The cottage has recently undergone major refurbishment. New kitchen, bathroom, soft furnishing and completely re-decorated, this traditional Suffolk cottage is idea for walkers, birdwatcher, music lovers and families.
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About the Property
Possibly not the best name for this delightful Suffolk cottage, it is actually very spacious. Box Cottage was probably built in the late 18th or early 19th century and is prettily beamed, with brick fireplace downstairs, the clean white walls decorated with attractive watercolours and striped sofas create a feeling of spaciousness and remind one of its proximity to the water and the sea. Upstairs there are two well proportioned bedrooms, one with a superking double bed, the other with twin beds as well as a light, bright bathroom.
A pretty cottage garden to the front looks out towards Snape Maltings Concert Hall and the river Alde. At the rear is an enclosed garden with shrubs, cottage plants and a gravelled patio area with table and chairs. A gate leads from the rear garden to the parking area beyond.
Off road parking for two cars on a private drive to the rear of the cottage.
Sleeps 4 in one super-king double and a twin bedded room
In the heart of the village of Snape where there is a village shop, 3 pubs and, at Snape Maltings, a small complex of shops, restaurants and galleries; there are boat trips down the river towards Aldeburgh.
This property is ideal for
Aldeburgh Music's year round programme of concerts, recitals and shows at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, just a couple of minutes walk away. Walking, bird watching and cycling - the river is just across the road - a great place for birdwatchers and walkers who can take the old sailor's path to Aldeburgh (5 miles); or wander across the heaths or through the woods where you can also enjoy off road biking. Aldeburgh, with its popular beach, can be reached by car in about 10 minutes.
Eating and Drinking
Three pubs in the village, all of which offer food from straightforward fish and chips to gourmet meals, means that you can enjoy a meal out without getting into the car. There is also a great deli, tea room and restaurant at Snape Maltings and you can buy groceries and newspapers at the village stores. Further afield Aldeburgh has some great restaurants,The Regatta and The Lighthouse are both very popular and there is also a good choice of shops selling excellent local produce. There are several good farm shops nearby, Friday Street Farm Shop on the A1094 just before you get to the A12 and The Farm Cafe and Food Market, Marlesford.
The historic fishing town of Orford Ness is situated right on the rivers Alde and Ore, and well worth a visit whilst exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Pinney's of Orford have grown oysters at Butley Creek since the 1950s and their smoke house supplies mouth-watering freshly smoked fish every day. . Or why not take a trip to Richardsons Smoke House in Orford and stock up on melt-in-the-mouth ham hock and smoked cheese?
Children will enjoy the open spaces, the river and the spacious grounds which surround Snape Maltings. With Aldeburgh and Thorpeness just a 10 minute drive there will always be lots for them to do.
Front door to lobby with door to the sitting room. The beamed sitting room has two sofas, coffee tables and lamps, a log burning stove, flat screen TV and Sky box (please bring Sky card if you wish to watch films etc), shelving with books, CD player and wifi. There is an understair cupboard with coat hooks and plenty of space for shoes etc, a door to a rear lobby which leads to the back door and door to
Dining room - a large open plan area with dining table and four chairs leading into the kitchen
Kitchen - the kitchen has been completely refurbished and has fitted cupboards throughout with an electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster and cafetiere, fridge with freezer compartment
The stairs are straight and there is a hand rail to one side, open stud work to the other; The stairs lead directly from the sitting room to the first floor
Rear door lobby with a door to the sitting room and to the cloak room with handbasin and w.c.
Bedroom 1 - Superking double bed with bedside cabinets and lamps, chair, wardrobe with hanging space, drawers and shelving, and long mirror
Bedroom 2 - A twin bedded room with two full sized single beds (with storage drawers underneath), bedside lamps, shelving and a fitted cupboard with hanging space and shelving
Bathroom - Bath with grab rail and overhead electric shower, washbasin and w.c., heated towel rail and additional towel rail
There is a gated cottage garden to the front of Box Cottage
The back door leads to a courtyard garden with garden shed - storage for bikes, walking boots etc and garden bench. A path leads past flower beds to a gravelled patio with table and chairs. There is a further gate to the parking area
A private drive at the back of the cottage includes a parking space for visitors to Box Cottage
Heating by electric storage heaters and multi fuel stove
Bed linen and towels provided
Parking for 2 cars in private drive.
One well behaved dog welcome
In consideration of other visitors, holidaymakers are asked not to smoke in the cottage
Guests can bring their own Sky card if they wish to order movies, wi fi provided
A limited broadband / wi fi service is provided. Internet reception can be patchy and the connection provided should NOT be relied on for work use and is unsuitable for games or downloading of films. Please bring connection cables as you may have to attach your laptop to the router. Excessive use of the internet will be charged at cost.