Heath Cottages - Your chance to live in the heart of the forest
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There are some tremendous places to live in Suffolk - but a home in the heart of Tunstall Forest is pretty special.
There are the views, the sounds and the skies.... and life close to nature.
No 1 Heath Cottages is in the heart of the forest, nestled between the villages Tunstall, Iken and Snape which are a 20 minute walk through the forest.
It is set within gardens of grounds of approximately 1.5 acres.
The area is a haven for wildlife and the forest within of the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Tunstall is known for a rich community of birds, both tree and groundnesting, and in particular the nightjar, the woodlark and the crossbill.
The first two have nationally important populations in the forest.
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So this detached family home has a delightful position,
All the windows have views over the attractive gardens or a meadow, maintained by the RSPB reserve, and also home to a number of Exmoor ponies during the summer months.
There is the possibility of the home owner keeping a horse as well
There are certainly a wide range of outdoor activities on the doorstep, for the nature lover, mountain biking trails, birdwatching, walking and horse riding.
For mountain bikers there is special a ten mile single track market route.
The property has undergone some renovation work a provides excellent living and bedroom accommodation.
It retains a wealth of period features including open fireplaces in two reception rooms and the kitchen/breakfast room.
The property also benefits from solar panels which heat the water.
The accommodation includes an entrance porch with oak flooring and ceiling spotlights and a door opening to the sitting room.
The sitting room is dual aspect with views to the forest and with an exposed red brick fireplace and a slate hearth and with oak flooring and stairs rising to the first floor. There is also a two oven solid fuel Rayburn.
The large drawing room is L-shaped and dual aspect with double doors opening to the vaulted sun room.
The kitchen/breakfast room has handmade Henry Gordon Jones kitchen furniture with wood and granite worksurfaces, incorporating a two bowl sink with a mixer tap and tiled splashbacks.
There is an integrated electric hob with an overhead extractor hood, doubel oven and microwave. There is also space for a dishwasher and a fridge freezer.
A red brick open fireplace houses a woodburning stove. There is also a utility room, a boiler room, cloakroom, a lobby, ground floor bedroom five, a study and a bathroom with both a shower cubicle with overhead shower.
On the first floor there are four more bedrooms and a family bathroom which has a suite of panel bath with a shower attachment, a low suite WC and a wall-mounted wash hand basin. There is also an airing cupboard.
Outside there is a detached garage, with electricity connected and two brick stores with power and lighting, a wooden shed and an oak log store.
The property is approached over an umnmade lane.
The south-facing front garden is laid to lawn with picket fencing.
the main garden is to the rear and features paved sun terraces, an established vegetable garden with raised beds and a children’s playground including a treehouse.
There a views over a lake and an ornamental pond stocke with fish and wildlife.
The land extends to approximately 1.5 acres - with forest beyond.
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