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Location Aldhurst Farmhouse is positioned in a lovely rural and tranquil location, just off Abbey Lane to the south of Theberton and north of Leiston, approximately two miles inland from the Suffolk coastline. Leiston itself offers a good range of amenities including a Co-op supermarket, doctors and dental surgeries, library, swimming pool/sports complex and cinema. Theberton is a small village but with a good public house.
The popular coastal destinations of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness are both within close proximity. The famous Snape Maltings concert hall is approximately 5 miles and Saxmundham, with its railway station and Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, lies about 6 miles to the west. The A12 main road is easily accessible. The County town of Ipswich lies about 25 miles to the south west.
Description Aldhurst Farmhouse is a detached Victorian property which has been in a farming familys ownership for over 65 years. Although the property benefits from double glazing, oil fired central heating and a relatively modern kitchen, it is now in need of renovation and refurbishment internally. However, many of the original features remain, namely the lovely fireplaces, picture rails, wooden floors and doors. In more recent years the current owners did undertake some improvements; adding a conservatory, insulating the walls and roof and re-roofing the property. The accommodation comprises a spacious entrance hall, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, pantry, sitting room, conservatory, cloakroom and utility/store room on the ground floor together with four bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.
Outside formal gardens and grounds surround the house and there is also a small range of outbuildings and pre-fabricated double garage. Adjoining the property to the south and west is a 2.75 acre paddock, which is laid to grass and enclosed within established hedging. In all, the property extends to approximately 3.25 acres.
Directions Proceeding north on the A12 by-pass the town of Saxmundham and continue on to Yoxford. Take the right turn - B1122 - signposted to Theberton and Leiston. Continue along this road, passing through Theberton and on past Leiston Abbey. Just after the Abbey take the next turning right onto Abbey Lane. Continue on this road for approximately &8531; mile and the property will be found on the left hand side.
Ground Floor A double glazed UPVC front door provides access to the
Entrance Hall West. With large window providing views to the side, door to store room, radiator, stairs to first floor and further doors to
Dining Room 1310 x 13 (4.22m x 3.96m) North and West. A twin aspect room with views over the front drive, side gardens and paddock beyond. The focal point of the room is a lovely Victorian fireplace with inset tiles and stone surround. Radiator. Interconnecting door through to the sitting room and further door through to the
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 126 x 123 (3.81m x 3.73m) East. With range of base level and wall mounted cupboard and drawer units with granite effect roll top worksurface over incorporating a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap, four ring Hotpoint electric hob and high level Hotpoint double oven and grill. Window overlooking the side gardens and outbuildings, part glazed UVPC door to the side gardens, radiator and door to good size understairs storage cupboard. Large open fireplace with carved surround housing the Trianco oil fired boiler for domestic hot water and central heating together with flanking cupboard housing the lagged hot water cylinder. Door to
Pantry 127 x 45 (3.81m x 1.35m) East. With fitted shelving and window overlooking the side gardens.
A door from the Kitchen/Breakfast room opens into the
Sitting Room 1311 x 138 (4.24m x 4.17m) West (and South-west through Conservatory). A light room with views (through the conservatory) over the rear gardens as well as a large window providing views to the side. Open fireplace with tiled surround and hearth, interconnecting door to the dining room, radiator, shelving and fully glazed sliding door through to the
Conservatory 124 x 68 (3.76m x 2.03m) East, West and South. Providing lovely views over the formal gardens and towards the land beyond. Fully double glazed with Perspex roof sitting on a brick plinth, part glazed door to the garden, pamment tile flooring and radiator.
Further doors from the Entrance Hall provide access to the
Cloakroom With low flush WC, pedestal wash basin and radiator.
Utility/Store Room 96 x 9 (2.9m x 2.74m) East. With concrete floor, butlers sink and door to the side gardens.
Stairs from the Entrance Hall rise to the
Landing With radiator, fireplace with carved Victorian surround, built-in shelved cupboard and doors leading to
Bedroom One 138 x 1211 (4.17m x 3.94m) South and West. Probably the principal bedroom with twin aspects providing lovely views over the gardens, paddock and farmland beyond. Fireplace with carved surround, polished boarded floors and radiator.
Bedroom Two 131 x 125 (3.99m x 3.78m) North and West. Another light bedroom benefitting from twin aspects with views over the front drive and beyond and over the side gardens, paddock and surrounding farmland. Victorian fireplace with carved surround, radiator and built-in wardrobe cupboard.
Bedroom Three 128 x 9 (3.86m x 2.74m) North and East. With two large windows providing views over the front drive and farmland beyond as well as to the side gardens. Polished boarded floor and radiator.
Bedroom Four 92 x 88 (2.79m x 2.64m) East. With views over the side gardens, outbuildings and farmland beyond.
Bathroom With suite comprising panelled bath, low flush WC and pedestal wash basin. Radiator and shelving.
Outside Aldhurst Farmhouse is set well back off a quiet country road approached over a tarmac driveway, which is flanked by gardens. These are mainly laid to grass, but incorporate a number of established cherry and apple trees as well as some specimen flowers and shrubs. The driveway continues to the front of the house where there is a parking and turning area as well as the double garage, approximately 20 x 20. A path leads from the drive beside the house and back door and on to the range of outbuildings at the rear. Of brick construction under a mono-pitch slate roof, the building is divided into four, measuring approximately 30 x 10 overall, with one of the stores containing the old copper.
A gate provides access to the rear gardens. Again, these are mainly laid to lawn, but enclosed within a mixture of established hedging and fencing and incorporating a number of established trees and well stocked borders containing Spring bulbs, perennials and shrubs. These gardens continue beside the house, returning to the front gardens and drive. Adjoining the property to the south and west is a paddock which extends to approximately 2.75 acres. This is down to grass and enclosed within established hedging on all sides. There is also a field shelter (approximately 20 x 12). In all, Aldhurst Farmhouse extends to approximately 3.25 acres.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent.
Services Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Interested parties should note that the water supply comes via Aldhurst Farm and the purchaser will be required to install a sub-meter within two months of purchasing the farmhouse. Thereafter, the owners of Aldhurst Farm will recharge the cost of the water consumed.
Council Tax Band E; £1,897.18 payable per annum 2012/2013
Local Authority Suffolk Coastal District Council; Melton Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1AU; Tel: 01394 383789
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