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4 bed detached house for sale Iken Cliff, Iken, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12

4 beds
3 baths
3 receptions

Property location

  • Snape Community Primary School1.6 miles
  • Benhall St Mary's Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School3.6 miles
  • Saxmundham4.5 miles
  • Wickham Market4.7 miles

Features and description

  • Freehold
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bath/Shower Room
  • Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Drawing Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Mature Landscaped Gardens
  • Private Jetty
  • Round House with pp for further Bedroom
Exceptional house with panoramic river views & private jetty


Jumbos Cottage is set in one of the most sought after positions along the whole of the Heritage Coast with exceptional elevated and panoramic views over one of the most beautiful sections of the River Alde. The house is situated on Iken Cliff directly overlooking the tidal river which provides a constantly changing view with an array of very rare birdlife as well as seals, found basking on the banks of the river at low tide. The views are exceptionally rare given that the elevated position provides an extraordinary immediate and wide ranging view not only over the river but over to Iken Church and the beautiful surrounding countryside also. There are beautiful walks directly from the house to Snape Maltings which benefits from a public house, café, restaurant and the famous concert hall. The footpath also accesses Iken Beach, a charming sandy beach where you can swim in the river at high tide. The nearby village of Orford is set further along the River and benefits from a village shop, two public houses, a delicatessen, church, restaurant and sailing club. Jumbos Cottage is well located for access to the Heritage Coast at the popular villages of Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich, Thorpeness and Aldeburgh and also popular nature reserves such as Minsmere, located just to the north of Westleton. There is a wide range of sporting facilities in the area with a number of good golf courses within easy reach as well as sailing on the rivers Alde and Deben. The nearby town of Saxmundham provides a range of day to day facilities including a bank, two supermarkets, a high street with a variety of shops and a train station with access to London via Ipswich. Snape is the home of the Aldeburgh Festival at Snape Maltings which is within easy reach. Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk and has a mainline rail service to London taking from 65 minutes.


Jumbos Cottage is a very rare and exceptional property that has been expertly designed to take advantage of its beautiful far reaching views over the river. The original house built in the late 1800's has been entirely renovated and extensively extended with great flair to create a remarkable and very special contemporary home maximising the wonderful position. The blend of traditional and contemporary architecture works exceptionally well creating a house that sits within the landscape yet the design enables the various views over the river to be seen and enjoyed from most of the rooms. The original cottage now provides four bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms, all finished to an exceptional standard throughout. The kitchen/dining rooms sits in the centre of the property with a fully glazed elevation with bespoke sliding doors that open out to raised terrace maximising the fabulous views. A glazed walkway leads to a contemporary drawing room, again with full glazed sliding doors overlooking the river meandering towards Snape Maltings. The gardens have been landscaped with great care and attention and now provide something very special. There are raised beds enclosed with mellow curving red brick walls beautifully planted and well stocked with herbaceous plants, lawns enclosed by estate fencing and a raised terrace accessed via steps constructed from sleepers to an elevated seating area that looks across the rooftop of the house, the whole river and countryside beyond.

Planning permission has been granted for conversion of the original round house to an annexe to the main house. The house further benefits from a private Jetty that has been newly constructed from the house into the River Alde so boats, kayaks, paddleboards etc can easily be launched directly from the house.

Square Footage: 2578 sq ft

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