3 bedroom village house for sale

Station Hill, Bures, Suffolk, CO8

£500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance, Side and Rear Halls
  • 2 Downstairs Cloakrooms
  • 23ft x 17ft Sitting Room with Open Fireplace
  • 3 Double Bedrooms
  • 23ft x 15ft Dining Room with Fireplace
  • En Suite Shower Room and Family Bathroom
  • Study/Snug
  • 37ft x 28ft Private Garden
  • New Kitchen and Utility Room
  • Parking Area for 2 Cars

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION
Bures is a most attractive and highly regarded village set on the River Stour, straddling the Essex/Suffolk borders. At the centre is a fine parish church and riverside meadow and the village contains many fine period and historic houses and cottages, together with more modern developments. It has a great sense of community with a thriving primary school and at the other end of the village, an active village hall and large playing field with many activities and community associations. There is a characterful pub, a shop selling Sunday newspapers, a hairdressers and a delicatessen. Just outside the village is White's Day Nursery, which is very well regarded. There are regular bus services to Colchester and Sudbury, both of which provide multiple amenities and facilities.

The important feature of Bures is that it has its own railway station (less than five minutes' walk from the property) with regular trains to Marks Tey with fast services on to London's Liverpool Street, making an easy commute to the City. From the front door of the property is a view out over the grassed Common alongside the River Stour, framed by the clock tower of the church over the bridge.

THE PROPERTY
Stour Valley House has been created from the imaginative and quality conversion of a former public house, listed Grade II as being of architectural and historical importance.

The external façade appears to be 19th Century but this masks a much earlier interior, probably as a medieval timbered hall house. Inside there are many fine exposed beams and good high ceilings on both ground and first floors. To the front the windows are sash on the ground floor and leaded light casements above.

The interior is bright and airy with the historic features being contrasted with the modern contemporary kitchen, and superb contemporary bathroom and cloakroom fittings. There are two very large reception rooms, which provide flexible accommodation, together with a separate study. There are proper open fires and many fine historic timbers. Heating is traditional radiator central heating powered by a new energy efficient electric boiler. To the rear is a good sized courtyard garden with potential for landscaping. The private drive gives access to the rear with a double parking bay included with the freehold.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Entrance Hall 11' 6" x 3' 7" (3.5m x 1.1m). Traditional timber front door with inset glazed panels, fine ceiling timbers, fitted doormat and opening through to the two reception rooms.

Sitting Room 23' x 17' 6" (7m x 5.3m) overall, plus bay. At one end of the building with a fine carved and moulded timbered ceiling, a three bay sash window to the front, open archway through to the dining room and cloakroom to the rear hall. Chimney breast fitted with a high efficiency convector open fire with a raised new brick hearth. High quality large slat window blinds. Two radiators, three wall lights and LED downlights either side of the chimney breast and in the rear recess.

Dining Room 23' 6" x 15' 6" (7.2m x 4.7m) maximum. With fine exposed ceiling timbers, two sash windows to the front, chimney breast with open fireplace oak mantlepiece and raised brick hearth. Archway through to the kitchen. High quality large slat window blinds. Two radiators, four wall lights, door to the side lobby and archway to the snug.

Snug/Study 8' 3" x 6' (2.5m x 1.8m). With casement window to the rear, radiator, LED downlights, numerous power points and telephone point. LED downlights, radiator. High quality large slat window blinds.

Kitchen 14' x 9' " (4.3m x 2.9m). South facing with an extra wide three quarter glazed back door opening out on to the garden. Newly fitted with a range of white contemporary shaker style wall and base cupboards with stainless steel handles and high quality laminate working surfaces bound by stainless steel edging with white tiled splashbacks. On one side is a four ring stainless steel Lamona hob with retractable filter hood above and matching electric fan oven below. On the other side a working surface with a stainless steel sink and mixer tap, with space and point alongside for dishwasher. Space for full height fridge/freezer with point. Light woodgrain flooring, LED downlights, integrated floor level heater and fine ceiling timber.

