7 bedroom house for saleWangford Road, Reydon, IP18
Sold STC £1,750,000
Reydon Hall is listed Grade II* and is understood to have
been built primarily by Thomas Ewan in 1682. The house
was substantially altered and enlarged in the mid and late 19th
centuries and presents a handsome symmetrical façade in red
brick, with sash windows, fine Flemish gables and impressive
Tudor style ornate chimneys. The property benefits from an oil
fired central heating system and a modern security system.
The Hall is approached over a long driveway which sweeps to an
extensive parking and turning courtyard, whilst to the south are
delightfully mature and classical English country house gardens.
The accommodation, which is arranged on three floors, extends in
total to some 9,700 sq ft and includes:-
On the ground floor, the entrance hall with a cloakroom off
leads into the reception Room with doors to three fine, well
proportioned principal reception rooms including a central
and elegant drawing room, with an impressive fireplace and
ceiling, beyond which is an equally impressive heavily timbered
sitting room with oak floor, exposed beams and a large brick
fireplace and an atmospheric dining room, which features
an impressive grand stone fireplace with carved marble insets.
All three rooms have central French doors which open out on
to a south terrace and the gardens beyond. The service hall
provides access to a kitchen and service rooms, which include a
breakfast room, snug and garden room, as well as an office and
On the first floor, set off the principal landing are four bedrooms, a bathroom and two washrooms, all of which enjoy fine views, whilst the
East Wing provides three further bedrooms and bathroom. The second floor can be accessed by twin staircases, the first of which leads to a
large central multi-purpose attic room, with the potential for four further bedrooms accessible from it. The second floor of the East Wing,
which can be independently accessed, is ideal for a three room staff flat, complete with bathroom and kitchenette area.
Entrance & Reception Halls, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room,
Garden Room and Snug, Kitchen, Breakfast Room and Service Rooms
Seven First Floor Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms and Dressing Room, Extensive Second Floor with five attic rooms,
plus a three roomed East Wing staff flat with bathroom and kitchenette area.
Former Coach House with further potential
Service Courtyard with Stables and Stores
Traditional Barn and Garden Stores
10 Acres of well stocked formal gardens and grounds
7 Acres of meadow beyond
In all about 17½ acres
Gardens & Grounds
Reydon Hall stands amidst delightfully mature and well structured
gardens and grounds. These include a series of well kept formal
lawns interspersed with ornate ponds and colourful shrub, rose
and flower beds and borders. There are numerous fine, mature
specimen trees, including oak, horse chestnut and beech, together
with further varieties of deciduous trees such as poplar, willow and
ash, interspersed with evergreen varieties, providing year round
colour. A series of rhododendron bushes are particularly impressive
and there is also a pair of summer houses.
Beyond estate wrought iron fencing is a grassland meadow of
about 7 acres, whilst to the east of the house is an area of former
kitchen garden, enclosed by red brick walling and which contains
a traditional timber barn providing utility storage, together with
a further range of garden stores and south facing traditional
greenhouses. There is a further walled ornamental garden linking
into the service courtyard, fronting on to which is a range of brick
and pantiled stables and further stores, together with the former
coach house, which provides garaging and has the potential for
conversion to provide further annexe accommodation if required.
Reydon Hall stands on the edge of the parish, just 2 miles from
the delightful coastal town of Southwold, with its thriving high
street, numerous pubs and restaurants and its famous sandy beach
and rejuvenated pier. The coast line either side of the town is
amongst the most unspoilt in the country, whilst the surrounding
countryside of the Suffolk Heritage Coast is designated an Area
of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes such attractions as
the nearby Dunwich Forest, Minsmere Birds Reserve, as well as
Henham Park and the Benacre and Covehithe Broads. Reydon
is also home to the well known St Felix School, whilst the River
Blyth provides access to the sea for those with boating interests.
The A12, which bypasses the neighbouring village of Wangford
(about 2 miles), links to the county town of Ipswich (34 miles) to
the south, whilst the A145 provides access to the cathedral city
of Norwich (via Beccles), which lies about 27 miles to the north
west. Not only does the city provide a full range of shopping and
commercial opportunities, its airport serves a growing number of
domestic and international routes.
There are further local facilities in Halesworth (7 miles to the
west) and Saxmundham (14 miles to the south), which has a
popular Waitrose store. Both offer access to branch line rail
services running to Ipswich and beyond to London Liverpool
Suffolk Coast, Southwold and Beach (about 2 miles), Norwich and Airport (about 27 miles),
Ipswich (about 34 miles), A12 (about 2 miles), Halesworth Station (7 miles)
Postcode: IP18 6SJ
Services: Mains electricity and water are connected to the
property. Private drainage system.
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