Old Custom House, Blythburgh, Nr Southwold | Guide Price, £395,000


Old Custom House is a unique detached property with its upside down approach, low entry doors, beamed ceilings and walls and wrought iron spiral staircase. The property has a colourful history, originally The White Hart public house opposite was the Court House and the subject property was the Customs House with, at one time, two holding cells at lower ground level. The property has been extremely well cared for by the current owners and consequently it is in excellent order throughout.
THE PROPERTY Old Custom House is a unique detached property with its upside down approach, low entry doors, beamed ceilings and walls and wrought iron spiral staircase. The property has a colourful history, originally The White Hart public house opposite was the Court House and the subject property was the Customs House with, at one time, two holding cells at lower ground level.

The property has been extremely well cared for by the current owners and consequently it is in excellent order throughout.

The accommodation comprises an entry door at the ground level opening to the dining room. On this level is the sitting room, kitchen, utility room, shower room, bedroom and lovely sitting room with doors opening to the garden. There are partial views to the Blyth estuary from the front aspect. A spiral staircase gives access to the lower ground level with hallway, three further bedrooms and a bathroom. There is ample parking to one side of the property and an enclosed courtyard garden. To the other side is a large attractive garden.

LOCATION The village of Blythburgh is set in a landscape of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty' with a tidal river, marsh and heath land. The surrounding reed beds and mudflats attract a wide variety of birds and wildlife. The village is best known for its Church "Holy Trinity" which is internationally known as The

Cathedral in the Marshes. Amenities in Blythburgh include The White Hart Inn with its adjacent shop, village hall and Church. The popular coastal town of Southwold is just five miles away, Halesworth with its good shopping facilities is four miles and Walberswick is also approximately four miles. Minsmere and Dunwich just three miles and the nearest railway station is at Darsham with lines to London Liverpool Street via Ipswich.  

The accommodation in more detail comprises:

ACCOMMODATION A half glazed entrance door with step up opens to the:-

DINING ROOM

17ft 2in x 12ft 8in.

5.22m x 3.86m An attractive room with vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling and wall timbers; secondary glazed window to front aspect with partial views to the estuary; two radiators; painted flint wall to the rear; wrought iron staircase to the lower level; oak flooring; two wall light points; ceiling light; door to:-

SITTING ROOM

18ft 8in x 13ft 7in.

5.69m x 4.15m A light and airy double aspect room with double opening glazed French doors to the decking and garden; fireplace with cast iron multi fuel stove; pamment hearth; brick surround and timber mantel; inset recessed ceiling lights; TV point; two radiators; exposed timbers; fitted carpet.

KITCHEN

14ft x 8ft 10in.

4.27m x 2.70m A charming room with pitched ceiling and exposed timbers and exposed wall studs at high level; 1½ bowl inset sink with mixer tap; a good range of Shaker style base, display and wall mounted units; beech work surfaces; tiled splash backs; stainless steel range style cooker with extractor hood over; integral fridge; two secondary glazed windows to the front aspect and a further window to the side; TV point; radiator; ceiling light point; laminate flooring; door to:-

UTILITY ROOM

8ft 11in x 7ft 9in.

2.71m x 2.37m Windows to rear and side aspects; beech work surfaces to three walls with tiled splash backs;

base units and drawers; plumbing for both washing machine and dishwasher; space and venting for tumble drier; integral fridge and freezer; two ceiling light points; heating thermostat; laminate flooring; door to:-

SHOWER ROOM Window to side aspect; fully tiled shower cubicle with wall mounted shower; low level wc with concealed cistern; vanity style wash basin; cupboard housing the oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water; extractor fan; ceiling light point.

BEDROOM 1

13ft 5in x 8ft 4in.

4.10m x 2.55m Two windows to front aspect with partial views of the estuary; further window to side aspect; pitched ceiling with exposed timbers and high level storage cupboard; exposed wall studs; radiator; wall and ceiling light points; fitted carpet.

A wrought iron staircase situated in the dining room gives access to:-

LOWER GROUND LEVEL

HALLWAY Door to the front; two radiators; two built in linen cupboards; built in airing cupboard; inset ceiling lights; door to:-

BEDROOM 2

14ft 11in x 12ft 2in.

4.55m x 3.72m Two arched windows to front aspect; window to side aspect; two radiators; dado rail; TV point; ceiling light point; fitted carpet.

BEDROOM 3

12ft 1in x 8ft 11in.

3.69m x 2.73m Two arched windows to front aspect; radiator; TV point; ceiling light point; fitted carpet.

BEDROOM 4

narrowing to 3ft 6in. 10ft 10in x 5ft 1in

3.30 m x 2.32m to 1.06m Window to front aspect; ceiling light point; fitted carpet.

BATHROOM A white suite comprising a panelled bath with shower attachment; separate shower over and glass screen; low level wc; pedestal wash basin; fully tiled walls; floor tiling with underfloor heating; heated towel rail; wall mirror with light over; ceiling light point; extractor fan.

OUTSIDE The property is approached over a shingle driveway off Priory Road with parking space for several vehicles. A hand gate opens to the enclosed attractive courtyard garden with views over the estuary; courtesy lighting and outside water supply.

The patio continues to the rear of the property to the main garden with decking and steps down to a pleasant and good sized enclosed garden. The garden is lawned with well stocked borders containing a wide selection of mature planting. A picket fence divides the garden from the vegetable plot area with two timber sheds and a greenhouse.

Situated in the garden is a log cabin with power and lighting. An ideal summerhouse or home office.
Floorplan for Old Custom House, Blythburgh, Nr Southwold