It is not often the backdrop to a home can be quite as majestic as this, but the slight hill on approach allows the open sea view beyond to literally fall upon your feet as you reach the threshold of this charming cottage. Historically a fishing village, Kessingland is now a thriving seaside village and ideal for those seeking a peaceful haven close to the beach. A wealth of period detailing such as ornate fireplaces with decorative surrounds, stripped blond wood doors and historical ironmongery has been retained throughout the cottage, whilst more modern additions such as the sizeable garden room and first floor bathroom now add functionality to the extended footprint. But it’s the weathered edges in this home that adds the excitement, having been a well-loved home for many years there is now room for decorative improvement throughout the cottage offering the chance to really make these bricks a home. The modern porch is quite an important addition as it allows a degree of separation before you step inside the sitting room, where the focal point must be the cast iron fireplace, complete with charming jade green tile detailing. The traditional layout of this cottage is really quite sociable, as the dining room opens out the galley style kitchen to ensure the sociable aspect is really quite fluid between the rooms. The ground floor shower room offers a great alternative to the first-floor bathroom and could prove a practical essential given the close proximity to the beach! An addition we really love is the garden room, quite a generous space which blends the outside space to inside creating a wonderful flow for the warmer months and really opening up the view to the tranquil gardens and dining terrace. Upstairs, the two double bedrooms equally lead from the landing in-between and both offer charming period fireplaces. The third bedroom has since been converted to the first floor bathroom and leads off bedroom one whilst bedroom two has had a private cloakroom discreetly added above the staircase.

Key Features

  • A charming coastal home, just a stones throw from the beach
  • Full of beautiful character features
  • Ornate fireplaces, stripped wood doors and historical ironmongery
  • A generous back garden, beautifully landscaped
  • Enviable green views to the rear
  • On-road parking
  • Gas central heating and double glazed
  • A blank canvas ready to make your own
  • Ground floor shower room, first floor bathroom
  • Two double bedrooms


Nested amongst a row of similarly aged cottages on the cusp of the shoreline, the location is one of the stand out features of this home. A real surprise though is the generous size of the back garden, another part of this home that has clearly been well loved and beautifully maintained over the years. The slightly elevated dining terrace is not just perfectly placed from the garden room but also allows enviable views over the beautifully green views beyond the rear boundary, whilst the lower landscaped gardens have been designed to perfectly capture a peaceful haven, full of local wildlife and wild birds, a quiet space we found quite difficult to leave!

Franks Thoughts...

We’re not sure if it’s the location, the period features, the tranquil garden or just the overall feel inside that has got our hearts racing with this one, but either way we simply love it. An ideal hideaway haven for someone looking for a blank canvas they can make their own…

288 Church Rd

288 Church Rd, Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7RS, UK

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While we endeavour to maintain accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these are intended as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection. Fixtures and fittings are to be agreed with the seller. Total floorplan measurements have been rounded for ease and distances are also provided as an approximate. The services, systems and appliances listed within our specifications have not been tested by us and therefore provide no guarantee to their operating ability or efficiency.