4 bedroom detached house for sale

Shilling Street, Lavenham CO10

Sold STC £625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 27ft x 15ft Dual Aspect Sitting Room with Inglenook Fireplace
  • Upstairs Bathroom plus Separate Cloakroom
  • 23ft x 17ft Hall and Dining Room
  • Second Floor Bedroom 4
  • Triple Aspect Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 16ft x 12ft Attic Room/Potential Bedroom 5
  • Conservatory plus Downstairs Shower/Cloakroom
  • Fully Roofed Carport plus 25ft Long Drive
  • 3 Large First Floor Bedrooms
  • 56ft x 49ft Mainly Walled Garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION
Lavenham is often described as one of England's finest preserved medieval villages. With its fortunes arising from the wool trade in the 15th and 16th Centuries, the village has a magnificent parish church and a wonderful selection of ancient houses and cottages dating from Tudor timber buildings through the Georgian period to the Victorian era. Today the village is very vibrant with a most active community and useful range of shops including a butcher, pharmacy, bakery, traditional grocer's store and two modern co-ops. There are also a number of interesting shops and galleries and several fine public houses and restaurants. There is a primary school and a modern doctor's surgery.

Shilling Street is regarded by many locals as the best road in Lavenham, tucked away from tourist traffic and yet within easy walking distance of the Market Place and High Street shops. The house is on the best side where the gardens back onto meadow land giving a wonderful combination of village and country living.

THE PROPERTY
14 Shilling Street is listed Grade II as being of architectural and historic importance. It is one of Lavenham's fine timber framed hall houses and one of a limited number that still retain the overhanging jetty at the front. Inside, there are high ceilings on both ground and first floors and an array of magnificent exposed oak beams. Details include historic shutter slides (from the days before glass), cross beams and there are two panels where the original wattle and daub construction is preserved and revealed. Around 40 years ago the house was fully restored and a two storey extension added to the rear, giving a large bright kitchen downstairs and a bright triple aspect main bedroom above, taking advantage of fine views over the garden, countryside beyond and historic Shilling Grange. The house is most unusual in being fully detached and has the extra benefit of a driveway and double car port giving brilliant parking. The interior would benefit from some updating, such as a new kitchen and more modern bathroom. Gas fired central heating is provided. To the rear is a delightful and sunny well stocked mature garden, walled across the rear and down one side. This is one of Lavenham's best timber houses.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Sitting Room 27'9" x 15'3" (8.5m x 4.65m) max. A dual aspect room running from front to back. Divided approximately two thirds of the way down by a timber archway. Magnificent exposed ceiling timbers, brick lined fireplace with oak bressummer and chimney breast. Small inglenook fireplace.and fitted cupboards/shelves alongside. Three radiators, two double wrought iron wall lights, oak ledged and braced door to the dining room. Doors with full length windows on either side. A pair of French doors with windows on either side looking through the conservatory down the garden.

Conservatory 11' x 9'6" (3.3m x 2.9m) Of single skin brick lower wall construction, painted timber frame with high vaulted roof and glass windows all around and glass ceiling panes. Double doorway out to the garden, brick block floor.

Hall and Dining Room 23'6" x 17' (7.15m x 5.2m overall) One large room but the reception hall could be redivided off at one side. Splendid oak ledged and braced door and oak framed leaded light window to the front overlooking historic Hall House opposite and a further window to one side. Magnificent high timbered ceiling, brick lined small inglenook fireplace with oak bressummer and fitted cast iron woodburner and sealed brick blocked floor. Two radiators. Useful two low storage cupboards and turning stairs in one corner in oak up to the first floor with understairs cupboard.

