Blaxhall, Woodbridge, Suffolk | Guide Price, £290,000

A pretty 19th C. detached cottage situated on the edge of Blaxhall and abuts Stone Common. The cottage benefits from a pretty garden, garage and car port. The accommodation includes 2 en-suite bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor, a sitting room with an inglenook and a large kitchen.
An detached enchanting period cottage which is situated in a semi-rural location on the edge of the pretty and sought after Suffolk village of Blaxhall. The property which abuts Stone Common, benefits from a garage and car port at the rear. There are pretty gardens to the front and back of the cottage and views over open Suffolk countryside. The property is thought to date from the 19th century and retains many lovely period features including exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace in the sitting room. The property was extended in 2003 to create a large second bedroom on the ground floor and an en-suite wet room which was designed for disabled access. The master bedroom, on the first floor has a shower and WC en-suite. The ground floor bedroom, which opens to the garden via French windows could be used alternatively as another reception room or a studio, music or work room. The kitchen/breakfast room is generously proportioned and benefits from a wide stable door to the garden which is also designed to allow for wheelchair access. The cottage benefits from double glazing and oil-fired central heating together with 14 solar panels which offer a monthly return and reduced electricity price. There is a wood burner in the sitting room. An internal inspection is strongly recommended in order to fully appreciate the standard and versatility 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.

VIEWING By appointment with Jennie Jones Estate Agents 01728 605511

LOCAL AUTHORITY Suffolk Coastal District Council, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1RT

Tel: 01394 383789

SERVICES Mains water, electricity, and drainage.

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