Savills | Aldeburgh Road, Friston, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1NP | Property for sale
4,374 sq ft(406.36 sq m)
Guide price £1,100,000

Aldeburgh RoadFriston, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1NP

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in July 2022
  • Self-contained annexe
  • South-west facing gardens which wrap around the house
  • Edge of village location
  • Close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast

Exceptional house & gardens close to the coast.

About this property

  • The Old School is a very rare and extremely special property. The house provides remarkable ceiling heights, extremely large windows and tremendous spacious rooms that is extremely difficult to find in the Suffolk market. The accommodation flows exceptionally well from a spacious dining hall into a remarkably well proportioned drawing room measuring 6.63m x 5.46m with exposed wooden floors & French windows opening out to the gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room is a particular feature of the house being spacious with a range of bespoke kitchen units, central island and wood burning stove. There is a further large study, wet room and utility. There are two large bedrooms on the first floor and a further two located in a separate wing which could easily be connected to the main house or alternatively used as a separate cottage or home office. The house is approached through estate fencing over a gravelled drive fronting the triple garage/carport. Above the garage is a self contained annexe with kitchenette & shower room. The gardens lie predominantly to the rear facing south and west and have been beautifully laid out and cared for by the current owners. Wonderful paths lead through well stocked beds and mature trees and hedges. A wide lawn lies to the rear of the house with a pond beyond. To one side lies an excellent outbuilding comprising a workshop & store. The gardens wrap around the house extending to approximately 2 acres and a filled with a wide variety of specimen trees, hedges, well stocked beds and lawns.

    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 was delighted by the gardens at The Old School which extend to approximately two acres and offer wonderful, well stocked beds and a wide variety of specimen trees. As well as the spacious accommodation within the main house there is also a self-contained annexe above the garage too.

Peter OgilvieProperty agent

Local information

  • The Old School is well situated on the edge of the popular village of Friston, surrounded by mature and well laid out gardens beyond which is open countryside. The house is well located for access to the Heritage Coast at the popular villages of Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich, Thorpeness and Aldeburgh and also popular nature reserves such as Minsmere, located just to the north of Westleton. There is a wide range of sporting facilities in the area with a number of good golf courses within easy reach as well as sailing on the rivers Alde and Deben. The nearby town of Saxmundham provides a range of day to day facilities including a bank, two supermarkets, a high street with a variety of shops and a train station with access to London via Ipswich. Snape, the home of the Aldeburgh Music Festival at Snape Maltings is within easy reach. Ipswich is the country town of Suffolk and has a mainline rail service to London taking from 65 minutes. Schooling in the area is well catered for with excellent private schools at Woodbridge, Framlingham and Southwold.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = Freehold