Property for sale in High Street, Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6

Offers over £650,000
Property for sale - 5 bedrooms 5 3 3
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Property features

  • Potential Business Opportunity
  • Residential Home & Possible Business Premises / Holiday Let
  • Magnificent Grade II Listed Town House
  • Eight Bedrooms
  • South-Facing Rear Gardens
  • Off-Road Parking Available to Rear

Property description

Woodward Lodge is a magnificent Grade II Listed town house, built circa 1537, which was formerly a grocer’s shop and drapers, and has been in the Woodward family for 323 years. Within the property are two family photos which have been restored and will be included in the sale as they date back to the 1800’s. The residence is currently a five bedroom family home with adjoining three bedroom ancillary property which is ideal for either family members wanting their independence, visiting guests, a place to run a business from, whilst also offering the potential for a holiday let / Airbnb (subject to permissions).

This handsome property retains many original period features including fine English oak floor-to-ceiling beams in the master bedroom designed to display the wealth of the former owners; two beautiful Inglenook fireplaces, one each in the kitchen and sitting room; sash windows; some exposed brick flooring; and Queen Elizabeth 11 made comment of about the “handsome bow-windowed Georgian front” during her passing the property in 1961 (a Suffolk Garland for the Queen).

Woodward Lodge is number 101-103 High Street with number 103 formerly being a separate but adjoined property comprising shop and rooms converted into a holiday let, with direct access between properties being added but easily reinstated, and both properties have their own separate entrances from the road. This is a great business opportunity in an ever-expanding town as well as making an exquisite family home.

Towards the rear of the property there is off-road parking available for two / three cars; the garden is south-facing with a koi pond, and a further brick-paved courtyard garden provides a wonderful sun trap.

There is underfloor heating in some areas of Woodward Lodge along with gas central heating and the Inglenook fireplaces. The owners have confirmed that, if required, some of the items of furniture could stay.

Accommodation: In the main residence, the accommodation comprises entrance hall, sitting room, utility room, cloakroom, kitchen / breakfast room, dining room, first floor landing, five bedrooms, and two bathrooms; whilst in the ancillary residence, the accommodation comprises sitting room, cloakroom, storeroom, kitchen, ground floor bedroom with en-suite cloakroom, first floor landing, two bedrooms, and bathroom.

Location: Needham Market is an expanding town in mid Suffolk situated between the towns of Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds with the East Anglia Main Line railway running through the town providing trains to Ipswich and Cambridge. Needham Market offers all the usual amenities such as shops, including a new large Co-op; doctors; dentists; pubs and restaurants; together with Bosmere Primary School. The town lies in the Gipping valley and the River Gipping flows through it. The whole High Street is designated a Conservation Area. In Needham Market you will find the fantastic Needham Lake where there are some fabulous countryside and riverside walks. Walking along the River Gipping, you pass woodlands, lakes and wildflower meadows and you can marvel at the historic bridges locks and watermills. Needham Lake is popular with families, fishermen and model boat enthusiasts and is also a haven for wildlife.

Agents note: In 2013, Seasons@103 Coffee Shop opened; the modern bright coffee shop offers sit-in, takeaway and outside catering.

Woodward Cottage, a one bedroom 4* holiday let, opened on the site of number 103 running alongside the coffee shop.

EPC Rating: N/A

Main residence: Front door with glazed panels into:

Entrance Hall
Exposed beams, radiator, door to the ancillary property, and doors to the sitting room, utility room and kitchen.

Sitting / Dining Room
Large sash window with shutters to the front aspect, beautiful large Inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam over, radiator, wood effect flooring with underfloor heating, dado rail and picture rail, and large built-in cupboard.

Utility Room
Fitted with eye and base level units with roll edge work surface, stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, tiled splashbacks, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, tiled flooring, radiator, exposed beams, sash window to the rear aspect, and door through to:

Cloakroom
Two piece suite comprising low-level WC and pedestal hand wash basin with tiled splash back, radiator, and tiled flooring.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room
A fantastic farmhouse style kitchen fitted with a range of matching eye and base level units with granite work surfaces, inset sink and drainer with mixer tap, integrated dishwasher and Cannon range style cooker with extractor hood over, exposed ceiling beams, brick flooring, a further beautiful large Inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam over, inset spotlights, two windows to the rear aspect, door opening out to the courtyard garden, door to stairs up to the first floor, and brick step up to:

Snug
Window to the rear aspect, further feature arch window to the side aspect, radiator, exposed floorboards and beams, built-in cupboard housing the boiler, inset spotlights, and door opening out to the rear garden.

