A Grade II listed house from 1490 is on the market for £1.4million

A Grade II listed house from 1490 has been put on the market for £1.4million with a Tudor tower and medieval wing.

River House is located in the village of Kersey in Suffolk’s Stour Valley but needs a major overhaul as it has not been lived in for over 20 years and has no central heating.

The house, in the heart of ‘Constable country’, features a rare mural depicting life-size figures in Elizabethan dress.

Its original construction is based on a lacquered oak wood frame, which is still visible in many parts of the house.

River House is in the village of Kersey in the Stour Valley in Suffolk, but needs a major overhaul as it has not been lived in for over 20 years and has no central heating

The house, in the heart of 'constables country', features a rare mural of life-size figures in Elizabethan dress and a Tudor tower

The house, in the heart of ‘constables country’, features a rare mural of life-size figures in Elizabethan dress and a Tudor tower

Its original construction rests on a lacquered oak wood frame, which is still visible in many parts of the house.

Its original construction rests on a lacquered oak wood frame, which is still visible in many parts of the house.

The house is in the village of Kersey, considered one of the prettiest villages in East Anglia.  The mural is currently hidden behind the rendering, but the current approved planning consent calls for a new viewing room to be created and the rendering carefully removed to reveal the work

The house is in the village of Kersey, considered one of the prettiest villages in East Anglia. The mural is currently hidden behind the rendering, but the current approved planning consent calls for a new viewing room to be created and the rendering carefully removed to reveal the work

The mural is currently hidden behind the rendering, but the current approved planning consent calls for a new viewing room to be created and the rendering carefully removed to reveal the artwork.

In the late 16th and early 17th century, the house belonged to the Cooke family, wealthy drapers.

The main house has 6,232 square feet of accommodation with a 23 foot reception room, dining room, living room, living room, kitchen and pantry on the ground floor and three bedrooms and a bathroom. upstairs bath.

It needs new electrical, plumbing and heating installations, as well as internal and external works. But the property has planning permission and a classified building permit for the renovation work to be carried out.

The main house has 6,232 square feet of accommodation with a 23 foot reception room, dining room, living room, living room, kitchen and pantry on the ground floor and three bedrooms and a bathroom. upstairs bath.

The main house has 6,232 square feet of accommodation with a 23 foot reception room, dining room, living room, living room, kitchen and pantry on the ground floor and three bedrooms and a bathroom. upstairs bath.

It needs new electrical, plumbing and heating installations, as well as internal and external works.  But the property has planning permission and a classified building permit for the renovation work to be carried out.

It needs new electrical, plumbing and heating installations, as well as internal and external works. But the property has planning permission and a classified building permit for the renovation work to be carried out.

To the rear is a 60-foot-long medieval wing abandoned for some years, built with a timber frame with an upper floor with bays below, possibly used as a sort of meeting room or hall

To the rear is a 60-foot-long medieval wing abandoned for some years, built with a timber frame with an upper floor with bays below, possibly used as a sort of meeting room or hall

The property has over 3000 square feet of outbuildings including a stable and former pottery workshop, a collapsed 16th century timber framed barn and a large 19th century brick barn.

The property has over 3000 square feet of outbuildings including a stable and former pottery workshop, a collapsed 16th century timber framed barn and a large 19th century brick barn.

To the rear is a 60-foot-long medieval wing abandoned for some years, built with a timber frame with an upper floor with bays below, possibly used as a sort of meeting room or hall.

The property has over 3000 square feet of outbuildings including a stable and former pottery workshop, a collapsed 16th century timber framed barn and a large 19th century brick barn.

Beyond its fully enclosed courtyard garden it also has a further garden alongside the stream with open fields behind.

The house is almost dilapidated since no one has lived there for more than 20 years.  Its new owner will have to do a lot of construction work

The house is almost dilapidated since no one has lived there for more than 20 years. Its new owner will have to do a lot of construction work

Mark Wilkins, of Winkworth Estate Agents, said: 'River House is a major refurbishment project but a fabulous opportunity.  The house has not been inhabited for at least 20 years and the first phase of work is in progress'

Mark Wilkins, of Winkworth Estate Agents, said: ‘River House is a major refurbishment project but a fabulous opportunity. The house has not been inhabited for at least 20 years and the first phase of work is in progress’

She added: “The cost and time the project will take will depend on what the buyers want to do.  The first planning request was quite extravagant but the current planning has been scaled back'

She added: “The cost and time the project will take will depend on what the buyers want to do. The first planning request was quite extravagant but the current planning has been scaled back’

The property sits on 1.4 acres and has really exciting potential.  It is one of Suffolk's most iconic and admired houses and is steeped in history

The property sits on 1.4 acres and has really exciting potential. It is one of Suffolk’s most iconic and admired houses and is steeped in history

Mark Wilkins, of Winkworth Estate Agents, said: ‘River House is a major refurbishment project but a fabulous opportunity.

“The house has not been lived in for at least 20 years and the first phase of work is in progress.

“The cost and time the project will take will depend on what the buyers want to do. The first planning application was quite extravagant but the current planning has been scaled down.

“It’s probably a 12 month build.

‘The property sits on 1.4 acres and has really exciting potential. It is one of Suffolk’s most iconic and admired houses and is steeped in history.

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