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  • A magnificently restored Grade II* Listed town house
  • Double reception hall with galleried landing
  • Sitting room & drawing room
  • Dining area & study
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility room & cloakroom
  • 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms (3 en suite)
  • Cellars
  • Walled garden


An immaculately presented townhouse with stunning interior and enjoying a private walled garden setting. East House is a classic Grade II* Georgian fronted property, with large-scale Victorian additions overlooking the landscaped gardens and located within the historic core of Hadleigh, Suffolk. Described in 1801 as ''an elegant brick and sash house'' and in 1844 as ''well suited for the residence of a genteel family', East House has a remarkable and varied history dating back to the 16th century. As well as being a prominent family home, East House has also housed the Hadleigh grammar school, a community centre, and during the Second World War, Dr and Mrs Styles of East House hosted London evacuees, including Violet Kray and her three young sons, Charles and twins Ronald and Reginald. Listed as a building of note in Bentley & Pevsner's The Buildings of England, the sensitive restoration of East House and reconstruction of the boundary wall were recognised by The Hadleigh Society in 2019 with the presentation of the Noel Turner Award. Renovated, restored and refurbished to the very highest standard, the property presents elegant and tasteful accommodation throughout. The six-panel front door, with porch supported on ionic columns, leads into the spectacular reception hall, the second section of which enjoys views up to the galleried landing, with roof light above. There are stunning architectural features throughout including panelling, deep cornicing, decorative ceilings and fireplaces. Immediately off the hall is a cosy sitting room and well-appointed study. A side hall leads out to the terrace and garden, with to the rear a double height drawing room/dining area with deep bay windows, wood block flooring and floor to ceiling glass, with French doors out onto the terrace. Part glazed double doors lead into the kitchen/breakfast room with floor to ceiling units, central island, all with granite work surfaces, four oven AGA and built in Welsh dresser. Glazing to the whole of the garden elevation with double French doors onto the terrace. Secret door through to adjoining utility room. At the far end of the rear hall is a generous cloakroom and access down to the cellars. On the first floor is a split landing with three bedrooms and two bathrooms at the front of the house, with a further staircase leading up to a second-floor wide landing/sitting area, off which is a further en suite bedroom and the master bedroom suite, including dressing room and bath/shower room. The property benefits from a hard-wired alarm system, fire alarm and remote accessible CCTV. OUTSIDE The front door is approached through substantial wrought iron gates hung on brick pillars with further wrought iron railings, shingle pathways, cut grass and a variety of trees including Wellingtonia, walnut, limes, silver birch, buxus and shaped red robin trees. To the side and rear of the house a high wall and substantial timber fence encloses a beautifully laid out formal garden with paths, terraces, dwarf walls and steps up to the lawned area with further terraces beyond. Formal planting and close clipped hedges form a pretty garden architecture. Extensive gravelled parking and turning area with wrought iron double gates and further timber gates electronically operated out onto adjoining George Street. LOCATION East House is set on George Street, which lies in a quiet residential neighbourhood, with easy walking access to all that Hadleigh has to offer. This pretty market town has a number of gastro pubs, restaurants, delis, independent boutiques and shops selling local fresh food produce, as well as being within walking distance of The Marquis' luxury hotel and restaurant facilities in nearby Layham. There is a weekly artisan food market, a vibrant music scene (with the Hadleigh Jazz and various choral societies) as well as gyms, fitness studios and an indoor pool. The surrounding countryside is easily accessed and there are good rail connections via Manningtree to London Liverpool Station and Stratford. Hadleigh is within a short drive of the historic villages of Lavenham and Kersey (with Kersey Mill hosting a variety of events including vintage and classic car meets) as well as the Hollow Trees Farm Shop in nearby Semer. There is golf at Stoke by Nayland and Lower Raydon and water-based activities on the nearby Stour and Orwell Estuaries. The town of Ipswich is 11 miles north and Colchester 12 miles to the south, both providing comprehensive educational, recreational and commercial facilities. DISTANCES Hadleigh High Street - walking distance Manningtree - 8 miles (London Liverpool Street Station 60 mins) Ipswich - 11 miles Colchester - 12 miles (London Liverpool Street Station 45 mins) DIRECTIONS (IP7 5BE) George Street, Hadleigh. What3words: concluded.meanders.configure SERVICES Mains water, gas, electricity and 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. VIEWINGS By appointment with Jackson-Stops.