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  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Grade II* Listed landmark property
  • Fine period features & wealth of exposed timbers
  • Large live-in kitchen
  • Re-styled luxury bathroom suites
  • Ground floor shower room
  • Open fireplace to living room
  • Gas central heating
  • Pretty walled garden
  • Workshop
  • Located just off the town centre


Description A rare opportunity to acquire this Grade II* circa 14th Century landmark property steeped in history, period features and being located just off the town centre.

From the impressive entrance hall there are stairs to the first floor, doors to study, dining room, living room, playroom/bedroom five with shower room off, live-in kitchen/diner, utility room (workshop off), landing, three first floor bedrooms, family bathroom and fourth bedroom on the top floor.

The property benefits from some fine period features, a wealth of exposed timbers, exposed crown post, exposed brickwork, gas central heating, large live-in kitchen, re-styled luxury bathroom suites and open fireplace to the living room.

Outside there is a beautiful walled rear garden which is laid to lawn with colourful flower and shrub borders, climbing roses, garden store, greenhouse, private seating areas and access to the workshop (approximately 19'4 x 6').

About the Area Needham Market is a desirable small town situated in the heart of Mid Suffolk between the towns of Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich. There are a range of everyday amenities, and individual shops, including butcher, baker, tea shops/cafes, public houses and take-away restaurants, a post office and a Co-op supermarket. There is also a library, community centre, dentist, and a good, local primary school. Alder Carr Farm offers fresh farm food for sale and a restaurant.

Needham Market also has good transport links with bus and train services into Stowmarket and Ipswich, where there are mainline services to London Liverpool Street station. A range of events are held throughout the year, including street fairs, raft racing at Needham Lake, which is a Conservation Area with a number of countryside walks.

The nearby towns of Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich provide further amenities, recreational and cultural facilities and a range of individual high street stores.

Directions From Needham Market High Street proceed towards Stowmarket turning right into Hawks Mill Street. The property will be found after a short distance on the right hand side on the corner of King William Street.

Vendors Statement "Stepping into The Ancient House the first very pleasing impression is the sense of stillness and quiet, an oasis in the heart of the town and yet so much in the country too. We love being able to walk to the farm, the river and the lake, all within a few minutes, and that the shops provide all that one needs without having to get into the car. The Ancient House is a warm, welcoming, spacious family home with flexible accommodation for both family and friends. The quaint, walled garden is easily managed – it feels private and is a meeting point for lots of little birds. We enjoy summer days with the patio doors opened out into the garden and winter evenings in front of the open fire. For us and for our three children The Ancient House has been, above all, a family home. We feel part of a community here and have made good friendships with our neighbours. Needham Market remains a kind and friendly place, where people are inclined to greet you in the streets. Both a home and a town with a heart."

The accommodation comprises: Solid oak side entrance door to:

Entrance Hall Double pine doors with stain glazed panels opening to dining room, parquet flooring and doors to:

Study Approx 10'3 x 9'3 decreasing to 7'5 (3.12m x 2.82m decreasing to 2.26m) Patio doors opening to rear garden, parquet flooring, wall mounted lights, radiator and recess fitted with book shelving.

Inner-Hall Turn staircase to first floor, under stair display alcove with fitted storage including drawers, decorative carved wood surround, wall mounted lights, radiator and doors to:

Living Room Approx 17'10 x 12'6 plus former inglenook recess (5.44m x 3.81m) Fluted ceiling beams, brick open fireplace, large wooden bressemer over, radiator, boarded floor, door to front entrance lobby (currently not used), plate rail and TV point.

Dining Room Approx 17'3 x 12'8 into recess (5.26m x 3.86m) Heavily beamed, brick inglenook fireplace with inset coal effect stove set on slate tiled hearth, exposed red brick recess to the left hand side of the chimney, window to front and side elevations, access to second front entrance door (currently not used), radiator, wood stripped boarded floor and wood stripped skirting board.

