3 bedroom detached house for sale

Wickhambrook, Newmarket

Sold STC £350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance Hall
  • Sitting Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Dining Area
  • Study
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Family Bathroom
  • Outbuildings/Barns
  • 0.27 Acre Plot

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

PUMP COTTAGE Attractive detached cottage which we understand in the past formed part of a much larger smallholding and which is located within this picturesque setting overlooking an open green to the front within this well served village.

The property comprises entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room with dining area off plus separate utility room and separate study, whilst the first floor comprises three bedrooms plus family bathroom.

Overall the property benefits from an internal floor area of approximately 1,300 sq.ft and although the property does benefit from upvc double glazed windows and oil fired central heating it is in need of some improvement and as such offers a superb opportunity for the incoming purchaser to update to their taste/finish. 

OUTSIDE The property sits within its own substantial plot of approximately 0.27 acres (sts) and within which to the left hand side can be found a range of useable weather boarded barns with mainly tiled roofs. In our view this is the area which we believe offers potential for further development of an infill plot (stpp). To the rear there is an impressive garden which offers a high degree of seclusion and privacy, as well as access either side to the front. 

LOCATION Pump Cottage is well located overlooking an open green to the front with a local shop/Post Office situated nearby.

Wickhambrook is a desirable village set in rolling countryside providing a superb mix of rural location and a strong sense of community combined with an excellent range of amenities including general store, service station, public house and primary school. There are excellent road links to nearby Bury St Edmunds (approximately 10 miles) Newmarket (approximately 9 miles) and Cambridge (within 22 miles). The development is situated close to the centre of the village within easy reach of the amenities yet adjacent to open farmland and countryside. 

SERVICES Oil fired central heating, electricity connected, mains water and drainage. 

POTENTIAL PLANNING PERMISSION The property is situated outside the defined settlement boundary for Wickambrook and is therefore classified as countryside in planning terms, however St Edmundsbury Borough Council introduced a new policy in early 2015 enabling development of infill plots in the countryside subject to specific criteria. Principally these are;

Housing in the Countryside (Policy DM27)
Proposals for new dwellings will be permitted in the countryside subject to satisfying the following criteria;
a) the development is within a closely knit 'cluster' of 10 or more existing dwellings adjacent to or fronting an existing highway.
b) the scale of development consists of infilling a small undeveloped plot by one dwelling or a pair of semi-detached dwellings commensurate with the scale and character of existing dwellings within an otherwise continuous built up frontage. Permission will not be granted where a proposal harms or undermines a visually important gap that contributes to the character and distinctiveness of the rural scene, or where development would have an adverse impact on the environment or highway safety.

Note: A small undeveloped plot is one which could be filled by one detached or a pair of semi-detached dwellings where the plot sizes and spacing between dwellings is similar to adjacent properties and thereby respects the rural character and street scene of the locality.

These criteria are open to interpretation, however subject to the planning authorities views there may be an opportunity to explore obtaining planning permission for a further dwelling on land adjacent to the existing cottage. Any prospective purchaser must rely on their own enquiries in this respect.
 

LOCAL AUHORITY St Edmundsbury Borough Council. Council Tax Band E. 

DIRECTIONS Continue out along the A143, on entering the village of Wickhambrook turn right at the public house, continue to the far end of this road where you will reach a T-Junction, turn left and the property will be found after a short distance on the left hand side. 

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Added on Rightmove:
22 July 2016

Nearest station

  • Newmarket (7.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Lacy Scott and Knight, Bury St Edmunds

10 Risbygate Street Bury St. Edmunds IP33 3AA

01284 748600 Local call rate

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Lacy Scott and Knight, Bury St Edmunds

10 Risbygate Street Bury St. Edmunds IP33 3AA

01284 748600 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Newmarket (7.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Lacy Scott and Knight, Bury St Edmunds

10 Risbygate Street Bury St. Edmunds IP33 3AA

01284 748600 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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