3 bedroom semi-detached house for saleChurch Street, Eye, Suffolk
- Grade II Listed
- Circa 1600 origins
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Reception rooms
- Walled garden
This remarkably timbered townhouse sits tucked away and provides extensive and flexible living space with garden and scope for parking. Tall heavily timbered rooms include three bedrooms, two reception rooms, study and good ancillary space.
Location - The historic town of Eye is blessed with an array of shops and businesses enabling residents to be essentially self sufficient. With schools, both Nursery, Primary and High, a Health Centre and varied social and recreational opportunities, all age groups are catered for. The town includes an impressive mix of architecture and interesting buildings especially when one considers the impressive properties towards the fine, historic Church. With a tower of 101feet, the renowned Nicklaus Pevsner in The Buildings of England (Suffolk) describes it as "one of the wonders of Suffolk". This particular house is found tucked away behind Church Street and accessed via the approach to the Vine Church. It is at the heart of the town with shops and facilities on the proverbial door step yet with open countryside and footpaths across the fields never far away. The excellent shops include for example the friendly Handyman Stores, two butchers, bakers, a fine deli, two supermarkets and chemist and many others complementing those found at neighbouring Diss (approximately 5 miles). Diss is fortunate in being able to offer amongst other things an 18 Hole Golf Course and importantly a well used commuter rail service which runs between the Cathedral City of Norwich to the north and London's Liverpool Street Station.
Description - 13-15 Church Street, originally two off-set buildings dating from either end of the 17th Century and unified at some point in the 20th Century, is a timbered building of considerable quality and rightly Listed as being of special architectural or historic interest under the Planning (Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas) Act 1990. The earlier section, to the south, is recorded as being a Meeting Room and clearly judging by the quality and extent of timbering was and remains a building of high worth. The Listing record contains much detail of features throughout and for example includes diamond mullion windows, moulded, carved timbers and capitals along with fireplaces and an attic bedroom complete with curved windbraces. The property has been the home of the current owner for around thirty years during which time various improvements and renovations have been carried out creating the stylish home seen today. The layout of the interior works extremely well with the kitchen being the hub to the ground floor with room for a table and chairs. Two reception rooms provide options for both sitting and dining along with a first floor study equally suitable for additional bedroom space or dressing room. The hallway and landing provide linkages and include access to not only a first floor bathroom but also ground floor shower room, cloakroom/utility room and a sizeable space to the side of the principal chimneybreast. Period doors are also in evidence throughout along with wide floorboards and pamment floors. Outside, a delightful walled garden is arranged on a parterre basis with attractive beds and planting including vegetables and herbs. Of particular note are double gates to the far corner opening towards Dove Lane.
Main Reception Room - 17'10 x 17'9 (5.44m x 5.41m) - A tall timbered former Meeting Room with fine carved timbers and close studwork. An inglenook fireplace has a Clearview woodburning stove in situ on a pamment hearth with a currently closed additional fireplace opposite. Three window openings combine with two part glazed doorways. Four uplighters. Double radiator. Telephone point. A ledged door leads through to the...
Hallway - A long hallway with stairs to one end rising to the first floor with beyond, a sizeable space 8'4 x 6'8 (2.56m x 2.05m) to the side of the chimneybreast, currently curtain screened but with access to the main reception room also. Understairs storage cupboard. Pamment floor. Central heating thermostat. Window to the rear.
Shower Room - With brick floor, wash basin and shower enclosure. Vertical heated towel rail. Window.
Cloakroom - Fitted with low level wc and low built in storage cupboards forming a surface above, all set on a brick floor. Water softener. Window.
Kitchen - 13'3 x 11'4 (4.04m x 3.45m) - Well proportioned and fitted around three walls featuring traditional cabinets and cupboards beneath timber worktop and five appliance spaces including electric cooker point, plumbing for dishwasher, washing machine, larder size fridge and freezers and inset stainless steel twin bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Double wall cupboards to match and open shelving. Tiled splashbacks. Telephone point. Windows both front and rear along with a part glazed outer door.
