Old Hall Cottages, Old Hall Lane, Fornham St Martin

Guide price £425,000

Understood to have origins dating back to the 16th century when the current property formed part of a much larger medieval hall house. This much improved period house, is listed grade II as being of specific architectural and historical interest. This fine home provides a surprising level of particularly spacious accommodation, retaining a wealth of fabulous original features and complemented by large gardens. Set within a desirable quiet lane in one of the area’s most sought after villages the property benefits from being situated only a few miles from the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds. The current owners have made a number of further improvements including installing a wood burning stove and flue in the large Inglenook fireplace creating a super focal point of the room in addition to original features and characteristics such as many massive exposed beams and studwork, oak internal doors and polished oak flooring. The deceptive level of well-presented accommodation currently in brief comprises; entrance door opening to sitting room, with wealth of exposed timbers, large Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, window to front and doorway to study/library area with exposed timbers, stairs off to first floor and open to kitchen/dining room, the kitchen is fitted with a superb range of units complemented by wooden preparation surfaces, integrated appliances including oven, hob and wine chiller. Further features include oak flooring, fireplace, exposed timbers and doors to a cloakroom, utility room and gardens. On the first floor is a spacious landing with a further study area with fitted book shelving, window to side and stairs continuing to second floor. There are two generous bedrooms and a family bathroom with roll top bath. On the second floor is a fantastic 20ft vaulted master bedroom with an adjoining dressing room, nursery or fourth bedroom.

The gardens are a lovely feature of the house being of a particularly good size and mostly laid to lawn and includes a large paved terrace creating a seating area, whilst affording lovely views to the rear across meadows and the Fornham golf course beyond. There is an enclosed area of garden to the front and vehicular access leads across the rear of the adjoining house, through a pair of gates leading to an area for off road vehicle parking for one car accessed across the rear of number 1 Old Hall Cottage, access to a brick and flint garage beneath a pantiled roof and with an adjoining garden store.

The house is situated along a quiet no-through lane whilst affording open views to the rear. Fornham St Martin is one of the areas most sought after villages, situated only a few miles from the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds. The village provides a well regarded public house, church and village hall.

When entering Fornham St Martin from the direction of Bury St Edmunds, proceed into the village and turn left into Old Hall Lane, where the property will be found further down the lane on the right.

Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired radiator central heating. Grade II listed. Council tax band D. No onward chain.

Agents note
As is common with some period properties which used to be one larger dwelling, there are some areas of flying freehold in this property.

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  • Heavily timbered sitting room with inglenook style fireplace
  • Kitchen dining room
  • Study area
  • 20ft master bedroom
  • Two further generous bedrooms
  • Dressing room / bed 4
  • Family bathroom
  • Wealth of original features
  • Large gardens backing onto meadows
  • Garaging and off road vehicle parking

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