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3 bedroom detached bungalow for sale

Creeting St Mary, Suffolk

Sold STC £490,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 'Small holding' with one bedroom annexe
  • Grounds estimated to be in the region of 1.5 acres (sts)
  • Ideal for someone seeking the 'good life country lifestyle'
  • Selection of useful outbuildings
  • Photovoltaic panels
  • Oil central heating
  • Sealed unit double glazing
  • Situated on a private drive
  • Surrounded by arable fields
  • Beautiful country views

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description Follow the shared private drive off the A140 Norwich Road and you will eventually come to the white five bar gates on the right hand side through which nestled in the beautiful Suffolk countryside you will find Whitegate Cottage. This is a single storey detached residence originally believed to date to the early 1800's to which in 2010 a modern single storey extension has been added to provide a self-contained one bedroom annexe. This annexe accommodation seamlessly connects to the main residence and could combine to provide one large three/four bedroom family residence if preferred.

The property is probably going to appeal to the buyer who is seeking an idyllic 'good life country lifestyle' and is prepared to undertake a degree of updating. The current vendor's have enjoyed keeping various livestock, growing vegetables and making good use of the selection of useful outbuildings.

You enter the main residence via an entrance side conservatory which opens to the main large living room which is in the oldest part of the property and features an open brick fireplace with inset log burner. From the back hall the properties accommodation flows comprising of an intimate dining room/bedroom, boot room, central kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom, cloakroom and inner-hall which gives access to the annexe. The annexe accommodation comprises of living room, kitchen, bedroom and en-suite. As preferred this accommodation could alternatively be incorporated into the main residence to make one large family home with easy flowing versatile living space.

The property further benefits from oil central heating, sealed unit double glazing and photovoltaic panels generating electricity.

The magnificent grounds and setting are probably two key features which makes this property a little different and stand out from the crowd. The grounds are mature in nature estimated to extend to approximately 1.5 acres subject to survey and are largely surrounded by arable fields over which there are some splendid views. The grounds are mainly laid to lawn with various outbuildings, pond, fruit cage, large vegetable garden and sheltered patio to the rear.  

About the Area Situated in the parish of Creeting St Mary and being ideally positioned for easy access to the A140 and approximately 4 miles from Needham Market which offers an excellent selection of local amenities along with a rail station. 

Directions From the A140 junction 51, take the A140 towards Norwich and after a couple of miles there is a turning on the right sign posted 'Suffolk Cheeses'. Follow this track down and the property will be found on the right hand side. 

Vendor´s Statement "We have enjoyed living at Whitegate Cottage for 24 years, with its wonderful variety of birds and unusual grasses in the SSI area. We also have Bee orchids and Pyramid orchids. The views all round are so peaceful and tranquil." 

The accommodation comprises:  

Glazed door to:  

Entrance Conservatory Approx 16´5 x 8´8 (5.00m x 2.64m) Wall mounted electric heater, sealed unit double glazed windows looking out over the garden, sealed unit double glazed door to rear patio and sealed unit double glazed door to: 

Living Room Approx 24'4 x 12'10 decreasing to 10'7 (7.42m x 3.91 decreasing to 3.23m) This is in the oldest part of the building and features lovely high ceiling along with a stunning brick fireplace housing log burner, four radiators, TV point and two windows to front elevation. Door to back lobby and door to: 

Dining Room Approx 12'9 x 10'1decreasing to 8'2 (3.89m x 3.07m decreasing to 2.49m) This could be used as an additional bedroom as required. Window to rear elevation looking out over the rear garden and fields beyond, window to side elevation and radiator. 

Boot Room Approx 7´3 x 4´1 (2.21m x 1.25m) Part-glazed door to rear garden, oil boiler, automatic washing machine, coat hanging space and cupboard with four shelves for storage tins and jars. 

Kitchen Approx 11'11 max x 10'6 max (3.63m max x 3.20m max) Double drainer stainless steel sink unit, work surface with base cupboards under, built-in oven, four plate induction hob, eye level units, under unit lighting, tiled splashbacks, window overlooking rear garden and fields beyond. 

