Guide Price £650,000
The Street, Alderton
The Old Post Office is a flexible five bedroom detached character home offering a host of period features, a range of useful outbuildings, a beautifully established garden, garage and parking. This charming home is located in Alderton near Woodbridge in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths area of outstanding natural beauty.
About the Property
Arranged over three floors the accommodation comprises; Entrance Lobby, triple aspect sitting room with feature fireplace and inset wood burning stove, dual aspect study, dining room opening to the adjacent kitchen, utility room, boot room, wet room style shower room/WC and rear lobby. A carpeted staircase rises from the front lobby to a landing providing access to three of the four first floor double bedrooms and the family shower room. A further carpeted staircase leads from the rear lobby to a landing providing access to two of the four first floor double bedrooms and the family bathroom. A staircase rises from the front landing to an attic bedroom on the second floor and the adjacent attic storage facilities. There is a useful cellar that houses the oil fired central heating boiler and provides good additional storage.
Viewing is essential to appreciate the character of this flexible family home, the favourable position, established gardens and elevated views towards the parish church and fields beyond.
The middle first floor double bedroom can be accessed via both landings and used as a through room if required, however all of the bedrooms enjoy independent access and you do not need to pass through them to access other rooms. Two of the bedrooms have an interconnecting door and may offer potential for the smallest bedroom to be used as a dressing room or transformed to create en-suite facilities (or both) subject to the necessary consents. Please refer to the floor plan for further details and the layout of the rooms.
There are a range of useful outbuildings to include a garage with power and light, a machine store with power and light, WC with water and light and two wood stores accessed by the side courtyard. The property is approached via a pea shingle drive (owned by the vendors and subject to a vehicular right of way to the neighbour's parking facilities) providing access to the garage and parking area. A pedestrian gate and adjacent five bar gate open to the enclosed rear garden that is predominantly laid to grass with a raised bed and well stocked flower and shrub borders. There is an elevated terrace running across the rear of the property, a courtyard used for alfresco dining and further courtyard to the side providing access to the machine store, WC and two wood stores.
About the Area
Alderton is a small village located on the Deben Peninsula close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), close to the highly regarded River Deben. The village has a Post Office and village shop, St Andrew's Church, a public house called The Swan, a doctors' surgery, allotments, a bowls club, a children's football team, adventure playground and playing fields. Many of Suffolk's finest attractions are easily accessible from here – Orford, Aldeburgh, Southwold, Bawdsey, Snape Maltings, and world famous Sutton Hoo to name but a few.
From the A12, take the A1152 towards Melton. Proceed through the village of Melton and over the River Deben, then take the second exit at the roundabout onto the B1083. Continue to follow the B1083 until you reach the village of Alderton. The road will bend sharply to the left and then to the right. The property will then be found on the right hand side. It is the property before The Swan pub.
East Suffolk Council – Band F – £2,470.19 (2019/20).
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil-fired central heating via a boiler located in the cellar. The oil tank is located at the head of the shingle drive. There is a wood burning stove in the sitting room and an open fireplace in the dining room.
Accommodation with Approximate Room Sizes
Part glazed front door opening to the entrance lobby with pamment floor, carpeted staircase and doors opening to…
Sitting Room – 20'10" x 18'10" (max) reducing to 16'3" at the chimney breast
A triple aspect room with exposed timbers to the ceiling, feature red brick fireplace with inset wood burning stove, French windows opening to the rear garden and exposed floorboards.
Dining Room – 14'1" x 12'6"
Exposed timber to ceiling, feature fireplace with shelved recess and double cupboard beneath, and exposed floorboards. The dining room opens into the adjacent kitchen.
Kitchen – 20'7" (max) reducing to 18'8" by the range cooker recess x 7' opening to 7'5" (max) and opening into the adjacent dining room.
Windows to the rear aspect overlooking the garden, fitted kitchen, exposed brickwork and tiled floor. Half glazed door leading to the rear lobby.
Study – 13'10 x 11'2" reducing to 9'2" at the chimney breast.
A dual aspect room with exposed floorboards.
The rear lobby provides access to the back staircase, external door to the rear garden and cellar beneath.
Cellar – 13'10" x 10'5" x 6'7" headroom reducing to 6'2" at the main central beam.
Arch topped recesses, oil-fired central heating boiler and brick floor.
Utility Room – 11'4" x 8'2"
Fitted kitchen units, space and plumbing for a washing machine, window to the front aspect and flagstone floor.
Boot Room – 7'4" x 6'11"
Half glazed door to the side courtyard, flagstone floor and door opening to the…
Wetroom Style Shower Room / WC – 7'2" x 4'2"
A carpeted staircase rises to the first floor landing proving access to…
Bedroom 1 – 13'11" x 13'5"
Window to front, feature fireplace flanked by built in wardrobes and doors leading to the main landing and 4th bedroom that may offer further potential for a dressing room and/or an en-suite bathroom (subject to the necessary consents).
Bedroom 4 – 14'1" x 7'5"
Window to the rear aspect and doors leading to the main landing and to the adjacent bedroom offering potential to link the rooms to create a master suite if desired (subject to the necessary consents).
Bedroom 2 – 14'9" x 13'4"
Window to the front aspect, feature fireplace with built in wardrobe to one side and shelved airing cupboard to the other. Doors leading to both the main landing and rear landing, providing access to both staircases, the family bathroom, and family shower room.
Bedroom 3 – 13'11" x 11'3" reducing to 9'7" at the chimney breast
Window to the front aspect, wash hand basin, and accessed via the rear landing.
Window overlooking the garden and access via the back staircase.
Family Bathroom "L"-shaped room – 8'9" (max) x 7'6" (max)
Family Shower Room – 7'6" x 7'1"
A further staircase rises to the second floor attic bedroom and adjacent attic.
Attic Bedroom – 17' x 11'2"
Part vaulted ceiling, gable window, exposed floorboards and door leading to the attic.
Attic – 22'5" x 11'1"
Steps lead down from the sitting room French windows and the rear lobby back door to the enclosed, part walled rear garden. The rear garden can also be approached from the side via the pea shingle drive passing through the five-bar gate or adjacent pedestrian gate. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with a raised bed, well-stocked flower and shrub borders, a raised terrace that runs across the rear of the property, small courtyard used for alfresco dining and side courtyard providing access to the two wood stores, a machine shed with power and light, and a garden WC with water and light. We are advised that there is a well in the rear courtyard. There is off road parking for 2/3 cars near the garage. We are advised by the vendors that they own the drive and that the neighbours have a vehicular right of way to access their property.
Timber garage – 21'6" x 11'
Double doors, pedestrian door and window to side, power and light.
- Characterful home with history
- Located in the centre of Alderton
- Within Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Cosy yet spacious living room
- Country kitchen with range
- Useful utility and cellar
- Five bedrooms
- Large garden
- Views towards the church
- Ample off road parking