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Country hall near Aldeburgh available to rent

Friston Hall is available to let following extensive renovations <i>(Image: Rufus Owen)</i>
Friston Hall is available to let following extensive renovations (Image: Rufus Owen)

A grand country property near Aldeburgh is available to let following extensive renovations for £4,750 per calendar month.

Friston Hall, which is part of the Blackheath Estate along with Gardeners Cottage, is a Grade II listed property built in the late 17th century and altered and extended in the 18th and 19th century.

Today letting agent Clarke & Simpson describe Friston Hall as “a wonderfully light property with beautiful Georgian windows throughout and with the majority of the rooms boasting impressive ceiling heights”.

On the ground floor of the property, there’s a reception hall, kitchen, dining room, sitting room and drawing room, as well as a utility room, boot storage area, WC and stairs which lead to the cellar.

The striking dual-aspect kitchen features wall-mounted and base-level cabinets bespoke made by local firm Church & Gooderham with a natural stone worktop above, as well as an island unit with breakfast bar.

The kitchen also includes a Samsung American-style fridge/freezer and a Rangemaster double electric oven with five-ring electric hob.

This light-filled room benefits from sash windows with wooden shutters and three sets of wooden panelled and glazed double doors to the front and side of the property – and to a landscaped terrace which overlooks the formal gardens, parkland and the original wall garden beyond.

East Anglian Daily Times: The bespoke Church & Gooderham kitchen
East Anglian Daily Times: The bespoke Church & Gooderham kitchen

The bespoke Church & Gooderham kitchen (Image: Rufus Owen)

A handy utility room includes base-level units with stone worktop, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. The room features original wall panelling and a corner-mounted wall unit as well as natural stone flooring. A wooden panelled and glazed door leads to the rear of the property.

The dining room, which is adjacent to the kitchen, features a slate and wooden surround fireplace with brick hearth, while the sitting room has a fireplace with a stone surround with a double-door woodburner on a slate hearth. The sitting room also features Suffolk brick flooring and a hand-built television and storage unit.

In the triple-aspect drawing room, there's a central wooden surround fireplace with woodburning stove set on a slate hearth.

East Anglian Daily Times: The triple-aspect drawing room
East Anglian Daily Times: The triple-aspect drawing room

The triple-aspect drawing room (Image: Rufus Owen)

Stairs from the ground floor lead to an open-plan cellar with original brick floor.

Upstairs, on the first floor, there’s a landing area, family bathroom and five bedrooms – two with en suites.

The master suite includes an inner landing with original wall-panelled cornicing and walk-in airing/storage cupboard, and an impressive bedroom with original wall and ceiling cornicing, plus a feature fireplace with a wooden surround.

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There’s an en-suite bathroom which includes a free-standing slipper bath with mixer tap and hand-held shower unit, a separate shower cubicle, twin vanity units and a WC.

A door from the master bedroom leads to bedroom five which could be used as a dressing room and features wall cornicing and decorative coving.

Bedroom two features a Victorian fireplace with a wooden surround, and benefits from an en-suite shower room.

The family bathroom includes a panelled bath with shower over, vanity unit with cupboard unit below and a WC.

East Anglian Daily Times: The property is approached by a sweeping driveway
East Anglian Daily Times: The property is approached by a sweeping driveway

The property is approached by a sweeping driveway (Image: Rufus Owen)

Outside, the property stands at the end of a tree-lined, sweeping private driveway which leads to a large turning circle where there is plenty of space to park.

Friston Hall is set in private grounds of about an acre, with a further acre of communal gardens.

The landscaped gardens, which lay mainly to the front and side of the property, include formal areas and less formal parts to attract wildlife.

To the east of the property is a natural stone paved terrace which is adjacent to the kitchen and ideal for outdoor entertaining.

East Anglian Daily Times: A paved terrace outside the kitchen leads to the formal gardens
East Anglian Daily Times: A paved terrace outside the kitchen leads to the formal gardens

A paved terrace outside the kitchen leads to the formal gardens (Image: Rufus Owen)

Beyond the terrace, and adjacent to the former walled garden, there’s a small traditional brick outbuilding and a larger newly built building, which are ideal for storage.

The property benefits from a fully restored 17th century brick and stone folly, which is located at the far end of the raised terrace.

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The landlord will employ the services of a gardener to maintain the private and communal gardens, the cost of which is included within the rent.

Friston Hall is located on the outskirts of the village of Friston, which is two miles from Snape and just over four miles from Aldeburgh.

For more details, contact Clarke & Simpson.

PROPERTY FACTS 
Friston Hall 
Price: £4750pcm 
Clarke & Simpson, 01728 724200 
clarkeandsimpson.co.uk