Clayhills Road, Kelsale, Saxmundham | £495,000

A charming four bedroom detached cottage in a rural location set in about 0.25 acres abutting open farmland. Attractively presented with three reception rooms, two bathrooms and a shower room, galley kitchen, oil fired central heating and wood burner. About 1 mile to Saxmundham, ideal for the coast.
A charming four bedroom detached cottage set in about one quarter of an acre(subject to survey) amid open Suffolk farmland about a mile from the well-served and popular market town of Saxmundham. The property which is accessible via a shared unmade lane, affords the very highest degree of privacy and seclusion and enjoys wonderful views over open Suffolk countryside. The cottage is thought to date from the 19th century and has been extended during its more recent lifetime to create a new third reception room and master bedroom with an en-suite shower bathroom. The cottage is centrally heated by oil-fired radiators. There is a fireplace in the breakfast room and a wood burning stove in the sitting room. Both the sitting room and living room/dining room open out to the south facing garden via French windows. The kitchen is fitted with smart modern units and there is potential to open through into the breakfast room to create a Farmhouse style kitchen/diner. There is a useful ground floor shower room and a first floor family bathroom which serves the other three bedrooms. The property has been well cared for and is attractively presented throughout. Cottage Farm is ideally located for access to the attractions of the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

The market town of Saxmundham which lies within a very short drive offers an excellent range of local shops together with a Waitrose and Tesco supermarket. Saxmundham has a railway station which provides direct and connecting services to London, Cambridge and Norwich. The attractions of the Suffolk Heritage Coast include the sea side towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold, Snape Maltings concert hall-which is home to the internationally renowned Aldeburgh Festival-and the nature reserves at Minsmere, North Warren, Aldringham Fen and Havergate Island. There are excellent local farm shops in the area at Middleton and Yoxford, many excellent pubs and restaurants and art galleries. This part of Suffolk has become a haven for writers, artists and musicians. There are sailing clubs on the rivers Deben, Alde and Orwell and golf courses at nearby Thorpeness and Aldeburgh.

The accommodation comprises

ENTRANCE HALL Oak front door, double glazed windows, travertine tiled floor, oak ledged doors, ceiling down lighters, radiator.

SHOWER ROOM White suite with shower cubicle, WC., vanity enclosed wash basin with cupboard under, tiled walls, travertine tiled floor, extractor fan, down lighters, wall light, chrome towel rail/radiator, double glazed window.


3.55m x 3.37m Double glazed window with views over open farmland, radiator, travertine tiled floor, lovely 19th century fireplace with duck nest grate and carved surround, recessed cupboard and shelves to the side of the chimney breast. Ledged door to the kitchen. There is potential to open the breakfast room through into the kitchen.


3.65m x 2.57m Attractively arranged with Shaker units under beech block work tops, porcelain sink with mixer tap and tiled splash backs, base level units and drawers, wall mounted units, integrated dishwasher, four ring electric ceramic hob, oven beneath and cooker hood above, radiator, travertine tiled floor, down lighters, electric consumer units, integrated fridge, potential to open through into the breakfast room.


6.32m x 2.57m Triple aspect room with views of the garden and countryside beyond, French windows lead out to the garden. Radiators, travertine tiled floor, brick fireplace with woodburning stove, recessed bookshelves to the side, TV point.


5.45m x 3.61m A double aspect room with double glazed windows and French windows that open to the garden. Views of the garden and countryside beyond, radiators, tiled travertine flooring, ceiling down lighters, second staircase to the first floor and master bedroom, under stair cupboard, smoke alarm, fitted cupboard.



5.44m x 3.61m Double aspect room with double glazed windows and views over open Suffolk countryside, two radiators, polished oak flooring, oak ledged door to the en-suite shower room.


1.84m x 1.67m Panel enclosed bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, WC., vanity enclosed wash basin with cupboard under, chrome towel rail/radiator, travertine tiled floor, and part tiled walls, double glazed window, extractor fab, wall light, down lighters.

MAIN FIRST FLOOR LANDING Double glazed window with views over open Suffolk countryside, oak flooring, radiator, access to the roof space, ledged doors off to the bedrooms.


3.58m x 3.34m Double aspect room with views over open Suffolk countryside. Arched window with internal shutters, beamed ceiling, radiator, oak flooring.


4.11m x 2.62m Double aspect room with views over open Suffolk countryside, beamed ceiling, radiator and oak flooring.


3.71m x 2.61m Views over open Suffolk countryside, beamed ceiling, fitted bookshelves, oak flooring.

BATHROOM Panel enclosed bath, WC. With concealed cistern, wash basin, radiator, beamed ceiling. Airing cupboard.

GARDENS The plot is thought to extend to about one quarter of an acre (subject to survey). The garden is flanked by established hedges and abuts open farmland with far reaching views over open Suffolk countryside. The garden faces south and is laid to lawn with flower beds, established shrubs and trees including a lovely weeping willow. There is a veranda at the back of the cottage providing a sheltered seating area and walkway. There are two sheds and an oil tank.

The property is set well back from the road and is approached via an unmade driveway which is shared with the neighbouring property and the farm. Access across the minor Sizewell Branch line is via controlled gates. This single railway track is seldom used and is some distance from the cottage. We draw you attention to the note at the bottom of the next page.

SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.


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

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through Jennie Jones Estate Agents: SAXMUNDHAM (01728) 605511.


TENURE Freehold


THIS PROPERTY Proposals exist to make rail improvements, to service construction of the proposed new Sizewell C power station. Whilst no decisions have been made on the power station or the exact location and details of the facilities or improvements, public consultation is continuing. Further information go to:
Floorplan for Clayhills Road, Kelsale, Saxmundham