2 bedroom terraced house for saleGents Lane, Shimpling, Bury St. Edmunds
Sold STC £237,500
- Attractive Victorian cottage
- Sought-after location
- Sitting room with log burner
- Dining area
- Two bedrooms
- First floor bathroom
- Generous gardens
- Stunning views
An attractive Victorian terrace cottage offering good accommodation with wonderful rural views. The property has undergone some sympathetic refurbishment over the past years which includes new wood flooring to the main reception area, the fuse box replaced in December 2015 and the fitting of some wooden sealed unit windows very much in keeping with the character of the cottage. The exposed brick fireplace, with log burner, adds to the overall appeal and character of the property and the extensive delightful gardens are a further fine attribute of the property.
Accommodation - The accommodation in brief comprises wooden front door leading to the generous sitting room with dining area (20'4" x 12'6"). This is a charming room with wooden flooring and an attractive brick fireplace and slate hearth inset with a log burning stove. Within recent years the flue has been replaced and the chimney re-pointed. Useful recessed storage areas and cupboards to either side of the chimney breast and a further cupboard under the stairs. The room extends to a dining area and from this area stairs lead to the first floor and a door to the kitchen. The kitchen 910' x 6'11") is a light and bright room with a window to the rear and a door leading to the garden. The room is fitted with cream units complimented by wood effect work surfaces, cream floor tiles and cream painted brickwork. Space for oven, fridge freezer and plumbing for washing machine.
The first floor landing gives access to both bedrooms. The master bedroom (10'82 x 10') benefits from a range of built in wardrobes and is situated at the front of the property. The second bedroom (10'12 x 6'11") is to the rear of the property and affords fine views across rolling countryside. The bathroom separates the two bedrooms and is fitted with a bath, low level wc and wash hand basin.
Outside - The charming cottage gardens are a fine attribute of the property and are approaching 0.12 acre (subject to survey). The gravelled front garden is enclosed by fencing and a paved path leads to the front door which is covered by an open porch with tiled roof.
As is not uncommon of properties of this era a pedestrian Right of Way exists for a neighbouring property to pass over part of the rear garden and the owners of No. 1 Gents Lane also have access to the same Right of Way for entry to their side of the useful brick shed; No 2's has power connected and provides extra storage facility. The gardens are generous in their size and towards the rear open up to provide a delightful area with wonderful views across open countryside.
Situation - Shimpling is a pretty and popular Suffolk village set between the market town of Sudbury and the cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds; it is surrounded by lovely countryside offering an array of attractive walks. The village offers a public house, church and an attractive mixture of houses and cottages of all periods and sizes. There are a good range of local amenities approximately 3 miles away at Long Melford, and Lawshall offers a very well regarded primary school and a small village shop. More extensive facilities can be found in the medieval market town of Bury St Edmunds and the market town of Sudbury, both offer an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities as well as an excellent range of schooling both in the public and private sectors; Cambridge, Newmarket and Ipswich are all within easy reach. There is good access for Stanstead Airport and to the M11 via the A14. Mainline services to London are available at Cambridge, Ipswich and Stowmarket., with branch lines at Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds.
Services - Mains water, drainage and electric are connected to the property.
Council - The property comes under the Council District of Babergh.
Band B Council Tax
Directions - From the A134 (Sudbury to Bury St Edmunds road) turn off, sign posted to Shimpling. Pass the village public house on your right and into the heart of the village. Pass the sign to the Village Hall on your left and take the next left hand turn into Gents Lane. Follow the road as it bears left and the property can be found on your right hand side.
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