High Town Green, Rattlesden, BURY ST. EDMUNDS IP30 0SX
Guide price £415,000
01284 769691 / 07803 138123 / 01359 256821 / 01449 737706
- RATTLESDEN STUDY/RECEPTION HALL, SITTING ROOM WITH FIREPLACE
- INNER HALL, DINING ROOM WITH FIREPLACE
- REAR LOBBY, SIDE PORCH, KITCHEN/BREAKFAST WITH AGA
- GARDEN ROOM, UTILITY, STUDY AREA
- SECOND INNER HALL, SHOWER ROOM, BATHROOM, GROUND FLOOR DOUBLE BEDROOM
- 2 UPSTAIRS DOUBLE BEDROOMS, 'JACK 'N' JILL' CLOAKROOM
- LARGE SOUTHERLY & WESTERLY GARDENS WITH ORCHARD, EXTENSIVE PARKING - SPACE FOR GARAGING (STP)
- OUTBUILDINGS, PLOT IN EXCESS OF 1/2 AN ACRE (STS)
- OIL FIRED RADIATOR HEATING, UNDERSTOOD TO HAVE HAD A NEW THATCH IN 2006
- WOULD BENEFIT FROM SOME FURTHER SYMPATHETIC IMPROVEMENT, EARLY VIEWING ADVISED
A detached UNLISTED thatched cottage, set back in OVER 1/2 ACRE PLOT (sts). Rurally situated S/E village. Study/Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast, Garden Room, Utility, Study, Shower Room, Bathroom, 3 Bedrooms, Cloakroom, S & W Mature Gardens, Ample Parking, Outbuildings, FURTHER POTENTIAL, VIEW ASAP.
From Bury St Edmunds, proceed along the A14 towards Ipswich. Take the left turning, sign posted Woolpit and on reaching the roundabout, take the first exit. Continue past the Garage and Health Centre and turn right, sign posted towards Rattlesden. On reaching the junction, turn left and carry on towards the village. Continue down the hill and at the junction, turn right. Continue through the village, passing the Brewer's Arms pub, Post Office/Store and the Baptist Chapel. Proceed along and turn left, signposted to Brettenham and Hitcham. Continue through to High Town Green, passing Kettles Farm Fishery and the War Memorial. Timble Cottage is located after a short distance, set well back from the road on the right.
STUDY/RECEPTION HALL 5.44m (17'10') x 2.74m (9'0') Max
Approached via an outer open porch with braced and studded entrance door. Exposed ceiling timbers, wall mounted air conditioning/heating unit, internal stained glass window, UPVC leaded windows to front and side, UPVC leaded glazed double doors to side, exposed studwork and arch to:
SITTING ROOM 4.17m (13'8') x 4.14m (13'7')
The focal point being a large open fireplace with canopy, bressummer and brick hearth, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, exposed brick floor, exposed brick plinth and soleplate, TV and telephone points, wall light points, radiator, UPVC leaded window to front, leaded glazed door to:
Exposed ceiling timbers, stairs to first floor.
DINING ROOM 4.22m (13'10') x 3.63m (11'11') + recess
The focal point being an open fireplace, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, exposed studwork to Study Area, exposed brick plinth and soleplate, shelved recess, wall light points, radiator, two UPVC windows to side, arch to Second Inner Hall. Storage recess, understairs storage area. Braced door to:
Tiled floor, braced and studded door to:
SIDE PORCH : Built-in cloaks cupboard, tiled floor, UPVC leaded window to side, braced door to side and garden.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 5.26m (17'3') x 2.69m (8'10') inc to 4.04m (13'3')
Range of base units, wall mounted unit, work surfaces, tiled splashbacks, double bowl 'Butler' style sink with 'swan-neck' antique style mixer tap, electric cooker point, plumbing for dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer, oil-fired AGA, consumer unit, tiled floor, UPVC leaded windows to side and rear, arch to:
GARDEN ROOM 5.16m (16'11') x 2.36m (7'9')
Ceiling spotlights, 'Butler' style sink, tiled floor, radiator, UPVC leaded windows to side and rear, UPVC leaded glazed double doors to side and garden.
