Friston, Saxmundham | Guide Price, £439,000

An enchanting detached cottage with a delightful garden located at the heart of village just a short walk from the pub. 3 spacious bedrooms, fabulous en-suite bathroom, family shower room, sitting room with fireplace; dining room and snug/study. Well appointed kitchen, utility room, workshop/studio.
A delightful three bedroom detached 19th century cottage which has been sympathetically extended to provide a versatile range of accommodation, plus an integral workspace. The cottage is situated at the heart of the pretty Suffolk village of Friston within a very short walk of the village public house and the village green. The cottage, which is centrally heated by oil-fired radiators features a double aspect sitting room which has a beautiful bow window that overlooks the garden, a separate dining room which has an imposing Georgian fireplace and a delightful snug/study. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of cupboards and has an integrated induction hob and electric oven, a dishwasher and fridge and freezer. There is also a useful utility room with appliance space for a washing machine and a condensing tumble dryer. The water softener and oil-fired boiler are also located within the utility room. The first floor bedrooms are generously proportioned and are all double rooms. Bedroom one is particularly spacious and benefits from a very large en-suite dressing room and bathroom. This bathroom has a roll top bath and a shower cubicle and there are built in wardrobes which extend into the eaves spaces. Bedrooms two and three share a smart family shower room. The property has a shingle driveway to the side which affords good off street parking space. Immediately behind the cottage is a south facing courtyard area which has space for sun and shaded seating. There is a canopy porch which forms a small veranda which in turn opens to the work room. Presently used as a workshop, this room has a sink and could be used as an art room or a home office. The workroom is an integral part of the house and could be included into the living space (subject to consents and building regulations). A metal gate opens from the part-walled courtyard into the garden, which is laid to lawn and interspersed with well stocked and well maintained borders. There are herbaceous plants and shrubs and established ornamental and fruit trees. There is a useful shed and a composting area. The garden has pathways and delightful seating areas for sun and shade.

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. (Not visible from this property).



ENTRANCE HALL; SITTING ROOM 6.18m x 3.02 plus window bay; DINING ROOM 3.98m x 3.06m; STUDY/SNUG 3.06m x 2.55m; KITCHEN 3.13m x 3.08m; UTILITY ROOM 2.05m x 1.81m; FIRST FLOOR LANDING; BEDROOM ONE 4.29m x 2.99m; EN-SUITE BATHROOM AND DRESSING ROOM 3.29m x 3.06m; BEDROOM TWO 3.87m x 3.06m; BEDROOM THREE 3.06m x 2.66m; SHOWER ROOM 1.87m x 1.81m plus recess; INTEGRAL WORKROOM/STUDIO 3.22m x 3.06m



SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage. .

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