Savills | West Gate, Thorpeness, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4NE | Property for sale
2,191 sq ft(203.55 sq m)
Guide price £750,000

West GateThorpeness, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4NE

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in March 2022
  • One of the original Thorpeness 1920's houses
  • Private garden, parking & garage
  • Close to The Meare, Dolphin Inn & short walk to the beach
  • Situated in the popular coastal village of Thorpeness

Impressive character house close to the beach & Meare.

About this property

  • 1 West Gate, an exceptionally spacious property set over three floors offers large bedrooms and flexible living space. The property is Grade II, listed being of architectural or historic interest, and is constructed of stone, brick and timber under a plain tiled roof. The house was built in 1928-9 by Frederick Forbes Glennie as part of the Thorpeness village development for Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, the owner of the Thorpeness Estate who conceived the project, designed and sketched out the whole village and commissioned the architects involved. The property has a wealth of features including mullion style, leaded windows and exposed timbers. The principal entrance at first floor is reached via an exposed ladder staircase rising to the first floor and gives access to a large reception room with panelling and a wood burning stove. The principal bedroom with en suite shower and bedroom two is also on the first floor. The ground floor comprises a second reception room, a dining room with an open fireplace and kitchen/breakfast room & cloakroom. There are a further two bedrooms, shower room and cloakroom on the second floor.

    The property has its own private garden to the rear with patio, private parking and garage. The Meare and popular Dolphin Inn are just around the corner and the beach is also only a short walk away.

    Mains gas, electricity, water & drainage.

    Agents Note:
    Please be aware that there are various infrastructure projects proposed for east Suffolk including plans for a new nuclear power station at Sizewell. Wind farm expansion in the north sea is also taking place and bringing power ashore along with associated cabling and sub station works are also being proposed. For further details contact the selling agents.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A rare opportunity to buy a piece of history in the popular coastal village of Thorpeness.

Peter OgilvieProperty agent

Local information

  • The village of Thorpeness, which is set around a boating lake known as The Meare, has developed from its Edwardian inception as a fairy tale holiday village. Set on the Suffolk Heritage Coast with a shingle beach, the village lies to the north of the well served seaside town of Aldeburgh, and is just a few miles from Leiston where there is an excellent sports centre with a swimming pool. Thorpeness however also boasts its own Country Club, tennis courts, Golf Club, cafes and pub/ restaurant. There is a village shop and many more amenities including galleries, a cinema, library and restaurants at nearby Aldeburgh. Saxmundham, approximately eight miles away, has a Wednesday Market, and railway station with direct access to London via Ipswich and Liverpool Street. Attractions in this part of Suffolk include nature reserves at Minsmere and Havergate Island. There are ancient castles at Orford and Framlingham, sailing at Aldeburgh and Woodbridge and of course music at Snape.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold