Snape, Suffolk


Guide Price
Sold STC | Beautiful Grade II Listed Cottage
4 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | 2 Bathrooms

About the property

DESCRIPTION Waterfields Cottage is an impressive Grade II listed property believed to date back to the late 18th century. The property is set in mature grounds and is bordered by the River Fromus. Despite popular belief that the property is so-called because of it’s proximity to the river, it is understood that Waterfields is named after General Waterfield, who bequeathed the property to two sisters. It has an interesting history including at one time being occupied as the parish workhouse.

The location is simply stunning. The house, set in an approximate five acre plot (subject to survey and measurement) at the end of a no through lane, enjoys an incredibly private and secluded location with direct access to myriad footpaths across open Suffolk countryside.

There are four double bedrooms served by a bathroom, shower room and first floor WC. The ground floor includes a farmhouse kitchen/dining room, a living room, drawing room and conservatory. There is a study, a utility room and a very useful cellar. The annexe has a double bedroom, bathroom, sitting room/dining room and kitchen. The property has many lovely architectural features including an impressive inglenook fireplace with a Jotul woodburning stove in the living room and a working 19th century fireplace in the drawing room. There are beautiful polished English elm and oak floorboards in the reception rooms and a wealth of exposed beams.

This is a substantial property and the accommodation could be rearranged as required for personal, business or multi-generational living.

LOCATION Snape has three family-friendly bistro pubs and the internationally famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall, with surrounding shops and café. Snape is equidistant between the Mediaeval fishing village of Orford and the popular resort town of Aldeburgh, both within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and all connected by the Rivers Alde and Ore. The nearby market town of Saxmundham benefits from a branch line railway station that connects to London Liverpool St via Ipswich and two supermarkets, and only a short distance away is Friday Street Farm Shop, with café, butchers and fishmongers, selling local produce and groceries.


ENTRANCE PORCH Part glazed front door to the living room.

LIVING ROOM Front aspect room, beautiful polished English elm floorboards, exposed beams, magnificent inglenook fireplace with oak beam, in-board seats and Jotul wood burning stove. Two radiators, door to hall, drawing room and kitchen.

DRAWING ROOM A triple aspect room opening, via French windows, to the conservatory. Beautiful polished oak floorboards, lovely 19th century open fireplace with moulded surround and marble hearth. Two radiators and four wall lights, TV point.

CONSERVATORY Timber framed windows and double doors from the garden. Exposed brick plinth and back wall, wooden staging.

HALL Casement door to the garden, stairs to the first-floor landing, under stair cupboard. Door to the cloakroom, pamment tiled floor with underfloor heating.

CLOAKROOM Pedestal wash basin, WC. tiled splash backs, heated towel rail/radiator, under stair recess, wall light, coat hooks, double glazed window. Pamment tiled floor with underfloor heating.

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN/DINING ROOM Double aspect room fitted with shaker style cabinets under polished oak work tops. Single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drinking water tap. Extensive range of base and matching wall units. Recess for American fridge/freezer or range cooker, space for LPG cooker with stainless steel splash back and cooker hood, plumbing for dishwasher, ledged doors to the cellar and study. Pamment tiled floor with underfloor heating.

PORCH/UTILITY ROOM Casement door to the garden, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, wall mounted cupboard, water softener, pamment tiled floor.

CELLAR Hot water cylinder, oil-fired boiler, electric consumer units, window to rear, light and power points, shelves for preserve jars, pamment tiled floor.

STUDY Rear aspect, double glazed window, fitted shelves, polished oak floorboards, radiator. Back stairs to the first-floor landing.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Rear aspect, secondary glazed dormer window, fitted carpet, radiator, ledged doors leading off, wall lights, smoke detector.

BEDROOM ONE Double aspect room, fitted carpet, two radiators, views of the garden and the woods.

ENSUITE Panel enclosed bath with shower over the bath and shower screen, pedestal wash basin, WC, heated towel rail/radiator, vinyl floor, down lighters, wall mounted electric heater, vanity light and shaver point, extractor fan.

BEDROOM TWO Double aspect room with views of the garden and woodland, fitted carpet, radiator.

BEDROOM THREE Front aspect room with views of the garden and countryside beyond, fitted carpet, radiator, exposed beams, access to the roof space.

BEDROOM FOUR Double aspect room with views of the garden, 19th century fireplace with mantelpiece, fitted carpet, two radiators.

SHOWER ROOM Corner shower cubicle with sliding shower screen, WC, pedestal wash basin, vinyl floor, heated towel rail/radiator, wall mounted electric heater, extractor fan.

SEPERATE WC Pedestal wash basin and WC., vinyl floor, vanity light, heated towel rail/radiator.


ENTRANCE HALL Front door, polished oak floorboards, smoke alarm, built in cloaks cupboard.

SITTING/DINING ROOM Double aspect room, two radiators, polished oak floorboards, TV point.

KITCHEN Fitted with shaker style units, polished oak work tops, single drainer stainless steel sink, base level cupboards and drawers, wall mounted units, electric cooker point, cooker hood, space for fridge/freezer, polished oak floorboards. Access to roof space.

BEDROOM Front aspect window, radiator, polished oak floorboards.

BATHROOM Panel enclosed bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, shower screen, wash basin, WC, vinyl floor, wall mounted electric heater, heated towel rail/radiator.

THE OUTBUILDINGS All the outbuildings have electricity and water connected.

DOUBLE GARAGE 17′ 5" x 17′ 5" (5.32m x 5.32m) Two up and over doors, fitted shelves, personal door to the garden. Located to the eastern side of the house and accessed from the main driveway and parking area.

CARTLODGE 19′ 8" x 19′ 3" (6.00m x 5.87m) Located to the south west of the property, accessed via the garden and a separate field gate from the lane. Double open bay with door into workshop.

WORKSHOP 19′ 8" x 12′ 11" (6.00m x 3.96m) Door from the cart lodge and door from the garden., fitted shelves.

GARDEN STORE 20′ 1" x 9′ 4" (6.13m x 2.87m) Located in the vegetable garden, a substantial garden shed with ramped access for a lawn mower.

STUDIO/RETREAT 16′ 9" x 12′ 7" (5.13m x 3.86m) Located on the rear field with weather board elevations under a tiled roof. Triple aspect room with French windows. There is water connected with a sink. Night storage heater.

OUTSIDE AND GARDENS The property is approached via a five-bar gate and driveway leading to the double garage and turning/parking area with a second five bar gate providing access to the cartlodge, workshop and further parking.

The formal garden area which extends to the front and wraps around the house, is mainly laid to lawn and planted with many bulbs, with established shrubs and herbaceous plants, including box hedges, roses and a mature wisteria. The house is flanked with a long, south facing paved sun terrace, with a further five bar gate and pedestrian gate providing access to the field, studio and vegetable garden. There is an oil storage tank to the rear of the house, outside lighting and an extensive network of water pipes providing water to the grounds with various standpipes. There is an area of rough pasture and adjoining lightly wooded grounds with a variety of mature trees and past the woodland area is a fenced boundary and footpath which cuts across the River Fromus to meadowland beyond.

OUTGOINGS Details can be obtained from the East Suffolk Council.

VIEWINGS Please contact Flick & Son, 134 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AQ for an appointment to view. Email: Tel: 01728 452469 Ref: 19648/CB.

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