Kings Legend is a splendid house, built in the 1930s, on the edge of the popular sea side town of Aldeburgh in Suffolk.

Its elongated design gives rise to it having such a length of thatch, which really is quite a feature.

With 6,700 square feet, the house has more than enough space for a large family to comfortably live in – there are six bedrooms, possible seven if you used the dressing room to the main bedroom as a nursery or seventh bedroom; five bathrooms and a stunning 36 feet long drawing room.

This has a south facing bay window, attractive plaster work and ceiling roses and views over the gardens to the sea.  There’s also a study area with large open fireplace in a stone surround.  The reception hall has an exposed beamed ceiling and archway opening into an inner hall, there’s a lovely dining room with bow window and open fireplace, a smaller sitting room, second kitchen, sun room and another study. The main kitchen/breakfast room has a four oven Aga.

The rear garden is mostly laid to lawn with trees and shrubs and a garage/boat store and in front of the house, there’s a walled garden with swimming pool.  The house is set in 8.4 acres of land with a paddock and wooded area and adjoining the property is a footpath leading down to the beach. Kings Legend is on the market through Clarke & Simpson for £1.75 million (01728 724200; www.clarkandsimpson.co.uk)