4 bedroom character property for sale

Butchers Lane, Boxford CO10


Property Description

Key features

  • 17ft x 17ft Dual Aspect Sitting Room with Fireplace & Woodburner
  • 4 Large Bedrooms
  • Dining Room with Bi-Fold Doors
  • 2 Luxury En Suite Shower Rooms plus Family Bathroom
  • Outstanding Fully Integated Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Sizeable Summerhouse, Shed plus Log Store
  • Vaulted Garden Room with Bi-Fold Doors
  • Detached Garage plus Off Street Parking for 3 Cars
  • Downstairs Cloakroom
  • Lovely 76ft x 37ft Part Walled Garden with Countryside Beyond

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Boxford is a most attractive and desirable village set midway between the market towns of Sudbury and Hadleigh and the major town of Colchester. It has a well-regarded primary school, lovely parish church, useful range of local shops and pubs and a very active village hall and community. It is ideally placed for a London commute from Colchester to Liverpool Street (48 minutes) and the surrounding area. The village is steeped in history and contains many exceptional listed period houses and cottages, as well as more modern developments. 2 The Maltings is right in the heart of the village but Butchers Lane is a tiny single track lane tucked back from through traffic. The property overlooks the gardens of a large house to the front and at the rear, other gardens but with country views beyond giving the best of village and country living.


The Maltings is Grade II Listed as being of architectural and historic importance and was built around 1490 as a wealthy cloth merchant's house up against a weaving workshop. The quality of the building reflected the high status of the owner with high ceilings, heavy closely spaced timbers and some exceptional carved and moulded beams in the main front room. Most of the timbers remain as original with a lovely natural finish. Over the ensuing generations the building has been used for various purposes and over the last ten years the current owners have completed a programme of restoration and improvement to a truly exceptional standard. The wonderful old timbers contrast with contemporary light oak joinery including the doors. The interior has a light and airy feel, enhanced by the use of glass balustrading around the stairs, the handrails of which are recycled church pew back rails. There is a stunning fully fitted and equipped kitchen and all four bathrooms are beautifully fitted with top quality sanitary wear. Careful attention has been paid to lighting and the property has full central heating with contemporary designer radiators and an advanced high efficiency electric boiler for low maintenance.

Just along from the front is a very valuable detached garage with electric roller shutter door and private parking for three cars and to the rear of the house is a wonderful sunny garden, surprisingly private and with a big sky aspect to the rear. There is a sizable summerhouse.

The present owners have accumulated extensive and most interesting records of the house including old photographs, and first day covers of stamps picturing the property, issued to celebrate 350 years of the Royal Mail.


Covered Porchway A covered porchway with a timber beam above showing historic mullion window sockets and shutter slide. Three brick steps up to a large arched oak ledged and braced front door.

Reception Hall 15'6" x 9' (4.7m x 2.7m) L shaped. A bright hall with window beside the front door and a half glazed back door out to the garden. High ceiling with stunning exposed timbers and on one wall is the historic door archway which led through to the workshops in medieval times. Useful cloaks/shoe cupboard, radiator and doors to the sitting room and downstairs cloakroom.

Downstairs Cloakroom 9'6" x 4' (2.9m x 1.2m) A good sized cloakroom with frosted glazed window to the rear and radiator. Modern contemporary low flush w.c with concealed cistern and cupboard alongside plus a conical freestanding hand basin with column mixer tap on a surface with cupboards below. Radiator, high ceiling with exposed timbers and floorboards, woodgrain effect laminate flooring.

Dual Aspect Sitting Room 17'6" x 17' (5.35m x 5.2m) A fine room at the front of the house with two large windows overlooking Butchers Lane, with splendid old red brick wall of the house and gardens opposite. Further window to the rear looking down the garden and a pair of frosted glazed modern doors through to the dining room and garden, which can be folded right back. High ceiling with a stunning array of exposed timbers including fine scroll carved main beams and chamfered cross beams. Chimney breast and fireplace with oak bressummer/mantelpiece and fitted Coalbrookdale cast iron multi fuel burning stove. Two radiators. Wide shallow tread staircase with glass banisters and the newel posts and handrails made from old Victorian church pews.

