Fen Meadow, Aldringham Fen, Aldringham-cum-Thorpeness, Suffolk

For Sale - Guide Price £325,000

Property Description

Fen Meadow - The Opportunity

Fen Meadow offers a unique and rarely available opportunity to create a holiday retreat for family and friends with the potential to generate an attractive second income as a holiday let.  The plot extends to approximately 2.25 acres of grassy meadow, surrounded by trees on three sides, a stream on the fourth and not overlooked.  Whilst it is located in a truly stunning spot, tucked away on Aldringham Fen and surrounded by woodland, it is not remote.  There are a variety of other dwellings nearby occupied both permanently and as holiday homes and Fen Meadow is within easy walking distance of Thorpeness Golf Club, the village itself, the beach and the famous Meare.

There is a certificate of Lawful Use for a caravan / lodge and planning permission for the installation of a concrete base, a septic tank and soakaway and water borehole.  In addition to this, there is a formal deed of easement with the neighbouring land owner for full access rights for vehicle and services.  The current owners have quotation figures for the costs to install all of these and also to connect to mains electricity if desired.

A contemporary lodge of up to 60ft x 40ft could be installed on the plot, giving the opportunity to offer three bedroom, single storey accommodation of a high standard (see mock up images).

Holiday Let Opportunity

Potential Income: £25,075 per year   

Occupancy: 30 weeks

Capacity:  Sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms

Fen Meadow would offer a unique and desirable holiday destination.  Following a consultation with Suffolk Secrets, local holiday let agency, they have produced a projection of income based on a contemporary three bedroom lodge, presented to a high standard, located on the site. 

It could achieve rental values of £1045 per week in Peak Season and £635 per week in Low Season. Local agents, like Suffolk Secrets, can offer a full managed service, taking care of enquiries, bookings, housekeeping and maintenance on your behalf if you do not live locally.  Making for hassle free management of your holiday retreat as a furnished holiday let.

The nature of the plot lends itself to a number of flexible holiday offerings, including off-grid holidays, equestrian holidays or the possibility of creating a lovely garden area to let the children roam free and fencing some of the meadow to be used for grazing for example.

The Location

It is difficult to grasp how pretty the location of Fen Meadow is without visiting in person.  It is approached from the road, down an easily navigable un-adopted road and track through the woodland, past a few tucked away neighbours to the gate.  The meadow itself, whilst surrounded by trees is flooded with sunshine due to its size.  The very top of the meadow is fenced and a neighbouring land owner has some grazing there.

On foot from Fen Meadow you can walk down pretty woodland paths, passed the Golf Club and on to the famous Meare and Thorpeness village itself and the beach.  By car, it's just a few minutes to both Thorpeness and Aldeburgh.

Other Information

Services :

As above, there is permission to install a concrete base (although this may not be required) measuring 50ft x 20ft, septic tank and borehole for water.  Easements for vehicle access and electricity supply (again if required) are also in place.

Planning Consents:  

DC/18/4493/FUL - permission for installation of septic tank & soak-away, water borehole and concrete base in connection with the Certificate of Lawfulness.

DC/16/0500/CLE - Certificate of Lawfulness granted 040/8/16 for continuing use of land for standing caravan for private holiday and recreational use

Agents Note: 

Please note, the image showing the single storey lodge is for illustration purposes only, there is nothing installed on the site currently.

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