Edge of Eastbridge Close to Minsmere | Guide Price, £385,000

Edge of Eastbridge, close to RSPB Minsmere, and walking distance of the Eels Foot Inn and the beach. A secluded Victorian three bedroom detached cottage with a large garden. In need of general updating, great character and potential. Garage and parking. Large open plan living space. Must be seen!
A detached 19th century three bedroom cottage in a rural location close to RSPB Minsmere and the many attractions of the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. The cottage, which was extended about forty years ago, offers a flexible range of accommodation which includes an open plan, split-level sitting room and dining room, a kitchen/breakfast room, study, cloakroom and garden room. The three well proportioned bedrooms are served by a family bathroom and the property is heated by oil-fired radiators. There is also a pretty fireplace and wood burner in the sitting room. The large sunny and private rear garden is a notable feature of the property. It is screened by mature hedges and abuts countryside. There is a large garage to the front of the cottage and a driveway with ample off street parking. The cottage, which is in a unique and special location, offers scope for modernisation and development. It deserves an early internal inspection.

Flash 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 Part glazed front door, quarry tiled step, glazed door to the entrance hall.

ENTRANCE HALL A large hall with an open tread staircase leading up to the first floor landing. Radiator, fitted carpet, smoke alarm, oil fired boiler, secondary glazed window, back door to the rear porch.

REAR PORCH Brick built lockable cupboards, cupboard housing electric consumer units.


WC., wash basin, tiled splash backs, mirror, secondary glazed window, fitted carpet.


3.20m x 1.65m uPVC double glazed window, radiator, fitted carpet.


3.98m x 3.95m Secondary glazed window, radiator, brick fireplace with wood burner, exposed beam. The sitting room opens with a step down to the dining room.


3.70m x 2.43m Rear aspect room, secondary glazed window overlooks the garden, radiator, parquet floor. French windows open into the garden room.


3.27m x 2.34m Two pairs of sliding, double glazed patio doors open out to the garden. Light and power connected.


2.99m x 3.62m uPVC double glazed windows. Single drainer stainless steel sink, formica work top, cupboard under, base level units and wall mounted cupboards, electric cooker point, space for fridge, plumbing for washing machine, radiator, vinyl floor, glass fronted, built in cabinets. Glazed door from the sitting room. Door to the entrance hall.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Access to the loft space, shelved broom cupboard, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, immersion heater, slatted shelves.


3.65m x 3.05m Double aspect room with uPVC double glazed window and view of the garden and countryside beyond, radiator, fitted carpet, large built in wardrobe.


3.98m max. x 3.05m Rear aspect room, uPVC double glazed window with views of the garden and countryside beyond, radiator, fitted carpet, large built in wardrobe.


2.47m x 2.44m Front aspect room, secondary glazed window with views over open countryside, fitted carpet, built in wardrobe.

BATHROOM Panel enclosed bath, WC., pedestal wash basin, tiled walls, secondary glazed window, fitted carpet, vanity mirror, electric shaver point, wall mounted electric heater.


4.96m x 3.93m Electrically operated up and over door, power connected. Courtesy door.

FRONT The property is approached via a tarmac driveway which affords off street parking in front of the garage. There is a side pedestrian gate leading to the rear garden.

REAR The rear garden slopes gently away from the house and is of a generous size. Enclosed and flanked by mature mixed hedging, the garden is laid to lawn and interspersed with trees and shrubs. Herbaceous borders, fruit cage. There is a paved patio/sun terrace.

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

DIRECTIONS: From the A12 at Yoxford, take the B1122 towards Leiston and proceed through Middleton Moor and on to Theberton. Proceed past the White Lion pub and at the cross roads, turn left in Onners Lane and proceed to the next cross roads. Proceed across and Flash Cottage will be found on the left.

SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Drainage to private system.


TENURE Freehold

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: http://sizewell.edfenergyconsultation.info
Floorplan for Edge of Eastbridge Close to Minsmere