A period property with outbuildings and just over two acres of gardens in Aldham Tye, near Hadleigh, is up for sale at a guide price of £1.45 million. 

Samsons Lodge is an unlisted, detached house, which was once a row of terraced houses that have since been adapted and extended. 

The property dates back to around 1600 and, while there were 19th century alterations and the windows have been replaced by the current owners, some original features such as wall and ceiling beams remain. 

On the ground floor, there’s a large kitchen/breakfast room, which is fitted with cupboards, drawers and integral appliances including a Rangemaster gas hob and oven.  

East Anglian Daily Times: The kitchen features a purple island and ovenThe kitchen features a purple island and oven (Image: Christopher Pope)

There are oak worksurfaces on two sides of the kitchen as well as the central island, which has storage space underneath. 

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The kitchen/breakfast room leads to a snug. Adjacent to the snug is a large drawing room. All three rooms have double doors to the garden. 

There’s a dining room, which leads to a utility room and pantry, next to the drawing room. 

The ground floor is completed by two hallways, both with storage, cloakrooms and stairs leading to the first floor. 

Upstairs, there’s a long landing area, with doors leading to six bedrooms. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The principal bedroomThe principal bedroom (Image: Christopher Pope)

The principal, twin-aspect bedroom features walk-in wardrobes and a corner en-suite shower room. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The en-suite shower roomThe en-suite shower room (Image: Christopher Pope)

The other bedrooms are served by a bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle and a shower room. 

Outside, the property is approached via two shingle driveways. The main driveway, off Whatfield Road, leads to the central parking area which is flanked by outbuildings.  

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There are a number of outbuildings, including lock-up stores and an open two-bay cart lodge with an adjacent garage.

East Anglian Daily Times: One of the outbuildings houses a home officeOne of the outbuildings houses a home office (Image: Christopher Pope) 

There’s also a converted home office/annexe with bi-fold doors onto the rear garden.  

The main outbuilding is a substantial detached barn with mezzanine floor storage, which offers potential for conversion. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The barn has potential to be convertedThe barn has potential to be converted (Image: Christopher Pope)

To the front of the property, the garden is part-walled and includes a large pond, lawn and lime trees. 

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To the rear, there’s a large lawn and far-reaching view of the countryside. A formal area adjacent to the house is defined by an unusual castellated red brick wall. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The castellated brick wallThe castellated brick wall (Image: Christopher Pope)

The property is situated in Aldham Tye, a small rural hamlet two miles north of Hadleigh. The market town of Hadleigh offers shops, pubs, restaurants and sports facilities. 

For more information, contact Chapman Stickels. 

Samsons Lodge, Aldham Tye 
Guide price: £1.45 million 
Chapman Stickels, 01473 372372