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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Higham, Suffolk, IP28

Withdrawn from Market £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A private, well maintained detached 19th century period cottage
  • Two reception rooms with fireplaces
  • Kitchen with integrated appliances & utility
  • Garden room with door to rear garden
  • Three / four bedrooms (fourth on the second floor) & bathroom
  • Established garden offering glorious views beyond
  • Detached double garage & off road parking
  • Offering scope for further extensions (subject to planning)
  • Offering easy access to rail links and road networks
  • Offered with no chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

If you are looking for a private, well maintained detached 19th century period cottage, situated in the rolling Suffolk countryside, yet still within a 30 minute's drive of Cambridge, look no further than Nether Hankleys, Higham.

Tucked away behind mature hedging in a pleasant rural setting near to the pretty village of Higham, which is close to Newmarket on the Cambridgeshire / Suffolk border. Nether Hankleys is ideal for those wishing to live in the countryside, but still need the modern conveniences and amenities of a thriving city such as Cambridge or large town such as Newmarket, world renowned for its Horse racing.

Offered for sale with no upward chain, the spacious property has flexible living accommodation and can be moved into straight away, yet still offers scope for further refurbishment and possible extending subject to the relevant planning consents.

Pulling into the large gravel driveway through the five bar gate, there is ample parking and turning space for family and visiting friends.

Approaching the front ENTRANCE PORCH the hedgerows are teeming with birds as you hear a chorus of different songs. Being of good size with ample space for boots and shoes.

The front door leads into a light and inviting ENTRANCE HALL which has doors leading off to the kitchen and sitting room.

There is a walk-in CLOAKROOM which comprises a low level flush WC and wash hand basin. The staircase rises to the first floor and has a window to the side

The SITTING ROOM has a double glazed window to the front with fields beyond. Many happy evenings have been spent with family and friends sitting in front of the open fire which has a brick surround and wooden mantle over.

Walking through into the FAMILY ROOM the rooms could be divided by the fitting of double doors. This room has been used as a DINING ROOM in the past and benefits from a window to the front and a multi-fuel wood burning stove, large glazed doors leads into the garden room and further door into the kitchen.

The GARDEN ROOM is of excellent size. Having a brick base, uPVC double glazed windows surrounds and French doors into the garden, this room really brings the garden into the house and ensures that you have an excellent view of the garden and the various wildlife that often pops in.

The "Limed oak" fitted KITCHEN is compact but perfectly designed to ensure it caters for the demands of everyday life and comprises a double sink and drainer unit with mixer tap, work top surfaces, dishwasher and fridge freezer. Integrated appliances include a halogen hob, oven and steam oven. A uPVC window overlooks the garden and a door returns to the ENTRANCE HALL and another door leads into the utility room.

The UTILITY ROOM is of excellent size and is ideal if you wish to use it as the main day to day entrance door as there is ample space for coats, dirty shoes and boots.


From the reception hall, a staircase leads to the first floor LANDING with a window to the rear aspect and further doors lead to all rooms.

The MASTER BEDROOM is lovely and light and enjoys fantastic views over the rolling Suffolk countryside. One can imagine watching some quite spectacular morning sun rises.

There are two further BEDROOMS both with open field views and a FAMILY BATHROOM.


A second balustrade staircase rises to the LOFT ROOM which has been previously used as a CHILDRENS BEDROOM and more recently as a HOME-OFFICE set in the apex of the pitched roof, headroom is restricted at the sides of the room.


The established garden is of good size and wraps itself around the property, being mainly laid to lawn offering a wide variety of flowering shrubs and trees including mature oak trees. A large patio offers an ideal space for al-fresco dining. Behind the garage is an area of lawn ideal as a play area for children or location for raised vegetable beds or vegetable garden. The property is surrounded by open countryside offering fantastic views. The whole garden is enclosed by mature hedging and post and railing fencing. Nether Hankleys is named after one of the historic furlongs in the medieval open field system to the front of the property.

Higham, a short walk over the fields behind Nether Hankleys, is a delightful hamlet set in attractive rolling Suffolk countryside with a lovely village church and post office which also serves as a newsagent and village shop. The larger village of Barrow (approx. 1.4 miles) has more services as well as a VC primary school, doctor's surgery, pubs and more stores. This location allows fantastic access to the following:

Newmarket (approximately 6 miles), famous for its horse racing, offers a wider range of amenities including schools, shops, supermarkets, restaurants and leisure facilities, including health clubs, a swimming pool and golf club.

Bury St Edmunds, an historic market town which offers excellent shopping, educational and recreational facilities, including the recently restored Theatre Royal, Abbey Gardens and the new Arc shopping centre, as well as both NHS and private hospitals.

The university city of Cambridge (approximately 22 miles or 30 minutes' drive) has a direct rail link into London King's Cross (approximately 45 minutes).

A Branch railway from Kennett and Newmarket, directly in to Cambridge, is ideal for commuting.

The A14 and A11 which provide direct links to Cambridge, Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds, the east coast ports and the national road network.

Train Stations Kennett 3.8 miles
Bury St Edmunds 7.5 miles
Newmarket 8.2 miles
Cambridge 22 miles

Primary Schools Barrow VC Primary School 1.4 miles
Moulton C of EVC Primary School 4.8 miles
St Edmunds Catholic Primary School, BSE 7.3 miles

Secondary School BSE County Upper School 6.6 miles
BSE St Benedict's Catholic School 6.7 miles
BSE King Edward VI CofE School 6.7 miles

*Distances are approximate and are intended to be a guide only.


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Added on Rightmove:
15 October 2016


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