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Delightful Grade II Listed cottage with far reaching countryside views


  • Delightful period cottage
  • Lovely rural setting
  • Glorious far reaching countryside views
  • Two reception rooms
  • Three bedrooms
  • Two bath/shower rooms
  • Double garage
  • Workshop/studio
  • Gated drive
  • Gardens of about 0.27 of an acre (sts)


A wonderfully located delightful Grade II listed detached cottage on the edge of this quintessential Suffolk village, enjoying glorious far reaching rolling countryside views. Entrance/reception hall, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, garden room and ground floor shower/cloakroom. Three first floor bedrooms and a family bathroom. Gated gravelled drive, double garage, workshop/studio and large gardens of about 0.27 of an acre (sts). THE PROPERTY West View is a wonderful period property believed to date back to the 17th century having been renovated in the 20th century, with original character features such as exposed ceiling and wall timbers and inglenook and bressumer beamed fireplaces. The property is timber framed and plastered principally under a clay tiled roof and is thought to have been extended to the rear with the excellent garden room and dormer windows, that all enhance the enjoyment of the exceptional countryside views to the rear, in around the 1970's prior to the listing. The cottage has been very well maintained and benefits from oil fired radiator central heating. The front door leads in off the wide village verge to the entrance reception room, in the centre of the cottage, which displays a wonderful old iron range in the inglenook fireplace, a glazed door out to the rear garden and leads into the sitting room and benefits from windows to the front, side and rear and features a working fireplace with bressumer beam above. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of base and eye level units with a sink, electric hob and oven and space for a larder fridge. This room is light and airy whilst still displaying exposed wall and ceiling timbers with an oil fired boiler set into the former open fireplace. An archway opening leads through to the garden room, giving outstanding views of the rear garden and stunning countryside views beyond. There is also a shower/cloakroom. On the first floor there are two very comfortable semi-vaulted double bedrooms, both having built-in bedroom furniture comprising wardrobes, cupboards and drawers with windows to the side and rear. There is a third single bedroom and a family bathroom with bath, wc and wash hand basin. Overall West View is considered a very comfortable detached cottage superbly set in this wonderful location. By agreement and In line with listed buildings regulations the windows will be replaced by the current owners. OUTSIDE Five bar double gates give access to the graveled drive and parking area at the side and rear of the cottage and leads to the detached double garage and studio/workshop with stable door to the front. This affords excellent additional space for owners of the cottage and scope for a variety of uses. The rear garden is completely hedge and fence enclosed being laid mainly to lawn with a small selection of trees making it easily maintainable and abuts farmland to its side and rear boundaries, enjoying magnificent far reaching views over the undulating Suffolk countryside. The grounds extend to around 0.27 acres (sts) in all. LOCATION The cottage is positioned at the very top of the hill, within this picturesque and highly regarded village, which has a pleasing mix of characterful period and modern housing set around the village Green. It has an exceptional, thriving public house/restaurant of enviable reputation ''The Queens Head' and a fine parish church. The historic cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds is just 11 miles away and offers an excellent range of amenities with schooling in the public and private sectors, extensive shopping facilities and a good range of leisure facilities including health clubs, swimming pools and golf clubs. It also boasts the Georgian Theatre Royal, cinema and art gallery. The village of Long Melford noted for its fine antique shops is 8 miles away and the market town of Sudbury lies 11 miles to the south.