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Property details

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 reception rooms


  • Opportunity To Modernise & Restore stp
  • **no onward chain**
  • Grade II Listed Character Cottage
  • Quarter Of One Acre Gardens sts
  • Sought After Location Near Woodbridge
  • Walk to St Mary's Church Lower Ufford, Two Public Houses, Tennis Courts
  • Period Features & Fireplace
  • Occupied & Enjoyed by the Same Family for Over 90 Years
  • Sitting Room With Open Fireplace
  • Close To Woodbridge And Suffolk Heritage Coast

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About the property Avenue Cottage is a Grade II Listed three bedroom detached timber framed property with colour washed walls under a thatched roof. This enchanting character home could be described as the "quintessential chocolate box cottage" and is set in beautifully
established gardens extending to about a quarter of an acre (sts) within the highly regarded village of Ufford near Woodbridge. The property occupies a corner plot were The Avenue meets School Lane in an area known as "Lower Ufford" by the local community.

We are advised that Avenue Cottage has been occupied and enjoyed by the same family for over ninety years.

Arranged over two floors the accommodation comprises: Oak front door opening to the entrance porch, dual aspect sitting room with an open fireplace, dual aspect snug with an open fireplace (believed to have been the former kitchen) featuring exposed timbers to the ceiling and a small kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor. An en-closed staircase accessed via the central sitting room leads to the three first floor bedrooms with exposed timbers to the walls and ceiling (two double bedrooms and a single bedroom). The central double bedroom acts as a through room providing access to the adjacent single bedroom. Outside the gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with a selection of established trees, shrubs, flowers and bushes enclosed by hedged boundaries. There are two storage sheds in the garden and a well that is located to the front of the property. The cottage has a wall mounted fan heater in the bathroom and storage heaters within the reception rooms and two primary bedrooms. We have been advised that gas is laid on in the road and that the cottage has a number of crittall windows. Avenue Cottage enjoys good access to the Suffolk Heritage Coastline and offers a rare opportunity to restore and modernise a unique period home within a desirable village served by two highly regarded public houses. Internal viewing is essential to appreciate the full potential of this cosy, timber framed, thatched home.

Accomodation with approximate room sizes The accommodation at Avenue Cottage incorporates three bedrooms (two doubles, one single) two reception rooms and one bathroom. There are period features throughout with exposed timbers to walls and ceilings. Many of the rooms also feature crittall windows and the sitting room and snug both boast feature brick fireplaces.

Ground Floor
Entrance Porch – 6'4 x 4'8

Dual Aspect Snug – 13'8 x 8'10 (max) reducing to 7'7 - with timber framed window to the front and crittall windows to the side.

Sitting Room – 13'4 x 11'7 - with exposed timbers to the ceiling and feature red brick fireplace with tiled hearth and surround.

Kitchen – 6'8 (max) x 6'3 (max)

Bathroom – 6'2 (max) x 5'6 (max) plus a recess by the door

An enclosed carpeted staircase approached via the sitting room leads to the first floor landing.

First Floor

First Floor Landing

Bedroom One – 14'2 x 10'2 (max) reducing to 7'10 by the built in wardrobe

Bedroom Two – 13'11 x 11'10 reducing to 10'6 at the chimney breast (middle through bedroom)

Door to:
Bedroom Three – 14'5 (max) x 7'2 (max)

Agents note: The third bedroom is accessed by the middle 'wall through' bedroom and could be used as a dressing room or to create en-suite facilities subject to the necessary consents.

About the area Ufford is located approximately 3 miles to the north of the market town of Woodbridge which is steeped in history and has a good selection of schools and many amenities including shops, restaurants, two theatres, sports clubs and medical facilities.
The village of Ufford has two distinct parts: The lower part is now a conservation area, known as Lower Ufford. Here there is a public house, The White Lion, a Parish Church and many beautiful walks over the water meadows and along the River Deben. The upper part of the village – known as Ufford – also has a public house, The Crown, and a garden centre - 'Crown Nurseries'. The Ufford Park Hotel Golf & Spa (with 18 hole golf course, driving range and spa membership) is within approximately one mile of Ufford and the village also benefits from a bus service (with bus shelter by The Crown public house), a school bus and a host of organizations including Gardening, Tennis, Football, Bowls, Bridge, wi, Sports, Social and Friendship clubs, a play scheme and out-of-school club.

This beautiful and much sought after village is well placed for visiting some of the county's best loved attractions such as Aldeburgh, Southwold, Orford and Framlingham Castles, Sutton Hoo and the world renowned Concert Hall at Snape Maltings. For lovers of the outdoors and nature, nearby attractions included rspb Minsmere, Shingle Street, the forests at Rendlesham and the foot ferries at Bawdsey and Butley.
The County Town of Ipswich is approximately 13 miles from Ufford and approximately 70 miles east of London Liverpool Street with a train time of approximately 1 hour 10 minutes.

Local Schools
Private Schools: The Abbey School, Woodbridge (Preparatory), Woodbridge School (Senior). Brandeston Hall (Preparatory), Framlingham College (Senior).
State Schools: Woodbridge Primary School, St Mary's C of E Primary School, Melton Community Primary School, Farlingaye High School.
Children's Nurseries: Melton Day Nursery.

Outside Outside
Avenue Cottage is approached via a pedestrian gate in a picket style fence accessed via School Lane. A section of the fence can be lifted out to provide vehicular access to an area that has been used for off road parking to the rear of the cottage.

The gardens are predominately laid to lawn with a selection of bushes, trees and shrubs enclosed by a laurel, conifer and mixed hedge boundaries.

There are raised beds to the front of the cottage with established flowers and bushes. There is a rockery to the side of the workshop/shed stocked with a selection of flowers, bushes and heather.

Garden Shed – 11' x 7'8
Pitched roof, windows to the front and side, door, power and light.

Workshop/Shed – 7'6 x 6'2
Pitched roof, windows to the front and side, door and light.

Former Coal Bunker

Feature Well – to the front of the cottage

The property benefits from an outside tap and external lighting.

Directions Head north (direction Lowestoft) on the A12. As you approach Woodbridge, continue on the A12 until you reach the 3rd roundabout. Turn right here (2nd exit) onto the A1152/Woods Lane. Drive down the hill to the junction with traffic lights. Turn left here onto the B1438. Continue through Melton, up the hill past Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa. Towards the end of this road just before the 'No Entry' signs (take care here), turn right into The Avenue. Continue for 0.3 miles and then take a sharp left onto School Lane. Avenue Cottage will be found on the left hand side.

Services We are advised by the vendors that mains electricity, water and drainage are connected.

Agents Note: We are advised by the vendors that gas is available in the lane but that it is not connected to the property. Potential purchasers are advised that they will need to make their own enquiries.

Council tax Suffolk Coastal District Council – Band D £1643.82 (2018/19)

local schools Private Schools: The Abbey School, Woodbridge (Preparatory), Woodbridge School (Senior). Brandeston Hall (Preparatory), Framlingham College (Senior).
State Schools: Woodbridge Primary School, St Mary's C of E Primary School, Melton Community Primary School, Farlingaye High School.
Children's Nurseries: Melton Day Nursery.

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Local Amenities

  • Melton (Suffolk) 1.5 miles
  • Woodbridge 2.7 miles
  • Eyke Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles
  • Melton Primary School 1.6 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Melton (Suffolk) 1.5 miles
  • Woodbridge 2.7 miles
  • Eyke Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles
  • Melton Primary School 1.6 miles

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