Kelsale, Saxmundham | Guide Price, £345,000

A detached 19th century house with a lovely garden and useful outbuilding located on the edge of Kelsale in a prominent position. In need of modernisation, this former pub offers the perfect space for home working. 2 receptions, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 12m. former skittle alley/studio/gallery.
A lovely detached period house with a fascinating history. As its name implies, The Rising Sun is a former public house which occupies a prominent position on what used to be the old London Road (former A12) before the village of Kelsale was bypassed. The property which benefits from a lovely west facing garden, enjoys south sun and a good degree of privacy and seclusion. The house benefits from central heating and has fireplaces in the reception rooms and main bedrooms. There are three first floor bedrooms which are served by a good sized family bathroom. There is also a large shower room on the ground floor. There is a spacious sitting room and a separate dining room at the front of the house. At the back, the former Skittle Alley has been converted to an enormous living room which has exposed timbers and an impressive inglenook with a wood burner. This room can be accessed independently via a side lobby and would make a wonderful work space, studio or gallery. French windows open out from the old Skittle Alley to the garden. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of fitted cupboards and the old Tap Room, has a pretty fireplace and a hatch in the floor which gives access to the cellar. The house has a wealth of period 19th century architectural features including original internal doors and exposed brick floors. The building would benefit from a careful and sympathetic programme of renovation. The garden is a delight. It is laid to lawn with paved seating areas, herbaceous borders, established trees and shrubs and a vehicular access/driveway at the side of the house via double gates. There is a lovely old timber and pantile barn/former stable which has potential for conversion to a number of possible uses. For buyers seeking to work from or looking for a period property with creative space, The Rising Sun is well worth an early appointment to view.

Kelsale is a popular village about a mile and a half from the excellent amenities at Saxmundham. Carlton/Kelsale has its own pub and primary school and is conveniently located for access to the A12 and the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Saxmundham has a Waitrose and a Tesco supermarket. The railway station provides connecting services to London, Norwich and Cambridge. The seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold and some of the county's most beautiful beaches lie within easy reach by car. There are golf courses at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness and a very good sports centre and swimming pool at Leiston. There are sailing clubs of the rivers Alde, Ore and Deben and nature reserves at Minsmere, Havergate Island and Shingle Street. This part of Suffolk has become a haven for writers, artists and musicians. There are galleries in Saxmundham and Aldeburgh and a world class concert hall at Snape Maltings which is home to the Aldeburgh Festival.

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, gas, electricity. Drainage is believed to be a private system


SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION Entrance Lobby; Side Lobby; Sitting room 5.65m x 3.97m; Dining room 4.01m x 3.40m; Old Tap room 3.66m x 2.12m; Cellar 3.29m x 3.54m; Shower room. The Old Skittle Hall/Living room/Studio 12.37m x 3.85m; First floor landing; Bedroom One 4.04m x 3.40m; Bedroom Two 3.96m x 3.27m; Bedroom Three 2.61m x 2.26m; Bathroom 2.41m x 2.10m. The Barn 5.13m x 4.10m

Distance London 106 miles

Ipswich 23 miles

Aldeburgh 9.5 miles

Saxmundham 1.4 miles

Schools Kelsale Primary School

Carlton Road Kelsale, Saxmundham

Telephone: 01728 602297

Saxmundham High School

Seaman Avenue. IP17 1DZ

Telephone 01728 633910 Railway Station Station Approach Saxmundham

Doctor´s surgery Lambsale Meadow

Saxmundham IP17 1DY

Telephone 01728 602022

Supermarkets Tesco Saxmundham

Waitrose Saxmundham

Sports centre Leiston Leisure Centre (pool)

Red House Lane. IP16 4LS

Floorplan for Kelsale, Saxmundham