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'Rare opportunity to buy piece of history' as one of Thorpeness's first properties in West Gate from 1920s goes up for sale



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An original 1920s house which was one of the first to be built in a Suffolk coastal village is on the market with a guide price of £750,000.

Estate agents Savills say it is a 'rare opportunity to buy a piece of history' as Grade II-listed 1 West Gate in Thorpeness, which is set over three floors, offering four bedrooms and two bathrooms, is up for sale.

A Savills spokesman said: "The house was built in 1928-9 by Frederick Forbes Glennie as part of the Thorpeness village development for Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, the owner of the Thorpeness Estate who conceived the project, designed and sketched out the whole village and commissioned the architects involved."

This property in West Gate, Thorpeness, is on the market. Picture: Savills
This property in West Gate, Thorpeness, is on the market. Picture: Savills

"The property has a wealth of features including mullion style, leaded windows and exposed timbers," he added.

The main entrance at the first floor is reached via an exposed staircase, where there is access to a large reception room with panelling and a wood burning stove.

The first floor also has a main bedroom with an en suite shower as well as a second bedroom.

The principal bedroom with en suite shower. Picture: Savills
The principal bedroom with en suite shower. Picture: Savills

Meanwhile, the ground floor has a second reception room, a dining room with an open fireplace, a kitchen/breakfast room and a cloakroom.

On the second floor, you will find two more bedrooms, a shower room and a cloackroom.

Outdoors, the property boasts a private garden with a patio, private parking and a garage.

The property has a private garden with a patio. Picture: Savills
The property has a private garden with a patio. Picture: Savills

Thorpeness Meare, a boating lake with islands named by JM Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, is just around the corner, with the beach only a short walk away too.

Property agent Peter Ogilvie described it as a 'rare opportunity to buy a piece of history in the popular coastal village of Thorpeness'.

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One of the reception rooms. Picture: Savills
One of the reception rooms. Picture: Savills
1 West Gate is Grade II listed. Picture: Savills
1 West Gate is Grade II listed. Picture: Savills
The dining room with an open fireplace. Picture: Savills
The dining room with an open fireplace. Picture: Savills
The kitchen/breakfast room. Picture: Savills
The kitchen/breakfast room. Picture: Savills
One of the four bedrooms. Picture: Savills
One of the four bedrooms. Picture: Savills
You can access the first floor of the property via an exposed staircase. Picture: Savills
You can access the first floor of the property via an exposed staircase. Picture: Savills
1 West Gate's garden. Picture: Savills
1 West Gate's garden. Picture: Savills