Blaxhall, Woodbridge, Suffolk | Offers In Region Of, £300,000


18th century 2 bed terrace cottage + meadow of about 3/4 acre (sts) on edge of the village. Sitting room with fireplace, smart kitchen/diner,conservatory,shower room, pretty garden. The meadow benefits from vehicular access,off street parking, small garage and has been sown with wild flowers.
A very rare chance to acquire a 18th century cottage and a meadow which is situated in a rural location on the edge of the pretty Suffolk village of Blaxhall overlooking open Suffolk countryside. This enchanting cottage, which is mid-terraced, is to be sold with a meadow that is thought to extend to about 3/4 of an acre. The meadow benefits from vehicular access and has historically been used for rearing livestock. This field has been sown with wild flowers and could be of particular interest to a conservationist. There are field shelters and an area that has been cultivated for vegetables. The driveway to the meadow affords good off street parking in front of a small garage. The cottage is beautifully presented for sale and was extended in the latter part of the 20th century. The original parts feature exposed timbers and the sitting room has a large fireplace and wood burner. The accommodation is heated by electric radiators and panel heaters, with underfloor heating in the shower room. The property is double glazed. In addition to the good sized sitting room, there is a smart and well appointed kitchen/breakfast room which opens to an attractive conservatory that in turn opens out to the rear garden. The first floor bedrooms are both double rooms and they both enjoy views over the surrounding countryside. We strongly recommend an early appointment to view.

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.

ENTRANCE PORCH uPVC double glazed front door and windows, tiled step, part glazed door to the sitting room.

SITTING ROOM

3.79m x 3.75m Front aspect uPVC double glazed window with fabulous views over open Suffolk countryside. Electric radiator, telephone and TV points, cupboard housing electric consumer units, oak flooring, exposed beams, deep fireplace with wood burning stove and oak bresummer beam, brick hearth. Fitted cupboards and shelves to the recesses either side of the chimney breast. Door opens to the staircase. Under stair cupboard.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

3.58m x 2.52m Beautifully appointed with marbled work tops, corner stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Range of base level units and matching wall units. Integrated washing machine and fridge, four ring ceramic electric hob with cooker hood and double oven, pelmet work top lighting, ceiling spot lights. Glazed door to the conservatory.

CONSERVATORY

2.51m x 2.32m uPVC double glazed windows and French windows to the garden, vinyl flooring, electric radiator, wall light.

REAR LOBBY Oak flooring, uPVC double glazed door to the garden, oak ledged door to the shower room.

SHOWER ROOM A contemporary suite with low-threshold shower cubicle, shower screen, rain shower head and hand held shower, ceramic bowl wash basin with cupboard under, WC with concealed cistern, tiled walls and floor, chrome towel rail/radiator, electric under floor heating, uPVC double glazed window.

LANDING BEDROOM (TWO)

4.28m x 3.74m Front aspect uPVC double glazed window with fabulous views over open countryside, fitted carpet, electric panel heater, exposed brick chimney breast, built in wardrobe, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and immersion heater. Door opens to bedroom one.

BEDROOM ONE

3.63m x 3.45m Rear aspect uPVC double glazed window with view of the garden and countryside, vaulted ceiling, electric panel heater, fitted carpet.

REAR GARDEN A delightful cottage garden that abuts open farmland at the rear. The garden is enclosed and laid to lawn with flower borders and established shrubs and fruit trees. Two timber sheds, one of which has power connected. Outside tap and light. Pedestrian right of way in favour of number 3 over the neighbouring property.

FRONT GARDEN Enclosed with a box and rosemary hedge. Views over open Suffolk countryside.

THE MEADOW Thought to extend to about 3/4 acre (subject to detailed survey and measurement). Enclosed by tall mixed hedges, laid to grass with wild flowers. The meadow has historically been used for livestock and there are field shelters from sheep or goats. Part of the meadow has been cultivated for vegetables. There is a driveway with good off street parking and a small GARAGE.

SERVICES Mains water electricity. Private drainage system. No services to the meadow.

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 straight across at the cross roads, follow the road round to the left and take the next right. Proceed towards the village hall and bear to the left. Proceed along this road (Station Road) and the cottage will be found on the right hand.

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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