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See inside Jacobean manor in Claydon, near Ipswich, with views overlooking Gipping Valley, on market for £1,450,000





A seven-bedroom historic Jacobean manor with a heated swimming pool in Suffolk is now on the market.

Mockbeggars Hall, in Claydon, near Ipswich, was built during the reign of James I and displays much of the architecture from the earlier Elizabethan period.

It is now on sale with Jackson-Stops with a guide price of £1,450,000.

Mockbeggars Hall in Claydon, near Ipswich, is now on the market. Pictures: Jackson-Stops
Mockbeggars Hall in Claydon, near Ipswich, is now on the market. Pictures: Jackson-Stops

Mockbeggars Hall sits in an elevated setting overlooking the Gipping Valley, with a paddock and parkland gardens set in about 3.72 acres and an extensive garage with capacity for eight cars.

The Grade II* listed property has a distinctive front elevation displaying fine Dutch gables and features a high ceiling central dining hall, with further reception rooms beyond.

The drawing room is an atmospheric twin elevation room with a feature fireplace as well as French doors opening onto the garden terrace.

Mockbeggars Hall was built during the reign of James I
Mockbeggars Hall was built during the reign of James I

Planning permission is granted for an orangery off the drawing room.

The library boasts carved oak panelling and wood boarded floors with an open fireplace.

An external newel staircase gives access to the first and second floors, which between them accommodate a total of eight bedrooms between them that have views over the valley or grounds.

The huge property is on sale with a guide price of £1,450,000
The huge property is on sale with a guide price of £1,450,000

On the first floor, the principal bedroom benefits from an en suite and walk-in dressing room, which could be used as a nursery or second bedroom.

There are a further two bedrooms, one with an en suite, and the other with a family bathroom.

The second floor provides further accommodation with five bedrooms, two of which are interconnecting and perfect for guests with children, as well as a family bathroom and large store cupboard.

Set in a private position to the side of the house is the newly built heated swimming pool and pool house.

To the back of the house is a private sun trap terrace and to the east is Mockbeggars Cottage, which has two bedrooms and its own garden.