The Street, Bruisyard, Saxmundham | Guide Price, £425,000

Elegant detached 3 bed period former post office;stunning elevated rural location with views over open countryside. Thought to date from the 17th century with Georgian additions & many period features. Hall, 3 receptions, kitchen/diner, utility, study area, bathroom, w.c. garden, and garage/workshop
An elegant detached period former post office in a stunning, elevated, rural location with views over open undulating countryside. The property is thought to date, in its earliest parts from the 17th century and has later Georgian additions. The post office closed in the early years of this century and the orginal shop has been incorporated into the main living accommodation, providing the property with a lovely bow-windowed living room which overlooks the farmland opposite. There are two further reception rooms and a kitchen/breakfast room plus a useful utility room. The three double first floor bedrooms are served by a large family bathroom and a separate WC. The house has many wonderful period features and has been owned by the same family since the 1940s. It offers scope for enhancement and extension (subject to consent) and occupies a generous sized plot which is thought to extend to about 0.25 acres (subject to survey). There is a large garage/workshop and a brick and pantiled cart shed which has potential to be converted to a studio or outside work space. The garden is sunny and flanked by a lovely Victorian brick garden wall. There is also a fascinating spine wall built in a serpentine or crinkle-crankle fashion which divides the rear garden into two distinct areas. Houses of this nature and with this potential are becoming increasingly difficult to find and we therefore strongly recommend an early internal appointment to view.

This part of Suffolk is a haven for artists, writers and musicians. Bruisyard is a pretty village which lies between the market towns of Framlingham and Saxmundham; within a short drive of the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Bruisyard has a village hall and there are nearby pubs at Rendham and Sweffling. Rendham has a village shop. There are wonderful footpaths and rural walks in this area including the delightful Woodland Trust at nearby Pound Farm, which is most popular with dog walkers. Framlingham, famous for its historic castle, has excellent schools in both the state and private sectors. There are fine restuarants and local shops in the town. Saxmundham has a railway station and both a Tesco and a Waitrose supermarket. There are connecting train services to London, Norwich and Cambridge via Ipswich.

The accommodation comprises

LIVING ROOM (FORMERLY THE SHOP) 5.36m x 5.36m A double aspect room with a lovely bow window overlooking open farmland. Part glazed door from the driveway, high beamed ceiling, exposed studwork and polished pine floor boards, radiator, four wall lights, TV point, delightful Georgian serving window from the snug.

HALL Exposed beams, coathooks, vinyl floor, doors to the snug and the utility room. Opens into the kitchen.

SNUG 3.76m x 3.68m Part glazed front door, casement window, brick fireplace (not in use) with exposed bresummer beam, beamed ceiling, fitted carpet, shelved recess, two radiators, door to the staircase to the first floor landing. Door to the sitting room.

SITTING ROOM 5.06m x 3.98m A double aspect room overlooking open Suffolk countryside. French windows open to the rear garden, exposed beams and studwork, lovely open fireplace with bresummer beam. Wall lights, TV point.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 4.49m x 3.44m Rear aspect window overlooking the garden. Door leads outside. Roll edged work tops with single drainer stainless steel sink, cupboard under, base level units. Redundant fireplace with high mantelpiece and recessed cupboards, space for fridge/freezer, electric cooker point, under stair cupboard, plumbing for washing machine. Secret chamber pot hatch to the staircase.

UTILITY ROOM 4.13m x 1.82m Brick floor, exposed studwork, oil-fired boiler space for tumble dryer and freezer etc.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Access to the roof space, cupboard with electric consumer units. The landing opens into a second landing/study area.

STUDY AREA 4.61m x 1.77m Views of open farmland to the front, oak floor boards.

BEDROOM ONE 4.66m x 4.39m Double aspect room with views over open Suffolk countryside, radiator, wall lights, carpet.

BEDROOM TWO 4.68m x 3.91m Front aspect room with views over Suffolk countryside, exposed studwork, radiator, carpet, two double wardrobes to the side of the chimney, wall lights.

BEDROOM THREE 3.91m x 2.84m Front aspect room with views over open Suffolk countryside, radiator, fitted carpet.

BATHROOM 3.11m x 2.87m Panel enclosed bath with shower over the bath, shower screen. WC., pedestal wash basin, electric shaver point and vanity light, exposed studwork and exposed chimney brickwork, radiator, extractor fan, airing cupboard with slatted shelves and radiator, carpet.

SEPARATE WC WC., rear aspect window, exposed studwork. Intricately painted internal window mimics stained glass.

TENURE Freehold.

LOCAL AUTHORITY Suffolk Coastal District Council, Council Offices, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1RT Tel: 01394 383789

SERVICES Mains water, and electricity. Drainage to a private system.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through Jennie Jones Estate Agents: SAXMUNDHAM (01728) 605511.


Floorplan for The Street, Bruisyard, Saxmundham