5 bedroom character property for sale

Water Street, CO10

£379,995

Property Description

Key features

  • Sitting & Dining Room with woodburner
  • First Floor Bathroom
  • Kitchen with Exposed Timbers
  • Second Floor Bedrooms 4 & 5
  • Breakfast Room with French Doors
  • 64ft x 22ft Rear Garden
  • Downstairs Shower Room
  • Off Street Parking and/or space for Double Garage/Cartlodge
  • First Floor Bedrooms 1, 2 & 3
  • Some Fine Exposed Timbers

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION
Lavenham is often described as one of England's finest preserved medieval villages. With its fortunes arising from the wool cloth trade in the 15th and 16th Centuries, the village has a magnificent parish church and a wonderful selection of ancient houses and cottages dating from Tudor timber buildings through the Georgian period to the Victorian era. Today Lavenham is a vibrant village with a most active community and a useful range of shops including a butcher, pharmacy with post office counter, bakery, traditional grocer's store, newsagents and two useful Co-op supermarkets. There are also a number of interesting shops and galleries and several fine public houses and restaurants - not for nothing is it called the eating capital of Suffolk. There is a well regarded primary school and a doctor's surgery.

THE PROPERTY
32 Water Street is listed Grade II as being of architectural and historical importance. From the front it appears to be an 18th/19th Century cottage with rendered elevations under a clay tiled roof but the interior reveals that it is part of an important jetted Medieval Hall House. There are some very fine exposed timbers which reveal great brackets, shutter slides and mullion sockets and other details. Some years ago the house was extended on two floors and restored and at that time some fine oak floorboards and joinery were added. The original attic rooms have also been reinstated as two further bedrooms on the second floor. To the rear is a good sized garden with very valuable good rear vehicular access, providing off street parking and/or space to construct a double garage or cart lodge (next door has the latter). Gas fired central heating is provided.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Central Hall 12'3" x 9' (3.7m x 2.7m). At the centre of the house with a window to the rear, turning staircase leading up with the landing opening right up to the first floor ceiling exposing some fine timbers and with a Georgian style wavy balustrade. Pine floorboards, cloaks cupboard, radiator.

Downstairs Shower Room 9' x 6'6" (2.7m x 2m). With pattern glazed window to the rear, white pedestal handbasin and low flush WC and corner custom built power shower cubicle with sliding glass doors, body jet sprays and handheld spray. Limestone style large floor and wall tiles, chromium heated towel rail, mirror with light above.

Sitting and Dining Room 24' x 11'3" (7.3m x 3.4m). A splendid room running right across the front of the house with two secondary glazed leaded light windows and the front door all on to Water Street, plus a further high level mullion window to the same. Central 2" red brick historic chimneystack fitted with a double sided wood burner open to the sitting and dining areas. A really fine array of exposed wall and ceiling timbers all around and with real oak floorboards. Two radiators.

Kitchen 14' x 9' (4.3m x 2.7m). High ceiling with some fine exposed wall and ceiling beams. Fitted with customary pine wall and base units and shelf units with pine working surfaces (needing restoration). Large limestone floor tiles, window to the rear. Space for sink, washing machine, cooker, fridge etc. Archway through to:

Breakfast Room 11'9" x 8' (3.6m x 2.4m). In the new part with a pair of French doors looking out down the garden, large limestone style floor tiles, cupboard housing Baxi gas boiler and water softener.


ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Landing 12' x 9' (3.65m x 2.75m). Stairs leading up with a window in the stairwell and some fine exposed timbers. The main part with further exposed timbers including one of the great original support beams of the hall house, revealing sockets for the huge bracket and original window mullion slots and shutter slide. Further window to the rear, space for a small desk and old ledged and braced doors to the bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 20' x 10' (6.2m x 3.05m maximum). This bedroom is in two parts. The first has exposed timbers, broad oak floorboards and fine old mullion slots with an opening leading through to a later part in the extension with windows to the side and rear, broad floorboards, radiator.

Bedroom 2 15' x 11'6" (4.6m x 3.5m). At the front of the house with a large window getting lots of light as it overlooks the open car park of Lavenham Press opposite with no buildings blocking the light. Array of very fine exposed wall timbers on three sides including a great bracket and historic shutter slide. Fine foot wide broad oak floorboards, chimneybreast.

Bedroom 3 11'6" x 9' (3.5m x 2.75m). Also with a window to the front with fine exposed wall timbers on the front wall and a big ceiling beam, foot wide broad oak floorboards, radiator.

Bathroom 8'6" x 7'6" (2.6m x 2.3m). At the back of the house in the new part with a pattern glazed window to the rear. White Heritage style suite comprising freestanding double ended bath with side taps and chrome claw feet, pedestal handbasin and low flush WC. Large Travertine limestone wall and floor tiles, mirror with light, halogen downlights, heated towel rail.

ON THE SECOND FLOOR
Landing 4'6" x 4' (1.4m x 1.2m) plus stairwell. With space saver staircase leading up, gallery rail and oak faced doors leading to bedrooms 4 and 5. Exposed timber and brace. Agents Note - There are separate entrance doors to each bedroom but at the moment there is a space behind the chimneybreast linking the two together - easily closed off.

Bedroom 4 10' x 9'6" (3.05m x 2.9m). With a dormer window to the rear with fine views out over Lavenham roofscapes and gardens. Good ceiling height with central beam, oak floorboards, radiator, eaves storage cupboard.

Bedroom 5 10' x 8'9" (3.05m x 2.65m). With conservation velux window, eaves storage cupboard, radiator, fine exposed ceiling beam and brace, solid oak floorboards, space around behind the chimneybreast to bedroom 4 (both bedrooms have separate access).

OUTSIDE
Garden 64' x 22' (19.5m x 6.7m). A very pleasant village garden with a large flagstone seating area with red brick retaining walls and two steps up to a long lawn with central paving stones leading down to the far end and fenced boundaries on either side. Timber shed. At the far end is a double parking bay with access via a tarmacadam drive out to Shilling Street. Space perhaps to construct a cartlodge or garage (subject to consent) but critically with off street parking - so valuable in Lavenham.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains gas, water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. 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 'D'. Payable 2015/2016 1,520.44.

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHING AND FIXTURES Freehold. We have not inspected the title deeds. List of fixtures and fittings provided with contracts.

VIEWING By appointment please through the Vendor's agents, as above.


Nearest station

  • Sudbury (5.6 mi)
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Sworders, Lavenham

The Toll Cottage Market Place, Lavenham, CO10 9QZ

01787 720028 Local call rate

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01787 720028 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Sudbury (5.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Lavenham

The Toll Cottage Market Place, Lavenham, CO10 9QZ

01787 720028 Local call rate

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