2 bedroom detached house for saleBacton, Stowmarket, Suffolk
- Wonderfully Landscaped Gardens
- Planning Permission to Extend
- 1.3 Acre (sts) Plot
- Double Garage With Room Above & home office with power
- Mullion Windows
- Inglenook Fireplaces
- Green House and Various Outbuildings
- Vegetable garden
- Stunning Views Across Surrounding Countryside
- Feature Pond
Description A most attractive 'chocolate box' detached Grade II Listed thatched cottage dating back to the 1600's with later extensions. The cottage enjoys a wonderful private semi-rural village setting surrounded by its gardens extending to approximately 1.3 acres (sts). There is granted planning permission to create a two storey extension and details can be viewed in the office or at The Cottage. The works were started so the planning permission is still live, but no longer on Mid Suffolk District's website.
The accommodation is deceptively spacious boasting well-proportioned rooms, Inglenook fireplaces to the sitting and dining rooms, there is much charm and character throughout with exposed studwork, wonderful arched & mullion windows - most with secondary glazing, some fine brick flooring and high ceilings. Services include fan convector heating to the ground floor supplied by the LPG gas central heating with skirting heating upstairs, mains water and electric and drainage is via a private system. The upstairs and downstairs heating is separately piped therefore, independently controllable.
The accommodation comprises: entrance porch, cloakroom, dining room, living room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility/conservatory, two staircases to first floor where there is a part-galleried landing, shower room and two double bedrooms, both accessed by separate staircases and with lobby in-between.
Outside the plot extends in total to approximately 1.3 acres (sts) with a gravelled driveway providing off road parking and access to the gardens, entrance and detached double garage with home studio to the side and staircase to useful room above. The landscaped gardens are private in nature offering areas of lawn, stocked borders and beds, pond, garden sheds, variety of fruit trees, kitchen garden, fruit cage and feature sheltered patio.
About the Area The semi-rural village of Bacton lies in the countryside of Mid Suffolk offering a range of amenities including shop with post office facility, public house, village hall, church, primary school, bowls, scout and football clubs, petrol station, bus service and village greens. The popular 'Finbow's Yard' offers a hardware store, furniture shop, cycle shop and several other businesses. Immediately across the road is a plant sales shop, a gift shop and bistro style coffee shop.
There is convenient access to the A14 linking to major routes for commuting and larger nearby towns including Stowmarket offer railway services to London's Liverpool Street, recreational and cultural facilities, schooling and range of shops, stores and restaurants.
Directions From Stowmarket railway gates turn left at the mini roundabout following this country lane (B1113) for approximately 5 miles passing through the village of Old Newton, joining Finningham Road and continuing into Bacton. Pass 'Cow Green' on your left hand side, follow the road for a short distance further where the cottage can be found set back from the road on the left hand side.
The accommodation comprises:
Entrance Porch With window to front, lighting and entrance door to:
Entrance Hall Wall mounted lights, cloak hanging pegs, fine brick flooring, exposed timbers, staircase to first floor, understair storage cupboard and drawers and convector heater.
Cloakroom Fitted suite comprising low level w.c, wall hung sink unit with wooden surround, tiled splashbacks, display shelf, wall mounted cabinet, frosted window to front elevation and radiator.
Dining Room Approx 15´5´´ x 10´6´´ (4.70m x 3.20m) Exposed timbers, double aspect windows overlooking the gardens, ample dining space, magnificent inglenook fireplace (currently not in use) with bressumer beam over, wall mounted lights and fine brick flooring.
Living Room Approx 17´11´´ x 15´4´´ (5.45m x 4.67m) Exposed timbers, magnificent inglenook with bressumer beam over and inset log burning stove, double aspect windows overlooking the gardens, second staircase to first floor, understair storage cupboard and wall mounted lights.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room Approx 11´5´´ x 9´1´´ (3.48m x 2.77m) Fitted with a range of wooden fronted wall and base units providing storage, inset one and a half single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap over, 'Kinetico' water softener, work surfaces, dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens, built-in larder cupboard, dining space, baseboard warm air heater and door to:
Conservatory/Utility Approx 7´10´´ x 7´3´´ (2.39m x 2.21m) Largely glazed on three sides and overlooking the surrounding gardens with base cupboards providing storage, work surfaces over, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, LPG boiler and second entrance door.
On the first floor
Part-Galleried Landing Window to side elevation, access to loft space, built-in airing cupboard and exposed timbers.
Bedroom One Approx 14´8´´ x 10´ (4.47m x 3.05m) Box bay window to side elevation overlooking the gardens, pond and fields beyond, 'Perimeter' skirting heating, access to loft space, two reading lights over bed space, second courtesy light over dressing table space and exposed timbers.
Inner Lobby Storage space, original mullion window and doors to bedrooms.
Bedroom Two Approx 14´8´´ x 9´8´´ (4.47m x 2.95m) Double aspect mullion windows to rear and front elevations overlooking the gardens, 'Perimeter' skirting heating and large built-in storage cupboard.
Shower Room Fitted suite comprising double shower cubicle with screen, low level w.c and vanity sink unit with work surface with storage cupboard under, exposed timbers, window to side elevation, wall mounted heated towel ladder, extractor fan, shaver point and tiled splashbacks.
Outside The property stands proudly in its plot which, extends to approximately 1.3 acres (sts) bordering fields at the front and rear providing the occupants with a splendid degree of privacy and seclusion.
A gravelled driveway provides ample off road parking and turning space, access to the entrances and to the detached timber clad double garage with home office to the side and internal staircase to a useful room above the garage. The main garage space measures approximately 20'8'' x 20'4'' (6.30m x 6.20m) with light and power connected. The home office measures approximately 13'10'' x 10' (4.22m x 3.05m) with its own entrance, windows overlooking the gardens, power, water and light connected and telephone connection point.
The current owners have lovingly landscaped the gardens being largely laid to lawn with a number of mature, specimen and fruit trees, hedging and stocked beds and borders offering numerous plants, shrubs and flowers. There is a sheltered patio area, feature pond, two timber sheds, lean-to store, greenhouse, fruit gauge, vegetable garden, lighting and water supply.
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