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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Stoke By Nayland

Guide Price £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • UNLISTED COTTAGE
  • FOUR BEDROOMS
  • THREE RECEPTION ROOMS
  • KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
  • THREE BATHROOMS
  • COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS
  • 0.5 ACRE PLOT
  • NO ONWARD CHAIN

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

PROPERTY SUMMARY

Nestled within a picturesque hamlet of Stoke By Nayland is this attractive unlisted four bedroom cottage. The cottage is believed to have early Victorian origins, has been sympathetically extended and modernised over recent years. Inside the spacious and well laid out accommodation includes; good sized reception hall, ground floor bathroom, cloakroom, generous kitchen/breakfast room, dining/Sitting room, lounge, snug/family room, study/bedroom four, three first floor bedrooms with en-suite to master and family bathroom. The cottage sits back from the road in an elevated position with wonderful views towards The Church and The Crown. The garden in mainly laid to well tended lawn with large sun terrace in all 0.5 acre. The cottage also benefits from having no onward chain.

THE STORY

PICTURESQUE COUNTRY HOME

"This is an incredible place to live and this attractive house and its beautiful garden would suit someone looking for a comfortable home that is ready to enjoy."

Stepping outside into the afternoon sunshine, the new owners of George Cottage will gaze out across the green fields to catch a glimpse of famous St Mary's Church, Stoke by Nayland.
This historic building, which appeared in many paintings by landscape artist John Constable, can be seen beyond the trees in the distance and is part of a view that in many ways feels timeless.
George Cottage itself is a charming addition to the landscape and was once owned by a local apple farmer named George, explained the agent marketing the property.
Dating back to Victorian times, it has been sympathetically extended and modernised in recent years.
"It has a farmhouse style and, with its traditional, Suffolk pink exterior, blends beautifully into its surroundings," he said.
"It sits right at the heart of famous Countable Country, within 0.5 acres of its own grounds and overlooking some of the most picturesque countryside in Britain."

RELAXED LIVING

The ground floor of George Cottage comprises well-laid out living spaces.
Visitors enter via the reception hall, from here access can be gained to the snug/family room, kitchen/breakfast room and lounge. Both of these spaces open on to the generous dining/sitting room, with its French windows on to the garden. Located off the hall is a ground floor bathroom, a built in cloak cupboard and handy under stairs storage cupboard.
"The kitchen is a very good size, with plenty of room for a breakfast table and lots of very useable work space. The lounge is currently arranged for more formal occasions and the long drawing room is also ideal for entertaining and dining purposes," he said.
"Also on this floor is the snug or family room, which provides another space for people too spread out into, particularly if they have children."

GENTLE CHARACTER

Leading from the family room is another room, which is currently used as a study but would also suit as a fourth bedroom.
"There is lots of scope here to arrange rooms to suit your own needs," he added. "There could also be potential to extend the house further (subject to the relevant planning permissions)."
The house does still present great character in its older sections. These include the hall, with its herringbone brick floor and wooden beams.
Other parts of the house also have a gentle, traditional style. Rooms have been kept light and airy through their décor.
"Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom has a large en suite bathroom while the second bedroom has its own private balcony.
"Whoever sleeps in here will be able to throw open these doors in the morning to let in the fresh air and enjoy the magnificent views."
Bedroom three is situated at the front of the property and has a dual aspect. Both bedroom two and three are service by the family bathroom.

COUNTRY WALKS

The location of George Cottage, close to the Suffolk and Essex border, makes it highly desirable, said the agent.
Not only does it have the stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dedham Vale and Stour Valley, on its doorstep but it is within easy reach of Colchester, Ipswich and Sudbury.
"You can go on long country walks or cycle rides from here, stroll to one of the best public houses in the region and take in all the sights that Constable himself would have enjoyed," he added.
"This is an incredible place to live and this attractive house and its beautiful garden would suit someone looking for a comfortable home that is ready to enjoy."

ARTIST'S INSPIRATION

The painter John Constable was a frequent visitor to Stoke by Nayland.
He was born into a wealthy family, with his father, Golding Constable, a corn merchant in the area.
Golding Constable owned watermills at Flatford and Dedham, as well as a windmill at East Bergholt.
After leaving Dedham Grammar School, John Constable joined the family business.
A lot of his spare time was spent sketching the landscapes around him and he completed many drawings and paintings of the Stoke by Nayland area.

