Savills | Benhall Green, Benhall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1HU | Property for sale
4,068 sq ft(377.93 sq m)
Guide price £900,000

Benhall GreenBenhall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1HU

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in March 2022
  • Wealth of original features
  • Wonderful gardens
  • Excellent range of outbuildings - studio & workshop
  • Close to the popular Suffolk Heritage Coast

Exceptional period house set in wonderful gardens.

About this property

  • Lime Tree House is substantial Grade II Listed former farmhouse, originating from the 17th Century and with later additions. The house looks over the village of Benhall Green but now focusses over its wonderful south and west facing gardens to the rear. The majority of the rooms are twin aspect, with many enjoying views over the garden. The accommodation, which benefits from an oil-fired central heating system, extends in all to about 3,301 sq ft and displays a wealth of period features including exposed timbers and fireplaces fitted with wood burning stoves. The front door opens into a dining hall in the centre of the house, with an exposed brick floor and French doors onto the York stone terrace. The room is open plan into a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room with AGA and ample work surfaces. The first floor is approached by two staircases, with the principal stair rising to a light, wide landing with a vaulted ceiling. There are five bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a luxury family bathroom, with a sixth attic bedroom above. The gardens of Lime Tree House are a particular feature with a range of excellent outbuildings comprising a studio & workshop. These buildings have great potential for use as an annexe or home office subject to the necessary consents. The gardens are beautifully planted with a range of mature trees, shrubs and specimen plants. To one side lies a pond full of water lilies overlooked by a charming flint work folly. To the east lies a wonderful part walled Mediterranean garden with Olive trees and a sheltered terrace.

    Agents Note:
    Please be aware that there are various infrastructure projects proposed for east Suffolk including plans for a new nuclear power station at Sizewell. Wind farm expansion in the north sea is also taking place and bringing power ashore along with associated cabling and sub station works are also being proposed. For further details contact the selling agents.

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I love Lime Tree House with its period character, stunning gardens & yet its close to Saxmundham, Woodbridge and the Heritage Coast at Aldeburgh.

Peter OgilvieProperty agent

Local information

  • Benhall Green is a small village, with its own primary school situated just a mile and a half south of Saxmundham. The nearby town provides a useful range of local shopping and commercial facilities including Waitrose & Tesco Supermarkets. There is also a doctors' surgery, veterinary practice and the Seckford Foundation run free school. Rail services run through to London Liverpool Street Station via Ipswich and the A12, which bypasses the town links to the riverside town of Woodbridge (12 miles) and beyond Ipswich to London's M25 as well as Cambridge and the Midlands (via the A14). There are a wide range of schools nearby including Framlingham College, Thomas Mills, Farlingaye & Woodbridge School. The popular Suffolk Heritage Coast lies 6.5 miles to the east with its appealing and varied coastal towns and villages, including Aldeburgh and the well
  • renowned Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold