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Charming detached cottage with delightful cottage gardens

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • A charming detached cottage
  • Attractively set within cottage gardens
  • Around 0.24 of an acre
  • 3-4 Reception rooms
  • 4-5 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
  • Gated driveway and parking
  • Detached garage and workshop/stable
  • Picturesque countryside views
  • Rural setting

THE PROPERTY

A wonderful opportunity to acquire a charming detached unlisted thatched cottage, attractively set within cottage gardens of around 0.24 of an acre in a quintessential rural setting. Hallway porch, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, study, bedroom/second study, two bathrooms, utility room and garden room/rear hall. Main first floor bedroom with dressing area, three further bedrooms and a family cloakroom. Gated driveway and parking for two cars, cottage gardens and a detached garage and workshop/stable. THE PROPERTY A charming detached period cottage occupying a good rural location. Presenting whitewashed rendered elevations under a predominantly thatched roof, the cottage offers well-proportioned accommodation of around 1700 sq ft, arranged over two floors and has been significantly modernised recently, as it is not restricted by any Grade II listing. Featuring double glazing to most of the windows, a new ground floor family bathroom, new log burning stoves, a new waste treatment system and some outstanding woodwork and joinery. A thatched porch is believed to have been added by the previous owners, on the side of the house, which gives access to the original entrance hall, which is now used as a study with the main point of access principally used, being the rear hall/garden room as that is to the driveway end of the property. The study/hall benefits from shelving to either end and gives access via a latch door to the sitting room. This is a well-proportioned room with three windows to the front elevation, a fireplace with exposed brickwork, a beautiful pamment tiled hearth and log burning stove. There is an outstanding bespoke fitted corner unit built- in to accommodate log storage and upon which to stand a TV. A door opens to the rear, to the room currently utilised as a ground floor bedroom and another leads through to the dining room. The dining room is part open plan to the kitchen, as it is divided by open studwork timbers and a doorway and provides space for a dining table and chairs in front of a characterful fireplace with log burning stove, set into it. The kitchen boasts a range on fitted base and wall mounted units with hardwood worksurfaces, a ceramic sink unit, integrated dishwasher and space where an Aga range used to stand for the Gas hob range cooker which is preferred by the current owners. To the rear there is a walk-through utility room with butlers sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine and further storage. The stairwell, which leads off the dining room also gives access to the new family bathroom, which presents a panel enclosed bath, double shower cubicle, concealed cistern wc and vanity wash basin unit, a radiator towel rail and two double glazed windows to the rear. The 2nd (original) ground floor bathroom features a panel enclosed bath and wash basin and could be repurposed or used to extend the current utility room space. On the first floor the main bedroom benefits from some excellent bespoke joinery that has created good wardrobe and drawer storage. There are three further bedrooms, two of which also benefit from removable desk units, bespoke designed and crafted to utilise the dormer window spaces. A family cloakroom with wash basin serves this floor with the bathrooms being just to the bottom of the stairs. OUTSIDE The fabulous cottage gardens are a particular feature of the property, having been created from scratch by the current owners. Delightful, gravelled paths meander through the flower beds with features such as ornamental and wildlife ponds, a branch pergola over a BBQ area, a paved terrace to the west side of the cottage is ideal for alfresco dining also being just off the kitchen; lawned areas, shrub and flower beds, Hornbeam hedging and several fruit trees all combine within the hedge and fence enclosed garden to create a charming space. A double gated side driveway affords parking for two cars in front of the detached single garage with a stable/workshop room attached to the rear. LOCATION The Thatched Cottage occupies a picturesque rural location, located off a small country lane in the hamlet of High Town Green, surrounded by farmland, yet lies just 2 miles from Rattlesden village and 9 miles from Bury St Edmunds. Rattlesden is a highly regarded village and is very well served having a village shop/post office, primary school, two public houses/restaurants, village hall, wonderful recreation area and a fine parish church. The village is situated in a picturesque valley just 4 miles from the A14, giving access to the east coast ports of Ipswich and Harwich and west to Newmarket, Cambridge and the A11(M11). The historic cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds 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. Cultural amenities include the beautiful Georgian Theatre Royal and The Abbey Gardens, both of which are home to the annual festival. Stowmarket golf club lies just 4 miles away and for the rail commuter there is a mainline station at Stowmarket to London Liverpool Street taking approximately 80 minutes. The international airport at Stansted is about 45 miles away and in addition to air services there is an express train service to London.