Melton Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1PF | Property for sale | Savills
8,211 sq ft(762.83 sq m)
Guide price £2,500,000

Melton RoadMelton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1PF

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2022
  • Elegantly proportioned rooms with high ceilings
  • Five principal double bedrooms
  • Flexible-use second floor accommodation
  • Coach house with two bedroom guest flat
  • Stunning mature gardens and wildflower meadow
  • Heated swimming pool and tennis court

Elegant Regency Villa.

About this property

  • Melton Hall is an exceptional Regency house with superb gardens and a coach house with a two-bedroom flat.

    Built in 1807 and Grade II listed of special architectural or historical interest, Melton Hall has been lived in by just four families since 1936, when it was sold by the original owners, the Wood family, who had lived on the site from the 16th century.

    Melton Hall has been a much loved family home by our clients for over 25 years. During their tenure, the property has been thoroughly and expertly maintained and modernised.

    The principal building is set back from the road and is especially handsome, with pink washed brick elevations, sash windows and a slate roof. The half-round Doric porch leads through to the reception hall.

    Internally, the accommodation flows remarkably well with elegantly proportioned and light filled rooms with high ceilings.

    The superb, double aspect drawing room has an attractive chimney piece and French windows leading on to the south facing terrace. The majestic dining room leads through to the kitchen/breakfast room, with an AGA and adjoining family snug. The ground floor is completed by a spacious study, a sitting room, cloak room and lavatory.

    The first floor comprises five well-proportioned principal bedrooms, with fine views over the gardens; three bathrooms, two of which are en suite; and a further single bedroom.

    The second floor is independently serviced and offers excellent and flexible accommodation, which has been used for additional guest rooms, music and games rooms, an art studio, gym space and storage.

    The coach house has been converted into a triple garage and a workshop, with a guest flat on the first floor. The flat consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom, sitting room and kitchen, with independent access and garden. It has been successfully let out in the past or could be used as a separate home office.

    Melton Hall has beautiful gardens and grounds. Immediately to the south of the building is a flagstone terrace overlooking the verdant lawns and Japanese water garden.

    To the rear of the house is a courtyard, containing the heated swimming pool with glass covering; beyond are walled rose and vegetable gardens with historic crinkle-crankle brickwork.

    The mature main garden has colourful herbaceous and shrub borders and specimen trees. Beyond a wrought iron fence is a three and half acre wildflower meadow and woodland copse with ancient trees.

    With a rich variety of wild flowers and a wealth of insect and birdlife, the meadow and woodland are managed as a private reserve in co-operation with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, which owns the adjacent Hutchison's Meadow Nature Reserve.

    Tucked away on the edge of the garden are a hard tennis court, a chicken run and a working area with brick barn providing storage for gardening equipment.

    In all the grounds extend to about seven and half acres.

Melton Hall is a truly exceptional house in the most beautiful grounds. I especially love the elegantly proportioned reception rooms with the typically high Regency ceilings.

Alexander McNabProperty agent

Local information

  • Melton Hall is ideally located on the edge of Woodbridge, one of the most popular towns in East Anglia, with a wealth of charm and an array of amenities, including an independent cinema, boutique shops, delicatessen, cafés, restaurants and a range of public houses.
  • Within Melton are excellent local amenities including a post office and store, public houses, various shops and businesses. A railway station offers trains to London Liverpool Street via Ipswich.
  • Bromeswell (1.6 miles) is home to the outstanding, multi-award winning public house, The Unruly Pig, recently named the best gastro pub in the UK. Sutton Hoo (1.8 miles) is the site of an important Anglo Saxon archaeological find.
  • Framlingham (6.4 miles), the historic market town is a most beautiful and energetic town with an iconic 12th century castle, restaurants, public houses and a thriving hotel. It offers a selection of independent shops, cafés and delicatessen.
  • The stunning Suffolk coast comprises delightful seaside towns and pretty villages. Aldeburgh (17.4 miles), the popular coastal town closely associated with Benjamin Britten, is famed for its fish and chips and pebble beach. The neighbouring village of Thorpeness has a charming boating lake and country club.
  • Snape Maltings (9.1 miles) offers a wonderful selection of independent shops and a renowned concert hall. Orford (10.6 miles) has an enchanting 12th century castle and is home to the award winning Pump Street Bakery.
  • Ipswich (10.8 miles), the county town of Suffolk, provides a wide selection of independent and high street shops; numerous restaurants and a variety of theatres, galleries, and museums. A mainline railway station offers direct trains to London Liverpool Street from 68 minutes.
  • Situated on the River Deben, Woodbridge is a fantastic location for sailing and rowing. Other sporting facilities include a gym and swimming pool, tennis courts and a popular rugby club. Nearby golf clubs include Woodbridge and Ufford Park.
  • There are excellent schools locally in both the state and independent sectors. Melton Hall is perfectly situated for both Farlingaye High School and Woodbridge School. Other renowned schools include Orwell Park, Framlingham College and Ipswich School.
  • All distances and times are approximate.

Additional information

  • SERVICES - Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.
  • LOCAL AUTHORITY - East Suffolk District Council; Band H
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold