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Well Lane, Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 8NH

Starting Bid £500,000Leasehold


Key Information

Service charge:Not available
Ground rent:Not available
Time remaining on lease:Not available
Council tax band:Not available
Broadband:up to 80Mbps
Mobile signal:*Based on indoor data coverage

Key Features

Grade II Listed Home
975 Years On Lease
Double Garage
Located In The Heart Of Clare
Spacious And Flexible Accommodation
Period Features Throughout
Private Rear Garden
6 Bedrooms
Two Ensuites & Family Bathroom
Modern Method Of Auction


Charming Grade II Listed Castle House in the market town of Clare boasts 6 bedrooms, 2 en-suites, and historic features throughout. Modern amenities blend with timeless elegance, including a Shaker-style kitchen, spacious living areas, and secluded gardens with a double garage. NO ONWARD CHAIN.

THE PROPERTY Nestled within the heart of Suffolk's quaintest market town, Castle House is a captivating Grade II Listed residence exuding charm and history. Positioned alongside the tranquil banks of the river Stour and just a short stroll from Clare Castle Country Park, this remarkable home offers a rare blend of character and modern comfort.

Dating back to the 16th Century, Castle House spans three floors and boasts six bedrooms, two of which feature en-suite facilities, ensuring versatility to accommodate various lifestyles. With its distinct architectural features including exposed timbers and intricate wood paneling, the property evokes a sense of timeless elegance.

Upon entering, a welcoming foyer leads to a rear hallway, providing access to a convenient utility/garden room and a WC. Ascending to the first floor, a luminous split-level landing with open studwork leads to a striking white Shaker-style kitchen, equipped with premium appliances and granite countertops. The adjacent sitting room and dining room, adorned with sash windows and original woodwork, offer inviting spaces for relaxation and entertainment.

A separate study area leads to a unique self-contained bedroom suite, ideal for guests or independent living. The second floor accommodates three additional bedrooms, including a lavish master suite with a spacious en-suite bathroom.

Ascending further to the attic level, two charming bedrooms with exposed timbers and ample storage present versatile options for additional living or workspace.

Outside, the secluded rear gardens feature a paved patio and lush lawns bordered by enchanting cottage-style flower beds. A double garage accessible from Malting Lane provides ample parking or storage.

THE LOCATION Clare, located in Suffolk, is a charming market town with a rich history and an abundance of amenities that caters well for residents. Nestled in the picturesque Suffolk countryside, Clare offers a serene and peaceful environment, making it a desirable place to live.

One of the town's standout features is its well-preserved historic character. Clare boasts a wealth of timber-framed buildings dating back centuries, giving it a distinctive and timeless atmosphere. The town is also home to Clare Castle, a Norman motte-and-bailey castle that adds to its historical allure.

In terms of amenities, Clare provides a range of local shops, boutiques, and cafes that line its picturesque streets. You'll find everything from antique shops to artisanal bakeries, making it a delightful place for shopping and indulging in local treats. The town also offers schools and healthcare facilities, ensuring residents have access to essential services right within their community.

Clare's welcoming community spirit is further complemented by its green spaces and recreational opportunities. Clare Country Park is a beautiful place to unwind, offering walking trails, a play area, and picnicking spots along the River Stour. This natural oasis is a popular destination for families and nature enthusiasts alike.

For those seeking larger town amenities, Clare is conveniently located within a short drive of larger Suffolk towns. Sudbury, known for its market, historic architecture, and a variety of shops and restaurants, is approximately 11 miles away. Bury St. Edmunds, a market town renowned for its cultural attractions and shopping, is around 16 miles from Clare. These towns provide additional shopping, healthcare, and leisure options to complement Clare's more intimate offerings.

Overall Clare offers a harmonious blend of historical charm and modern convenience. With its preserved heritage, local amenities, and proximity to larger towns, it appeals to those who appreciate a quaint, picturesque setting without sacrificing access to essential services and cultural experiences. If you are considering Clare as a place to live, you'll find it to be a delightful and idyllic corner of Suffolk.

AGENTS NOTE Council & Council Tax Band - Band B - West Suffolk Council

Tenure - Leasehold

Lease Length - 975 years remaining

Service Charge - We understand no service charge is payable

Ground Rent - £100 per annum (to be revised in 2051 to £200 per annum for the next 50 years)

Buildings Insurance - Approximately £1500 per annum

Property Construction - C16 timber-framed and plastered

Utilities - Mains Water, Mains Electric, Mains Drainage, Gas Central Heating

AUCTIONEER COMMENTS This property is for sale by Modern Method of Auction allowing the buyer and seller to complete within a 56 Day Reservation Period. Interested parties' personal data will be shared with the Auctioneer (iamsold Ltd).

If considering a mortgage, inspect and consider the property carefully with your lender before bidding. A Buyer Information pack is provided, which you must view before bidding. The buyer will pay £300 inc VAT for this pack.

The buyer signs a Reservation Agreement and makes payment of a Non-Refundable Reservation Fee of 4.5% of the purchase price inc VAT, subject to a minimum of £6,600 inc VAT. This Fee is paid to reserve the property to the buyer during the Reservation Period and is paid in addition to the purchase price. The Fee is considered within calculations for stamp duty.

Services may be recommended by the Agent/Auctioneer in which they will receive payment from the service provider if the service is taken. Payment varies but will be no more than £450. These services are optional.

UTILITY/GARDEN ROOM 10' 3" x 6' 8" (3.12m x 2.03m)

SITTING ROOM 20' 2" x 19' 1" (6.15m x 5.82m)

DINING ROOM 15' 7" x 13' 9" (4.75m x 4.19m)

KITCHEN 15' 11" x 13' 5" (4.85m x 4.09m)

FAMILY ROOM 11' 11" x 10' 6" (3.63m x 3.2m)

BEDROOM 22' 10" x 15' 4" (6.96m x 4.67m)

ENSUITE 6' 7" x 6' 4" (2.01m x 1.93m)

BEDROOM 14' 4" x 13' 0" (4.37m x 3.96m)

BATHROOM 13' 7" x 8' 7" (4.14m x 2.62m)

STUDY 13' 9" x 11' 10" (4.19m x 3.61m)

SITTING ROOM 14' 1" x 12' 6" (4.29m x 3.81m)

BEDROOM 17' 3" x 13' 1" (5.26m x 3.99m)

BEDROOM 16' 2" x 7' 3" (4.93m x 2.21m)

BEDROOM 16' x 8' 4" (4.88m x 2.54m)

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Clare Community Primary School
(0.23 miles)
Number of pupils: 197
Age Range: 4 - 11
Stour Valley Community School
(0.4 miles)
Number of pupils: 583
Age Range: 11 - 16
Stoke College
(2.2 miles)
Number of pupils: 200
Age Range: 11 - 18
Cavendish Church of England Primary School
(2.3 miles)
Number of pupils: 88
Age Range: 4 - 11
Belchamp St Paul Church of England Primary School
(2.34 miles)
Number of pupils: 69
Age Range: 4 - 11
Hundon Community Primary School
(3 miles)
Number of pupils: 69
Age Range: 4 - 11
Ridgewell Church of England Primary School
(3.34 miles)
Number of pupils: 64
Age Range: 4 - 11
Glemsford Primary Academy
(4.03 miles)
Number of pupils: 256
Age Range: 2 - 11
Kedington Primary Academy
(4.13 miles)
Number of pupils: 195
Age Range: 4 - 11
St Andrew's Church of England Primary School, Great Yeldham
(4.15 miles)
Number of pupils: 130
Age Range: 4 - 11

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