A renovated Grade II listed home dating back to the 18th century has come up for sale in the Suffolk village of Rickinghall, close to the Norfolk border, at a guide price of £1,100,000.

Ridge House was originally two cottages when it was built in the 1700s.

They were later joined together behind the current property’s Georgian frontage, with hidden historical details tastefully restored and large, well-proportioned rooms brought up to date.

Eastern Daily Press: The property has a separate two-bed converted coach houseThe property has a separate two-bed converted coach house (Image: Haakon Dewing)
The current owners say it has been “a pleasure and privilege to own Ridge House and to help bring it back to its former glory”, adding that they have loved the gardens which “receive sunshine all day”.

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The four-bedroom house has a separate two-bed converted coach house, ideal for older relatives or teens who want a bit of independence. Selling agents abbotFox Bespoke say it could also be used as a holiday let with the right permissions.

A former stable adjoining the coach house has planning permission to be converted into additional accommodation, including a large modern extension connecting the stable to the main house.

Eastern Daily Press: The reception rooms enjoy plenty of period features The reception rooms enjoy plenty of period features (Image: Haakon Dewing)
The ground floor of the main house features two good-sized reception rooms, as well as a study, kitchen, cloakroom and utility room. The spacious hallway has a sweeping staircase with impressive moulded details, and there is also a useful cellar.

Both reception rooms have a “timeless feel”, according to abbotFox Bespoke. The rooms feature large brick hearths with wood-burning stoves inset, ceiling roses in the centre, sash windows and picture rails.

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The recently remodelled kitchen has space for a large dining table, breakfast bar and a range of storage units and worktops. Integrated appliances include two eye-level ovens, an electric hob and wine cooler.

Eastern Daily Press: The recently remodelled kitchen with breakfast barThe recently remodelled kitchen with breakfast bar (Image: Haakon Dewing)
There are four double bedrooms on the first floor, each with generous ceiling heights and large sash windows.

The master bedroom has room for a sleigh-style bed as well as a vanity table and armchair. It also has a panelled feature wall and en-suite shower room.

The other bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with large walk-in shower and separate bath.

Eastern Daily Press: The master bedroom with panelled feature wallThe master bedroom with panelled feature wall (Image: Haakon Dewing)
Ridge House is surrounded by large and secluded gardens with borders of mature trees and shrubs, three large lawns and space for a vegetable garden.

The former coach house has been converted into a self-contained annexe with downstairs sitting room, kitchen, shower room and utility space – as well as two bedrooms and a study upstairs.

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The property has two driveways providing off-road parking for up to eight cars. There is also a good-sized garage in the coach house.

Eastern Daily Press: Ridge House is surrounded by large and secluded gardens Ridge House is surrounded by large and secluded gardens (Image: Haakon Dewing)
Rickinghall is a thriving village around six miles from Diss. Local amenities include a convenience store, café, two pubs, tennis courts, football pitches, dentist's office and hairdressers.

There is a doctor’s surgery in the adjoining village of Botesdale, and Redgrave and Lopham Fen National Nature Reserve is a short distance away.

For more information, contact abbotFox Bespoke.


Ridge House, Rickinghall

Guide price: £1,100,000

abbotFox Bespoke 01603 660000