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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Church Corner, Wrentham, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34

Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 bath/shower rooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • kitchen/breakfast room
  • Delightful established gardens
  • About 1.25 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Superbly presented Listed house of great character with delightful gardens.


The Old Guildhall is situated to the east of St Nicholas' Church in a quiet rural location on the northern edge of the well equipped village of Wrentham. The property is close to the coastal town of Southwold which has a range of recreational facilities including sailing and fishing, many fine walks and there are excellent bird watching opportunities in Minsmere and Dunwich. The Waveney market town of Beccles lies to the north with good shopping and schooling facilities. The city of Norwich, the regional centre of East Anglia, is 26 miles to the north west with a comprehensive range of shopping facilities as well as theatres, art galleries and leisure facilities. There are domestic and international air links form Norwich airport and rail links from Norwich station to London Liverpool Street. The nearest stations to the house are either Halesworth or Darsham which connect with the main line.


The Old Guildhall is a wonderful Grade II Listed period property dating back to the 15th Century with later additions at both ends and a late 19th Century rear addition which was a Church Room. The house is timber framed with a lime render, the right hand addition is in red brick and the house has a thatched roof. The original structure has three bays, with a queen post roof. The property has a wealth of original features including fireplaces, oak doors, attractive windows, beamed ceiling and exposed stud work. Having been carefully looked after, the property is in very good order throughout.

The accommodation comprises an entrance hall with pamment floors and a wide oak stair to the first floor. There is an entrance and reception hall, sitting room with attractive fireplace, a large drawing room with wood burner, wall shelving and doors to the gardens. The dining room has brick floors and further exposed beams. There is a well fitted kitchen and utility beyond. To the far end of the house is a ground floor bedroom suite with an attractive fireplace, and an adjoining shower room. The first floor has a part galleried landing with wide light oak floors and there are five further bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom and a family shower room.


The property is approached by a shingle driveway with turning circle and ample parking for a number of vehicles. The garden is enclosed by hedging and mainly lawn to the front and one side. There are a number of well stocked borders containing a good mix of mature shrubs, plants and bulbs, ornamental trees and fruit trees. Immediately behind the kitchen is a pretty courtyard which is enclosed by red brick walls and a brick built outhouse with pan tiled roof which has two storage areas with doors and a log store to the side. There is also a vegetable plot and an ornamental pond.

Mains electricity and water. Gas fired central heating. Private drainage.

Square Footage: 3,134 sq ft
Acreage: 1.25 Acres


From the south proceed north on the A12 and in to the village of Wrentham. Just before leaving the village turn left onto Priory Road. Continue down Priory Road to the junction and take the right turn opposite the church and the entrance will be seen shortly on the left.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 March 2016

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