Bridge Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, CO10
Guide Price £1,500,000 Freehold
Guide Price £425,000 Freehold
Traditionally constructed in the 1970s, this wonderful village house has been significantly and sympathetically extended to create a delightful, safe and welcoming 4-bedroom family home with a truly stunning country garden providing a peaceful backdrop and for connecting with both nature and wildlife. Welcome to the good life!
The extensive accommodation includes a sitting room with adjacent kitchen and attached breakfast/utility area. Steps down from the kitchen lead to a separate dining room with sliding doors opening onto the upper patio terrace and rear garden.
There are 3 bedrooms on the ground floor together with a bathroom which includes a five-piece suite and a separate WC/cloakroom. The 4th bedroom is located on the first floor.
Front door with bright partly-glazed porch opening into the:
SITTING ROOM: A light and welcoming double-aspect room, featuring an open fireplace with stone hearth and surround. Tall window panels overlook the front garden flooding light, texture and colour into the room.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: Light and professionally fitted with a range of wall and floor units, under worktops with stainless steel sink inset. Window overlooking the rear gardens. Integrated double oven and hob. Space for fridge.
UTILITY ROOM: A superbly practical space - bright and airy with windows overlooking the side garden and door opening to the rear garden. Sliding doors to the kitchen/breakfast room. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Tiled floor.
DINING ROOM: A beautiful light, double-aspect room, with a sliding door opening out onto the upper patio terrace and providing views over the stunning rear garden.
BEDROOM 1: Located on the first floor and accessed by wooden stairs from the rear hall this large, bright bedroom overlooks the delightful rear gardens and features a washbasin and useful eaves storage.
BEDROOM 2: Located on the ground floor. A large, double bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and overlooking the delightful rear garden.
BEDROOM 3: Located on the ground floor. A large, bright double bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and overlooking the front garden.
BEDROOM 4/STUDY: Located on the ground floor. A further generous double bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and overlooking the upper patio and delightful rear garden.
BATHROOM: Located at the heart of the property is an extravagantly spacious family bathroom with five piece suite featuring WC, bidet, washbasin, shower and bath. Tiled floor and wall tiles.
OUTSIDE & GARDENS:
The property is peacefully located at the end of the cul-de-sac and has a concrete driveway leading to an attached single garage with garden sheds behind.
The front garden packs a perfumed punch as one walks to the front door and throughout the garden, the majority of the plants and shrubs have been chosen for their perfume and flowering time. There is no month of the year when no plant is in bloom, whether it be daffodils and fruit trees in spring, honeysuckle and roses in summer or flamboyant viburnum and shy sarococca flowers in Winter. The Higan Cherry flowers reliably from around November into March providing a focus to the garden in Winter when the specimen tree barks are more visible and better appreciated.
The patio terrace immediately outside the dining room and alongside the barbecue is the perfect place for breakfast or an evening meal, providing an idyllic background of birdsong to begin or end the day.
Other plants include carnations, lupins, cornflower, chrysanthemums, osteospermum, campanula, foxgloves, irises, aquilegias - to name just a few. With Spring bulbs featuring snowdrops, bluebells, daffodils and narcissi and wild flowers too including cowslips, bee orchids, marsh marigolds, ox-eye daisy, soapwort, meadowsweet and birdsfoot trefoil.
From the warmest Spring days to the latest, slightly chilly days of early Winter, the lower feature patio terrace provides a wonderful site for just sitting to take in the last of the days sunshine or for entertaining. With its centrepiece granite table and benches, pool and the perfume of roses, mock and Mexican orange, its a place to enjoy, either quietly or with friends and family.
The small orchard features pear, plum, greengage, damson, mulberry, medlar, cherry - sweet and culinary, eating and cooking apples, including Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Bramley, Howgate Wonder. Not forgetting the Kentish Cob and Walnut - the central feature.
This area of the garden also features a vegetable garden and a fruit cage. The ground is rich, naturally fertilised and has been gardened with minimum use of chemicals.
Other specimen trees include Birch (one purple leaf), Oak, Scots Pine, Eucalyptus, Holly. Several Sorbus including Rowan, Wild Service Tree, Sorbus Comixta, Whitebeam, Amelanchier, Indian Bean Tree, Judas Tree, Liquidamber, Laburnum, Flowering cherries - including Higan and Birch Bark. A number of Acers including Snakebark and various palmate.
The garden also features an abundance of shrubs including roses (Golden Shower, Purity and Jude the Obscure), Lilac, Viburnum, Sarcococca, Philadelphus, Choisya, Fuchsias, Magnolia, Pittosporum and Honeysuckle
The front boundary hedge is mixed shrub, with an exquisitely perfumed old rose and a very mature mock orange. The beds contain a variety of flowers and shrubs including cottage garden pinks and aquilegia.
The rear boundary hedges are of mixed native hedging. They offer nesting opportunities and berries for a number of birds including wrens, dunnocks, blackbirds and robins. The garden has long been a mini haven for birds, butterflies and wild flowers. Long-tailed, blue, great and coal tits and green and spotted woodpeckers can be seen regularly. Other less common visitors include goldcrest, treecreeper and garden warbler. Butterflies include orange tip, tortoiseshell, peacock, red admiral, brimstone and holly blue. Bats are not an uncommon sight on warm summer evenings and damsel and dragonflies occasionally pass through.
One of the most delightful aspects of the garden is the public footpath that runs along its furthest boundary. It can be accessed directly to enter the village footpath system with connecting walks through fields either with or without using short stretches along quiet village lanes.
Browns Close is an established residential cul-de-sac within the Suffolk village of Hitcham, equidistant between the Suffolk town of Stowmarket and the popular Suffolk Wool Town of Hadleigh.
Hitcham retains a village shop and has an extensive, extremely well defined and clearly marked set of footpaths. The neighbouring village of Bildeston (1.5 miles) also has a local shop together with pubs, primary school and doctors surgery.
Located in the heart of Suffolks rural countryside, Hitcham is close to the ancient Suffolk Wool Towns of Lavenham, Long Melford, Sudbury and Clare, as well as the beautiful historic market town and cultural centre of Bury St Edmunds with its historic Cathedral, Abbey Gardens and 21st-century Apex Auditorium, as well as the National Trusts Theatre Royal and nearby Ickworth Park.
Colchester and Ipswich are within easy driving distance, and trains from nearby Stowmarket and Needham Market provide good commutable links to London Liverpool Station and beyond
The surrounding countryside is untouched: gently sloping, quintessential rural Suffolk, as immortalised by the paintings of Constable and Gainsborough. Country walks and the numerous country pursuits available are on your doorstep.
Mains water, drainage and electricity are understood to be connected. Oil-fired central heating.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Babergh District Council.
COUNCIL TAX: Band D
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment only through Winkworth Long Melford and VIRTUAL TOUR available on request
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