Wickham Market, Woodbridge | Guide Price, £450,000

A beautifully renovated period three bedroom detached house with a large purpose built artist's studio, a workshop and garage. Generous sized garden and excellent parking. Large reception rooms,2 bathrooms, superb kitchen with Rayburn, conservatory, exposed beams and fireplaces. Access to amenities.
A beautiful 17th century house with a fascinating history, situated in a prominent location on the edge of Wickham Market adjacent to the picturesque Rackham's Mill and within walking distance of the excellent village amenities. The property, which is not listed, lies in a conservation area and was originally of a substantial timber-framed construction, later faced with brick and flint elevations which we believe date from the 19th century. It was known as Buntings & Cottage Blacksmiths during the1800s, before being converted to a "Temperance" Hotel at the end of that century. The owners understand that the property was also one of the first places in East Suffolk to sell motor cars in the early 20th century. In the middle of the 20th century part of the property was the village bakery, known locally (and affectionately) as Mrs. Runaccle's Cake Shop before it was redeveloped in the 1980s. The present owners have spent the last three years meticulously restoring the house, conserving its wonderful period architectural features and modernising the accommodation to provide a comfortable home and work space. The new purpose built art studio, office and workshop/garage stands on the site of an earlier outbuilding and offers almost unlimited possibilities to work from home or pursue creative hobbies and interests. The driveway, which is on the East side of the house, has excellent parking space with room to accommodate a boat or trailer. There is a private and secluded rear garden which is laid to lawn with a paved patio and established trees and shrubs. The accommodation is centrally heated via gas-fired radiators which run from a HIVE controlled Rayburn. The house is extensively double glazed and the owners have introduced extra insulation during the renovation process. There is an entrance lobby which features Edwardian mosaic floor tiles, a beamed sitting room with a fireplace and brand new wood burner, a large separate dining room and a kitchen which is fitted with bespoke hand-crafted cabinets and work surfaces. In addition to the Rayburn Range, there is space for a gas cooker. The kitchen and the sitting room open into a timber framed conservatory/garden room. The first floor bedrooms are well proportioned and are served by a delightful family bathroom and a smart en-suite shower room which has willow pattern sanitary ware. The master bedroom and third bedroom have vaulted ceilings and useful raised deck space. The property lies within walking distance of the excellent village amenities and is just a few minutes away from the A12 and the railway station at Campsea Ashe which provides connecting services to London, Cambridge and Norwich. The attractions of the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the sea side towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold lie within easy reach by car.

This part of Suffolk is a haven for naturalists, artists and musicians. Wickham Market is a vibrant village which lies between Woodbridge and Framlingham. There is a primary school, an excellent Co-Op supermarket, a doctors' surgery, dentist and range of local shops and restaurants. The village has a proud agricultural and industrial heritage and falls within the Thomas Mills High School catchment. The market towns of Woodbridge and Framlingham have excellent local shops, galleries and restaurants. There are golf courses at Woodbridge and Ufford and sailing clubs at Aldeburgh, Orford and Woodbridge. The world famous Snape Maltings concert hall is home to the world famous Aldeburgh Festival and lies within convenient reach of Wickham Market. There are nature reserves at RSPB Minsmere, North Warren, Havergate Island and Shingle Street and ancient castles to explore at Framlingham and Orford.

ENTRANCE LOBBY Front door, beautiful mosaic tiled floor, wall light. Door to the dining room.

DINING ROOM A double aspect room with double glazed windows, an elegant fireplace with a granite surround and mantelpiece, ceiling down lighters and wall lights, radiator, quarry tiled floor. Impressive exposed central beam, open timber posts to the kitchen.

There is a small lobby between the dining room and the sitting room which is fitted with bespoke book cases and cupboards beneath with provision for home entertainment equipment within.

SITTING ROOM Front aspect room with double glazed windows, engineered oak flooring, impressive exposed central beam and studwork, working fireplace with exposed bressummer beam and new wood burning stove, TV point, radiators, stairs to the first floor and under stair cupboard, spot lights, glazed casement door to the conservatory.

CONSERVATORY Timber framed windows and double doors to the garden. Tiled floor and fitted shelves. Door to the kitchen.

KITCHEN A vaulted ceiling and rear aspect, double glazed windows, door to the garden. Fitted with handcrafted units and work tops including a hard wood counter over painted cupboards and drawers with contrasting eye level units above, polished concrete work top with porcelain drainer and Belfast sink, plumbing and space beneath for dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier, space for American style fridge/freezer with water supply, full height storage cupboards with brushed steel finish; fireplace with bressumer beam and marble splash back accommodates the gas-fired Rayburn. There is space to the side for a separate gas cooker. The Rayburn which is HIVE operated provides central heating and domestic hot water.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Front aspect windows, polished floor boards, exposed beams, radiator, wall lights and down lighters, panel doors off to the bedrooms.

BEDROOM ONE Front aspect room with window, polished floor boards, wall light and ceiling pendant, exposed beams, radiator, TV point, vaulted ceiling with deck and access door to the roof void, door to the en-suite shower room.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Imperial willow pattern sanitary ware: wash basin and WC; corner shower cubicle, exposed beams and vaulted ceiling, double glazed window, wall light and concealed LED up lighting.

BEDROOM TWO Sash window overlooking the garden, fitted carpet, exposed beams, radiator.

BEDROOM THREE Rear aspect double glazed window overlooking the garden, exposed and polished ancient oak floor planks, vaulted ceiling with storage deck, wall light.

BATHROOM A contemporary bathroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, roll top bath, WC and vanity enclosed bow fronted wash basin.


ARTISTS´ STUDIO A triple aspect room with double glazed windows and double doors to the garden, vaulted ceiling and large walk in cupboard which could be converted to a cloakroom.

OFFICE Door from the garden, electric consumer unit, TV point, Cat5 Network to house, internal window to the garage/workshop and personal door into the garage/workshop.

GARAGE/WORKSHOP Vaulted ceiling, concrete floor, personal door and double vehicular doors, raised storage deck, LED lighting and power points.

The property is approached from the High Street via a gate and pea-shingle driveway which leads to the garage/workshop and provides space for a boat/trailer etc. A gate opens into the garden area.

The large garden is enclosed and laid to lawn, it is planted with established shrubs and trees including an Ash, Laurel, Cherry and Olive. There is a wide paved patio and flower beds. There is a timber garden shed used as a covered log store. The rear lawn is lit by motion sensing security lights.

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

SERVICES Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage


VIEWING By appointment through Jennie Jones Estate Agents:

SAXMUNDHAM (01728) 605511.

email: saxmundham@jennie-jones.com

Floorplan for Wickham Market, Woodbridge