Snape, Saxmundham, Suffolk | £525,000

Lovely 3 bed detached 1930s house on edge of Snape, within easy reach of village amenities and Snape Maltings Concert Hall. Front and rear driveways. 2 receptions, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, galleried landing, study/box room, pump house and summerhouse, garage workshop/studio Total plot approx half an acre (sts)
A lovely detached 1930s house which is situated on the edge of Snape, within walking distance of the village amenities and ideally situated for access to the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Orford and Aldeburgh. The property occupies a large south facing plot which is thought to extend to about half an acre (subject to measurement). There are two driveways one at the front and the other to the rear. The rear driveway, which leads to the garage and studio provides plenty of space to park boats, trailers etc. The studio was, we understand, built in the 1930's as an art room for one of the first owners of Elmcott. Located above the detached garage, there is potential to adapt the building to create a self contained annexe or annexed cottage (subject to the usual planning consents).

The house has a delightful atmosphere. It is light and airy with two good sized reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room and three large first floor bedrooms plus a boxroom/study. There is a large first floor bathroom and a useful downstairs cloakroom. The accommodation is extensively double glazed with uPVC windows and is centrally heated by oil-fired radiators. There are fireplaces in the master bedroom, the sitting room and the ding room where there is a wood burning stove. The house retains many of its lovely original features including internal panel doors, picture rails and polished pine floors. There is scope to extend and update the cottage further.

Snape has wonderful walks near the Snape Maltings Concert Hall and along Sailor's Path. There along the far banks of the Alde pass through reed beds towards Iken. There are three excellent pubs and restaurants. The village has a shop, a garage and petrol station and its own primary school. The attractions of the Heritage Coast lie within reach by car and include the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold; Orford which is famous for its ancient castle and quay and the nearby market town of Saxmundham which has a railway station and Waitrose supermarket. There are wonderful nature reserves in this part of Suffolk including RSPB Minsmere. Aldeburgh and Thorpeness have golf courses and there are sailing clubs on the rivers Alde/Ore, Deben and Orwell. The area has become a haven for writers, artists and musicians. Snape Maltings is home to the internationally renowned Aldeburgh Festival.

ENTRANCE PORCH Front door, double glazed window, pine floor, part glazed door to the Dining Hall


5.44m x 3.40m A lovely reception room with front aspect uPVC double glazed windows. Fireplace with wood burning stove, mantelpiece, pine floor, painted wainscot, exposed studwork, radiator, easy riser staircase leads to the first floor, under stair cupboard.


6.31m x 2.91m Rear aspect room with lovely bay windows overlooking the garden. 2 radiators, pine floor, attractive fireplace, picture rail, TV point.


plus 2.09m x 2.55m 3.26m x 2.96m L shaped room, double aspect with uPVC double glazed window to the front and large rear picture window at the back overlooking the garden. Roll edged work tops with single drainer stainless steel sink, cupboard under, base level units and wall mounted units, space for tall fridge/freezer, four ring gas hob, oven beneath, radiator, pine floor, painted wainscot.


6.21m x 1.33m Door to the front garden, double glazed window, tiled floor, roll edged work tops, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, oil-fired boiler, pressurised hot water cylinder.

GALLERIED LANDING uPVc double glazed window, carpet. Walk in Airing cupboard with slatted shelves.


1.53m x 1.47m uPVC double glazed window, fitted desk and shelves, access to roof space.


4.19m x 6.20m Rear aspect room with uPVC double glazed window overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Feature fireplace, picture rail, vanity enclosed wash basin, radiator.


3.88m x 2.77m Rear aspect room uPVC double glazed window overlooking the garden with views towards open countryside, fitted cupboard and shelving.


3.68m x 2.53m Front aspect room uPVC double glazed window, radiator, carpet, built in wardrobe.


3.35m x 1.66m White suite with panel enclosed bath mixer tap and shower attachment, WC with concealed cistern, bidet, pedestal wash basin, painted wainscot, electric shaver point and vanity light, radiator.


PUMP HOUSE A fascinating relic of the inter-war period. A timber outbuilding which encloses a well and an oil and petrol Petters stationary engine designed to drive the pump to the well-apparently in tact but redundant.

SUMMER HOUSE A pretty raised timber summer house set in the back garden with double glazed windows and west facing French windows.


The Garage measures 6.4m x 2.91m Sliding vehicle door and courtesy door. Staircase to the studio above.

STUDIO measures 6.4m x 2.91m uPVC double glazed window, night storage heater, pedestal wash basin, pine floor. The studio was purpose built as an art room for a previous owner (in the 1930s we think). It is presently used as bedroom/sitting room. Together with the garage below the building could be converted to a small annexe cottage (subject to planning consent etc.)

The property is approached via two vehicular access points. At the front there is a five bar gate and shingle drive with parking to the front. The front garden is laid to lawn with established shrubs, trees and hedging. The rear driveway leads to the Garage and Studio. There is space for large vehicles, boats/trailers etc. The garden is laid to lawn with established trees, a south facing patio and herbaceous borders. Outside light and tap.

In total the plot is thought to extend to about 1/2 an acre (subject to survey and measurement).


Mains water, and electricity.

OVERAGE The sellers reserve the right to impose an overage agreement against any development of the rear garden for a new separate dwelling(s) which would create an uplift of value. This overaged agreement would be for a period of 25 years and represent a right to 50% of the enhanced value of the garden (or part of) if and when a new dwelling is constructed.

ASBESTOS We are aware of the presence of asbestos in the dining room. Applicants must make their own checks via their surveyor to determine the extent of asbestos in the property.

LOCAL AUTHORITY Suffolk Coastal District Council, Council Offices, Melton Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1AU. Tel: 01394 383789

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through Jennie Jones Estate Agents:

SAXMUNDHAM (01728) 605511.


DIRECTIONS: From the A12 take the Aldeburgh Road past Friday Street Farm shop and proceed to Snape. The house is on the right hand side before the Garage. Proceed past Elmcott and turn sharp right immediately after the garage. Follow the lane for a short distance and the entrance to the back driveway will be seen on the right hand side.
Floorplan for Snape, Saxmundham, Suffolk