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14th Century Apartment- Central Ipswich

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4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 bathrooms
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Go back into history with the opportunity to stay in a medieval building.
Dating from the 14th Century a large 2* graded apartment, beautifully renovated by Ipswich Heritage, many historical features preserved. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms , well fitted kitchen and large sitting room. There is also access to the roof space where you can view the unusual barrel ceiling in the sitting room from the loft. Parking space available in a 24 hour secured carpark. Great restaurants and pubs nearby

The space
A large apartment on the first and second stories of this lovely building
'CURSON LODGE' with secure parking 5 minutes away
THIS EARLY-TUDOR BUILDING IS A RARE SURVIVAL OF A MEDIEVAL INN.
THE SURVIVING RANGE ALONG SILENT STREET WAS ALWAYS INTENDED FOR THIS PURPOSE. THE CORNER PROPERTY OF ST NICHOLAS STREET MAY HAVE BEEN USED AS A MERCHANT'S HOUSE AND SHOP. THIS WAS LATER ABSORBED BY THE INN. AN IMPRESSIVE GROUND-FLOOR HALL AND A SUITE OF LODGING CHAMBERS ON THE FIRST FLOOR WERE ACCESSED FROM A GALLERY AT THE BACK. It is very central: 3 minutes to the waterfront, 3 minutes to Cardinal Park, 10 minutes to Ipswich station, 7 minutes to Ipswich Town FC and the Buttermarket 2 minutes
When it was an inn, its location just north of the commercial port area would have attracted a great many visitors seeking accommodation. Curson Lodge was used as a hospital for soldiers wounded in the Dutch wars of the 1650s. It's said to have operated as an inn during most of the 18th century and also for a period during the early 19th century. From 1838 the corner premises were occupied by William Silverston, a chemist. The junction then became known as 'Silverston's Corner'.

The corner post sits on a stone foot (presumably where the original timber foot rotted over the centuries) an bears attractive carvings and supports. The carver's mark which, so far has defied decoding; it bears comparison with The Packhorse Inn on St Margaret's Plain/Soane Street.

THE BUILDING WAS RESTORED IN 2007 BY
THE IPSWICH BUILDING PRESERVATION TRUST'
There are many period carvings and features throughout this building

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave

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Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom

By day and night St Nicholas and St Peter's streets are a bustling part of our town centre. Busy with shoppers and passers-by, they are a main thoroughfare to the Waterfront and make up one of the town's smartest and most fashionable areas.

At lunchtime businessmen and women who lunch fill the restaurants and wine bars.

By night, and especially at weekends, this is popular among young people keen to see and be seen in one of the trendiest parts of town with many pubs, clubs and restaurants

Much of the street is historic – known for its half timbered medieval buildings and it is thought that Ipswich's most famous son, Cardinal Wolsey, was born here opposite our building, indeed, it is thought he was planning to retire to this gorgeous building

Boutiques, independent shops, bars and restaurants, an art gallery, upmarket delicatessens, beauty salons – these two streets enjoy a huge range of businesses keen to make the most of the passing trade.

Hosted by Mary

Joined in December 2014
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The Ipswich building is my passion and I am incredibly lucky to own it for a short period during its history. I have had a life long passion for travelling and meeting people from around the globe. Obviously we havent done this for a while, fortunatly I develped a love of Open Water Swimming which I can do throughout the UK and all year too. A life motto? Live for today, life is too short!
The Ipswich building is my passion and I am incredibly lucky to own it for a short period during its history. I have had a life long passion for travelling and meeting people from…
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Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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