3 bedroom cottage for saleHigh Street, Rattlesden
Sold STC £350,000
- Heavily timbered sitting room
- Kitchen/dining room
- Three comfortable bedrooms
- First floor bathroom
- Front and rear gardens
- Super views
- Wealth of original features
- Village centre setting
This fine Grade II listed village centre house is thought to date back to the 16th Century, when the current property formed half of a much larger Medieval Hall house. This splendid period home retains a wealth of original features including many exposed timbers, beams, evidence of mullion windows, Inglenook fireplaces and original service archways.
The beautifully arranged accommodation possesses a most homely atmosphere and currently in brief comprises: Entrance door opening to the entrance hall with staircase off to first floor, original arched service doorways and door to the kitchen dining room. A door also leads to the comfortable sitting room, with heavily timbered ceiling, exposed wall timbers, huge Inglenook fireplace with Oak Bressumer beam and wood burning stove, windows to front and rear providing delightful views along with a glazed door to rear and timber flooring. The kitchen dining room is a superb room for entertaining with a wealth of exposed timbers, wooden flooring, fireplace recess with "Esse" range oven, kitchen units beneath wooden preparation surfaces and butler sink. Walk in pantry, windows to front and rear and door to rear gardens. A further door opens to a ground floor cloakroom which completes the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor stairs rise from the entrance hall to a landing, displaying many exposed timbers, access to loft area (which retains two magnificent crown posts). The master bedroom has a fine red brick fireplace with oak lintel, exposed beams and windows to front and rear affording delightful views. There are two further comfortable bedrooms and a re-fitted first floor bathroom with white suite, window to rear and airing cupboard.
Overall, this impressive house offers delightful accommodation complemented by wonderful features, charming gardens and super views, all in the heart of a picturesque and highly regarded village providing convenient access to the A14 Dual carriageway.
Outside - To the front of the house are neatly maintained gardens stocked with numerous flowering plants and shrubs. There is an area of parking for one vehicle and side access leads to the rear gardens which are a particular feature being South facing, whilst providing a pleasant degree of privacy. The gardens are complemented by an abundance of flowering plants, shrubs and trees and a large paved terrace provides a lovely seating area, ideal for entertaining enjoying views across the village. Beneath the kitchen/dining room is a spacious cellar (19'x11') providing a very useful storage space with oil fired boiler and double doors to rear gardens.
Situation - The house occupies a lovely setting in the heart of the village, affording impressive views to the rear across the village and the adjacent church. Rattlesden is a popular and picturesque village, with a thriving local community, offering local facilities including a recreation field with pavilion, two public houses, magnificent church and community-run village shop. The village is closely linked with the Parish of Woolpit and situated approximately 2 miles South of the A14, which in turn gives access to the Cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds (8 miles), Cambridge (33 miles) and Ipswich (19 miles). A commuter rail service is available at Stowmarket (approximately 4 1/2 miles), with a branch line to Londons Liverpool Street station at Elmswell 3 miles away.
Directions - When entering the village from the direction of Woolpit, turn right into the village and right again into the High Street, where the house will be found on the right just after the magnificent village Church.
Services - Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Oil fired radiator central heating. Council tax band D
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