A historic, Grade II* former manor house set in about 10 acres of land in Grundisburgh, near Woodbridge, is up for sale at a guide price of £1.5 million. 

Basts is said to have been built by Thomas Wall in about 1510 on the site of an earlier house and manor. 

The double jettied timber-frame property reputedly gets its name from William Bast, who was prior of Woodbridge from 1345 to 1350, and whose family held land and manors adjacent to Grundisburgh from the early 14th century. 

Selling agent Carter Jonas said: “Listed Grade II* as being of special architectural or historical interest, Basts is a fabulous example of historic vernacular architecture, with the imposing twin jetties demonstrating and displaying the wealth and status of the original owner.” 

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Today, the Suffolk Pink property retains many period features, such as inglenook fireplaces, exposed timber frame, mullion leaded windows, oak panelling and parquet flooring.  

On the ground floor of the three-storey home, which is in need of some updating in certain areas, there's a farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, drawing room, dining room, library/study and utility/boot room. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The drawing roomThe drawing room (Image: Carter Jonas)

There’s a further reception room – a sitting room – on the first floor, where you can enjoy views of the grounds, as well as five bedrooms and two bathrooms. A sixth bedroom is located on the second floor, and there are four unconverted attic rooms. 

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An adjacent Suffolk barn has a two-storey, two-bedroom annexe at one end, which has recently been refurbished.

East Anglian Daily Times: The Suffolk barn includes a two-bedroom annexeThe Suffolk barn includes a two-bedroom annexe (Image: Carter Jonas)

The rest of the barn has potential for a range of uses, and there are more outbuildings in the grounds – three cartlodges, a stable barn and a garden barn – which could be converted or used as storage. 

East Anglian Daily Times: One of the ponds in the formal gardensOne of the ponds in the formal gardens (Image: Carter Jonas)

Basts is set in about 10 acres of land, comprising formal gardens with ponds in addition to arable land. A tributary of the River Finn runs through the grounds. 

The property is situated in Grundisburgh, which is just four miles from Woodbridge, and includes amenities including a primary school, doctor’s surgery and popular village inn.

For more information, contact Carter Jonas. 

Basts, Grundisburgh 
Guide price: £1.5 million 
Carter Jonas, 01787 882881