First Floor Landing
Window to the side aspect, radiator, exposed beams, built-in airing cupboard housing immersion heater with slatted shelving, further built-in cupboard, and opening to an inner landing, and doors to four of the bedrooms and one bathroom.

Bedroom
Sash window to the front aspect, exposed moulded cross beam with arch braced close studding to one wall, fine English oak floor-to-ceiling beams, ceiling fan and light, loft access, and two radiators.

Bedroom
Sash window to the front aspect, radiator, and exposed beams.

Bedroom
Obscure window to the side aspect, large built-in cupboard, radiator, feature ornate fireplace, and exposed beams.

Bedroom
Window to the rear aspect offering wonderful views over the gardens, radiator, and exposed beams.

Bathroom
Four piece suite comprising bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, separate fully tiled shower cubicle, low-level WC and hand wash basin with storage beneath; heated towel rail; part tiled walls; shaver point; loft access; and window to the rear aspect.

Inner Landing
Exposed beams, radiator, eaves storage, and doors to the remaining bedroom and bathroom.

Bedroom
Sash window to the front aspect, radiator, and exposed beams.

Bathroom
The large bathroom has a separate dressing area and three piece suite comprising freestanding roll-top claw-foot bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, low-level WC and pedestal hand wash basin; radiator; tiled flooring; exposed beams; extractor fan; inset spotlights; cupboard housing hot water system; eaves storage and loft access; Velux window; and feature listed window.

Ancillary property (business premises): Part glazed front door into:

Sitting Room
This is the former shop front and has two large bay windows to the front aspect, wall mounted electric fire, inset spotlights, door to the adjoining property, door to a lobby, and further door to the hallway.

Lobby
Door through to:

Cloakroom
Two piece suite comprising low-level WC and hand wash basin with tiled splash back, wall mounted electric heater, extractor fan, and inset spotlights.

Hallway
Doors to the storeroom and kitchen.

Storeroom
Fully tiled walls and floor.

Kitchen
This currently houses an industrial stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps, stainless steel work surface, extractor fan, tiled flooring, part tiled walls, and bi-folding doors opening through to:

Inner Hallway (forming the holiday let)
Exposed beams, stairs to the first floor, door opening out to the courtyard garden, and door through to:

Lobby
Door opening out to the side.

Bedroom
Dual aspect with window to the side and two windows to the rear offering wonderful views over the gardens, underfloor heating, inset spotlights, and bi-folding doors through to:

En-Suite Cloakroom
Two piece suite comprising low-level WC and hand wash basin with tiled splash back, extractor fan, tiled flooring, exposed beams, part tiled walls, and window to the side aspect.

First Floor Landing

Bedroom
Two windows to the rear aspect offering wonderful views over the gardens, vaulted ceiling, inset spotlights, exposed beams, underfloor heating, and wall mounted electric heater.

Bedroom
Window to both sides, Velux window, exposed beams, built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, underfloor heating, and door through to:

En-Suite Bathroom
Three piece suite comprising bath with shower over, low-level WC and hand wash basin, part tiled walls, tiled flooring, exposed beams, extractor fan, shaver point, and Velux window.

Inner Hallway (forming the holiday let)
Exposed beams, stairs to the first floor, door opening out to the courtyard garden, and door through to:

Lobby
Door opening out to the side.

Bedroom
Dual aspect with window to the side and two windows to the rear offering wonderful views over the gardens, underfloor heating, inset spotlights, and bi-folding doors through to:
Outside
To the side of Woodward Lodge there is an access road leading to the rear of the ancillary property and double gates then open to a parking area suitable for two / three cars. To the rear are two stunning south-facing gardens, one for each property, which are connected by a lovely courtyard garden providing a wonderful sun trap. The gardens are predominantly laid to gravel with lawned areas, flowerbed and shrub borders, koi pond in the garden of the main residence, timber sheds to remain, outside tap and courtesy lighting, and double gates providing access to the parking area.

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