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Kelsale, Saxmundham, IP17

Guide price £950,000


6 Beds 4 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: IPS210062


  • Tranquil & rural position, surrounded by farmland
  • Double reception room with high ceilings
  • Parlour, study + conservatory
  • AGA kitchen/breakfast room
  • 4 bedrooms & 2 attic rooms
  • 2 bathrooms & 2 shower rooms
  • Self-contained 2 bedroom annexe
  • Triple bay garage + outbuilding
  • Mature gardens & orchard of about 1.2 acres
  • Offered with no onward chain


A charming 17th Century timber frame farmhouse with extensive late Georgian additions occupying a tranquil & rural position surrounded by arable farmland. Offered to the open market for the first time in over 50 years, White House Farm is believed to originally date from the 17th Century, with Georgian additions. Presenting colourwashed and red brick elevations, beneath slate roofs, the property is arranged over three storeys with accommodation extending to some 4,500 sq ft. The Georgian portion of the property offers a fabulous double reception room, with dividing double doors and high ceilings. There is a woodburning stove and French doors leading to the rear garden. Within the older timber framed portion of the property is the parlour which has newly installed electric underfloor heating and wood burner, kitchen/breakfast room with oil-fired AGA, study, conservatory, boot room and shower room. To the first floor there are four good sized bedrooms, with a nursery bedroom/dressing room and two bathrooms. A further staircase rises to the second storey offering two attic rooms. Adjoining the main residence and fully connected is the backhouse annexe which is believed to be the oldest part of the property, and offers a fitted kitchen open to reception room, with woodburning stove, two double bedrooms and a shower room. An oil-fired boiler services this portion of the property. There are many attractive period features throughout, with original brick floors, fireplaces and a wealth of timber. The property could benefit from general modernisation. OUTSIDE Approached over a private track and surrounded by arable farmland, the property sits within a wonderfully mature country setting and extends to about 1.2 acres. Gated access leads to the triple bay garage and double storey outbuilding, ripe for conversion. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with a variety of specimen trees and established pond, beyond which is a productive orchard. LOCATION White House Farm is located at the end of a long track and positioned midway between Kelsale and East Green. The historic village of Kelsale, with its varied mix of period properties, has an active local community and stands just 8 miles from the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. Nearby Saxmundham (1.5 miles) provides a full range of local shopping and commercial facilities, together with both doctors and vet practices. The town has a Waitrose store, and its rail station provides regular, soon to be direct, service to London's Liverpool Street Station (via Ipswich). The A12, which bypasses both Saxmundham and Kelsale, provides direct links south to Woodbridge, Ipswich and the country's main road network beyond. DIRECTIONS (IP17 2PQ) From Ipswich travel in a north easterly direction on the A12. After bypassing Woodbridge and Wickham Market continue through the villages of Stratford St Andrew and Farnham. Proceed beyond the turning to Aldeburgh and continue along the Saxmundham bypass. As the road curves gently to the right take the next junction signed Kelsale and Saxmundham on to the B1121. Continue for approximately half a mile, turning left after the recreation ground to Kelsale village centre. Continue through the village and after a further half a mile the driveway for White House Farm can be found on the right hand side. SERVICES Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage system. Oil fired AGA and heating to the annexe. 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 Strictly by appointment with Jackson-Stops.