The Bartlet - Apartments by the seaside in Felixstowe

New apartments in the Bartlet building, Felixstowe.

New apartments in the Bartlet building, Felixstowe. - Credit: Gregg Brown

The Bartlet in Felixstowe is a landmark building overlooking the promenade and sea.

The former Bartlet Hospital

The former Bartlet Hospital - Credit: Archant

Judging by the success of sales at The Bartlet in Felixstowe it appears that people really “do like to be beside the seaside!” With just one phase one property remaining unsold, award winning developer Gipping Homes have now released a further eight apartments, all within the magnificent, converted, Grade 2* listed building.

Once complete the development will comprise a total of 34 properties, with a mix of one, two and three bedroom homes set within either The Bartlet itself, or next door at Cautley House, created by the conversion and extension of what was originally the prestigious Bath Hotel, a building with its own place in history, in particular its link with the suffragettes.

The majority of homes in the stunning development boast ever changing, south facing, sea views and all are surrounded by magnificent architecture offering a wonderful location for anyone seeking the tranquility of an individually designed coastal home.

The main building was built between 1923 and 1926, using the vast walls of Martello R, one of the historic fortifications which protected England from Napoleonic invasion, as its foundations.

Peter Blemings, managing director of Gipping Homes said: “One rarely gets the opportunity to work on such a fantastic building as The Bartlet – the original design and build quality is exceptional and we feel both privileged, and a little daunted, to have the opportunity to create a new legacy for generations to come. With the support of award winning local architect, Patrick Allen and his team, we have sought to introduce sensitive new design, modern techniques and high quality finishings, creating homes where owners can enjoy the regenerative powers of this special location, building upon the vision of Dr Bartlet and his own local architect, Munro Cautley”.

The existing show apartment clearly demonstrates what can be achieved for those seeking state of the art technology and features – and a second show apartment, opening shortly, offers exceptional value within the standard level of finish.

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All properties come with extensive insulation, gas fired central heating (with the majority of properties having under floor heating), and aluminum double glazing, complementing the original retained and refurbished, chain operated, sash windows.

The external grounds include ample parking and informal paths that enable residents’ access to both the promenade and the town centre, and a host of restaurants, cafes and bars nearby, the nearest of which is the Fludyer Arms, just a two minute walk along the seafront.

There are a wealth of other amenities nearby including one of the oldest links golf courses, tennis club and ferry links to Bawdsey, Harwich and Shotley, from where there is access to a wider network of coastal footpaths and cycle routes.

Subject to build status Gipping Homes offer owners the chance to add their own personal flair to the finishing touches, including kitchens, worktops, tiling, decoration and floor coverings.

Prices for the current phase begin at £329,950 and for further details please contact the selling agent Banham Dark on 01394 272728

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