Framlingham, Suffolk

Guide Price £850,000 Sold Detached House 4 Bedrooms
A four bedroom period house standing in private grounds of almost half an acre, adjacent to Castle Street and Fore Street, Framlingham.
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Sitting room, kitchen, utility room, dining room, drawing room and cloakroom.
Four first floor double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Various garden areas predominantly enclosed by high level walls that include patios, lawn, vegetable gardens, a substantial pond, parking, garaging and further outbuildings.
Grounds in all of 0.45 acres.

Location The property is located close to the very heart of Framlingham in a hidden position with vehicular access from Fore Street and pedestrian access via Castle Street. It is within easy walking distance of all Framlingham has to offer. There are a good selection of independent shops and businesses including cafés, restaurants, hairdressers, antique shops, a travel agency, doctors surgery, vets and delicatessen. It is also home to the Crown Hotel, Barclays Bank, a Co-operative supermarket, Robert Hitcham’s CEVA Primary School, Thomas Mills High School and Framlingham College. Framlingham has often featured as the number one place to live in the country and is perhaps best known for its magnificent castle which is managed by English Heritage.

Framlingham is surrounded by delightful villages, many of which have popular public houses. There are lovely walks from Framlingham into the surrounding countryside and amenities such as golf in the nearby locations such as Cretingham (6 miles), Woodbridge (12 miles) and Aldeburgh (13 miles). The world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall is within easy reach (10½ miles). There is also bird watching at the RSPB centre at Minsmere (15 miles). Framlingham is only 12 miles from the coast as the crow flies with the popular destinations of Southwold, Dunwich, Thorpeness and Orford. The county town of Ipswich lies approximately 18 miles to the south-west and from here there are regular services to London’s Liverpool Street Station, scheduled to take just over the hour.

Description Stanford House is a period, Grade II Listed detached dwelling of brick and timber framed construction with rendered elevations under a tiled roof. It offers spacious accommodation set over two floors and benefits from a gas fired central heating system and timber framed windows with secondary glazing. The gardens are delightful and in all the grounds extend to nearly half an acre. There are a number of outbuildings and a garage which provides a link from the road to private parking. The property has been well maintained and there is scope for an incoming buyer to develop the property, subject to the necessary consents.

The Accommodation

The House

Ground Floor A timber front door provides access to the

Sitting Room 16’7 x 14’8 (5.05m x 4.47m) A dual aspect room with west facing windows overlooking the front garden and east facing window with obscured glazing. Exposed timbers. Wall light points. Radiator. Inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam above which is home to a wood burning stove on a brick hearth. Cloak cupboard. Principal stairs to the first floor landing with understairs shelved cupboard. Door to the dining room and further door to the

Cloak Room WC and hand wash basin. Towel radiator. East facing window with obscured glazing.

An opening from the sitting room leads to the

Kitchen 14’8 x 12′ (4.45m x 3.66m) Fitted with low level wall units with space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Roll edge work surface with one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer taps above. Cupboard housing the water softener. Range cooker with halogen hobs above. Radiators. Space for fridge freezer. Exposed timbers. Shelved pantry. West facing windows overlooking the front garden. Secondary stairs to the first floor and door to the

Utility Room North facing window. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Fitted shelf. Coat hooks. Radiator. Stable style door to the exterior.

From the sitting room, a further door opens to the

Dining Room 18′ x 14’8 (5.49m x 4.47m) West facing windows overlooking the front garden. Radiator. Inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam above with a wood burning stove on a brick hearth. Fitted shelving. Exposed timbers. Radiators. A door leads to the

Drawing Room 19’2 x 14’8 (5.84m x 4.47m) A dual aspect room with south and west facing windows overlooking the front garden. Glazed door to the exterior. Brick fireplace. Exposed timbers. Radiator. Wall light points. Corner display cabinet.

