Butley, Woodbridge | £375,000

A delightful 4 bedroom semi-detached cottage in a semi-rural position on the edge of Butley: ideally located for Woodbridge and the Heritage Coast. Large garden abuts countryside, good parking and small garage/workshop, fabulous open plan kitchen/living room, sitting room, conservatory, 2 bathrooms.
A delightful four bedroom semi -detached cottage which is located in a semi-rural position on the edge of the beautiful village of Butley, abutting and overlooking open Suffolk countryside. The cottage was formerly a pair of 19th century terraced cottages which were amalgamated and later extended in the 1980s to the present owner's specification to create a spacious and versatile range of family accommodation which has been ideal for entertaining and home working. The property benefits from a large south facing garden which extends to about one fifth of an acre (subject to survey). The garden offers a good degree of privacy and has space for boats/trailers etc. There is a detached single garage which has potential for conversion to a home office or studio. The accommodation includes three large first floor bedrooms, which are served by a family bathroom, and a very useful ground floor master bedroom and shower room. The ground floor bedroom could alternatively be used as an extra reception room or study. The sitting room, which has a multi-fuel stove, incorporates a study area which in turn opens into a delightful, large and sunny conservatory. The extension was designed by local architect Graham Hussey who has created a fabulous open plan, contemporary living/dining room with a galley kitchen area beneath a dramatic beamed and vaulted roof. This space has a sleeping deck above it which is accessed by a specially made ladder. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke wooden work tops and cabinets and has a stable door to the garden. This part of the house has a lovely exposed brick floor and windows that overlook the garden and countryside beyond. We strongly recommend an early appointment to view the cottage in order to appreciate the charm and potential Valley View has to offer.

This part of Suffolk is a haven for naturalists, artists and musicians. Butley, which is well known for its historic mills, lies within convenient reach of the well-served riverside market town of Woodbridge and the village of Orford with its ancient castle. Both locations are very popular with the sailing fraternity. The world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall which is home to the internationally renowned Aldeburgh Festival, is a popular attraction and there are wonderful estuary walks along the Sailors Path, Iken Cliff, Bawdsey and Ramsholt and woodland walks at nearby Tunstall Forest. The attractions of Orford and Aldeburgh lie within convenient reach by car and there are nature reserves nearby including Snape Marshes, RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich Heath, Shingle Street and Havergate Island. There is a railway station at Melton with connecting services (via Ipswich) to London, Cambridge and Norwich. The neighbouring village of Chillesford has a wonderful pub and restaurant: The Froize Inn. There are footpaths close to Valley View which provide excellent dog walking access to heath and woodlands.

Viewing arrangements By appointment through Jennie Jones Estate Agents: SAXMUNDHAM (01728) 605511.email: saxmundham@jennie-jones.com

ENTRANCE LOBBY Oak plank front door, exposed brick floor, coat hooks. The lobby opens to the kitchen/dining/living room.

OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING/LIVING ROOM A fabulous open plan reception room with a galley kitchen. This room was built to the owners specification and designed by local architect Graham Hussey and features a vaulted, beamed ceiling with sleeping deck/storage area above the kitchen (accessible by a ladder). This room overlooks the garden and has double glazed windows with integrated blinds. The floor is of exposed brick. This space is lit by a number of ceiling spotlights. The galley kitchen comprises bespoke wooden cabinets and drawers and has hardwood work tops with an inset one and a half bowl enamel sink and a four ring electric hob. There is a shelf for a combination oven, plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a fridge/freezer. Under floor heating; stable door opens to the garden. Door to the sitting room and concealed sliding door opens to the conservatory.


SITTING ROOM AND STUDY AREA Double glazed front aspect window, fireplace with inset multi-fuel stove with a back boiler to provide hot water and supply the bathroom radiator, fitted shelved cupboard and deep under stair cupboard. Cork tiled floor, glazed door to the conservatory.

CONSERVATORY uPVC double glazed windows and roof (with fitted blinds and top opening vents), casement door leads outside to the pergola and French windows directly out to the garden. Exposed brick floor, wall light.


Bedroom one is adjacent to the ground floor shower room . Alternatively this bedroom could be used as a second sitting room.


LOBBY With deep fitted shelves, cork tiled flooring and doors off to the master bedroom

BEDROOM ONE Double glazed front aspect window, fitted blinds, lovely working fireplace with an 18th century iron grate, recesses either side of the chimney breast for bookshelves. 


SHOWER ROOM Tiled shower cubicle with Triton electric shower, wash basin and WC., plumbing for washing machine and wall mounted cupboards. Wall mounted electric heater, feature port hole window and uPVC double glazed window to the side.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING Fitted carpet, access to the roof space, rear facing window with a lower vent from the conservatory and views of the rear garden.

BEDROOM TWO Front aspect double glazed window with views towards open farmland. Feature 19th century fireplace (not in use) fitted wardrobes and airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and immersion heater, wall light, fitted carpet.


BEDROOM THREE Front aspect double glazed window with views towards open farmland, fitted carpet, access to roof space.


BEDROOM FOUR Rear aspect room with uPVC double glazed window and views over the garden and countryside beyond, fitted carpet, fitted shelf and hanging rail.


BATHROOM A large family bathroom with a panel enclosed bath, WC and pedestal wash basin. Radiator, wall mounted electric heater. Views of the garden and countryside beyond.


OUTSIDE A large south facing garden of approximately 1/5th of an acre (subject to survey) abutting open countryside with views over the bracken towards light woodland. The garden is laid mainly to grass with a large central flower bed, established shrubs and trees that include a plum, pear and coppiced Ash. There is a sheltered patio beneath a pergola (to the side of the conservatory) which has a very useful Butler sink and cold water tap. There is a further paved terrace which has a garden seat and pergola. Brick built tool shed, timber garden shed. There are gates from the driveway into the garden which provide access for boat trailers etc.

The driveway at the front provides ample off street parking.

GARAGE/WORKSHOP Double timber doors, power connected and courtesy door to a small veranda. There is potential to convert this building to a garden office or studio.

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


SERVICES Mains electricity and water. Drainage to a private system. Solar panels provide a feed in tariff: details to be confirmed by the seller.


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