Beautiful Suffolk home by the River Deben
During the war, the village of Waldringfield was chosen as part of the allies grand deception plan, known as Operation Fortitude, where dummy landing craft and decoy vessels with fake army encampments would be positioned along east coast rivers.
Between February and March 1944, the village became home to the training headquarters and officers were billeted at Mrs Turner’s Guest House – now known as Deben House.
After the war, the grounds were used for boat hire and repairs before the current family moved in nearly nine years ago.
Fenn Wright is delighted to be selling Deben House in Waldringfield, Suffolk that enjoys easy access to the River Deben; a popular spot for sailing and water sports enthusiasts.
The property sits just 200 metres from the quayside and has been lovingly modernised to an enviable standard. It has four bedrooms – three of which have river views – and two reception rooms. Go through the garden gate and you will find open fields and access to a public footpath which leads down to Waldringfield Yacht Club and the beach.
Current homeowner, Jo Garrard, said: “It is such a special home. We are originally from Bury St Edmunds and thought Bury would always have our heart, but this house, in such wonderful surroundings, has stolen our hearts.
“The history of the home and the small, but significant, role it played in the war adds to the charm.”
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