This superb period home provides a surprising level of beautifully arranged and presented accommodation retaining a wealth of original features, whilst complemented by generous gardens, an adjoining two bedroom cottage/further accommodation and range of outbuildings providing potential to be converted/extended to form a detached single storey barn style property, ideal as an annex or similar.
Understood to have origins dating from the 1600s and originally three cottages, the property has recently been updated and improved including a rear extension and now offers charming accommodation which currently in brief comprises; Entrance door opening to family room; with window to front, stairs off to first floor and studwork to sitting room; a super reception room with large red brick fireplace with wood burning stove and oak flooring, exposed timbers, window to front.
Dining Room; an ideal reception for entertaining with French windows opening to the rear gardens, windows to rear, oak flooring and oak timbers. Opening to Kitchen; recently extended and fitted with an extensive range of quality units complemented by central preparation island, granite and wooden work surfaces and space for range oven and American style fridge freezer. Window overlooking rear gardens, vaulted ceiling with oak timbers and door to Utility; with fitted cupboards, sink, boiler and door to side. Shower Room; fitted with a stylish suite including shower enclosure, wash basin and WC.
On the first floor is a landing with window seat and airing cupboard, three generous bedrooms, two with fitted wardrobes, and a luxurious family bathroom (see agents note) with roll top bath completes the accommodation.
Adjoining Cottage comprising; Entrance door to sitting room; a charming reception with huge Inglenook fireplace and stairs off to first floor. Dining room; with door to pantry. The ground floor is completed by a small kitchen, bathroom and cloakroom. On the first floor are two further bedrooms.
A pair of timber gates open from Old Street giving vehicular access to the rear of the property (see agents notes). The gardens are a most unexpected feature being stocked with an abundance of flowering plants, shrubs and mature trees. To the rear of the main house is a delightful landscaped garden with stone terracing, well stocked borders and a well maintained lawn.
A shingle driveway provides extensive vehicle parking and turning space, with access to a range of outbuildings which include, barn, covered parking area, workshops, toilet and store with planning permission granted in 2012 to be converted/extended for form a detached two bedroomed annex dwelling (see agents note). There are further lawned gardens enjoying views across farmland. In all about 0.3 of an acre (subject to survey).
The house is situated in the heart of this well served conservation village and within a stones throw of the local facilities available which include a primary school, church, restaurant, co-op, post office, bakers and hairdressers. The village is extremely well situated for access to the A14 dual carriageway and is approximately 2 miles from the market town of Stowmarket, which offers a mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street taking approximately 90 minutes.
When entering the village from the direction of the A14 Dual Carriageway and Stowmarket, proceed along Old Street, where the property will be found on the left hand side.
All mains services are connected. Mid Suffolk District Council Tax Band E.
Outbuildings Planning Permission
In 2012 Mid Suffolk District Council granted planning permission (planning reference 2448/12) for conversion and alteration of the existing outbuildings to form ancilliary annex accommodation to include the erection of an extension following demolition of an existing open fronted covered store. Plans are available on the Mid Suffolk District Council website or at Sheridans Bury St Edmunds offices.
1. An extra area of land to the north west of the outbuildings is available subject to separate negotiation.
2. The timber gates and vehicular access to the rear currently measures approximately 7ftx7ft and therefore may not suit all vehicles.
3. The property is in a conservation area and is not grade II listed.
4. The family bathroom in the main house could provide access to the first floor of the adjoining cottage if desired.
5. The adjoining cottage has its own central heating independent from the main house.