Occupying a prominent position on the banks of The River Waveney, The Ship has undergone an extensive programme of renovations and design resulting in a home most would be envious of. With no expense spared and every detail thoughtfully planned, this historic property now offers a wealth of versatile and spacious accommodation perfectly finished to combine stylish modern features sympathetically next to charming period originality.

Stepping into the property, the stark contrast of the modern open plan rear elevation is immediately apparent by the vast amount of natural light that fills the house through the skylights within the tall ceilings and the wide array of bi-folding doors. The kitchen is simply stunning, fitted with a range of bespoke walnut inspired cabinets and Corian work surfaces, the large island unit takes centre stage of this room providing the perfect focal point of the view to the illuminated courtyard and an essential feature for those who enjoy a sociable kitchen. The open plan flow leads from here, round to the dining area and begins to open up those enviable river views whilst allowing a versatile arrangement to suit a variety of different preferences. Whilst boasting open plan proportions, the sitting room has retained a distinctive cosy feel, a place to recline and enjoy the wood burning stove and original wooden beams in contrast to the wintery river views. The riverside snug is the perfect place to unwind, again soaking up more of the beautiful scenery this room is an ideal alternative as further flexible family accommodation. Leading back towards the kitchen, the laundry room is another essential space fitted with a range of cabinets and space for all washing appliances. A real feature and key additional lifestyle element, the sauna was a perfect addition to this space and beautifully highlights the contemporary courtyard opposite.

A second staircase leads from the inner hallway here, rising to the distinctive master suite. A real indulgence in style, the vaulted master suite position allows the ultimate privacy from the main house, complete with walk-in closet the en-suite has been beautifully finished with a dark chocolate palette which contrasts perfectly against the wealth of natural light that floods this suite. Beyond the vaulted glass doors in the master suite lies the decked roof garden, another thoughtful addition made by the current owners to take full advantage of the scenery surrounding this home. Leading separately from the original staircase within the body of the original house you will find four more double bedrooms all boasting their own en-suites and sympathetically designed to capture the essence of the era this home originally dates back to.

Key Features

  • A stunning riverside home
  • 50ft private mooring and slipway
  • A true masterclass in interior design
  • Five bedrooms, all with en-suite
  • Garage with electric car charging point
  • A focal property within an historic market town
  • Enviable riverside terrace and roof garden
  • Private, vaulted master suite
  • A prominent town centre location
  • Gas central heating and double glazed


Outside, the river garden terrace is simply delightful, allowing space to dine and enjoy the seasonal views throughout the year. The private mooring here extends to approximately 50ft just before the cast iron bridge which dates back to 1884.
The tandem length garaging allows space for off-road parking and also benefits from an electric car charging point.

Franks Thoughts...

An exquisite home which demonstrates a true masterclass in style and design which simply must be viewed…

The Hermitage

The Hermitage, Bridge St, Beccles NR34 9BA, UK

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The Legal Part

While we endeavour to maintain accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these are intended as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection. Fixtures and fittings are to be agreed with the seller. Total floorplan measurements have been rounded for ease and distances are also provided as an approximate. The services, systems and appliances listed within our specifications have not been tested by us and therefore provide no guarantee to their operating ability or efficiency.