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Period cottage within a well served village

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Stylishly presented period home
  • Character period features
  • Village location
  • Three reception rooms
  • Four bedrooms
  • Gravelled driveway and parking
  • Cart lodge garage/workshop
  • Beautiful enclosed garden

THE PROPERTY

A stylishly presented period home with many retained character features, set with a wonderful garden in the centre of this well served village. Vestibule, sitting room, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and shower/cloakroom. Four first floor bedrooms and a family bathroom. Gravelled driveway with parking, open sided cart-lodge garage/workshop and beautiful enclosed garden. THE PROPERTY Weavers Cottage (formerly the old post office) is a well presented and maintained period property with delightful character, that has been significantly improved in recent years by the current owners, who have made it a very comfortable home with a stylish high-quality finish. The property is believed to date back to the middle of the 17th century and was originally thatched. Although the property retains many of the sought after original features, it is not restricted by a Grade II Listing and hence benefits from double glazed windows throughout. The original cottage is timber framed and rendered and the former thatched roof has been replaced by pantiles. The block built extension to the rear has been completed in keeping, with rendered elevations under the same style pantiled roof, but with contemporary glazed canopies to the garden side. The oak front door leads into a small hallway/vestibule with a quarry tiled floor and gives access into the Sitting Room. This room benefits from a window to the front and French doors that open to the garden at the back. A large bressumer beamed fireplace with a brick hearth houses an efficient 5kW Charnwood log burning stove and the oak flooring continues through the open original studwork wall to the Dining Room, which affords a window to the front and further exposed ceiling timbers. The Drawing/Family Room has a recently laid limestone flag floor with underfloor heating as well as an open fireplace, windows to the front and rear, exposed ceiling and wall timbers and stairs to the first floor front landing. The superb kitchen/breakfast room features a comprehensive range of base and eye level units with a beautiful polished granite surfaced island with breakfast bar, double ceramic bowl sink unit and space and plumbing for a dishwasher. The wood block work surface with tiled splash back runs either side of the range cooker (7 ring gas hob with 2 electric ovens, warm drawer and grill) with extractor hood over. A ventilated walk in larder provides another useful feature as does an under unit convector fan. There is space in the window bay, with French doors out to the garden for a breakfast table and chairs. The terracotta tiled floor continues through to the utility room which has a stable door opening to the garden, woodblock worksurface with underset Butler sink and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. The ground floor shower room/WC stands off the utility at the bottom of the 2nd stairs which give independent access to the back bedrooms. The front landing, with stairs up from the drawing room, retains the original floorboards, beams and benefits from a window to the rear with views across to countryside. It gives access to bedrooms 1,2 and 4 and the stylishly refitted bathroom which has a window to the side, freestanding clawfoot bath, bespoke basin unit, solid oak floor, beams and built in store cupboards and a concealed cistern wc. There is access through bedroom 1 to the back landing and bedroom 3 which has a stable door that could lead out to a balcony or external stairs if preferred. OUTSIDE A graveled drive and parking area to the side of the house leads to the detached cartlodge part open sided garage/workshop which also opens to the garden affording scope for versatile use as required. It benefits from loft storage, cupboards and workbench with a bin/garden store to its rear. The garden, designed, stocked and tended by the owner, who is a Chelsea Flower Show medal winner is delightful with a paved terrace leading out from the house, steel edged flower bed and lawn, log store and pergola over a terrace to the rear, ideal for alfresco meals in the garden. The beds and borders are well stocked and with an apple tree there are also several lovely Indian Bean trees. LOCATION Hundon is a popular, vibrant, well served village with a ''Good' Ofsted rated primary school, community shop and post office, popular pub, Social Club, numerous clubs, allotments and good community sport facilities. The market town of Clare has an extremely comprehensive range of shops and the recently established Stour Valley Community College. Further facilities can be found in both Bury St Edmunds which offers an excellent range of schooling in the public and private sectors and has good cultural and amenity facilities and for commuters the A143 leads via the A1307 to the city of Cambridge where there is a fast, regular train service to both London's Liverpool Street and Kings Cross.