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3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Horham, Nr Stradbroke, Suffolk

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Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Sitting room, dining room, study area, kitchen, lobby and bathroom. Two bedrooms on the first floor, one with dressing area. Third bedroom on the second floor. Good size garden and outbuildings. Ample parking. 

Location The property is situated in a lovely rural position adjacent to open countryside. Although officially in the Parish of Horham, Frances Cottage is located in a hamlet adjoining the small rural village of Athelington. St Peters Church, Athelington is just 200 metres from the property. Horham itself benefits from a well respected store and post office (renowned for stocking nearly everything of need), a community centre, St Mary's church and Horham Baptist Chapel, which offers a variety of community activities such as Sunday School, Brownies, toddler group, youth club, holiday club, and so on. During World War Two Horham was home to an American air base, the 95th Bomb Group, and the original social club has been faithfully restored and now offers an informative museum (the Red Feather Club) which opens during the last weekend of every month.

Close by is the larger village of Stradbroke, which offers local shops and services including a bakery, butchers, two public houses, a medical centre, village hall, children's play area, hairdressing salon, library, Church of England VC Primary School and Stradbroke High School. There is also a sports centre with a swimming pool, gym and tennis courts, as well as numerous clubs and societies, including a popular cricket club, football clubs, tennis club and bowls club.

The historic market town of Eye is just 5 miles from the property offering a wider variety of services.

The South Norfolk town of Diss, with Morrisons, Tesco and Aldi supermarkets, lies about 11 miles to the north-west and from here there are Inter-City trains to Norwich and London's Liverpool Street station. Framlingham, with its medieval castle, is 9.5 miles to the south, and the Heritage Coast, with the popular centres of Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich, is about 20 miles to the east. The county town of Ipswich lies about 21 miles to the south, and Norwich is about 30 miles to the north. 

Description Frances Cottage is believed to date originally from around the 15th Century and is of timber frame construction with rendered and colourwashed elevations under a pantile roof.  The cottage now requires full refurbishment and modernisation and, this is an exciting project for an incoming purchaser as the cottage has been stripped back to the bare wattle and daub and lathe and plaster and the inglenook fireplace has been exposed. It does, however, benefit from oil fired central heating and double glazing.

Outside the property has the benefit of a good sized garden to the side and planning exists for a sizeable extension to the side for a double garage and office.  Please refer to the agents for copies of the plans. 

The Accommodation  

The House  

Ground Floor Canopy porch with part glazed front entrance door into the 

Sitting Room 15´2 x 12´3 (4.62m x 3.73) West and East. A good sized room with large inglenook fireplace (not lined) and exposed timbers.

Radiator. Outlook over the front and rear garden. Doorway to stairs to first floor and openway to the 

Study Area 13´ x 6´1 (3.96m x 1.85m) West. With radiator. 

From the Sitting Room an open doorway provides access to the 

Dining Room 15´ x 8´6 West. With twin panel radiator, openway leading through to the 

Kitchen 9´5 x 5´3 North. With base cabinets and stainless steel sink unit. Camray oil fired boiler. Open doorway to the 

Lobby With radiator, side entrance with part glazed UPVC door to the outside and further door to the 

Bathroom With suite comprising panelled bath in tiled surround, low flush WC and pedestal hand wash basin with radiator. Built-in Airing Cupboard.

Stairs from the Sitting Room rise to the 

First Floor Small landing with access to 

Bedroom One 15´3 x 12´2 West and East. A super dual aspect room with views to the front and rear. Superb vaulted ceiling, exposed brick chimney breast and exposed timbers. Twin panel radiator. Dressing area, 6'3 x 6'. 

Bedroom Two 10´ x 8´2 North. With radiator.  

From the Landing stairs continue to  

Bedroom Three 10´ x 8´5 East. With lovely views over surrounding farmland. Sloping ceilings. 

Outside The Cottage is approached off the country lane onto an excellent sized driveway leading to a sectional garage with timber doors. There is a large garden which is laid to lawn at the front with an established low hedge, gate and pathway leading to the front door. There is picket fencing and a wrought iron gate giving access to the drive. To the side of the property is a further lawned area together with a brick and tile outbuilding and timber garden store sheds. There is also a slightly dilapidated open fronted corrugated iron shed.  

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent. 

Services Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. UPVC double glazing. Oil fired central heating. 

Council Tax Band C; £1,325.40 payable per annum 2016/2017 

Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council, Council Offices, High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8DL; Tel 01449 724500 

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.

July 2016 

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