"The house still presents great character in its older sections. These include the hall, with its herringbone brick floor and wooden beams."

GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION

Stepping through the side entrance door you will find a spacious and welcoming reception hall with exposed brick floor, from here access can be gained to the snug, kitchen/breakfast room and lounge. Located off the hall is a ground floor cloak/wc, a built in cloak cupboard and handy under stairs storage cupboard. Taking the door to your right you will find two rooms with the current arrangement being a snug and study, this forms part of the original cottage. The snug has exposed ceiling timbers and mellow red brick fire with wood burning stove, recessed shelving and storage cabinet. This room would also lend itself to a ground floor bedroom, from here a door leads to the study which offers a dual aspect with views over the front and side gardens. Moving back through the hallway and into the dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room. A good size room offering plenty of space for dining. The kitchen is finished with traditional fronted cabinetry with matching dresser style unit, there are various integrated appliances including Range oven with ceramic hob. There is a stable door providing access to the front and side gardens and access to a separate loft. From here access is gained to the triple aspect dining room. The room is split intotwo defined areas, one for dining and one for sitting, the sitting area is ideal to relax and unwind with friends after dinner whilst taking in the views over the garden with French doors providing access onto the sun terrace. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the sun filled dual aspect sitting room. This superb room sits at the rear of the property with a door providing access onto the south facing sun terrace, whilst for those cosier nights in there is an attractive open fire.

FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION

On the first floor you will find three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom which sits above the sitting room has a pleasant triple aspect over the adjacent farmland towards The Crown public house. The room comes with en-suite bath/shower room. The second bedroom again enjoys pleasant views over farmland, which can be enjoyed even further on the balcony. Bedroom three is situated at the front of the property and has a dual aspect. Both rooms are serviced by a family size bathroom.

SETTING THE SCENE

George Cottage is located within the hamlet Scotland Street which offers a stunning collection of great British homes. The cottage is set back from the road in a elevated position and is accessed via a pea shingle driveway providing off road parking for two to three vehicles. The front garden is retained by a mellow red brick wall, with a central pathway leading to the front door and rear garden. The total plot amounts to 0.5 acre and predominantly faces south. The garden is mainly laid to well tended lawn, enclosed with post and rail fencing and mature hedging and as previously mentioned backs and sides onto adjacent farmland. There is an ornamental pond with water feature and rockery and a raised lawn area fenced off as a children's play area complete with children's play house which will remain at the property. There is also a small outside storage area for bicycles and garden implements.

WHATS NEARBY

Stoke by Nayland lies in the heart of Constable Country on the Essex and Suffolk border. Sitting in a highly convenient location, it has good links to Ipswich, as well as Colchester and Sudbury. The Stoke by Nayland Golf and Country club is within walking distance, with its hotel, two championship courses and spa, and there are numerous country pubs and restaurants nearby. The surrounding countryside of the Stour Valley is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and provides extensive and beautiful walks and rides in rolling countryside. There is a regular bus service into Colchester and it takes approximately 10 minutes car journey to the A12 which heads to both Ipswich and Chelmsford. Within the village of Stoke by Nayland you have the benefit of a local shop, post office and two excellent public houses/restaurants.

WITHIN EASY REACH

It is not far from the historic roman town of Colchester the oldest recorded town in Britain which has a much wider range of shopping educational and recreational facilities. A bus runs from Stoke by Nayland to Ipswich private schools. There is also a direct commuter service from Colchester to London's Liverpool Street approximately taking 50 minutes

"Not only does it have the stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dedham Vale and Stour Valley, on its doorstep but it is within easy reach of Colchester, Ipswich and Sudbury."

DIRECTIONS

From Colchester, proceed along the A134 Sudbury Road passing through the village of Great Horkesley. Continue towards Sudbury and turn right into Nayland at Nags Corner. Follow Bear Street to the end, turn left into Stoke Road and follow this to the T junction opposite The Crown. Turn left and then immediately right into Scotland Street, George Cottage can be found on the right hand side.


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