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For Sale 4 Bed Cottage - Detached

The Green, Hartest
£639,000 Guide Price

Property Details

  • Deceptively spacious accomodation
  • Light and airy rear extensions
  • Ideally positioned by the village green
  • Five versatile reception areas
  • Attractive kitchen
  • Ground floor bedroom and shower room
  • Three further double bedrooms
  • Two en-suites and a family bathroom
  • Attractive gardens
  • Charming home offering a wealth of character
The property offers surprisingly light and bright accommodation and has been extended throughout the years to provide in the region of 3,300 sq ft of accommodation. Formally the village butchers shop, and still retaining the shop window and door, it offers a wonderful degree of character and charm. It has been beautifully restored and a viewing is highly recommended. This Grade II Listed cottage is believed to date back to the 16th Century. The front section of the house is timber-framed, with the front facade being refaced in brick at a later date. This section of the property is finished with an attractive and well-maintained reed thatched roof and interlinks beautifully with the rear brick extensions, which are under tiled roofs. Attractive grounds complement this fine home.

Accommodation
The accommodation, in brief, comprises generous central reception hall with exposed beams and striking brick fireplace and chimney breast. The sitting room (17’7” x 13’5”) affords fine views across the village green and the brick fireplace, inset with a log burning stove, is the focal point of the room. A useful study is positioned off from this. The living room (16’8” x 15’10”), previously the village butchers shop, is a light and bright room with the generous sash window, again overlooking the green. The kitchen (21’8” x 9’3”) is fitted with a range of bespoke hand painted wooden base and wall units complimented by an excellent expanse of wooden work surfaces. The kitchen leads to the magnificent vaulted breakfast room (13’7” x 12’5”) with the glass wall, overlooking the rear garden, flooding these areas with natural light. The dining room (19’1 x 9’11”) is ideal for entertaining; substantial windows and glazed French doors overlook the rear garden. This leads to the useful utility area and stairs to guest suite. To the rear of the property is the ground floor bedroom and shower room; an area which could be reconfigured as an annex to incorporate the independent first floor guest bedroom and en-suite shower room. This would be subject to any necessary building regulations and planning permission.

The principal first floor comprises a stunning vaulted master bedroom suite benefitting from an en-suite shower room and dressing area. There is a further double bedroom, with useful attic above, and a family bathroom.


Outside
Undoubtedly the position and the delightful gardens are fine attributes of the property. The interesting, two sectioned garden, affords a rear paved terrace and lawn to the top section. Steps and bridge, over the pretty stream, leads to the attractive decked area. This is ideal for relaxing, entertaining or alfresco dining and enjoys views across the reminder of the garden. The garden is enclosed, well-established and stocked with an attractive range of plants and flowers. The former garage, at the front of the property, now houses the oil tank and is used as an excellent storage area.


Situation
The property sits in one of the most favoured position in the village with views across the picturesque green. Hartest is one of West Suffolk's most favoured and popular villages with its famous green, a conservation area and characterised by its variety of period and individual buildings. The village's amenities, one of the reasons why Hartest is such a popular area to live, include a primary school, a butcher's, doctor's surgery, public house and village church. The Cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds, with its fine array of facilities, schooling and a commuter link to London Liverpool Street, is about 9 miles to the north with the market town of Sudbury and historic villages of Long Melford and Lavenham a short distance to the south.


Council
Babergh District Council. Council Tax Band F


Services
Mains electric, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.


Direction
From our office in Long Melford, proceed north turning left at The Green. Upon leaving the village take the B1066, the first turn on your right signed posted to Stanstead, and proceed through the attractive villages of Stanstead and Boxted, until reaching Hartest. Proceed through to the village centre where the property will be found adjacent to the green. If you continued through the village on this road, this would eventually lead you to Bury St Edmunds.


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