2 bedroom cottage for sale

Hickbush, Great Henny CO10

Offers in Region of £249,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Sitting Room with Working Fireplace
  • Heritage Style Upstairs Bathroom
  • Shaker Style Kitchen/Dining Room
  • 60ft Long x 32ft Wide Main Garden
  • Bedroom 1 with Exposed Timbers
  • Detached Garage and Further Parking
  • Bedroom 2 with Arched Window
  • Vacant Possession - No Upward Chain
  • Night Storage Heating
  • Ideal Home, Weekend Getaway or Investment Holiday Let

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION
Hickbush is a tiny hamlet comprising just a handful of period houses and cottages tucked at the end of a single track lane, right out of sight and sound of any main road. It is set on one side of the Stour Valley running between the market town of Sudbury and the village of Bures, an area containing some of the loveliest countryside of the Essex/Suffolk borders. Nearby Bures has shuttle trains through to the main London and Colchester line with fast services on to Liverpool Street and it is possible to drive into Colchester itself for multiple shopping and direct trains, together with links on to the A12. Nearby Sudbury offers a good range of shops, schooling and recreational facilities.

THE PROPERTY
Putts Cottage is Listed Grade II as being of architectural and historical importance. The terrace is likely to have started life as a larger property built on a massive oak timber frame with traditional rendered elevations under a mellow clay tiled roof. There are wooden casement and sash windows and the house has been beautifully restored inside using traditional materials, colours and finishes. There is a handmade painted hardwood kitchen with real wooden worktops and a butler sink, newly installed. Upstairs is a Victorian style bathroom and two double bedrooms. There is a good sized well stocked garden with views beyond towards the valley, together with a detached garage and further parking space. Putts Cottage presents the opportunity to enjoy amazing peace and quiet with surprisingly good communications. In the past it has been run as a very successful holiday cottage.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Sitting Room 11' 10" x 11' 6" (3.6m x 3.5m). Fine old ledged and braced timber stable front door and sash window to the front both overlooking the garden opposite with the valley and woods beyond. Good high ceiling with fine exposed timbers and exposed wall studs, arched brick fireplace (operational) with brick pamett hearth, lovely sealed brick block floor, combination storage/convector heater, leaded light glazed window giving borrowed light through to the hall and stripped pine and ledged and braced door to the same.

Central Hall 9' 3" x 5' 6" (2.8m x 1.7m). With fine exposed wall and ceiling timbers, brick steps with oak banisters up to the landing and first floor and understairs cupboard with stripped pine door. Sealed brick block floor and archway with three steps down to the kitchen.

Kitchen/Dining Room 11' 3" x 9' 9" (3.4m x 9' 9"). With fine exposed timbered ceiling, wide leaded light window to the rear, overlooking the gardens of the cottage behind (could be screened) fitted with a good range of painted shaker style wall and base cupboards with real solid wood block working surfaces and matching kick backs, and porcelain butler sink (recently fitted), integral fridge, integral slimline dishwasher and space for slot in cooker, (brand new unused leisure range style double oven electric cooker included by negotiation). Sealed brick block floor, storage heater.

FIRST FLOOR
Landing 11' 6" (3.5m) long. Landing on two levels one with door to the rear bedroom and the other with doors to the front bedroom and bathroom, loft hatch exposed wall timbers, fine old exposed elm weather boards and small night storage heater.

Bedroom 1 (rear) 14' 3" x 9' 9" (4.3m x 3m). With two casement windows to the rear, some exposed timbers, programmable electric panel heater.

Bedroom 2 (front) 11' 6" x 10' (3.5m x 3.05m). With casement window to the front overlooking Putts Garden with views out across the valley beyond - a wonderful outlook. Exposed wall timbers and studs, delightful arched window giving borrowed light to the stairwell, good sized eaves wardrobe cupboard with strpped pine door, night storage heater.

Bathroom 6' 6" x 4' (2m x 1.2m). With Heritage style suite comprising three quarter length roll top bath with traditional mixer tap and shower attachment, Victorian style low flush WC with chromium down pipe and wooden seat and corner pedestal hand basin with blue delph style painting and chromium taps. One or two exposed timbers, leaded light dormer window to the front painted pine floorboards and heated towel rail.

OUTSIDE

THE GARDENS
To the rear of the property, with pedestrian access behind the adjoining cottages, is a 3' wide brick paved strip, ideal for maintenance and window cleaning etc. Immediately to the front of the house, beside the track, is a brick paved seating area with low picket fence on either side. Directly opposite are the gardens and garage.

There is a shingled parking area for one car on the left, a brick paved path in the middle and a garage to the right. The path leads to the gardens, which are laid out with a lovely lawn, a mature beech hedge on the right and paddock rail fencing all around. Shingled path down to the bottom with a log store and a well stocked flower border all down the left hand side. The rear boundary is a post and rail paddock fence left open to enjoy the views across a small strip of the neighbouring garden to the valley behind - an attractive outlook. On either side are the mature gardens of the adjoining cottages, giving a wonderful setting.

GARAGE
16' 4" x 7' 9" (5m x 2.35m) internally. Of timber frame and construction with a pitched tiled roof, pair of timber doors to the front, and window to the rear.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains water (metered), electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Drainage is to a communal sewage treatment system - the residents share the maintenance from time to time (cost circa £50). Heating is by Economy 7 night storage and convector heaters. Hot water by Economy 7 immersion heater with separate booster control. 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: ) advise Charge Band B, amount
payable 2019/2020 £1,351.05.

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

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Strictly by appointment by appointment through the vendor's agents, as above. Travelling from Sudbury turn left at Ballingdon Hill towards Middleton. Follow the road down along the valley towards Bures. Pass the Henny Swan pub and turn right signposted to Gt. Henny. Follow this lane uphill and turn left near the top, signposted to "Hickbush Only". Follow this track over the top of the hill and as you come down the other side come into a tiny group of buildings, which is Hickbush. Putts Cottage is on the left with its parking space and garden opposite on the right.



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  • Sudbury (2.5 mi)
  • Bures (2.5 mi)
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53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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01787 720027 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Sudbury (2.5 mi)
  • Bures (2.5 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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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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