The Annexe to Berry Cottage, Bridge Street, Bramfield, Halesworth, Suffolk

Sold STC - Guide Price £255,000

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Property Description

The Property

The Annexe is a charming, well-proportioned two bedroom home positioned in the tranquil village of Bramfield. Boasting period charm and original features throughout such as exposed beams and quarry tile flooring. Whilst situated in a quiet village, it is only a short drive to reach the stunning Heritage Coast of East Suffolk. The Annexe has recently had new carpets laid along with the garden fence and gate also being replaced. The entire cottage interior is about to be repainted. The accommodation briefly comprises: siting room, kitchen / diner downstairs with two double bedrooms and family bathroom upstairs. 

Entering the cottage through the front door, you arrive in the sitting room where the character of the cottage truly becomes apparent from the exposed beamed ceiling. The sitting room is well-proportioned and cosy with French doors leading to the courtyard garden, a window to the front and open staircase. 

Immediately off the sitting room is the kitchen / diner, which exudes character, from the traditional quarry tile flooring to the exposed wooden beams. There are windows looking out to both the front and rear of the cottage, flooding the room with natural light. The kitchen has space for a washing machine.

Upstairs are two good sized double bedrooms and the family bathroom. The character continues upstairs, with exposed timbers on show throughout. The master bedroom is light and spacious with a high coombed ceiling with beams, window out to the front and great storage, featuring both bespoke fitted wardrobes and deep shelving.  The second bedroom has a window to the front, coombed ceiling with original character features and is currently arranged as a twin.  The family bathroom features wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail and bath with shower over and a Velux window.

This cosy cottage is perfect as either a main residence or second home and is currently a much loved second home and generating a healthy second income as a holiday let.  The Annexe to Berry Cottage is a lovely character cottage and deserving of a viewing in person.  Check out our video viewing to get a better idea of all the cottage has to offer and then come and have a look for yourself.


The property is well positioned in the village, with an award wining pub only a short walk from the front door. The property provides off road parking for two cars. Outside you have a wraparound courtyard, with a patioed terrace which can be accessed directly from the parking area or through the French doors to the sitting room. The private seating area at the rear is not overlooked and perfect for alfresco dining in the warmer months.

Holiday Let Opportunity

Holiday Let Income: £17,466 (2021 - 2022*)

Holiday Let Occupancy: 40 Weeks (2021 - 2022*)

Sleeping 4 in 2 Bedrooms

*Based on current bookings

The position of The Annexe to Berry Cottage, in a quiet village with an award winning pub, yet still within easy striking distance of the beautiful Suffolk coastline and the destination villages of Aldeburgh & Southwold makes it a very attractive proposition to visitors to the area.  The cottage has been a successful holiday let for a number of years, generating an income of between £16,000 - £17,000 per year since 2017 for the current owners; when they are not using it themselves.  The current owner advertises the cottage privately on Airbnb and Independent Cottages and employs a local housekeeper to manage the changeovers.  However, there are a number of excellent local agencies who can assist with how best to present your property to the holiday let market and who can also provide a fully managed service including cleaning and laundry if you do not live locally. Just speak to the team at Big Skies for more details.  The cottage is available as a turn key, with all furniture and fittings included.

The Location

Bramfield is a tranquil village, situated slightly inland between two highly sought after coastal locations, which are Southwold and Aldeburgh. Southwold is renowned for being home to Adnams brewery. However the closest coastal area to the Annexe is Dunwich, that provides superb access for exploring the Heritage Coast of North-East Suffolk. Dunwich is also home to The Ship pub. Bramfield itself offers plenty of countryside walks to embark upon, to explore the local area and find the unique crinkle crankle wall. After a days exploring, head over to the award-wining gastropub - The Queens Head to replenish. 

Other Information 

Services: Mains Electricity, Water & Sewage

Heating: Electric Panel Radiators

Windows: Double Glazed Throughout

Council Tax: East Suffolk District Council. Currently business rated as a holiday let and could be eligible for small business rate relief.


Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Big Skies Estates. Due to the cottage undergoing repainting and some guest bookings, viewings will commence from February 5th in the first instance. 

Agents 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. Where a property is promoted as suitable for holiday letting, such use is conditional on the legal due diligence to be undertaken by the buyer’s conveyancer to ensure the property can be used for holiday letting. Big Skies Estates does not examine the legal title or any restrictions on the property. 4. 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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