Dining Room 12' x 9'6" (3.65m x 2.9m) At the centre of the house with aforementioned glass doors through from the sitting room and three way bi-fold glazed doors looking through the garden room , giving a through view to the garden. Further casement window to the side, oak effect laminate flooring, contemporary vertical radiator in each corner.

Vaulted Garden Room 12' x 10' (3.65m x 3m) A lovely bright room at the back of the house with a high vaulted ceiling, two casement windows on each side and three way multi glazed bi-fold doors to the rear opening onto the deck and garden beyond. Oak effect laminate flooring, two panel heaters, two side vents with opening doors.

Kitchen and Breakfast Room 17'9" x 12' (5.4m x 3.65m) Another dual aspect room with a wide window to the front overlooking Butchers Lane and a half glazed timber back door leading out to the garden. High ceiling with splendid exposed cruciform beams and wall plates. Comprehensively fitted with an outstanding range of cream high gloss wall and base cupboards to include corner carousels, saucepan drawers, cutlery drawer etc, all with superb granite effect laminate working surfaces and matching splashbacks and covers for the hob and utility sink. Comprehensively equipped with 1 ½ bowl satin stainless steel sink with column mixer tap and drinking water tap, Neff high level electric fan oven and matching touch control microwave with warming drawer below. Integrated AEG dishwasher, Klastin wine cooler, Neff four ring ceramic hob with advanced retractable stainless steel and black glass filter hood above (with remote control and lights). One tall cupboard housing the electric boiler and space for ironing board etc. Integrated fridge and integrated freezer. Second utility/preparation sink in satin stainless steel with column mixer tap and plumbing/space below in a cupboard for freestanding washing machine. Oak effect laminate flooring and two seater oak breakfast bar with stools. Contemporary vertical cast iron radiator, built in water softener.


Galleried Landing 28'6" x .7'9" 8.7m x 2.4m) Superb and bright landing running across the back of the house with two casement windows looking down the garden with distant country views beyond and some fine exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Stairwell surrounded by glass balustrade with handrails and newel posts made from former church pews, two radiators, turning staircase one end up to the second floor and doors to the various rooms.

Bedroom 2 16'6" x 12' (5m x 3.6m) overall (including en-suite) At the front of the house with two large casement windows overlooking the gardens opposite and houses beyond - a lovely village outlook. Fine exposed wall timbers and braces and large built in wardrobe cupboard with a pair of white sliding Japanese style doors and glass Japanese style door to the en-suite bathroom. Two radiators.

En-Suite Luxury Shower Room 7'6" x 5'9" (2.3m x 1.75m) Beautifully fitted with the centrepiece being Italian Insignia integrated shower cubicle with massage/body sprays, jumbo fixed shower head and hand held body spray, radio with speakers and mobile phone connection if required. Tinted glass sliding doors. White contemporary low flush w.c with concealed cistern and a wall hung square hand basin with column mixer tap and drawers below, and a mirror doored medicine cupboard with theatre light and internal light plus shaver point above. Marble effect splashbacks to waist level and granite style and travertine tile effect flooring. Ceiling light and two downlights in display recess above the w.c, exposed timber, further medicine/make up make up cabinet with cupboards and drawers and light below.

Bedroom 3 12' x 11' (3.65m x 3.35m) With a window to the front with views as for bedroom 2, radiator, two exposed wall beams.

Bedroom 4 12'3" x 11'9" (3.7m x 3.6m) Slightly L shaped. With a window to the front with views as for first floor bedroom 2, radiator, one or two exposed wall timbers and delightful recess in one corner with one of the great crossbeam braces above and light behind. Ideal for a dressing table or computer desk. Radiator.

