Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0NA
Renovated fully moated country house set in an elevated setting with outstanding far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. About 21.5 acres
Letheringham Lodge is set at the top of a long drive in an elevated setting with stunning views over its gardens and grounds and on to the surrounding countryside. Wickham Market is just 2 miles to the north east and has a range of good local facilities including a butcher, local stores, shops and a public house. Woodbridge lies approximately 5 miles to the east and is set on the banks of the river Deben. The town has good shopping, a wide range of schooling and provides a rail link to London's Liverpool Street Station. Ipswich, the country town of Suffolk lies to the south and has extensive facilities with regular rail services to London. The coast is easily accessed at Orford or Aldeburgh together with the renowned music festivals at Snape Maltings.View property on map
Grade II* Listed of special architectural or historic interest, Letheringham Lodge has been fully renovated and refurbished to a very high standard throughout. The house which is believed to date from the mid/late 15th century is featured in Eric Sandon's book on Suffolk houses and the moat is a scheduled ancient monument. Internally, are numerous features that include a wide range of exposed beams, studwork and a spectacular Jacobean carved oak staircase. Top quality equipment has been incorporated throughout the house including a zoned oil fired central heating system and care has been taken to incorporate a high standard of insulation wherever possible commensurate with the period construction of the property. The accommodation is well laid out over three floors with a central reception lobby on the ground floor accessing the drawing room and sitting room. Outside are a useful range of brick stores, together with a brick and timber pantile coach house and garaging. Keepers Cottage and Chestnut Cottage provide excellent ancillary accommodation and are both presented to a high standard.
The house is accessed over two spectacular foot bridges and there are several "sitting out" areas on the moated island, enjoying east, west and south aspects. Beyond, is the garden area, with a hedged productive kitchen garden, meadowland and farmland. The farmland (13.4 acres) is subject to an annual tenancy, with the balance of the land (8.3 acres) made up as garden and meadow.
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Keepers Cottage and Chestnut Cottage are restricted by a Section 106 agreement, they should only be for ancillary use to Letheringham Lodge. There are no public rights of way or bridle paths.
Heating: Oil fired central heating in three zones for economy.
Plumbing: There is a pressurised water system installed and the bathrooms have power showers.
Drainage: A new septic tank has been installed for the use of Letheringham Lodge, Chestnut Cottage and Keepers Cottage in 2009.
Broadband: 6 mgb a broadband spur is in the mini attic in the utility room.
Chestnut Cottage: Oil fired central heating, oil fired Aga and satellite for Sky Plus.
Keepers Cottage: No central heating. Wood burning stove.
FREEHOLD WITH VACANT POSSESSION
- Sold in December 2012
- 3 reception rooms
- 2 cottages
- Range of outbuildings
- About 21.5 acres
- Fully moated
- Established gardens
- Garaging and stores
- Far reaching rural views