Leiston Road, Middleton | Asking Price Of, £399,950

Rose Cottage is19th century semi detached cottage with an annexe and outbuildings, in a rural location at the edge of the village. The cottage occupies a large plot which abuts open farmland and enjoys extensive view over the surrounding countryside. There is a double garage and a four bay open fronted cart lodge.
A deceptive three/four bedroom semi-detached cottage with an annexe and outbuildings. Rose Cottage is situated in a prominent location on the edge of Middleton, within convenient reach of RSPB Minsmere and the Suffolk Heritage Coast. The cottage which is thought to date from the 19th century, has been extended significantly in its more recent lifetime and benefits from an annexe which the present owners have incorporated into the main living accommodation but which could be reverted to self contained accommodation. The cottage occupies a large plot which abuts open farmland and enjoys views over open undulating countryside. The driveway affords parking for several cars and has space for a caravan or boat trailer etc. There is a double garage and a four bay open-fronted cart lodge. The owners have installed photovoltaic panels to the roofs of the outbuildings and the cottage is centrally heated by LPG fired radiators. The accommodation is double glazed with uPVC replacement windows and there is a wood burner in the sitting room. There are three double bedrooms and a single bedroom on the first floor which are served by two modern bathrooms. The dining room is in the annexe (this could be used as a bedroom) is served by a wet room which was designed for disabled access. There is a kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with oak fronted units and a second kitchen in the annexe which is currently used as a utility room. Adjacent to the second kitchen is a very useful ground floor shower room. The property is extremely versatile and might suit a buyer interested in running a small business (subject to planning consent) or using the outbuildings as workshops.

Middleton is perfectly situated for easy access to both the forest and heathland of the Heritage Coast and the charming rural towns and villages of inland Suffolk. Middleton is convenient for the A12 and Darsham railway station. The pretty village has a farm shop, primary school and a pub. The area is known for its specialist food producers, farmers' markets and food festivals. Golf courses and sailing can be found nearby and at Southwold and Aldeburgh, and the nearby Snape Maltings complex is home to the internationally renowned Aldeburgh Music Festival. There are ancient castles to explore at Framlingham and Orford and many remarkable churches including Blythburgh's 'Cathedral of the Marshes'. The RSPB's flagship reserve of Minsmere is within easy reach, and there are other wonderful nature reserves at North Warren, Havergate Island and Shingle Street.

THIS PROPERTY: Proposals exist to build park and ride sites and a workers campus, as well as make road and 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:


The accommodation comprises

GARDEN ROOM 5.00m x 2.44m uPVC double glazed French windows, flagstone floor, fitted shelves, wall light, glazed doors to the hall and the annexe.

HALL Tiled floor, radiator, exposed beams, stairs to the first floor with fitted carpet, under stair cupboard, doors off to the sitting room, kitchen and annexe.

SITTING ROOM 5.07m x 3.63m maz uPVC double glazed window and casement door which leads to the conservatory. Fireplace with wood burning stove, fitted shelves to the side, TV point, fitted carpet, exposed beams.

CONSERVATORY 3.96m x 3.88m uPVC double glazed windows, views over the garden and open Suffolk countryside towards the church spire, tiled floor, radiator, fitted blinds, ceiling fan.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 5.17m x 3.09m uPVC double glazed windows, radiator, tiled floor, exposed beams, fitted shelves. Oak fronted kitchen units with base level cupboards and drawers, roll edged work tops, single drainer one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap and tiled splash backs, wall mounted cupboards, four ring electric hob, hood and oven. TV point.

GROUND FLOOR ANNEXE This space was designed by a previous owner to provide self contained accommodation for a dependent relative. The present owners have incorporated the annexe into the main ground floor accommodation.

ENTRANCE HALL uPVC double glazed door from the garden room, fitted carpet, radiator. Airing cupboard houses new Vaillant LPG boiler, courtesy light, fitted shelves and hanging rail.

