Suffolk Property of the Week: Elder House, The Street, Chattisham

A unique detached house requiring refurbishment with a substantial commercial barn and gardens of about 0.5 acres

By Derek Davis

29th Feb 2024 | Property of the Week

Elder House, with offspring (Picture: Chapman Stickels)
Elder House, with offspring (Picture: Chapman Stickels)

Our Property Of The Week features showcase the most interesting homes for sale on our Hadleigh Nub News property pages, sponsored by leading estate agents Chapman Stickels.

This week's outstanding property on offer, is the secluded Elder House, The Street, Chattisham, on the market with Chapman Stickels for £495,000.


Located in the rural parish of Chattisham, Elder House is an individual period house which probably dates from the mid-19th century.

Although requiring cosmetic updating, the accommodation is spacious for a house of its ilk, and the property offers excellent scope to improve and modify.

The single storey rear addition to the house comprises a vestibule / boot room with an adjoining garden room and study.

The main reception space consists of a well-proportioned sitting room with open fire, and a dining room with front store / boiler room. The twin aspect AGA kitchen / breakfast room is fitted on two walls with numerous cupboards and integral appliances.

The first floor provides three double bedrooms which overlook the rear garden and fields to the west. All bedrooms are served by a spacious family bathroom and shower room.

The house is set to the northern end of its private garden, with farmland beyond the entire western boundary. Off road parking to the rear of the house leads onto a raised paved terrace with areas of lawn beyond, with a line of beech trees, a timber outbuilding (with water and power connected) and an orchard to the far southern boundary.

To the east of the house is a detached barn which is currently used as commercial / office use.

This substantial outbuilding provides independent electricity, heating and water, and is registered as a separate property. The barn and its immediate amenity land to the south will form part of Elder House on transfer. 

Agents note

Land to the north (beyond a line of mature conifers) will be retained by the vendors, together with an access track to the west. The successors in title to Elder House will benefit from a formal right of way over the said track to access the main parking area and to the revised northern boundary.


Chattisham is a rural Suffolk village which is associated with the larger village of Hintlesham approximately 4 miles from Hadleigh, providing good access to the A12 and the town of Ipswich, which is some 5 miles to the east. Hintlesham is home to the prestigious Hintlesham Hall and Golf Club but also has a pub, café, and Primary School as well as a Community Centre which holds numerous classes, dances, and events.


Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Oil-fired heating.

EPC Rating: Current F(35). Potential B(82).

Local Authority and Council Tax Band

Babergh District Council: Band E

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Link here for more details about Elder House, Chattisham or to arrange a viewing, contact estate agents Chapman Stickels or call 01473 372 372 or email [email protected]

If you are looking to sell your house contact the valuations team.


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