3 bedroom cottage for saleLittle St. Marys, Long Melford, Sudbury
Sold STC £235,000
- A rare renovation opportunity
- Situated in an excellent location
- Offering a wealth of character
- Spacious versatile accommodation
- Kitchen breakfast room
- Generous reception room with inglenook fireplace
- Three bedrooms
- Fourth bedroom
- Courtyard garden
- Viewing strongly advised
Old Forge Cottage is believed to be the cross wing of a former medieval timber-framed hall house, with later day alterations. The property affords plastered elevations; the former cross wing is jettied to the front, on curved brackets, making the property particular appealing to the eye. The property is Grade II Listed for its importance in the local surrounding Group Value and, a rarity for this area, mainly sits under a thatched roof. We believe that the property requires extensive renovation to the plastered walls, roof and general structure. However, once this work has been undertaken, Old Forge Cottage will provide the most splendid and striking home and an early viewing to appreciate the opportunity that this house has to offer, is advised.
Accommodation - The accommodation, in brief, comprises wooden front door leading to the glorious main reception room (24'2 x 16'7" max). The room offers a wealth of character to include exposed ceiling and wall timbers and exposed brick flooring. A delightful stained-glass window and a leaded window overlooks the attractive front street scene and provides a good degree of natural light into the room. The splendid inglenook fireplace, with exposed brick chimney breast, makes an excellent focal point to one end of the sitting area. Door to rear hallway and stairs rising to first floor. The rear hall continues the wonderful theme of the cottage with its exposed beams and bricks, stained glass window and leaded window. This generous area, with its good ceiling height, is ideal for the storage of coats, boots etc. and doors lead to the kitchen breakfast room, inner hallway and to the rear courtyard garden. The kitchen breakfast room (14'7" x 14'1") is fitted with a range of base units. An airing cupboard houses the hot water tank and a small storage cupboard house the wall mounted gas fired boiler, fuse box and meter. It is understood that the pan-tiled roof previously has suffered from extensive leaks. We believe that this has now been repaired, but of course overtime, water ingress has damaged the internal ceiling of this room which is now quite apparent. The small inner hallway leads to the ground floor bathroom which is fitted with a panelled bath, low level wc and wash hand basin.
The first floor landing, with its sloped ceiling and exposed beams, shelved recessed and exposed brick chimney breast, gives access to two of the bedrooms (12'2" x 9'6" and 10' x 9'11'). The front bedroom benefits from a fitted wardrobe and a storage area to one side of the main chimney stack. The main bedroom (14'1" x 9'2"), interconnecting with the rear bedroom, benefits from a most charming room off from this. This room (9'5" x 7'3") could constitute as a small fourth bedroom, dressing room, study etc. or, subject to planning and building regulations, an en-suite bath or shower room.
Outside - Gated side access leads to the rear courtyard garden with is paved, making it an ideal area in which to entertain and dine alfresco. the rear garden benefits from a useful brick outbuilding.
Situation - The cottage is ideally situated for the vast array of village amenities that Long Melford has to offer, countryside walks, and good road access to the A134 for commuting. The property is positioned towards the centre of the village in a favoured location. Long Melford boasts fine historic homes mixed with contemporary properties. The village is a sought after and exceptionally well served location offering schooling, doctors surgery, primary school, restaurants, a range of shops and two fine Elizabethan country houses. The neighbouring town of Sudbury also offers further amenities, a range of shopping outlets, recreation facilities and schooling. Sudbury also offers excellent rail links to London and neighbouring areas.
Services - All mains services are connected. Gas fired central heating
Council - Babergh District Council. Council Tax Band D
Directions - Proceed southwards along Long Melford High Street (B1064) towards Sudbury. The property can be found on your left in Little St Mary's marked with a Sheridans For Sale board.
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