Property porn: 10 unique homes in Suffolk & Cambs!
The hottest local properties all have unique selling points, from moats and pools to geodesic rooftop domes and vineyards (yes, we're already imagining sipping Châteauneuf-du-Muddy).
Farmhouse, nr Woodbridge
I mean, what’s not to love about this grade II-listed farmhouse sitting in two acres of gardens in Worlingworth? Well, apart from the fact it costs £975,000, however you do get six bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen and breakfast room with an Aga and walk-in pantry plus those idyllic grounds. Sigh.
USP: A moat, with cute footbridge and ducks. Totally tranquil.
Willow House, Fressingfield Eye
Pretty much our perfect ‘move out of a London flat and set up home in a country village’ fantasy house. On the market for a cool £1,350,000, it has six bedrooms plus a one-bedroom annexe for friends staying over/teenage pad/whatever.
USP: It has a vineyard, with Bacchus grapes – we’re already thinking (drinking) bottles of vintage Muddy wine.
Converted farm buildings, Bildeston
If you’ve been obsessed with rural living since lockdown(s) then these converted farm buildings near Ipswich are on the money. If you have a spare *cough* £1,600,000! Obviously you’re going to expect a lot of wow for your wonga and this delivers, with enormous open-plan living spaces, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a gym and underfloor heating. There’s plenty of outside space too, with an al fresco dining area and even electric car charge points.
USP: The converted silos annexe wing is pretty spesh, making really original circular living spaces.
This utterly charming eight-bedroom house overlooking the green in the heart of Thorney, outside Peterborough, has major Bridgerton vibes. Dating back to 1728, it’s set over three oh so chic floors with period fire places, high ceilings and sash windows and will set you back £1,100,000.
USP: An enormous reception room called The Great Hall – we can just picture the parties. Swoon.
Farmhouse, nr Huntingdon
Stunning four-bedroom farmhouse near Huntingdon with lots of modern touches but plenty of character too: think wood beams and fabulous fire places. The separate double garage would make a great annexe. On the market for £800,000.
USP: Its one-acre paddock – this is where to relocate if you’re planning to go full-on The Good Life. Or your kids want a pony.
Montague House, Southwold
If you want a home steeped in history, it’s gotta be Montague House on Southwold’s lovely High Street. For £850,000 you get four bedrooms, two reception rooms, a rear garden and the seaside on your doorstep.
USP: Blue plaque at the ready because this is the former home of famous novelist George Orwell.
Moat Cottage, Woodhurst
You’ll have to invest in a sit-on mower if you move to Moat Cottage in Cambridgeshire because you get an acre of garden along with your £1,200,000 luxurious four-bedroom house!
USP: It has a lake. They call it a pond in the property blurb but if it’s big enough for a rowing boat, we’re calling it a lake.
The Wharf, Ely
Tucked away down a private drive, The Wharf in Ely is a good-looking property with four bedrooms and two bathrooms plus an outbuilding with a first floor room used as a gym and games room. On the market for £985,000.
USP: A funky rooftop geodesic dome reached via a spiral staircase with views of the cathedral – how unexpected in a Georgian house?
Old Rectory, Outwell
Short of space atm? Eight bedrooms and six reception rooms will probably suffice, which is what this property in Outwell, Cambridgeshire has to offer. There’s also a self-contained annexe and three acres of land overlooking the River Nene. All for £895,000.
USP: Oh, just a huge heated outside pool and pool house surrounded by blissful gardens.
Bungalow, nr Saxmundham
Yes it’s a bungalow, but this is more Frank Lloyd Wright in Palm Springs than sheltered housing. We’re digging the clean lines, Scandi influences and half-acre plot in Kelsale near Saxmundham. It’s all light and open-plan with four bedrooms and gardens that wraparound the property making it feel really secluded. Bit of a bargain for £575,000.
USP: It has a separate office outbuilding, because why would you commute when you live here?