A Grade II listed farmhouse for up to 11, plus 2 cots, with amazing views across the marshes to the sea.
Valley Farm, Walberswick
This stunning newly renovated family house, in its unique location, offers a wonderful mix of authentic beamed charm and modern comforts and facilities, including wifi and games room with table tennis and snooker.
The house, originally a 16th century farmhouse, has an interesting history. It was owned by the English impressionist painter Philip Wilson Steer, and it was here that Charles Rennie Mackintosh stayed in 1914, where he painted his famous botanical paintings and was arrested and imprisoned for being thought to be a German spy. The historian Anthony Sampson owned the smaller half of Valley Farm. In the early 1940s a cinema was operated from the barn at Valley Farm to entertain the troops stationed in Walberswick. An original poster for the 'Barn Cinema' hangs in the house.
Facing south and east, the house is flooded with natural light, with all upstairs bedrooms and balcony enjoying superb uninterrupted sea views across the Dunwich river, salt marshes and dunes - a bird watcher's paradise. The house has four bedrooms, a magnificent beamed living room with woodburning stove, study with double sofa bed, and three bathrooms.
Valley Farm is located past The Bell Inn at the end of a lane with no passing traffic. The sea wall, a grassy bank with wild flowers, forms the boundary between the property and the coastal strip. At the very end of the large enclosed garden, a gate at the top of the sea wall gives access to Walberswick's dunes and the beach, just three minutes' walk away.
Also three minutes' walk away is the river Blyth and Southwold Harbour. Crossing the footbridge over the river, or taking the seasonal Foot Ferry leads you into Southwold High Street, about a mile beyond. Walberswick has two delightful pubs, swings on the Green, and a well-stocked village shop about five minutes' walk away.
Accommodation - Ground Floor
Oak beamed and studded. Two doors from the Hall to
- Living Room
Magnificent east and south facing Living (and dining) Room with impressive main ceiling beams. French doors to the garden and four windows. Inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove. Logs provided. Comfortable sofas, extending pine table and chairs, flat screen TV with DVD player and selection of DVDs. Selection of games.
Open archway to
Lit by downlighters and spotlights. Range of units and storage cupboards. Electric Aga. Separate electric hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/chiller, freezer and double butler sink. Tumble dryer housed in the garage.
Door from Living Room to rear corridor with step down to the back door and
- Bedroom 4
With double bed.
- Shower Room
With shower, WC and washbasin with mirror.
From the Hall, step up to
- Study/bedroom 5 with double sofa bed.
Ceiling beam and window overlooking the garden. Woodburning stove. Logs provided. Double sofabed.
Accommodation - First Floor
- Oak stairs up to half landing, well lit by window, two further steps to main landing with impressive beams and balustrade. Corridor, with sloped ceiling and window looking to the harbour and Southwold beyond, and view through Master Bedroom to the sea. Step up to
Walk-in shower, WC, washbasin with mirror. Double ended bath with shower attachment. Window overlooking garden and sea view.
- Bedroom 2
Bunk beds plus single bed. South facing with sea view. Built-in wardrobe.
- Bedroom 1 (Master Bedroom)
French doors to balcony, windows to East and South, all with stunning sea views. Double bed and built-in wardrobe. Open studded division to ensuite with WC, shower and washbasin with mirror. TV with DVD.
From the main Landing, door to
- Bedroom 3
With double bed, washbasin set into antique washstand. South facing with sea view.
There is plenty of off street parking. Large level enclosed garden with wildlife area, orchard and grass. Outdoor furniture including swing seat in arbour. Access to the garage for use of tumble dryer only. Cart lodge with wood store and plenty of extra garden chairs and sun umbrella.
- Games Room
With table tennis and snooker in case of wet weather.
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- Sleeps (maximum): 11
- Bedrooms: 5
- Beds: 7
- Private Parking
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