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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Walpole, Nr Halesworth, Suffolk

Withdrawn from Market £297,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room and downstairs shower room. Four first floor bedrooms and bathroom. Off-road parking. Impressive former forge, now used as a store/workshop. Rear garden.  

Location Walpole is a pretty village situated just a few miles from Halesworth. Halesworth is a delightful market town, which provides independent shops, pubs, restaurant, doctors, vets and a supermarket. It also benefits from a train station, which has links to London's Liverpool Station. The town of Framlingham is approximately 11 miles from the property and has further shops and schools, as well as an historic medieval castle. The coast is close at hand, with Southwold being 11 miles and Aldeburgh being 17 miles. The world famous Snape Maltings is 13 miles. The area is well known for its art scene, sailing, walking and bird watching.  

Description Forge Cottage is a most lovely property, which is beautifully presented in a rustic style. In recent years it has been sympathetically renovated with new plumbing, electrics and insulation. It has the benefit of containing many period features, but not being Listed. Many rooms have traditional Suffolk brick flooring and beams and studwork. The cottage enjoys the most fabulous views to the front over undulating fields. Internally there is a spacious and stylish sitting room with solid fuel stove, which also heats the hot water and heating system. Adjoining this is a utility room with shower room, entrance hall and dining room. This, again, has a wood burning stove and links to the traditional kitchen. On the first floor are four bedrooms, three of which take full advantage of views to the front. There is also a good-sized bathroom. The property itself is believed to date from the seventeenth century. Adjoining the cottage is an old forge, which provides useful storage/workshop space. There is off-road parking for at least two vehicles, and a rear garden. 

The Accommodation  

The House  

Ground Floor A stable-style door to the rear of the cottage provides access to the  

Utility Room x 7´7 (2.74m x 2.31m) North-east and north-west facing windows overlooking the rear of the property. Fitted wall unit with work surface and stainless steel sink with taps above. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Tiled flooring. Doors lead to the sitting room, downstairs shower room and  

Kitchen 12´4 x (3.76m x 2.74m) North-west facing window. Low level wall units with space for a fridge or freezer. Roll edge work surface. One and half bowl stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer taps above. Space for electric oven and fridge freezer. Spotlighting. Brick flooring. Electric radiator. A door opens to the  

Downstairs Shower Room Comprising shower, WC and hand wash basin. Tiled flooring. Electric towel radiator. Striplight with shaver point. Recessed spotlighting.  

Dining Room 14´4 x 10´2 (4.37m x 3.10m) A lovely room with brick fireplace, which is home to a Jotul stove with timber mantel above. Fitted cupboards including deep crockery cupboard. Secondary staircase to bedroom two. South-east facing window. Brick flooring. Radiator. A door opens to the  

Entrance Hall Brick flooring. Door to the exterior. Principal staircase to the first floor landing. Understairs cupboard. A door opens to the  

Sitting Room 15´4 x 14´7 (4.67m x 4.45m) An impressive room with painted studwork and inglenook fireplace, which is home to a solid fuel stove with back boiler which heats the water and heating. South-east facing window. Door to the utility room.

The principal staircase from the ground floor entrance hall lead up to the  

First Floor  

Landing Doors off to the bedrooms and bathroom.  

Bedroom One 14´8 x 13´1 (4.47m x 3.99m) A spacious double bedroom with outstanding south-easterly views over the adjacent undulating countryside. Cast iron fireplace with timber surround. Built-in wardrobe with hanging rail. Painted studwork. Hand wash basin with cupboard below. Radiator.  

Bedroom Two 14´6 x 11´6 (4.42m x 3.51m) A large double bedroom, again with south-east facing window with terrific views. Painted studwork. Secondary staircase down to the ground floor dining room. Hatch to roof space. Radiator.  

Bedroom Three 12´1 x 8´11 (3.68m x 2.72m) A double bedroom or spacious single bedroom with north-west facing dormer window. Exposed floorboards. Radiator.  

Bedroom Four/Study 10´ x (3.05m x 2.44m) A single bedroom with south-east facing window to the front of the property with field views. Radiator. Painted studwork.  

Bathroom Comprising a four piece white suite including hand wash basin, WC, bidet and bath with electric shower unit above. Striplight with shaver point. Wall mounted electric fan heater. Fitted airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder with immersion and slatted shelving.  

Outside The property is approached from the road via a brick paved driveway, which leads to a five bar gate and, in turn, parking for at least two vehicles (it should, however, be noted that the vendors and their guests often choose to park in the lay-by opposite the cottage). Immediately adjacent to the utility room is a sandstone patio area and a door leading to the old forge. This impressive timber framed structure still shows a great deal of its history, with exposed timbers and wattle and daub. It measures approximately 19'8 x 14'10 and has windows to two sides. Whilst an ideal store/workshop, it could have a number of uses.

The garden itself sits to the rear of the house and faces north-west. An area of grass bordered by flowerbeds is enclosed by trees and fencing which provides privacy. There is also a brick outbuilding. It should be noted that the adjacent landowner has indicated that they would sell further land to the rear of the garden.  

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent. 

Services Mains water, drainage and electricity. Bottled gas for cooker. Hot water and heating system served by the solid fuel stove's back boiler.  

Council Tax Band D; £1,515.74 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.

September 2016 


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