Office for saleThe Old Rectory And Gatehouse, Claydon, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6
Local area information
- Claydon High School 0.1 miles
- Claydon Primary School 0.3 miles
- Westerfield 2.7 miles
- Ipswich 4 miles
These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.
Features and description
The property is situated in the village of Claydon, to the west of Ipswich town centre, with easy access from the main A14 at the Claydon Interchange. Access to the property is via Church Lane. The property is adjacent to the historic St Peter’s Church.
The Old Rectory
A significant Suffolk Grade II Old Rectory comprising a fine two-storey country house, dating back to the mid 16th Century with additional Victorian extensions. The accommodation has been converted to offices with fast broadband connection, kitchen and WC facilities, and generous car parking. The property is currently let on a lease, which is due to expire in February 2024. Subject to vacant possession, there would be potential to restore the offices to create a large residential dwelling with attractive original features such as fireplaces, ornate ceilings and staircase complimented externally by the Garden Walls, Towers and Grotto, which are also listed Grade II
The Gatehouse comprises a self-contained building at the entrance to the main site comprising approximately 128.58 sq m (1,384 sq ft) with 6 onsite car parking spaces. The property is currently let on a licence basis.
New Two-storey Offices
Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a new two-storey office building, with 25 car parking spaces. All plans and elevations are available upon request. The building would comprise 405.51 sq m (4,365 sq ft) in total, situated at the rear of The Old Rectory with its own self-contained entrance from Church Lane (the foundations have already been implemented to slab level and the new entrance has been completed).
There are attractive grounds surrounding this property with a number of important trees which are subject to Tree Protection Orders ('TPO'), as follows: A Lime Tree at the existing entrance, 2 x Beech on the drive to the walled garden (adjacent to the historic church), a
Lebanese Cedar (main feature of the grounds), a Horse Chestnut in the back area near the new build, and 27 Limes adjacent to the wall at the rear on the Old Rectory.
Accommodation (all areas are approximate)
The Old Rectory: 612.30 sq m / 6,591 sq ft
The Gatehouse: 128.58 sq m / 1,384 sq ft
New Two-storey Offices: 405.51 sq m / 4,365 sq ft
Total Area: 1,146.39 sq m / 12,340 sq ft
Site Area: 2.34 hectares / 5.79 acres
We understand that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. There is no service charge. Nb: None of the services have been tested and it is the responsibility of the proposed purchaser to satisfy themselves as to their operation/condition including all it and
EPCs will not be required as the building and demise are Listed.
The Old Rectory: Rateable Value £49,500.
The Gatehouse: Rateable Value £10,750.
All interested parties should contact Babergh Mid Suffolk Council.
Copies of all Planning Consents, Reports, & Development Queries are available on request to the Vendor’s Agent. The Local Planning Authority is Babergh Mid Suffolk Council.
The property is available on a freehold basis at offers in the region of £1.7 million. VAT is not applicable. It is the Vendor’s intention to sell the property with vacant possession as at 5th February 2024, unless the tenants of The Old Rectory wish to remain and sign a long lease. The vendor would consider new leases on all or part for a minimum term of 7 years.
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