2 bedroom character property for sale

Station Hill, Bures, Suffolk, CO8

£325,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 22ft x 15ft Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room with Kitchen Area
  • Upstairs En Suite Shower Room
  • Vaulted Rear Hall
  • 16ft x 13ft Brick Store Room
  • Downstairs Double Bedroom 2
  • 33ft Long Rear Garden
  • Downstairs En Suite/Family Shower Room
  • Parking for Two Cars
  • 21ft x 15ft Upstairs Bedroom 1
  • No Upward Chain

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 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
Constable House is the reinstatement of a cottage once part of a former public house. It is a listed Grade II building 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 two superb contemporary en suite shower rooms. The main bedroom is upstairs with en suite and the room downstairs can be used as a second bedroom with en suite or as an additional reception room. To the south of the property is a courtyard garden and a useful brick storage building (joining the back of the house) with the potential to create a studio or more accommodation. Heating is traditional radiator central heating powered by a new energy efficient electric boiler. The private drive gives access to the rear with a double parking bay included with the freehold.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room with Kitchen Area 22' x 15' (6.7m x 4.55m). A fine room with a magnificent array of exposed ceiling timbers and wall beams all around and with a very good ceiling height. Triple sash window and six panel traditional front door to the front and a rear door through to the hall. Brick lined chimney breast and new hearth with large mirror above giving reflected light.

Kitchen area fitted with a range of white contemporary shaker style base units with satin stainless steel handles and white high quality working surfaces, including a breakfast bar. Equipped with Lamona stainless steel four ring electric stainless steel hob with matching Lamona fan oven below, stainless steel sink with mixer tap and space below for dishwasher and spaces for fridge and washing machine. Kickspace radiator in the kitchen area and large radiator in the living space. Chromium ceiling light pendant in the dining area and two double wall lights in the sitting area with LED spotlights for the kitchen. The whole room with light woodgrain flooring.

The Hall 12' x 7' 9" (3.65m x 2.4m). Half-glazed door out to the garden, straight staircase with contemporary glass balustrade with oak handrail and spun stainless steel fixings. High ceiling with exposed timber and useful understairs storage cupboard with electricity trip switch and water stopcock. Radiator, woodgrain flooring. Door to:

Bedroom 2 13' 3" x 11' 9" (4m x 3.6m). With triple casement window to the side overlooking the garden, painted ceiling timber, three amp switch lighting circuit with bedside points, radiator and door to:

En Suite Shower Room 2 10' 6" x 5' (3.2m x 1.5m). Doors from bedroom 1 and the hall, high vaulted ceiling with skylight. Newly fitted large square Matki shower with heavy glass door and chromium shower assembly, low flush WC and contemporary handbasin with twin full width drawers below and column mixer tap. Chromium heated towel rail, woodgrain flooring, LED downlights, exposed timber.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Bedroom 1 21' 6" x 15' (6.55m x 4.55m), including bathroom. A large room with triple leaded light casement window to the front and a pattern glazed casement window to the rear. Radiator, three amp switch lighting circuit with bedside points, built-in airing cupboard housing heating and hot water equipment comprising electric boiler and large pressurised hot water cylinder with two-stage immersion heaters and pressure vessels, plus controllers etc. Two radiators, loft hatch.

En Suite Shower Room 1 10' 3" x 5' 6" (3.1m x 1.7m), Fitted shower with glass door and chromium shower assembly, pedestal handbasin with tiled splashback and low flush WC. LED downlights, woodgrain flooring, radiator, air exchanger.

OUTSIDE
The Garden 33' x 15' 6" (10m x 4.7m) maximum. 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.

Brick Storeroom 16' 6" x 13' 6" (5m x 4.1m). A brick building joining the back of the house with a high pitched tiled roof. With great potential for conversion into a studio or perhaps additional accommodation. Concrete floor, fluorescent light and door in from the garden.

Parking There is a driveway leading to the back of the building, which 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. Central heating powered by high efficiency electric boiler. There is gas in the road outside. 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
available - no upward chain. We have not inspected the title deeds. Brand new fitted carpets and flooring is included throughout. Full list 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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