Theberton, Leiston | £425,000

A beautiful Grade II listed period attached house: three double bedrooms and three bathrooms, sitting room and large dining room with inglenook fireplaces and beams, breakfast room and smart fitted kitchen; lovely landscaped rear garden, off street parking. Oil fired central heating. No onward chain
A beautiful Grade II listed period end of row "double" cottage which is situated in a quiet unadopted lane within walking distance of the village pub and close to Eastbridge and RSPB Minsmere nature reserve. The property, which has been carefully maintained, has three double bedrooms and three reception rooms. Each bedroom benefits from its own adjacent bathroom and the third bedroom is conveniently located on the ground floor with its own door to the garden, making it a perfect room for guests. The large sitting room has a fabulous oak plank wall and an impressive inglenook with an open fire grate. The dining room is also well-proportioned and has its own inglenook and open fire. The kitchen is fitted with contemporary units and opens through to a breakfast room which in turn leads out to the landscaped and private rear garden. The cottage is centrally heated by oil-fired radiators and has exposed timbers throughout. The rear garden has been attractively landscaped with a lawn and a large paved terrace with a pergola that provides the ideal space for outdoor entertaining. There is a west facing terrace at the front where the garden incorporates evergreen ornamental hedges and a peashingle driveway. There is an additional area of land which locates a good sized timber shed. The lane at Rattla Corner leads to a footpath through open Suffolk farmland and countryside. There are wonderful walks and cycle routes in this area leading to Eastbridge and Minsmere and unspoilt Suffolk beaches.

Lime Tree 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.

ENTRANCE PORCH Part glazed front door, radiator, quarry tiled floor, exposed beams, coat hooks, ledged door to the guest shower room.

GUEST SHOWER ROOM Tiled shower cubicle with shower screen, vanity enclosed wash basin with cupboard under, W.C., mirror; two double glazed windows, down lighters, quarry tiled floor, radiator.

GUEST BEDROOM (BEDROOM THREE) Adjacent to the shower room and benefitting from its own access to the landscaped rear garden via a casement door. Radiator, fitted carpet, built in wardrobe, exposed beam, wall lights.

DINING ROOM Front aspect leaded window, casement door to the front (west) terrace and garden. Polished oak flooring, radiator. Small inglenook with open grate, fitted cupboard and recessed bookcase to the side, door to the second staircase; door opens to the kitchen. The dining room opens into the sitting room.

SITTING ROOM A casement window and door opens to the front terrace, oak flooring and stunning oak plank panelling to the north wall. Fabulous inglenook with open fire basket and large bressumer beam above, fitted cupboards to the side of the fireplace and first staircase leads up to the master suite on the first floor. TV point, radiator. Opens through to the breakfast room.

BREAKFAST ROOM Rear aspect window and casement door to the rear terrace and landscaped garden, Amtico flooring, radiator, thermostat, smoke alarm. Step down to the kitchen.

KITCHEN Smart contemporary kitchen with laminated work tops and single drainer double bowl stainless steel sink, mixer tap and splash backs. White gloss base level cupboards and drawers, matching wall units and tall larder units, four ring electric hob with hood; double oven. Plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine, oil-fired boiler; down lighters. Rear aspect window overlooks the landscaped garden.


MASTER BEDROOM Front aspect double glazed window, fitted carpet, exposed tie beam, radiator. Low communicating door to the second bedroom (if required); door to the en-suite shower room.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM A smart white suite comprises a wide shower cubicle with sliding shower screen; pedestal wash basin with mixer tap; bidet and WC. With concealed cistern, vinyl flooring, radiator, exposed beam, double glazed velux window, down lighters, electric shaver point and vanity light, fitted wardrobes and blanket cupboards.


LANDING Exposed tie beam, fitted carpet. Access to roof space, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and shelves. Doors to the second bedroom and bathroom.

SECOND BEDROOM Front aspect double glazed window, expose tie beam, fitted wardrobes and blanket cupboards house the electric consumer units. Fitted carpet, radiator.

BATHROOM White suite comprises: panel enclosed bath; W.C.; bidet and pedestal wash basin, electric shaver point and vanity light. Dormer window, vinyl floor, exposed beam, down lighters, radiator and electric heated towel rail.

OUTSIDE The property is approached via an un-adopted lane which gives access to the footpath and the farm. On the west side of the lane is an additional area of land owned by Lime Tree Cottage and upon which is sited a useful timber shed. A peashingle driveway to the east of the lane opens into the front of the property and provides off street parking. The front garden is landscaped with a lawn, raised paved terrace, established ornamental hedges, flower beds and shrubs, an outside light and tap and a side gate to the rear.

The rear landscaped garden is enclosed and private; laid to lawn with a large paved terrace with pergola, retaining sleeper walls and flower beds, established shrubs and ornamental hedges. Outside lights, useful brick shed and oil tank.

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


SERVICES Mains electricity, water and drainage (to be confirmed).


VIEWING By appointment through Jennie Jones Estate Agents:

SAXMUNDHAM (01728) 605511.


DIRECTIONS From the A12 proceed to Yoxford and take the B1122 towards Leiston passing through Middleton Moor to the village of Theberton. Turn left at the church towards Eastbridge and follow this lane past the village hall. Take the next left into Rattla Corner down the unadopted lane. Lime Tree Cottage will be found on the right hand side at the end of the row.

NOTE Applicants may be aware of proposals relating to Sizewell C power station. Further details are available from Jennie Jones Estate Agents.

Floorplan for Theberton, Leiston