A landmark building in a Suffolk market town has been put up for sale. 

Belle Vue House in Sudbury has gone on the market with a guide price of £1,100,000. 

According to Chapman Stickels, which is marketing the property, the buyers will have the opportunity to convert one of the town's most iconic buildings into two "substantial" dwellings. 

It was announced in December that the developer behind the conversion plans would be putting the building up for sale in the new year after a five-month wait to secure planning permission.

Babergh District Council had previously granted permission for period property specialists Richard and Ruth McCabe-Abel to convert the 19th century Belle Vue House.

Mr Abel said the plans would help save the "much loved building from an uncertain future and potential demolition".

Speaking in December, the developer said it was no longer in a position to continue the project and will be marketing Belle Vue House for sale in the new year as a renovation project.

The application for the former council office site, submitted in July, made plans for a partial demolition along with new ground floor extension.

The plans originally involved dividing the building in two to form two homes – one five-bedroom and one three-bedroom.

The property has been vacant since 2016, and since then has “suffered significant decay, water penetration, vandalism and neglect,” according to application documents.

Chapman Stickels has described Belle Vue House in its listing as "a unique opportunity to convert one of Sudbury’s most iconic period buildings into two substantial dwellings".

The property is listed as having eight bedrooms and six bathrooms.

The listing added: "Internally, the house remains virtually unaltered since it was built, and any modern stud partitions to the rooms, as well as a single storey extension to the east can be removed with relative ease.

"Although the house has been disused since 2016, the building is generally in good condition, and numerous features of its period are well preserved which includes the original tiled entrance hall, hardwood staircase, window shutters, cornicing, ornate fireplaces and the magnificent stained glass windows to the eastern end half landing."