Leiston Road Aldringham | £325,000

A most attractive and spacious four bedroom semi detached Victorian cottage with a beautiful, private and sunny landscaped garden, close to Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. Centrally heated by gas-fired radiators, with three bathrooms, study, 2 reception rooms, conservatory, study and utility room.
A deceptively spacious four bedroom semi-detached cottage

which is situated in a prominent position at the heart of the popular Suffolk village of Aldringham, close to Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. The cottage which has been sympathetically extended and modernised, benefits from an enchanting, sunny and secluded rear garden. The accommodation is heated by gas-fired radiators and includes a large sitting room, a separate dining room, study, fitted kitchen and large utility room. There is also a Victorian style heated conservatory and a very useful down stairs shower room. The four well-proportioned bedrooms are served by a family bathroom and an en-suite shower room. The owners have also added a delightful, south facing, heated vine house. The garden is a key feature of the property. It has been landscaped with a raised patio, a pergola and outside dining area, an illuminated water feature and a variety of fruit and ornamental trees. There is a knot herb garden with a box hedge and well stocked herbaceous borders. The garden faces south and west and has a lovely Mediterranean feel, offering a good degree of privacy and plenty of sunshine. The cottage lies within a couple of minutes walk from the excellent Parrot and Punchbowl public house and restaurant. The local shops at Leiston and Aldeburgh are within convenient reach and there are wonderful footpaths for dog walkers, nearby, through heath and woodland. The property is ideally situated for access to beautiful unspoilt beaches and nature reserves at Aldringham Fen and North Warren.

This part of Suffolk is a haven for artists, writers and musicians. Aldringham has nature reserves on its door step and is within close proximity of the Heritage Coast, the seaside town of Aldeburgh and its neighbouring fantasy village of Thorpeness. Leiston, which is about a mile away has good local shops, a sports centre and cinema. The town's proud industrial heritage is celebrated by the excellent Long Shop Museum. Aldeburgh has fine restaurants, local shops and galleries. There is a beautiful and unspoilt shingle beach which stretches to Thorpeness: a fantasy village created by Glencairn Ogilvie in the early part of the twentieth century. There are golf courses at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness and sailing clubs on the River Alde. The world class Snape Maltings Concert Hall is just a few minutes drive away and is home to the Aldeburgh Festival. Other attractions in the area include RSPB Minsmere (which has played host to the BBC Spring Watch programme), and the ancient castles at Framlingham and Orford. The nearest railway station is 5 miles away at Saxmundham with connecting services to London, Cambridge and Norwich. Saxmundham has Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets and a small weekly market.

The accommodation comprises

ENTRANCE HALL Sold front door, lovely exposed brick floor which extends into the study.

INNER HALL Tiled floor, stairs to the first floor landing, turned balustrades, radiator, under stair recess.


2.69m x 1.74m Front aspect, double glazed window, wall light point, glazed door to the utility room.


2.85m x 2.72m A large utility room with iroko work top, Belfast sink with A Franke mixer tap and tiled splash back, cupboard under, base level units, plumbing for washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, space for a tall fridge/freezer, bespoke drying cupboard, radiator, down lighters, lovely exposed brick floor, French windows open out to the garden. Wall mounted gas-fired boiler and water softener.


5.95m x 3.32m Front aspect room with secondary glazed window and pretty bay window. Two radiators, dado rail, fitted carpet, attractive ornamental fireplace with delft tiles, carved hardwood mantel piece and surround, TV point and wall light points.


3.37m x 2.58m Well appointed with teak work tops, single drainer one and a half bowl stainless steel Franke sink with three way tap and sprayer unit. Base level cupboards in a Shaker style, drawer unit, wall mounted cupboards, fitted Rangemaster cooker with extractor hood, tiled floor, plumbing for a dishwasher, down lighters, triple glazed window and stable door to the garden. The kitchen opens to the dining room.


2.97m x 2.61m Radiator, tiled floor, shelved pantry, sliding patio door opens to the conservatory. Door to the shower room.

SHOWER ROOM Tiled shower cubicle, WC and wash basin, extractor fan, down lighters. Electric wall heater and tiled floor.


3.49m x 3.48m Victorian style conservatory with uPVC double glazed windows, fitted blinds, Mandarin stone tiled floor, radiator, telephone point, TV point, uplighters.

LANDING Access to the roof space, panel doors off to the bedrooms, fitted carpet.


4.91m x 3.31m Double aspect room with double glazed windows and views over Suffolk farmland. Radiator, fitted carpet, wall light points, oak ledged doors, deep built in wardrobe.


1.70m x 1.78m Shower cubicle with sliding doors, WC., porcelain bowl sink with mixer tap and cupboard under, Amtico tiled floor and walls, radiator, double glazed window, down lighters.


3.35m x 3.36m Front aspect room, secondary glazed window overlooking Suffolk farmland, radiator, fitted carpet, fitted range of wardrobes, radiator, fitted dressing table, wall light points, TV point, access to the roof space.


3.97m x 2.67m Rear aspect room, triple glazed window overlooking the garden, radiator, fitted carpet.


3.30m x 2.52m Front aspect room, secondary glazed window with views over Suffolk farm land, fitted carpet, wall light points, radiator, telephone point.


3.37m x 1.65m Panel enclosed bath with shower over bath and fitted shower screen, bidet, wash basin with mixer tap, WC with concealed cistern, Amtico tiled floor, ladder towel rail/radiator, triple glazed window, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, down lighters.



4.82m x 1.34m A bespoke timber framed, double glazed, south facing outside room with fitted plant staging, established fig tree and grape vine, quarry tiled floor, sink and tap, electric radiator, power points and lighting. Door from the garden.

THE GARDEN A notable feature of the property with a south and west aspect. The garden is enclosed and offers good privacy with side pedestrian access from the front. The owners have landscaped and planted the garden with a wealth of herbaceous plants, fruit and ornamental trees. The raised patio, ornamental water feature (which is illuminated) and the pergola dining area create a Mediterranean feel to the outside space. The fruit trees include varieties of apple, a cherry, bay and quince. There is a herb garden with box knot hedging and a soft fruit garden area including loganberries and raspberries. The garden benefits from an outside tap, uplighters, downlighters and courtesy lighting. The front garden is bordered by a picket fence and is well stocked with herbaceous plants.

DIRECTIONS: From Aldeburgh, proceed north out along the Leiston Road. Proceed into Aldringham and at the cross roads, by the Parrott and Punchbowl, turn left then first right into the driveway of The New Craft Barn.

PARKING There is a small driveway to the front of the cottage.

TENURE Freehold.

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

SERVICES Mains water, gas, drainage and electricity.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through Jennie Jones Estate Agents:

SAXMUNDHAM (01728) 605511.

email: saxmundham@jennie-jones.com

Floorplan for Leiston Road Aldringham