Reading Room/Play Room/Bedroom Five Approx 12'8 x 7'3 (3.86m x 2.81m) Window to rear elevation, radiator, exposed brickwork incorporating display shelving and door to:

En-Suite Shower Room Recently modernised and re-styled with white low level flushing w.C, large shower unit, vanity sink unit, roll-top radiator incorporating towel rail, built-in airing cupboard housing gas boiler with slatted shelving and frosted window to rear elevation.

Live-in Kitchen/Diner Approx 21'7 max decreasing to 17'3 x 9'9 (6.58m max decreasing to 5.26m x 2.97 Modern units comprising work surface, base cupboards and drawers under, inset bowl and a half sink unit, mixer tap, plumbing for automatic dishwasher, eye level units, two display cabinets, under unit lighting, tiled splash backs, porcelain tiled floor, sky light, radiator, curved exposed red brick wall, decorative stain glazed serving hatch to living room, exposed timers and wall mounted lights. Open access to:

Dining Area Approx 12’ x 6’5 (3.66m x 1.96m) Currently accommodating a large table, porcelain tiled floor, patio doors opening to walled rear garden and exposed timbers.

Boot Room/Utility Approx 11’10 x 6’ (3.61m x 1.83m) Tiled floor, part-glazed door to rear garden and door to:

Adjoining Workshop Approx 19'4 x 6 decreasing to 5'8 (5.89m x 1.83 decreasing to 1.73m) Fitted shelving, two windows overlooking the rear garden and door to rear garden.

Landing Second staircase to top floor bedroom, window to rear elevation, radiator, exposed timbers including stair archway, pine stripped doors and door architraves to:

Bedroom Approx 16'5 decreasing to 12'11 x 11'7 max (5.00m decreasing to 3.94m x 3.53m) Window to front elevation, exposed timbers, radiator and wall mounted lights.

Bedroom Approx 11’2 x 8’8 (3.40m x 2.4m) Window to rear elevation, radiator, built-in wardrobe, built-in storage unit incorporating cabinets, drawers and shelving.

Bedroom Approx 13’ x 8’11 (3.96m x 2.72m) Window to front elevation, radiator and exposed timbers.

Bathroom Modern re-styled luxury fitted bathroom offering a free standing slipper bath, stainless steel stanchion mixer tap with hand held shower unit, vanity sink unit, low level flushing w.C, radiator, exposed timbers, window to side elevation and wall mounted chrome heated towel ladder.

Top Floor Bedroom Approx 13'5 plus door recess x 8'3 (4.09m plus door recess x 2.51m) Window to front elevation, built-in storage cupboard, radiator and octagonal crown post with carved cap and base.

Outside There is a walled private rear garden which is laid to lawn with greenhouse, patio, timber shed, garden store, colourful flower and shrub borders, various climbing plants including clematis and roses, outside tap, pedestrian gate back out onto Hawks Mill Street and access to the workshop.

Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property for whom they act, give notice that (I) these particulars are a general outline only for the guidance of prospective purchasers or tenants, and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract (II) Town & Village Properties cannot guarantee the accuracy of any description, dimensions, references to conditions, necessary permissions for use and occupancy and other details contained herein and prospective purchasers or tenants must not rely on them as statements of fact or representations and must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy, (III) No employee of Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty or enter into any contract whatever in relation to the property, (IV) Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) will not be liable in negligence or otherwise, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars and Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor, (V) Photographs will only show certain parts of the property and assumptions should not be made in respect of those parts of the property that have not been photographed. (Items or contents shown in the photographs are not included as part of the sale unless specified otherwise. It should not be assumed the property will remain as shown in the photograph. Photographs are taken using a wide-angle lens.


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Local Amenities

  • Bosmere Community Primary School 0.4 miles
  • Creeting St Mary Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 1.1 miles
  • Needham Market 0.3 miles
  • Stowmarket 3.2 miles

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Sold prices provided by Land Registry
20th Oct 2017 £475,000 Price reduced by £10,000
13th Jun 2017 £485,000 First listed

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