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The Old Post Office

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3 Bedroom Character Property for sale in Sudbury

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  • Large Reception Hall with Sweeping Staircase
  • 25ft x 15ft Drawing Room with Fine Inglenook Fireplace
  • Dining Room with Patio Doors Overlooking Garden
  • Aga Kitchen/Breakfast Room With Granite Worktops
  • Utility Room and Downstairs Cloakroom
  • Master Suite with Inner Landing, 21ft Bedroom, Bathroom and Shower
  • 2 Further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom
  • Detached Outbuilding with Large Garage & Electric Doors
  • Guest Studio/Bedroom with Kitchenette and Shower Room
  • Delightful Fully Walled Garden


Lavenham is perhaps one of England's finest preserved Medieval weaving villages and contains a wealth of period houses and cottages at its centre. With its wealth founded on the prosperous wool and weaving trade, the village forbearers constructed a magnificent parish church, dominating the village and a fine Medieval guild hall occupying one whole side of the market place, now in the care of the National Trust. There are many fine Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buildings of all sizes. The village is a desirable place to live, providing an unusual number of shops for everyday use which include a butchers, bakers, greengrocers, traditional grocer, pharmacy, post office and co-operative store. There are a number of unusual shops and galleries and several public houses and restaurants. The surrounding area contains many other attractive villages and the nearby market town of Sudbury provides further amenities, many clubs and associations and a station offering shuttle trains through to the main Colchester line with fast services on to Liverpool Street. To the north is the cathedral town of Bury St. Edmunds with a Regency theatre and links by the A14 to Cambridge, the East Coast and the M11 motorway.


The Old Post Office is Listed Grade II as being of architectural and historical importance. The building dates from the 15th or 16th century and is built on a massive oak frame with a jetted front and two handsome gables with fancy barge-boards. The other elevations are rendered and the roof is mainly mellow hand cut clay peg tiles. The windows are a mixture of leaded light and wooden casements, with secondary glazing inside. Internally the house has evolved through the centuries and has an elegant hall with pretty staircase in the Georgian style and a fine drawing room with inglenook fireplace. There are many exposed timbers with perhaps more to be uncovered and the ceiling above the large main bedroom contains a crown post roof, presently concealed. To the rear is a delightful fully walled garden with a bright southerly aspect, at the edge of which is a useful detached building. This is presently in use as a garage/workshop on the ground floor with stairs up to an annexe bedroom and en suite shower room.



RECEPTION HALL 15' x 12' (4.6m x 3.7m) East. Ledged and braced front door with secondary glazed leaded light casement windows on either side. Fine Georgian turning staircase with painted banisters and attractive moulded pine handrails. Understairs cupboard with panelled door, a broom/meter cupboard housing modern electricity trip switch panel, radiator and herringbone brick floor. Boxed ceiling timbers with exposed vertical beam, a double wall light. Panelled door to the kitchen and archway with moulded relief to the inner hall.

INNER HALL Storage cupboard, half glazed door to the drawing room and opaque glazed door to the utility room and cloakroom, herringbone brick block floor. Deep cloaks hanging recess.

DRAWING ROOM 25'6" x 15'6" (7.8m x 4.7m) plus door recess and small bay. South, West and North. A fine room with mainly small bay and casement windows to one side, and casement to the other side, all with secondary glazing. A wide opening through into the dining room with full length glazed panels on either side with views of the garden beyond. Fine inglenook fireplace with massive oak bressumer and inset cast iron wood burning stove on a brick hearth with a shelved display recess on one side. Heavy cruciform exposed ceiling timbers, extensive fitted timber book shelving on one side, two radiators. Half glazed door from the hall and a panelled stable door to the kitchen.

DINING ROOM 12' x 8'9" (3.7m x 2.7m) West and North. At the back of the house with two pairs of sliding patio doors to the rear and a further full length glazed screen to the side, all overlooking the garden. Vaulted ceiling, small meter cupboard, two double wall lights.

AGA KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' x 13'6" (4.6m x 4.1m) South and East. Leaded light casements to the front and side, both with secondary glazing. Fine inglenook fireplace with massive oak bressumer, fitted with a lovely navy blue gas fired Aga range. Fitted with an extensive range of white ash built-in wall and base cupboards all around with pewter effect handles and concealed pelmet spotlighting. Wonderful pearl blue real granite working surfaces and attractive sky blue country tiled splashbacks. Comprehensively equipped with built-in stainless steel sink and mixer tap, built-in Siemens eye level quantum speed microwave/oven and matching electric fan oven. A Siemens touch control induction hob with stainless steel filter hood above. Built-in fridge, built-in freezer, built-in Siemens dishwasher. The cupboards include saucepan drawers and rotating corner shelf units. Various spot and room lights, a larder cupboard, light grey ceramic floor tiles. Radiator.

UTILITY ROOM 10'3" x 5' (3.1m x 1.5m) plus boiler recess, West. A further range of fitted wall and base cupboards to match the kitchen with pearl blue granite worktop and tiled splashback, also to match the kitchen, built-in stainless steel sink, recess with Bosch washing machine, a broom cupboard, light blue ceramic floor tiles, half glazed back door and matching window looking out to the garden. Boiler cupboard housing modern British Gas boiler supplying central heating and hot water. Opaque glazed door from the hall and ledged and braced door to the cloakroom.

