Dreaming of a home near the coast? Here are three of the best
PUBLISHED: 18:00 07 July 2020
These Suffolk properties are in coastal hotspots – Orford and Aldeburgh. Could one of them be your next family home?
Daphne House, Orford
Guide price: £1.65m
Set back from the road and superbly positioned in the heart of the village, Daphne House is Grade II listed and dates from the 19th century.
A short walk from the Market Hill, quay and river, the south east facing home offers superb views towards the historic Orfordness lighthouse and beyond.
Well-proportioned rooms benefit from plenty of character, with features of note including open fireplaces and large sash and French windows with working shutters.
The central entrance hall leads through to two reception rooms, while a family room has double doors into a conservatory. At the far end is a dining room with access through to the kitchen and utility room.
The landing on the first floor carries through to four good sized bedrooms, two with ensuite bath/shower rooms and a family bathroom.
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with well-established trees and shrubs providing a high degree of privacy.
Property agent Peter Ogilvie said: “Daphne House is a tremendous family home, well situated in the heart of Orford and with easy access to the surrounding countryside and Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is in a lovely secluded spot and the views from the first floor are truly breath taking.”
Flinders Cottage, Aldeburgh
Guide price: £600,000
Superbly situated in a prime position on Aldeburgh seafront, Flinders Cottage benefits from spectacular panoramic sea views.
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Just a few moments’ walk from the High Street, the two bedroom property is in very good condition throughout and has several features of note including well-proportioned rooms with large sash windows, a fireplace with decorative surround and exposed wooden floors and panelling.
There is also a bespoke fitted kitchen which opens into a reception room, providing a light and bright open plan space overlooking the sea.
On the first floor are two bedrooms both with panoramic views and a shower room.
Property agent Peter Ogilvie said: “A wonderfully positioned cottage just a stone’s throw from both the beach and the High Street, the property takes full advantage of its panoramic sea views. with large windows flooding every room with plenty of light.”
Banks of the River Alde, Aldeburgh
Guide price: £2.5m
Constructed on a curve with exceptional views from every room, this unique five bedroom property takes full advantage of its prime position on the banks of the River Alde.
With a range of accommodation over two floors, which includes a drawing room, sitting room, dining room and garden room, there is also a self-contained annexe with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
Of particular note is the garden, which drops down to the banks of the river and also includes a bird hide nestled among mature shrubs and hedging. A gate at the bottom of the garden meanwhile provides access to a private mooring – which the current owners have been using under licence – and which can be reached via a dinghy.
Property agent Peter Ogilvie said: “While the house itself now requires some refurbishment, there is great potential to enhance and improve the property. It is an incredibly rare opportunity to purchase one of the very best positioned homes in Aldeburgh.
“The house sits closer to the water than other riverside properties and takes full advantage of its elevated position – specifically designed and constructed to maximise the views over the River Alde, stretching east towards Aldeburgh Yacht Club and west towards Iken.”
For more information about these featured properties contact Savills Ipswich on 01473 234800.