Church Hill, Sternfield, IP17
- Beautifully presented period cottage
- Three bedrooms
- Charming south-west facing garden
- Off street parking for two cars
- Superb location
- 967 sq.ft / 89.9 sq.m
Fromus Cottage is a beautifully presented 3 bedroom period cottage of 967 sq. ft (89.9 sq. m) situated in the small hamlet of Sternfield. This deceptively spacious cottage comprises an entrance porch, downstairs cloakroom, two reception rooms (sitting room and a dining room), kitchen/breakfast room. On the first floor are three double bedrooms and a very nicely presented family bathroom. The property has some lovely features including sash windows, stripped internal doors, along with a beautiful wood burning stove in the sitting room. The windows to the front of the house and the side window in the dining room are all secondary glazed.
Fromus Cottage is perfectly located to enjoy the Suffolk Coast, countryside and market towns. The train station is a mile away and from there it's a 2 hour journey into Liverpool Street Station, London. There is an abundance of great pubs, farm shops and boutique stores within a 10 mile radius. Waitrose is a mile away.
Aldeburgh is a 10 minute drive from the cottage. It's lovely to start the day with a dip in the sea and move on to one of the cafes for breakfast. Aldeburgh has the best fish and chip shops for miles around, a handful of restaurants, boutique shops and artisan bakery and butchery.
Snape Maltings is 3 miles from the cottage. It's lovely to cycle to the world famous concert hall that provides an abundance of world class culture on the doorstep. Snape is host to the Aldeburgh Music Festival in June that features classical music and in August the Proms features a much more eclectic range of music and dance. The Maltings is a great starting point for walks along the River Alde to Iken or through the forest and country trail to Aldeburgh.
Suffolk coast has numerous festivals including literary, poetry, theatre, new theatre, documentary films, arts, notably the Alde Valley Spring Festival. Latitude festival is just a 20 minute drive up the A12 from Fromus Cottage.
From the cottage you can walk inland through the upper Alde Valley. The beautiful landscape is gently undulating and hosts a number of very pretty villages.
Tunstall forest is just 10 minutes drive from the cottage. The forest has varied woodlands, extensive cycling tracks and a hidden mock prehistoric and roman village. From the mock village it's just another 4 miles is the bucolic village of Orford with it's infamous bakery, self service 'honesty box' newsagents, smokeries in the village and on the quay and lighthouse in the distance.
Other easily accessible delights include Southwold which has a sandy beach, great shops and eateries. Woodbridge has yet more great shops, a quayside with houseboats and cafes. Inland, Framlingham has the infamous 'castle on the hill', Saturday morning artisan market where locals and visitors hang out, catch up with each other and watch the world go by from the cafes around the market square.
Some think there is an advantage to being slightly inland. Fromus Cottage feels like it's right in the centre of Southwold to the north, Aldeburgh to the east, Woodbridge to the south and Framlingham to the west.
Whilst the sea breeze is a little more mellow here, the sea feels like it's right on the doorstep. Perfect.
FRONT GARDEN Double width pea shingle driveway with flower and shrub borders and pathway leading to:
WOODEN GLAZED ENTRANCE DOOR TO:
PORCH Brick flooring. Radiator. Spotlight. Door to:
SITTING ROOM Sash window to front aspect. Radiator. Feature wood burning stove with wooden bressumer beam over. Built-in double storage cupboard. Spotlights.
DINING ROOM Dual aspect windows. Spotlights. Radiator. Feature brick surround. Recess with built-in floor to ceiling bookshelves. Door leading to:
STUDY Window to side aspect. Radiator.
INNER LOBBY Stairs leading to first floor. Door to kitchen. Door to downstairs cloakroom.
DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM A two piece suite comprising of low flush W.C. and wash handbasin. Spotlight. Radiator.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A lovely rustic kitchen fitted with a matching range of base and wall mounted units with oak work surfaces over. Inset butler sink and mixer tap. Window to side aspect. Integrated slimline dishwasher. Electric cooker point with extractor fan above. Quarry tiled chequerboard effect flooring. Double doors leading to patio. Single door leading to the side. Tiling to splashbacks. Latch door to pantry with fitted shelves, power and light connected.
LANDING Cupboard housing hot water tank. Spotlights. Radiator. Stripped doors leading to:
BEDROOM 1 Window to side aspect. Radiator.
BEDROOM 2 Exposed floorboards. Radiator. Sash window to front aspect.
BEDROOM 3 Sash window to front aspect. Feature fireplace. Exposed floorboards. Bespoke built-in double storage cupboard in recess with shelving above.
BATHROOM A three piece suite comprising of panel enclosed bath with telephone style mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash handbasin and low flush W.C. Radiator. Heated towel rail. Painted floorboards. Double glazed window to side aspect. Spotlights. Extractor fan. Feature tongue and groove wood panelling to walls.
REAR GARDEN A particular selling feature of this cottage is the rear garden with raised terrace offering lovely views. Concealed oil fired tank. SHED with plumbing for washing machine, power and light connected. Outside tap. Pedestrian side access. The garden is laid mainly to lawn with feature decking area and pergola, well stocked with a variety of flowers and shrubs. Brick built OUTHOUSE. Covered log store.
Guide price: £350,000 subject to contract
Energy Performance CertificatesEPC 1
Church Hill, Sternfield, IP17
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Saxmundham Station1.0 miles
- Wickham Market Station5.4 miles
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