Suffolk Property of the Week: Lovely period cottage, Tarbins, The Street, Raydon

A substantial period cottage offering versatile accommodation together with off-road parking, a detached double garage and garden to the rear

By Derek Davis

14th Mar 2024 | Property of the Week

Tarbins in Raydon (Picture: Chapman Stickels)
Tarbins in Raydon (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 period cottage, the Tarbins in Raydon, on the market with Chapman Stickels for £645,000.


Tarbins is an attractive detached village house which according to its Grade II Listing dates from around 1600. Features of the house include its steeply pitched roof, which was probably once thatched before being re-laid with modern tiles. Internally, further period features have been retained to its core.

The house subsequently underwent a series of single and two storey rear additions, which has essentially doubled the original floor area.

he property also once served Raydon as the village Post Office, which closed in the 1980's.

On entry, the rear section of the house comprises a utility / boot room, with an adjacent shower room which conveniently serves the front ground floor bedroom / living room, which was the former shop. 

The single storey section consists of the kitchen / breakfast room, with fitted work surfaces on three walls, and numerous integral appliances including induction hob and double oven and grill. 

The kitchen leads through to the twin aspect garden room / snug with further access onto the rear patio. The original part is the sitting room and dining room, both of which provide working fireplaces.

On the first floor, the main bedroom (with ensuite) and bedroom three are independently accessed, with further stairs leading to bedrooms two and four, all of which are double sized. 

Outside, the property offers ample off-road parking via a shingle driveway giving access to the detached double garage.

The rear garden provides a patio of Indian sandstone where steps lead onto an area of lawn which is clearly defined by timber fencing, to one side is a timber shed.


Raydon is a popular village on the western outskirts of Ipswich, a popular destination for the commuter with easy access to mainline stations at Manningtree, Ipswich and Colchester plus an easy route through to the A12. The surrounding villages have popular schools, shopping facilities, doctors' surgeries and other amenities, Brett Vale Golf Club, countryside walks and the popular Constable villages of Flatford and Dedham are nearby. 


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

Local Authority and Council Tax Band: Babergh District Council Band D (2024)

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Link here for more details about Tarbins, in Raydon, 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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