Blaxhall, Woodbridge | Guide Price, £335,000

A delightful detached two bedroom cottage in a large sunny plot at the heart of this pretty Suffolk village, within a very short walk the "Ship" pub and within easy reach of Snape Maltings, Orford and Heritage Coast. 2 double bedrooms, sitting room with fireplace, kitchen/diner, bathroom, garage.
A delightful two bedroom detached 19th century cottage which is situated at the heart of the sought after Suffolk village of Blaxhall and lies within a short walk of the village pub and Blaxhall Common. Rose Cottage occupies a large plot and benefits from a sunny mature garden, a driveway with good off street parking and a garage. The cottage, which has been owned by the same family for the past sixty years, has been much loved and well cared for. There is, however, scope to extend and update the accommodation (subject to consents) and an internal inspection is strongly recommended in order to appreciate the character and potential of the accommodation within. There are two large double bedrooms on the first floor. Presently, the master bedroom is accessed via the second bedroom which serves as a landing for the staircase. However this could be easily altered to provide a separated landing and independent access to each bedroom. The sitting room, which has a brick, open fireplace benefits from French windows that lead out to the garden. The kitchen/dining room is fitted and is well lit by double aspect windows. There is a lobby/garden room off the kitchen with a door through to the ground floor bathroom. The cottage has pretty leaded windows and is centrally heated by oil fired radiators.

Blaxhall is a pretty rural village with a well documented social history which has been recorded in recent years by its own residents and published in an excellent book which features a number of photographs from the early 20th century including Corner Cottage. The village's rural history was celebrated by the writer and village resident George Ewart Evans who published a number of books in the 1960s and 1970s including: The Horse in the Furrow, The Farm and the Village and Ask the Fellows who cut the Hay. His interviews with local villagers in and around Blaxhall have provided us with an important historical record of life in rural Suffolk at the time of the Great War and during the last days of working horses on the land. This cottage is typical of the sort of property Evan's subjects lived in and the construction using materials often gleaned from the land is a reminder of just how hard rural life was for most people until the 1970s. Blaxhall has an excellent pub and is ideally located for access to Orford, Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and the neighbouring village of Snape. Snape Maltings is home to the Aldeburgh Festival. There are wonderful walks across Blaxhall Common and through Tunstall Forest with cycle routes through the village and on to Iken and Orford. The nearest railway station is just two villages away at Campsea Ashe where there is a connecting service to London, Cambridge and Norwich via Ipswich.

VIEWING By appointment with Jennie Jones Estate Agents 01728 605511

LOCAL AUTHORITY East Suffolk District Council, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1RTTel: 01394 383789

SERVICES Mains water, electricity, and drainage.


Distance London 102 miles

Ipswich 21 miles

Saxmundham 5 miles

Woodbridge 10 miles

Orford 6.4 miles Schools Snape C of E aided Primary School Church Road. IP17 1QG

Telephone: 01728 688373

Saxmundham High School Seaman Avenue.IP17 1DZ

Telephone 01728 633910 Railway Station Campsea Ashe (Wickham Market)

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
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