2 bedroom cottage for sale

Stackyard Green, Monks Eleigh IP7

Sold STC £350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Sitting Room with Inglenook Fireplace
  • Study
  • Dining Room with Arched Brick Fireplace
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Kitchen and Downstairs Cloakroom
  • Upstairs Bathroom
  • 22ft 6" Long Scullery/Utility Room
  • 17ft x 10ft Garage
  • 15ft x 12ft Vaulted Music Room
  • 100ft x 95ft max. Overall Plot Size

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION
Stackyard Green is a remarkable location at the end of a one mile no-through lane, on high ground just outside the pretty village of Monks Eleigh. It is absolutely away from traffic and noise and yet enjoys easy road access through to Lavenham, Sudbury and Hadleigh. Monks Eleigh has a community shop and further amenities can be found in the larger villages of Lavenham and Bildeston. The market towns of Sudbury and Hadleigh provide an excellent range of shops, schooling and other facilities and there are good road links through to Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds. This is a remarkable location, with just a tiny group of thatched cottages, a bungalow and a farm.

THE PROPERTY
The cottage is Grade II Listed as being of architectural and historic importance. It is built on a massive oak timber frame with rendered and plastered elevations under a traditional Suffolk straw thatch. The property was modernised in the 1950s but has seen little change since and does require significant repair and updating. The previous owners were musicians and at one end of the cottage the first floor was removed to create a large room vaulted right up to the ridge in which to play music and house a large pipe organ. This room could be retained as a special feature or the first floor could be reinstated to give additional bedroom space. The interior contains many fine timbers, a splendid red brick inglenook fireplace and other details confirming its great age.

The cottage is surrounded by mature gardens, somewhat overgrown, and there is an old timber garage, which could be replaced with a modern cartlodge garage etc. The presence of various lean-to additions on the cottage would suggest that listed building consent may be forthcoming to sympathetically extend the cottage.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Sitting Room 14' 9" x 12' 6" (4.5m x 3.8m), plus inglenook. At the centre of the house, a fine room with exposed wall and ceiling timbers, windows to the front and rear and a splendid inglenook fireplace with 9' 6" (2.9m) wide bressumer with a salt store on one side, brick hearth and fitted cast iron woodburning stove. Turning stairs up to the first floor, display recess with shelving and doors to the front and rear. Brick block floor.

Dining Room 13' 6" x 8' 6" (4.1m x 2.6m). With window to the side, fine exposed timbers, arched brick fireplace and timber floorboards. Agent's note: This room could be recombined with the kitchen to make one larger room.

Kitchen 10' x 6' 6" (3.1m x 2m). With window to the front, old stainless steel sink in base unit, space for cooker. Quarry tiled floor, some exposed timbers.

Scullery/Utility Room 22' 6" x 7' 9" (6.8m x 2.4m). A timber framed lean-to extension on the side of the main house with mono pitch roof, two back doors and two windows. Timber floorboards, butler sink, old shower tray and plumbing and space for washing machine etc.

Vaulted Music Room 15' x 12' (4.6m x 3.65m). Another reception room, leading off the sitting room. The ceiling of the bedroom above was removed some years ago to create a vaulted music room but it could be reinstated to create another bedroom upstairs again. With windows to three aspects, vaulted ceiling with fine exposed timbers, arched brick fireplace and chimney breast, brick pammet floor.

Downstairs Cloakroom 4' x 4' (1.2m x 1.2m). Leading off the scullery/utility room with old low flush WC and wall mounted handbasin, small window to the rear, quarry tiled floor.

Study 13'6" x 8'6" (4.1m x 2.6m) With two windows to the rear and one window to the side. Door from the Sitting Room and outside door.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Landing A small landing wrapped around the chimney breast with doors to the bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 15' x 13' (4.6m x 4m). With a high vaulted ceiling with excellent head height, dormer window to the rear and a window (former doorway) looking down into the vaulted music room. Broad elm floorboards, pedestal handbasin, great red brick chimney breast.

Bedroom 2 10' x 9' (3.1m x 2.75m). With half vaulted ceiling, good head height, dormer window and fine exposed timbers.

Bathroom 7' x 5' (2.1m x 1.5m). A tight bathroom presently with cast iron bath, pedestal handbasin, low flush WC and bidet. Dormer window.

OUTSIDE
Garage 17' x 10' (5.2m x 3m). A timber framed garage joined on to the front of the house with up and over door, windows to the side and personal doors on either side. Also acting as a porchway for the back door.

The Gardens The gardens surround the house and were once clearly a delight but have become very overgrown over the years. There is a driveway in front of the garage with numerous trees and shrubs. To the rear is a lawn, sunken pond and all the boundaries are mature hedgerows, again overgrown but which could be cut right back to reveal the wonderful views across open countryside.

Overall plot size 100' wide x 95' deep (maximum) - around 0.2 acres, subject to survey.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains water, electricity and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. We believe drainage is to a private system contained in the gardens. 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. Purchasers are always advised to have a building survey carried out by a competent specialist period house surveyor.

COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: 01473 822801) advise charge band E, amount payable 2016/2017 1,888.44.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. Leaving on the A1141 through Monks Eleigh, at the east (Hadleigh) end of the village and right across the river bridge and then go straight on where the main road swings round to the left (by the Corn craft Centre), signposted to Lindsey. Follow this road along for half a mile and then turn right signposted to Stackyard Green (no through road). Drive for around a mile and the cottage is on the left.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
18 April 2016

Nearest station

  • Sudbury (6.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Nearest schools

Use the school checker

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Lavenham

The Toll Cottage Market Place, Lavenham, CO10 9QZ

01787 720028 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

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

Floorplans


To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Lavenham

The Toll Cottage Market Place, Lavenham, CO10 9QZ

01787 720028 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

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

Map & Street View

Nearest station

  • Sudbury (6.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Lavenham

The Toll Cottage Market Place, Lavenham, CO10 9QZ

01787 720028 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

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

Disclaimer - Property reference S11843. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Sworders, Lavenham. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.