'Finest river view I have seen': See inside this rare £2.75m home for sale on Suffolk's Heritage Coast
- Credit: Savills
Boasting contemporary living spaces, a private jetty and an enviable location on the River Alde, this remarkable four-bedroom property in Iken near Woodbridge really does have it all - in fact Savills' property agent Peter Ogilvie believes it offers one of the best river views in the county.
"Having specialised in coastal property for 20 years, this is the finest river view I have seen from any property in Suffolk", he says. "The photographs do not do justice to the view, it really is exceptional and the design and finish of the property absolutely maximises the exceptional position."
The property, known as Jumbos Cottage, is for sale for offers in excess of £2,750,000 and sits on Iken Cliff, one of the most sought-after positions along the Heritage Coast.
The area is home to an ever-changing view of rare birdlife - as well as seals which can sometimes be found basking on the banks of the river at low tide - and a network of countryside walks that lead directly from the house to nearby Snape Maltings.
Great care has been taken to make the most of the property's unique location, with most rooms enjoying views over the river. But despite its contemporary look, the core of the property, which was originally a cottage belonging to harbourmaster Cecil Alexander Ward, also known as 'Jumbo', dates back to the late 1800s.
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Today, this section of the property is home to four bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms, all of which have been finished to an exceptional standard. The home's traditional architecture fuses seamlessly with more contemporary styles, creating a remarkably stylish, yet functional, family home.
More modern additions include the open-plan kitchen/dining area, which sits in the centre of the property, and features glass to one wall with bespoke sliding doors which open out on to a raised terrace.
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A separate drawing room, also with fully glazed sliding doors, overlooks the river and is accessed by a glazed walkway - a highly contemporary design feature which only adds to the property's unique sense of immersion, nestling into its surroundings.
Outside, the gardens are something of a private sanctuary. They have been landscaped with great care and attention and feature well-stocked raised beds. The lawns are enclosed by estate fencing and the raised terrace offers a lovely seating area overlooking the rooftop of the house, the river and the countryside beyond.
The property's original round house, with thatched roof, is also included in the sale. Planning permission has been granted to convert this into a self-contained annexe.
In addition, Jumbos Cottage comes with a newly constructed private jetty, connecting the main house to the River Alde and allowing boats, kayaks and paddleboards to be launched with ease.
For more information, contact Savills on 01473 234800.
Jumbos Cottage, Iken, near Woodbridge
Savills, 01473 234800, www.savills.com