Icklingham Road, West Stow

OIEO £385,000

This charming Victorian cottage provides a deceptive level of accommodation enjoying a delightful setting, adjacent to forest walks, in one of the area’s most desirable and unspoilt villages. In more recent years, the cottage has been the subject of further improvement with works carried out including side and rear extensions, creating a larger kitchen breakfast room, sitting room and an impressive master en-suite bedroom affording far reaching views to the rear. A new boiler serving the oil fired radiator central heating system has been fitted and double glazing. Many original features are retained including fireplaces, exposed beams, brick flooring, ledge and brace internal doors. The accommodation currently in brief comprises: traditional entrance door to entrance hall with door to sitting room (currently used as a fifth bedroom) which includes a fireplace with wooden surround and wood burning stove along with windows to the front and side. The living room is a cosy reception with fireplace, wood burner and wooden surround with original cupboards to side. Window to front, door to staircase to the first floor. Door to a spacious kitchen come breakfast room with window to rear, range of hand built units, Range oven, dishwasher and superb walk in pantry. The family room has wooden flooring and two pairs of French doors to rear and side gardens. The separate utility room has plenty of fitted cupboards and storage space, including an airing cupboard with boiler, door to garden and a cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor is a spacious landing (ideal study area) with window to front and exposed floor boards. There are four surprising bedrooms, master with en-suite bathroom, two rooms with super views and a family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation.

To the front is a driveway providing off road vehicle parking. Gated access leads to a paved terrace area to the side of the cottage. To the rear is a useful outbuilding (former wash house with power and lighting) and a pathway with wood store and storage area leads to secret area of lawned garden with newly planted flower beds with some shrubs and trees. The adjacent cottage has a pedestrian right of way across the rear pathway area (see agents note). The gardens are south facing and measure 25m x 8m.

West Stow is one of the area’s most sought after and unspoilt villages and is best known for its delightful forest walks and recreated Anglo Saxon village with excellent children's play area. The village has a church and village hall and is also conveniently situated only 5 miles to the North West of the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds and the nearby well-regarded private school of Culford is within a few miles.

From Bury St Edmunds proceed North West on the B1106 towards Culford. At the sharp right hand bend bear left towards West Stow. Upon entering the village proceed over the small bridge and turn left onto Icklingham Road where the cottage will be found approximately a quarter of a mile on the left hand side before the turning to the forest on the right.

Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Oil fired radiator central heating. Council tax band D. The property is not listed however is in a Conservation area.

Agent's Note
As common with many period properties, the adjoining cottage has a pedestrian access across part of the garden belonging to Acorn Cottage.

Please contact us on 01284 700 018 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

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  • Entrance hall
  • Sitting room
  • Living room with stove
  • Family room
  • Kitchen breakfast room, large pantry
  • Utility, cloakroom
  • Master bedroom with en-suite
  • Three further bedrooms, bathroom
  • South facing gardens and former wash house
  • Sought after village

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