Walberswick, Suffolk


Guide Price
For Sale | Detached House
5 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | 5 Bathrooms

About the property

DESCRIPTION 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 oak 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

Mirna has generous and well arranged accommodation on two floors with further accommodation located in the detached double garage complex. The property is approached via an open oak frame entrance porch which leads into the large entrance hall with oak and glass stairs leading to the first floor and feature curved walls acting as the central hub of the house. The large sitting room is approached from the hallway via double doors and this room boasts triple aspect doors and windows. The room is light and airy with a feature fireplace made from reclaimed Suffolk red bricks with large oak beam above and wood burning stove. The study/playroom/dining room has views over the front garden and has a large reclaimed Suffolk red brick fireplace with wood burning stove. The kitchen is fitted with handmade and hand painted furniture from Rencraft in Kent with Silestone worktops and Rangemaster cooker with induction hob. The furniture includes a traditional larder unit with stone cold shelf and large central island unit incorporating breakfast bar seating with pop up socket for power and data and vegetable preparation sink. Other Neff appliances include built in combination oven, dishwasher and fridge freezer. Bi-fold doors from the kitchen area and breakfast room/snug area flow onto the patio area and garden beyond. There is a feature corner log burning stove sitting on a glass hearth with stainless steel flue in the family room/snug. The utility room includes a range of additional kitchen cabinets and sink with space for washing machine and tumble dryer and houses the NIBE air source heat pump systems cupboard. There is access to the ground floor shower room and stable door to the garden.

From the entrance hall an oak and glass staircase with vaulted ceiling leads to the first floor accommodation. Remote control Velux windows provide large amounts of natural light to the airy landing. Built in airing cupboard and double built in wardrobe space off the main landing along with loft hatch provide a large amount of additional storage space. The master bedroom suite has a vaulted ceiling and double aspect and has a large selection of built in wardrobes. A separate dressing or nursery area leads to the ensuite bathroom featuring Italian porcelain tiles with separate rain shower, bath and double sink unit. The guest suite has views towards Southwold, high ceilings and built in wardrobes. The guest ensuite bathroom also with views towards Southwold Harbour with separate shower and bath and ample storage within a bespoke basin unit. Bedrooms 3 & 4 both benefit from high ceilings and built in wardrobes. The family bathroom features a bathing area set behind English oak king post truss with free standing oval bath and feature lighting. Separate rain shower and double sink unit with stone top and splashbacks and Italian porcelain tiles.

The garage block features a ‘self-contained’ annexe accessed by its own separate pedestrian door which provides flexible accommodation for a range of alternative uses. The ground floor kitchen includes oven, hob, fridge and space for washing machine is found in the adjacent understairs cupboard. Oak stairs lead to an open plan living space/bedroom. The separate shower room has Italian porcelain tiles. This wonderful additional accommodation to the main house would make an ideal granny annexe, teenager’s flat, home office suite or artist’s studio or even a self-contained ‘Air BnB holiday let. In addition, the property boasts many traditional features including hand cut roofs with exposed rafter feet, handmade William Blyth pantiles, purpose made exterior windows and doors. All bedrooms, kitchen and reception rooms have multiple TV and data points and a large number of power points. Low energy recessed ceiling lights throughout with built in cupboards and wardrobes illuminated.

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

Mirna is accessed via a newly reconstructed private road which is made up of conservation granite kerbs and bound stone surface. The property boasts a large plot with the house sitting centrally within the well-stocked gardens. The private driveway is permeable resin bound with solid granite set edges which leads to the larch clad detached double garage with electronically operated up and over timber doors.

The gardens are a real delight with large lawned areas to the front and rear and numerous mature and newly planted specimen trees supplementing the small orchard. The well-stocked borders have been planted as a traditional ‘English cottage garden’ incorporating handmade brick paths, handmade gates and generous Indian sandstone patio to catch both the morning and evening sun. The front garden is surrounded by traditional estate fencing handmade on site. The gardens also benefit from the use of Brampton Willow fencing adding to the overall character and charm

LOCATION 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.

SERVICES 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

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