The principle stairs case from the sitting room leads up to

First Floor

Landing One East and west facing windows. Radiators. Built-in airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater that serves bathroom one, and slatted shelving. Wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving. Hatch to roof space. Doors lead off to

Bedroom One 14′ x 10′ (4.27m x 3.05m) A double bedroom with south facing window with views towards the pond. Exposed timbers. Fitted shelving. Radiator.

Bathroom One Comprising bath with shower above and folding glazed screen. WC and hand wash basin. Light with shaver point. Recessed spotlighting. West facing window overlooking the front garden. Ladder style towel radiator.

Bedroom Two 17′ x 11’3 (5.18m x 3.43m) A spacious double bedroom with west facing windows overlooking the front garden. Radiator. Hand wash basin. Light with shaver point. Exposed timbers.

Bedroom Three 14’9 x 9’6 (4.5m x 2.9m) A double bedroom with west facing window to the front of the property. Exposed timbers. Radiator. Wall light points. A door leads to an

Inner Lobby With linen cupboard and door to

Bedroom Four 14’9 x 9′ (4.5 x 2.74m) A double bedroom with west facing window to the front of the property. Radiator. Wall light points. Exposed timbers. Built in cupboard housing the gas fired combination boiler that serves the central heating system and hot water to the majority of the house. Fitted shelving.

Landing Two Hatch to roof space. North facing window with views down the pedestrian path towards Castle Street. Secondary staircase down to the kitchen. Radiator. Space for desk. A door opens to

Bathroom Two Comprising bath, WC and hand wash basin. Ladder style towel radiator. Light with shaver point. Exposed timbers. North facing window. Recessed spotlighting.

Outside There is a pedestrian gate and pathway from Castle Street. The pathway, which is bordered on both sides by high level brick walls leads to a front garden. This beautiful area, is predominantly laid to lawn and includes borders and mature trees as well as a patio laid with York stone. Within the front garden there is a Whitebeam, a Magnolia, a Yew Tree and a Flowering Cherry. A brick paved pathway meanders into the rear garden, where there are different areas. These include a wild area, extensive pond with adjacent bamboo, lawn and trees including a Swamp Cypress, a Monterey Cypress, a Beech and an Ash.

The rear garden is predominantly enclosed by high level brick walls one of which is believed to date from the early 18th Century, giving a great sense of privacy. Immediately abutting the rear of the house is an extensive French inspired vegetable garden with runner bean arch made by a local blacksmith, Box hedging, Greengages, Apple trees, a Fig, a Victoria plum, a Damson, Birch, along with Blackberries and Loganberries trained against the walls. Within the rear garden are a range of buildings that include a large garage. This not only has sliding doors for direct access onto Fore Street but also an up and over door to the rear so there is a drive through to a parking area. The garage measures approximately 16’6 x 15’10. Adjacent to the garage are a store and a workshop with work bench and window overlooking part of the garden. One measures 16’5 x 9’6 and the other 16’5 x 12’5. The buildings all have power and light connected. Beyond the buildings is a further potting shed of 9’9 x 5’10 with veranda.

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent.  Please follow current Covid-19 government guidelines.

Services Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating system.

Council Tax Band F; £2,842.14 payable per annum 2022/2023

Local Authority East Suffolk Council; East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1RT; Tel: 01394 383789

EPC Rating No EPC. The property is Grade II Listed.

NOTES Every care has been taken with the preparation of these particulars, but complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  If there is any point, which is of particular importance to you, please obtain professional confirmation. Alternatively, we will be pleased to check the information for you.  These Particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract. All measurements quoted are approximate.  The Fixtures, Fittings & Appliances have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order.  Photographs are reproduced for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item shown is included. No guarantee can be given that any planning permission or listed building consent or building regulations have been applied for or approved. The agents have not been made aware of any covenants or restrictions that may impact the property, unless stated otherwise. Any site plans used in the particulars are indicative only and buyers should rely on the Land Registry/transfer plan.

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The sale is subject to probate being granted. The application has been submitted and it is hoped that this will be through by July/August 2022.  

March 2022

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