4 bedroom detached house for sale

Bolton Street, Lavenham CO10

Sold STC £595,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Porchway & Large Reception Hall
  • Ground Floor En Suite Bathroom
  • 21ft Long Triple Aspect Drawing Room
  • 3 Large Upstairs Bedrooms
  • Dining Room with Bay Window
  • Family Bathroom and Cloakroom
  • 18ft Long Fitted Kitchen
  • Partly Walled Gardens All Around
  • Downstairs Bedroom 4/Sitting Room
  • Long Drive and Large Single Garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION
Lavenham is widely regarded as one of the best preserved medieval wool villages in England. It contains an absolute wealth of period houses and cottages centred round a fine Guildhall Square and there is a magnificent parish church overlooking the village. Lavenham offers an unusually good range of shops, which include a Co-operative store, post office, pharmacy and butcher. There are several restaurants and public houses and a number of local clubs and associations. The nearby market town of Sudbury to the south and historic Bury St. Edmunds to the north, each provide a much wider range of facilities together with good road and rail connections to the surrounding area. Bolton Street is tucked just off the Market Place in the heart of the village, away from busy traffic and is one of the best regarded locations in Lavenham. The house is behind Bakers Mill, a wonderful early 19th Century complex now converted many years ago into high quality houses. The house has good frontage onto the road with attractive period properties opposite.

THE PROPERTY
There have been very few houses built in the heart of Lavenham over the last century or more. Well House was constructed in 1998 and designed carefully to be in keeping with the early 19th Century architecture of Bakers Mill and the surrounding buildings. It is built in true Suffolk style with soft red brick walls under a high clay pantiled roof with heavy bargeboards and finials. The windows are in traditional wood (with sealed double glazed panes) and have several different styles, typical of Lavenham houses, including a most attractive two storey oriel bay window at the front. The house provides spacious and bright rooms with the unusual facility of a large bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor, ideal as a guest suite or to allow single storey living. The two biggest bedrooms are particularly large and would perhaps facilitate the creation of further en suite facilities.

To the side is a wide gateway with pedestrian and vehicle gates through to a large tarmacadam forecourt, providing extensive and secure off-road parking. Please note that one of the two double garages belongs to the house behind, who have a right of access over the forecourt to the garage (but no parking) and through a gate in the back wall to their property. The properties share keys to the lock on the vehicle gates. A particular feature of Well House is its gardens, a surprising size for a village house. There are four different terraces, designed to take advantage of the sun at all times of the day and the main garden is large, walled on two sides and wonderfully sunny.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Covered Porchway 11' x 4' (3.35m x 1.1m). A covered porchway with a timber panelled and glazed front door with matching panelled windows on either side opening to the reception hall.

Reception Hall 19' 6" x 9' 6" (5.95m x 2.9m). A good sized hall with wide doors to the various rooms, stairs leading up with a window on the half-landing and deep understairs cupboard (housing central vacuum cleaner unit). Two radiators.

Triple Aspect Drawing Room 21' 3" x 15' 6" (6.5m x 4.7m). A well proportioned room with window on one side overlooking the side garden with lovely views out over open fields beyond, a window to the other side overlooking the drive and a French door with glazed panels alongside to the rear looking down the main garden. Contemporary brick fireplace with raised hearth and fitted with a coal effect cast iron gas powered woodburner style stove and flue. Two radiators, doors from the hall and dining room.

Double Aspect Dining Room 15' 6" x 12' 6" (4.7m x 3.8m). At the front of the house with a delightful box bay window overlooking the period houses of Bolton Street at the front and a half-glazed French door to the side opening to the side garden. Door from the hall and a wide archway through to the kitchen, woodgrain flooring. Radiator.

Kitchen 18' x 9' 9" (5.5m x 3.95m). With two windows to the front (one above the sink) overlooking the front garden and Bolton Street, door from the hall and archway to the dining room. Fitted with a range of grey painted shaker style wall and base cupboards all around with beech woodgrain effect laminate working surfaces and multi-coloured tiled splashbacks. Well equipped with 1 bowl composite stone style acrylic sink with mixer tap and filtered drinking water tap, four ring gas hob, eye level Stoves electric double oven. Spaces for dishwasher, washing machine, full height fridge/freezer and microwave. Second stainless steel preparation sink with mixer tap to one side. The whole room with speckled vinyl flooring.

