Westleton, Nr Heritage Coast, Suffolk
Entrance hall, open plan sitting/dining room, kitchen, utility room and boot room. Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Two further double bedrooms and a family shower room. Detached timber garage/workshop. Ample off-road parking. Generous plot with enclosed gardens.
Location The popular East Suffolk village of Westleton has a thriving community and boasts a good range of amenities including a well-stocked village store and post office, the impressive Westleton Crown Hotel, and the White Horse public house. The village green hosts the annual Barrell Fair, drawing crowds from afar. The heritage coast is easily accessible at nearby Dunwich, as is the internationally renowned RSPB Minsmere nature reserve, recently home of the BBC Spring Watch programme. From the property, you can enjoy the tranquillity of a walk across the heath to Minsmere.
The market town of Saxmundham lies a short drive to the south-west and has a good range of shops on its traditional high street, together with both Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets. The railway station at Darsham is about 2½ miles away and lies on the East Suffolk line, giving access to Ipswich with connections to London’s Liverpool Street station. The world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall and the Britten-Pears Music School can be found at Snape Maltings, which is approximately 7 miles from the property. There is golf, sailing and an abundance of excellent restaurants and shops at the well known seaside resorts of Southwold and Aldeburgh, which are both approximately 9 miles away.
Description Little Oaks occupies a generous plot on the edge of the popular village of Westleton, with rural views. During the current vendor’s tenure, the property has undergone a schedule of renovation and refurbishment. It has been extended to accommodate a stunning open plan sitting/dining room with vaulted ceilings and large picture windows making the most of the elevated views. Doors open out to the rear terrace, creating a very “outside/inside” living space. There is an opening from here to the kitchen, which has a separate utility room. There is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms, a further shower room and a boot room. The majority of the property benefits from engineered oak flooring, with the exception of the kitchen, boot room, utility room and bathrooms. Its simple clean lines create the most wonderful light filled rooms.
In 2017, work commenced on renovation and refurbishment and the property was completely remodelled. The extension, which houses the sitting/dining room, was constructed with weather boarded elevations, giving the property a contemporary but traditional look. At this time an air source heat pump and upgraded insulation were installed, with underfloor heating through the sitting/dining room and the utility room, and the remainder of the property being served by wall-mounted radiators. New windows and doors were fitted throughout, with new kitchens and bathroom installed.
The garden is mainly laid to lawn with terraced gardens to the side which have been cleverly designed by Gladwells. There are raised beds, which give a perfect backdrop to a seating area, as well as a timber shed, log store, potting shed, outside taps and vegetable gardens.
Ground Floor A partially glazed front door flanked by obscured window to side opens to the
Entrance Hall With vaulted ceiling and internal window. Engineered oak flooring. A door opens to the
Sitting/Dining Room 19’0 x 14’2 (5.79m x 4.32m) plus 15’2 x 11’2 (4.62m x 3.40m) A triple aspect L-shaped room with windows to front overlooking the garden and fields beyond, the side overlooking the garden and terraced seating area, and to the rear. The sitting room has two Velux skylights and vaulted ceilings. Large redbrick chimney breast with recessed wood burning stove on a slate hearth. Vitsœ shelving, which will remain, and spotlight tracks. The dining area has a window to the rear and French doors leading out to the garden, with two further Velux skylights. Range of built-in cupboards under an oak worktop. Opening through to the kitchen. From the dining room, a door leads to the
Inner Hall Vertical radiator, access to loft, and built-in storage cupboard with shelving. Concealed door off to
Kitchen 10’4 x 10’0 (3.15m x 3.05m) Vaulted ceiling and two Velux skylights. A matching range of fitted base units with oak worktop incorporating a one and a half bowl single-drainer ceramic sink unit with mixer tap over and oak upstands. Stoves range cooker with induction hob, double oven, grill and plate warming drawer. Tiled splashback and black Stoves extractor hood over. Slimline dishwasher (which will remain) and space for fridge. Vertical radiator, ceramic tiled flooring, oak shelving and track spotlighting. A partially glazed door opens to the
Utility Room 9’0 x 6’2 (2.74m x 1.88m) Window to rear and door to garden. Vaulted ceiling, ceramic tiled flooring and space for appliances. Butler sink with taps over, drainer and tiled splashback. Water softener, plumbing for washing machine, and underfloor heating to the utility room.
From the inner hall, another partially glazed door leads to the
Boot Room 10’2 x 4’8 (3.10m x 1.42m) Ceramic tiled flooring and part glazed door to garden. Cupboard concealing the pressurised water cylinders for the air source heat pump, the hot water cylinder and the controls for the heating system.
A door from the inner hall leads to the
Master Bedroom 16’8 x 9’11 (5.08m x 3.02m) A good-sized double room with windows to front aspect and built-in cupboard with hanging rail and shelving. This also houses the meters. Vertical radiator and engineered oak flooring. A door opens to the
En-Suite Bathroom Window to front with obscured glazing. Built-in double shower cubicle in tiled surround with mains-fed drencher shower over, extractor fan, recessed lighting, bath in tiled surround with mixer tap over, vertical radiator, hidden cistern WC with shelf above, and wall-hung basin in tiled surround with mixer tap over.
Bedroom Two 12’7 x 12’2 (3.84m x 3.71m) A double bedroom with windows to front, Vitsœ shelving (which will remain), vertical radiator and engineered oak flooring. Wardrobes (which will remain) with hanging rail, shelving and drawers under.
Bedroom Three 12’7 x 9’5 (3.84m x 2.87m) Another double bedroom with window to front and engineered oak flooring.
Family Shower Room Comprising fully tiled double shower cubicle with mains fed drencher shower, recessed lighting, extractor fan, high level window to rear with obscured glazing, wall-hung basin with mixer tap over, and hidden cistern WC recessed into tiled surround with oak shelf over. Vertical radiator.
Outside The property is approached from the highway via a drive that provides off-road parking for two vehicles. This leads to a gate which give access to a further parking area for several vehicles and a timber-framed garage. A pathway from the drive leads to the front garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with established shrub and flower borders. The pathway continues to the front door and is flanked by lavender beds. There are also strawberry/raspberry beds and a range of mixed vegetable beds to the front of the garden, which is predominantly south facing. This area is enclosed by hedging and fencing.
The garden sweeps round to the side of the property where it has been cleverly landscaped with private terraced seating areas to make the most of the views to the front. There is an outside water tap and a seating area immediately outside the dining room with raised beds.
A raised bed runs around the back of the property to another area where there is an outside tap and gated access to the parking area. Here there are further raised beds, a potting shed, tool shed and log storage area. The garage/workshop has timber doors to the front and is now in need of some moderate repair or replacement, but would be a suitable area for a home office, further garage or another workshop.
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Services Mains water, electricity and drainage connected. Air source heat pump. Fibre optic broadband.
Council Tax Band E; £2,254.77 payable per annum 2021/2022.
Local Authority East Suffolk Council; East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1RT; Tel: 01394 383789.
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3. Whilst the property currently enjoys rural views to the front, the land opposite has been added to the Local Development Plan. Please contact the agent for further details.
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