Property of the Day: Ashbocking House

This former rectory is now a light-filled, spacious home with magnificent countryside views

THE PROPERTY: Nestled in the Suffolk countryside, Ashbocking House rises majestically at the end of a half-mile-long no-through lane. Sitting amid 9.6 acres of land, it is the ideal family home with seven bedrooms and a guest annexe.   

THE LOCATION: The house is situated in Ashbocking, a remote village just 8.5 miles from Ipswich. As one of England’s oldest towns, Ipswich has a history stretching back to the Roman era and is the noted birthplace of the Tudor Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. Now home to many artists, Ipswich has gained a reputation for its exciting theatre and dance scene. The train station conveniently provides direct links to London’s Liverpool Street, making the capital just a 70-minute train ride away. 

THE INTERIOR: An open fireplace on a York stone floor and a galleried staircase provide an elegant foyer, leading on to the principal reception-rooms and the dining-room/library. Space and light combine to give the house a modern, contemporary feel while features such as the kitchen’s copper-light fixtures and a cream Aga add warmth. 

WHY WE LOVE IT: The heated pool, all-weather tennis court and stables makes this property the ideal country home. 

BUY IT NOW: £2,500,000 with Strutt & Parker

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