As you approach this Suffolk home, you'll probably wonder where the small handprints on the outside wall came from. Years back, this building was once an Edwardian grammar school and these marks came from the kids who attended. Inside, there's no indication of its educational past — instead, this recently renovated home is a triumph of modern design, with the stark white walls livened up by houseplants, artwork and vintage curios dotted about. The dining room benefits from two skylights, which makes the space invitingly bright. In contrast, there's a cosy area on the mezzanine level, which is stocked with a record player and some fetching lime green chairs on which to nod your head to the beats. Back downstairs, there's a private south-facing back garden with a rattan outdoor table and chairs, which will really come into their own during unseasonably warm spells. If this is the case, the delights of coastal Suffolk await. Thorpeness Beach is an eight-minute drive away, for instance, while RSPB Minsmere nature reserve only takes thirteen.
Home truths: *There's free parking available on the premises
*As of 2021, the home was awaiting the installation of blinds downstairs, although the host has put up privacy film on the windows until they arrive
*Although the home is split across two levels and there are two steps before the front door, there are bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground floor
Holiday with friends,Long stays,Family holiday,Self Catering,Short Stay,Kid friendly (1-12 years),Hiking,Golfing,Coastal,Village,Walking distance to lake/sea,Walking distance to beach
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