Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Two (mostly) sweet thatched Suffolk cottages

I do like a bit of thatch. Not as much as I like water but yes thatch, despite it's willingness to home refugee spiders and nibbling creatures, does appeal to me.
The thatch on this Suffolk cottage is a bit past its best (but then so is the rest of the house, which is why it's on this site, with you looking at it and thinking about spiders.)
Grade II-listed Saddlers Cottage is in the lovely village of Grundisburgh, about three miles from Woodridge and six from Ipswich.
Downstairs is a hall, two reception, kitchen and bathroom; upstairs are three bedrooms. There's also an attached former scullery, with its own entrance, still housing the old range and copper.

Large gardens (just under half an acre) wrap around the cottage.

The house has been let for most of the last 40 years (clearly to tenants who didn't expect their landlord to invest in updating their home) and is now on the market with a guide price of £350k, via Clarke & Simpson. Details and more pix here and here.
Also on the market with a £350k guide price is the four bedroom cottage below, in Ashley, around four miles from Newmarket.

Similar size gardens to Saddlers cottage (if rather less tidy) and, while it doesn't have a bathroom, it does have an upstairs shower room.
Downstairs is a large living room, plus kitchen, dining room and downstairs loo. Lots of original features and exposed beams upstairs and downstairs.

Grade II-listed Moon Acre (seriously?!) also comes with this sweet detached and thatched garage.

On the market through David Burr. Details and more pix here and here.