DINING ROOM 4.09m x 3.35m Double aspect uPVC double glazed windows and French windows that open to the garden and afford a view over open countryside towards the church spire, down lighters, radiator. TV point.

WET ROOM 3.34m x 1.76m Tiled floor, flood shower for disabled access, pedestal wash basin, WC., tiled splash backs, wall light, radiator, medicine cabinet.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM (UTILITY ROOM) 3.47m x 3.21m Rear aspect room, uPVC double glazed window with views over open countryside towards the church spire. Fitted with roll edged work tops with single drainer one and a half bowl sink, mixer tap and tiled splash backs, base level units and wall mounted units, space for fridge/freezer, plumbing for washing machine, vinyl floor, tall larder unit, airing cupboard with slatted shelves and radiator, built in broom cupboard.

SHOWER ROOM Tiled shower cubicle with sliding doors, vanity enclosed wash basin with mixer tap and cupboard under, WC., tiled walls and floor, extractor fan, radiator.


LANDING Fitted carpet, ledged doors off.

BEDROOM ONE 3.42m x 3.12m Front aspect uPVC double glazed window with views over the Suffolk countryside, radiator fitted carpet, built in wardrobe, down lighters, access to roof space. Door to the en-suite bathroom.TV point. BT point.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM 3.07m x 1.67m A very smart modern bathroom suite with a shower cubicle, roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, vanity enclosed wash basin with cupboard under, WC., tiled floor, electric shaver point, down lighters, ladder style towel rail/radiator, uPVC double glazed window.

INNER LANDING uPVC double glazed window, radiator, access to the roof space, doors off to the second bedroom and family bathroom.

BEDROOM TWO 3.77m x 3.46m Rear aspect room uPVC double glazed window with views over open countryside towards the church spire, radiator, fitted carpet, down lighters.TV point. BT point.

FAMILY BATHROOM 1.96m x 1.97m Smart modern suite comprising a panel enclosed bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, WC., vanity enclosed wash basin with cupboard under, illuminated mirror, ladder style towel rail/radiator, tiled floor, extractor fan, uPVC double glazed window.

BEDROOM THREE 3.33m x 2.89m Accessible from the study, front aspect uPVC double glazed window with views over the Suffolk countryside, radiator, fitted carpet, built in wardrobe and shelved cupboard to the side of a pretty Victorian fireplace with a tiled hearth and surround.

BEDROOM FOUR/STUDY 3.67m x 2.10m A double aspect room with uPVC double glazed windows overlooking countryside, radiator, fitted carpet, smoke alarm. Door to the third bedroom. Door from the landing.BT point


DOUBLE GARAGE 5.69m x 5.24m Timber and pantile with two pairs of double doors and a personal door from the garden. Power connected. Fitted solar panels to the roof.

OPEN FRONTED FOUR BAY CART LODGE 11.83m x 5.95m (approx.)

Timber and pantile. Space for up to four cars, power connected. Fitted solar panels to the roof. There are gooseberry fruit bushes and rhubarb plants growing beside the cart lodge.

The property is approached via a five bar farm gate leading to a large driveway and parking for several vehicles with space for caravans, boats, trailers etc. On the north side of the driveway there is an orchard area with its own gate from the road. The orchard is grassed and planted with many productive fruit trees. There is an established flower bed with spring bulbs and herbaceous plants and a raspberry bed. There is a retaining wall with a water feature and flower beds and a lean to greenhouse.

On the south side of the driveway there is an ornamental garden with a low wall, paving and seating areas, well planted with roses, spring bulbs and established shrubs and evergreens, blackberry and gogi berry bushes This garden extends to the front of the house.

At the rear the garden is laid to grass with paving and a fish pond. Established trees and shrubs and fabulous views over the hedge towards undulating farmland and Middleton's church spire. LPG tank, Two greenhouses. Outside light and power point.

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.

email: saxmundham@jennie-jones.com

TENURE Freehold

SERVICES Mains water, and electricity. Private drainage

Floorplan for Leiston Road, Middleton