4 bedroom cottage for saleWest Hall Road, Rickinghall
Offers in Excess of
- Entrance hall
- Dining room
- Sitting room
- Aga kitchen/ breakfast room, utility
- Ensuite master bedroom
- Three further bedrooms, two bathrooms
- Superb four car garaging, two loose boxes, tackroom, double carport & workshop/outbuildings
- Beautiful gardens, orchard and paddock, in all about 2.3 acres (s.t.s)
- Enviable quiet lane rural setting
Understood to have origins dating back to the 19th century, Hazelnut Cottage is a fabulous home of considerable character and personality, standing within delightful grounds of approximately 2.3 acres, complemented by a wonderful rural setting, situated along a quiet lane surrounded by open countryside. The house has recently been the subject of sympathetic refurbishment and improvement with works carried out including re-roofing in 2011 (10 year guarantee), AAA rated windows (2012), oil fired Aga (2014 with 5 year guarantee) and extensions in 1990.
The beautifully arranged accommodation retains many original features, is particularly well presented and currently in brief comprises: Entrance door opening to hall with door to a dining room, which is a pleasant room for entertaining with stairs off to first floor, fireplace, exposed beams and open studwork to the superb kitchen breakfast room, fitted with an extensive range of units beneath wooden preparation surfaces and complemented by built in appliances and a traditional oil fired Aga. A door opens to a rear hall with door to garden. A separate utility room has fitted units and oil fired boiler supplying the heating system, and a door leads to a spacious bathroom. The comfortable sitting room is a delightful reception with exposed timbers, door to garden, fireplace with wood burning stove. A study with window overlooking the gardens completes the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor is a landing with airing cupboard, master suite affording stunning countryside views, fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower. There are three further bedrooms, and a shower room completes the first floor accommodation.
Outside - Hazelnut Cottage is approached via a gravel driveway, providing extensive vehicle parking, turning space and access to the superb garage block which comprises four excellent garages with power, water and lighting and adjoining loose box, workshop/2nd stable and tack room/store. The property also has a substantial double carport, logstore and timber shed, 2 greenhouses and other useful outbuildings. The gardens are a fabulous feature, being beautifully maintained, sympathetically landscaped and complemented by well- stocked flower beds, shrubs and mature trees including willow and oak. Expansive lawns surround the cottage and there is a lovely terrace providing a superb outdoor area for entertaining. There is a fruit orchard and vegetable garden with fruit cage plus a paddock of approximately 1 acre. The grounds are surrounded by views of open countryside and extend in all to approximately 2.3 acres (s.t.s).
Location - The property enjoys a splendid rural setting set back from a quiet lane whilst being surrounded by open countryside. West Hall Road is situated between the villages of Rickinghall and Walsham Le Willows and located approximately 9 miles from the market town of Diss with its main line rail link to London and 15 miles from the historic Cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds with its excellent range of local facilities.
Directions - On leaving Bury St Edmunds, proceed along the A143 towards Diss, passing through the village of Wattisfield. Take a right hand turn next to a white cottage into Calkewood Lane. After approximately half a mile bear right at the fork junction. Follow the road, passing some woodland on the left hand side. As the woodland ends, turn left down the unmarked road (West Hall Road) where the property will be the first house on the left hand side.
Services - Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Council tax band F.
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