3 bedroom cottage for saleGrundisburgh, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
Location Saddlers Cottage is set within a Conservation Area, just a short distance from the centre of the popular and desirable village of Grundisburgh. The village has an impressive church, a primary school, an excellent public house, The Dog, which has previously won many awards for its food, a village store and post office, and village playingfields, which benefit from tennis courts.
Grundisburgh is also ideally located for both the historic market town of Woodbridge, approximately 3 miles to the south-east, as well as the County Town of Ipswich, some 6 miles to the south-west. Fast Inter-City trains from Ipswich to London's Liverpool Street station take just over the hour. Woodbridge is best known locally for its picturesque riverside setting with marina and associated boat services. It is also highly regarded for its good choice of schooling in both state and private sectors and offers a variety of shops, restaurants, a cinema and theatre, and recreational facilities. The Heritage Coast lies within 12 miles with popular centres such as Orford, Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Walberswick and Southwold all within easy reach.
Description Saddlers Cottage comprises a delightful 'chocolate box' Grade II Listed thatched cottage, that now warrants renovation and refurbishment throughout. According to the listing status, the original parts of Saddlers Cottage are likely to date from the 15th and 17th Centuries with some later additions that have been undertaken over the years.
Having been in the same family's ownership for approximately 40 years, and having been let on a secure tenancy for the majority of that time, the property now requires renovation and refurbishment throughout. This is likely to include the reconfiguration of the accommodation to create a bathroom on the first floor, and possibly incorporating the old scullery, subject to the necessary consents.
Outside Saddlers Cottage benefits from delightful gardens and grounds which extend to approximately 0.44 acres in all.
Overage An overage clause will be added to the contract whereby if planning is achieved for any additional dwelling(s) in the grounds within the next 30 years, the vendor will receive 30% of the uplift in value. For the avoidance of doubt, please note that this does not effect the erection of any extensions to the cottage.
Survey Bearing in mind that the cottage requires substantial renovation, the vendors have commissioned an independent structural survey by James Aldridge Surveyors at a cost of £900. A copy of the survey can be emailed to interested parties or available to view at the office of Clarke & Simpson. Please note that upon completion it will be assigned by James Aldridge to the purchaser who will be under an obligation to reimburse the cost to the vendors.
Ground Floor A solid wood front door opens into the
Entrance Hall With exposed ceiling timbers and wide opening through to the
Sitting Room 18'x 13'3 (5.49m x 4.04m) A light twin aspect reception room with good ceiling height of approximately 6'6 to underside of the tie beam. The focal point of the room is the exposed brick fireplace with brick and pamment tile hearth. Large windows overlooking the front and rear gardens, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, night storage heater and stairs to first floor.
A door from the Entrance Hall opens into the
Dining Room 17'8 x 12' (5.38m x 3.66m) Also twin aspect with good views of the front and rear gardens. Ceiling height of approximately 6'3 to underside of tie beam. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers, and fireplace with impressive bressumer beam over. Night storage heater. Door to understairs storage cupboard and door to the Rear Porch, with a door to the outside.
Doors from the Dining Room provide access to the
Kitchen 10'5 x 9' (3.18m x 2.74m) With window on the gable end providing lovely views over the gardens and grounds. Basic range of units incorporating an enamelled sink with drainer, and plumbing connections for washing machine.
From the Dining Room a door opens to an Inner Lobby with door to
Bathroom With panelled bath, mounted wash basin and WC. Wall mounted electric convector heater and door to Airing Cupboard.
Stairs from the Sitting Room rise to the
Landing Partly vaulted and with doors off to
Bedroom One 17'5 x 13' (5.31m x 3.96m) A substantial double bedroom with windows on the front elevation and gable end.
Bedroom Two 17'5 x 10'9 (5.31m x 3.28m)(walk-through and L-shaped) With window on the front elevation providing good views of the front gardens and village street. Door to large walk-in cupboard and second door to smaller storage cupboard. Telephone point and door to
Bedroom Three 17'5 x 11'4 (5.31m x 3.45m) A pretty double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and window on the gable elevation providing good views over the gardens.
Outside Saddlers Cottage is set well back from the village street with a pedestrian access via a low level picket gate. This opens onto a concrete and shingle pathway that leads up to the front door. The pathway is flanked by good sized front gardens that are laid to grass for ease of maintenance, and which are enclosed and extremely private, being set behind high level established hedging. To the side of Saddlers Cottage is a vehicular access, where there is a shingle driveway. Beside the drive is an additional area of garden where there are two established ash trees. This area could be utilised for the parking and turning of vehicles, or potentially a cartlodge/garage could be constructed, subject to the necessary consents.
Adjoining the Sitting Room, to the west, and accessed from outside, is the Former Scullery containing an old fire range and copper. This room measures approximately 16'2 x 9'6 (4.93m x 2.9m) and has potential to provide ancillary accommodation to Saddlers Cottage, subject to the necessary consents.
The driveway continues to a five bar gate that opens onto the rear gardens. These are quite substantial, and again laid to grass for ease of maintenance. A young beech hedge separates the gardens that immediately surround Saddlers Cottage from the main gardens, and further to the east there are apple, plum and hazelnut trees. The boundary with Woodbridge Road comprises a high established hedge that provides a great deal of screening and privacy.
The rear boundary, to the south, is currently post and wire, but a purchaser will be required to erect a more permanent fence along this boundary to a minimum standard of 6' close boarded panels. These works are to take place within three months of the sale completing and will be subject to the appropriate Conservation Area consent.
In all, the gardens and grounds of Saddlers Cottage extend to approximately 0.44 acres.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent.
Services Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Council Tax Band D; £1,503.39 payable per annum 2016/2017
Local Authority Suffolk Coastal District Council; Melton Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1AU; Tel: 01394 383789
NOTE 1. These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers or lessees in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn. No warranty can be given for any of the services or equipment at the property and no tests have been carried out to ensure that heating, electrical or plumbing systems and equipment are fully operational. Any distances, room aspects and measurements which are given are approximate only. No guarantee can be given that any planning permissions or building regulations have been applied for or approved.
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