Church Road, Theberton | Guide Price, £495,000

A Grade II listed thatched cottage close to RSPB Minsmere, abutting open Suffolk countryside. Three bedrooms, study, sitting room, dining room, living room, smart modern kitchen, shower room and bathroom, double garage, large mature garden, exposed period features, oil fired CH. Ideal for the coast.
A beautiful Grade II listed thatched cottage close to the RSPB Nature Reserve at Minsmere, occupying a large plot which abuts farmland with views over Suffolk countryside. The cottage which was sympathetically extended in the 1980s, has been carefully maintained and updated by the present owners. The accommodation, which is arranged on two floors, is centrally heated by oil-fired radiators and underfloor heating. The cottage retains many period features including ledged doors, open fireplaces, exposed beams, brick floors and polished floor boards. There are three well-proportioned reception rooms plus a ground floor study which could be used as a fourth bedroom. The kitchen is fitted with white contemporary units that extend into the utility area. There is a useful ground floor shower room. The first floor comprises two double bedrooms and a single bedroom which are served by a family bathroom. The landscaped garden is planted with herbaceous borders and has secluded peashingle seating areas. There is a Victorian brick and pantiled wood shed and a recently erected timber double garage. The driveway will accommodate several cars and offers space for a boat trailer, caravan etc. The property is available with no onward chain and deserves an early internal inspection.

Lily Cottage is ideally situated for access to the Heritage Coast and the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold. There are two nearby pubs: The Lion Inn at Theberton and the famous Eel's Foot at Eastbridge. There are walks from Eastbridge onto Minsmere nature reserve and a delightful walk, just down from the Eel's Foot, which winds its way through the marshes all the way to the beach. The nearby towns of Leiston and Saxmundham offer good local shops. Saxmundham has a Waitrose and a Tesco supermarket. The railway station at Saxmundham provides connecting services to London, Norwich and Cambridge. Leiston has a sports centre and swimming pool, cinema and a museum dedicated to the town's proud industrial heritage. There are golf courses at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness and sailing on the Alde/ Ore. Among the many other attractions in this part of Suffolk are the ancient castles at Orford and Framlingham and the world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall which is home to the Aldeburgh Festival. This part of Suffolk has become a haven for writers, artists and musicians.

The accommodation comprises

ENTRANCE PORCH Vaulted ceiling, brick step, fitted bench seats, courtesy light, stable door to the sitting room.

SITTING ROOM 3.45m x 3.41m Front aspect room, double glazed window, radiator, exposed brick floor, open fireplace with exposed bressummer beam. Ledged door to the staircase, doors off to the dining room and living room.

DINING ROOM 3.77m x 3.46m Front aspect room, double glazed window, radiator, exposed brick floor, exposed beams, open fireplace with exposed bressummer beam, serving hatch from the kitchen. Ledged door to the study.

STUDY 3.45m x 2.41m A double aspect room, good views of the garden and countryside beyond, exposed brick floor, wall light, radiator.

LIVING ROOM 4.75m x 3.51m A double aspect room with casement windows and French windows which open out to the rear garden, radiator, fitted carpet, exposed beams, original brick bread oven, radiator, wall light.

KITCHEN 3.56m x 2.36m Beautifully appointed with oak work tops and a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap, tiled splash backs, cupboard under. Range of matching base and eyelevel units finished in gloss-white. Recess for an electric range cooker (not included) with inset extractor above, oak flooring with under floor heating, space for fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher and washing machine, down lighters, serving hatch to the dining room. Rear aspect window with views of the garden and countryside beyond. The kitchen opens to a utility area.

UTILITY AREA With tall larder and broom cupboards, oak flooring, central heating thermostat, stable door to the garden.

SHOWER ROOM White suite with WC., wash basin and shower cubicle, tiled walls, oak floor with under floor heating, down lighters, casement window.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Fitted carpet, exposed ledged doors lead off to the bedrooms and bathroom, built in wardrobe, access to the roof space.

BEDROOM ONE 3.60m x 3.41m Front aspect room, double glazed window with views over open countryside, radiator, lovely wide polished floor boards, exposed brick chimney breast, exposed beam, built in wardrobe.

BEDROOM TWO 3.48m x 3.06m Double aspect room with views of the garden and open countryside, radiator, polished oak flooring, vanity enclosed wash basin with tiled splash backs and cupboard under.

BEDROOM THREE 2.38m x 2.35m Front aspect room with double glazed window overlooking open countryside, radiator, fitted carpet, exposed brick chimney breast, built in shelved cupboard.

BATHROOM White suite with panel enclosed bath and shower over, WC., wash basin, tiled splash backs, radiator, wall lights, oak flooring, casement window.

DOUBLE GARAGE 5.61m x 5.75m Two pairs of double doors. Potential to adapt for use as a studio or work space (subject to the usual consents).

GARDEN The property is approached via a peashingle driveway which affords good off street parking for several cars. The garden, which abuts farmland, is enclosed and laid to lawn with established trees and shrubs, herbaceous borders and peashingle seating areas flanked by brick retaining walls. BRICK AND PANTILED WOODSHED. The garden is sunny, private and benefits from views over beautiful open Suffolk countryside.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through Jennie Jones Estate Agents:

SAXMUNDHAM (01728) 605511.


SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage.

EPC exempt
Floorplan for Church Road, Theberton