2 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Shilling Street, Lavenham, CO10 9RH

£335,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Sitting Room with Woodburning Stove
  • Upstairs Bath (Shower) Room
  • Separate Dining Room
  • 37ft Covered Passageway
  • Superb Howdens Kitchen
  • Landscaped Front Garden
  • Downstairs Wet Shower/Cloakroom
  • Long West Facing Rear Garden
  • 2 Bedrooms with Lovely Views
  • Summerhouse and Twin Koi Ponds

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION
Lavenham is widely regarded as one of the best-preserved medieval wool villages in England. It contains an absolute wealth of period houses and cottages centred round a fine Guildhall Square and there is a magnificent parish church overlooking the village. Lavenham offers an unusually good range of shops, which include a Co-operative store, post office, pharmacy and butcher. There are several restaurants and public houses and a number of local clubs and associations. The nearby market town of Sudbury to the south and historic Bury St. Edmunds to the north, each provide a much wider range of facilities together with good road and rail connections to the surrounding area. Shilling Street is one of the most favoured streets in the historic heart of Lavenham, tucked away from through-traffic, containing a wealth of historic timbered houses and cottages. Florin Cottage is one of very few more modern houses in the street, and blends in well with its rendered walls and clay-tiled roof. Opposite is historic Shilling Grange, one of the very finest Grade I listed timbered houses in Lavenham.

THE PROPERTY
The owners bought Florin Cottage as a modest semi-detached house and have transformed it with a large and superbly designed addition at the rear, creating a stunning and bright new sitting room, with woodburning stove and a superb Howdens kitchen with hardwood worktops leading off, both taking advantage of the westerly views out across the garden. The original sitting room now provides a good-sized dining room and there are very well appointed shower rooms on both the ground and first floor, with two bedrooms upstairs.

To the front is a small landscaped garden with useful ramp access to the side, and a door opening to a 37' long covered passageway providing very handy storage and workshop space. The 85' long back garden faces west and is a delight with a sunny terrace, lawn and at the far end a summerhouse, raised timber deck and two large Koi ponds. There are other mature gardens to either side and beyond, giving a sunny "big sky" feel at the rear. Gas fired central heating is provided, and there is double-glazing in traditional and contemporary wooden frames. The dining room has an open fireplace and the sitting room has a lovely woodburning stove with open flue above.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Entrance Lobby 4' 9" x 3' (1.5m x 0.9m). Timber ledged and braced front door with inset pattern glazed fanlight with a small canopy above. Radiator, stairs leading up to the first floor and door through to the dining room.

Dining Room 14' 6" x 10' (4.4m x 3.05m). At the front of the house with a wide box bay window overlooking the front garden and magnificent Shilling Grange and Arundel House opposite. Chimney breast with Georgian style cast iron fireplace with traditional pine surround and mantelpiece and polished black granite hearth. High quality antique oak style vinyl flooring, radiator, useful understairs cupboard with stripped pine door. Door through to the kitchen and main sitting room.

Sitting Room 17' 3" x 13' (5.2m x 3.95m). A wonderful room at the back of the house in the new part, with two pairs of wide fully glazed French doors, facing west, opening on to the terrace and garden. Further enhanced with two large Velux roof lights, also to the rear. Open archway looking through to the kitchen, giving an open plan feel and with the division of glass bricks on the working surface to delineate. In one corner is a raised slate plinth with a cast iron multi-fuel burning stove and flue with slate tile surround. High quality antique oak effect vinyl flooring with inbuilt mat wells by the French doors. Two radiators, three wall uplights and halogen downlights. High level cupboard housing electricity meter with modern trip switch panel.

Kitchen 11' 9" x 9' (3.6m x 2.75m). At the centre of the house and with a wide archway looking through into the sitting area and out to the garden beyond. Fitted with an excellent range of Howdens white high gloss contemporary wall and base cupboards with satin stainless steel handles, including a corner carousel and real oak woodblock working surfaces on all four sides, with dark brick style tiled splashbacks. With soft close doors and drawers. Comprehensively equipped with a 1 ½ bowl porcelain sink with integral drainer and column mixer tap and separate drinking water tap (with water softener below), two ring stainless steel gas hob with matching filter hood above, large American style fridge/freezer and spaces for washing machine and full sized dishwasher. Wall mounted condensing gas boiler supplying central heating and hot water and corner shelf for microwave/oven combination. Various power points including two pop-up multi points in the main working surface. Tracked adjustable LED downlights, and row of café lights. High quality antique oak style vinyl flooring to match the sitting and dining rooms. Useful storage cupboard with shelving.

