4 bedroom character property for sale

Mill Tye, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fine Dual Aspect Sitting Room
  • En Suite and Family Bathrooms
  • Dual Aspect Dining Room With Inglenook Fireplace
  • 1 Bedroom Annexe Cottage With Letting Potential
  • Shaker Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Outhouse with Utility & Cloakroom, Workshop
  • Timbered Study/Snug
  • Treble Cartlodge/Garage & Ample Parking
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • South Facing Walled Gardens - 0.3 Acre Plot

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION
Great Cornard was once separate from the market town of Sudbury and still retains a sense of identity and its own local schools and shopping. Sudbury itself offers an excellent range of facilities, including multiple shopping, supermarkets, a quayside theatre and modern swimming pool/leisure complex. There are many clubs and associations and Great Cornard houses Sudbury Rugby Club and Cornard Football Club. Within walking distance is the highly regarded Thomas Gainsborough secondary school, now in a wonderful brand new building. There are good road connections across to Colchester with mainline trains through to London's Liverpool Street. The house is set in Mill Tye, at the back of a wide greensward with its own private drive.

THE PROPERTY
The house clearly has very early origins, probably as a single rectangular timbered hall house. It was originally a house for the Reeve, the overseer of the nearby Baker's Mill, replaced in the 19th Century by a much more substantial house by the mill pond, still the private home of the Baker family to this day. In later years the property became three cottages but under present ownership the main two were combined to form the house, the third still being a separate annexe cottage, which can be let to produce a very useful income. Today the house has rendered elevations under a mellow clay tiled roof with the great brick chimney and traditional wooden windows. The interior has bright rooms and retains many features of the period including some substantial timbers and a fine inglenook fireplace. Later changes to the house include a good cream shaker kitchen. To the front of the house is a mature garden and large shingle drive providing excellent parking beside the modern double cartlodge and garage block. To the rear is a wonderful south facing fully walled garden, stocked with an abundance of plants, shrubs and specimen trees. It is unusual to find a house of this period with such a lovely big garden in the town. In all approaching 0.3 acres, subject to survey.

THE MAIN HOUSE

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Entrance Hall 6' 3" x 5' 6" (1.9m x 1.7m ), plus stairwell. With fine old ledged and braced front door, turning stairs up to the landing with understair cupboard and multi-glazed doors to the sitting room and dining room. Wall mounted fan assisted radiator.

Double Aspect Sitting Room 17' 3" x 14' (5.25m x 4.3m). At the right hand end of the house, a fine square room with a window to the front overlooking the garden and small green beyond and a French door with windows on either side opening to the terrace and rear garden. Chimney breast with brick operational open fireplace, moulded corner recesses with carved surrounds and display shelves. Two radiators, two double wall lights and picture light.

Double Aspect Dining Room 17' 9" x 10' 6" (5.4m x 3.2m). At the centre of the house with a window to the front overlooking the garden and green beyond and two casement windows to the rear overlooking the terrace and garden. Fine inglenook fireplace with 9' 6" oak bressumer, exposed brick chimney breast above. Two radiators, two double wall lights.

Inner Lobby 7' 6" x 5' 6" (2.3m x 1.7m). Connecting the dining room and kitchen with an open stud partition with fine old beams looking through to the study/snug. Large built-in boiler/cloaks cupboard housing Ideal Stelrad gas boiler supplying central heating and hot water. Ceramic floor tiles.

Study/Snug 12' x 11' 3" (3.65m x 3.4m). Casement window to the front overlooking the garden, open stud partitions through to the lobby and the kitchen. Chimney breast with an operational tiled fireplace with pine surround and mantelpiece. Storage cupboard on one side and built-in dresser on the other side with plate shelves, cupboards and drawers. Radiator, double wall light.

Shaker Kitchen 15' 9" x 11' 6" (4.8m x 3.5m). At the back of the house with a lovely three quarter width bow window overlooking the terrace and garden with window seat - an ideal breakfast area. Fitted with a good range of cream shaker style wall and base cupboards on three sides with pine knobs, real beech block working surfaces with tiled splashbacks. Equipped with built-in Siemens stainless steel eye level double oven, five ring stainless steel Siemens gas hob, 1 bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Integral dishwasher, integral fridge and built-in Siemens microwave to match the oven. Fine exposed ceiling beam, radiator, extractor fan and halogen downlights. Ceramic tiled floor, back door out to the covered rear porch, terrace and garden.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
"L" Shaped Landing 12' 6" x 11' 6" (3.8m x 3.5m). An interesting landing with the great Tudor chimney breast at its centre reaching right up to the ridge. Casement window to the rear, some fine exposed timbers including a great central cross brace, linen/wardrobe cupboard.

Double Aspect Bedroom 1 18' 6" x 13' 6" (5.65m x 4.1m). A good sized bedroom with secondary glazed casement window to the front overlooking the garden and to the rear overlooking the back garden. Two fine heavy timber cross braces, two radiators, range of three double built-in wardrobe cupboards along one wall.

Bathroom 12' x 6' (3.7m x 1.8m). A good sized room with a high vaulted ceiling and two pattern glazed windows to the rear. Now converted to a shower room with a corner shower cubicle with Triton Safe Guide power shower, white low flush WC and handbasin set into a wide vanity surfaces with cupboards and drawers below. Heated towel rail and tadiator, airing cupboard. With a smaller handbasin, there is space to add a bath as well as the shower.