Family Bathroom 11'6" x 7'6" (3.5m x 2.2m) With a window to the rear overlooking the garden with village views beyond and with trees in the background. Area with smaller window to the rear and magnificent exposed support timber with three way shelving and laundry cupboard below. The main area with matching white suite comprising moulded shower bath with side column mixer tap and shower above with curved glass shower screen, teak woodgrain surface with inset semi circular hand basin with mixer tap and low flush w.c with concealed cistern. Built in cupboards below all along, extractor fan and shaver point above. Wall mounted folding double sided heated towel rail, speckled vinyl flooring, contemporary vertical radiator.


Landing A small landing with stairs leading up, exposed timbers and a Japanese style raised door through to:

Bedroom 1 23'6" x 11.6"(7.15m x 3.5m) A fine room across the top of the house with a wonderful vaulted ceiling, exposing all the rafters across couples and the central purlin with a pair of Queen posts and braces. Large Velux window head height to the rear overlooking the garden with country views beyond. Two radiators, a fitted cupboard and a sliding door opening to;

En Suite Shower Room 12'6" x 6'6" (3.8m x 2m) plus door recess. Beautifully fitted with a corner shower cubicle with chromium shower assembly and a curved glass shower doors, low flush w.c with concealed cistern and wall hung hand basin with column mixer tap and towel rail. Riven slate style ceramic tiling, oak laminate flooring, vaulted ceiling with exposed rafters and cross beams, a large airing cupboard housing pressurised hot water cylinder with linen shelving and a further built in storage cupboard alongside. Loft hatch, downlights and mirror above the basin with built in LED lights. Wall mounted fan heater.


The Garden 76' long x 37' wide (23m x 11.5m) Behind the house one side is a private area with brick and flagstone paving and shingle leading out on to the deck. On the other (main) side is a matching area with wrought iron gates round to the garage and raised beds alongside the deck. This is anti-slip long lasting composite decking. This runs across the back of the house with sleeper edging and opens onto a lawn (with a flowering cherry in the centre) running down to the far end with two flagstone seating areas to the right (one in front of the summerhouse) and sleeper edged beds. A privet hedge runs across near the end with vegetable and herb beds beyond and tucked behind the summerhouse is a TIMBER SHED with integrated log store. The right hand boundary looking down is a splendid old 6 ft red brick wall and the left hand boundary has a mature 7 ft high privet hedge, with a fenced boundary across the far end. A delightful garden with views to the front and either side of wonderful old period houses, roofs and chimneys and to the rear a "big sky" aspect with other gardens and then countryside beyond.

Summerhouse 12'3" x 12'3" (3.7m x 3.7m) A substantial building with brick lower walls and timber framed weatherboard/rendered upper portions and roof which is a mixture of pitched, pantile and flat roof. Windows on two sides with sliding patio doors. Power supply with plugs and lighting.


The garage and parking area is just along Butchers Lane from the property with access from the front but also via a pedestrian right of way across the back of no. 4 next door. No rights of way over this property.

Detached brick built garage 21'6" (6.55m) x 10' (3.05m) A substantial garage of brick and rendered block construction with remote control electric roller shutter door, good eaves height with useful storage space, a window to the rear and personal door to the side. Power and light connected.

Parking Area 20' deep x 25'5 wide (6m x 7.6m) With neat tarmac surface providing comfortable parking for three cars, in front of the garage.


SERVICES We are advised that mains water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Central heating provided by an advanced high efficiency electric boiler. 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: 03001 234000) advised Charge Band E , amount payable 2019/2020 £2,125.62

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS & FIXTURES Freehold. We have not inspected the title deeds. Excellent quality fitted carpets are included with the sale. Other fixtures such as blinds, curtains etc may be included, by negotiation. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. Coming down from Boxford from the Sudbury to Colchester road, pass the church on the right and Swan Street on the left. Carry on for around 75 yards, Butchers Lane is a tiny turning on the left. No. 2 is the centre property of the three timbered houses and there is parking in front of the garage, just beyond (the right hand garage).

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  • Bures (5.7 mi)
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01787 720027 Local call rate

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