3 charming Suffolk properties with room to work from home

PUBLISHED: 15:58 06 August 2020

Church Mouse Barn in Finningham has a studio which makes a lovely workspace. Photo: Savills

Church Mouse Barn in Finningham has a studio which makes a lovely workspace. Photo: Savills

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If you’re looking for a home with charm, green space and room to work from home these Suffolk properties with Savills estate agents could be the answer

Hill House at Bealings, near Woodbridge provides fabulous spaces to work. Photo: SavillsHill House at Bealings, near Woodbridge provides fabulous spaces to work. Photo: Savills

Decided you’re going to work from home? Need some space? You’re not alone. Recent experiences have encouraged many of us to reassess what we want from our living arrangements and properties with plenty of outside space and enough room for a home office are in high demand. For those dreaming of a move to greener pastures, Suffolk might just have the answer.

Cumberland Street, Woodbridge

Guide price £1.45m

With six bedrooms and plenty of living accommodation in the centre of Woodbridge, the Old Manor House is ideal for working from home. Photo: SavillsWith six bedrooms and plenty of living accommodation in the centre of Woodbridge, the Old Manor House is ideal for working from home. Photo: Savills

Grade II listed and believed to date from the early 16th century, The Old Manor House is likely to have originally been built for a wealthy merchant as a pair of shops.

Today the six-bedroom house offers elegant accommodation with many fine period features including an exquisite and rarely seen intact wall painting above the drawing room fireplace. Other rooms of note include a centrally located dining room, a comfortable sitting room, spacious study, well equipped kitchen and impressive Amdega conservatory.

Outside there is a garage, while a secluded sun trap terrace offers wonderful views across the south facing gardens.

Property agent Tom Orford said: “The Old Manor House is a beautifully presented town house conveniently located in the heart of Woodbridge. The real star of the show is the partly walled garden, with fine lawns and well stocked herbaceous and shrub borders.”

The Old Manor House, Woodbridge is spacious and full of character with ample room to combine living and working from home. Photo: SavillsThe Old Manor House, Woodbridge is spacious and full of character with ample room to combine living and working from home. Photo: Savills

Hill House, Great Bealings

Guide price £1.25m

Hill House, in Bealings, includes a fully renovated cottage that has been used as a holiday retreat, separate home office with its own shower/cloakroom, a detached brick built art studio and workshop area.
Photo: SavillsHill House, in Bealings, includes a fully renovated cottage that has been used as a holiday retreat, separate home office with its own shower/cloakroom, a detached brick built art studio and workshop area. Photo: Savills

Hidden at the end of a small lane, Hill House is a perfectly positioned family home with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

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Understood to date from 1760, the five-bedroom property has been sympathetically modernised over recent years without compromising its original character. Improvements of note include a rear extension that features a spacious dining room off a well-fitted shaker style kitchen and a wonderful master bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling and balcony.

There is also a fully renovated cottage that has been used as a holiday retreat for the last ten years as well as a separate home office with its own shower/cloakroom, a detached brick built art studio and workshop area.

The interior of Church Mouse barn in Finningham is both spacious and cosy. Photo: SavillsThe interior of Church Mouse barn in Finningham is both spacious and cosy. Photo: Savills

Property agent Tom Orford said: “Hill House is a superb property that has so much to offer. It is in a fabulous location with elevated views over the stunning gardens and undulating countryside, while the modern renovations have not detracted from its original architectural features – with spacious light filled rooms, large sash and bay windows, period fireplaces and display recesses.”

Church Mouse Barn, Finningham

Guide price £650,000

Tucked away in an idyllic riverside location, Church Mouse Barn is believed to date back to the 1600s and is characterised by a wealth of period features.

Of particular note are two spacious reception rooms – separated by a wood burning stove set within a large inglenook fireplace – along with kitchen, study and cloakroom. The first floor features four bedrooms – one with an en suite shower room and another with a large mezzanine area – and the family bathroom.

Grade II Listed of Special Architectural and/or Historical Interest, the property also has a separate garage/gym with a home office or studio above.

A patio and inner courtyard meanwhile have views over a tributary of the River Dove and are perfect for alfresco dining.

Property agent Katy Stephenson said: “A wonderfully positioned period barn that’s full of character, the property takes full advantage of its peaceful setting – while still just a stone’s throw from the centre of the village – and with the added bonus of an office or studio for those who want to work from home.”

For more information about any of the properties featured contact Savills Ipswich on 01473 234800.

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