Sitting Room - 13'6 x 11'2 (4.11m x 3.40m) - A delightful room featuring a second inglenook fireplace with curved bressemer beam, brick hearth and Clearview woodburning stove. TImbered ceiling, brick floor and newel stairs rising to the first floor via a sizeable stairwell. Windows front and rear. Television point. Double radiator. Understairs cupboard.
First Floor Landing - From the principal stairs a sizeable landing provides access to the Master Bedroom along with the bathroom. Furthermore, an additional staircase rises to the Attic Bedroom above. Two windows provide an outlook to the rear to neighbouring property. Double radiator. Deep airing cupboard housing hot water storage tank with immersion heater along with a recent Vailant gas fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and radiators.
Master Bedroom - 18' x 17'6 (5.49m x 5.33m) - An impressive room showing considerable timbering and well lit from windows in two elevations including a glazed mullion window and another filled. Former fireplace outline within a red brick chimneybreast Wide oak floorboards beneath carpet. Double radiator. Telephone and television points. A doorway connects to the Bathroom.
Bathroom - Fitted with a classic suite in white comprising tongue & groove panelled steel bath with shower attachment, low level wc, pedestal wash basin and bidet all with chrome fittings. Single radiator. Tiled splashbacks. Window. A second doorway leads from the landing.
Attic Bedroom - 18'2 x 11'9 (5.54m x 3.58m) - Approached via a winding stairs to a tremendous space within the roof and featuring exposed roof structure including a full complement of arched wind braces with clasped purlins. Built in double and single wardrobe cupboard plus low cupboard with seat on top. Gable window. Double radiator.
Study/Bedroom/Dressing Room - 14'10 x 13'8 (4.52m x 4.17m) - A versatile space currently used as a Study and approached via a smart oak newel stairs from the Sitting Room, complete with a mullion window. Red brick chimneybreast with cupboard to the left hand side. Matching pair of windows. Double radiator. Telephone point. Two uplighters. Exposed boarded floor. A step up leads to a ...
Bedroom - 13'7 x 12' (4.14m x 3.66m) - With exposed boarded floor, partly timbered and matching pair of windows. Single radiator..
Outside - Tucked away behind cottages facing Church Street, the house sits discreetly and has garden behind with double gates opening towards Dove Lane. The walled garden is arranged in a parterre style with beds laid out containing plants, fruit trees, vegetables and herbs. The principal walled garden area measures approximately 19'9 wide x 32'8 deep (6.04mx 9.96m) with the far end, by the double gates, a WORKSHOP/SHED measuring 14'1 x 4'6 (4.54m x 1.39m) and with power and light connected.
Services - The vendor has confirmed that the property benefits from mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.
Wayleaves & Easements - The property is sold subject to and with all the benefit of all wayleaves, covenants, easements and rights of way whether or not disclosed in these particulars.
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Postal Address - 13-15 Church Street, Eye, IP23 7BD
Local Authority - Mid Suffolk District Council, Council Offices, 131 High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk, IP6 8DL T: +44 (0)1449 724500
Council Tax - The property has been placed in Tax Band D.
Tenure & Possession - The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Fixtures & Fittings - All items normally designated as tenants fixtures & fittings are specifically excluded from the sale unless mentioned in these particulars.
Viewing - By prior telephone appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0)1379 871 563
Directions - From the town centre turn into Church Street from the Town Hall end and just past Dove Lane and the Newsagents, walk into the next access way at the end of the row, immediately before the David Dunnetts Butchers.
Directions - From the town centre turn into Church Street from the Town Hall end and just past Dove Lane and the Newsagents, walk into the next accessway at the end of the row, immediately before the David Dunnetts Butchers.
Viewing - By prior appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0) 1379 871563
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