Bridge Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, CO10
Guide Price £1,500,000 Freehold
Offers in excess of £450,000 Freehold
An exceptional 17th Century Grade II-Listed timber-framed thatched cottage of considerable period charm and character. Two/three bedrooms. Three reception rooms. Large secure rear garden and off-road parking.
A wonderful and charming example of its type, this delightful period property retains enormous character and is well maintained and beautifully presented throughout - a truly unique country property blending original period features with modern finishes, all set within mature country-cottage gardens.
A wonderful, light-filled 20th century addition to the property offering a sympathetic and contemporary contrast to the original house with doors opening onto adjacent terraces and secure rear garden. A superb, bright and flexible room with a southerly aspect.
With wash basin and WC.
A light and welcoming double-aspect room, featuring a large inglenook fireplace with stunning carved bressummer and inset wood-burning stove, exposed beams and wooden flooring. There are wonderful far-reaching views to the front across the surrounding fields and over the garden to the rear.
Another character room. A warm and flexible space with exposed beams and wooden flooring. Could be used as a dining room or home office.
Light and professionally fitted with a range of base and eye-level units, under wooden worktops with sink inset and spice drawer. Rangemaster dual fuel range cooker with extractor unit above. Integrated dishwasher and wine cooler. Space for an under-counter fridge and a large free-standing fridge-freezer. Exposed beams, tiled flooring.
Accessed by stairs leading from the sitting room. A wonderful master bedroom, light and airy, with a double aspect and featuring an inglenook feature fireplace with bressummer. Original, wide floorboards. Exposed beams and wall timbers. Cottage style doors and latches. Built-in wardrobe. Windows provide far-reaching views to the front over unspoilt Suffolk countryside and to the rear over the gardens.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM:
WC, wash basin and shower cubicle. Exposed beams and wall timbers and a window overlooking the garden.
Another light and airy, double-aspect room with original, wide floorboards, exposed beams and wall timbers. Cottage style doors and latches. Built-in wardrobe. Windows provide far-reaching views to the front over unspoilt Suffolk countryside and to the rear over the gardens.
LANDING / BEDROOM THREE:
Accessed by stairs leading up from the breakfast room this invaluable and flexible space makes a perfect Suffolk landing bedroom or study area. Two storage/linen cupboards. Painted wooden flooring. A window to the front provides far-reaching views over the unspoilt Suffolk countryside. Loft hatch.
A gorgeous, bright and spacious room, featuring high-quality sanitary ware, to include WC, pedestal wash basin, shower cubicle and a free-standing roll-top slipper bath with claw feet. Tiled flooring. A window to the rear provides views over the lovely rear garden.
A partly shingle driveway to the side, with a five-bar gate, provides off-road parking for two vehicles. Accessed via a side gate from the driveway, the secure rear garden is an unexpected and wonderfully rambling feature of the property, which commences with a paving stone terrace and patio area for outside seating and dining. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with mature plant borders and an abundance of texture and colour from a variety of roses and ornamental grasses. At the bottom of the garden is an area of decking with a large timber shed/workshop. Greenhouse. Garden shed. Log store.
Cavendish is an attractive and highly desirable Suffolk village famed for its village green and St. Mary's Church. The village further benefits from a pre-school, primary school, community shop and popular public houses. The nearby village of Clare is located approximately 2.5 miles west where a wider range of shopping and leisure facilities can be found including a 9-hole golf course and GP surgery.
Long Melford, to the east, is a vibrant, much-loved Suffolk Wool Town with an excellent range of amenities including a primary school, football club, cricket club, GP practice, pharmacy, butcher, grocery stores, antique markets, independent shops, library, pubs, restaurants and monthly farmers market. The nearby market towns of Sudbury (7 miles) and the cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds (15 miles) are easily accessible and offer a more comprehensive range of facilities, the former with a rail link to London Liverpool Street.
The surrounding Stour Valley countryside is absolutely delightful - gently sloping, quintessential rural Suffolk. Country walks and numerous country pursuits are quite literally on your doorstep. The whole area has been immortalised by the paintings of Constable and Gainsborough.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Gas-Fired central heating. Note: None of the services have been tested by the agent.
Babergh District Council
COUNCIL TAX BANDING:
Strictly by appointment only, through Winkworth Long Melford.
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