Property of the Week: Samsons Lodge Aldham Tye

A substantial unlisted house dating to around 1600 together with 2.06 acres of gardens and numerous brick and tile outbuildings

By Derek Davis

21st Mar 2024 | Property of the Week

Samsons Lodge Aldham Tye (Picture: Chapman Stickels)
Samsons Lodge Aldham Tye (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 spectacular Samsons Lodge in Aldham Tye on the market with Chapman Stickels for £1.45million


Occupying a prominent position in the rural parish of Aldham Tye, Samsons Lodge once formed a row of terraced houses, which were subsequently adapted and extended into one dwelling, totalling in excess of 3,600sq.ft.

One of the most notable features of the house is the extensive range of windows, all of which have been replaced by the current owners.

Internally the accommodation displays a mix of imposing 19th century alterations, whilst numerous original features remain which include extensive wall and ceiling beams and former diamond mullion windows to the first floor. 

To the northern end of the house is the full-width kitchen / breakfast room which is comprehensively fitted with numerous cupboards, drawers and integral appliances which includes a Rangemaster gas hob and oven.

An oak worksurface is fitted on two walls which also includes a central work 'island' with further storage under. 

In addition to two rear hallways with each having respective cloakrooms and ample storage cupboards, the ground floor comprises three well-proportioned reception rooms, all of which provide working fireplaces.

To the southern end of the house is a utility / laundry room with further worksurfaces and an adjoining pantry / store.

Accessed via a central landing with two separate stairs, five of the six bedrooms are to the front which all enjoy a westerly aspect over the walled part of the garden.

Bedroom one is twin aspect giving further rural views, with walk-in wardrobes and a corner ensuite shower room. All other bedrooms are served by a family bathroom and an additional shower room. 

Outside, the property is approached via two shingle driveways; the main is accessed via the Whatfield Road which leads to the central parking area defined by the outbuildings. A further driveway is to the north, which is accessed via a minor country lane.

The gardens comprise mainly of two sections, where the front (west) is part walled with a large pond defined by lawn with a row of mature lime trees.

To the rear (east) an extensive lawn gently ascends to the far boundary, giving far-reaching views over undulating countryside. A more formal area of garden is immediately to the rear of the house which is defined by an unusual castellated red brick wall. 

The extensive range of outbuildings include numerous lock-up stores, an open two bay cart lodge with an adjacent garage with electric roller shutter door. In the same range is a full converted home office / annex with bi-fold doors onto the rear garden.

The principal outbuilding comprises a substantial detached barn with mezzanine floor storage which offers good scope for conversion.


Aldham Tye is a small rural hamlet which is just 2 miles north of the popular market town of Hadleigh.

Hadleigh offers a wide range of local amenities including restaurants, pubs, sports facilities and a wide selection of shops.


Mains water and electricity is connected. Oil-fired heating and private drainage. In 2022, Solar panels were fixed to the southern side of the main barn.

Local Authority and Council Tax is Babergh District Council - Band E (2024)

Link here for more details about Samsons Lodge in Aldham Tye 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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