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1 bedroom detached house for sale

Upper Street, Higham, CO7


Property Description

Key features

  • C16th Grade II Listed with period features throughout

  • Bedroom Onewith exposed timbers

  • First floor Shower Room/Dressing Room

  • Dining room with large inglenook open fireplace

  • Sitting room with inset multi-fuel stove

  • Kitchen with original bread oven with inset electric oven

  • Pretty cottage garden, extending to 60ft sts.

Full description

INFORMATION Believed to date from the C16th of timber frame with rendered elevations under a plain tiled roof to the two storey and slate roof to the later rear single storey extension.  The Grade II Listing mentions the structure may be the only surviving wing of a hall house.  Throughout there are numerous period features including exposed timbers to the walls and ceilings, timber flooring to the dining room and exposed brick and pamment flooring to the sitting room.   Both reception rooms have fireplaces, the fireplace to the dining room being a large brick inglenook.  The later extension in the 17th century creates the fitted kitchen with bread oven.  Heating via night storage heaters.

HIGHAM is a small hamlet situated just off the A12 some 2½ miles away, linking in to the south, the M25 and London with, to the north, the A14 and The Midlands.  Manningtree Main Line Station (5 miles) linking to London Liverpool Street (55 minutes).  There is good local shopping in nearby Stratford St Mary, Dedham, Nayland and Hadleigh, with more comprehensive educational, recreational and commercial facilities in Colchester and Ipswich.   Excellent walking opportunities in the area, together with access to the water on the River Stour and Orwell for the boating enthusiast. 

SERVICES  Mains water and electricity, private drainage.

Babergh District Council 01473 822801      Council Tax Band B     EPC n/a

Agents Note: Please note there is no off street parking with the property.

Please note: As vendor's agents, we are unable to give any guarantee as to the condition of any appliance included (where mentioned) in the property.  The photographs are provided to show the internal and external appearance of the building and in no way should a buyer assume that any contents are to be included either inside or out. 


BEDROOM ONE 13' 1 x 10’3 Window to front, staircase to ground floor, numerous exposed timbers, door to: 

SHOWER ROOM/DRESSING ROOM 13’1 x 9’2  Window to side, suite includes, shower, WC and wash basin, Ample fitted wardrobes and shelved storage, airing cupboard 


ENTRANCE via panel door to: 

DINING ROOM 12’7 x 9’9  Window to side, wide brick inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer, numerous exposed timbers to walls and ceiling, timber floor, doors to stairs to the first floor, kitchen and  

SITTING ROOM 12’9 reducing to 9’7 x 9’9   Window to front.  Brick and pamment floor, brick fireplace with inset multi fuel stove, under stairs storage cupboard.

KITCHEN 12’3 x 10’1 Window to side, door to outside.  Range of fitted base units with inset sink and drainer, hob with extractor over, fridge and freezer, plumbing for washing machine and slim line dishwasher, original bread oven with inset electric oven

OUTSIDE  The property is approached via a gated footpath allowing pedestrian access to the house and garden.  To the immediate front of the cottage is small area of garden laid to grass with hedge boundary.  To the rear the gardens extend to some 60ft sts laid to lawn with flower beds, fenced boundaries and garden shed to remain.  

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
12 October 2016

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