Friston, Saxmundham | £465,000

A stunning single-storey house in set in 0.25acres (sts) with a south facing landscaped garden abutting the green. 3 dble bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room with woodburner, dining hall, superb kitchen/breakfast room, utility, plus studio and orangery, garage. Walking distance of the Chequers pub.
A stunning single storey three bedroom house with a studio and orangery situated at the end of a private lane at the very heart of this pretty Suffolk village backing onto the village green and within a short walk of the Chequers village pub. The property, which occupies a generous sized plot: thought to extend to about 0.25 acres (subject to survey) with a beautiful landscaped garden, has been subject to an extensive programme of extension and modernisation. The property offers a wonderful opportunity for home working. The studio, which has a wood burner, is attached to the garage and has an adjacent w.c. The studio opens through to a large purpose built orangery which overlooks and opens out to the garden. The driveway is accessed via a five bar gate and affords excellent parking with space for boat trailers etc. The house has been imaginatively designed and features a spacious open plan dining/reception hall that opens through to a superbly appointed kitchen/breakfast room. There is also a large an useful utility room. The sitting room, which faces south, is located at the back of the house and opens out to a sheltered sun deck and the landscaped rear garden. The sitting room has a bamboo floor and a contemporary wood burning stove. The three double bedrooms are served by a very smart family bathroom and a superb en-suite shower room. The house is beautifully presented throughout.

The garden is a notable feature of this property. The owners have invested considerable time and money landscaping and planting the garden, creating seating areas for sun and shade, including a loggia for al-fresco dining. There is a bespoke brick garden wall and a lovely water feature. There are established specimen and fruit trees, evergreen shrubs, herbaceous borders and spring bulbs. The garden has a large garden shed and a greenhouse with a potting behind. There is planning consent approved to erect a cart lodge and to extend the living space of the house. Plans area available for inspection at the property.

Friston has a large village green, an active village hall and pub "The Chequers". The village lies conveniently between Aldeburgh and the market town of Saxmundham with easy access to the neighbouring village of Snape, famous for its world class Maltings Concert Hall, home to the Aldeburgh Festival. Saxmundham, which has a Wednesday market and Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, also benefits from a good range of shops. Its railway station provides connecting services to London. The seaside town of Aldeburgh has an excellent range of local shops with art galleries and fine restaurants. There are golf courses at Aldeburgh, Thorpeness and Halesworth with sailing on the rivers Deben and Alde/Ore. Nature reserves in the area include RSPB Minsmere, Havergate Island, Snape Warren and North Warren. The village sits on the edge of the popular Sandlings Walk which ls a walk through the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from Southwold to Ipswich.

Applicants may be aware of the proposals from Scottish Power for a new installation on the far side of the village.

DINING/RECEPTION HALL Front door, uPVC double glazed window overlooks the garden and the studio. Porcelain tiled floor, radiator, lantern ceiling sky-light, ceiling down lighters, fitted bookshelf, airing cupboard with slatted shelves and radiator, access to roof space. Oak doors lead off to the sitting room and bedrooms.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A double aspect room with uPVC double glazed windows overlooking the garden and affording a winter view of the village church. Porcelain tiled floor, feature wall with glass block insets. A superbly appointed kitchen with bespoke polished granite work top and carved drainer over a stainless steel sink. Extensive range of base level, gloss-white cupboards and drawers, tall larder unit; integrated dishwasher, four ring induction hob, eye-level oven and combination oven and microwave. Glass splashback to hob with a cooker hood above, space for tall fridge/freezer, radiators, ceiling down lighters, pendant lights, smoke alarm.

UTILITY ROOM A large and useful utility room with a casement door from the garden, tiled floor, roll edged laminated work tops with single drainer stainless steel sink, cupboards under, plumbing for washing machine, water softener, Worcester oil-fired boiler, tall broom cupboard.

SITTING ROOM A double aspect room with uPVC double glazed window and south facing patio doors that open to the sun deck and afford a view of the village green, towards the old post mill. Lovely bamboo flooring, impressive contemporary wood burner, radiator, TV point and fitted bookshelves.

BEDROOM ONE Rear aspect room with uPVC double glazed south facing window overlooking the garden. Lovely bamboo flooring, double built in wardrobe. Door to the en-suite shower room.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Superbly appointed with a wide shower cubicle, vanity enclosed wash basin, WC., tiled floor, tall chrome towel rail/radiator, uPVC double glazed window, electric shaver point, ceiling down lighters.

BEDROOM TWO Front aspect room with uPVC double glazed window overlooks the front garden and the studio, porcelain tiled floor, radiator, coved ceiling, fitted bookshelves, TV point, sun pipe.

BEDROOM THREE Rear aspect room with south facing uPVC double glazed window overlooking the garden, fitted carpet, coved ceiling.

FAMILY BATHROOM Double end bath with mixer tap, vanity enclosed wash basin, WC., tiled shower cubicle, fitted vanity mirror, chrome heated towel rail/radiator, porcelain tiled floor, coved ceiling, extractor fan, uPVC double glazed window, electric shaver point.

THE STUDIO uPVC double glazed picture window, ceiling down lighters , wood burning stove, fitted shelves, door from the garage. The Studio opens to the Orangery.

GARAGE Divided from the garage, with a courtesy door; up and over vehicular door, power connected. W.C. WC., wash basin.

ORANGERY South facing mono-pitched double glazed roof. uPVC double glazed windows and French windows out to the garden, tiled floor. This space is used for entertaining and could be incorporated into the studio as additional workspace.

There are outside lights, water supply and power points.

TENURE Freehold SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage. There is a concealed oil storage tank for the central heating and how water system.


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