Wet Shower/Cloakroom 5' 6" x 5' 6" (1.7m x 1.7m). With fully tiled white walls and large slate style floor tiles and chromium outlet grill. White low flush WC and wall mounted handbasin and wall mounted electric shower. Heated towel rail, air exchanger, spotlights and coat hanging hooks.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Landing 8' x 3' (2.45m x 0.9m), including stairwell. With loft hatch, three quarter landing and doors to both bedrooms and the bathroom.

Bedroom 1 14' 6" x 10' (4.4m x 3.05m). With window to the front enjoying wonderful views of Shilling Grange opposite and in between there and Arundel House, across to fields beyond. Radiator, deep built-in wardrobe cupboard.

Bedroom 2 10' x 7' 6" (3.05m x 2.3m). With window to the rear overlooking the garden, with other lovely gardens either side and beyond - a nice outlook. Radiator.

Shower Room 8' x 4' 3" (2.4m x 1.3m). Originally a bathroom but converted to a generous shower room. Matching contemporary white low flush WC and pedestal handbasin with column mixer tap and a 4' wide shower cubicle with sliding glass doors and chromium shower assembly with jumbo shower head plus handheld body spray. The whole room with limestone style large wall tiles and mosaic highlight with small mirror tiles. Matching floor tiles, radiator/heated towel rail combination, halogen downlights, pattern glazed window to the rear. Shaver point.

OUTSIDE
Covered Passageway 37' x 5' 6" (11.3m x 1.7m). A really useful area running right down alongside the house and new extension with a timber roof and full height door style gate at the front. Providing excellent space for storage with level access in from the front and rear and space for a work bench, ladders etc. Two double power points, tap and bulkhead light.

Front Garden 25' wide x 10' 6" deep (7.6m x 3.15m). Nicely landscaped with a raised level sleeper edged bed containing shrubs. Steps up at the left hand end to the front door and a ramped access to the right, with area for storing wheelie bins and the gate through to the covered passageway.

Back Garden 85' x 25' (26m x 7.6m) The back gardens are a real feature of the property and face west with other gardens to the side and beyond, giving a lovely bright "big sky" feel. Immediately behind the house is a full width flagstone terrace with three steps up and a brick retaining wall leading on to the main lawn. This runs around half the length of the garden with well stocked flower and shrub borders on either side. You then come to a trellis archway with a gate, opening through to the second area. This has two large Koi ponds with raised timber decking and full pump and filtration equipment etc. Slate chip and crushed granite path leads down alongside this area to the summerhouse and right at the far end is a further decked seating area tucked almost out of sight. The end deck is well screened by mature trees including Scots pine and a small monkey puzzle, creating an absolutely private oasis.

Summerhouse 12' x 9' (3.7m x 2.8m). Tucked in the far left hand corner of the garden, with black painted weatherboarding under a pitched felt tiled roof, with a pair of French doors and three quarter length windows.

Garden Shed 7' x 6' (2.1m x 1.8mn). Of lean-to construction alongside the summerhouse with weatherboarded elevations and flat roof, providing useful storage.

Timber Shed Further timber shed.

Twin Koi Ponds 19' x 12' (5.8mn x 3.65m) overall. There are raised Koi ponds on two levels with pump and filtration equipment and the upper one surrounded by a timber deck providing attractive seating.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains gas, water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Satellite dish. Outside tap and various outside lights. 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 Babergh District Council (Tel: 01473 822801) advise Charge Band C, amount payable 2016/17 £1379.48

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES Freehold with vacant possession on completion - no upward chain. We have not inspected the title deeds. Excellent quality fitted carpets, blinds and other fixtures may be available, by separate negotiation. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. Shilling Street can be reached either from Water Street (turn down alongside The Swan Hotel) or from the Market Place. From this end, drive across the front of The Great House Restaurant, bear left by the school into Bolton Street and then immediately right into Shilling Street.



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  • Sudbury (5.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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The Toll Cottage Market Place, Lavenham, CO10 9QZ

01787 720028 Local call rate

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