3 bedroom detached house for saleIken, Suffolk
Sold STC £995,000
Tollgate Cottage is a stunning, contemporary detached house, standing in this quiet lane in the highly sought after village of Iken, with far reaching views across open farmland.
The house was constructed in place of a farmers cottage in 2005/06 to an exceptionally high standard with a high level of insulation making it eco-friendly, cheaper to run and low maintenance. The property still bears resemblance to the original cottage with its shape and the use of red brick elevations. The house is arranged over two floors and benefits from underfloor, oil-fired heating throughout.
Entry to the house is through a large oak door to an entrance hall which leads to the staircase hall. The staircase is a particular feature with hanging stairway and glass balustrades from a concrete structure. From here there are stunning views from the large open plan dining and kitchen area with bi-folding doors opening onto the garden. Leading from the contemporary kitchen is a boot room with utility room to the side. At the other end of the house is a spacious reception room which has fully glazed walls and ceiling which maximises the use of natural light. Bi-folding doors lead to the terrace giving an aspect over the garden. There is a contemporary wood burner and cinema system. The whole house, and particularly the downstairs, benefits from a scene set lighting system, different mood settings and colours.
The first floor has a galleried landing with master bedroom, dressing room and en-suite shower room, guestroom with en-suite shower room and a third bedroom which is fitted with foldaway bunk beds with adjacent bathroom.
The property is approached over a gravel drive with ample parking leading to a triple garage and log store at one end and large storage room above which, subject to planning, could be converted into further accommodation or an office.
Behind the house is a beautifully presented outbuilding which is fully insulated with power and underfloor heating. It is currently used as a home office and the vendors have secured planning permission for change of use to self-contained accommodation. Under a vaulted ceiling, the approved plans include a mezzanine level bedroom, kitchen and shower room with plenty of room for open plan living on the ground floor. Plans are available for inspection.
The garden at the front is organised for low maintenance, bordering farmland with an area of terracing, raised flower beds and a sculpture.
In the rear garden there is a further terrace adjacent to the drawing room. There are herbaceous borders, mature trees and the majority of it is laid to lawn.
Mains electricity and water, private drainage and oil-fired heating.
Parts of Iken are registered by the Environment Agency as being located within a flood plain. To investigate further, please go to: www.environmentagency.gov.uk/homeand leisure/floods/default.aspx.
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