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Rattlesden, Suffolk

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Added on 14/03/2020
Bedfords, Bury St Edmunds

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Tenure: Freehold

An exceptional Georgian house with superb separate guest cottage and two-storey brick barn with studio, situated within this well-regarded village.

Institute House
Situated in the heart of this attractive village, Institute House is a unique and most attractive Georgian house, with a number of interesting components which offer a wonderful contrast in styles and eras, yet cleverly fuse together

The accommodation extends to approximately 2,650ft², comprising entrance hall, with two reception rooms to the front, overlooking the village green, comprising sitting room with ornate fireplace and original cupboards and shelving, a snug, enjoying a double aspect, with attractive woodblock flooring and fireplace, leading through to a side hall with pamment floors and access to a cloakroom and wine cellar. To the rear of the house is an ‘L-shaped’ kitchen/breakfast/living room, the hub of the house, with woodburner, patio doors to the garden, traditional kitchen with tiled worktops, stainless steel sink unit and space for Range cooker.

On the first floor is a large landing area, with master suite comprising a large double-aspect dressing room, fitted wardrobes and bedroom with original fireplace, together with a large bathroom with separate shower cubicle, tiled walls and floors, with the two further double bedrooms enjoying views over the village toward the church and both being served by a shower room.

Designed by the owners and finished in 2019, the guest cottage is a beautiful two-storey self-contained cottage, cleverly incorporating an original garden room in the courtyard and is quite unique, in offering an open-plan sitting/dining/kitchen and central staircase, with attractive bespoke hand-forged balustrades – a collaboration between the owner and Gedding Mill. There is a modern kitchen, with integrated hob and oven, slate breakfast bar and solid wood floors.

On the first floor is a vaulted sitting room, enjoying a full-width and vaulted glazed aspect to the courtyard, incorporating balcony, again, with uniquely-designed balustrading, a double bedroom and stylish bathroom, with roll-top bath. Efficient Fischer heating has been installed throughout the house.

The brick-and-flint barn at the foot of the courtyard is of two-storey height and offers further creative space or storage. It has been sympathetically restored and updated, with the ground floor having three cells, for workshops, garaging and storage, with separate multi-fuel stores. An external staircase in oak leads up to a semi-vaulted open studio space retaining original beams, with Fischer heating installed.

The property sits central to the village and is approached via double gates, into a stunning courtyard area, with exposed brick floors and original brick walls. The house has a delightful private garden, which includes seating area adjoining the kitchen/breakfast/family room, leading up to a lawned garden, with well-stocked flower beds and space for a vegetable garden, with greenhouse and garden shed.

Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil-fired heating.

Rattlesden is an attractive Suffolk village with a fine church, lively village inn, an award-winning restaurant/bar, village shop/Post Office, school and pre-school, being conveniently located within easy access of the A14 dual carriageway providing quick access to the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds and also Stowmarket. Both offer recreational, shopping and educational facilities, fast access by rail to London and Norwich, also via the A14 to Ipswich and Cambridge.



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Rattlesden, Suffolk


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Elmswell Station3.2 miles
  • Stowmarket Station4.6 miles
  • Thurston Station5.3 miles
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Bedfords, Bury St Edmunds

15 Guildhall Street, Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 1QD

Bedfords, Bury St Edmunds

Bedfords are well-established East Anglian estate agents covering Suffolk and Norfolk. Selling new and period homes from our offices in Bury St Edmunds, Burnham Market, Aldeburgh and together with the Mayfair Office in London, we can target the largest possible audience to sell your property.

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