A really spacious and comfortable first floor studio apartment with distant views over the fields and meadows towards Snape. It has its own south facing terrace and access to the common on one side and the owner's fields and meadows on the other.
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ALDEBURGH 6 miles, ORFORD 7.5 miles, SOUTHWOLD 18 miles, DUNWICH 17 miles
About the Property
A really private first floor studio with large kitchen and bathroom and twenty foot studio area divided into a comfortable sitting room, dining area and bedroom (its privacy created by a large book case). Centrally heated throughout, the studio is warm and comfortable with extensive pastoral views.
The property is set well back from the road, reached across the common opposite Snape church. There is a sweeping drive and car parking directly outside. The rear garden with its south facing terrace has table and chairs and use of a gas barbecue. Beyond the garden are the owners paddocks and meadows where you are welcome to walk your dog (if on a lead). From here you can walk miles across the heaths, down to the river or through the woods.
The owners (who live next door) have a swimming pool (in a poly tunnel) 4ft 6ins deep throughout which is heated from May to October. Guests are welcome to use the pool by arrangement with the owners.
The studio and the attached main house are situated in the midst of Snape common with views over the common to the church in one directions and over the meadows and fields toward the river Alde in the other direction. The garden itself stretches to around a third of an acre, the fields behind also belong to the owners and holidaymakers are welcome to access them.
A walk of around 10 minutes will take you to the Snape Maltings, the concert hall and the Alde river.
There is parking for a couple of cars in the drive.
Vincent Studio is ideal for a couple with or without a baby - musicians be reassured there is space for a cello or double bass - but there is no piano!
Three nights; except in high season when it is a week. Changeover is usually a Friday.
Eating and Drinking:
Well you will be spoilt for choice at Vincent Studio; there is a village shop which includes a small off-license and sells daily papers and further down the road at Snape Maltings look out for The Food Hall - great deli and fudge and the monthly Farmers' Markets. If cooking is not your thing Vincent Studio would be a great choice. There are three pubs in the village, all of which use local produce on their menus. Great fish and chips at The Plough & Sail, amazing pizza and Italian style food at The Golden Key and lovely Sunday lunch at The Crown.
To do and to see:
Loads - Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home of Aldeburgh Music has a year-round programme of concerts, opera, jazz and ballet - something for everyone in fact. Down at the river you will find the RSPB Advice Centre and from April throughout the summer you can enjoy lovely boat trips along the river towards Iken in one direction and Aldeburgh in the other. This is a wonderful location for walkers; you can walk to Aldeburgh across the heaths and beside the river, wander through the woods and explore the river. Once in Aldeburgh you can enjoy the beach as well as the great restaurants, pubs and shops.
From the front and parking area a staircase leads directly into a large kitchen / breakfast room with electric cooker, fridge with icebox, washing machine and tumble dryer, microwave, toaster, kettle etc and a good array of fitted cupboards. There is a breakfast area with table and two chairs, bookcase
A door from the kitchen leads into the studio where there is a sofa and chairs, coffee table, TV / DVD, radio, storage cupboards and side board. The dining area includes a large chest of drawers where table mats etc. are stored and a dining table and four chairs.
The bedroom is separated from the main living area by a large bookcase with an eclectic selection of books. There is a double bed, bedside cabinets and lamps - ample hanging space is provided in a fitted cupboard in the sitting room and there is loads of drawer space
A door from the sitting room leads to the good sized bathroom with bath and overhead shower, wash basin w.c. and towel rail
Leading from the sitting room is a door to a small hall with cupboard for cleaning equipment and ample space for your storage of shoes, coats, etc. Stairs here lead to the ground floor and a door to the rear garden
The front garden overlooks Snape Common with the church in the distance. There is a parking space for one car in the drive to the front of the garden
A door leads from the stairs at Vincent Studio to the rear garden where there is a secluded terrace with table and chairs, use of a gas barbecue and access to the fields beyond - a great area for dog walking. There is parking for an additional car at the rear of the property
There is a covered swimming pool - heated from May to September - which may be used by arrangement with the owners
Oil central heating throughout, bed linen and towels are provided
In consideration of other visitors, guests are asked to refrain from smoking in the property
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.
Two adult-sized bikes are available, together with two helmets, should guests wish to use them, but this would be at their risk.