Inner-Hall Built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted shelving, built-in storage cupboard, double doors opening to annexe and doors to: 

Cloakroom Low level flushing w.c, pedestal hand wash basin, window to rear elevation, part-tiled walls and radiator. 

Bedroom Approx 14'3 including wardrobe space x 12'11 (4.34m including wardrobe space x 3.94m) Window to front elevation looking out over the front garden and pond, radiator, decorative feature fireplace, two built-in wardrobes with louvre doors either side of the chimney and wall mounted lights. 

Bedroom Approx 13'2 including wardrobe x 9'6 (4.01m including wardrobe space x 2.90m) Window to front elevation, radiator and large built-in double wardrobe with louvre doors. 

Bathroom Panelled bath, pedestal hand wash basin, shaver socket and light over, shower cubicle, window to side elevation and radiator. 

Annexe Accommodation Connecting double doors to main residence which open to: 

Living Room Approx 16´7 x 15´ (5.05m x 4.57m) Beamed ceiling, brick decorative fireplace with electric fire, wooden bressemer, TV point, two radiators, French doors opening to rear patio, window side elevation and wall mounted lights. Door to: 

Kitchen Approx 9´5 x (2.87m x 2.44m) Bowl and a half single drainer stainless steel unit, mixer tap, work surfaces with base cupboards and drawers under, built-in oven, built-in electric four plate hob, extractor over, eye level units, under unit lighting, tiled splashbacks, dresser style unit along one wall with work surface, storage units under and two glazed wall mounted cabinets with a selection of small drawers under. 

Bedroom Approx 16´6 x 10´7 (5.03m x 3.23m) Double aspect windows to either side elevation, two electric heaters, loft access and door to: 

En-Suite Bathroom White suite comprising panelled bath, mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, pedestal hand wash basin, low level flushing w.c, electric heated towel rail, part-tiled walls, frosted window to side elevation and built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted shelving over. 

Outside There is a shared access track down from the A140 to the property where white five bar gates open to Whitegate Cottage. The cottage sits proudly in its generous plot estimated to be in the region of 1.5 acres (subject to survey) which is predominately surrounded by open fields over which there are some beautiful country views. From the five bar gates there is a driveway providing parking and access to the outbuildings along with garage. 

To the right hand side of the drive is a beautiful feature pond. The extensive grounds are largely laid to lawn with various inset trees and shrubs, water garden, soft fruit cage with row of apple, plum and green gage trees, large patio across the back, stock fenced pig run with corrugated ark shelter, tap, large vegetable garden, poly tunnel, timber shed with electricity used as a home office and greenhouse.

Also within the grounds are a selection of outbuildings comprising:

Timber tractor shed approximately13'4 x 6'8 (4.06m x 2.03m) with attached store approximately12'11 x 6'4 (3.94m x 1.93m)

Barn/Garage approximately 42'8 x 13'4 (12.80m x 4.06m) which opens to the workshop approximately 20'10 x 11'10 (6.35m x 3.61m).

There are also two stables to the front of which is a concrete yard which was a former piggery.  

Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property for whom they act, give notice that (I) these particulars are a general outline only for the guidance of prospective purchasers or tenants, and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract (II) Town & Village Properties cannot guarantee the accuracy of any description, dimensions, references to conditions, necessary permissions for use and occupancy and other details contained herein and prospective purchasers or tenants must not rely on them as statements of fact or representations and must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy, (III) No employee of Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty or enter into any contract whatever in relation to the property, (IV) Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) will not be liable in negligence or otherwise, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars and Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor, (V) Photographs will only show certain parts of the property and assumptions should not be made in respect of those parts of the property that have not been photographed. (Items or contents shown in the photographs are not included as part of the sale unless specified otherwise. It should not be assumed the property will remain as shown in the photograph. Photographs are taken using a wide-angle lens. 


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28 November 2018

Nearest stations

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  • Stowmarket (4.5 mi)
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  • Needham Market (2.4 mi)
  • Stowmarket (4.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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87a High Street, Needham Market, IP6 8DQ

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