Downstairs Shower/Cloakroom 8' x 5' (2.45m x 1.5m) With window to one side, white low flush w.c and hand basin, 1 ½ sided shower cubicle with sliding glass door with Triton shower assembly and tiled surround. Heated towel rail (with electric function for summer use), cork tiled floor.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 19'x 13'3" (5.8m x 4m) A triple aspect room at the back of the house with casement windows to the side and rear and a sash window on the left hand side, together with a half glazed back door opening into the car port. Kitchen end fitted with a range of light beech woodgrain effect wall and base cupboards with granite effect laminate work surfaces and tiled splashbacks. Fitted waist level electric oven, four ring gas hob with filter hood above and spaces for washing machine, dishwasher and full height fridge/freezer. Breakfast area with two useful storage cupboards, extractor fan, vinyl flooring and fluorescent lights. Radiator.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Galleried Landing 13'6" x 10' (4.1m x 3m) Two gallery rails overlooking the stairwell and a window on the stairwell, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, lovely historic ledged and braced door with staircase up to the second floor, radiator.

Bedroom 1 19' x 13'9" (5.8m x 4.2m) Lovely bright double aspect room at the back of the house with a casement window to the rear looking down the garden and over countryside beyond, and two casement windows to the side looking down Shilling Street with fine views of Shilling Grange and countryside beyond. Built in airing cupboard with double doors and further double and single built in wardrobes. Two radiators.

**Agents Note - the cloakroom is next door which would provide plumbing for an en-suite shower room just inside the bedroom door**

Bedroom 2 12'6" x 10'3" (3.7m x 3.1m) At the front of the house with oak frame leaded light window overlooking historic Hall House and roofscapes beyond - a lovely outlook. Fine exposed ceiling beams and wall studs including a glass panel revealing historic wattle and daub structure of the house. Radiator. Built in wardrobe cupboard, pedestal hand basin with tiled splashback. For the addition of a window in the gable, subject to listed building consent.

Bedroom 3 20' x 13' (6.1m x 4m) A double aspect room running the full length of the house with oak framed leaded light casement window to the front enjoying the same views as bedroom 1 and a modern casement window to the rear. Exposed ceiling timber and wall beams including a glass panel revealing historic wattle and daub construction. Built in wardrobe cupboard, fitted book shelving, radiator and pedestal hand basin with glass splashback and mirror/light above.

Bathroom 7' x 5'6" (2.1m x 1.7m) With classic avocado coloured suite comprising panelled bath and pedestal hand basin, window to one side, radiator.

Separate Cloakroom 7' x 3' (2.1m x 0.9m) With casement window to the side, white low flush w.c, electric heater.

ON THE SECOND FLOOR
Bedroom 4 15'3" x 12' (4.65m x 3.65m) Casement window to the front with wonderful views down Shilling Street with countryside beyond and a further dormer window to the side overlooking the garden with fields beyond there - a fabulous outlook. Some exposed timbers, radiator, chimney breast, fitted bookshelving. Low door to:

Attic Room /Potential Bedroom 5 15' x 12' (4.6m x 3.65m) plus eaves. Providing a useful attic room but with 7' head height to the cross beams, ideal for conversion to a further bedroom, subject to moving the tanks etc. Boarded floor, electric light.

OUTSIDE
Driveway /Parking 25' (7.6m long) First part is block paved with a pair of gates and the second part is shingled leading to the car port.

Fully roofed Car Port 14' 6" long x 14'6" wide (4.4m x 4.4m) Substantial timber frame with a proper pitched slate roof and with easy potential to turn into a garage. Timber framed lean-to at the rear providing further cover and access through to the rear.

Mainly Walled Garden 56' long x 49' wide (17m x 15m) This is a lovely garden with a large central lawn with extensively stocked flower and shrub borders on all four sides and is bordered by fine old brick and flint wall on the right and wonderful 7' high brick wall at the rear with open countryside beyond - fenced boundary to the left. There are various paths, a small eating area in the far corner, a greenhouse, compost heap and vegetable beds and a timber shed. Access through the car port round to the front.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains gas, water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. The gas boiler is contained in the small boiler cupboard outside the kitchen. Outside power point, outside lights and outside tap. Please note we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical and drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: ) advised Charge Band G, amount payable 2019/2020 £2,921.20

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS & FIXTURES Freehold. We have not had sight of the title deeds. Full list of fixtures and fittings provided with formal contracts.


VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above.









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11 July 2019

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