High Street, Leiston | Guide Price, £375,000

An elegant late Victorian three storey detached house in need of sympathetic modernisation. Located at the heart of the town, the property benefits from a large west facing garden and a garage. Four reception rooms with original features, kitchen, utility room, five bedrooms, dressing room, 2 baths.
An elegant late Victorian three storey detached house which is situated in a prominent position in Leiston's High Street with the benefit for rear vehicular access via Central Road. The house which is in need of an extensive programme of conservation, retains most of its beautiful period architectural features and harks back to the Guilded Age at the turn of the twentieth century when houses of this size accommodated families and their servants. This property still has its back staircase which winds discreetly to the top floor where there is a maid's bedroom and nursery. The house still has the old bell push indicator in the breakfast room and there are a number of original fireplaces. It seems that the property received a make-over at some point in the 1930s. There are one or two Art Deco features which include panelled balustrading and newel posts with lanterns. The hall also features a fireplace with an enamel solid fuel stove whilst the large, bay-windowed dining room boasts a 1930s tiled fireplace with an unusually high mantel piece. There is a range in the breakfast room and a walk in pantry. The fitted kitchen opens through to a useful lobby/utility room which leads out to the garden. There is an elegant sitting room and a snug/study/library. The first floor bedrooms are well proportioned and are served by a spacious family bathroom. The smallest bedroom on the first floor has been arranged as a dressing room. The top floor comprises the maid's bedroom (which has roof scape views towards Sizewell) and the old nursery which would make a very pleasant double bedroom. The garden is deceptive, once cleared and landscaped there is potential to create a fabulous garden which faces west and benefits from south sun. It may also be possible to demolish the existing garage and bring a driveway further into the plot allowing for the erection of a larger garage/studio space (subject to planning consent).

SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION 5.08m x 4.33m; 4.46m Entrance Hall; Sitting Room 5.08m x 4.33m; Dining Room 4.46m x 3.96m; Study 3.83m x 2.75m; Shower Room 2.28m x 1.82m; Breakfast Room 3.05m x 2.82m; Kitchen 5.42m x 2.19m; Lobby/Utility Room. First Floor Landing; Bedroom One 5.07m x 4.33m; Bedroom Two 4.48m x 3.98m; Bedroom Three 3.67m x 2.77m; Bedroom Four/Dressing Room 2.76m x 2.66m; Bathroom 2.74m x 2.27m; Second Floor Landing;

Bedroom Five (nursery) 4.81m x 3.95m; Bedroom Six 4.01m x 3.27m

Leiston is a very well served Suffolk town with a proud industrial heritage which is celebrated by the excellent Long Shop Museum. The town has good local amenities, local shops, a supermarket, a cinema, dental practice and doctors' surgery. There is a sports centre with an excellent swimming pool and a primary school and high school. There are beautiful beaches to explore at nearby Sizewell and Dunwich with the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold within easy reach by car. There are golf courses at Aldeburgh, Southwold and Thorpeness and nature reserves at Minsmere and Havergate Island. The nearby town of Saxmundham benefits from a Tesco and Waitrose supermarket and a railway station with connecting services to London Liverpool Street.


By appointment with Jennie Jones Estate Agents 01728 605511

saxmundham@jennie-jones.com www.jennie-jones.com

LOCAL AUTHORITY Suffolk Coastal District Council, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1RT

Tel: 01394 383789

SERVICES Mains water gas, drainage and electricity.



London 110 miles

Ipswich 25 miles

Aldeburgh 4 miles

Saxmundham 4.5 miles


Leiston Primary School

King Georges Avenue IP16 4JQ

Telephone: 01728 830743

Alde Valley Academy (High)

Seaward Avenue. IP16 4DG

Telephone 01728 830576

Railway Station

Station Approach Saxmundham

Doctor´s surgery

15 Main Street

Leiston IP16 4ES

Telephone 01728 830526


Co-op Leiston

Tesco Saxmundham

Waitrose Saxmundham

Sports centre

Leiston Leisure Centre (pool)

Red House Lane. IP16 4LS

TENURE Freehold
Floorplan for High Street, Leiston