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Sold 4 Bed Cottage - detached

Shelland, Nr. Woolpit, Bury St. Edmunds
£545,000 Guide Price

Property Details

  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • kitchen breakfast room
  • Boot room, Reception hall
  • Four generous bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Driveway and garaging
  • Delightful gardens, open views
  • Further land potentially available (s.t.n)
  • No chain
An outstanding detached grade II listed 16th century house with beautifully presented accommodation complemented by occupying a splendid semi-rural setting affording fabulous countryside views. The house retains a wealth of characteristics including many exposed timbers and studwork, polished brick, tiled and wooden flooring, large Inglenook fireplaces with wood burning stove and elegant casement and Mullion windows. The current owners have, over the past twenty years, carried out significant improvements to the property including a very recent programme of internal and external decoration and last autumn, the Norfolk Reed thatch was re-ridged, combed and rewired.

The charming accommodation currently in brief comprises: traditional oak framed entrance porch with a fine Oak entrance door opening to the spacious reception hall with its fine pamment and stone floor, historic carved beam and oak staircase off to first floor. The generous sitting room (17'x17') has a fine Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and wealth of exposed timbers. The dining room (17'x12') is an elegant reception for entertaining with fireplace, casement and mullion windows and door to side porch and the light and airy kitchen breakfast room (24'x12') has polished wooden flooring, French doors to gardens and part vaulted with a gallery area. The kitchen is fitted with a matching range of units including space for a range oven and fitted butler sink. There is a boot room, boiler room (with oil fired boiler) and a bathroom.

On the first floor are four spacious bedrooms and potential to create a first floor bathroom (subject to planning and listed building consent). The property benefits from a super-fast broadband connection and the agents would strongly recommend an internal inspection in order to fully appreciate the overall charm and personality on offer.

Outside
The cottage is approached along a driveway providing off road vehicle parking and access to a brick built garage (providing potential for further improvement / re-building). The front gardens are mostly laid to lawn featuring a fine apple tree and a pathway leading to the front entrance. The gardens extend to all sides of the cottage and are a delightful feature, extending in all to about two thirds of an acre (s.t.s) whilst providing the occupants with a most pleasant degree of privacy and seclusion. The grounds are mainly lawned and include a large terrace enjoying stunning views across open countryside.


Situation
This charming home is set amidst a thriving semi-rural community, and occupies a wonderful setting with no near neighbours whilst affording far reaching views to the surrounding open countryside and being conveniently located within easy reach of the A14 of the well served village of Woolpit, Stowmarket golf club and market town of Stowmarket with its direct rail link to London (85 minutes).


Directions
From Bury St Edmunds proceed east on the A14 dual carraigeway taking the signposted turning for Woolpit. Proceed through the hamlet of Borley Green heading towards Onehouse. Approximately half a mile, the property will be found further on the right hand side set back from the road.


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