3 Church Cottages is a beautifully restored, thatched 17th Century, Grade II Listed terraced cottage, standing in the heart of the attractive village of Friston and only a short drive to the popular destinations of Aldeburgh, Thorpeness and Snape. The cottage was fully restored in 2013, including rewiring and plumbing. Internally the property retains a wealth of period features, including exposed oak frame work and original brick and oak boarded flooring. You are welcomed into the property via a stable door opening into a heavily beamed sitting/dining/kitchen with a wood burning stove and original brick flooring. Stairs lead to the first floor master bedroom and en suite. Outside the property enjoys an attractive cottage garden, which overlooks the church.
3 Church Cottages is well located for access to the Heritage Coast at the popular villages of Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich and Thorpeness and also popular nature reserves such as Minsmere, located just to the north of Westleton. The nearby town of Saxmundham provides a range of day to day facilities including, two supermarkets, a high street with a variety of shops and a train station with access to London via Ipswich. The village of Snape only 2 miles to the south lies at the head of the River Alde and close to Snape Maltings, home to the famous Aldeburgh Music Festival. The popular coastal town of Aldeburgh is also 2 miles to the east and is centrally positioned on the Suffolk Heritage Coastline and offers an excellent range of restaurants, pubs, shops and cinema. The town also offers fantastic recreational facilities including sailing, fishing and an exceptional golf course. Seven miles to the south east lies the pretty village of Orford, where there is sailing on the River Ore, together with good pubs, shops and coffee shops, and also a 12th Century castle.
Open Plan Sitting/Dining/Kitchen - Beautiful, heavily beamed dual aspect room offering views over the gardens and church beyond. Impressive deep brick inglenook fireplace with timber bressumer beam, housing a wood burning stove. Original brick flooring, Storage cupboard to one side of fireplace with plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Hand built kitchen by Vale Designs with a range of wall and base units with granite work surfaces, incorporating 2 bowl stainless steel sink units, Neff 4 ring induction hob/oven, integrated Neff dishwasher and integrated Neff fridge with freezer compartment.
First Floor - Stairs lead up to the first floor.
Bedroom 1 - Spacious bedroom. Original fireplace (not in use) and original wide oak flooring.
En Suite - Modern bathroom suite with tumbled limestone floor with under floor heating and exposed beams. Free standing bath with separate shower head attachment, WC, Neptune counter top washstand, heated towel rail and storage cupboard housing electric boiler.
Garden - Accessed by both front and rear doors from pathways leading along the terrace of cottages from the Church and Village Hall car park, the garden lies to the south side of the cottage and is enclosed by original low red brick walling and established hedging. It features a sun terrace, positioned to enjoy the morning sun. The remaining garden is partly laid to lawn with a newly planted wide wild flower bed. There is a paved pathway leading to a garden summerhouse at the foot of the garden with services laid (The current owners obtained consent to convert into guest accommodation/studio). A bin area is screened from the garden behind woven willow fencing.
Agents Note: There are two pedestrian rights of way across the front and back of the terrace of cottages. The first is to the north side of the cottage to the front door and the second is to the rear of the cottages leading to the garden.
Attractive Cottage Gardens
Grade II Listed Cottage
Successful Holiday Let
Views Of The Church
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