Double Aspect Bedroom 2 18' 6" x 13' (5.6m x 3.95m) including bathroom. With casement window to the front overlooking the garden and further casement window to the rear with window seat overlooking the rear garden. Picture light, radiator, built-in wardrobe cupboard and double doors to:

En Suite Bathroom With three quarter length bath and mixer tap with shower attachment, white low flush WC and white handbasin set into vanity surface with cupboards below. Two walls fully tiled, air exchanger, some exposed timbers, heated towel rail, mirror and shaver point.

Landing Bedroom 3 11' 6" x 10' (3.5m x 3.05m). Connecting the landing and bedroom 2 but a stud wall could be added to create a corridor through and a reduced sized bedroom. Casement window to the front, exposed timbers, built-in double wardrobe cupboard. Radiator.

Bedroom 4 11' x 6' (3.35m x 1.8m). With casement window to the front overlooking the garden, dressing area at one end with mirrors, narrow wardrobe cupboard and range of drawers. Now in use as a study with bookshelves etc. Radiator.

OUTSIDE
Cartlodge and Garage Block 30' x 18' (9.1m x 5.5m). An excellent modern purpose built construction providing a double bay cartlodge and a secure garage with double doors. Of timber framed weatherboarded construction on a red brick plinth with a clay pantiled roof and useful storage area alongside.

The Drive and Front Garden 101' x 38' (30.9m x 11.6m). Large front lawn with a circular brick edged bed in the middle, flower borders all around, fine old brick paths up to the front door, from the front gate and around to the rear. A lovely mellow low red brick wall runs along the front with a gateway sweeping in to a shingled drive providing plenty of parking, turning and access to the garage. Trellis screen and mountain ash tree at the centre, hawthorn tree and silver birch.

Back Garden 84' long x 68' wide (25.5m x 20.7m). A most attractive garden, with red brick walling on either side and a low brick wall partly fenced across the rear. A large brick terrace across the back of the house on two different levels with a raised herb bed. This opens on to the main lawn with a nice old brick path down one side to the end. There are a number of fine specimen trees giving a wonderful range of colours and the boundaries have the walls and many plants and shrubs. There are other gardens all around, giving a lovely setting.

Brick Garden Workshop 18' 6" x 10' 6" (5.6m x 3.2m). At the far end of the garden, a good brick built workshop (part timber) with clear corrugated roof, work bench, window.

Brick Outhouse A charming little building, probably the original washhouse and now converted into a useful building with utility room, cloakroom and a canopy at the front.

Utility/Laundry Room 8' 6" x 5' (2.6m x 1.5m). With glazed door at the front, window to one side, plumbing and spaces for washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Base unit with cupboards and worktop, proper power and light.

Outside Cloakroom 7' 6" x 3' 6" (2.3m x 1.1m). With white low flush WC and wall mounted handbasin with a little water heater. Ledged and braced door and window. Small electric heater to prevent frosts.

Mainly Brick Shed 10' x 5' (3.1m x 1.55m). With brick walls on three sides, tucked behind the outhouse.

THE ANNEXE COTTAGE

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Sitting Room 17' 3" x 12' 6" (5.25m x 3.8m). A double aspect room with casement windows to the front and rear and a fine old ledged and braced door to the front. Chimney breast with operational brick open fireplace with timber surround and mantelpiece. Two radiators, useful cloak cupboards with lovely old door, some exposed timbers. Old ledged and braced doors to the stairs, kitchen and cloakroom.

Cloakroom 6' 6" x 5' (2m x 1.5m). With small window, white low flush WC and pedestal handbasin with tiled splashback, vinyl floor, heated towel rail.

Kitchen 10' x 6' (3m x 1.8m). With a window above the sink, plus stable door to the rear. Base units on either side with woodgrain Formica worktops and cupboards and drawers below. Stainless steel sink, space for slot-in cooker and full height fridge/freezer. Floor tiles, radiator, space/plumbing for washing machine. Ceiling beams.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Bedroom 15' x 12' (4.6m x 3.65m), plus stair recess. With some fine exposed timbers including a great cross brace, secondary glazed casement window to the front and a further casement window to the rear. Radiator, chimney breast with a fitted wardrobe on one side with wardrobes on either side. Double wall light.

En Suite Bathroom 9' 6" x 5' 6" (2.9m x 1.7m). With secondary glazed patterned glass casement window to the rear, white suite comprising cast iron bath, low flush WC with wooden seat and oval handbasin set into vanity surface with cupboards below. Some fine exposed timbers, heated towel rail.

OUTSIDE
Private Garden 20' x 16' (6.1m x 4.9m). A delightful garden with 6' close boarded fencing all around, brick paved surfaces with flower borders and part walling.

Brick Outhouse 7' x 6' (2.1m x 1.8m). Brick built with pitched tiled roof, window and door. Housing baxi gas boiler supplying central heating and hot water, ideal for conversion to a utility room perhaps.

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 (separate systems for the main house and annexe cottage). 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 D (for the house) amount payable 2016/2017 1,546.91 and Charge Band A (for the cottage) amount payable 2016/2017 1,031.27.

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES Freehold. Vacant possession for the house and the annexe if required (cottage presently let on an assured shorthold tenancy, which can be ended if required). We have not inspected the title deeds. Carpets, curtains and other fixtures may be available, by separate negotiation. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment through the vendor's agents, as above. Leave Sudbury on the Bures/Cornard Road and you come to a turning signposted Mill Tye and Bakers Mill. Turn right and the property is directly on the left.




Nearest stations

  • Sudbury (0.8 mi)
  • Bures (3.9 mi)
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53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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01787 720027 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Sudbury (0.8 mi)
  • Bures (3.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Sudbury

53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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