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Sold 4 Bed Country Home

Upper Somerton, Bury St. Edmunds
£575,000 Guide Price

Property Details

  • A superb Grade II Listed detached home
  • One of the finest locations in Suffolk
  • Set in an elevated position with undulating countryside views for miles around
  • Beautiful, breathtaking grounds approaching two-thirds of an acre (STS)
  • Sitting room with inglenook fire place
  • Homely kitchen breakfast room, boot/utility room
  • Dining room, conservatory and study
  • Four bedrooms served by three bath/shower rooms
  • Double cartlodge and outbuildings
  • A viewing is highly recommended
The property is set in stunning, well presented, spacious grounds approaching two-thirds of an acre (subject to survey) and further benefits from a double cart-lodge and wood store, workshop and off road parking. This Grade II Listed residence was constructed during the 17th Century of a timber frame with rendered elevations, now under a slate roof. The property is a fine home with beautifully appointed accommodation, which may benefit from some further updating to enhance it even further.

The property offers over 2000 sq ft of delightful accommodation retaining features and characteristics one would associate with a property of its era, including exposed timbers and studwork and period fireplaces. The accommodation, in brief, comprises enclosed entrance porch leading to the attractive sitting room (19'8" x 14'8"), a charming room with the glorious inglenook fireplace, with bread oven to side and bressumer being the main feature of the room; the ceilings and walls offer exposed beams and a staircase gives access to the first floor. The dining room (14'8" x 12'2") also offers an inglenook fireplace, which is currently designed as a built-in dresser, providing further additional storage space. As with the sitting room there is also a useful cupboard to the side of the fireplace. The conservatory (18'1" x 9'11") offers the most agreeable views of the garden and Church with doors leading to outside. The kitchen breakfast room (18'6" x 12') again is a light and comfortable room; an ideal area for the family to gather in and to socialize and entertain. Fitted with a range of base and wall units and offering plenty of space for appliances and additional furniture. French doors, with windows to side, lead to the rear terrace and a door to the utility room. The utility is also an ideal area for boots, animals, washing machine, etc with its quarry tiled floor, matching the kitchens, and a door leads to the side garden and parking area. To finally complete the ground floor accommodation is the study (11'6" x 7'5") again with exposed studwork and a most enjoyable area in which to work from.

The staircase leads to the main first floor landing giving access to the master bedroom (18'1" x 12') a spacious room with striking views and benefitting from a modern en-suite shower room and additional linen cupboard. The landing also gives access to the well-presented family bathroom and the second bedroom (14'8" x 10'5"). A dual aspect room with a large interconnecting walkway/cupboard giving access to the south side of the property; as is very typical of properties of this era there are two staircases either end of the house. The southern staircase leads again to a nice landing area with both further bedrooms off of this. The third bedroom, with the interconnecting corridor, also benefits from an en-suite bathroom and windows to front and rear, with the fourth bedroom (8'10" x 6'6") being the only single bedroom in the house.

As previously mentioned the grounds and setting of Church Cottage is one of the finest that we at Sheridans have recently seen; they extend in the region of two-thirds of an acre and are truly breathtaking.

A lawned verge is to the front of the property and a paved driveway leads to wrought iron gates giving access to the parking area, of which to the front is a double open fronted cartlodge and wood store. To the side of this, discreetly situated, is the oil tank, with the boiler attached to the side of the house. To the rear of the cartlodge is the useful and spacious workshop and garden store, with power and lighting connected. A paved path leads around the property giving access to the charming terrace, an ideal area for outdoor eating and entertaining. The views from this area over the garden and Church are most fabulous. The garden has been designed with an array of plantings, boxed flower beds, tress, hedging, vegetable patch, green house and of course the rear seating area affording fine countryside views.

The beautiful and quiet hamlet of Upper Somerton is situated on high ground about half a mile to the west the small attractive village of Hartest, both areas conveniently located approximately 7 miles from the lovely medieval village of Long Melford and about 10 miles from the thriving Georgian market town of Bury St Edmunds. The villages are highly regarded and are one of West Suffolk's most favoured and well respected locations; they are set within a conservation area, characterised by its variety of period buildings. Hartest benefits from a primary school, a butchers, doctor's surgery, public house and village church. The market town of Sudbury with its commuter link to London Liverpool Street is about 10 miles south, which also provides a further variety of amenities.

Oil fired central heating. Mains water, and electric. Septic tank drainage.

Babergh District Council. Council Tax Band G

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