A semi-detached bungalow with 2/3 bedrooms and 1/2 reception, sitting on a generous sized plot of approx. 34m x 13m.

The property is located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the farming village of Eyke. Eyke is in a well connected beautiful area of coastal Suffolk, with much of the coast an AONB. The village has a good primary school, church and village hall. The riverside town of Woodbridge is 4 miles and provides local shopping, and further schooling for all ages. It is a 'transition' town. The main A12 and A14 routes are close by, and trains to London via Ipswich are from Melton and Woodbridge.

The garden is an almost 'blank canvas'. Some initial soft fruits and herb perennials were planted Spring 2020. I have some fruit trees and bushes on order for delivery Nov. onwards. There is a Victoria Plum by one fence, an old white Lilac, and various shrubs in the front garden, from previous owners. The back corner of the back garden has a large cedar tree. I allowed the heathland grasses to grow over the summer for the birds and insects, and cut in Sept. Easy to turn into a 'rewilding' garden! We have lots of birds and hedgehogs. There is a modern approx. 4m x 3m concrete prefabricated shed, against which I have very successfully (sunny and hot) grown runner beans, tomatoes, nasturtiums, and etc this year.

The semi-detached bungalow is late '60's cavity brick wall (insulated) under tile roof, with an extension built in 2011 by the previous owners. The property was updated and modernised over the years by the previous owners, and has double glazing to all doors and windows, with internal vertical strip blinds to most windows.

I have also done various updating, redecorating, and required works.

The bathroom required entirely updating and was totally stripped back to begin again. The work was done by a local renewables/plumbing/bathroom refit company. It now has a Kaldewei white steel bath with shower over, and modern white basin and WC. White wall tiles and paint, and limestone effect ceramic floor tiles. The floor tiles run right under the bath, making it easy in the future to replace the bath with a shower cubicle if required.

Front and back bedrooms have been redecorated. I have used non-toxic breathable Earthborn paint in neutral colours or white throughout the house. This paint is positive for healthy indoor air quality. The front 2nd bedroom has carpet, the back 1st bedroom has the original lino tiles (old carpet taken up), with decisions about floor covering being left for new owner/s.

Lounge/ bedroom 3  and hall ceilings are newly plastered over the artex, and all have been redecorated with Earthborn paint. Floors as per 1st bedroom. The electric coal-effect fire is included with sale. There is opportunity for the new owner/s to reopen the fireplace for a woodburner or similar.

The extension room has french doors onto the back garden, wood effect vinyl flooring (from previous owners), and has been redecorated.

The built-in kitchen is late 1990's style, but has been well cared for, with a good range of floor and wall cupboards, stainless steel sink and drainer, space for washing machine, fridge/freezer. Electric Belling glass-hob cooker included in sale. Ceramic floor tiles. With an ethic of reuse and recycle I have not significantly altered the kitchen except a 'refresh'.

Mains water, electric and drainage are all connected. There are solar PV panels on the roof (generating electricity) with paid feed-in tariff (FIT), to offset the economy 7 storage heating and immersion HWT. The last 12 months electricity bills come to about £1020, with £611 income from the FIT during the same 12 months. I had the property's sewer drain cleared through, rainwater drains checked, and there are now 5 water butts. The mains water supply pipe is entirely new summer 2020. I've newly installed Freeview TV aerial suitable for a smart TV and have telephone and broadband connection.

Council Tax is East Suffolk band B.

Why am I leaving, having done all this?!  .... I have the opportunity, and have now decided, to move to an ecovillage under development in Western Australia (have friends and family there). .... as and when Covid-19 restrictions allow......  So there will be no 'upward chain'.

Timing - I hope to be moving approx Easter 2021.

I feel this is an opportunity for buyers who are keen to live in a sustainable way, to own a property which has some basic sustainable features which they can add to and retrofit.  They can make it their own, it has all the 'essentials', is comfortable, and ready to live in. It has a large sunny garden suitable for all sorts of growing.

£265,000