Double Aspect Bedroom 4/Sitting Room 14' x 12' 6" (4.3m x 3.8m). With a window to the rear overlooking the drive and a French door with glazed panels alongside opening on to the side terrace. Built-in wardrobe/storage cupboard. Radiator. Door to:

En Suite Bathroom 9' x 7' 6" (2.75m x 2.3m). With matching white suite comprising a specially adapted Gainsborough disabled bath with a side door and electric seat, fitted with a mixer tap and handheld shower attachment. Handbasin set into vanity surface with cupboards below and special high level WC. Window to one side, radiator. Door to walk-in boiler/airing cupboard, housing Glow Worm Ultimate gas boiler and pressurised hot water cylinder.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Galleried Landing with Study Area 26' x 10' (7.9m x 3m), plus stairwell. A bright landing with an attractive triangular dormer window to the front looking out over the village and a large window on the half landing to the rear. Gallery rail overlooking the stairwell with display recess and shelving, plus a useful cupboard halfway down. Walk-in linen cupboard and doors to the various rooms.

Triple Aspect Bedroom 1 19' x 15' 6" (5.8m x 4.7m) maximum. A lovely bright room with a window to the rear overlooking the main garden with roofscapes beyond, a high level window to the side with wonderful views out over open countryside beyond the village and a further window at the other side overlooking the drive. Two radiators, ample space in one corner to create an en suite facility.

Double Aspect Bedroom 2 15' 9" x 12' 6" (4.8m x 3.8m). With a delightful box bay window to the front looking out over the village and a further window to the side, looking over village roofscapes and countryside beyond. Triple built-in wardrobe cupboard. Radiator. Again, space in one corner to create an en suite facility.

Triple Aspect Bedroom 3 18' x 12' 6" (5.5m x 3.8m). With a delightful triangular dormer window to the front overlooking the village and matching window to the rear overlooking the drive and village roofscapes and a high level window to one side with pattern glazing. Two radiators.

Family Bathroom 8' 6" x 8' (2.6m x 2.5m). With a triangular dormer window to the rear, matching cream coloured suite comprising a large bath with mixer tap, low flush WC, pedestal handbasin and a single shower cubicle with Aqualisa shower assembly and sliding glass door. Blue and white Delft style tiled splashbacks, heated towel rail.

Cloakroom 8' 3" x 4' 3" (2.5m x 1.3m). With Velux window to the front, eaves storage cupboard, cream coloured pedestal handbasin and low flush WC. Heated towel rail, light/shaver point.

OUTSIDE
The Drive To the side of the house is a wide entranceway with space to stop in front of the gates (16' long), leading to the garages for Well House and the property behind. Pair of timber gates and a pedestrian gate leading through. This leads into a large tarmacadam forecourt providing parking in front of the garage and access to the garage itself (please note that there is a right of way up the drive to the right hand garage which is owned by the property behind and is not currently used for a car). The driveway runs down across the front of the house to a further parking forecourt 33' x 20' (10.1m x 6.1m) with a level path leading up to the front door and around to the side terrace.

Garage 15' x 11' 6 (4.6m x 3.5m). The garage is the left hand one of the two and is brick built with a pitched tiled roof and up and over door to the front.

Front Garden 33' x 7' (10.1m x 2.2m), plus paved area. Providing a useful barrier across the front of the house, with a low brick wall and various plants and shrubs.

Side Gardens At the upper end of the house is a sunken side terrace, adjoining the sitting room/bedroom 4. With flagstone paving and brick retaining wall with plants and shrubs and screened by a high red brick wall. Outside lights and power point. At the other end of the house is the second side terrace with flagstone paving, adjoining the dining room and with a vegetable bed, small lawned area and a mature hedgerow.

Mainly Walled Rear Garden 59' x 37' (18m x 11.5m). Enclosed to the side and rear by lovely old red brick walling with other gardens beyond and on the final side by a hedgerow with gardens below and views out beyond the village over open countryside. Beautifully laid out with various flower borders, lawns and a variety of plants and shrubs. Small seating area to one side and a large third main terrace in the far corner. Fine old flagstone path and the garden follows around to the front of the house with further beds and the French door from the drawing room.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains gas, water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Please note we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical or drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: 01473 822801) advise Charge Band G, amount payable 2016/2017 2,586.52.

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES Freehold. We have not inspected the title deeds. Carpets, curtains and other fixtures may be available, by separate negotiation. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. From Lavenham Market Place, turn right by Sworders' office along the front of The Great House restaurant and then immediately left by the primary school into Bolton Street - Well House is just along on the left.



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The Toll Cottage Market Place, Lavenham, CO10 9QZ

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  • Sudbury (5.8 mi)
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The Toll Cottage Market Place, Lavenham, CO10 9QZ

01787 720028 Local call rate

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