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  • Detached timber framed cottage Listed Grade II
  • Flexible use accommodation extending to over 2,000 sq ft
  • 3 reception rooms & garden room
  • Kitchen & rear hall
  • 4 bedrooms & dressing room
  • 1st floor nursery/study (potential 5th bedroom/bathroom)
  • Ground floor bath & shower rooms + 3 cloakrooms
  • Detached double garage/workshop, outbuildings & stores & mature gardens
  • In all about ½ an acre
  • Offered chain free


A picturesque 16th Century cottage in a rural setting with fine south facing views. Valley Cottage is listed Grade II and understood to date from the early 16th Century. Requiring general updating, the cottage offers light and flexible use accommodation, benefits from an oil-fired central heating system and extends to over 2,000 sq ft. Many of the rooms display a wealth of exposed timbers and enjoy far reaching southerly views across the varied surrounding countryside. There are three connecting reception rooms on the ground floor, together with a kitchen and rear garden hall and a separate garden room. There are also ground floor bath and shower rooms plus three further cloakrooms. The first floor, with its sloping ceilings, is approached by two staircases, the first of which accessing two double bedrooms, a nursery room/study (which has the potential to be a bathroom or 5th bedroom) whilst the second stairs access a further double bedroom with a dressing room off and access into the 4th, interconnecting, bedroom. OUTSIDE Approached from a quiet country lane the driveway offers ample parking provisions and gives way to the large double garage/workshop (32ft 5in x 16ft 7in / 9.87m x 5.06m) offering potential for an annexe/games room conversion. The gardens extend to about ½ an acre and mainly laid to lawn, with vegetables beds, fruit cage and small orchard. LOCATION The parish of Battisford is easily accessible to both Stowmarket and Needham Market (6 & 3.5 miles respectively) both of which provide a full range of local shopping and commercial facilities as well as access to main line rail services which run to London Liverpool Street Station in about 80/85 minutes approx. The A14 dual carriageway, which bypasses both, provides a direct link to Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and the Midlands as well as the county town of Ipswich (12 miles) and beyond via the A12 to Stansted airport and London's M25. DIRECTIONS (IP14 2HN) From Needham Market travel in a westerly direction on the B1078. In the parish of Barking turn right opposite The Barking Forge, signed to Battisford. Proceed along this lane for approximately one mile turning left into Valley Road, where the property will be found second on the right. what3words: politics.refilled.calculate PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage system. Oil fired central heating system. Council Tax: F Fixtures & Fittings: Items regarded as fixtures are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. Viewing: By appointment with Jackson-Stops.