The Street, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6AF | Property for sale | Savills
3,658 sq ft(339.84 sq m)
Guide price £795,000(€906,468)

The StreetStonham Aspal, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6AF


    Key features

    • Handsome period house
    • Fabulous outbuilding with studio/office
    • Quad garage and ample parking
    • Stunning gardens
    • About half an acre

    Wonderful Victorian village house in about half an acre with a superb studio and excellent garaging.

    About this property

    • The Old Post Office is an attractive Victorian house with stunning gardens, a marvellous studio and office, and substantial garaging.

      The heart of the house dates from at least 1860 with further additions in the late 19th century and through to the 20th and 21st centuries. Most recently, the kitchen has been extended to create an excellent and bright space.

      Formerly the village bakery and post office, the building has been comprehensively improved and modernised and is now a wonderful, comfortable family home. The heating system was upgraded in 2013 and a new boiler was installed this year. The front sash windows were all replaced in 2018 with high quality timber framed double glazing by The Burgess Group.

      Internally, the accommodation flows incredibly well. The partially glazed front door leads to the reception hall, with the drawing room off to the right and sitting room to the left, which in turn leads to the kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, utility room and a downstairs bathroom.

      The delightfully elegant and light filled drawing room has two sash windows to the front elevation, an open fire and studwork, dividing it from the garden room, which looks out over the west facing garden. French windows lead directly to the beautiful garden and terrace.

      The sitting room occupies the heart of the house. This charming space has a wood-burning stove, exposed woodwork and brick, and engineered oak boards. The wide wooden boards flow through to the double aspect dining room and kitchen/breakfast room.

      The dining room has been used as a bedroom and along with the bathroom could be perfect for multi-generational living.

      The modern and bright kitchen/breakfast room is ideal for entertaining and cooking, with two Siemens ovens and an induction hob. There is ample storage and space for preparing meals on the oak work surfaces. It has a fantastic vaulted ceiling with a large, west facing window on the gable end and automated Velux windows. French windows lead out to the terrace.

      There are four well-proportioned bedrooms, a family bathroom and store on the first floor. The double aspect principal bedroom is especially fine, with a large walk-in, fully railed wardrobe and en suite shower room.

      The Old Post Office has striking, west facing gardens. Within grounds of about half an acre, there are areas of lawn, dotted with mature trees and shrubs. To the rear and side of the house is a superb terrace, with a pergola off the garden room and bordered with a lavender hedge.

      To the south is a kitchen garden with raised beds, a greenhouse and large shed.

      To the side of the principal building is an impressive first floor studio/office, with a shower room and kitchenette. A gable end window provides far reaching field views A further three Velux windows and casement window to the east elevation flood this capacious area with natural light.

      This is an incredible home office, perfect for working from home but can also be used as a den or play room. Subject to necessary consents, it would be an amazing guest annexe.

      There is first rate garaging for up to four cars, ideal for classic cars; with a carport and further parking to the front and side of the house.

    The Old Post Office is a superb village house with the most incredible outbuilding consisting of a light-filled studio and fantastic garaging, which would be perfect for classic cars. The house is charming, perfectly balancing period and contemporary, and I particularly love the stunning and generous gardens.

    Alexander McNabProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Old Post Office occupies a superb position, to the south of the 14th century St Mary and St Lambert Church, in the village of Stonham Aspal.
    • Included in the Domesday book, Stonham Aspal is a thriving and sought after community with a popular primary school, village hall and tennis courts. Stonham Barns to the east of the village has a comprehensive range of retail outlets and leisure amenities.
    • Stowmarket (6.5 miles) is a vibrant market town with a greater range of amenities. It is home to the the independent Regal Cinema and the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, which hosts regular music and cultural events. The railway station provides direct trains to London Liverpool Street from 83 minutes.
    • Nearby historic market towns including Needham Market (6.1 miles), Framlingham (10.8) and Woodbridge (13.5 miles) provide a wide range of independent shops, delicatessens, cafés, restaurants and public houses.
    • Ipswich (11.5 miles) is the county town of Suffolk and provides a wide selection of cultural, commercial and leisure amenities; including a variety of theatres, galleries, and museums.
    • Sporting facilities in the area are fantastic: there are tennis courts in Stonham Aspal and a tennis club in Stowmarket, along with a gym and golf club. There are further golf clubs in Ipswich and Woodbridge, and excellent sailing along the east coast.
    • Local schools are excellent in both the state and independent sectors, including Debenham High School, Framlingham College, Woodbridge School, and Ipswich School, all of which are included in the Good Schools Guide.
    • All times and distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • SERVICES - Mains electricity, water and drainage; oil fired central heating
    • LOCAL AUTHORITY - Mid Suffolk District Council; Tax Band F
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F