Aldringham, Leiston, Suffolk | Asking Price Of, £450,000

A stunning and unique barn style detached house with three bedrooms and two reception rooms. Superb kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, family bathroom and en-suite shower room. Double garage, sunny, walled garden. The property lies about 2 miles from Thorpeness and 3 miles from Aldeburgh.
A unique detached barn style house which is situated at the heart of the popular Suffolk village of Aldringham which lies just two miles from Thorpeness and three miles from Aldeburgh. The house, which was built about seven years ago by a highly respected local developer, was finished to an exacting standard. The sellers, who have owned the property from new, have since upgraded the kitchen and added air conditioning. The accommodation includes three first floor bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a very large open-plan living room, a family room/study and a beautiful kitchen/breakfast room which had a vaulted ceiling and benefits from integrated appliances. There is a useful ground floor cloakroom. The house is heated by a gas-fired, underfloor heating system. The sunny and beautifully landscaped garden, which faces south and west, is enclosed and affords a high degree of privacy. The garden is designed for ease of maintenance and is laid to lawn with a paved sun terrace and established borders. There is a double garage and parking to the front. The New Craft Barn is within a minute's walk of the excellent Parrot and Punchbowl pub. The nature reserves at North Warren and Aldringham Fen are close by and there are wonderful heathland walks in the village. The property's prominent location puts it within easy reach of local services at Leiston and wonderful galleries and restaurants at Aldeburgh.

This part of Suffolk is a haven for artists, writers and musicians. Aldringham has nature reserves on its door step and is within close proximity of the Heritage Coast, the seaside town of Aldeburgh and its neighbouring fantasy village of Thorpeness. Leiston, which is about a mile away has good local shops, a sports centre and cinema. The town's proud industrial heritage is celebrated by the excellent Long Shop Museum. Aldeburgh has fine restaurants, local shops and galleries. There is a beautiful and unspoilt shingle beach which stretches to Thorpeness: a fantasy village created by Glencairn Ogilvie in the early part of the twentieth century. There are golf courses at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness and sailing clubs on the river Alde. The world class Snape Maltings Concert Hall is just a few minutes drive away and is home to the Aldeburgh Festival. Other attractions in the area include RSPB Minsmere (which has played host to the BBC Spring Watch programme), and the ancient castles at Framlingham and Orford. The nearest railway station is at Saxmundham with connecting services to London, Cambridge and Norwich. Saxmundham has Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets.

ENTRANCE HALL Double glazed front door and side panel, Karndean flooring, access to the roof space.

CLOAKROOM White suite with wall hung wash basin, mixer tap and WC., part tiled walls, wall mounted gas-fired boiler, Karndean flooring, extractor fan, vanity mirror and medicine cabinet.


10.03m x 4.28m A double aspect room (east and west), triple glazed window with integrated blind, double glazed French windows open out into the garden. Fitted venetian blind, smoke alarm, Karndean flooring, TV point, wall lights, beautiful oak staircase leads up to the first floor landing, air conditioning unit, cupboard houses electric consumer units. Door to the family room/study.


4.73m x 3.98m Double aspect room (east and west), triple glazed window with integrated blind, full length mullioned window overlooking the garden, Karndean flooring, air conditioning unit.


5.59m x 3.60m A beautifully appointed kitchen with a vaulted ceiling and double glazed French windows to the garden, fitted venetian blinds, Karndean flooring. The kitchen is fitted with granite work tops incorporating a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink mixer tap and cupboard under. Range of base level cupboards, drawers and matching wall units, pelmet work top lights, peninsular breakfast bar, integrated appliances include: washing machine (John Lewis); dishwasher (Neff); American Fridge/Freezer (Becko); Electric induction hob (Neff); extractor hood and granite splash back; double electric oven (Neff). Tall broom cupboard, slide out larder unit, dresser.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Oak balustrades, fitted carpet, smoke alarm, triple glazed window with integrated blind.


4.74m x 3.74m Double aspect room (east and west), triple glazed window with integrated blind, full height picture window overlooks the garden, fitted venetian blind, fitted carpet, air conditioning unit.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM White suite: shower cubicle, WC., vanity enclosed wash basin, tiled walls, chrome towel rail/radiator, extractor fan, electric shaver point and vanity light. Fitted carpet.


4.06m x 2.62m East facing triple glazed window with integrated blind, vaulted ceiling, access to the eaves space, fitted carpet, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and shelves.


3.06m x 2.95m Presently used as a dressing room and fitted with an excellent range of wardrobes. Access to the roof space, fitted carpet.


3.04m x 1.84m White suite comprising panel enclosed, double end bath with mixer tap, vanity enclosed wash basin, WC., shower cubicle, tiled walls, fitted carpet, electric shaver point, extractor fan, chrome towel rail/radiator.


5.25m x 4.92m Two pairs of timber double doors, light and power connected. Courtesy door to the garden.

THE GARDEN The walled garden opens from the driveway via a pedestrian gate. The garden has been carefully landscaped and is well planted with climbers and shrubs and herbaceous plants. There is a lawn and a paved sun terrace with a pergola. Outside tap and lighting.

The New Craft Barn is approached by a tarmac driveway which provides access to the double garage and off street parking. There are rights of way in favour of the two neighbouring properties.

TENURE Freehold.

LOCAL AUTHORITY Suffolk Coastal District Council, Council Offices, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1RT Tel: 01394 383789

SERVICES Mains water, gas, drainage and electricity.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through Jennie Jones Estate Agents:

SAXMUNDHAM (01728) 605511.


DIRECTIONS: From Aldeburgh, proceed north out along the Leiston Road. Proceed into Aldringham and at the cross roads, by the Parrott and Punchbowl, turn left then first right into the driveway of The New Craft Barn.

Floorplan for Aldringham, Leiston, Suffolk