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Sold 4 Bed Cottage - Detached

Felsham Road, Bradfield St. George
£650,000 Guide Price

Property Details

  • Reception hall
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room opening out to south-facing garden
  • Plain English kitchen with Aga
  • Utility and studio
  • Four bedrooms, two bathrooms
  • Mature grounds bordering ancient woodland
  • Exceptional garden with orchard and wild meadow
  • In all about 1.5 acres
Wayside Cottage now comprises what was originally two quaint woodman cottages believed to date back to the mid 1700s – a fitting history given its immediate proximity to the woodland nature reserve. An entrance hall with a panelled staircase was created in the 1960s and then the current owners also extended the property during the 1990s, adding a formal dining room, a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom as well as converting the original kitchen and snug into one substantial kitchen and breakfast room and providing a fabulous heart to the house. All conversion and modernisation works have been completed in a highly sympathetic manner and preserve the innate qualities of the property.

The accommodation includes a reception hall and cloakroom. Within what was once an inglenook fireplace is a traditional, reconditioned, large vintage AGA (dating 1948), forming the centrepiece of the provincial farmhouse style kitchen. This is set amid a backdrop of a bespoke, hand made kitchen. The sitting room, which enjoys exceptional garden views, is cosy and welcoming and offers a wood burning stove and a door leads to a study/fifth bedroom.

The light-rich dining room enjoys fabulous views with triple French doors opening on to the south facing patio and a further set of double French doors opening westwards.

Also added by the current owners is the laundry room and the studio (on the east side of the cottage), which was constructed with robust enough foundations to be able to accommodate a first floor in the future (subject to planning permission). So while being fit for purpose, there is also potential scope for further development at Wayside Cottage.

First Floor
Upstairs a generous landing area leads left into the master bedroom and en-suite bathroom. From here, views of the garden and woodland beyond can be enjoyed. There are three further double bedrooms upstairs – one with its own sink – and all offering excellent proportions, wonderful views and a quaint cottage style. Bedroom three and four are linked, perhaps giving scope to create a second large suite in the future if required and a family bathroom completes the accommodation.

Exterior And Grounds
The picturesque slate-tiled Suffolk pink cottage is punctuated by delightful lead-light windows and sturdy wooden exterior doors befitting of an authentic country cottage. It is surrounded by its own grounds with an exceptional south-facing garden to the rear of the property. This includes a lovely patio garden loosely delineated by pot plants and also benefitting from fragrant honeysuckle, which adorns the exterior of the cottage.

The patio leads on to the lawn and the resplendent rose hedge beyond offering an arch through which to explore a further lawned area, which is also the site of the orchard boasting extremely well established apple trees. Beyond this point is a second archway. Immediately within this area is the perfect spot to establish a vegetable patch if required and then beyond is a stunning wild meadow that nestles into Bradfield Woods.

Although a short drive from Bury, Wayside Cottage is set within an extremely pretty and bucolic part of Suffolk marked by ancient rural and arable landscapes. By the main driveway, there would be easily enough space – and the opportunity, owing to a second gate large enough for vehicular access – to happily accommodate a drive in and out horseshoe driveway if required.

The property is in a truly outstanding situation with its grounds bordering Bradfield Woods, an ancient woodland with a 700-year heritage and described by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust as: “one of the richest woods in Britain”. It’s a small, quiet and historic woodland and a magnificently peaceful setting in which to take a stroll – an utter treat to have right on the doorstep. This is particularly the case during spring when the bluebells are in full bloom within Bradfield Woods – a wondrous sight.

Wayside Cottage is approximately 15 minutes from Bury St Edmunds and 45 minutes from Cambridge Science Park. It’s also less than 15 minutes from the train station at Thurston and approximately 20 minutes away from Stowmarket station making it an excellent location for those commuting to Ipswich, Cambridge or London. This area is also served by good local state and private schools.

From the village green in Beyton (accessed via junction 46 from the A14), take Church Road (next to the White Horse pub) towards Hessett. Drive through Hessett and continue on past a turn to Smallwood Green and keep going until the junction, which is signposted left for Gedding and Felsham and right for Bradfield St George (and Bradfield Woods). Go right and the property is the second on the left approximately 500m up the road, just before the left turn to Bradfield Woods.

Mains electricity and water are connected. Calor gas is connected just for the gas hob. Private drainage. Council tax band E.

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