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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Church Street, Eye, Suffolk

Sold STC £268,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Reception rooms
  • Hand built kitchen
  • Laundry Room or Study
  • Superb walled garden
  • Side pedestrian access

Full description

A mid 17th Century timber framed townhouse, Grade II Listed and set behind a later red brick exterior concealing a 3 bedroom timber interior along with a beautiful and surprising walled garden to the rear. The double fronted design includes two reception rooms, laundry room or study along with a long central hall.

Location - No 18 Church Street can be found towards the Church, on Church Street and forms part of an historic terrace of properties within the Conservation Area. Within walking distance of the town centre facilities, the property is ideally set for those seeking a quality and convenient location that features from the garden a view of the Church and castle. Eye is extremely well served by day to day amenities and shops and is renowned for the varied cultural activities that take place throughout the year not least theatre productions, classical music concerts and annual art exhibition. In addition to the excellent food shops and services, the friendly town is also renowned for shops and businesses specialising in the arts, antiques and objet d'art. The surrounding countryside is accessible via an excellent network of public footpaths ideal for the Rambler and the wider area contains an array of interesting villages, towns and the Coast is only a 45 minute drive away. For the commuter the mainline rail station at Diss provides services between the Cathedral City of Norwich to the north and London's Liverpool Street Station. Furthermore, Diss offers additional sports facilities including an 18 Hole Golf Course, Tennis & Squash Clubs, Indoor Swimming Pool and Gyms.

Description - 18 Church Street comprises an early timber framed building behind a Georgian red brick facade and provides quality accommodation including an outstanding walled garden to the rear. Double fronted in appearance, a long central hallway extends through the ground floor creating a practical layout including not only two reception rooms but also a character bathroom and laundry room, equally useable as study. Two staircases rise to the first floor enabling choice as to a Master Bedroom. Given the property is terraced, it is important to note the pedestrian access between cottages enabling access to the superb garden at the rear, extending up to Castle Hill. The sheltered garden, taking advantage of a southerly aspect also provides a view of the historic Church to the left. The present owners have created a most appealing home having refurbished not only the interior but further enhanced a professionally landscaped garden. Works to the bathroom and rebuilding of the kitchen fittings combine to create a desirable town home, furthermore, benefitting from gas fired radiator heating, the boiler installed in 2013. Period features include exposed timbers, brick floors, stripped latch doors, inglenook fireplace plus corresponding bedroom fireplace and tradition cottage casement windows, many with fine glazing bars and secondary double glazed.

Hallway - Approached via a traditional panelled door and laid with brick extending through to the kitchen at the rear. Exposed timbers, latch doors leading off and good ceiling height of around 6'8 (2.05m).

Sitting Room - 15'10 x 9'6 (4.83m x 2.90m) - Featuring an inglenook fireplace with brick hearth, canopy hood and dog grate. Shelved recess to one side and adjacent stairwell door and cupboard. The wide stairwell contains a traditional, wide newel (ie turning) stairs to one of three bedrooms. 4 double wall light points, television and telephone points. Double radiator. Window to the front elevation.

Dining Room - 10'9 x 7'6 (3.28m x 2.29m) - A cottage window provides a lovely outlook to the garden beyond. Brick floor. Double radiator. 3 ceiling spotlights. Television point. Former corner fireplace.

Kitchen - 11'4 x 8'7 (3.45m x 2.62m) - Fitted with a hand built range of traditional cupboards and woodblock worktop providing good surface space and storage options including a Belfast sink. Plumbing for dishwasher, water softener, electric cooker point with chimney hood. A wall mounted Vaillant gas fired boiler supplies domestic hot water and radiators. Tiled splashbacks. Ceiling spotlights and windows in three positions providing views of the garden and terrace. Furthermore, a stable door has glazed upper section. To one corner a latch door provides access to the second, steep but straight staircase and two further bedrooms.

Utility Room/Study - 8' x 7' (2.44m x 2.13m) - A versatile space ideal as either a Utility Room or Study complete with fitted timber surface, plumbing for washing machine and additional appliance space. Shelving along cupboards and drawers. Exposed timbers.

Bathroom - A great space featuring exposed timbers and brick floor along with a suite in white comprising classic high level wc, panelled bath and pedestal wash basin. Extractor fan.

Bedroom - 15'4 x 9'6 (4.67m x 2.90m) - A semi vaulted space featuring a further fireplace and exposed timbers. A cottage window provides an outlook to the front elevation. Double radiator. Telephone point. An early boarded latch door provides access to roof space storage.

First Floor Landing - A timbered stairwell approached from the stairs leading up from the Kitchen, a small landing area links bedrooms 2 and 3. Radiator.

Bedroom - 11'11 x 8' (3.63m x 2.44m) - Cottage casement to the front elevation. Telephone point. Exposed timbers.

Bedroom3/Dressing Room - 8'4 x 7'7 (2.54m x 2.31m) - Currently serving as a Dressing Room but historically Bedroom 3. A wash basin and low level wc has been installed along with fitted curtained wardrobes and higher casement window to the rear. Access to loft space. Boarded floor.

Outside - Firstly, it is important to note a shared pedestrian access via Right of Way exists through the passageway from Church Street between Nos.16 & 18. The garden at the rear is a real delight, beautifully maintained and initially professionally landscaped including some attractive hard landscaping including patio areas and lawn edging. Walled on both sides, the plot extends to the top of Castle Hill and the partly wooded area of which a delightful path leads up from the lawn and where two garden sheds can be found. The lawn itself is surrounded by a well stocked herbaceous border extending along the cottage and the sun trap seating area. A Well has been made a feature with brick wellhead and protective mesh canopy. Inside the well, vegetation has been cultivated along with a light fitted for display. The former brick Outhouse provides storage and measures 10'6 x 3'9 (3.21m x 1.15m) and has power connected. Outside light.

Agents Note - The included Go View site plan does not accurately reflect the boundaries at this location. Further details and clarity can be provided by checking with Harrison Edge.

Services - The vendor has confirmed that the property benefits from mains water, electricity, gas & 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.

Important Notice - These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and should not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. Harrison Edge has no authority to make or give in writing or verbally any representations or warranties in relation to the property. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The test, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. No assumptions should be made that the property has all the necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Harrison Edge have not carried out a survey, nor tested the services, appliances or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. In the interest of Health & Safety, please ensure that you take due care when inspecting any property.

Postal Address - 18 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 C.

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 871563

Enquiries - Simon Harrison
T: +44 (0)1379 871563
M: 07542 965660

Directions - From the Town Centre, turn into Church Street from the Town Hall and proceed along towards the Church. No 18 will be found along on the right hand side before the turn into Wellington Road.

Viewing - By prior appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0) 1379 871563

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