Agent: Best Estates
Aldeburgh’s ‘Mane’ Attraction
The Black Horse, one of Aldeburgh’s truly iconic buildings has been transformed and is now on the market creating a very desirable residence on Aldeburgh’s High Street.
The former pub has been derelict for many years and was believed to be the centre for local smugglers on the edge of the marsh. The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Black Horse's beer-house license was issued in 1843, and got its full license on February 6th 1961.
Planning permission was approved to demolish the existing building and replace with a substantial, architect designed family home with landscaped gardens, parking for a number of cars and to renovate the detached single story brick outbuilding into a studio.
The Black Horse has been under construction for most of 2016, and stands at the southern end of Aldeburgh’s High Street on the junction of the exclusive Park Road. This highly contemporary, architect designed family home has been built to an exceptionally high quality with the ground floor being completely open plan with east facing windows overlooking the High Street and west facing windows overlooking the landscaped rear gardens. This creates an extremely light living space, complete with modern kitchen furniture.
Stairs lead to a first floor landing with door opening to a west facing balcony, enjoying stunning views across the marshes toward the River Alde. The east facing master bedroom has two sets of sliding doors opening to a balcony, offering northerly views along the High Street. The Ensuite enjoys a large shower cubicle, deep curved bath and twin wash basins. Bedrooms two and three again benefit from sliding doors to an east facing balcony, offering similar High Street views.
Outside the property is approached through large timber gates, and leads to a shingle drive providing parking for 3 cars. The remaining west facing rear garden has been beautifully landscaped and features raised flower beds. To the side is the detached single story studio, which again has been fully renovated and refurbished. The studio has a large open plan living/kitchen/dining area, double bedroom and bathroom.