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Sold 3 Bed Cottage

The Street, Walsham-Le-Willows
£350,000 Guide Price

Property Details

  • Beautifully appointed accommodation
  • Charming location
  • Delightful kitchen breakfast room
  • Dining area and sitting room
  • Stunning vaulted bathroom
  • Three bedrooms
  • First floor shower room
  • Range of outbuildings and garage
  • Attractive gardens nestling the village stream
  • Many original features
Avenue Cottage is a charming home ideally located centrally in this popular village. This most attractive home, which is not Grade Listed, is believed to date back to the mid 16th Century and is constructed of oak timbers and rendered elevations, under a thatched roof. The thatch has recently been re-ridged and dressed and is a fine feature of the property. The cottage offers a wealth of character to include an abundance of exposed beams and stud work and the brick chimney breast adds to this charm. In more recent years the house has been sympathetically modernised and is offered to a high standard throughout. The grounds provide a number of outbuildings, garaging and a delightful private setting.

This well-appointed accommodation comprises, in brief, entrance hall with doors off to principal rooms, door to rear garden and stairs rising to first floor. The Kitchen is a generous light and bright space and leads beautifully into the dining area; it makes an ideal area for family living and entertaining in. The wooden kitchen units compliment the character of the house and this is further enhanced by the granite style work surfaces, tiled splash backs, tiled flooring and exposed ceiling beam. This theme continues in the dining area with further exposed stud-work and a feature log burning stove. A door leads to the wonderful sitting room; again a light and bright room with windows overlooking three aspects and affording an excellent degree of character with exposed wall and ceiling timbers and stunning exposed brickwork and chimney breast. The fireplace, housing a wood burner stove and bressumer beam over, is the focal point of the room. To complete the ground floor accommodation is a stylish bathroom. The beamed vaulted ceiling is a fine attribute of the room, which comprises roll top bath, vanity wash hand basin and high level wc. The room mirrors the style and character of this charming home.

The first floor landing gives access to all three bedrooms with the master bedroom benefitting from a walk in wardrobe. The bedrooms are further served by a well finished shower room.

The property is approached via a small driveway, which provides off-road parking and leads to the single garage (with power and lighting connected). There is a pretty side garden, enclosed wrought iron railing, with a brick paved path leading to the front door and flower beds either side. The rear garden is an excellent area with a range of outbuildings providing a utility area/boot room and a log store. A further detached wooden structure could make an ideal studio, home office, garden store etc. The garden, which is enclosed, offers a Mediterranean feel and an ideal space for alfresco dining. The raised fishpond is a charming feature. The garden wraps around the garage and leads to a second garden area, with a lawned terrace overlooking the stream; idyllic.

Avenue Cottage occupies a discreet, tucked away yet central location along The Street in the centre of this popular village. Walsham Le Willows is an historic and picturesque village, rich in varying architecture and offering a good range of local facilities including a well-regarded primary school, two public houses, timber merchants and garden centre, church and butchers. The village is situated approximately twelve miles to the north east of the thriving market town of Bury St Edmunds which provides a varied range of facilities, schooling, public transport, theater etc. and Walsham also offers convenient access to Diss and Stowmarket, both of which benefiting from a main line rail link to London Liverpool Street Station.

Mid Suffolk District Council - Council Tax Band C

From Bury St Edmunds, proceed on the A143 towards Diss. At Ixworth turn right signposted Walsham Le Willows. Upon entering Walsham Le Willows proceed along the high street and turn right down the small access road, just before the hairdressers and Wattisfield wines, where the cottage and parking can be found on your left.

Oil fired central heating. Mains electric, water and drainage

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