Coastguard Cottages, Shingle Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3BG | Property for sale | Savills
81.94 sq m(882 sq ft)
Guide price £575,000($732,139)

Coastguard CottagesShingle Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3BG

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Key features

  • Spectacular far reaching sea and marsh views
  • Wonderful period character
  • Delightful Studio for various uses
  • Peaceful and tranquil setting
  • Popular coastal location

Delightful cottage with far reaching views over the sea and marshes.

About this property

  • There is an abundance of history at Shingle Street, which was known as Shinglestreet in the late eighteen century.

    Shingle Street was originally a place where fishermen and pilots stayed to help navigate the River Alde and River Ore, over the treacherous shingle bar.

    Early in the 19th century, during the Napoleonic Wars, Martello towers were built to act as a deterrent against foreign invasion. The Martello towers and the adjacent wooden cottages were later homes for the coast guards, river pilots and families. Many of the original buildings date from this period.

    Shingle street eventually became a holiday destination for affluent families from the surrounding areas; it was a place where they could learn to swim, row, sail and fish. Or simply cruise in their yachts to Aldeburgh for golf.

    The area is now a small community of homes and the sense of a place steeped in mystery and history remains.

    6 Coastguard cottages is a delightful cottage with far reaching views over the sea and marshes.

    The cottage has great character with many period features including open fireplaces, high ceilings, well-proportioned and light filled rooms.

    The accommodation comprises a kitchen/ dining room with ample storage, a charming sitting room with exceptional views over the sea and family bathroom on the ground floor. Stairs lead up to two good sized bedrooms, both benefiting from superb views over the sea and marshes.

    Outside there is a detached studio, which can be utilised for various uses and a sheltered courtyard garden.

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This is incredibly special & rare to the market - amazing sea views, wonderful tranquility & character. A rare chance to buy a magical coastal house.

Peter OgilvieProperty agent

Local information

  • 6 Coastguard cottages occupies a wonderful position in Shingle Street, with exceptional, uninterrupted views across the shingle beach to the sea.
  • Hollesley is the nearest village (2 miles). The village has a useful convenience store, wonderful medieval Church, village hall, a popular public house, The Shepherd and Dog, bowls club, and primary school.
  • Woodbridge (9.5 miles) is a thriving and highly regarded market town known for its attractive historical architecture, scenic river walks and its tide mill, a rare working example, which traces its roots to the 11th century. The town offers an incredible array of boutique shops, shops, cafés, public houses and restaurants.
  • Local sporting facilities are fantastic. Hollesley has a bowls club and further afield Woodbridge has superb sailing and rowing clubs as well as popular rugby, tennis and golf clubs.
  • There are excellent schools locally including Hollesley Primary School, Farlingaye and Kesgrave High School, and Woodbridge school.
  • All times and distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains electricity and water
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: TBC