When you think of the Tudor period, you’re probably thinking (quite rightly, in fact) of stuff that happened a very, very long time ago. Y’know, Henry VIII and his wives and all that. And there aren’t many buildings in the UK that date back that far – which is why it’s so fascinating when a property like the one above pops up on the market.
Called the Tudor House, the building dates all the way back to the 1400s, which makes it well over 500 years old. The gorgeous Grade II-listed structure is in Debenham, Suffolk, a picturesque village around half an hour’s drive from Ipswich that is renowned for its well-preserved medieval houses.
The oldest part of the place is called, fittingly, the Old Hall. This bit of the house has all the deep crossbeams and huge fireplaces you’d expect of Tudor architecture. The rest of the building was added in the following centuries but is no less characterful, featuring plenty of exposed beams, whitewashed walls and bare brickwork. Here are a few more pics of the place.
So, history aside, what is the place actually like? Well, it’s got 3,000 square feet of living space spread over two storeys. The house has four living rooms, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a scullery. On top of all that, the sizeable garden comes with its own well (handy, right?) and some old barns, plus the front is adorned with giant, gorgeous wisteria.
In other words, the Tudor House is a pretty fascinating and cool abode. It’s being sold on Inigo and has an asking price of £895,000 ($1.1 million), which, to be honest, isn’t too bad. There are a hell of a lot of properties in London that are a lot smaller and less interesting and cost much, much more.
You can find out more about the Tudor House or request a viewing here.
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