Highbury Cottages, Leiston | £279,950


A lovely three storey Victorian terraced house in a semi-rural location on the western edge of Leiston with far reaching views over open countryside. Open plan sitting room and dining room, smart modern kitchen, utility room, shower room, bathroom, three double bedrooms, private garden, parking.
A lovely three storey Victorian House in a semi-rural location located on the edge of Leiston within convenient reach of the town and the attractions of the Suffolk Heritage Coast. The property, which retains many of its delightful period architectural features, has been extended into the roof space and offers a versatile range of accommodation that includes a wonderful open plan sitting room/dining room and a very smart contemporary kitchen. There is a useful ground floor shower room and a large utility room/cloakroom. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom with a roll top bath. The top floor comprises a wonderful master bedroom which has a double aspect and spectacular views over open undulating Suffolk countryside. Vehicular access is at the rear of the property where there is parking. The garden, which has been designed for easy maintenance, is enclosed and secluded, laid to lawn with a seating area that is laid to shingle. 2 Highbury Cottages is most attractively presented and deserves an early inspection to appreciate the character and versatility of the accommodation offered within.

Highbury Cottages is ideally located for access to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold. There are excellent local amenities at nearby Leiston and Saxmundham. Leiston's proud industrial heritage is celebrated by the Long Shop Museum which honours the Garrett engineering firm that was responsible for the development of the town during the last two centuries. There is a cinema and a sports centre in Leiston with access to Sizewell beach which is popular with dog walkers. Saxmundham has a railway station with connecting services to London, Cambridge and Norwich. There is a Waitrose supermarket and a Tesco supermarket together with local shops and restaurants. Aldeburgh, with its unspoilt shingle beach, has art galleries and fine restaurants together with golf and sailing clubs. The area has become synonymous with writers, artists and musicians. Nearby Snape Maltings is home to the internationally renowned Aldeburgh Festival. There are stunning nature reserves at Minsmere, North Warren, Shingle Street and Havergate Island.

ENTRANCE HALL Front door with part glazed stained glass panels, night storage heater, fitted carpet, stairs to the first floor landing with turned balustrades, stair carpet, under stair cupboard, pine panel door opens to the dining room.

DINING ROOM 3.96m x 3.32m Rear aspect secondary glazed window, polished pine floor boards, lovely fireplace with a multi-fuel stove, base level cupboard. The dining area opens through to the sitting room.

SITTING ROOM 3.94m x 3.49m into bay. Front aspect room with secondary glazed window that affords views over open Suffolk countryside, polished floor boards, lovely open fireplace with inset tiles and ornate moulded surround and mantelpiece, wall lights.

KITCHEN A smart contemporary kitchen with laminated work tops and polycarbonate sink with mixer tap. Base level units and basket shelves, two nests of drawers, wine rack. Integrated dishwasher, four ring electric ceramic hob, electric oven beneath, stainless steel cooker hood, microwave oven, glass fronted display cabinet, ceiling down lighters, vinyl flooring, double glazed casement window, pine panelled door to the lobby.

LOBBY Door to the back garden, space for tall fridge/freezer. Door to the utility room.

UTILITY ROOM/CLOAKROOM 2.16m X 1.81m W.C.; laminated work tops with double bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and cupboard under, plumbing for washing machine, fitted shelves, double glazed window, vinyl flooring.

SHOWER ROOM Wide tiled shower cubicle, vanity enclosed wash basin with mixer tap and cupboard under, W.C., wainscot, vanity mirror, sash window, vinyl floor, down lighters.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Fitted carpet, pine panelled doors off, electric consumer units, polished floor boards, electric panel heater, staircase to the second floor landing. Fitted stair carpet.

BEDROOM TWO 3.93m x 3.51m Front aspect room with sash window, views over open Suffolk countryside, electric panel heater, polished floor boards, Victorian fireplace with moulded surround.

BEDROOM THREE 3.35m x 3.35m Rear aspect secondary glazed sash window, electric panel heater, polished floorboards, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and slatted shelves.

BATHROOM Roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash basin and W.C. Vinyl flooring, down lighters, double glazed sash window.

SECOND FLOOR

BEDROOM ONE 4.74m x 4.67m A double aspect room with double glazed velux windows and a large double glazed dormer window which affords a fabulous view of the surrounding countryside, fitted carpet and built in eaves storage, smoke alarm, vaulted ceiling.

FRONT GARDEN laid to grass with a foot path to the front door.

REAR GARDEN Enclosed, with a lawn and shingled seating area. A rear pedestrian gate. Leads to the parking area at the back.

PARKING For two cars. Access is via a private and shared driveway.

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

EPC - E

SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Floorplan for Highbury Cottages, Leiston