Blacklands Lane, Sudbourne, Woodbridge | Guide Price, £579,999

A beautiful late 17th, early 18th Century Grade II listed detached thatched cottage in a quiet secluded plot at the heart of the village. Well maintained. Lobby, 3 receptions, kitchen, shower room, garden room/lobby,utility/study, cellar, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, log store, cart lodge, lovely garden, space to extend.
A beautiful late 17th, early 18th Century detached thatched cottage, situated in a quiet and secluded plot at the heart of the village of Sudbourne within convenient reach of Snape and Orford. The cottage, which is Grade II listed has been well maintained by the present owner and offers a versatile and spacious range of accommodation which includes three double first floor bedrooms, three large reception rooms, a kitchen and a study/utility room plus a big useful cellar. There is a first floor bathroom which has a jack and jill arrangement between bedrooms one and three plus a very smart and spacious ground floor shower room. The accommodation is centrally heated by oil-fired radiators and there are impressive fireplaces in all three reception rooms. Two of the bedrooms also benefit from open fireplaces. The property features exposed timbers, floor bricks and two enchanting peep-hole stained glass windows among its many fascinating period features.

The garden is a notable feature of the property and there is space to extend the accommodation at the back if desired, (subject to the usual planning consent and listed building consent). The garden, which is laid to lawn, also benefits from a cultivated kitchen garden and sunny seating areas to both the front and rear. There are number of useful outbuildings and excellent parking provisions. The Old Cottage is perfectly situated to take advantage of many wonderful walks and cycle routes in both this part of Suffolk and within the village of Sudbourne itself.

Sudbourne is a pretty village which is ideally located for access to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the attractions of Snape, Aldeburgh and Orford. There are wonderful woodland walks at Sudbourne and neighbouring Tunstall Forest. Sudbourne has its own nature reserve. The reserves at Minsmere and Havergate Island also lie within convenient reach by car. Other attractions in the area include the world famous concert hall at Snape: home to the Aldeburgh Festival and the ancient castle keep at Orford which also has a yacht haven. In addition to the woodland walks, there are estuary paths along the Alde at Iken Cliff. There are golf courses at Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. Sudbourne has an active village hall which is host to a regular "pop up" pub.

The accommodation comprises

ENTRANCE LOBBY Oak front door. Fitted door mat. Understair cupboard. Exposed beam. Smoke detectors.

LIVING ROOM 4.30m x 4.17m A front aspect room. Brick open fireplace flanked by a shelved recess with evidence of an early bread oven and by a Georgian cupboard on the other side. Exposed brick floor. Exposed beam. Radiator. Four wall light points.

DINING ROOM 4.68m x 4.24m A front aspect room. Large inglenook fireplace. Inset cupboards. Oak bressummer beam. Exposed brick floor. Exposed beams. Radiator. TV point. Staircase to first floor landing. Ledged door to the kitchen. Georgian panel door to the sitting room.

SITTING ROOM 5.79m x 4.21m A front aspect room. Brick fireplace with wood burning stove and mantel shelf. Fitted cupboard and shelves to the side. Two radiators. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Exposed beams. Second staircase leads to the first floor and bedroom three. Smoke alarm.


2.35m x 2.35m Wide tiled shower cubicle with glass shower screen. Wash basin with mixer tap and cupboard under. Comfort height WC. Radiator. Painted wainscot. Wall light points. Ceiling down lighters. Vinyl floor. Door to the cellar.

KITCHEN 5.12m x 2.32m Roll edged worktops. Stainless steel double bowl sink, mixer taps, tiled splashbacks and cupboards under. Range of base level and matching wall mounted cupboards finished in light oak with four ring calor gas hob, cooker hood and double electric oven. Oil-fired boiler. Exposed beam. Quarry tiled floor. Radiator. Casement door to the garden room/rear lobby. Ledged door through to the utility room/study.

GARDEN ROOM/LOBBY With fitted broom cupboard and door to the garden

UTILITY ROOM/STUDY 3.68m x 2.31m Rear aspect room with plumbing for washing machine, plumbing for dishwasher. Space for tumbler drier. Space for tall fridge/freezer and chest freezer. Wall mounted cupboards. Fitted shelves. Door to the living room

CELLAR 4.10m x 4.80m With stairs from the shower room. Water softener. Light connected. Maximum head height of 1.97m.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Staircase from the dining room. Exposed beams. Fitted carpet. Ledged doors lead off to bedrooms one and two.

BEDROOM ONE 4.62m x 4.02 maximum A front aspect room. Dormer window. Radiator. Fitted carpet. Exposed beams. Fitted wardrobe. Vaulted ceiling. Door to the bathroom.

BEDROOM TWO 4.70m x 4.05m maximum A front aspect room. Dormer window. Exposed beams. Radiator. Fitted carpet. Washbasin. Mirror and vanity light. Delightful keyhole fireplace with iron grate. Airing cupboard to the side with hot water cylinder and wood slatted shelving. Vaulted ceiling.

BATHROOM 4.50m x 2.45 maximum Panel enclosed bath with mixer tap shower attachment. W.C. Vanity enclosed washbasin with cupboard under. Exposed beams. Radiator. Access to roof space. Pine floor boards. Rear aspect dormer window with a second door open to bedroom three.

BEDROOM THREE 4.51m x 4.51m A front aspect room. Dormer window. Radiator. Open fireplace mantelpiece and iron grate. Built-in cupboard. Fitted carpet. Doors to the bathroom and second staircase which leads from the sitting room over which there is a lovely porthole window.

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a five bar gate which leads to the pea shingle driveway where there is ample off street parking. There is a timber Log Store to one side and potential for additional parking on the property for boats, trailers etc.

The front garden, which is south facing, is well screened by a mature hedge. The garden is laid to lawn with a flagstone sun terrace. Well stocked herbaceous borders and a mature wisteria. The gate opens to the rear and side gardens.

The gardens which extend to the side of the cottage and to the rear, are laid to lawn flanked by mature trees and established hedges. There is paved patio and seating area at the back adjacent to a well with a pantiled roof and windless. An established beech hedge separates the lawn from the cottage kitchen garden which is stocked with vegetables and soft fruit trees. Timber trellis supports a climbing rose and honeysuckle. There is one open fronted CART LODGE providing space for lawn mowers etc and an outside tap.

The garden at the side of the cottage is screened from the front garden by a box hedge and there are established fruit trees.


SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Floorplan for Blacklands Lane, Sudbourne, Woodbridge