Montague House 36 High Street,
Southwold, Suffolk

Guide Price £825,000

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Four bedroom town house in Southwold

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Key Features

  • Historic Home
  • Two Reception Rooms
  • Attractive Enclosed Rear Garden
  • Utility Room
  • Ground Floor Shower Room
  • Spacious Accommodation
  • Central Location

Property Description

Standing proudly in the centre of town Montague House, former residence of George Orwell, is steeped in history and provides light and spacious accommodation with a delightful enclosed rear garden.

This mid C18 Grade II Listed property still retains many of its original features having been carefully and tastefully renovated to incorporate more modern conveniences. Described in the town's Conservation Character Appraisal as being one of the jewels in Southwold's architectural collection, Montague House is offered for sale with no onward chain having been, in more recent times, a very successful holiday retreat.

The accommodation, on ground floor, provides two characterful reception rooms, a well fitted kitchen with adjacent utility room and a spacious shower room with generous storage. On the first floor are four bedrooms, again, retaining lots of character and a family bathroom. Outside, the rear garden is well stocked with established shrubs and trees. There are two garden stores and a very pretty garden room at the end of plot which faces west. A gate in the northern boundary gives access to a right of way, in favour of no. 36, across the neighbouring garden and round to the High Street.

This mid-18th century home has seen many changes over the years but is most noted for its associations with George Orwell (b Eric Blair). Southwold Musuem's website states that it was his parents' retirement home after moving out of a property in Queen Street and he spent time here in the 1930s.

Mains services are connected. (Durrants has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services and so cannot verify they are in working order).

Strictly by appointment with the agent's Southwold Office.

East Suffolk Council.

Our Building Consultancy Team will be happy to provide advice to prospective buyers on planning applications, architectural design, building regulations, and project management - please contact the team directly on 01379 646603.

Property Location

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Train Stations

  • Brampton (Suffolk) Rail Station 7.26 miles
  • Halesworth Rail Station 7.27 miles
  • Darsham Rail Station 7.43 miles
  • Oulton Broad South Rail Station 9.91 miles
  • Beccles Rail Station 10.09 miles


  • Somerfield, Southwold 0.19 miles
  • Costcutter, Lowestoft 6.57 miles
  • Costcutter, Lowestoft 6.57 miles
  • Rainbow, Halesworth 7.38 miles
  • Morrisons, Lowestoft 8.27 miles

Primary Schools

  • Southwold Primary School 0.23 miles
  • Reydon Primary School 0.88 miles
  • Wenhaston Primary School 4.91 miles
  • Brampton CofE VC Primary School 5.56 miles
  • Holton St Peter Community Primary School 6.57 miles

Secondary Schools

  • Pakefield School 8.79 miles
  • Alde Valley School 9.39 miles
  • Beccles Free School 9.52 miles
  • Sir John Leman High School 9.82 miles
  • East Point Academy 9.98 miles

Distances are as the crow flies and the property listed may not be in the schools catchment area.

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Southwold office

Florence Bond
Assistant Manager

98 High Street, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6DP

01502 723292
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