Theatre Street is at the very heart of the ancient part of Woodbridge and the house almost certainly dates back to the town's medieval foundations. Many of the original features have been exposed as part of a beautiful refurbishment in 2009.
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A house with centuries of history, its fascinating exterior and interior a testament to its past. The house was first cited in 1577, when the building was set up as The Free Grammar School by Thomas Arnott. The school is believed to have consisted of a single classroom at the front of the property. The school moved out in 1607. It was then used as the Woodbridge Workhouse until 1867 when it was purchased by a timber merchant and steam sawyers.
The current owners have removed many of the 20th century wall coverings to reveal the fine old beams, fascinating wood carvings and stripped wooden floors. Every room has been completely refurbished and there is new furniture and fittings throughout.
In one of the highest spots in Woodbridge, there are magnificent views over the roof tops to the river in one direction and the attractive grounds of Woodbridge School in the other. The building also features a magnificent carriage arch with a fine carved wooden beam dating back over four hundred years.
Woodbridge is an ancient market town with many interesting historic buildings, including St Mary's Church, the Shire Hall and the old Seckford Alms Houses and Woodbridge Private School. There are a number of excellent (and very old) traditional Suffolk pubs, fine restaurants and a great variety of shops. The beautiful River Deben is just a five minute walk away. Sutton Hoo, Orford, Aldeburgh and the Suffolk coast are all within a 15 to 20 minute drive.
The entrance hall has area for coats etc with space for buggy storage. It leads to a ground floor cloakroom with wash basin and w.c.
Living accommodation is on the 1st floor. The large sitting room has a wood burner, beams and stud work, sofas and easy chairs, occasional tables and lamps. There is a door leading to a wonderful south facing balcony with fantastic views over the roof tops towards the Deben Estuary and Sutton Hoo on the far side of the river. The kitchen has been completely refurbished and is fully fitted with electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave. The dining area is spacious with a table and 6 chairs and a dresser with china and cutlery. Both the dining room and kitchen have lovely views over the extensive wooded grounds of Woodbridge Private School and the roofscape of Woodbridge.
There are three bedrooms on the 2nd floor, the double having wonderful views over to the estuary. The 2nd bedroom has twin beds whilst the 3rd is an enchanting cosy single. There are two bathrooms, one with shower, wash basin and w.c., and the other with bath, hand held shower, wash basin and w.c
There is a 1st floor balcony with table and chairs where you can enjoy the afternoon sun and the magnificent views of the town and River Deben beyond.
Parking in garage and additional parking in the public car park to the right of the property
Full central heating throughout, bed linen and towels are provided
A complimentary initial basket of logs is also provided.