4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

School Street, Foxearth CO10

Sold STC £479,500

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance Hall
  • First Floor Bathroom and Separate Cloakroom
  • Double Aspect Sitting Room with Inglenook & Woodburner
  • Second Floor Bedroom 4 with En Suite Shower Room
  • Wonderful Triple Aspect Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Brick Outhouse and Timber Shed
  • Utility Room
  • Front Garden & Drive - Parking for Several Cars
  • 3 First Floor Bedrooms
  • Partly Walled 50ft Rear Garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

INTRODUCTION

Foxearth is an attractive village in the Stour Valley, just on the border between Essex and Suffolk. It contains a high number of period properties with an unusually large number of good red brick Victorian houses and cottages, many associated with a former brewery in the village, now turned into houses. There is an historic church and all around are delightful walks and open countryside. The nearby village of Long Melford offers a good range of local facilities including a primary school, doctor's surgery, pharmacy, post office and many interesting shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants. The market town of Sudbury is only two miles further away, offering a fine range of shops, schooling and recreational facilities including a modern swimming pool/leisure complex and small quayside theatre.

Peartree Cottage is Listed Grade II as being of architectural and historical importance. It is built on a massive oak timber frame with rendered elevations under a mellow hand cut clay tiled roof. There are traditional wooden windows and the whole house has a great air of authenticity, having been carefully restored over the years. There is a particularly fine timbered sitting/dining room, a handmade Shaker kitchen and a surprising amount of accommodation with a fourth bedroom on the second floor. To the front is excellent parking with fine views of the Victorian flint schoolhouse (now a private dwelling) opposite.

THE ACCOMMODATION

THE GROUND FLOOR
Entrance Hall 6' x 4' (1.8m x 1.2m). With ledged and braced timber front door, turning oak timbered staircase to the first floor, fine carved ceiling beams and exposed wall beams, understairs cupboard with ledged and braced door, terracotta flag tiles and a ledged and braced door to the sitting room.

Sitting Room 20' x 14' 9" (6.1m x 4.5m), into bay. A lovely double aspect room with a casement window to the front overlooking the garden, drive and wonderful old Victorian schoolhouse beyond and a bay window to the rear with French doors opening to the terrace and garden. Fine exposed wall and ceiling timbers with a natural patina, splendid red brick inglenook fireplace with historic carved oak bressumer and mantelpiece, tiled hearth and cast iron Villager multi-fuel stove. Useful deep cupboard alongside with ledged and braced door and space for hi-fi etc. Radiator and doors from the hall and kitchen/dining room.

Kitchen/Dining Room 16' 6" x 10' (5m x 3m). A triple aspect room with casement window above the sink to the side, a delightful box bay window to the rear and a half glazed stable door to the side/rear opening to the terrace. The kitchen end fitted with an excellent range of handmade Shaker style base units with brass knobs and real hardwood worktops and limestone tiled splashbacks. Equipped with porcelain Butler sink, stainless steel edged Neff ceramic induction hob with matching stainless steel electric fan oven below. Proper pantry cupboard with shelving and a half glazed stripped pine door. Dining area with window and door and a lovely
cast iron oil fired stove/boiler supplying central and hot water. The whole room with terracotta floor tiles, some exposed wall beams and painted ceiling beams. Half glazed stripped pine door to the utility room.

Utility Room 10' x 5' 9" (3.05m x 1.75m). With a casement window to the front looking along the drive and garden and a ledged and braced door to one side, giving useful everyday access. Further range of handmade painted Shaker style wall and base cupboards to match the kitchen with matching real hardwood worktop and limestone tiled splashback. Circular stainless steel sink and matching drainer with mixer tap and spaces for washing machine, dishwasher and full height fridge/freezer. Terracotta floor tiles, exposed wall beams and painted ceiling beams.

THE FIRST FLOOR
Landing 17' 3" x 17' 6" (5.2m x 5.3m), "L" shaped. A large landing on two slightly different levels with a casement window to the rear, airing cupboard with pine doors, radiator, small study area with space for a desk etc. and a wonderful Tudor arch red brick fireplace and chimney breast. Wrought iron spiral staircase up to the second floor.

