Guide Price £675,000

The Street, Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5LW

  • Bedrooms

  • Bathroom


General information

General information Ruggs Hall is a stunning Grade II Listed thatched cottage. There are original parts dating from the 16th century with later additions. It has secondary glazing, central heating, a hand-crafted kitchen with integrated appliances, including a two oven electric Aga, contemporary bathroom and shower rooms whilst it retains much of its original character, including a wealth of exposed beams and attractive fireplaces.

There is an entrance porch with oak door to the front, quarry tiled floor and windows to each side. A glazed door leads through to the dining hall which has windows to two aspects, stairs to the first floor and a red brick fireplace with adjacent alcove cupboards. Doors lead off to the sitting room and inner hall. The sitting room has windows to two aspects and a door to the rear garden. There are many exposed beams and a brick-back fireplace with tiled hearth. Off the inner hall is the utility room and the kitchen which has windows to two aspects and a hand-crafted kitchen with painted wood units, extensive granite work surfaces, Butler sink, dresser style unit with glass-fronted display cabinets and integrated dishwasher. A recess houses a brushed-steel oven and hob for convenience during the summer months. There is also a built-in seating area. The well-equipped utility room has a further range of matching units, work surfaces, one and a half bowl sink and pantry cupboard. There is a stable door to the rear garden plus doors off to the family room and rear hall. The family room has a window to the rear and bi-folding doors to the rear garden leading onto the patio. The rear hall has a built-in double cupboard, door to the side and adjacent is the cloaks/shower room which has a modern suite of tiled shower, basin with cupboard below and w.c.

The first floor landing has windows to two aspects, many beams, built-in storage cupboard and airing cupboard. The master bedroom enjoys views across the rear garden and has a range of built-in wardrobes. Adjacent is the shower room which has a white suite of w.c., bidet, contemporary basin with cupboards below and tiled shower. There are two further good sized bedrooms, all of which have many beams and a good sized family bathroom with white suite of bath with shower over, basin and w.c. plus built-in cupboard.

Entrance porch

Sitting room 16' 6" x 12' (5.03m x 3.66m)

Dining hall 16' 6" x 13' (5.03m x 3.96m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 16' 6" x 9' 4" (5.03m x 2.84m)

Utility room

Shower room

Family room 16' 5" x 15' 7" (5m x 4.75m)

First Floor

Bedroom 1 15' 8" x 14' (4.78m x 4.27m)

Bedroom 2 15' 8" x 12' 1" (4.78m x 3.68m)

Bedroom 3 16' 8" x 10' 2" (5.08m x 3.1m)

Shower room

Bathroom 10' 6" x 7' 3" (3.2m x 2.21m)

Outside The property is approached via a gravelled driveway through brick pillars and a five-bar electric gate which leads to parking and turning space for many vehicles. This in turn leads to a garage with electric up/over door which measures 18' x 15'7". There are shrub borders which are enclosed by hedging and fencing and a low brick wall.

To the side and the rear of the property are extensive lawns which enjoy a south-easterly aspect. There is a large paved patio immediately to the rear of the property and a further patio which lies adjacent to the summerhouse. There are extensive border and inset shrubs, mature trees, a vegetable garden and boundary hedging. There are also two garden sheds and a greenhouse to remain.

In all the grounds extend to approximately half an acre.

Where? Ruggs Hall lies within easy access of the A12 in this popular village. There are mainline stations at Ipswich, Manningtree and Colchester and shopping facilities within the nearby market town of Hadleigh. Retail stores and larger shopping facilities are available within Ipswich and Colchester which have a range of recreational facilities, popular schools and private schooling for all age groups.

Countryside walks and riding facilities are prevalent in the area and there are excellent 18-hole golf courses at Brett Vale, Hintlesham and Stoke by Nayland.

For the sailing enthusiast there is access to the Rivers Stour and Orwell with marinas at Wherstead, Woolverstone and Manningtree.

Important information Services - We understand that mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected to the property.

Tenure - Freehold.

Council Tax Band E.

EPC rating - N/A Grade II Listed.

Property summary

Signature: Set on a plot of approximately half an acre, this stunning detached cottage has a hand-crafted kitchen with integrated appliances, contemporary bathroom and shower room, a wealth of original features, central heating and a garage.


  • A stunning period cottage
  • Many exposed beams
  • Plot extends to approximately half an acre
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
  • Utility room
  • Bathroom and shower room
  • Central heating

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