Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6TB | Property for sale | Savills
2,812 sq ft(261.24 sq m)
Guide price £875,000(€997,685)

GrundisburghWoodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6TB

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2023
  • Light-filled accommodation
  • Stunning walled garden
  • Weinor designed detached conservatory
  • Detached office, ideal for working from home
  • About 0.89 of an acre

Exceptional period house with stunning walled gardens.

About this property

  • The Old Rectory East is the eastern half of an attractive Victorian house with stunning gardens and excellent outbuildings.

    Built in the 1880s by Henry Darbishire, the Victorian architect, noted for his works for the philanthropist Angela Burdett-Coutts. The building was remodeled in the 1980s to create two attached houses.

    The building is included in Pevsner's 'The Building of England' series and retains many wonderful period features.

    The property has attractive principally red-brick elevations with hung-tiles, sash windows and original chimneys.

    Internally, the accommodation flows well and comprises light filled, elegantly proportioned rooms with high ceilings typical of the period.

    The drawing room is a bright room, with arched sash windows, original shutters, and a handsome marble chimneypiece with a wood-burning stove.

    Facing the drawing room is the dining room, which leads through to the study and kitchen/breakfast room.

    The double aspect kitchen/breakfast room has ample storage, work surfaces, double sink and space for an oven and fridge. Beyond the kitchen is a boot room/laundry room.

    The first floor landing has a wonderful sky lantern, with electric windows; doors lead off to four double bedrooms and two bathrooms.

    The principal bedroom is particularly fine, with a south-facing window and adjoining bathroom.

    There is ample parking to the front of the house on a shingle drive and within the cart lodge.

    The Old Rectory East has spectacular gardens in grounds of just under an acres. To the rear of the house is a stunning walled garden, with a detached conservatory by Weinor, and a potting shed.

    There is an array of beds and borders including an especially fine peony border, and various raised beds forming a kitchen garden.

    Beyond the walled garden is an orchard, festooned with daffodils and cowslips, primroses and miniature narcissi , with a variety of fruit trees, including plum damson, pear, quinces, apples, nectarines and apricots.

    Within the orchard is also a delightful pond with Victorian cast iron fencing.

    To the side of the cart lodge is a useful detached office, ideal for working from home.

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The Old Rectory East is a wonderfully charming, period family home, with the most delightful gardens. I especially love the splendid drawing room and stunning walled garden.

Alexander McNabProperty agent

Local information

  • The Old Rectory East occupies a superb, tucked away position in the village of Grundisburgh, to the west of Woodbridge.
  • Grundisburgh is a popular and very attractive village centred around a green, with a respected public house, delicatessen, village shop and post office.
  • Woodbridge (3.6 miles) is a thriving and highly regarded market town situated on the River Deben, with an incredible variety of amenities, including independent shops, cafés, public houses, a cinema and restaurants. There is a wonderful array of historic architecture, idyllic river walks and a rare working tide mill, which traces its roots to the 11th century. World-renowned Snape Maltings concert hall, home to the Aldeburgh Festival is just to the north on the banks of the River Alde.
  • Ipswich (7.9 miles) is the county town of Suffolk and provides a wide selection of independent and high street shops; and a variety of theatres, galleries, and museums. A mainline railway station offers direct trains to London Liverpool Street from 68 minutes.
  • The stunning Suffolk coast comprises delightful seaside towns and pretty villages. Aldeburgh (19 miles), the popular coastal town closely associated with Benjamin Britten, is famed for its fish and chips and iconic 'Scallop' sculpture by Maggi Hambling. The neighbouring village of Thorpeness has a charming boating lake and country club. Orford (14.7 miles) has an enchanting 12th century castle and is home to the award winning Pump Street Bakery.
  • Sporting facilities are fantastic: Woodbridge has superb sailing and rowing clubs as well as popular rugby, tennis and golf clubs. Deben Leisure Centre has a 25 metre pool and gym. Further afield, there are golf and sailing clubs at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, and clay pigeon shooting at Darsham.
  • Schools in the area are excellent. Grundisburgh Primary School and Farlingaye are popular state schools; renowned local independent schools include Orwell Park, Woodbridge School, Framlingham College and Ipswich school.
  • All times and distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage; gas-fired central heating.
  • Local Authority: East Suffolk District Council; Council Tax Band G
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G