Bedroom 1 11' 6" x 10' 6" (3.6m x 3.2m) max., including wardrobes. With casement window to the front, fine exposed wall and ceiling timbers, built-in wardrobe cupboards along two thirds of one wall, with sliding mirror doors. Radiator and wall lights.

Bedroom 2 12' x 10' (3.7m x 3.05m). A wonderful bright double aspect room with casement windows to the side and rear catching the afternoon and evening sun, overlooking the garden. Radiator, some exposed wall timbers, wardrobe recess and separate recess alongside housing an oval handbasin with tiled surround and cupboard below with shaver point above.

Bedroom 3 11' 6" x 10' (3.5m x 3.05m) max. A double aspect room with casement windows to the front and side, fine exposed wall timbers. Radiator.

Bathroom 11' x 4' (3.35m x 1.2m). With a casement window to the rear overlooking the garden, matching white painted panelled cast iron bath and Corinthian pedestal handbasin both with antique gold effect taps. Limestone tiled splashbacks, good exposed wall timbers, shaver point, wall and ceiling lights. Oak timbered floorboards. Radiator.

Cloakroom 4' x 3' 6" (1.2m x 1.1m). With traditional white low flush WC with wooden seat and wall mounted handbasin with Delft tiled splashback. Delightful recess with bookshelving, mosaic floor tiles, air exchanger and radiator.

THE SECOND FLOOR
Bedroom 4 13' x 8' (3.95m x 2.45m). With a window at the gable end, spiral staircase leading up from the landing, eaves cupboards and a door to:

En Suite Shower Room 4' 6" x 4' 3" (1.4m x 1.3m), plus shower cubicle. Recently refitted with white low flush WC, wall mounted handbasin with tiled splashback and separate fully tiled shower cubicle with folding glass shower door. Heated towel rail, eaves cupboard, shaver point and air exchanger.

OUTSIDE
The Gardens
Front garden and drive 55' deep x 35' wide (16.5m x 10.5m). Mature hedges to the front and both sides witha shingled drive leading in providing turning and parking space for several cars. Central sunken lawn with edged flower border, paved path to the front door and down alongside to the rear.

Back garden 50' deep x 35' wide (15m x 10.5m). Nicely enclosed by lovely red brick walling on one side and the rear and by a mature 6' box hedge (most unusual at this height) on the other. Lovely paved terrace with a steel pergola above with magnificent mature vines opening up with two steps up to a level lawn with barley twist edged path down to the rear and flower border. In the left hand corner is the shed and in the right hand corner the brick outhouse with a delightful shingled seating area beyond with views across the adjoining garden to meadows. Pleasant views of the historic period properties on either side. Overall plot 128' x 35' (39m x 10.5m).

Brick Outhouse 10' x 10' (3.05m x 3.05m). Originally probably a small 19th Century washhouse of red brick construction under a pitched pantiled roof, now providing a very useful garden store and also housing the oil storage tank. Power and light connected.

Timber Shed 8' x 6' (2.45m x 1.85m). A good modern painted cedar shed with a real slate pitched roof, window and door.

MISCELLANEOUS

DECLARATION Purchasers should be aware that the Vendor of this property is an employee of Sworders Estate Agents.

SERVICES We are advised that mains water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Central heating and hot water powered by oil. Outside taps and power point. 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 Braintree District Council (Tel: 01473 822801) advise Charge Band D, amount payable 2016/2017 1,548.11.

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES Freehold. We have not inspected the title deeds. Carpets and curtains may be included, by separate negotiation. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the Vendor's agents, as above. The house is easily found at the heart of Foxearth, opposite the lovely old Victorian flint schoolhouse.


Listing History

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10 January 2017

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Nearest station

  • Sudbury (3.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Lavenham

The Toll Cottage Market Place, Lavenham, CO10 9QZ

01787 720028 Local call rate

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