The Abbey is a splendid, period village house, Grade II Listed, as being of special historical and architectural interest. Full of character and dating from the late C18 or early C19, the southerly wing is a two-storey flint pebble building with red brick dressings and a slate hipped roof featuring a three window range mainly of double-hung sashes with glazing bars, in flush cased frames with segmental heads.
The original property has been sympathetically extended and provides comfortable, free-flowing family living accommodation with many of the rooms retaining original features. The Abbey also enjoys a peaceful, private and well-maintained landscaped garden featuring a wonderful canopy of mature trees.
The surrounding countryside is absolutely delightful - gently sloping, quintessential rural Suffolk. Country walks and numerous country pursuits are literally on your doorstep.
The property is accessed via electric gates from Bury Road and a private tree-lined gravel driveway which sweeps right around the house to the garage/workshop and offers plenty of off-road parking.
Stairs to first floor. Doors leading to:
Window to side aspect. Fireplace. Radiator. French doors opening on to patio terrace:
Former integral garage with double doors retained. Development opportunity - possible office or bedroom.
Window to rear aspect. Shower. Low-level WC. Wash basin.
Windows to front and rear aspects. Wall and floor mounted units. Aga. Twin eye-level electric ovens and 4-ring hob with extractor unit over. Sink. Integrated dishwasher. Spaces for fridge and freezer. Boxed Radiator. Archway leading to:
Windows to side aspect. Fireplace, Radiator. Opening to:
Window to side aspect. Fireplace, Radiator. Opening back to kitchen.
Utility & Boiler Rooms:
Windows to front and side aspects. Floor mounted unit. Sink. Space and plumbing for washing machine.
First floor landing:
Window to front aspect. Airing cupboard. Linen cupboard. Doors leading to:
Windows to front and side aspects. Radiator. Built-in fitted cupboards.
Window to front aspect. Bath with electric shower over. Low-level WC. Wash basin. Tiled walls. Electric ventilation and fan heater.
Window to rear aspect.
Windows to side aspect. Built in cupboard. Radiator.
Window to side aspect. Radiator.
Window to front aspect. Bath. Shower cubicle. Wash basin. Tiled walls. Heated towel rail.
Low-level WC. Wash basin
The Abbey sits beautifully within a mature and secluded plot of approximately 3.75 acres in total. The house is set well back from the road behind mature trees, with electric gate and a tree-lined gravel driveway. The front gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with mature specimen trees. The east-facing patio area, which is accessed from both the kitchen and drawing room is perfect for morning coffee or alfresco dining.
Adjacent to the house is detached studio/office and a separate agricultural building providing a garage, workshop and useful storage area for garden equipment. A fenced paddock, presently used for grazing a neighbour s sheep, wraps around the garden to the north and east.
Oil-fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Note: None of the services have been tested by the agent.
Cockfield is a charming Suffolk village consisting of hamlets and village greens spread around the undulating countryside north of Lavenham. Local amenities include two public houses, a primary school, garage, restaurant, two churches and shop/post office. Old Buckenham Preparatory School is 6 miles away.
The nearby renowned and picturesque medieval village of Lavenham (4 miles), offers additional facilities including a doctors surgery, library and primary school, as well as traditional village shopping and crafts, late night opening Co-Op stores, historic public houses and fine-dining restaurants. Lavenham also hosts the well-known Swan Hotel and Spa.
More comprehensive facilities can be found in the historic cathedral market town of Bury St Edmunds (7 miles), which offers a full range of schooling, recreational and shopping facilities, including the Arc Shopping Centre. Cultural amenities include the Apex Theatre and the historic Abbey Gardens.
There is excellent access to the A14 dual-carriageway leading east to Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, south to Colchester and to the coastal ports of Harwich and Felixstowe, or west beyond Bury St Edmunds, to Newmarket and Cambridge. For London, the A14 gives convenient access to the M11 and to the international airport at Stansted. For the London rail commuter Colchester and Stowmarket mainline stations offer a fast and regular service to London s Liverpool Street, alternatively Sudbury offers an in-direct but comprehensive service to London. For Cambridge, there is a convenient and direct rail service from Bury St Edmunds.
Babergh District Council
Council Tax Band: G
Floor plans and measurements:
Floor plans are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not to scale. All measurements are approximate.
Strictly by prior appointment only through Humberts Long Melford Office. Telephone 01787 326740