Unusual home close to the River Deben and the sea

Marenia, in the hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry, is for sale with Bedfords. Picture: NICHE

Marenia, in the hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry, is for sale with Bedfords. Picture: NICHE - Credit: Archant

Homes rarely become available in the picturesque hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry, at the mouth of the River Deben. Now this one could be yours for £350,000.

Marenia, a single-storey home in thepretty hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry is on the market with Bedfor

Marenia, a single-storey home in thepretty hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry is on the market with Bedfords. Picture: NICHE - Credit: Archant

Now estate agents Bedfords are offering the opportunity to buy Marenia, a two-bedroom single storey home in this historic settlement.

Originally a fishing settlement, there are still small boats based here, and a pub, cafe, a fresh fish stall and a popular sailing club.

There is also the links golf course home of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club.

There are a small number of homes at the ferry.

Marenia, a single-storey home in thepretty hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry is on the market with Bedfor

Marenia, a single-storey home in thepretty hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry is on the market with Bedfords. Picture: NICHE - Credit: Archant

It is peaceful here now but in wartime, in the 1940s, the golf club was the site of a little-known offensive - Operation Outward.

Thousands of 8ft hydrogen-filled balloons were launched in the direction of Germany to deliver destruction and confusion.

Most Read

Inflatable weather balloons were re-purposed and used to carry the war deep into Europe.

They carried long trailing wires to interfere with electricity cables or incendiary devices to start fires.

Marenia, a single-storey home in thepretty hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry is on the market with Bedfor

Marenia, a single-storey home in thepretty hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry is on the market with Bedfords. Picture: NICHE - Credit: Archant

Marenia is a bungalow at home at the heart of Felixstowe Ferry.

Estate agent Alexander McNab of Bedfords said: "Marenia has a wealth of seaside charm and offers a beautiful light and airy feel throughout as it stands.

"However, it also offers significant potential for adaption or a complete remodel, subject to the relevant planning consents, of course.

"House in Felixstowe Ferry don't come up for sale very often. So a new property on the market in the area is very much to be welcomed - particularly in this price bracket."

Marenia, a single-storey home in thepretty hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry is on the market with Bedfor

Marenia, a single-storey home in thepretty hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry is on the market with Bedfords. Picture: NICHE - Credit: Archant

Marenia has two bedrooms and a family shower room. There is a large garden room, a dining room and a sitting room with a feature fireplace.

The dining room leads onto the kitchen which in turn leads to a useful utility room.

Outside there is plenty of off-road parking space plus a private courtyard-style garden at the rear.

More details from Bedfords on 01394 779444.

Marenia, a single-storey home in thepretty hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry is on the market with Bedfor

Marenia, a single-storey home in thepretty hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry is on the market with Bedfords. Picture: NICHE - Credit: Archant

The River Deben at Felixstowe Ferry. Picture: ALEXANDER MCNAB

The River Deben at Felixstowe Ferry. Picture: ALEXANDER MCNAB - Credit: Archant

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter