A stunning Grade II* Listed family home with events barn, in almost 10 acres of idyllic grounds.

Steeped in history, with origins believed to date to early-mid 16th Century, Thurstons offers a wealth of character and period charm with features including ornamental pargetting, mullion windows, exposed, roll-moulded timbers and beams and original inglenook fireplaces. Positioned within stunning grounds which extend to almost 10 acres, the property offers wonderful, flexible accommodation with the benefit of numerous outbuildings providing income potential.

To the ground floor are two spacious and well-proportioned reception rooms; the relaxed dining room and versatile family room adjacent, both enjoy wood-burning stoves and views to the gardens. In addition, a further reception room which is currently utilised as a playroom, is accessed from the entrance hall with cloakroom beside. The farmhouse kitchen, with wood work surfaces, offers a sociable atmosphere centred around an Aga. Two stable doors provide access to the gardens extending the inside environment to the outside with beautiful views over the pond and countryside beyond. An adjoining former dairy acts as a utility room and offers potential for extending the kitchen, subject to the necessary consents. In addition a stairway leads to a useful office room above.

An original staircase offers access to the first floor, which consists of four spacious bedrooms, as well as a large family bathroom. Two bedrooms benefit from en suite shower rooms, with the principal bedroom also being fitted with extensive, handmade wardrobes to one end of the room. To the second floor offers additional space which has been carefully converted to be used as a library or cinema room, and retains many of its original period features and benefits from beautiful exposed beams. With an additional room behind, there is scope subject to the necessary consents, to create a principal bedroom with en suite and dressing room.

The Barn and Outbuildings Situated away from the main house and surrounded by beautiful scenery is an incredible timber-framed barn which has been carefully renovated and until recently, has been utilised as a successful and beautiful venue for a number of events. The barn retains many of its original features, including exposed timbers, York stone and threshing floor. From the main barn, access is given to a useful kitchen with space for a small utility area. In addition there are two cloakrooms, as well as a set of beautiful glass doors allowing the venue to flood with natural light.

Attached to the barn is an annexe, with two spacious en suite bedrooms which also offer holiday let potential. The barn also benefits from an adjoining car port and gravelled courtyard providing ample parking for numerous cars.

Further outbuildings include a further 4-bay cart lodge with power and lighting connected with floor above making an ideal place to work from home. A workshop, potting shed and store also adjoin the building, and numerous other buildings, including a greenhouse with water connected and secluded tractor shed provide further useful outside space.

Local Authority: East Suffolk District Council Services: Oil Fired central heating, private drainage we understand from the vendors, does comply. Mains electricity and water. Council Tax: Band F Tenure: Freehold

This property has 9.93 acres of land.


The garden and grounds at Thurstons are particularly noteworthy being beautifully landscaped and providing an outdoor sanctuary with far-reaching countryside views. An attractive Tudor garden to the front of the house has walkways and brick edged-beds filled with colourful English plants, whilst the pond to the rear has a timber seating platform to one side, another timber deck adjoins the house with access from the kitchen/breakfast room which offers opportunities for outdoor dining and relaxation whilst taking advantage of the stunning waterside setting.

The gardens are mostly laid to lawn, along with naturalistic sections providing numerous areas for exploration or play, as well as relax in. A five-bar timber gate opens to a wooded copse with pathway through to enjoy the dappled shade on a sunny day.

There is also a small parcel of land across the road from the property which the current vendors have previously used as a campsite. Whilst the parcel does not benefit from services or utilities, subject to the necessary consents, could be added to create a further potential income.


The property is situated with no immediate neighbours in beautifully picturesque open countryside just to the north of Rendham village, which offers a popular pub, and a village hall with regular events. The market town of Saxmundham has a good range of shopping facilities, including a Waitrose, Tesco, and other stores as well as a railway station with trains via Ipswich to London Liverpool Street station.

Independent schools in the area include Framlingham College and Prep, Woodbridge School, Ipswich School and Ipswich High School. There is easy access to the A12 and the Suffolk Heritage Coast is approximately 10 miles away, with the highly-regarded coastal towns of Southwold, Aldeburgh, Thorpeness and Orford all within easy reach.


From the A12, travelling in a northerly direction, take the turning on the left at the sign-post for Peasenhall (4 miles). Bear left at the triangle and follow the road for approximately 1.6 mile where the entrance to the lane leading to the property will be found on the right-hand side.

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Other features

  • Beautiful Grade II* Listed family home
  • Rural position with long private drive
  • 5 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms to main house
  • Large events barn
  • 2 holiday lets
  • Income potential
  • Numerous additional outbuildings
  • Stunning gardens and grounds
  • Natural ponds
  • In all 10 acres.

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Ref: IPS230017

Rendham Saxmundham Suffolk IP17

Guide Price

Ref: IPS230017

Rendham Saxmundham Suffolk IP17

Guide Price