3 bedroom semi-detached house for saleSchool Street, Stoke By Nayland, Colchester, Suffolk, CO6
Sold STC £535,000
Walnut Tree Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed semi-detached cottage in an idyllic setting on a quiet lane close to the Church in the popular village of Stoke by Nayland. Probably dating back to the 1600s, the property has been sympathetically extended in more recent years to provide surprisingly spacious and naturally light accommodation with a pleasing layout. Fine period features in the sitting room include exposed timbers, a brick fireplace with an oak bressumer and woodburner; there are also two C20th oriel windows and quality oak flooring The oak flooring has also been laid on the landing and there are attractive terracotta floor tiles in the kitchen, dining room, hall and cloakroom. Other charming cottage-style details include stable doors for the main and side entrances, old pine internal doors, as well as some Jim Lawrence light fittings. There is an attractively fitted kitchen/breakfast room with shaker-style units, honed granite worksurfaces, a carved drainer, range-style cooker and a dishwasher. The adjoining utility room has a butler sink, plumbing for a washing machine & tumbledryer, as well as space for a large fridge and freezer. The dining room is currently used as a further sitting/garden room with double doors opening onto the lovely garden. On the first floor the central landing gives access to the 3 bright double bedrooms and 2 classic contemporary bathrooms, one of which is ensuite. There is a lovely outlook to all aspects.
Stoke by Nayland is surrounded by the rolling countryside of the Dedham Vale in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are two very popular restaurants, The Crown Inn and The Angel, as well as a village store, book shop, garage, primary school and Golf & Country Club with two 18-hole courses and well equipped gym. Nearby Nayland and Hadleigh provide further everyday needs, whilst both Ipswich and Colchester provide extensive amenities including highly regarded schools and mainline stations with fastest trains to Liverpool Street from Colchester taking from 47 minutes. Nearby Manningtree station is also a commuter option. Popular Littlegarth Prep School is about 4 miles
There is a charming narrow front border with purple poppies and a wisteria. To the side is a gravelled parking area providing space for 2 cars. A gate set in willow fencing opens onto a path with an open-bay store to the side and an attractive garden store. A sun terrace adjoins the rear of the house giving way to a beautifully planted garden with a lawn interspersed with well-stocked flower beds incorporating roses, foxgloves, lupins, canterbury bells, lavender, poppies, clematis, and wisteria. There is a small shallow pond, apple trees and a bay tree. An opening at the end of the garden leads directly onto an allotment which the current owner leases for a nominal sum from The Tendring Estate.
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