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Converted Post Office | Suffolk | NR34

Converted Post Office | Suffolk | NR34

Converted post office

Wangford, Suffolk, NR34

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“In July 2015 after a lot of searching – which included my mum scouring Rightmove for me – I ended up finding this top floor, two bedroom conversion in what was once the village Post Office. I loved it from the moment I saw it and I knew it was the right place to settle. It ticked all the boxes: two bedrooms, fantastic size and, most of all, a quirky and unique building with loads of character”.

Unsurprisingly Adam, who has been a Suffolk resident his entire life, bought this amazing flat.

The building dates from 1879 and wasn’t actually a Post Office for long. After only  few years, the GPO moved the office to neighbouring Beccles and it became a department store.

Now, the grade 2 listed building houses just four individual apartments in what can be only described as a romantically idyllic Suffolk hideaway. Being on a corner, the second floor flat enjoys a great view over the quiet street scene below and beyond, greener views over the rooftops toward the magnificent St. Peter & St. Pauls parish church.

It's a pretty roomy affair inside; while the corner reception room is sizeable, there's a snugness about it, most likely influenced by stripped floorboards and eaved ceilings. It's a room big enough to accommodate both sitting and dining areas. The two double bedrooms are neatly placed at opposite ends of the apartment, again with both enjoying the character of the living room.

The kitchen is modern rustic shaker style: light grey doors topped with wooden work surfaces and stylish grey tiled walls fill the room and a large Velux window set in the eaves provides ample natural light. The bathroom too, is heavenly. It's kind of Victorian meets Deco, complete with roll-top bath, oversized basin, subtle wood panelling and a statement heated towel/radiator.

Outside and to the rear of the building there’s a dedicated parking space and an outside store cupboard allocated to each of the three flats that share the communal entrance. Whilst there isn't an allocated garden area, the walled and gravelled courtyard provides private space enough to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or morning coffee.

Head out of the village and some of Suffolk’s finest towns are close by to enjoy, whether coastal or countryside. Southwold, with its beach, pier and charming period streets is just ten minutes’ drive away. Head inland and enjoy the café culture and shopping in the busy town of Beccles with its quayside setting on the River Waveney. Lowestoft, around 25 minutes away, has some of the best sandy beaches in the county. In fact, you could spend years exploring this region and always discover something new.

There’s an exceptional food and drink scene. Adam favours the Nelson in Southwold for its award-winning ales, and for food, it's a toss up between "The Ship" at Dunwich or "The Anchor" & "The Bell", both in Walberswick.

With so many people leaving city life behind them, this remarkable home offers that first step towards a slower paced lifestyle or, indeed, an investment in a holiday let.



Wangford, Suffolk, NR34


Energy Efficiency Rating (Current)
Energy Efficiency Rating 60%
Energy Efficiency Rating (Potential)
Energy Efficiency Rating 66%
Environmental Impact (C02) Rating (Current)
CO2 Emissions 62%
Energy Efficiency Rating (Potential)
CO2 Emissions 70%


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