Cumberland Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4AD | Property for sale | Savills
4,587 sq ft(426.15 sq m)
Guide price £1,750,000(€1,995,369)

Cumberland StreetWoodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4AD

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Delightful period house
  • Elegantly proportioned accommodation
  • Two-bedroom annexe
  • Superb, tucked away position
  • Ideal for town centre amenities

Amazing hidden gem in a secluded position with a delightful, west facing walled garden and an annexe.

About this property

  • The Cottage is an exceptional period house, with a superb west-facing garden, an outbuilding and a two-bedroom annexe.

    The building was originally a coach house, dating from the late Georgian period, converted during the reign of Queen Victoria and subsequently improved, remodelled and extended throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

    It is Grade II listed for historical and architectural interest and retains many enchanting and fascinating features, including exposed timbers, original chimneypieces and hooded windows, in the mock Tudor style popular in the late Victorian era.

    The house has been a much loved family home for 40 years and now requires some modernisation, offering the perfect opportunity for the new owners to fashion a superb family home.

    The useful Victorian porch leads through to a capacious reception hall, with parquet flooring and handsome chimneypiece; it flows through to the drawing room and dining room, and through to the kitchen.

    The elegantly proportioned drawing room was added in the late 19th century, likely by the former owner, Admiral Charles Barstow Theobald; it has high ceilings, a marble chimneypiece and French bay windows leading out to the garden.

    To the rear of the ground floor are the kitchen, utility room, breakfast room and lobby which provide useful service space and, subject to necessary consents, offer excellent space to remodel.

    The first floor comprises five double bedrooms and two family bathrooms. The principal bedroom is
    an especially fine room with an adjoining bathroom

    The Cottage has delightful, walled, west-facing gardens, with verdant lawns, herbaceous borders and mature trees.

    There are two useful garages and a workshop in an ancillary outbuilding, with a two-bedroom annexe on the first floor .

The Cottage is a fantastic, wonderfully secluded period house in one of the best positions in Woodbridge, one of my favorite towns in the county.

Alexander McNabProperty agent

Local information

  • The Cottage occupies a wonderfully secluded position, in a sought after location amongst other historic buildings, in the popular town of Woodbridge.
  • Woodbridge is a thriving and highly regarded market town in East Suffolk – considered by The Times as one of the best places to live in the United Kingdom. Situated on the River Deben, there are a number of scenic walks, a harbour and a rare working tide mill, which traces its roots to the 11th century.
  • For many centuries, Woodbridge has been a prosperous and fashionable town and it benefits from beautiful architecture, chiefly from the Tudor, Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods; today, there is an incredible array of amenities, including independent shops, cafés, public houses and restaurants.
  • Within the village of Bromeswell (2.9 miles), to the east of Woodbridge, is the acclaimed Unruly Pig, considered one of the top gastropubs in the country.
  • Neighbouring Sutton Hoo (2.9 miles) is home to Britain's most important archaeological site, the Anglo Saxon burial ground of King Rædwald, the most powerful leader in seventh century England.
  • Orford (10.7 miles) is an especially delightful village: formerly a fishing port dominated by the 12th century castle and more recently an important location in the development of RADAR, the village today is particularly known for the award-winning Pump Street bakery and the Butley Orford Oysterage.
  • Aldeburgh (16.1 miles), the popular coastal town closely associated with Benjamin Britten, is famed for its fish and chips and the celebrated 'Scallop' sculpture by Maggi Hambling. There are excellent galleries and boutiques and a superb restaurant scene including critically acclaimed 'The Suffolk'.
  • Ipswich (9.3 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.
  • The Cottage is well placed for the commuter with easy access to the A12 and railway stations in Woodbridge and Ipswich providing regular trains to London Liverpool Street: Woodbridge via Ipswich from 92 minutes; Ipswich direct from 68 minutes.
  • 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. 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
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G