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4 bedroom country house for sale

Low Street, Glemsford

Sold STC £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Splendid detached period home
  • Situated in a beautiful semi-rural location
  • Still conveniently located close to excellent village amenities
  • Comfortable kitchen breakfast room
  • Three principal reception rooms
  • Homely garden room and conservatory
  • Four bedrooms
  • En-suite shower room & family bathroom
  • Attractive grounds of 0.4 acre (STS)
  • Garaging and off-road parking

Full description

Monks Cottage is a beautiful detached Grade II period home situated in an idyllic setting on the edge of this well-served village. The property is believed to date back to the 17th Century and is of timber construction with plaster elevation under a tiled roof. It benefits from a later day extension to the rear which provides further versatile accommodation. The house is well-presented throughout and has retained a high degree of character and charm to include beautifully fireplaces and exposed timbers.

The house sits in attractive and well-maintained grounds of 0.4 acre (subject to survey) and benefits from a detached garage/workshop and good off-road parking . The property affords wonderful views across open countryside and is ideally situated for good access to the Towns of both Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds.

Accomodation - The property, in brief, comprises side entrance hall opening through to the kitchen breakfast room (15'10 x 13'). A light and bright room with windows to three aspects. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of light wood base and wall units with 1 1/2 stainless steel sink and drainer. Built in electric double oven, hob and extractor hood. The room is complimented by tiled splash-backs and tiled effect flooring. Brick recessed fire surrounding with additional storage unit. The utility/cloakroom is conveniently located off the entrance hall and provides a storage cupboard, plumbing for washing machine, low level wc and wash hand basin. The dining room (16'8" x 16'52) is an impressive room in which to entertain in. It affords stunning exposed wall and ceiling timbers and a striking brick inglenook fireplace with bressumer over and log burning stove. A door leads to the sitting room (16'5" x 16'1") which again enjoys beautiful views of the rolling countryside positioned to the front of the property and the focal point of the room is the large inglenook fireplace and brick hearth.

Stairs lead to the first floor and door to the conservatory (11'7" x 10'2"). An attractive room with exposed brick plinth and wooden sealed unit double glazed windows which overlook the grounds and the stunning views beyond. French doors lead to the rear terrace. To complete the ground floor accommodation is a study (9'11" x 8'5") and a charming garden family room (16' x 9'6") with its sloping beamed ceiling; a lovely room in which to relax and with access to and views of the garden.

A generous area which continues the charming character of the house. It gives access to the main three principal bedrooms, to the well-presented family bathroom and houses the airing cupboard. The master bedroom (16'5" x 13' max) enjoys dual aspect attractive views and benefits from a good size wardrobe and en-suite shower room. Both further first floor double bedrooms (16'5" x 10'8" and 12'11" x 9'6") also afford stunning views to the front, with the second bedroom also benefiting from a fitted wardrobe. A charming staircase rises from the first floor landing to the second floor and to the fourth bedroom. A most delightful room with a part vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers; the view across to the village church is to be enjoyed.

Outside - A sweeping driveway leads up to the property and provides good off-road parking for several vehicles with the remainder of the front garden being laid mainly to lawn and enclosed by hedging. A detached garage provides further parking facilities and a workshop area. The gardens are a true attribute of the property and extend to 0.4 acres (subject to survey). The side garden leads to the rear; a favoured westerly aspect, and the garden has been designed for both families and entertaining in mind with sun terraces and an expanse of lawn. The lawn is interspersed with specimen trees and flower beds and is a true delight.

Situation - Glemsford is a large village situated on high ground to the north of the Stour Valley between the popular villages of Long Melford and Clare. The village has a thriving community and offers a wide range of amenities including a primary school, village stores, post office, general stores, public houses, doctors surgery and a number of recreational options. It also has a bus service linking with both Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds and local villages. Glemsford is a village surrounded by open countryside and Monks Cottage sits north of the village amidst this affording wonderful rural views. The village is situated about 7 miles from Sudbury, which offers excellent rail links to London, and with the attractive Market Town of Bury St Edmunds about 11 miles to the north.

Services - Mains electric and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Council - Babergh District Council - Council Tax Band F

Directions - From our office in Long Melford, proceed north turning left at The Green. Upon leaving the village take the B1066, the first turn on your right signed posted to Stanstead. Proceed through the attractive village of Stanstead and take the next left signed to Glemsford, where the property will be found further along the road on your right hand side. If you continued along the B1066 this would eventually lead you to Bury St Edmunds.


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19 May 2016

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