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Handsome timber framed house in idyllic setting with over 4 acres.


  • A handsome Grade II listed timber framed house
  • Standing in an idyllic setting
  • Picturesque gardens and grounds of over 4 acres
  • 3 Reception rooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Driveway and parking
  • Double garage & store room
  • Gardens and meadow/paddock land
  • In all about 4.3 acres (sts)


A handsome Grade II* listed timber framed detached house standing in an idyllic setting with picturesque gardens and grounds of over 4 acres. Vestibule, entrance hall, sitting room, study, dining room, kitchen and cloakroom. First floor master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, second bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a third bedroom with a wash basin. Driveway and parking, double garage & store room, formal gardens and meadow/paddock land. In all about 4.3 acres (sts). THE PROPERTY Church Cottage is an exceptional timber framed Grade II* listed property (listed as Church House), beautifully set at the end of a no-through lane adjoining St Peters Church. Believed to have medieval origins, the property presents colour washed render to the south east and west elevations and a jettied rear elevation with exposed timber framing and brick nogging, under a plain tiled roof and its Grade II* listing is as much for its topographical value as it is for its special architectural and historic interest. The windows to all aspects are leaded lights, are predominantly secondary double glazed and there is fine period detail throughout. The entrance vestibule is a relatively modern addition and opens into the hall, which gives access to the ground floor accommodation. The dual aspect sitting room, which is of particular note, is a heavily timbered room with an impressive inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam, housing a wood burning stove. Leading off is the study, which is also heavily timbered, has a triple aspect, including double doors leading to the side and has fitted bookshelves. The dining room has a rear aspect, a fireplace housing a wood burning stove, features the stairs leading to the first floor and an opening leads into the kitchen, which has a dual aspect and is fitted with a range of base and eye level cupboards, worksurfaces and has a two oven Aga, built-in electric oven, hob, plumbing for appliances and an understairs cupboard. Continuing on the ground floor there is a cloakroom with a front aspect. On the first floor the landing, which has several windows to the rear aspect, leads to three double bedrooms with a master bedroom having a front aspect, original fireplace, wardrobe/cupboard space and an en-suite bathroom. Bedroom two has a dual aspect, built-in cupboard and an en-suite bathroom and bedroom three has a front aspect, former fireplace recess, a wash basin and a built-in wardrobe. OUTSIDE The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of Church Cottage with formal gardens predominantly to the south being mainly laid to lawn with many mature trees, shrubs and hedging and a shingle driveway leads to a parking area and double garage with a lean-to workshop/store and a small garden to the rear. Located predominantly to the west and rear of the property are meadows/paddock land with many mature trees, natural pond, a separate field gate and a wooded area on the northern boundary. The meadows/paddocks amount to approximately 3.68 acres (sts) and in all the gardens and grounds extend to about 4.3 acres (sts). LOCATION Church Cottage stands in an idyllic setting at the end of a no-through lane adjoining the beautiful St Peters Church in the village of Cockfield, which is served with a village store/post office, public house, primary and pre-school. Approximately 4 miles to the south east is the delightful medieval village of Lavenham, which offers a wealth of cultural amenities and shopping facilities. There is a Co-op store and post office as well as a fine selection of public houses, restaurants and bed and breakfasts as well as the famous Swan Hotel. The market towns of Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury both 7 miles away offer a more comprehensive shopping, educational, commercial and recreational facilities and an excellent range of amenities including health clubs, swimming pools and golf clubs. The town of Stowmarket lies some 10 miles to the east, which has a regular mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street taking about 80 minutes. Stansted airport is also only about 45 miles to the south east. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Local Authority Babergh District Council Council Tax Band G Tenure Freehold Broadband Predicted superfast speeds 77 Mbps Mobile Signal/Coverage Yes Viewing Only via Jackson-Stops 01284 700535