principally laid to grass and lawn. There is a tree belt to the front, together with a small orchard. The rear garden has the churchyard to one side, the moat to another and fields to the rear. The original garage/store forms part of the Victorian wings of the barn and would be ideal as a conversion to additional living space or perhaps an at-home office. A new two bay cart lodge-style garage has been built to the side and has loft storage space. LOCATION Church Farm Barn is in a lovely position, set back from the road adjacent to Wilby Church. The village lies 1.5 miles south of Stradbroke, which is a well-served village with amenities including secondary school, doctor's surgery, public houses, a post office and various shops. The county town of Ipswich is around 20 miles to the south. The historic town of Framlingham is 7 miles to the south east and Diss lies 11 miles to the north west, with main line rail service to London Liverpool Street (approximately 90 mins). DIRECTIONS (IP21 5LE) From the centre of Stradbroke heading out on the B1118 towards Wilby, enter the village of Wilby and immediately after the church, turn left into the driveway of Church Farm Barn. SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. 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. 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