Take a look inside some of Suffolk’s most expensive homes
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Here we bring you the 10 most expensive homes sold in Suffolk in January - including this house in Aldeburgh which sold for more than £1m.
Watering Pond, a five-bedroom detached house in Saxmundham Road, Aldeburgh comes complete with a private lake.
There are three/four reception rooms and a private driveway with security gates.
It has been described as a being “reminiscent of a colonial Spanish hacienda in its architectural styling”, and offers light and area accommodation.
It was sold by Bedfords, who also sold the second most expensive property on the list - a four-bedroom apartment in Bury St Edmunds which fetched £945,000.
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The modern home, in the heart of the historic market town, is part of Suffolk House, a block of eight apartments formed from the former St Edmundsbury Borough Council offices.
The sales literature said: “The refurbishment and conversion in 2011 was completed to a high specification with all the original windows replaced with new double-glazed units and independent gas-fired heating installed.
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“The apartment sits within the historic core, conveniently placed for Abbeygate Street, and can be approached from either Lower Baxter Street or Angel Hill.”
The property was marketed by Bedfords and owner James Bedford said: “It was interesting as they buyer of that apartment visited our offices between Christmas and New Year. Very few people come in during that time but those that do are serious.”
He added: “Property prices in the town are extremely bouyant, things are selling, quite often, before they even get to market and prices are on the up.”
Meanwhile, Holly House in Holbrook, “a handsome, and beautifully appointed five bedroomed village house with a coach house studio and secluded landscaped gardens” sold for £915,000.
The property is believed to date from early Victorian times, but has recently been fully renovated.
It was said to offer “well-proportioned and well laid out family accommodation, which is presented to an elegant and high standard throughout. The rooms feature high ceilings, elegant fireplaces and shuttered sash windows.”
Properties in Newbourne, Ipswich, Cretingham, Nayland and Chelmondiston also made the list of most expensive homes sold in the county during January.
See the full list below.
Flick & Son’s also sold a million-pound-plus home in Aldeburgh through a private sale.
Henry Wass, director of residential sales, said that Cherry House, in Park Road, sold for £1.6million.
“There are actually not a lot of properties that are valued at over a million in Aldeburgh, those that are do tend to be around the park Road area.”
He explained these luxury homes can be hard to sell, and said: “The higher up you go in terms of value, the harder it is to sell because there are naturally less people able to afford to buy them.”
However, there were no such issues with Cherry House as the property wasn’t even on the market.
“The buyer approached us and said that he would like to purchase the property and asked if we knew the owner, we did and he asked if they were thinking of selling.”
A deal was struck and the property sold late in January. Details are yet to released.