CLOAKROOM West. A modern white suite comprising wall hand basin with mixer tap and low flush WC with concealed cistern. Walls fully tiled in white with highlight waistline, opaque window to the rear, light blue ceramic floor tiles, a radiator/heated towel rail.


MAIN LANDING An attractive landing with a high vaulted ceiling with a skylight and loft access, some exposed timbers, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and linen shelving, doors to bedroom 2, bedroom 3, family bathroom 2 and the inner landing.

INNER LANDING With a door leading from the main landing and two steps down, exposed timbers and doors to bedroom 1 and bathroom 1, enabling these rooms to be separated as a private suite.

BEDROOM 1 21'6" x 16'3" (6.55m x 5m) South, West and North. A fine room with two casement windows to the side, a further casement to the other side and three Tudor arched leaded light windows to the rear, all with secondary glazing. Fine exposed wall timbers all around and magnificent centre cross beam with side braces. Range of three double built in wardrobe cupboards with moulded timber doors, spotlight, two radiators. Note that the ceiling is later and above is a fine vaulted timber roof structure with central crown post which might be exposed as a wonderful feature, subject to Listed Building Consent.

BATHROOM 1 West. A modern traditional style white suite comprising a panelled bath with side mixer tap and shower attachment, low flush WC and a splendid wide hand basin with drainers on either side, a mixer tap and cupboards below. Some fine exposed wall timbers and white tiling with highlight band, silver slate style flooring, a radiator/heated towel rail and mirror with light above.

BEDROOM 2 14'6" x 9' (4.4m x 2.75m) South and East. A large leaded light casement window to the front with secondary glazing and a tall thin mullion window to one side with views down along the High Street. Exposed wall timbers and braces, radiators, small exposed piece of ancient wall painting. Built in wardrobe cupboards.

BEDROOM 3 12'9" x 12'3" (3.9m x 3.75m) East. Large leaded light casement window to the front with secondary glazing, fine exposed wall timbers, radiator, built in wardrobe cupboard with ledged and braced door.

FAMILY BATHROOM 2 South. A modern white luxury suite comprising a moulded shower bath with curved glass shower door and separate shower assembly above, low flush WC and a splendid hand basin with fitted drainers, a mixer tap and cupboards below. Fine exposed wall timbers, leaded light window to one side, a light with mirror, low voltage ceiling lights, silver slate flooring, radiator/heated low voltage lighting.


At the end of the garden and with access to Hall Road, this is a detached building with 9" red brick lower walls and a timber framed and weather-boarded upper storey. It presently provides a large garage on the ground floor with staircase leading up to large studio/bedroom/sitting room with kitchenette and en suite shower room above.

GROUND FLOOR GARAGE 24' x 13' (7.3m x 3.95m). A pair of timber doors giving vehicular access, sealed off door and two windows to one side and three windows on the other. A door from garden with staircase beside leading up to the first floor. Power and light connected.

FIRST FLOOR LOBBY At the top of the stairs with a half glazed door to the bedroom.

VAULTED SITTING/BEDROOM WITH KITCHENETTE 20'6" x 13' (6.2m x 4m) East and West. Fully plastered out with a vaulted ceiling and exposed timber braces, three windows to one side and two to the other, various ceiling spotlights, power points and door to en suite shower room. Kitchenette at one end with combination sink/hob with fridge below and tiled floor.

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM East. Fully tiled shower cubicle with glass door and shower assembly, white low flush WC and matching pedestal hand basin with tiled splashback, a window, vinyl flooring, extractor fan, light/shaver point, half vaulted ceiling.


49' x 27' (15m x 8.2m) excluding the annexe. A delightful garden fully enclosed by high red brick walling. Very nicely laid out with a flagstone terrace with a water feature in the centre, a lawn with paths on either side and a raised flagstone and brick block path leading down to the annexe with flower borders beyond. Stocked with an abundance of lovely plants, climbing plants and shrubs. A lockable gate out onto Hall Road. A good southerly aspect with the village roofscapes, a fine old wall and trees beyond.


SERVICES We are advised that mains gas, water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Please note that we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical or drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

LOCAL AUTHORITY Babergh District Council (tel: ) advise Council Tax Band 'G', amount payable 2021/22 £3,166.70.

TENURE, POSSESSION, FIXTURES AND FITTINGS The Freehold is offered for sale with vacant possession upon completion. We have not inspected the title deeds. Fitted carpets, curtains and other fixtures may be included, by negotiation. List of fixtures and fittings provided with contracts.

VIEWING By appointment please through the Vendor's agents as above.

AGENTS NOTE Whilst every care has been taken in preparation of these particulars they do not constitute part of any offer or contract and are for guidance only. All measurements are approximate and nothing in these particulars can be taken as a representation as to the condition of the property, services or fixtures.

Property Ref: S12317


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