Walberswick, Suffolk


Guide Price
For Sale | Unique Arts & Crafts Thatched Cottage
4 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | 4 Bathrooms

About the property

LOCATION Marshway is situated in Leveretts Lane a single track road running from The Street to the village green off which are a number of footpaths which lead to the River Blyth and Southwold Harbour. Waberswick is a particular popular coastal village situated south of the Blyth Estuary and forming part of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Marshway is situated within the village Conservation Area in this peaceful location a short stroll from the village green, beach, Southwold Harbour and the village’s two excellent pubic houses, The Anchor and The Bell. Walberswick is particularly popular for its beaches, access to Southwold Harbour and varied leisure pursuits provided by the surrounding countryside and coastline, which include the well known RSPB Reserve at MInsmere.

DESCRIPTION Dating from 1911, Marshway is a classic Frank Jennings designed house of timbered and colour washed elevations below multiple pitched thatched covered roofs and standing in gardens of exceptional design and quality in this tranquil location at the edge of the village of Walberswick. Exceptional care and attention to detail has been lavished on the property to restore and enhance this particularly special home. Marshway is approached via a five bar gate opening to a shingle driveway providing ample off-street parking and access to a double cart lodge and timber garden store/studio. The gardens of Marshway are a particular feature with wide lawns with footpaths through wide, well stocked herbaceous borders and raised pond with timber bridge leading to further lawns and York stone footpaths and terracing. On the south east elevation is a walled and York stone paved raised terrace adjacent to a splendid brick and partly lap boarded set of garden stores complete with pin tiled roof. To one side stands The Hobbit House, a beautifully designed and presented miniature annex of principally brick elevations below a pitched and hipped thatched roof. This charming annex comprises a galley kitchen with shower room off and lower level with bedroom/sitting room The Hobbit House is finished to an exceptional standard and is currently a successful holiday let. Behind The Hobbit House is a semi-circular paved terrace and secluded garden. The accommodation of Marshway features a wealth of original and eclectic design detail, for which Frank Jennings is renowned, making use of quality materials from numerous periods of history. A principal entrance door opens to an entrance hall with a shower room and splendid staircase, thought to be an example of early 17th Century work and rescued from a demolished cottage in Stanton near Bury St Edmunds. Other details such as internal doors, panelling and beams are also items that have been reclaimed from Suffolk buildings of varying periods. Marshway has two splendid reception rooms, one with partly vaulted ceiling and splendid fireplace facing principally to the north and to the south is a well proportioned sitting room again with splendid fireplace, panelling and French doors opening to a terrace and the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is comprehensively fitted with a quality range of kitchen furniture and electric Aga. There is also a utility area and additional storage. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms which all enjoy outstanding views over the garden, harbour and surrounding countryside.


SHOWER ROOM 6′ 0" x 9′ 2" overall (1.84m x 2.81m)

SITTING ROOM 20′ 0" x 14′ 9" (6.10m x 4.50m) Triple aspect with timbered walls and ceilings. Fireplace with wood burner. French doors opening to the garden.


KITCHEN 17′ 9" x 11′ 3" narrowing to 8′ 6" (5.42m x 3.43m 2.60m) Handmade kitchen with granite worktops and electric four oven Aga.

UTILITY 9′ 4" x 5′ 7" (2.85m x 1.71m) Handmade units with granite worktops. Walk-in larder cupboard and cloaks cupboard.

DINING ROOM 14′ 10" x 10′ 9" (4.53m x 3.28m) Timbered walls and partly vaulted ceiling.



BEDROOM 1 12′ 3" x 11′ 9" (3.75m x 3.60m) Views over the garden.


BEDROOM 2 8′ 9" x 11′ 3" (2.69m x 3.45m) Views over the garden.

BEDROOM 3 13′ 1" x 7′ 11" (4.00m x 2.43m) Views over the marshes to Southwold harbour and the town.




SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage are available. None of the services, the heating installation, plumbing, electrical systems nor appliances (if any) have been tested by the Selling Agents.

OUTGOINGS Council Tax currently Band "G". Further details can be obtained from the Suffolk Coastal District Council, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk. IP12 1RT Tel: (01394) 383789.

VIEWING Please contact Flick & Son, 8 Queen Street, Southwold, IP18 6EQ for an appointment to view. Email: southwold@flickandson.co.uk Tel: 01502 722253 Ref: 18856/RDB.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS No fixtures, fittings, furnishings or effects save those that are specifically mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale and any item not so noted is expressly excluded. It should not be assumed that any contents, furnishings or furniture shown in the photographs (if any) are included in the sale. These particulars do not constitute any part of any offer or contract. They are issued in good faith but do not constitute representations of fact and should be independently checked by or on behalf of prospective purchasers or tenants and are furnished on the express understanding that neither the agents nor the vendor are or will become liable in respect of their contents. The vendor does not hereby make or give nor do Messrs Flick & Son nor does any Director or employee of Messrs Flick & Son have any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever, as regards the property or otherwise.

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