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  • A non-listed detached farmhouse displaying a wealth of fine timbers
  • 2,120 sq ft of accommodation including:-
  • Porch with sheltered oak front door
  • 2 reception rooms & study
  • Kitchen with pantry
  • Ground floor shower room
  • Attached sunroom
  • 3 first floor bedrooms (the 3rd currently interconnecting) + a dressing room/potential en suite bathroom
  • Garden & domestic stores
  • In all about 1/3 of an acre


A 17th Century Suffolk cottage enjoying a tranquil, edge of village, setting with rural views. Understood to date from the 17th Century, Walnut Tree Cottage is a classic, timber framed, Suffolk residence which has in the past been divided into a pair of cottages. Offering accommodation extending to some 2,120 sq ft, the cottage displays a wealth of fine timbers, has former mullion windows and on the first-floor wide oak boarded floors. The property has been a wonderful home to the current vendor for over 70 years, as he now retires to live next door, providing the opportunity for a new owner to create a charming country residence. The house benefits from a recently installed oil-fired central heating system and has a wood burning stove in the main sitting room. The majority of the rooms enjoy views across the gardens and surrounding countryside. In addition to the two well-proportioned reception rooms there is a good-sized study, ground floor shower room and kitchen, whilst on the first floor, either side of the central landing, each of the double bedrooms have a connecting room beyond, with the potential to create an independently accessed bedroom for one and an en suite bathroom/dressing room for the other. OUTSIDE Twin five bar gates access a wide driveway and parking area, bordering which is a brick and pantile store, together with the former generator shed. The gardens, which surround the property, are laid mainly to lawn and include oak and maple trees. Bordered on two sides by mature hedging, the open southern boundary bordering the adjacent farmland affords fabulous panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and skyscape. In all the property extends to a third of an acre. DISTANCES Earl Soham Village - ¾ of a mile Framlingham - 4 miles Debenham - 4.5 miles Stowmarket Station & A14 - 13 miles AGENTS' NOTE The neighbouring property has rights to extract water and have access to a submerged well within the grounds of Walnut Tree Cottage. DIRECTIONS (IP13 7RW) From Ipswich travel in a northerly direction on the B1071. Proceed through the villages of Westerfield and Witnesham and continue over the Ashbocking cross roads and through Framsden. At the junction with the A1120 turn right. Proceed for a further three miles into Earl Soham and at the T-junction at the bottom of the hill turn left. Proceed for about threequarters of a mile, into open countryside where Walnut Tree Cottage will be found on the left hand side. What3words: sung.ecologist.passage PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains electricity is currently connected. Private borehole water. The property has a functioning private sceptic tank drainage system (whilst reported as being perfectly functional, purchasers should be aware this may not comply with current regulations and should therefore budget to install a modern compliant system if they so wish). Broadband: It is reported that fibre broadband is available to the property. Fixtures & Fittings: The property is sold as seen with fixtures and fittings included, together with certain items of furniture if purchasers so wish. EPC - E Viewing: By appointment with Jackson-Stops.