5 Highbury Cottages, Leiston | Guide Price, £199,950

Elegant mid terraced 2 bed Victorian cottage in a rural position between Saxmundham & Leiston retaining many of its lovely original features and with views over Suffolk countryside.Hall, 2 receptions, kitchen with handcrafted units, cloaks/utility, bathroom, front & rear gardens,parking for 2 cars
An elegant mid terraced Victorian Cottage which is located in a rural position between Saxmundham and Leiston with far reaching views over open Suffolk countryside. The recently renovated cottage which is centrally heated by oil-fired radiators, retains many of its lovely original features. There are fireplaces in the reception rooms, and the master bedroom. The terrace has some delightful detailed brickwork to the front elevation and in this property the original sash windows have been preserved. Internal four panel doors, with original brass furniture, and the staircase with its slender turned balustrades are rare survivors from the nineteenth century. The sitting room and the dining room open to one another via a pair of doors which can be closed to separate the rooms or folded back to create a fabulous open plan living space. The dining room has a large walk in larder. This space could be adapted as a small study area. The kitchen is fitted with hand crafted units and a delightful wall mounted Victorian glass-fronted cabinet. There is a useful ground floor cloakroom and utility room. The two double first floor bedrooms are served by a spacious family bathroom. There is a third room on the first floor which is presently used as a dressing area. The property, which was formerly an estate cottage, has a private rear cottage garden and parking for two cars at the back.

Highbury Cottages is ideally located for access to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold. There are excellent local amenities at nearby Leiston and Saxmundham. Leiston's proud industrial heritage is celebrated by the Long Shop Museum which honours the Garrett engineering firm that was responsible for the development of the town during the last two centuries. There is a cinema and a sports centre in Leiston with access to Sizewell beach which is popular with dog walkers. Saxmundham has a railway station with connecting services to London, Cambridge and Norwich. There is a Waitrose supermarket and a Tesco supermarket together with local shops and restaurants. Aldeburgh, with its unspoilt shingle beach, has art galleries and fine restaurants together with golf and sailing clubs. The area has become synonymous with writers, artists and musicians. Nearby Snape Maltings is home to the internationally renowned Aldeburgh Festival. There are stunning nature reserves at Minsmere, North Warren, Shingle Street and Havergate Island.

ENTRANCE HALL Part glazed front door, floorboards, radiator, stairs to the first floor with slender, turned, balustrades, under stair cupboard, four-panel doors lead off to the dining and sitting rooms.

SITTING ROOM 3.92m x 3.50m Front aspect room with a lovely bay window which affords a view over open Suffolk farmland. Floorboards, open fireplace with potential to install a wood burning stove. Painted mantelpiece and surround, TV point. Double doors fold back to the dining room.

DINING ROOM 3.94m x 3.31m Rear aspect room with sash window overlooking the cottage garden, radiator, floorboards, lovely fireplace with open grate for logs, painted mantel piece and surround, large walk in larder with window and shelves. This has the potential for use as a study area.

KITCHEN 3.05m x 2.10m Handcrafted cabinets under laminated work tops, pine counter top and stainless steel sink. Wall mounted, glass-fronted cabinet, electric cooker point and space for a fridge. Tiled floor, rear aspect window. Door to the rear lobby.

REAR LOBBY Tiled floor, door to the garden, airing cupboard with slatted shelves. Plumbing for dishwasher. Door to the cloakroom/utility room.

CLOAKROOM/UTILITY ROOM WC., stainless steel sink, plumbing for a washing machine, oil-fired combination boiler, tiled floor.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Slender, turned balustrades, floorboards, access to the roof space, suitable for a loft conversion, electric consumer units. Four-panel doors lead off to the bedrooms.

BEDROOM ONE 3.93m x 3.49m Front aspect room with far reaching views over Suffolk farmland, lovely Victorian fireplace: cast with ornate decorative detailing. Floorboards, radiator.

BEDROOM TWO 3.32m x 2.73m Rear aspect room, radiator, floorboards.

DRESSING ROOM 1.82m x 1.64m Front aspect room with far reaching views over Suffolk farmland, radiator, floorboards.

BATHROOM 2.39m x 2.39m A surprisingly large family bathroom with panel enclosed bath, shower over the bath and shower screen, WC., Pedestal wash basin, cork tiled floor, ladder style towel rail/radiator. Rear aspect window.

FRONT GARDEN Flanked by established hedges, laid to grass with a foot path to the front door and a white picket fence.

REAR GARDEN Enclosed, with grassed and seating areas, brick path, established shrubs and flower beds. Timber garden shed, rear pedestrian gate.

PARKING For two cars to the rear.

Access is via a private and shared driveway. Beyond the property is a privately owned area of land (not part of the property) which the residents make use of as a small recreation area.


SERVICES Mains water and electricity and drainage.


Floorplan for 5 Highbury Cottages, Leiston