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Tunstall, Woodbridge, IP12

Offers in the region of £950,000

Under offer

5 Beds 4 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: IPS190039


  • 16th Century timber farmed farmhouse
  • Not listed
  • 3 reception rooms & Study
  • Kitchen, utility & boot room
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 bath/shower rooms (3 en suite)
  • Walled swimming pool garden & Pool House
  • Cart lodge garage + workshop
  • Small paddock + vegetable garden
  • In all about 2.25 acres


An extended 5 bedroom farmhouse within over 2 acres, positioned on the edge of Tunstall village, located only 5 miles from the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Sheppards Farm is a timber framed farmhouse understood to date from the 16th-Century (not listed), presenting rendered elevations under a tiled roof. The property offers well-proportioned accommodation throughout and has been subject to sympathetic extensions and alterations in recent years, fusing the convenience of modern living within a beautiful period home. Internally the property benefits from light and spacious rooms, with a wealth of character, including exposed beams, casement and mullion windows, original stone floors and fireplaces. The accommodation, arranged over two storeys, comprises an impressive dining hall, offering a fireplace with wood burning stove, beyond which lies the snug sitting room with exposed beams and a fireplace with wood-burner. The drawing room, positioned to the rear of the house, provides a wonderful outlook with views over the surrounding countryside through its full length windows and French doors out onto the terrace. The generous dual elevation kitchen, with views to the rear gardens, has a tiled floor and bespoke painted wooden base and wall mounted units, wooden worktops and an oil-fired, electronically controlled Rayburn. Directly off the kitchen are the very useful utility room, boot room, cloakroom along with access to the cellar. Access to the first floor is via an impressive ash staircase, leading to a light-filled landing with doors to all rooms. The master bedroom has a partially vaulted ceiling and en-suite bathroom, with a further four bedrooms, (two with en-suites), along with a family bathroom. OUTSIDE Sheppards Farm is approached via a sweeping gravel driveway, providing ample parking, and leading to the property along with the double cart lodge and attached workshop. The front gardens are mainly laid to lawn and edged with planted beds and mature trees. The rear gardens are west facing with a terrace lining the rear of the property and are mainly laid to lawn, with a variety of mature trees and established planting. Situated close to the house and to the south within a walled garden is the heated swimming pool and pool house. The garden is completed with a small paddock, an enclosed vegetable garden, along with additional outbuilding/garden stores, greenhouse and a potting shed. LOCATION Sheppards Farm is position on the edge of Tunstall village with attractive church, and lies approximately 3.5 miles from Snape Maltings, home to the famous concert hall, along with a variety of shops, galleries, cafés and public houses. Five miles to the south east lies the sought-after village of Orford, where there is sailing on the River Ore, together with 12th Century castle, pubs and coffee shops. Approximately 8.5 miles to the south lies Woodbridge, a delightful river town with excellent facilities, including a range of independent retailers trading alongside the national names. There is a railway station providing services to London's Liverpool Street station via Ipswich. To the north east lies the coastal town of Aldeburgh, which is centrally positioned on the Suffolk Heritage Coastline and offers an excellent range of restaurants, pubs, shops and cinema. DISTANCES Campsea Ashe Rail Station - 3 miles Snape & The Maltings - 3.5 miles Orford - 5 miles Woodbridge - 8.5 miles Aldeburgh - 9 miles DIRECTIONS (IP12 2JE) Travelling in a northerly direction leave the A12 at the roundabout turning onto the B1152 signed to Melton and Woodbridge. Continue on this road for approximately 5 miles following signs to Eyke and Rendlesham and after passing through the aforementioned villages, cross the roundabout onto the B1069. After travelling a further 1 mile the property will be found on the left-hand side. SERVICES Mains water, electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Items regarded as fixtures and fittings 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 EPC-E