2 bedroom cottage for saleFowes Lane, Belchamp Otten, CO10
- Entrance Porch and Hall
- Sitting Room
- Dining Room
- Wet Shower Room
- Separate Cloakroom
- Landing and 2 Bedrooms
- Main Garden 40' x 22' max
- Studio/Office (former garage)
Belchamp Otten is a small and pretty village, part of the Belchamps group, set in the valley of the Belchamp Brook on the Essex/Suffolk borders. This some of the prettiest countryside in East Anglia, with undulating fields and woodlands, with a wealth of period houses, cottages and farmsteads. Fowes Lane is a tiny no through road leading just to a handful of properties and a tiny much loved village pub. There is easy road access through to the market towns of Sudbury and Halstead, with good road connections onto the A120/M11 motorway and Stansted Airport, making the area favoured for commuting.
Thrums is listed Grade II as being of architectural and historical interest. It is built on a timber frame with rendered elevations under a traditional straw thatch roof. The interior has good original features including some exposed beams, two good brick fireplaces (both operational), and lovely old doors. To the side is a modest but pretty garden at the end of which is the former garage, now converted into a useful studio/office (easily re-converted) with private parking space beyond.
ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Entrance Porch and Hall 7 x 33 (2.1m x 1m). Enclosed porch with tiled roof, windows on either side and ledged and braced oak front door with archway opening into a hall area with the fine old red brick chimney breast and doors on either side to the sitting room and dining room respectively. Flagstone floor.
Sitting Room 11 6 x 11 5 (3.5m x 3.5m). A double aspect room with a delightful bow window to the front enjoying fine views over open fields and further casement to the rear, a splendid red brick lined open fireplace with matching chimney breast and bressumer, fitted with a beaten iron canopy and raised hearth for a log basket. Small cupboard alongside and flagstone floor and some exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Two double wall lights.
Kitchen 11 9 x 6 6 (3.5m x 2m). With window and half-glazed stable door to the side opening to the garden, fitted with a range of painted shaker style wall and base cupboards, which include a leaded light china cabinet, display shelves and tea drawers. All with beech woodgrain laminate working surfaces and country tiled splashbacks. Space for slot-in cooker with filter hood above. 1 ½ bowl stone style composite sink with mixer tap, integral fridge, integral freezer and space for washing machine. Radiator.
Dining Room 11 5 x 11 5 (3.5m x 3.5m). A double aspect room with windows to the front and side, the former overlooking open countryside and the latter the garden. Fine red brick lined fireplace with oak bressumer and brick hearth, fitted with Villager cast iron woodburning stove. Boxed radiator, some exposed timbers, three double wall lights and fine old ledged and braced doors to shower room and upstairs.
Wet Shower Room At one end, 1 ½ sized shower area with glass shower screen and shower assembly with body sprays as well, a full length mirror, useful cupboard and conical hand basin set on a freestanding cupboard below. Polished black marble floor tiles, halogen down light and door to:
Separate Cloakroom With low flush WC with concealed cistern, window to one side, polished marble floor tiles and radiator.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Landing 3 6 x 3 (1.1m x 1m), plus stairwell. With red brick chimney breast and fine old ledged and braced doors to both bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 12 x 11 5 (3.65m x 3.5m). With casement window to the front enjoying spectacular views over open farmland opposite, fine old floorboards, some exposed timbers and built-in wardrobe cupboard. Radiator.
Bedroom 2 11 9 x 11 5 (3.6m x 3.5m). With a window to the front enjoying fine views. Built-in double wardrobe cupboard and further built-in double airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, radiator, some exposed timbers.
The cottage stands slightly up and back from the lane with a front garden and path leading up to the front door. The main garden is to the side measuring around 40 x 22 (12m x 6.7m) at the widest point. Well screened by mature hedges and fencing, granite sett path leads out to a terrace with space for seating and a shingled path and gateway out to the side, plus double doors into the studio/office. The garden is laid to lawn with flower borders and a number of shrubs and small trees and a small timber arbour at the rear. Beyond the garage is a shingled driveway with parking for a full size car, plus space for wheelie bins etc. Further informal parking in a layby opposite. Total road frontage 93.
Studio/Office (former Garage) 16 x 9 6 (4.9m x 2.9m) internally. This is a detached building of rendered block construction under a pitched clay tiled roof to match the house, now divided into a store at one end and the studio/office. Fitted out as a studio/office with window to the side, pair of French doors, power and light etc.
SERVICES We are advised that mains water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although
we have not made enquiries to confirm. Drainage is to a private system. Please note we have not carried
out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical or drainage systems. House purchasers are
always advised to have a survey.
COUNCIL TAX Braintree District Council (tel: 01376 552525) advise Charge Band B, amount payable 2012/2013 £1,139.76.
TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FITTINGS Freehold. We have not inspected the title deeds. Fitted carpets and other fixtures may be included, by negotiation.
VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment through the vendors agents please, as above. At the far end of the street in Belchamp Otten is a signpost to the Red Lion pub leading down Fowes Lane. The cottage is the first property down on the right hand side, just after the village pond.
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