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

Sold STC - Guide Price £325,000

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Property Description

The Property

Thorpe Lodge is a truly unique opportunity to own a slice of Suffolk's wild beauty.  A charming and lovingly refurbished three bedroom lodge, nestled in its own 2.25 acre meadow in the heart of an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It is surrounded by woodland and water marshes, yet still within comfortable walking distance of the pretty village of Thorpeness with it's renowned Golf Club, beach and famous boating at the Meare.

The lodge itself has been thoroughly modernised to provide a charming open plan living space, featuring a newly fitted kitchen, dining area, sitting area with wood burning stove, three bedrooms, newly fitted shower room and separate WC.

It is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time 'off grid' and yet still keep all the modern conveniences we have come to rely on.  Electricity is supplied by solar panels on the roof of the lodge, water is courtesy of the borehole well (also solar powered) and waste is managed via the on site septic tank.

The exterior is clad with black corrugated Onduline sheets which have excellent thermal qualities, retaining the heat in during the colder months and keeping the interior cool during the warmer seasons.  You are welcomed inside Thorpe Lodge through French doors into a delightful open plan living space.  The sitting area is cosy with a raised wood burning stove and lovely views out across Fen Meadow.  The newly fitted kitchen features oak worktops, gas oven and under counter fridge whilst the dining area is tasteful and in keeping with the charm of the lodge.  Along the corridor are three bedrooms, two with twin beds and one with a double bed; all with stripped pine rear walls, fitted wardrobes or cupboards and windows either to the front or rear.  The newly fitted shower room is stylish with floor to ceiling tiles, shower enclosure and a wash hand basin.  There is a separate WC with wash hand basin and door out the rear of the lodge.


The surroundings of Thorpe Lodge are truly lovely.  Approached via an unmade track you enter the meadow through a five bar gate.  There is ample parking both outside the gate and to the front of lodge and a lean-to / cart shed for outside storage.

There is a fire pit area and outside dining space with sail cloth shade, providing a magical spot to enjoy both the sunshine and al fresco dining, whilst relaxing and basking in the peace, quiet and birdsong.

Fen Meadow itself extends to around 2.25 acres (STS) and is designated as a meadow.  Currently it is grassed but it could be sown with native wild flowers or left to nature and the wildlife and insects.

The Location

It is difficult to grasp how pretty the location of Thorpe Lodge 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

On Site Services : Solar Panels for Electricity, Solar Powered Borehole for Water & Septic Tank

Viewings:  Strictly by Appointment with Big Skies Estates

Agent's Note:  The Certificate of Lawfulness is for the use of the land for one caravan for private holiday and recreational use. (Suffolk Coastal District Council Planning Ref: DC/16/0500/CLE.  

Agent's Note:  Furthermore the vendors are placing a restriction on the field limiting use to a single caravan.

Agent’s note: 1. Whilst these particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair description of the property, these do not form any part of any offer or contract nor may they be regarded as statements of representation of fact. 2. Big Skies Estates have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings. All measurements or distances given are approximate only. 3.No person in the employment of Big Skies Estates has the authority to make or give representation or warranty in respect of this property. Any interested parties must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of any information given.

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