Savills | Yarmouth Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1QE | Properties for sale
5,411 sq ft(502.70 sq m)
Guide price £1,500,000

Yarmouth RoadMelton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1QE

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2020
  • Wealth of original features
  • Ideal for family living and entertaining
  • Generous plot with mature lawned gardens and established trees
  • Just outside the market town of Woodbridge

Impressive edge of town house with mature gardens

About this property

  • The Red House is a substantial and impressive Grade II Listed Georgian period house constructed from red brick under pitched tiled roofs. Internally the house has great character with high ceilings, well-proportioned rooms with open fireplaces and ornate surrounds. French windows give access to the gardens. The house is light and bright throughout with large sash windows. The accommodation flows remarkably well from the elegant central reception hall. The double height dining hall is a particular feature of the house, measuring 22'9" x 20'4" decorated with ornamental friezes and a galleried landing above. There is access to the cellar from the dining hall floor via a trap door. Deep sash windows open on to the garden. Two further reception rooms, one formerly a playroom, provide light, spacious accommodation on the ground floor, ideal for family living and entertaining. The drawing room benefits from orangery windows, perfect for al fresco dining. The kitchen has a central island unit with a granite worktop, there are base and wall units with wooden worktops, a gas fired Aga and an electric Neff oven and gas hob. The bay window is fitted with a charming seating area. The utility/boiler/boot room and study are all reached from the central reception room. On the first floor there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms, all accessed from a large central galleried landing. The second floor accommodation consists of a kitchenette, three additional bedrooms, bathroom and a shower room.

    The house sits well within the fully enclosed plot with lawned gardens and mature specimen trees including a wellingtonia, copper beach and a magnificent oriental plane tree. The house is approached via a graveled drive that fronts the house and provides ample parking. Trees and shrubs border the garden, providing a high degree of privacy and seclusion. Situated in the garden is a revolving summerhouse. Two garages lie opposite the front of the house. A studio/workshop lies along the south-west boundary of the property along with a spacious greenhouse.

    Mains electricity, gas, water & drainage.

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I was delighted by how well the house sat within its plot and the natural flow of the property within, it is a very special family home.

Mark OliverProperty agent

Local information

  • Distances:
  • Woodbridge 1.5 miles (London Liverpool Street Station from 92 minutes)
  • Aldeburgh 15.5 miles
  • Ipswich 10.5 miles (London Liverpool Street Station from 64 minutes)
  • (All mileages and times are approximate)
  • The Red House is situated on the edge of the village of Melton just outside the market town of Woodbridge. Set in the Suffolk Heritage Coastline there are many recreational pursuits within the area including golf courses at Woodbridge, Aldeburgh, Ipswich, Thorpeness and Melton. Fishing, sailing and other water sports are popular on the Deben, Alde and Orwell estuaries. The coast is nearby with Orford and Aldeburgh being a great attraction to the sailing enthusiast as is the river Deben with a small marina and yacht club about a mile away. The home of the famous Aldeburgh music festival is based at Snape about 8 miles away. The schools in the area are within walking distance of the property including Woodbridge School, Woodbridge Primary, The Abbey and Farlingaye High School, rated Outstanding. Melton itself benefits from a church, primary school, pub/restaurant, newsagents, butchery and smokery and train station with a line to Liverpool Street via Ipswich. Woodbridge train Station is also within walking distance of the house. The thriving town of Woodbridge has better than average shopping and recreational facilities and Ipswich the county town of Suffolk has regular services to London's Liverpool Street Station.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt