School Road, Blaxhall, Woodbridge | Guide Price, £300,000


A very pretty two bedroom end of row cottage at the heart of Blaxhall, a short walk from the pub and close to footpaths leading to the Common and Tunstall Forest. 3reception rooms, bespoke kitchen, smart bathroom, wood burning stove, attractive sunny garden, parking, exposed beams. Ideal for coast.
A very pretty two bedroom end of row cottage which is situated at the heart of the sought after Suffolk village of Blaxhall and lies within a short walk of the village pub and Blaxhall Common. The property has been the subject of a sympathetic programme of modernisation and extension and offers a flexible range of accommodation on two floors. There are two double first floor bedrooms, a sitting room with a fireplace and wood burner, a family room/ study, which could be used as a third bedroom, a bespoke cottage kitchen, contemporary bathroom and conservatory/dining room which opens out to the private rear garden. There is a parking bay at the front of the cottage and the rear garden, which is private, has been landscaped for easy maintenance. The accommodation is heated by oil-fired radiators and retains many of its original period features which include exposed brick flooring, polished floor boards, and exposed beams. An early internal inspection is strongly recommended to appreciate the high standard of the accommodation offered within.

This part of Suffolk is a haven for artists, writers and musicians. Blaxhall is a pretty rural village with a well documented social history which has been recorded in recent years by its own residents and published in an excellent book which features a number of photographs from the early 20th century including Corner Cottage. The village's rural history was celebrated by the writer and village resident George Ewart Evans who published a number of books in the 1960s and 1970s including: The Horse in the Furrow, The Farm and the Village and Ask the Fellows who cut the Hay. His interviews with local villagers in and around Blaxhall have provided us with an important historical record of life in rural Suffolk at the time of the Great War and during the last days of working horses on the land. This cottage is typical of the sort of property Evan's subjects lived in and the construction using materials often gleaned from the land is a reminder of just how hard rural life was for most people until the 1970s. Blaxhall has an excellent pub and is ideally located for access to Orford, Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and the neighbouring village of Snape. Snape Maltings is home to the Aldeburgh Festival. There are wonderful walks across Blaxhall Common and through Tunstall Forest with cycle routes through the village and on to Iken and Orford. The nearest railway station is just two villages away at Campsea Ashe where there is a connecting service to London, Cambridge and Norwich via Ipswich.

The accommodation comprises

SITTING ROOM

3.74m x 3.37m Front aspect room with double glazed window, front door from the driveway, radiator, brick fireplace with wood burner, exposed brick floor, bespoke oak staircase to the first floor, original stair cupboard to the side of the chimney, exposed beams, dimmer controls to lighting. Opens to the kitchen, ledged door to the family room/study.

FAMILY ROOM/STUDY

3.74m x 3.26m Front aspect room with double glazed window, sealed fireplace, radiator, dimmer controls to lighting. This room could be used as a third bedroom if required.

KITCHEN

3.42m x 2.03m Double glazed window opens into the conservatory/dining room. Bespoke kitchen cabinets under hardwood worktops and drainer over Belfast sink. Base level cupboards and drawers, wall mounted cabinet, electric cooker points, tiled splash backs, dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer, vaulted ceiling with inset velux windows and down lighters, pendant lights, extractor fan, quarry tiled floor, walk in utility cupboard with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, oil fired boiler.

LOBBY Quarry tiled floor, ledged doors to the conservatory/dining room and the bathroom. Dimmer controls for lighting.

BATHROOM

1.98m x 1.95m Smart white suite with double end bath, mixer tap and shower attachment, shower over bath, tiled splash backs, pedestal wash basin, glass shelf, mirror and vanity light with electric shaver point, wc., chrome ladder towel rail/radiator, quarry tiled floor, vaulted ceiling, double glazed velux window.

CONSERVATORY/DINING ROOM

7.60m x 2.25m max. A flexible third reception room with timber double glazed windows and French windows that open out to the garden. Exposed floor boards, radiators, fitted blinds, telephone point.

LANDING Doors to the bedrooms, exposed floor boards.

BEDROOM ONE

3.89m x 3.25m Front aspect room with double glazed window, exposed floor boards, radiator, access to the roof space, built in wardrobe. Dimmer control for lighting.

BEDROOM TWO

3.83m x 3.25m Front aspect room with double glazed window, exposed floor boards, radiator, dimmer control to lighting.

OUTSIDE To the front of the cottage there is a shingle parking bay. The rear garden, which is sunny and private, is enclosed with close boarded fencing and is paved with shingle and flagstones, planted with established ornamental trees and shrubs. Oil storage tank, timber store/cycle shed. Rear gate provides pedestrian access over the adjoining properties for bins etc.

SERVICES Mains water, drainage and electricity.

DIRECTIONS: From Saxmundham proceed out along South Entrance, across the traffic lights towards Benhall. Turn left on to the B1121 proceeding through Sternfield and turn left towards Snape. Proceed up the hill to the cross roads by the Church and proceed across towards the centre of the village. Continue past the Snape Maltings and follow the road round to the right and take the next right to Blaxhall. Proceed into the village and take the first left. Procced past the youth hostel on the left and the cottage will be found on the right hand side.

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

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