4 bedroom village house for sale

Shilling Street, Lavenham CO10

Sold STC £499,995

Property Description

Key features

  • Dining Hall with Magnificent Inglenook Fireplace
  • Landing
  • 16ft x 15ft 8" Drawing Room
  • First Floor Bedrooms 1 and 2
  • Study
  • First Floor Bathroom
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Second Floor Bedrooms 3 and 4
  • Cloakroom/Utility Room
  • 64ft x 40ft Rear Garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION
Lavenham is widely regarded as one of the best preserved medieval wool villages in England. It contains a wealth of period houses and cottages centred around a fine Guildhall Square. There is a magnificent parish church overlooking the village. Lavenham offers an unusually good range of shops, which includes two general stores, a post office, pharmacy, butcher and baker. 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. There are regular bus services through Lavenham. Shilling Street is one of Lavenham's historic residential streets and is regarded by those locally as one of the best locations. The properties on this side running down the hill have the special advantage of wonderful southerly views towards open countryside.

THE PROPERTY
Built in the latter half of the 15th century, 8 Shilling Street is a fine medieval timbered house Listed Grade II as being of architectural and historical importance. It is built on a massive oak frame with rendered and plastered jettied elevations under a clay tiled roof. The interior contains a wealth of fine exposed timbers complemented by inglenook fireplaces and original brick and oak panelled floors. To the rear is a good sized garden with lovely views over the countryside beyond.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Steps up to ledged and braced front door with inset spun glass and leaded light panel above leading to:

Dining Hall 15' 11" x 15' 7" (4.85m x 4.70m) 'L' shaped room to include staircase. Fine exposed timbers. Magnificent full height inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer and original brick block floor. Window to front overlooking Shilling Street and period cottages opposite. Understairs cupboard. Radiators. Staircase leading to first floor. Door to :

Drawing Room 16' x 15' 8" (4.87m x 4.77m). Also at the front of the house with two sash windows and same views as for the Dining Hall, and casement window to rear with uninterrupted views of the garden and countryside beyond. Fine exposed timbers. Delightful Tudor arch working open fireplace with brick hearth. Recess to side of fireplace with cupboard and shelving. Radiators. Door and steps up to:

Study 11' 10" x 6' 5" (3.60m x 1.95m). Some exposed timbers, window to front overlooking Shilling Street. Door to:

Cloakroom/Utility Room With white low level WC with wooden seat and half size hand basin with tiled splashback. Space for washing machine. Remeha Avanta Plus gas heating boiler. Window to side and patterned glazed panelled door to garden.
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Kitchen/Breakfast Room 16' 9" x 7' 3" (5.10m x 2.20m). A bright and sunny room running along the rear of the house with open views of the garden and countryside beyond, three windows and half glazed door to garden. Fitted with a range of cream shaker style base and wall units with beech effect work tops. Integrated fridge, freezer and slimline dishwasher. Lamona gas oven and hob with extractor fan over. One and half size white enamel sink with drainer and chrome mixer taps. Part tiled splashbacks. Honey coloured wooden floorboards. Some exposed timbers.


THE FIRST FLOOR
Landing With fine exposed timbers and delightful small Tudor arch fireplace. Window to rear overlooking garden and leaded light window to front. Exposed chimney breast. Doors to:
Bedroom 1 12' 6" x 11' 10" (3.80m x 3.60m). Window to front, magnificent oak timbered floorboards, exposed timbers, fitted wardrobe with shelving and hanging space, radiator.

Bedroom 2 13' 1" x 10' 4" (4m x 3.15m). Window to front, exposed timbers, radiator.

Bathroom Window to rear with views over the garden and open countryside beyond. Fitted with traditional white suite comprising Ideal Standard wash basin, low level WC with wooden seat, panelled bath with chrome mixer taps and chromium shower assembly over, glazed shower screen, part tiled. Radiator.

Second Staircase with spacious understairs cupboard, leading to:

THE SECOND FLOOR
Bedroom 3 15' 3" x 10' 2" (3.80m x 3.60m). Window with delightful view down Shilling Street and out over Lavenham rooftops to open countryside beyond, fine oak floorboards. Radiator.

Bedroom 4 16' 9" x 11' 2" (5.10m x 3.40m). With restricted headroom, ideal as children's bedroom, window to side. Radiator.

OUTSIDE
The houses on this side of Shilling Street are particularly highly regarded because of their unique gardens which slope down with views over the open countryside beyond.

Back Garden Approximately 64' long x 40' (12.19m x 19.5m). An attractive garden with full width paved patio and steps down to lawn with flower and shrub borders with open views beyond. Side gate affords external pedestrian access to Shilling Street.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains gas, water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Gas fired central heating. The property is predominantly secondary glazed. 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 F, amount payable 2016/2017 2,241.65.

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

VIEWING Viewing by appointment through the vendor's agents, as above.




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Nearest station

  • Sudbury (5.7 mi)
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The Toll Cottage Market Place, Lavenham, CO10 9QZ

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01787 720028 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Sudbury (5.7 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

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