A wonderfully spacious detached family house in a quiet lane with no passing traffic, yet only minutes' walk from Aldeburgh beach and High Street.
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About the property
Fern Court Lodge is a secluded detached family house ideally situated in a quiet no-through unadopted lane yet only a 5 minute walk from Aldeburgh High Street. The house is a pleasant mix of traditional and contemporary with a newly fitted galley-style kitchen, renovated dining room and contemporary bathrooms. The sitting room and dining room overlook the intimate lawned garden and being south-facing enjoy a very sunny aspect. A gas log-effect stove provides complementary heating to the already efficient central heating. An attractive feature to Fern Court Lodge is the ground floor master bedroom which has french doors opening on to the driveway and has an en suite bathroom fitted with both a shower and a bath.
About the location
Aldeburgh is one of those special sea side towns visited by the enlightened, time and time again. Writers, artists, composers, musicians, actors and those who hanker for the simple pleasures of holidays of their youth return to Aldeburgh year after year. In recent times a number of smart boutique clothes shops have established themselves and local produce and organic food is now readily available.
The boating lake is still a draw for even the most sophisticated youngster and you can still stroll down to Slaughden for crab fishing, sailing or a boat trip on the Alde.
And whilst very popular the town is only really crowded during the Carnival in mid August, and if you want to be alone simply wander along the beach or across the water meadows towards Thorpeness.
For those staying at Fern Court Lodge, the municipal tennis courts are just a couple of minutes away so do take your tennis rackets.
Extremely good restaurants produce mouth watering menus which are likely to attract you back time and again. We like The Lighthouse and The Regatta. There are also excellent restaurants at The Brudenell, The White Lion and the Wentworth hotels. Of course, you cannot mention Aldeburgh without alluding to fish and chips! The town has, arguably, the two best fish and chip shops in East Anglia if not the UK!
Front door opens to a hallway with doors to the right to the dining room and the kitchen and a small cloakroom. Stairs lead to the first floor. To the left is a door to the sitting room. Further along the hall is a small office space where wifi is available. A door and one small step down leads to the ground floor master bedroom.
The sitting room is spacious with a sofa and armchairs to the left and to the right is another sofa, armchair and the gas log-effect stove. The room is dominated by large windows and french doors which open on to the garden. Light floods into the room and on sunny days with the french doors open it is a glorious place in which to relax.
The dining room is also south-facing and is accessed from both the hall and the kitchen. A dining table and chairs enough to seat eight are the central feature of the room. Doors open to the small utility room where there is a washing machine and tumble dryer. A door leads to the outside. Another door leads to a large pantry in which there is shelving for foodstuffs and a free-standing fridge-freezer.
The kitchen has an electric oven and a gas hob. The sink overlooks the pleasant front garden and drive. There is a dishwasher and microwave. Do note that the kitchen is not over big and when cooking the extractor fan over the hob needs to be switched on to avoid setting off the mains connected smoke alarm.
In the hallway there is a small desk where one can use the wifi.
At the east end of the hallway a door leads to the ground floor master bedroom which has a large double bed with bedside tables and lights. French doors facing west open on to the front garden and drive. On the other side of the bedroom is the ensuite which has a bath and a separate shower.
The stairs lead to one double bedroom, one twin and a single bedroom and two family bathrooms at either end of the landing.
The front garden has a lovely beech tree and there is ample space for a couple of cars on the drive. A gated side passage leads to the back garden which is mainly grassed. There is garden furniture and a small bbq.
Fern Court Lodge has gas central heating and a gas log effect stove (please note that the doors to the stove do not open)
There is a land line telephone for those whose mobile network is precarious in Aldeburgh. Please put payments in the honesty box provided.
Please note that a gardener calls on Wednesdays, late morning, to cut the grass.
In consideration of other visitors, please do not smoke in Fern Court Lodge.
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.