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2 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Cratfield, Nr Halesworth, Suffolk

Sold STC £250,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Location Stokes Cottage is located on Bell Green in the pretty village of Cratfield. The property is just under 3 miles from the village of Laxfield where there is a convenience store, two public houses, garage/hardware store and a primary school. Halesworth is approximately 6.5 miles away and provides many independent shops, public houses, restaurants, doctors, vets and a Co-Operative supermarket. It has a thriving centre of arts for the community called The New Cut, which is used as a theatre and cinema, as well as for exhibitions and workshops. Halesworth offers railway links to London's Liverpool Street. Diss train station is 18 miles away from the property and offers direct links to Norwich and the Capital, as well as having Tesco, Morrison and Aldi supermarkets. The unspoilt heritage coastline of Suffolk with the lovely beaches of Southwold and Walberswick are a 20 minute drive away.  

Description Whilst Stokes Cottage is a period cottage believed to date from the sixteenth century, it has the great advantage of not being Listed. It offers attractive period features, particularly in the sitting/dining room and bedrooms where there are impressive exposed timbers. In more recent decades flat roofed extensions have been added to create the kitchen and a shower room. The felt roofs have been well maintained, being replaced within the last ten years. Within the immediate gardens is an excellent studio/home office/guest bedroom. In addition is a workshop/utility room and garden shed. There is a single parking space at the property, but more parking could be created in the secondary offset garden.  

The Accommodation  

The Cottage  

Ground Floor A partially glazed front door provides access to the  

Hallway 7´7 x (2.31m x 1.83m) North-east facing window. Pamment tiled flooring. Night storage heater. Stairs to the first floor landing. Doorway to the sitting/dining room, and further door to the  

Shower Room Comprising high level WC, hand wash basin and shower unit. Night storage heater. South-west facing window. Pamment tiled flooring. Recessed spotlighting. Fitted corner cabinet.  

Sitting/Dining Room 18´8 x 15´2 (5.69m x 4.62m) An impressive timbered room, which includes a brick fireplace with canopy and pamment tiled hearth. North-west facing window overlooking the garden. Brick flooring. Night storage heaters. Understairs recess. Wall light points. Blocked pine door. A large opening leads to the  

Kitchen 12´11 x 5´5 (3.94m x 1.65m) Fitted with a bespoke range of wall units and fitted shelving. Butler sink with mixer taps above and timber drainers. Pamment tiled flooring. Space for electric cooker and fridge freezer. South-west facing window. Recessed spotlighting. A door opens to the  

Rear Hallway 5´5 x (1.65m x 1.22m) Fitted cupboards and bookshelves. A stable-style door leads to the exterior. Pamment tiled flooring.

From the ground floor hallway, the stairs leads up to the  

First Floor  

Landing South-west facing window. Hatch to roof space. Doors lead off to the two bedrooms.  

Bedroom One 14´4 x 8´6 (4.37m x 2.59m) A dual aspect double bedroom with south-west facing window and south-east facing mullion window. Impressive ceiling heights with exposed timbers.  

Bedroom Two 11´8 x 10´2 (3.56m x 3.10m) A double bedroom with north-west facing windows overlooking the garden. Exposed beams. 

Outside The property is approached from the highway over a track upon which it has a right of way. This leads to the neighbouring property's (Blackthorn Cottage's) shingle drive, which in turn leads on to Stokes Cottage. Offset from Stokes Cottage is an area of garden enclosed by hedging, measuring approximately 50' x 35'. Whilst a pleasant area to enjoy, it could form a useful parking area to the property. Subject to normal consents, it may also offer a space for garaging. The land is currently home to a hexagonal summerhouse.

The main gardens to Stokes Cottage lie immediately adjacent to the dwelling. The mature gardens are enclosed predominantly by hedging and contain shrubs and trees. A patio area leads to a studio. This semi-detached building is of timber framed construction. The main room, which makes an ideal home office/studio is used by the vendors as a third bedroom for guest accommodation. It measures 17'5 x 8' and has windows to the south-west and south-east, and benefits from night storage heaters. A door opens to a cloakroom. This has a WC, hand wash basin, night storage heaters, and south-west and north-west facing windows.

Immediately abutting the house is a parking area for one vehicle. Within the grounds is a timber garden shed and an excellent workshop/utility room. It measures 13'3 x 7'5 and has a workbench and fitted shelving. In addition is a Butler sink with taps above, and space and plumbing for a washing machine. There are windows to the north-west and north-east, and there is a night storage heater.  

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent. 

Services Mains water, drainage and electricity.  

Council Tax Band C; £1,327.69 payable per annum 2016/2017. 

Local Authority Suffolk Coastal District Council; Melton Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1AU; Tel: 01394 383789. 

NOTE These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers or lessees in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn. No warranty can be given for any of the services or equipment at the property and no tests have been carried out to ensure that heating, electrical or plumbing systems and equipment are fully operational. Any distances, room aspects and measurements which are given are approximate only. No guarantee can be given that any planning permissions or building regulations have been applied for or approved.

June 2016 

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  • Halesworth (5.0 mi)
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Well Close Square, Framlingham, IP13 9DU

01728 571031 Local call rate

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