Guide Price £1,600,000
The Green, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge
This 7/8 bedroom Grade II listed period property dates back 500 years, and is centrally located in the ever popular village of Grundisburgh. Development opportunity subject to necessary consents.
ABOUT THE PROPERTY The Gables is an impressive 7 Bedroom Grade II listed detached property with huge potential to develop/renovate. The rear lobby with its beautiful stone floors leads to the two storey stores and workshop which give further potential for a studio conversion.
In the main house you enter through a stain glass surround solid wood door over an intricate tiled floor that flows to the drawing room, dining room and sitting room with stairs to first floor. The drawing room benefits from a bay window to its rear, tiled feature fireplace, radiator, two storage cupboards and an access door to the shop at its front. The large sitting room has a window to the side, wall light points, door to side, radiator, marble feature fireplace and exposed beams. The dining room boasts an impressive Inglenook fireplace, brick hearth with exposed beams.
A delightful side porch with its stable door and stone floors takes you through to the shower room, kitchen and utility room. The shower room comprises of window to side, low level w/c, hand wash basin, shower cubicle and radiator. In the kitchen can be found a range of kitchen units, radiator, double drainer sink unit, space for cooker and more exposed beams. Finally, the utility room offers space for washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer has a tiled floor, large Belfast sink, neatly tucked away floor standing boiler and large loft space offering potential to reconfigure/resize the above bedroom to encompass an en suite.
The original oak staircase to first floor landing has an iron bar handrail and is overlooked by a stained glass internal window. Bedroom 1 has two windows to the side, walk-in airing cupboard, original oak flooring and radiator. The bathroom has a window to side, panel bath, pedestal wash basin and exposed beams. Together they offer potential to convert to en-suite and larger bedroom.
Bedroom 2 enjoys an inglenook fireplace, exposed beams, original oak flooring, spiral oak staircase to large loft area, radiator and large window with views over the rear garden. Continuing to Bedroom 3 with sash window, exposed beams, a cast iron fireplace, wood flooring, 2 storage cupboards and radiator.
A small staircase elevates to a further four bedrooms and kitchenette. Bedroom 4 with its double aspect windows and walk-in cupboard offers potential to create an en suite, whilst the well sized bedrooms 5, 6, and 7 benefit from views over the village green and church featuring wooden floors and radiators. Access can also be gained to the first floor workshop space.
All suggested improvements/alterations are subject to necessary consents.
Tenure - Freehold
OUTSIDE Beside the property is a large pea-shingle driveway with off road parking for up to 6 cars that leads to a substantial barn with hinged doors. The grounds are mostly laid to lawn with a small stream setting part of the property's boundary. Pebble pathways lead to further outbuildings and various tress. There is potential to develop 0.20 (STS) acres of land with creating a driveway through the large garden abutting the rear boundary of two bungalows North West of the main house (No planning permission has been sought, subject to necessary consents).
ABOUT THE AREA Grundisburgh is a traditional Suffolk village with the green at its heart. It is overlooked by "The Dog" pub serving tasty food, a grocers, and a hardware store. A stream runs across the green with St. Mary's Church and the old Victorian School building, now converted to accommodation, providing a picture perfect background. The village also provides a Post Office, a doctors' surgery, a playing field with an all-weather tennis court and a bowls club. There is an excellent amateur dramatic group and many other organisations catering for all ages. The Primary School is highly rated, Farlingaye is the High School which is located in Woodbridge which is an excellent town for local shops boutiques, restaurants, cafes and public houses, Woodbridge also has a thriving waterfront, and it also has rail connections to Ipswich through to London Liverpool Street.
SELLERS INSIGHT The Gables is set in the centre of one of the most prestigious villages in Suffolk, three miles from Woodbridge. We have enjoyed walking the many footpaths and exploring the local countryside over the years. We believe that The Gables dates from the 16th century and is thought to be one of the four original manor houses in the village. The view from both floors at the front of the property is of the beautiful church and village green. The village has many activities and clubs, the pub serves wonderful food and also found is a convenient post office, excellent primary school and tennis courts. Run as a business site for centuries, the property is now ready for new owners to take it into the future; there are endless possibilities and potential as the house and shop stand in their own extensive grounds. It would make a fabulous boutique hotel, wedding venue, restaurant, market garden – whatever the new owners decide. The setting is superb; so close to the heritage coast and we shall be sad to move from such a prominent location.
DIRECTIONS From the Fine and Country Woodbridge office situated on Church Street, head towards the Market Hill and turn left on to 'Theatre Street' follow the road and turn left at the junction onto Grundisburgh Road. Take the second exit at the roundabout and pass Dobbies Garden Centre. Follow the road then bear left on the sharp corner into the village of Grundisburgh. Head past the church, pub and village shop, turn right onto the village green, the property is located immediatly on the left hand-side of the road.
SERVICES We understand from the vendors that mains electricity, water and drainage are connected with an oil fired central heating system.
COUNCIL TAX East Suffolk Council – Band D – £1,837.24
- 7/8 Bedroom detached property
- Prominent Village Location
- Exceeding 5000 sq ft
- Development opportunity subject to necessary consents.
- Very large garden
- Country side walks
- Ample off road parking
- Village green views
- Potential building plot