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Church Road, Friston, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17


5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

This stunning detached period cottage, with ample well-proportioned accommodation arranged over two floors, has been much improved and extended by the current owners creating a magnificent family home. Set in 0.9 acres (subject to survey) in the rural village of Friston, this beautiful cottage is full of wonderful period features including exposed timbers and beams and original fireplaces, and comes with five bedrooms, two separate reception rooms, three bathrooms, a useable cellar, beautifully landscaped gardens, two sets of detached double garages, various outbuildings, and is oil fired central heating. The ground floor bedroom has its own entrance and this, together with the bathroom, could be utilised as a self-contained annexe. As agents, we recommend the earliest possible internal viewing to fully appreciate the proportions of accommodation on offer which comprises impressive entrance hallway, stunning refitted kitchen / breakfast / family room with oak frame extensive and wood burning stove, separate utility room, ground floor cloakroom, snug with wood burning stove, sitting room with open fire, ground floor bedroom and bathroom which could be used as a self-contained annexe, galleried landing, two double and two single bedrooms, and two family bathrooms.

AGENTS NOTE: The vendor has advised us that Church Road in Friston is a Designated Quiet Lane.

One of the garages has a stud partition wall to the rear as it is currently being used as a home office with personal door; there are solar panels but the feed-in tariff has been sold - please contact Palmer & Partners for further details.

There are various infrastructure projects proposed for East Suffolk including a substation in Friston.

The village of Friston lies in a beautiful rural location with its very own popular pub “The Old Chequers” together with active village church and village hall. Friston is the perfect base for visiting some of Suffolk’s most popular towns and villages such as the charming market town of Saxmundham, the pretty coastal town of Aldeburgh, and the 'must-visit' destination of Snape. The surrounding villages and towns offer plenty of shops, bars, cafes, and cinemas and Friston is within close proximity to the world-famous Bird Sanctuary at Minsmere.

Saxmundham offers excellent access by rail and road to many of the popular places to visit along the coast, Aldeburgh is nestled on the river Alde which enjoys breath-taking views both seawards and following the river Alde inland towards Orford, and Snape offers beautiful countryside walks and is home to the renowned Snape Maltings which also provides fantastic river walks and river tours with the River Alde at the Maltings being a haven for birdlife with its expansive estuary.

EPC Rating: E

Outside - Front    The cottage is approached via a double gated driveway with additional pedestrian gate, there are two sets of detached double garages and further outbuildings, and a bespoke oak entrance door opens into:

Entrance Hallway    The impressive hallway has two feature double glazed windows to the front aspect, oak flooring, two radiators, oak staircase leading to the galleried landing, access under the staircase to the cellar (the cellar is dry, currently used as storage and runs under the kitchen), and an opening through to the kitchen / breakfast / family room.

Kitchen / Breakfast / Family Room 30'8" x 21'6" (9.35m x 6.55m). The stunning refitted kitchen has a fantastic oak frame extension with feature wood burning stove and is fitted with a range of matching eye and base level units with LED plinth lighting; Quartz work surfaces; space for Rangemaster cooker with built-in extractor hood over; integrated bin storage and electric SMEG microwave; centre island with Quartz work surface and storage beneath, integrated wine fridge and dishwasher, and one and a half bowl sink with granite drainer unit and mixer tap; oak flooring; underfloor heating with air source heat pump; exposed oak beams and timbers; windows and bi-folding doors opening out to the beautiful rear garden; oak door opening into the walk-in larder which is fully shelved with lighting; and oak door through to:

Utility Room 8'1" x 13'5" (2.46m x 4.1m). Double glazed window and stable door opening out to the rear garden, two sets of bespoke floor-to-ceiling built-in cupboards providing ample storage, work surface with space and plumbing for washing machine beneath, additional appliance space, butler sink, radiator, and door through to:

Cloakroom    Two piece suite comprising low-level WC and hand wash basin, radiator, and double glazed window to the side aspect.

Snug 13'2" x 13' (4.01m x 3.96m). Double glazed window to the side aspect, feature wood burning stove with brick surround, and exposed beam.

Sitting Room 13' x 12'11" (3.96m x 3.94m). Two double glazed windows to the side aspect, wonderful open fire with brick surround, exposed beams and timbers, and door through to:

Ground Floor Bedroom 13' x 12'2" (3.96m x 3.7m). The bedroom has its own entrance and could be used as a self-contained annexe with bathroom; there is a window to the side aspect, radiator, and door through to:

Internal Lobby    Glazed entrance door and door into the bathroom which could also form part of the annexe if required.

Ground Floor Bathroom 12'6" x 7'2" (3.8m x 2.18m). Four piece suite comprising panel enclosed bath, separate fully tiled shower cubicle with electric shower, low-level WC and hand wash basin; tiled splash backs; and double glazed window to the front aspect.

Galleried Landing    Door to an inner landing and two oak steps with door into:

Bedroom 16' x 14'11" (4.88m x 4.55m). The magnificent spacious master bedroom has a double glazed window overlooking the beautiful rear garden, bespoke floor-to-ceiling fitted wardrobes and drawers, and radiator.

Bathroom 5'2" x 8' (1.57m x 2.44m). Three piece suite comprising panel enclosed bath with telephone style mixer tap and shower attachment, low-level WC and hand wash basin; radiator; and double glazed window to the side aspect.

Inner Landing    Porthole style window, radiator, and doors to the remaining bedrooms.

Bedroom 13' x 14'3" (3.96m x 4.34m). Another double bedroom with dual aspect windows, radiator, and exposed brickwork.

Bedroom 7'1" x 9'5" (2.16m x 2.87m). A single bedroom, which is currently being used as a study, with double glazed window to the side aspect and radiator.

Bedroom 7'1" x 7'2" (2.16m x 2.18m). Another single bedroom with double glazed window to the side aspect and exposed timbers.

Family Bathroom 13' x 9'11" (3.96m x 3.02m). A four piece suite comprising jacuzzi spa bath, separate shower cubicle with rainforest showerhead, low-level WC and stylish hand wash basin; heated towel rail; cupboard housing the pressured hot water system; and dual aspect windows.

Outside - Rear    The spectacular garden is a particular selling feature of this charming cottage and has been beautifully landscaped; is predominantly laid to lawn with herbaceous borders; extensive Indian sandstone terrace which is perfect for alfresco entertaining; newly erected pergola; mature trees; summerhouse; outside power and lighting; outside tap; and is fully enclosed and bordered by mature hedging.

Tenure: Freehold





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