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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Water Lane, Steeple Bumpstead

Sold by Us £685,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial village residence
  • A wealth of exposed timbers and brickwork
  • Four/Five bedrooms
  • 28ft Drawing Room
  • Attractive, secluded gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Steeple Bumpstead is a popular village which lies on the Essex and Suffolk borders, 20 miles from Cambridge, 10 miles from Saffron Walden and 22 miles from Bury St Edmunds. Rail links to London Liverpool Street are from Audley End Station (approx 12 miles away), the journey time being 50 minutes to an hour and from Sudbury, Suffolk (approximately 16 miles away). Steeple Bumpstead benefits from facilities including post office/off licence/general stores, 2 public houses, primary school and doctors surgery, 2 churches and a petrol station.  


RECEPTION HALL 10' 11" x 8' 9" (3.33m x 2.67m) Timber entrance door, leaded windows to two aspects, exposed timbers, door with staircase to the first floor, door leading to the dining room and further door to: 

CLOAKROOM Comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, exposed timbers, leaded window and built-in cloaks cupboard. 

DINING ROOM 15' 5" x 13' 6" (4.7m x 4.11m) max. Inglenook fireplace with exposed brickwork and bressumer, exposed timbers, leaded windows overlooking the garden and door providing access to the garden and outside space, further leaded window providing natural light into the kitchen and door leading to the drawing room. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 17' 8" x 8' 5" (5.38m x 2.57m) Fitted with a range of timber fronted base and eye level units with worktop space over, also incorporating built-in cupobards, one and a quarter bowl sink unit, space for dishwasher, washing machine and cooker, windows to two aspects. Glazed door to: 

REAR LOBBY 10' 6" x 5' (3.2m x 1.52m) Leaded windows to two aspects and door to the outside space, wall-mounted boiler, space for fridge and freezer. 

DRAWING ROOM 28' 1" x 15' 8" (8.56m x 4.78m) Leaded windows to two aspects enjoy delightful views over the gardens and also provide a good degree of natural lighting, wealth of exposed timbers, open fireplace with exposed brickwork, staircase rising to the first floor with half landing leaded window. Door to: 

STUDY 12' 8" x 11' 5" (3.86m x 3.48m) Windows to two aspects, exposed timbers, exposed brick and terracotta flooring, built-in storage cupboard and door to outside space. 


LANDING Leaded window, a wealth of exposed timbers and door with staircase leading to the second floor and attic room/bedroom 5. 

BEDROOM 1 16' 10" x 14' 10" (5.13m x 4.52m) A dual aspect room with leaded windows overlooking the gardens, vaulted ceiling, fireplace with exposed brickwork, deep built-in wardrobe. 

BEDROOM 2 12' 10" x 12' 1" (3.91m x 3.68m) Leaded window to the rear aspect overlooking the garden, exposed timbers, exposed brick chimneybreast, built-in wardrobe and exposed floorboards. Door to: 

ENSUITE Comprising panelled bath, wash hand basin, low level WC and leaded window. 

BEDROOM 4 12' 1" x 9' 7" (3.68m x 2.92m) Leaded window to the rear aspect overlooking the garden, exposed timbers and brick chimneybreast, fitted with a range of built-in wardrobes. 

BEDROOM 3 12' 6" x 11' 3" (3.81m x 3.43m) A dual aspect room with views over the gardens and surroundings, exposed timber and built-in wardrobes. 

BATHROOM 12' 7" x 6' 8" (3.84m x 2.03m) Comprising bath with independent shower over, vanity wash hand basin with cupboard below, low level WC, built-in cupboard and leaded window. 


ATTIC ROOM/BEDROOM 5 13' 5" x 12' (4.09m x 3.66m) max (sloping eaves). Leaded window to the front aspect, exposed timbers and door providing access to the attic storage space. 

OUTSIDE Tanyard is set in a protected central location within this picturesque village, comfortably set within its own generous plot of 1.1 acres and is approached via a driveway, in turn leading to a gravelled area providing extensive off-street parking adjoining the property. The driveway, in turn, travels up to a further parking area where the brick outbuilding is located. Please note that there is a public footpath travelling down the gravel driveway and a neighbouring property also has access to their property.

The gardens are a particular feature of the property and are mainly laid to lawn with well stocked flower and shrub borders, mature hedging and trees, including various fruit trees. 

OUTBUILDING At the top of the driveway is an extremely useful and spacious, two storey outbuilding, currently used for storage but with huge scope for conversion as required, subject to relevant approval. The outbuilding comprises: 

WORKSHOP/GARAGE 35' 10" x 15' 9" (10.92m x 4.8m) Two up and over doors, power and lighting connected, three covered windows to the side aspect and timber flooring. It is believed that the outbuilding was a former straw rope factory with haystore above, however this is not confirmed. 

WOODSTORE 15' 8" x 10' 4" (4.78m x 3.15m) Adjoining the side of the garage is the woodstore with its own independent access, vaulted ceiling and staircase rising to the room above the workshop/garage. 

GAMES ROOM/STORE 35' 10" x 15' 9" (10.92m x 4.8m) This useful room has had a multitude of uses including storage, games room and party venue. It offers the opportunity to further develop or convert, subject to relevant planning. In addition are three sash windows to two aspects. 

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with the Agents.  

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Added on Rightmove:
29 September 2016


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