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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Wherstead, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk

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Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Entrance hall, bathroom, lounge, dining room and kitchen. Four first floor walk-through bedrooms. Off-road parking. Range of single storey barns and outbuildings. Garden and grounds of just over three quarters of an acre.  

Location Rose Cottage is situated on a small lane within the Parish of Wherstead. The lane provides direct access to Jimmy's Farm, which offers a farm shop, butchery, nature trail, farm park, restaurant and activities for the whole family. Wherstead itself is approximately 2 miles from the centre of Ipswich and provides comprehensive educational, recreational and commercial facilities, together with main line station and access direct to London's Liverpool Street Station, scheduled to take just over an hour. Alternatively, Manningtree is approximately 8 miles to the south, again with main line connections to London's Liverpool Street Station, scheduled to take 55 minutes. The A14 is close by, with links to Felixstowe, the east and the Midlands to the west, together with London via the A12 and M25.

There are excellent local leisure activities with sailing at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club and Ipswich's picturesque Marina. The nearby Suffolk Food Hall sells local produce and has a fantastic restaurant. Locally, there is a wide choice of excellent schools in both state and private sectors. 

Description Rose Cottage is a brick-built, Grade II Listed, period dwelling under a pantile roof. Bearing in mind the size of the grounds, it offers great scope for further extension, subject to the normal consents. The cottage itself requires general refurbishment, but benefits from UPVC double glazed windows and an oil fired central heating system. The property is situated on a small, yet highly convenient, lane and has grounds of three quarters of an acre. Within the grounds is a range of single storey barns. Neither the vendor or their agent have investigated whether Babergh District Council's planning department would look favourably upon an application to develop the barns for residential use. However, the property is being sold with an overage clause whereby if Planning Permission or Permitted Development is granted/gained for any other independent dwellings/holiday lets within the grounds other than Rose Cottage within the next twenty years, the vendors will receive 30% of the uplift in value. For the avoidance of doubt, overage will not be triggered by the building of any extensions, annexes or outbuildings associated with the current dwelling. 

The Accommodation  

The Cottage  

Ground Floor A peg tiled porch leads to the partially glazed front door, which opens to the  

Entrance Hall South-west and north-east facing UPVC windows. Radiator. Cupboard housing the oil fired boiler and slatted shelving. Doors lead off to the dining room, lounge and  

Bathroom 8´1 x 5´2 (2.46m x1.57m) Fully tiled and comprising bath with electric shower unit above and glazed screen. WC and hand wash basin. Radiator. North-west facing UPVC window with obscured glazing.  

Lounge 11´9 x 11´1 (3.58m x 3.37m) A dual aspect room with north-west and south-east facing UPVC windows with views over the garden and adjacent field. Brick fireplace flanked on one side by a cupboard and the first set of stairs to the first floor. Radiator. A door opens to a  

Hallway South-east facing UPVC window overlooking the garden. UPVC partially glazed door to the exterior. Doors to the  

Dining Room 11´10 x 12´2 (3.60m x 3.70m) Radiator. A door opens to the secondary stairs, which lead up to the first floor. A further door leads to the entrance hall and to the  

Kitchen 11´11 x 8´1 (3.63m x 2.46m) maximum Fitted with a basic range of high and low level wall units. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and range cooker. Extractor fan. Roll edge work surface with stainless steel sink, drainer and mixer taps above. South-east and south-west facing UPVC windows with views over the garden. Tiled flooring. Radiator.

The first set of stairs from the ground floor lounge lead up to the 

First Floor  

Bedroom One 12´5 x 12´1 (3.78m x 3.68m) A double bedroom with south-east facing dormer window with views over the garden. Radiator. Built-in cupboard. A door opens to  

Bedroom Two 12´1 x 10´2 (3.68m x 3.09m) Radiator. North-west facing UPVC window with pleasant views over the adjacent lane towards the neighbouring fields. From the dining room, a secondary set of stairs leads up to  

Bedroom Three 8´8 x 12´2 (2.64m x 3.70m) South-west facing UPVC window with lovely views over the adjacent fields. Radiator. A door opens to  

Bedroom Four 12´6 x 11´5 (3.81m x 3.48m) A double bedroom with south-east facing dormer window with views over the garden. Radiator. Blocked fireplace. Cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Built-in wardrobe with hanging rail.  

Outside The main access to the property is off the small lane where a drive leads to parking. Adjacent is a small range of timber framed, single storey barns under peg tiles roofs. The first, which can act as a garage, measures approximately 36' x 11'. Adjoining this is a further store barn of 22' x 9'.

From the driveway, a shingle path leads to the cottage, which in turn leads to the garden. Laid to lawn, this is enclosed by mature hedging and attractive trees. There is a timber framed garden shed measuring 15' x 7'. Gates lead to a small meadow, enclosed from the field by post and rail fencing. From here is a further access point on to the lane. In total the grounds extends to approximately 0.75 acres. 

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent. 

Services Mains water and electricity. Private drainage system. Oil fired central heating system.  

Council Tax Band D; £1,495.00 payable per annum 2016/2017. 

Local Authority Babergh District Council, Corks Lane, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6SJ; Tel: 01473 826622. 

NOTE 1. 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.

2. Please note that there are telephone masts within close proximity of the property.

November 2016 


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