Side Hall 5' 6" x 4' 6" (1.7m x 1.35m). With window to one side, storage space and leading through to:

Utility Room 6' x 5' 6" (1.8m x 1.65m). Raised quarry tiled plinth, with plumbing and space for washing machine and other white goods and two windows above. Radiator, woodgrain flooring, walls fully tiled in white. Door to:

Downstairs Toilet 2 5' 6" x 2' 6" (1.7m x 0.75m). With white low flush WC, window, white fully tiled walls, woodgrain flooring.

Back Hall 7' 6" x 7' (2.3m x 2.1m). At the opposite end of the house from the kitchen with a staircase leading up to the first floor. Radiator, useful recess with power point, glazed panel and door to:

Downstairs Cloakroom 1 12' 6" x 3' 9" (3.8m x 1.15m). With newly fitted white low flush WC and rectangular handbasin with column mixer tap with cupboards below. Chromium heated towel rail with mirror over, high level window, woodgrain flooring, cupboard housing electricity trip switch panels etc.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Landing 20' x 5' 6" (6.1m x 1.7m). A patterned glazed window to the rear, two radiators, loft hatch, LED downlights, large cupboard featuring modern heating and hot water system with twin electric boilers, pressurised hot water cylinder with two-stage immersion heaters and various balancing vessels and control gear etc.

Bedroom 1 18' 6" x 10' 3" (5.65m x 3.1m). A lovely big room at the front of the house with triple leaded light casement window with a pleasant outlook, chimney breast with a wonderful old Columbian Stove Works cast iron burner (as a feature), four wall light points and a radiator. Three amp switch control lighting circuit with bedside points. Door to:

En Suite Shower Room 9' x 5' 9" (2.75m x 1.75m). Newly fitted with a double width shower cubicle with sliding glass doors and chromium shower assembly, white low flush WC and contemporary handbasin with two full width drawers below and column mixer tap. Chromium heated towel rail, LED downlights, large cupboard alongside the chimney breast, woodgrain flooring, air exchanger. Three amp switch control lighting circuit with bedside points.

Bedroom 2 15' 6" x 11' 6" (4.7m x 3.5m). With leaded light triple casement window to the front, radiator, three wall lights.

Bedroom 3 10' 4" x 10' 3" (3.15m x 3.15m). With triple leaded light casement window to the front, radiator, three amp switch control lighting circuit with bedside points.

Family Bathroom 10' 6" x 6' (3.2m x 1.8m). Newly fitted with a white contemporary suite comprising moulded shower bath with column mixer tap and a separate Alterna built-in shower above with glass shower screen, twin moulded handbasins, each with column mixer tap and two full width drawers below and a low flush WC. Chromium heated towel rail, mirror, two pattern glazed windows to the rear, LED downlights, air exchanger, woodgrain flooring, chromium heated towel rail.

OUTSIDE
The Garden 37' wide x 28' deep (11.3m x 8.5m) average. Enclosed by a new post and panel fence with solar lights on the outside of the posts and chromium spheres, with wavy larch lap fencing all around and gate out to the parking area.

Parking Area The driveway leading round behind the building serves Stour Valley House and Constable House. Each property has allocated parking for two cars.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. 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 Borough Council (Tel: 01206 282300). Charge Band to be assessed.

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES Freehold with immediate vacant possession - no upward chain. We have not inspected the title deeds. Central heating powered by high efficiency electric boiler. There is gas in the road outside. New fitted carpets and flooring throughout. Full list of fixtures provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. At the centre of the village, cross over the river to the Colchester (Essex) side passing the common on the left and turn right by the corner - the property is immediately on the left.



Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
06 September 2017

Nearest stations

  • Bures (0.1 mi)
  • Chappel & Wakes Colne (3.2 mi)
  • Sudbury (4.7 mi)
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53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

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Nearest stations

  • Bures (0.1 mi)
  • Chappel & Wakes Colne (3.2 mi)
  • Sudbury (4.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Sudbury

53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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