A delightful Grade II Listed, timber-framed and plastered thatched cottage. Full of character and with a much-loved, hidden treasure rear garden - an absolute haven of delight.
Planning and listed building consent have been obtained for internal improvements and there is also permission for the construction of a traditional timber framed double cart lodge.
A private driveway leads to the property with a hedge on one side, stocked borders and fence to the other. Wrought iron gates to the side of the property open on to a shingled area providing off road parking for several vehicles.
ENTRANCE HALL: 6' 6'' x 5' 3''(2m x 1.6m). Staircase, broom cupboard, fine old brick block floor, understairs cupboard and door
to DINING ROOM: 13' 9'' x 12' (4.2m x 3.65m) Double aspect with windows to front and rear, exposed beams, radiator and red brick fireplace.
KITCHEN: 10' x 6' 6''(3.05m x 2m) Two windows to front aspect, radiator, a range of wall and base units with work surfaces over incorporating 1½ bowl porcelain sink with mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, space for cooker, larder fridge and larder freezer.
SITTING ROOM: 15' 6'' x 14' (4.7m x 4.3m) plus deep recess. Triple aspect with two windows to front, one to side and rear, red brick fireplace and two radiators.
BEDROOM THREE: 11' x 9' (3.35m x 2.75m) Window to front, built-in double wardrobe cupboard, radiator and exposed beams.
SNUG/BEDROOM FOUR: 10' 9'' x 10' (3.2m x 3.05m) Two windows to front, fireplace with stone surround, radiator and exposed beams.
REAR PORCH: 6' 6'' x 5' 9'' (2m x 1.8m). Windows to three sides, brick lower walls, brick floor and door to rear.
BATHROOM: 8' 6'' x 5' 9'' (2.6m x 1.8m) Window to rear, radiator, panelled bath with gold effect mixer tap and shower, pedestal hand basin, WC and extractor fan.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING: 4' x 2' 6'' (1.22m x 0.76m) Doors to cupboard and BEDROOM ONE: 13' x 10' 3'' (3.95m x 3.1m) Window to front, vaulted ceiling and radiator.
DRESSING ROOM: 9' x 8' (2.75m x 2.45m). Connecting bedrooms one and two and with hanging space behind a curtain.
BEDROOM TWO: 10' x 8' (3.05m x 2.45m) Window to front and rear. Cupboard and access to roof void.
Rear Gardens: Across the back of the house is a delightful terrace with a climbing wisteria and a low brick retaining wall, which opens on to the first part of the gardens with an old brick wall and various well-stocked flowerbeds with numerous shrubs and roses. At the far side, through an archway, is a herb garden with seating, oil tank and space for storing logs. The plot is rectangular and opens on to a sweeping lawn with flower borders on either side with a variety of trees, including three magnolias (purple, pink and white) each
providing spectacular spring blossom. There is also an ornamental plum and apple. A second lawn area with more beds, under a canopy of mature trees, is reached through a pergola arch covered path and features spaces for seating and an arbour. To the left of the main lawn is a Wendy house and at the end is a summerhouse. Hidden behind the summerhouse is a very private lawn area with log-edged paths, a further raised terrace with beds all around, vegetable beds, fruit bushes and a timber potting shed with surround, low wall and gate. The rear hedgerow opens on to fields behind.
Planning and listed building consent have been obtained for some alterations to the property by a highly experienced local surveyor.
Full details can be found on the Babergh District Council website (application No. B/17/00172). The changes include adding two dormer windows into the rear elevation, adding French doors to the side elevation, relocating the kitchen (with potential access from the snug) and opening up two unused first-floor roof voids to create two new bedrooms. The kitchen will be relocated to a larger room, the existing space used as a utility room. There is also consent for the construction of a traditional timber framed double cart lodge.
Oil-fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage. Note: None of the services have been tested by the agent.
Great Waldingfield is an attractive village with pub, post office/shop, primary school and parish church. It lies about 3 miles north of the historic market town of Sudbury with its comprehensive range of amenities including a commuter rail link to London Liverpool Street. The larger market towns of Bury St. Edmunds and Colchester are approximately 15 miles distant, the latter with a mainline station to London Liverpool Street.
Babergh District Council
Council Tax Band: E
Floor plans and measurements
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