Sprawling six-bed £2m country estate boasts swimming pool, tennis courts and stables – but it hides a VERY dark secret

A GIGANTIC six-bedroom estate is on the market for £2million, but potential owners might want to get the ghostbusters in first.

The stunning property that comes with its own pool is believed to have been built on the site of an ancient crypt.

The Priory, which has gone on the market for £2m, has the quintessential 15th century St Lawrence's Church backing on to one side of it.

The large Georgian house is believed to have been built on the site of a medieval religious order, with the vaulted crypt – now a cellar – all that remains of the former priory.

But although it is in the village of Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, the property is more of a mini country estate, with six acres of land, a heated swimming pool and a tennis court.

The house has lots of period features, including deep sash windows, working fireplaces and well proportioned reception rooms.


The house has 6,272 sq ft of living space over three floors. On the ground floor there is a kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, drawing room, study, TV room, reception room and a bedroom with en suite.

On the first floor there is six bedrooms and four bathrooms with a further bedroom on the second floor.

The formal gardens include the swimming pool and pool house, tennis court and a kitchen garden with greenhouse.

There are also several outbuildings, the largest of which has a stable, workshop, wood store, garden store, potting shed and hayloft.


Mark Oliver, from estate agents Savills, who are handling the sale, said: "What's incredibly special about it, is it's an edge of village property but you feel as though you are in the middle of the countryside.

"On one side you have this incredible church opposite on a tiny quiet lane that within a few minutes' drive takes you into the middle of rural countryside.

"And on the other side the land stretches away from there. The house sort of protects itself from the rest of the village.

"It was a priory once, so it would have been connected to the church an awfully long time ago but we don't really know more about its history than that.

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