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Guide price £615,000
A stylish well presented family home of character and substance, well located in this hamlet close to the sought after village of Clare. Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility area and cloakroom. Four first floor double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Gravelled driveway & parking area, integral undercroft workshop/store, and delightful gardens with stream. This superb brick built old maltings dates back to between 1840 and 1870 and was built to replace the former timber built maltings on the site. The property was initially converted in the early 1970's with further significant improvements by the previous and current owners. Of note is the retained original character with wonderful features such as plank shutters, exposed brick floors and timbers, walls and chimney and the eye-catching Malting Tower which was comprehensively overhauled and renovated about 3 years ago. In addition, there are also modern features including a beautifully fitted kitchen and bathrooms, double glazed windows throughout most of the ground floor and a modern oil-fired central heating system and private biodigester drainage system. The accommodation also benefits from a stylish finish with several rooms enjoying dual aspect windows with views over the lane to woodland and farmland beyond. A solid oak door with side screen windows, leads into the entrance hall with exposed brick floor and wall and gives access to the sitting and dining rooms. The sitting room features an inglenook fireplace with modern log burning stove, fold down plank shutters to the rear and a store cupboard below the stairs leading to the first floor. There is also a rear door. The dining room features double glazed French doors out to the rear garden, exposed brick floor and timber beam, alcove shelving, shelved cupboard and another cupboard with superb three plank timber latch door, there is also a solid spiral staircase leading up to the second first floor landing and a door gives access through a small utility area to a cloakroom. The kitchen/breakfast room is particularly appealing with oak work surfaces, panelled splash backs, top of the range base units with integrated dishwasher, underset Belfast ''Butlers Sink' and Rangemaster range cooker with six ring gas hob, electric ovens and extractor hood above. There is also a beautifully crafted oak larder cupboard for further storage, double glazed French doors to the rear and double glazed bi-fold doors to the front. On the first floor there are four double sized bedrooms and two family bathrooms. The property is set back from the lane behind a delightful front garden with raised beds, brick and gravel pathways and a kitchen garden. There is a lean to store at the side of the house which houses the modern oil storage tank and the undercroft, to the base of the Malting Tower gives good space for storage/workshop - it also has an old well within it. There is also a spacious gravelled parking area and log shed. The rear garden features the near and far bank of the ''Babbling Brook' stream that runs behind the Old Maltings and this is wonderfully laid out with superb alfresco dining areas and interesting planting. The Old Maltings is located in Chilton Street, a small hamlet around 1.5 miles from Clare. Clare is a well-regarded and sought-after village situated in the Stour valley near Long Melford. The village itself is extremely well served and has excellent everyday facilities including two schools, two hotels, several pubs/restaurants and a doctor's surgery. The nearby towns of Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Haverhill provide further educational and recreational facilities. There is easy access to the A14, A11(M11) and Cambridge. For the rail commuter there is a mainline service from Sudbury to London's Liverpool Street.
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