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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Lower Ufford, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk

Sold STC £825,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Sought after edge of village location close to Woodbridge
  • Fine views over the water meadows of the Byng Brook
  • Non Listed Period House extending to 2,500 sq ft
  • 3 reception rooms & Amdega conservatory
  • AGA kitchen & utility room
  • 4 bedrooms, bathroom & en suite shower
  • Delightfully mature gardens & woodland
  • Barn outbuilding
  • In all about 1.4 acres
  • Lot 2 ? A further 1.6 acres of independently accessed, adjoining mature woodland

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Enjoying an elevated edge of village setting with wonderful views over the neighbouring water meadows, a picturesque period house set amidst mature gardens and woodland grounds of about 1.4 acres.

Four Elms enjoys an elevated positon, set off a narrow country lane, on the edge of the sought after village of Lower Ufford, with the benefit of lovely views over the adjoining water meadows of Byng Brooke, a tributary of the River Deben. The property is not listed and the original timber framed cottage, which is thought to possibly date from the 16th Century has been extended during Victorian times and again by the present vendors around the turn of the millennium. The house, with its Norfolk reed thatched roofs extends to some 2,500 sq ft and offers the intriguing combination of the differing architectural proportions and styles ranging from its 16th/17th Century origins through the Victorian period to more recent times. Set either side of the central reception hall, the dining room and snug sitting room display exposed beams, whilst the elegant Victorian sitting room has an attractive bay window with French doors opening into the Amdega conservatory, both of which enjoy wonderful views. The Orwell Furniture kitchen features wooden work surfaces, an electric oven and gas hob, and a mains gas fired AGA, whilst set off the rear hallway is a utility room and ground floor bath/shower room. The first floor, which is approached by twin staircases, offers a study landing, as well as four bedrooms, a wash room and en suite shower. The property benefits from a mains gas-fired central heating system with underfloor heating in some areas.


A five bar gate accesses a shingled drive and parking area to the side of the house with steps leading to the front door and the south facing lawned garden, which is bordered by herbaceous and shrub beds and overhung by a mature beech tree. Steps rise to an area of elevated rear garden which borders the surrounding farmland and includes an area of kitchen garden, with a greenhouse and raised beds. There is a pair of traditional single storey timber framed barn with boarded loft, providing utility storage and further pathways run around the house and link into an area of sloping woodland grounds, with numerous oak, ash and horse chestnut trees, together with a cedar shed and greenhouse. Immediately to the west of the house is a sheltered York stone terrace from where there are lovely views across the meadows. In all the property extends to about 1.4 acres.


Lower Ufford, with its fine church, two good local pubs and tennis/sports club is situated in the Deben Valley, a Designated Special Landscape Area, whilst being easily accessible to Woodbridge and the region’s main road and rail communication routes. The nearby village of Melton and the small town of Wickham Market (2 miles) provide further local facilities, as does the popular river front market town of Woodbridge (4 miles). The nearby River Deben provides excellent water sport opportunities, whilst for the golf enthusiast, the Ufford Park course is within walking distance and the Woodbridge Golf Club is in the neighbouring village of Bromeswell.
The A12 is easily accessible and provides a dual carriageway link to the county town of Ipswich and beyond to connect to the Midlands (via the A14) and London’s M25 motorway.
Rail services run from nearby Melton and Woodbridge stations to London’s Liverpool Street Station via Ipswich from where the journey takes about 70 minutes.

Woodbridge – 4 miles
Wickham Market - 2 miles
Suffolk Heritage Coast - 9 miles
A12 - 1 mile
Ipswich – 12 miles (London’s Liverpool Street Station 70 mins)

From Ipswich, travel in an easterly direction on the main A12. After bypassing Woodbridge, turn right on to the A1152 signed to Orford. At the Melton Road traffic lights, turn left and proceed out of Melton. Continue past the Ufford Park Golf Course and at the junction with the old A12, turn right signed to Lower Ufford. Continue along this straight road, passing the village hall, tennis courts and playing field and at the next T-junction, turn left, proceed over a small bridge and take the next left hand turn into Spring Lane where Four Elms will be found on the right-hand side after a short distance.

Services: Mains electricity and gas are connected to the property. Private water supply with whole house filtration and water purification systems. Private drainage system. Fast Broadband.

Fixtures and fittings: Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation.

Viewing: By appointment with Jackson-Stops
Tel. 01473 218218.

LOT 2 – Additional Woodland

An area of 1.6 acres of adjoining woodland containing numerous oak trees which is situated to the north of the property’s woodland grounds and with an independent access up from the lane, is available by separate negotiation.

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Added on Rightmove:
14 May 2019

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