Guide price £650,000
An historic and meticulously restored Grade II Listed town house thought to be one of the oldest residences in Saxmundham. Wingfield House is an important and historic house, situated in the very heart of Saxmundham and believed to be one of the oldest in the town. Thought to date from the 15th Century and Listed Grade II, the property had sadly fallen into a state of dereliction until acquired some four years ago by the present vendors. Presenting a wonderfully original ambience, Wingfield House has been thoroughly and sympathetically re built using as many of the original materials as possible and today displays fine period features including oak beams, original oak plank floors overlaid over leveled and insulated floors, together with bespoke oak internal and external doors with handmade locks and door furniture. Pewter light fittings have been used discreetly and modern media points have been installed together with Victorian style column radiators. The property, benefitting from a mains gas fired central heating system, features a high quality fitted kitchen with contemporary cabinets, together with an impressive wine cellar with a glass hatch recessed into the flooring with the capacity to store over 200 bottles. The accommodation, which extends to some 2,351 sq ft offers two main reception rooms an open plan kitchen/dining room with tall south facing French doors opening into a suntrap courtyard garden. A first-floor office, benefits from its own separate staircase from the reception hall, creating a separate client access and as it is also accessible from the first-floor landing can therefore be used as a fifth bedroom. The four other, well proportioned, bedrooms are served by a beautifully appointed family bathroom and two en suite shower rooms. OUTSIDE A sheltered and secluded south and west facing York stone walled courtyard lies to the rear of the house, ready for a garden area to be created and ideal for alfresco dining, with a path leading around the house linking to the front door, and the parking area beyond. LOCATION Wingfield House enjoys a tucked away position, off the Market Place, adjacent to the Georgian Bank House, in the very heart of Saxmundham. The vibrant market town, with its own railway station that provides access to London, Norwich and Cambridge, via Ipswich, has an excellent range of local shops in the high street, a Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants and galleries. The well-renowned Snape Maltings concert hall is a popular nearby attraction and there are wonderful estuary walks along the sailors' path at Snape and Iken Cliff, together with woodland walks through the Tunstall Forest. The attractions of Southwold, Orford and Aldeburgh lie within convenient reach by car and there are nature reserves including nearby Snape Marshes, Minsmere and Dunwich Heath. DISTANCES High Street, rail station & town amenities - within a few minutes' walk Aldeburgh & The Suffolk Coast - 7 miles Snape Maltings Concert Hall - 4 miles DIRECTIONS (IP17 1AJ) From the high street turn into Market Place adjacent to the Bell Hotel and with the Old Bank House standing ahead of you, where the parking and front entrance to Wingfield House stands to the right. SERVICES Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are connected. High speed broadband is available. FIXTURES AND FITTINGS The newly fitted carpets and all fixtures currently in the property are included within the sale. VIEWINGS By appointment with Jackson-Stops.
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