Walberswick, Suffolk


Guide Price
For Sale | A Truly Impressive Detached Family Home
6 Bedrooms | 4 Reception Rooms | 6 Bathrooms

About the property

Ground floor: Entrance hall *morning room/study *sitting room *dining room *cloakroom *kitchen/breakfast room/snug *shower room *utility room *boot room *wine room.

First floor: Master bedroom with ensuite private stairs leading to study/sitting area and separate dressing room *guest bedroom with ensuite *bedroom 3 * bedroom 4 *family bathroom

Second floor: Bedroom 5/games room *box room *galleried mezzanine area *family bathroom

Double garage: Annexe suite over garage and log store


Southwold: 8.4 miles, Norwich: 32 miles, Ipswich 33 miles

The Development
Harbour View consists of three detached bespoke homes all built using traditional methods and highest quality materials. Each house has been designed to specifically represent the charm and characteristics of traditional East Suffolk architecture whilst being uniquely different from each other. The build incorporates numerous features to allow local craftsmen to showcase their skills such as bespoke chimneys and brickwork through to the traditional handmade joinery. The development is located at the end of a no through road and via a private drive offering the owner peace and seclusion whilst being conveniently located close to the village shop and a short walk from the two village pubs, tearooms and craft shops.

Mallards is approached via an oak frame entrance porch leading into the main entrance hall which benefits from a feature light well spanning from ground to second floor with roof lantern. The light well floods the centre of the house with natural light which gives Mallards a truly bright and airy feel. Mallards has extensive and well arranged accommodation on three floors. The ground floor accommodation boasts four principle reception rooms. The sitting room has a handmade St Hubert Limestone fireplace with wood burning stove and bi-fold doors to the rear garden. The kitchen/breakfast room/snug is fitted with handmade and hand painted furniture from Rencraft in Kent with Silestone worktops, Miele appliances, Quooker hot tap, a bespoke larder unit with traditional cold shelf and large central island unit incorporating breakfast bar seating with a state of the art Bora induction hob. Bifold doors overlook the garden and the breakfast area has a feature fireplace with oak beam and Nibe glass sided wood burning stove glass hearth. The dining room overlooks the rear garden and the morning room/study is situated at the front of the house with dual aspect windows. The large utility area is accessed via a ‘secret’ door from the kitchen and includes a Neff American style fridge freezer and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. There are large amounts of additional kitchen storage and access to the ground floor shower room . The boot room incorporates handmade units with oak seating and coat hanging The fine wine room furniture has also been handmade and painted by Rencraft featuring a Champagne trough sink and 89 bottle capacity wine cooler with three separate conditioning zones. From the rear entrance hall, an oak staircase gives access to the Annexe suite over the garage which includes ensuite shower room and built in wardrobes. .

From the main entrance hall an oak and glass feature wide staircase leads to the first floor accommodation which includes master bedroom suite with vaulted double height ceiling with Juliette balcony doors with stunning views over the fields and marshes to Southwold harbour and town beyond. The fireplace has an oak mantle and wood burning stove. The wardrobes are handmade and hand painted by Rencraft and the ensuite features Italian porcelain tiles and volcanic stone oval bath. Feature Italian glass mosaic tiles are behind the Duravit double sink unit and the shower cubicle includes large rain shower with separate body shower attachment. A private staircase from the master bedroom leads to the mezzanine level and viewing area accessed by an oak and frameless glass walkway with a separate dressing room and private study area. The guest suite includes an ensuite with double shower built in wardrobes and Juliette balcony doors again with views over fields and marshes towards Southwold harbour and town beyond. This floor also includes two further family bedrooms with beautiful views and a luxurious family bathroom.

The second floor offers flexible accommodation in the form of a games room/ fifth bedroom with box room and an additional family bathroom. All of the rooms have stunning views.

In addition, the property boasts: handmade plaster cornice from Stevensons of Norwich to ground floor; full RACAL intelligent lighting system; handmade roof tiles, bespoke joinery, British carpets from Cormar and large numbers of power and data sockets throughout.

The property comes with a 10 year BLP New Build House Warranty.

Mallards is accessed via a newly reconstructed private drive edged with conservation granite kerbs and bound stone surface. The private driveway is permeable resin bound with solid granite set edges which leads to the larch clad double garage with oak entrance frame and two remote control wide timber garage doors. There are hot and cold water supplies and numerous power points and lighting. The gardens are a delight with large lawned areas and well stocked borders having been planted as a traditional ‘English cottage garden’. There are handmade brick paths, handmade gates and a generous Indian sandstone patios to catch both the morning and evening sun and the gardens are surrounded by a range of traditional fencing including Brampton Willow and estate fencing which have been handcrafted on site.

Walberswick lies on the south bank of the River Blyth with views across the water to Southwold, which can be reached by a short ferry ride in the summer, by foot and cycle path over the old railway bridge or by car via the A12.

Located on the beautiful Suffolk coast, this quintessential village is set amidst stretches of sandy beaches, heath and marshland, which have been listed as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Harbour View is located close to the picturesque church of St Andrew’s which is tucked into the old ruins of a previous much larger church and these romantic ruins, the pretty village, river beach and open skies have always attracted artists. There is still a thriving artistic community in the village today.

The village also attracts summer visitors who enjoy several original craft and gift shops, galleries and tearooms located on the green as well as the village’s two popular pubs. There is a summer fete held on the Village Green and the harbour is ever popular with adults and children of all ages returning year after year to this top crabbing spot; a major attraction where bridges and riverbanks are crammed with children, buckets and lines!

A wide variety of flora and fauna make Walberswick and the surrounding area Dunwich and the Minsmere Nature Reserve, popular with ramblers, bird watchers and visitors alike. If you venture further afield you can enjoy the varied coastline and rolling countryside of the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Rich with public footpaths, oak-tree lined lanes, long stretches of beach and heather covered commons; you’ll discover what makes this area of East Anglia so special.

As you enter Walberswick village centre, Manor Close is situated on the left hand side by the Co-Op village shop and Harbour View can be found at the end of Manor Close. The postcode for the property is IP18 6UQ.

NIBE Air Source Heat Pumps for heating and hot water all managed remotely via the internet/smart phone by the home owner.
Under floor heating throughout all rooms controlled by a separate electronic thermostat
Highly efficient solar PV cells.
New utility connections including power upgraded to three phase power, water upgraded to 32mm mains supply, telephone and foul drainage
Fully fitted alarm system including garage
Mains water, electric and drainage

Local Authority
Suffolk Coastal District Council: Council Tax Band TBC.

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