3 bedroom character property for sale

Friars Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10

Sold STC £400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 20ft x 19ft Sitting and Dining Room with Fireplace
  • First Floor Bathroom
  • Breakfast Room with French Doors
  • Second Floor 17ft x 10ft Bedroom 3
  • Fitted Kitchen
  • 18ft x 12ft Studio/Summerhouse
  • Downstairs Cloakroom
  • 150ft Long Almost Fully Walled Rear Garden
  • 2 First Floor Double Bedrooms
  • Parking Forecourt. No Upward Chain.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION

Sudbury is an historic town containing a wealth of period houses and cottages at its centre. The birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, the town is steeped in history and Friars Street is in the oldest part down by the grounds of the priory. The town provides an excellent range of shops, schools and recreational facilities including clubs for rugby, football, cricket, tennis, bowls and rowing. There is a small quayside theatre and modern swimming pool/leisure complex. The town's station provides shuttle trains through to the main London and Colchester line with fast services onto Liverpool Street.

Old Place is one of a small row of houses set right back from the road behind an open forecourt which provides valuable parking for two cars in front of the house and a charming outlook. Almost directly opposite is Sudbury's famous cricket ground and from upstairs are wonderful views out across. In the summer months the sound of cricket playing can be heard in the garden.

THE PROPERTY

The property is Listed Grade II as being of architectural and historical importance, and it is believed to have been constructed in the 15th Century as an additional building associated with Sudbury Priory which was located opposite (the Gatehouse still remains). The house is jettied and retains some 15th Century framing but was remodelled in the 17th Century when upper floors and a chimney were added. The timbers in the attic are 17th Century, suggesting significant remodelling after the priory's dissolution, possibly by the Ruggle family who were notable weavers who operated their business in these cottages in the 17th Century. In these cottages was a millinery shop that was inhabited by Susan Gardiner, sister to the famous painter Thomas Gainsborough (born in Sudbury in 1727).

Today the interior retains a wealth of fine heavy exposed wall and ceiling timbers on the ground and first floors, with working open fireplace. To the rear is a remarkably large garden, almost fully walled, which widens at the rear. At the end is a large timber outbuilding, with power ideal as a home office, studio or summerhouse.

THE HOUSE

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Sitting and Dining Room 20' 3" x 19' (6.2m x 5.8m). A fine room across the front of the house with a magnificent timbered ceiling (8' high) with wonderful historic exposed wall timbers all around as well. Traditional red brick open fireplace with matching brick hearth (operational) with grate. Oak ledged and braced door alongside with a staircase leading up to the first floor and a handy understairs cupboard and shelves. Further useful cloaks cupboard by the kitchen door and a ledged and braced door through to the kitchen itself. Two radiators.

Breakfast Room 9' 3" x 8' 6" (2.8m x 2.6m). At the back of the house with a pair of timber French doors opening to the terrace and garden beyond, ceramic floor tiles, radiator and door to the downstairs cloakroom. Ledged and braced door through to the kitchen. Wall mounted gas boiler supplying central heating and hot water.

Kitchen 8' 6" x 8' 3" (2.6m x 2.5m). With a wide leaded light casement window above the sink looking out onto the terrace and garden. Fitted with a range of light blue painted wall and base cupboards on three sides with light coloured limestone effect laminate working surfaces and tiled splashbacks. 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and spaces for slot-in cooker, fridge, freezer and washing machine. Ceramic tiled floor.

Downstairs Cloakroom/WC Leading off the breakfast room with modern white low flush WC and wall mounted handbasin with tiled splashback. Air exchanger.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR

Landing 8' 6" x 4' (2.55m x 1.2m). With exposed ceiling timbers, exposed brickwork, delightful small window on the stairwell with useful storage cupboard, stairs leading on up to the first floor. Radiator.

Bedroom 1 15' 3" x 12' 6" (4.6m x 3.8m). A charming room at the front of the house with a large three quarter length leaded light casement window with good secondary glazing, enjoying fine views out over the cricket pitch. Fine exposed wall and ceiling timbers, two double built-in wardrobe cupboards along one wall. Radiator.

Bedroom 2 15' 9" x 7' 9" (4.8m x 2.3m). Also with three quarter length leaded light window with good secondary glazing, overlooking the cricket pitch. Exposed wall timbers, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Radiator.

Bathroom 9' 3" x 6' 9" (2.8m x 2.05m). A good secondary glazed leaded light casement window to the rear overlooking the terrace and garden and some exposed ceiling timbers. Matching cream coloured suite comprising panelled bath, low flush WC and pedestal handbasin. Partly tiled walls, naturally stained pine floorboards. Radiator.

ON THE SECOND FLOOR
Landing 6' 6" x 3' 6" (2m x 1.1m), plus stairwell. With a window on the stairwell giving light, built-in linen cupboard with double doors and a door to:

Bedroom 3 17' x 10' 6" (5.2m x 3.2m), plus dormer. A charming room with good head height and a leaded light dormer bay window to the front with good secondary glazing, enjoying the magnificent view across Sudbury town cricket pitch with the Quay and meadow woodlands in the distance. Built-in wardrobe cupboards and eaves storage cupboards. Radiator.

OUTSIDE

Rear Garden 150' long x 29' at the widest point (45m x 9m). Immediately to the rear of the house is a fully walled terraced area with flower borders and a wealth of roses and climbing plants. Two steps lead up through a trellis arch along a wide flagstone path with borders on either side. This passes alongside some fine old red brick walling with a further seating area and the shed. The garden then widens to the main area, which measures 78' x 29' (23.5m x 9m). This is laid to lawn with beautifully stocked flower and shrub borders all around and with the studio/summerhouse at the far end. The boundaries are all fine old red brick walling with other Sudbury gardens around, giving a lovely light aspect. Large cherry tree at the centre.

Studio/Summerhouse 18' x 12' (5.5m x 3.65m). A good timber building set at the end of the garden but with access all around, with weatherboarded elevations under a pitched felt tile roof. With French doors and windows all along the front and lined out with ply. Ideal as a summerhouse or studio and perfect to enjoy the sun at the end of the day. Power supply with separate fuse box, lighting, sockets etc.

Parking Forecourt This row of houses is unique in Friars Street in having a lovely deep, shingled forecourt in front and the aspect beyond over the cricket pitch. The deeds confirm ownership of the area with a flint surface. This always provides private parking for two cars.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains gas, water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. 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 Babergh District Council (Tel: ) advise Charge Band E, amount payable 2018/2019 £2,127.01

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES Freehold. We have not inspected the title deeds. Carpets, curtains and other fixtures may be available, by separate negotiation. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the Vendor's agents, as above. Leaving Sudbury market place, bearing left into Friars Street, follow the road along and the property is on the right, opposite the far corner of the cricket ground.


Nearest stations

  • Sudbury (0.3 mi)
  • Bures (4.9 mi)
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Sworders, Sudbury

53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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Sworders, Sudbury

53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Sudbury (0.3 mi)
  • Bures (4.9 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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