Cumberland Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4AD | Property for sale | Savills
2,426 sq ft(225.38 sq m)
Guide price £700,000(€830,967)

Cumberland StreetWoodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4AD

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2024
  • Planning permission for extended kitchen and creation of a conservatory
  • Requires refurbishment
  • Superb gardens and terraces
  • Private parking and separate garage
  • Sought after town location

Handsome Georgian townhouse and separate garage in a superb location.

About this property

  • Retained by the same family for over 42 years and now requiring renovation work - offering the new owners an incredible opportunity to fashion a superb family home - Penrith House is an exceptionally handsome Georgian townhouse, with a wealth of period features.

    Penrith House benefits from planning permission to extend the kitchen and create a conservatory,.

    The heart of the house is believed to date from the 18th century, with an elegant, Suffolk white brick façade added to the building in the early 19th century, during the Napoleonic Wars.

    The building is Grade II listed for special architectural and historic interest and retains many superb period features, including sash windows and the original front doorframe with Doric pilasters.

    Internally, the accommodation flows incredibly well and, typical of houses of the period, comprises well-proportioned and light filled rooms.

    The elegantly proportioned drawing room has a fantastic, wide open fireplace with a brick hearth and surround; exposed timbers and a partially glazed door leading to the rear garden.

    A door opens on to the kitchen/breakfast room, a bright double aspect space with two sets of French windows leading on to the terrace and garden. It leads through to a useful utility room and lavatory.

    Completing the ground floor are the sitting room and study. The sitting room has an attractive chimneypiece, a sash window to the front and a partially glazed door leading to the gardens.

    There are four generous double bedrooms and two bathrooms over the first and second floor. The second floor contains two charming, double aspect bedrooms, which enjoys superb views to the church and river. The second floor has in the past been utilised as AirBnB rooms and there is an accompanying kitchenette.

    Penrith House has a delightful and surprisingly spacious walled garden to the rear of the house, with terraces ideal for al fresco dining and mature herbaceous borders.

    Rare for such a central location, Penrith House has a garage and also a parking forecourt.

    Planning permission and listed building consent has been granted for the creation of a substantial kitchen/breakfast room and conservatory.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Penrith House is a superb and very attractive Georgian fronted house in one of the finest streets in Woodbridge. The drawing room is especially charming and I love the wide open fire.

Alexander McNabProperty agent

Local information

  • Penrith House is ideally located in a sought after and central location, among other attractive, historical houses, in Woodbridge.
  • One of the most popular towns in East Anglia and last year named the "Best Place to Live in the East" by The Sunday Times, Woodbridge is a wonderfully charming historic market town with an array of amenities, including an independent cinema, restaurants, public houses, and boutique stores.
  • Woodbridge is well known for the Tide Mill, a functioning mill, believed to date from the 17th century, though there has been a mill on the site since at least 1170.
  • Next to the Tide Mill, The Sutton Hoo Ship's company are recreating, using traditional techniques, the renowned Sutton Hoo burial ship.
  • Ipswich (9 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.
  • Framlingham (12 miles) is a most beautiful and energetic market town to the north of Woodbridge with an iconic 12th century castle.
  • The stunning Suffolk coast comprises delightful seaside towns and pretty villages. Aldeburgh (16.4 miles), the popular coastal town closely associated with Benjamin Britten, is famed for its fish and chips and the iconic 'Scallop' sculpture by Maggi Hambling. The neighbouring village of Thorpeness has a charming boating lake and country club.
  • Penrith House is well placed for the commuter with easy access to A12 and regular trains from railway stations in Woodbridge and Ipswich to London Liverpool Street: Woodbridge via Ipswich from 92 minutes; Ipswich direct from 68 minutes.
  • Sporting facilities are fantastic: on the banks of River Deben, 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. St Mary's, Woodbridge Primary and Farlingaye are all popular state schools; renowned local independent schools include 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 F
  • AGENT NOTE - For further details on the planning permission, please speak with the agent or check the East Suffolk District Council website; reference: DC/22/2749/FUL
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F