High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5EJ | Property for sale | Savills
5,085 sq ft(472.41 sq m)
Guide price £895,000

High StreetHadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5EJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Wealth of original features
  • An historically important house
  • In the centre of the town
  • Well proportioned rooms with high ceilings
  • Attached two bed cottage
  • Two garages
  • Delightfully private & established walled gardens

A magical, historical house.

About this property

  • Sun Court is Grade II* Listed open hall house, being of architectural and or historical importance. It is believed to originally date from the mid 15th century and was extended at the rear in the 16th century. A restoration took place in 1927-9 by Sydney Schofield. The property is constructed from a timber frame, herringbone brick nogging along one wing, plastered and colour washed, under a plain tiled and slate roofs. It is claimed that this house was the inspiration for Martin Reed's house in Norah Lofts book 'The Town House''. Like many towns in the area, Hadleigh prospered from the trade in wool and cloth during the Middle Ages, and the Hadleigh town centre still features many handsome timber-framed houses built by successful medieval merchants. The house had been built centuries ago for a wool merchant. It still has a large door onto the street, big enough for a laden pack pony to enter, with a smaller door inset for people to use.

    The property is a fine example of a property built during the 16th century and retains many original features such as; mullion windows, jettied elevations, exposed timbers, carved spandrels containing arms of de Vere family (star) and Bouchier family (knot), open fireplaces, leaded casement windows and wide oak floorboards. The ground floor accommodation comprises; a hallway, which extends through to the rear of the property gives access to three very well-proportioned reception rooms and a Chapel/snug at the end of the south/west elevation. The AGA kitchen/breakfast room lies at the end of the western elevation along with a secondary staircase. The first floor affords six spacious double bedrooms, an additional bedroom/bathroom and a further two bathrooms.

    The Cottage
    The cottage/annexe can be entered both from within the main property and has its own separate entrance too. The garage connects the two properties and is entered through a set of full height wooden doors. There is a large reception room, and kitchen/utility area. The first floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom.

    The walled gardens are situated at the rear of the property and benefit from established planting which offers the property a high degree of privacy and seclusion. The gardens are laid to lawn and are very well stocked beds with roses, sweet peas, tree peonies and apple trees. There is an outbuilding/store and a large garage/stable.


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A wonderful opportunity to own one of Hadleigh's iconic houses. The accommodation is just under 6,000 sq ft and affords an attached two bedroom cottage, charming walled garden and two garages.

Tom OrfordProperty agent

Local information

  • Sun Court is situated in the heart of the attractive Suffolk market town of Hadleigh.
  • John Betjeman once said:
  • “Hadleigh is one of the most perfect small towns in England, with trees, old red brick, flint and plaster and that unassuming beauty of East Anglia, which changes to glory in sunlight.”
  • Hadleigh has a comprehensive selection of shops for every day needs along with a school and leisure centre. There are a range of excellent schools in the area in both the state and private sectors with Orwell Park School at Ipswich, Holmwood House at Colchester, Old Buckenham Hall at Brettenham and The Ipswich High School at Woolversone. Manningtree, Colchester and Ipswich have a much wider range of educational and recreational amenities and the commuter can take advantage of the main line train services running to London's Liverpool Street station. Manningtree from 55 minutes, Colchester from 50 minutes and Ipswich from 65 minutes.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas fired central heating.
  • Babergh District Council
  • Directions: From London proceed north along the A12 bypassing Colchester and taking a left hand turn on the B1070 towards Hadleigh, continue along this road passing through the villages of Holton St Mary and Raydon. Enter the village of Hadleigh and continue over the roundabout on to the High Street, Sun Court will be found on the right hand side.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G