Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Reception Rooms: 3 Detached Thatched Cottage For Sale
A charming and spacious, detached extended, part-thatched property, providing spacious four bedroom living accommodation, including sitting room with an open fireplace, dining room with fireplace housing wood burning stove. Kitchen with two oven Aga, and breakfast room. Family room with mezzanine office, ground floor guest bedroom suite, luxury bathroom and utility room together with double garaging, studio/workshop complete with kitchenette and wc facilities, all occupying beautiful, mature gardens of approximately one and half acres (subject to survey), surrounded by open farmland and sitting on the edge of this popular village.
Preston St. Mary is a lovely hamlet with a very popular country pub and situated a short distance from the historic town of Lavenham, with its many facilities and beautiful period buildings. The towns of Hadleigh, Sudbury, Bury St. Edmunds and Stowmarket are all within easy reach, the latter three offering mainline railways with London’s Liverpool Street station.
Of period origin and Grade II listed, “Millfield” is mainly of heavy timber construction under a straw thatched roof with a latter, modern barn style addition. It has since 2005 undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment and improvement, offers a wealth of period features together with the modern convenience of oil fired under floor heating and the accommodation is as follows:
ON THE GROUND FLOOR
11ft7ins x 7ft10ins part glazed door leading to the entrance hall with a ladder style stair case to mezzanine floor, part glazed French windows overlooking and leading to the gardens. With a door to the family room and access to the inner hallway, brick floor, under floor heating and two wall light points.
16ft11ins x 11ft7ins with fully vaulted ceiling, triple aspect windows, including two pairs of French windows overlooking and leading to the gardens, and one high level window. An exposed timber, provision for a wall mounted television. Under floor heating and three wall light points.
9ft1ins x7ft11ins. Galleried with oak ballustrading looking down into the family room, window to side, numerous power points and telephone socket.
Doors to the utility room and ground floor bathroom, access to the kitchen and dining room. Brick floor with under floor heating and one wall light point.
Ground Floor Bathroom
10ft9ins x 7ft8ins with a window overlooking the garden, additional roof light & white suite comprising middle level wc. Panel bath with chrome fittings incorporating a hand held shower and with a tile surround. Pedestal wash basin and separate shower enclosure with chrome fittings including a monsoon shower head and additional hand held shower, also with glazed screening. Brick floor with under floor heating, spotlighting, shaver point and a heated towel rail.
8ft1ins x 7ft6ins with window overlooking the driveway, range of pine work surfaces with an inset stainless steel sink unit, with a matching mixer, cupboards underneath, water softener. There is space & plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer and space for upright freezer. Wall mounted storage cupboard, additional built in cupboard & floor mounted oil fired boiler serving domestic hot water & central heating, slate floor with under floor heating and spotlighting.
13ft5ins x 11ft11ins with a bay window overlooking the garden, access to the breakfast room, brick fireplace with oak bressumer housing a two oven Aga finished in white. With a range of handmade kitchen units comprising an inset butler sink with cupboards beneath and a chrome mixer with water filter. Range of solid oak work surfaces, most with cupboards and drawers beneath, and one with space and plumbing for a dishwasher beneath. There is also space and a point for an electric oven. Range of wall mounted storage cabinets, space for an upright fridge freezer. Pamment floor with under floor heating and spotlighting. Numerous exposed ceiling timbers.
11ft6ins x 7ft8ins with triple aspect windows including one pair of French windows overlooking and leading to the gardens, pamment floor with under floor heating & one wall light point.
13ft2ins x 11ft11ins with a window overlooking the gardens, and a door leading to the gardens. A staircase rising to first floor and inglenook fireplace with brick hearth and oak bressumer, housing a wood burning stove. Brick floor, numerous exposed ceiling timbers, and four wall light points. Wide access to the sitting room:
23ft10ins x 11ft10ins with triple aspect windows including one pair of glazed French windows overlooking and leading to the gardens. Brick, inglenook style fireplace, with brick hearth and oak bressumer, numerous exposed ceiling timbers and wall studs, under floor heating and five wall light points. There is also a door from the sitting room to the guest bedroom suite.
Guest Bedroom Suite
12ft10ins x 7ft7ins 4, 12ft10ins x 7ft7ins comprises bedroom 4, with a window overlooking the driveway, under floor heating, three wall light points & door to en-suite shower room. White suite compromising low level wc, pedestal wash basin & a tiled showering enclosure with chrome fittings and a glazed door. Partly tiled wall, tiled floor, under floor heating, heated towel rail, spotlighting and shaver point.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Partially galleried landing with vaulted ceiling exposed ceiling timbers & wall studs. With doors to bedrooms 1 and 2.
12ft6ins x 12ft2ins with window to side, vaulted ceiling with numerous exposed timbers, radiator and ceiling light point.
12ft2ins x 12ft1ins with window to rear, some exposed timbers, access to roof space. Radiator and ceiling light point, and door to an inner landing with some exposed timbers and an additional door to bedroom 3:
12ft x 12ft2ins with dual aspect windows to the rear and side. Vaulted ceiling with numerous exposed timbers, radiator and ceiling light point.
It is possible with some relatively simple alteration to create a first floor bathroom within the area described as bedroom 2. The vendors have obtained planning permission relating to this work which is still in date.
Detached double garage, of timber frame construction, presenting weather board elevations under a pitched roof clad with tiles. With two pairs of double doors, light and power connected, window to rear and personal door to side. The garage is approached via a substantial gravelled driveway providing ample off road parking for several vehicles and access to the main door. The gardens are accessible from the driveway.
Useful range of outbuildings including a lean to store adjacent to double garage, green house, potting shed, studio,
23ft10ins x 11ft6ins, of timber frame construction presenting weather board elevations, under a pitched corrugated tin roof, with windows overlooking the garden. Kitchenette comprising stainless steel single drainer sink unit with chrome mixer and cupboards underneath, range of work surfaces, some with cupboards and drawers under. Space for a refrigerator, range of wall mounted storage cupboards, low level wc and wall mounted wash basin.
‘Millfield’ occupies beautiful gardens and grounds of approximately one and a half acres (subject to survey). The gardens surround the property are laid mainly to lawn containing a number of mature and semi-mature trees and fruit trees. Mature flowering and shrub borders. A natural pond all bounded by a mixture of natural hedge and fencing and surrounded by open farmland.
We understand mains electricity, water and drainage are connected.
Strictly by prior appointment with the vendor’s agent.