West Bar is a magnificent Grade II listed property in a sought-after position, overlooking Thorpeness Country Club. West Bar offers the best views in the village.
The former gatehouse by William Gilmour Wilson is built in the medieval military style and features mullioned windows, brick and timber framing and crenelated parapets.
The ground floor comprises an entrance hall, presently used as a sitting room, featuring a wooden framed (and currently blocked up) fireplace, a cloakroom, and a rear hall with a door to the garden.
A wide, easy riser staircase leads to the first-floor landing, with doors to the drawing room and kitchen/dining room. Both are well-proportioned and offer double-aspect rooms with wonderful views across Thorpeness and the Country Club.
The drawing room has window seats to both front and rear, and a glorious open fireplace with quarry tiled hearth and wooden surround and mantle. The kitchen/dining room is a charming eating area with an original but currently blocked up fireplace and amazing views.
Stairs lead to the 2nd floor landing with store cupboard and three fabulously proportioned double bedrooms all with views over Thorpeness to the front and to the windmill and to the House in The Clouds to the rear.
The 2nd floor bedrooms are served by the family bathroom with panelled bath with electric shower over, bidet, low-level WC, basin in vanity unit and a separate cloakroom with low-level WC, and under stair linen cupboard.
Stairs lead to the 3rd floor landing with a double bedroom with stunning views to the rear over the top of Thorpeness to The Meare, a generous single bedroom also with stunning views over the Country Club and to the sea and a further family bathroom with panelled bath, bidet, basin in vanity unit and low-level WC.
Stairs to the 4th floor, presently used as an office and library with windows on four sides, giving far reaching views over Thorpeness and to the sea, as well as The House in The Clouds, Thorpeness Meare, and Aldeburgh in the distance.
The 5th floor is a magnificent vaulted room, formerly the water tower, with large arched windows to all aspects, affording a fabulous living/entertaining space, with probably the best views in Thorpeness, stretching all the way down the beach to Aldeburgh, over The Meare, giving one of the best views of the firework displays, The House in the Clouds and of course over the sea.
To the front of the property are steps up to the front door and to the rear a generous garden with a terrace immediately to the rear of the property. Pedestrian gate to Westgate and to the garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with herbaceous border to one side and to the rear, where there is also a double length garage