Albion Street, Saxmundham | Guide Price, £275,000


Detached 3/4 bed former Victorian Police Station, now an enchanting house with distinctive gables and original period features including the old police cell, presently used as a store room. Hall, cell, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom, courtyard garden and brick garden shed.
A detached former Victorian Police Station which is now an enchanting three/four bedroom house at the heart of Saxmundham, within walking distance of the High Street, supermarkets and within a stone's throw of the railway station. This landmark house with its distinctive gables and off set angles, retains many of its original period features including the old police cell which is presently used as a store room. There are two reception rooms (one of which could be used as a fourth bedroom) and a kitchen/breakfast room which opens out to the south facing walled rear courtyard garden. The three first floor bedrooms will each accommodate a double bed. The bathroom is located on the ground floor and the property benefits from a walk in pantry. The central heating is gas fired and most of the windows are secondary glazed. There are pretty Victorian fireplaces in the bedrooms and reception rooms. The fireplace in the sitting room is in regular use. A number of basic improvements have already been carried out including an overhaul of the roof, secondary glazing to many of the windows and upgraded insulation. To achieve its full potential, the house offers scope for a programme of careful modernisation and deserves an early internal inspection.

Saxmundham is a very well-served market town which lies approximately seven miles from the Suffolk Heritage Coast. The town has a railway station and Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets. The vibrant High Street has good local shops and the town also has a Wednesday market. There is a Primary School and a High School (a free school run by the Seckford Foundation). Among the many attractions in the local area are the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold, nature reserves at Minsmere, North Warren and Havergate Island and Snape Maltings: home to the Aldeburgh Festival. There are golf courses at Thorpeness and Aldeburgh and sailing on the rivers Deben, Alde/Ore and Orwell.


The accommodation comprises

ENTRANCE HALL Front door, high coved ceiling, vinyl flooring, radiators, smoke alarm, part glazed door to the courtyard garden, staircase to the first floor landing, door to the side lobby.

SIDE LOBBY Brick floor, secondary glazed window. Secure door to the police cell.

CELL 2.89m x 2.36m A secure room with a barrel-vaulted ceiling and brick floor. Cell door and window.

LIVING ROOM (Constabulary Office) 4.29m x 3.65m(North) Potential fourth bedroom. Bay fronted windows with secondary glazing, vinyl flooring, painted wainscot, corner Victorian fireplace with ornate detail to the fire surround. Picture rail.

SITTING ROOM 4.25m x 4.25 (East) secondary glazed windows, picture rail, lovely open fireplace with painted mantelpiece and tiled surround, cupboards to the side of the chimney breast. Radiator.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 4.36m x 2.86m (South) French windows open out to the walled courtyard garden. Brick fireplace with pine mantel shelf, vinyl floor, radiators. Pine wainscot. Roll edged work top, stainless steel sink, base level cupboards, gas cooker point, extractor fan, fitted shelves, walk in pantry with space for a fridge or freezer, shelving, window, brick floor, wall mounted gas-fired boiler.

BATHROOM 2.69m x 2.36m max. (South) uPVC double glazed sash window. White suite with panel enclosed bath, mixer tap and shower attachment, WC, pedestal wash basin, tiled splash backs, radiator, airing cupboard, wall mounted electric heater, mirror, vinyl floor, radiator.

LANDING (West) Fitted carpet, access to the roof space, secondary glazed casement windows, fitted bookshelves, doors off to the bedrooms.

BEDROOM ONE 4.36m (max) x 3.73 (North) secondary glazed windows, radiator, lovely Victorian corner fireplace with a duck nest grate, radiator.

BEDROOM TWO 4.28m x 3.04m (South) secondary glazed sash windows. Carpet, Victorian fireplace with duck nest grate, fitted dressing table and chest of drawers, bookshelves.

BEDROOM THREE 3.38m x 3.06m (East) secondary glazed windows, Victorian fireplace with duck nest grate, fitted cupboard and arched recess to the side of the chimney, radiator, carpet.

THE COURTYARD GARDEN South facing and enclosed by a brick garden wall, paved with mature climbing plants and a fig tree. Brick built garden shed with plumbing power and drainage. Outside power point and gate to Alma Place.

One the west side of the house there is a triangular area of garden which may (subject to consents) have potential for parking.

SERVICES Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.

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Floorplan for Albion Street, Saxmundham