3 bedroom character property for sale

The Common, Lavenham CO10

Sold STC £582,500

Property Description

Key features

  • Wonderful Extended 24ft Long Sitting Room
  • 15ft x 12ft Bedroom 1 with En Suite Dressing/Bathroom
  • Double Aspect Dining Room With Inglenook Fireplace
  • 15ft x 12ft Bedroom 2
  • Shaker Style Kitchen
  • 36ft x 10ft Garage/Barn
  • Splendid 19ft Garden Room with French Doors
  • 58ft x 69ft Front Drive & Garden
  • Downstairs Bedroom 3 plus Shower/Cloakroom/Utility Room
  • 82ft x 65ft Back Garden with Pond and Meadow Behind

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.

The Common lies at the far end of Water Street within easy walking distance of the centre of the village but overlooking lower meadow and countryside beyond. The cottage is set back from the common with an unusually deep frontage and excellent parking.

THE PROPERTY
Drovers Cottage is believed to have been built in the 17th Century and is one of Lavenham's historic houses built on an oak timber frame with rendered elevations and a clay pantile roof. On the right is a modern masonry extension with rendered elevations and roof to match the main house, and at the rear a garden room has been added in oak frame and the sitting room has been extended also with rendered elevations and full height windows and a slate roof. The interior contains a wealth of exposed timbers, lovely old doors and splendid inglenook fireplace and the property is helpfully not listed. There are naturally painted wooden casement windows with sealed double glazed panes and the property has gas fired central heating. A particular feature are the large gardens, unusual for a house in the village, with exceptionally good parking at the front and at the rear opening on to an ancient meadow. The house offers flexible accommodation with the ability to live on the ground floor at some point if required. There is a useful 36' long timber garage/barn and plenty of space to put up a double cart lodge etc.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Covered Porchway 4' x 4' (1.2m x 1.2m) with brick and rendered lower walls and timber upper walls under a pitched tiled roof, raised brick paved step, ledged and braced door with inset spun bottle glass fanlight, opening to:

Hall 6' x 4' (1.8m x 1.2m) with sealed brick block floor, lovely old stripped pitch pine doors to the sitting room and dining room.

Extended Sitting Room 24'6" x 12'6" (7.45m x 3.95m) a wonderful big and bright room with the main part being in the original section of the house and the rear part a new addition constructed by the present owners. In the main part are fine exposed wall timbers all round, and a central ceiling beam, re-built small inglenook fireplace with oak bressummer above with brick hearth (ready for wood burning stove), radiator. Open stud work leads through to the rear part which has a high vaulted ceiling with two conservation velux roof lights and full floor to ceiling windows looking right out over the garden, and with a French door and two opening fan lights all with sealed unit double glazing. The whole room with bleached oak machined wood flooring, with underfloor heating in the new part.

Dining Room 15' x 13' (4.6m x 4.1m) double aspect room with triple casement window to the front overlooking the drive and common beyond, and a smaller window to the rear overlooking straight down the garden. Splendid 8' wide inglenook fireplace with heavy oak bressummer, sealed brick work hearth, raised iron platform with cast iron multi fuel burning stove with plenty of room for logs etc., exposed wall and ceiling timbers, radiator, sealed brick block path usefully linking the hall to the kitchen.

Kitchen 14' x 9'3" (4.25m x 2.8m) with triple casement window to the front with same views as the dining room, leaded light window to the side and a half glazed door to the rear looking through the second garden lounge to the garden, fitted with a good range of cream painted custom built shaker wall and base cupboards, with real granite working surfaces and brick style ceramic style splash backs, including wine rack and pantry cupboard with sliding vegetable baskets and spice drawers Comprehensively equipped with porcelain butler sink with mixer tap, slot in rangemaster professional plus cooker with five rings two ovens and separate grill, space for slot in American style fridge/freezer, one cupboard housing gas boiler supplying central heating and hot water and a door to the side lobby leading through to the shower/cloakroom. Ceramic floor tiles, LED down lights, radiator.

