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Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12

Guide price £1,750,000


5 Beds 4 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: IPS180013


  • Prime position in the heart of the town
  • Conveniently close to the shops, river & railway station
  • Impressive bespoke Neptune kitchen
  • Elegant drawing room
  • Cosy snug, cloakroom & utility room
  • Main bedroom with dressing room & full bathroom.
  • 4 further bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite) & gym room
  • Beautiful south facing walled garden with ornamental pond
  • Coach house garaging and parking


AN EXCEPTIONAL GRADE II* LISTED TOWN HOUSE Restored and refined to a very high standard enjoying southerly views over the walled garden and Elmhurst Park to the Sutton bank of the river in the distance. Selwyn House is a quite exceptional town property appropriately listed as a Grade II* building of special architectural or historic interest. The listing refers to the property as dating from the 18th Century and altered in the 19th Century. It has now been further adapted and stunningly improved by the current owners. The result is a traditional period town house now fully fit for present day living, full of refinements not often found in similar properties. The approach is via a substantial panelled front door set within a portico with rope design decoration which opens into the hall with the original staircase to one side beside a shuttered window. There is a cloakroom to one corner and a door to the elegant drawing room which fronts on the Thoroughfare with shutters to the sash window and an ornamental fireplace. At the centre of the ground floor accommodation is the kitchen-dining-family room with limestone tiled flooring and a bespoke Neptune kitchen featuring a large island beside the impressive "floating" staircase with its mahogany handrails. Open plan beyond the dining area, which has a large lantern light above, is the family area which has three doors opening onto the garden, whilst a snug sitting room has a cream enamelled gas fire and shuttered French doors onto the terrace. There is separate utility room together with a cloakroom set off the inner hall. The first floor accommodation comprises the principal bedroom suite with French doors to a sheltered balcony on the southern side with decked base and a stainless steel and glass balustrade. There is a dressing area adjoining the bedroom overlooking the Thoroughfare, together with a luxury en-suite bath and shower room. The second bedroom also has an en-suite shower room whilst the landing, at the head of the elegant curved original stairs, has a pretty balcony outside the sash window, with the stairs continuing to the second floor. Here there is a third bedroom with a good size en-suite shower room and a fourth bedroom which has been linked with the adjoining room, currently used as a gym. This room also has access onto a balcony and enjoys delightful views across the garden, Elmhurst Park to the Sutton bank of the River Deben. There is a fifth bedroom and an attractively fitted bathroom on this level. GARDEN & GROUNDS There is ample space to park and turn on the gravelled drive and the part brick and tiled former coach house is now used as a garage and workshop with storage to the first floor. The walled garden is a special feature of the house as it faces south and has a sunny terrace immediately outside the family room and snug with architectural box hedging, a central path and water feature with small lawns beyond separated from the parking area by park fencing and pleached trees. There is a mature yew tree and a brick outbuilding to one side of the garden used as a potting shed and garden store. LOCATION Woodbridge is a delightful market town of special character sited on the west bank of the River Deben, which is a stretch of tidal water much enjoyed by those who sail and row and for the less energetic there are appealing walks along the river bank. Ipswich, Suffolk's County Town, is about 8 miles to the south west while the coast at Aldeburgh and Felixstowe and further north at Southwold is within comfortable travelling distance. There are very good opportunities to play sport in the surrounding district with golf courses both inland and on the coast and a number of other clubs cater for a variety of interests. There are attractive walks and rides within the Suffolk countryside and the proximity of the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home to the internationally known Aldeburgh Festival, is a further attraction of the area. There are regular rail services on the east coast branch line to Ipswich, for connections to the London main line services, and it is understood that preparations are in hand for the future commencement of direct rail services from Woodbridge through to London's Liverpool Street Station. IPSWICH (8 MILES) LONDON, LIVERPOOL STREET STATION (FROM IPSWICH APPROX. 65-70 MINS)