6 bedroom detached house for sale

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Beds: 6
Baths: 3
Leveretts Lane, Walberswick, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 See map

Exceptional Walberswick House.

An outstanding and especially spacious Edwardian house with a contemporary ancillary accommodation wing, known as The Workshop, and beautiful, verdant grounds.

Walber House dates from 1906 and was designed by the acclaimed architect, George Val Myer, whose other works include Broadcasting House. The house retains many superb features and is included in Pevsner’s ‘The Buildings of England’ series.

In 2009, our clients extended the house to create a sophisticated & stylish annexe, known as The Workshop, with striking larch-clad elevations and a sedum roof, which complements the original building, taking inspiration from the timber clad gable end, a distinctive Walberswick feature.

The accommodation of the principal part of the house – though now requiring some modernisation, offering a unique opportunity to fashion a fabulous family home – flows exceptionally well, comprising wonderfully proportioned, light filled rooms, with high ceilings throughout.

The front door opens into a useful porch, which leads through to the generous reception hall. This double aspect room in turn leads to the triple-aspect sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and cloakroom; French windows open out to the terrace and stairs lead up to the bedroom accommodation on the first and second floors.

The Workshop
The Workshop is an impressive ancillary wing consisting of an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with poured concrete worksurfaces and bi-folding doors out to the garden; two bathrooms, the principal bedroom and further ground floor study/snug, which could be used as an additional bedroom.

Walber House sits within beautiful grounds of about 0.9 of an acre. Immediately to the rear of the house is a generous terrace, ideal for al fresco dining, a pond and various outbuildings including a cold store and sauna. The principally lawned garden has an array of mature and specimen trees, a wildlife pond and orchard. There is ample parking and garaging for numerous cars.

Walberswick has been a favourite spot for families and artists over many generations, with painters including Philip Wilson Steer and Charles Rennie Macintosh famously depicting its beach and environs. Today, the village is a thriving community and home to an increasing number of young families.

Village amenities include a small local Co-op shop, two public houses including Good Food Guide recommended restaurant, The Anchor, and a highly regarded delicatessen, The Black Dog.

Southwold (8 miles via car or a 1.7 mile walk/cycle) offers boutique shops, restaurants and cultural amenities including an independent cinema and the Southwold Arts Centre. The town also hosts the Southwold Arts Festival’s annual celebration of arts and literature.

RSPB Minsmere (8.5 miles) is a world-class nature reserve. Classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, its 2,500 acres are habitat to exceptional wildlife.

Aldeburgh (15 miles) is a popular coastal town closely associated with composer Benjamin Britten. It offers an excellent selection of independent shops and restaurants and, along with Snape Maltings, is venue of the internationally renowned Aldeburgh Music Festival.

Historic market towns, including Halesworth (8.5 miles), Saxmundham (12 miles), Framlingham (17.5 miles) and Woodbridge (24.5 miles) offer a wide range of amenities and services. Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets are available at Saxmundham.

Walber House is well placed for the commuter with easy access to A12 and railway stations in Darsham (7 miles), Halesworth and Saxmundham offer trains to London Liverpool Street via Ipswich from just under two hours.

Excellent sailing is within easy reach, with moorings at Walberswick harbour, and clubs at Southwold, Orford and Aldeburgh. There are golf clubs in Southwold, Halesworth, and Aldeburgh, and clay pigeon shooting at High Lodge in Darsham.

Schools in the area are superb, including St. Felix School, The Old School Henstead, Framlingham College, and Woodbridge School.

All times and distances are approximate.

Square Footage: 4,746 sq ft

0.9 Acres

Additional Info
Services: mains water, electricity and drainage; oil-fired central heating

Agent Note: Please be aware that there are various infrastructure projects proposed for east Suffolk including plans for a new nuclear power station at Sizewell. Wind farm expansion in the North Sea is also taking place and bringing power ashore along with associated cabling and substation works are also being proposed.

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Listed: June 8, 2024
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