Garden Room 19' x 7'3" (5.5m x 2.2m) to the right hand side of the back of the house a splendid room with masonry lower walls and then solid oak framed (double glazed) window all around, a pair of solid oak French doors in the middle with solid oak stable door to one side. High vaulted ceiling with beams and high level window at one end, flagstone floor, radiator, and door to bedroom 3.

Bedroom 3 11' x 9' (3.35m x 2.8m) a modern room at the side of the house with casement window to the front, radiator, loft hatch, picture rail, and door from the garden room 2 (presently in use as a painting studio).

Side Lobby 3' x 3' (0.9m x 0.9m) linking the kitchen through to the shower/cloakroom/utility room.

Shower/Cloakroom/Utility Room 8'3" x 6'3" (2.5m x 2.9m) fitted with a tiled shower cubicle folding glass door and shower assembly, large pedestal hand basin, low flush WC with wooden seat and one wall fully tiled. Laundry cupboard housing/space for washing machine with shelves above, ceramic floor tiles, patterned glazed window to the front, radiator and heated towel rail.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Landing 5'x5' (1.5m x 1.5m) plus stairwell. Turning staircase leading up with delightful display shelves to one side and lovely old stripped pine ledged and braced doors to the two bedrooms

Bedroom 1 15' x 12' (4.6m x 3.65m) with a dormer window to the front with wonderful views out across the drive, the common and beyond. Fine exposed wall timbers with delightful small 17th century fireplace with iron grate, radiator, door to

En Suite Dressing/Bathroom 13'6" x 9' (4.1m x 2.7m including wardrobes) ideal as a dressing/bathroom with a range of built in wardrobe cupboards all along one wall with two pairs or double doors, one housing the hot water tank, matching cream coloured suite, comprising bath, WC and hand basin, white brick shaped tiled splash backs painted floor boards, secondary glazed sash window to the wide, heated towel rail, plus radiator.

Bedroom 2 15' x 12' (4.6m x 3.65m) with a wide dormer window to the front overlooking the drive, common and meadows beyond. Radiator, built in double wardrobe cupboards, exposed beams all around.

OUTSIDE

Garage Barn 36' x 10' (11m x 3.05m) a good building on sound timber frame with weather boarded elevations under a pitched tiled roof, a pair of timber doors to the front and opening on to the common, window to the side and personal door and windows to the rear. Power and light connected.

Timber Shed / Log Store 12' x 5.6' (3.65m x 1.65m) a modern building tucked alongside the house timber framed and weather boarded under a mono pitch roof.

Front Drive and Garden 58' long x 69' wide mature hawthorn and privet hedge across the front with a gateway opening into the shingle drive which opens on to a large forecourt providing parking space for numerous vehicles. Flower borders to the right and across the front of the house and various shrubs, plants and climbers. Wide gate to the left round to the rear.

Back Garden 82' long x 65' wide (25 x 20 meters). The back garden is a very special feature of the house. At the centre is a herringbone brick paved terrace which opens on to the lawn, slopes gently down, rising at the left as well, to the far end where there is a large lily pond. The left hand boundary is a fine red brick and flint wall and the right hand boundary is a fence but with mature hedgerow and a hedge across the end with some trees providing great screening and privacy. There is an open meadow beyond the back garden. The garden is stocked with a variety of plants, shrubs and fruit trees, including apple and pear. With a big sky feel beyond with distant country views, combining the feel of a country property with life in the village.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains 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 and drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: ) advised Charge Band E, amount payable 2019/2020 £2,142.21.

TENURE & FIXTURES Freehold. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. From Lavenham High Street turn down beside the Swan Hotel into Water Street. Follow the road right down to the far end where you reach The Common and the road bears right, just before this turn left on to the gravel track and the cottage is on the left overlooking The Common.


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Nearest station

  • Sudbury (5.7 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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