UTILITY ROOM 2.44m (8'0') x 2.39m (7'10')
Oil boiler, space for fridge/freezer, plumbing for washing machine, tiled floor, ceiling spotlights, UPVC leaded frosted window to side, opening to:
STUDY AREA 2.95m (9'8') x 2.39m (7'10')
Built-in storage cupboard, radiator, wall mounted air conditioning/heating unit, UPVC leaded frosted window to side, door to:
SECOND INNER HALL
Re-fitted with white suite comprising shower enclosure with shower controls and integrated body sprayheads, wc, pedestal wash basin, tiled splashbacks, shaver point, radiator, UPVC leaded frosted window to side.
BATHROOM 2.82m (9'3') x 1.80m (5'11')
Re-fitted with white suite comprising panelled corner spa-bath with mixer shower attachment, wc, pedestal wash basin, tiled splashbacks, shaver point, radiator, arch to:
FRONT LOBBY 2.72m (8'11') x 1.63m (5'4')
UPVC leaded frosted window to front, UPVC leaded frosted glazed door to front and garden.
AGENT'S NOTE : This area, converted into a Kitchenette, together with the Bathroom and Bedroom 3 could possibly be utilised as an Annexe area, if required or even as a small Bed & Breakfast or Holiday Let, as it has its own front door access.
BEDROOM 3 3.23m (10'7') inc to 4.60m (15'1') x 3.20m (10'6')
Wood laminate floor, radiator, UPVC leaded window to front, UPVC leaded frosted window to rear.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Brick chimney breast, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, exposed floorboards.
BEDROOM 1 4.19m (13'9') x 3.99m (13'1')
Maximum measurements. Exposed floorboards, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, radiator, UPVC leaded windows to front and side, latch door to:
'JACK 'N' JILL' CLOAKROOM
Accessed by both Bedrooms 1 and 2. White suite comprising wc, pedestal wash basin, tiled splashbacks, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, exposed floorboards, internal window to Landing, UPVC leaded window to side, latch door to:
BEDROOM 2 4.29m (14'1') x 3.56m (11'8')
Maximum measurements. Exposed floorboards, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, radiator, UPVC leaded windows to both sides and rear.
This cottage stands well back within its secluded and mature plot which extends to in excess of 1/2 an acre (subject to survey) with the side and rear gardens enjoying a southerly and westerly aspect. To the front a sweeping shingle driveway with turning spaces provides extensive parking space for several vehicles and would be suitable for standing a caravan/trailer/boat etc. It is felt that if desired, there would be space to build a Double Garage or Cart-Lodge, subject to the necessary planning permissions. The deep front garden is enclosed by fencing and hedging and is laid principally to lawn with well stocked beds and borders, mature trees and shrubs and there is a well with a canopy. A trellis arch leads to the side garden which is enclosed by fencing and hedging, being laid mainly to lawn with established beds, borders and pond. Immediately to the rear of the property is a good size paved patio area with outside water tap. The rear garden is laid out as two areas, the first being an ORCHARD, with a variety of trees, lawn areas and borders. A wrought-iron arch with climbing plants leads to the second area, which is enclosed by fencing and hedging, being laid principally to lawn with borders and established trees. There are various OUTBUILDINGS comprising a LARGE SUMMER HOUSE/GAMES ROOM with power and light connected and storage heater, three TIMBER SHEDS, a BLOCK-BUILT STORAGE SHED and a GREENHOUSE. The rear garden backs onto farmland and would also be ideal for those wishing to keep chickens or other small domestic animals.
We understand from the vendors that Timble Cottage is currently un-listed and therefore offers further potential to be enhanced and altered, subject to the necessary planning approvals. We also understand that it was re-thatched in 2006. The cottage has in the past, undergone substantial extension. However, these have not been done particularly sympathetically and therefore there is scope to improve or replace these with something more in keeping with the cottage.
Due to the scarcity of opportunities like this, combined with a large secluded and mature plot, we strongly recommend viewing at the earliest opportunity.
VILLAGE, BURY ST EDMUNDS & AREA
Rattlesden is an attractive village with a thriving community. Amenities include a Primary School, two Public Houses, Post Office/Store, Village Hall, magnificent St Nicholas' Church and Recreation Field with recently built Pavilion/Function Venue. RAF Rattlesden was a former World War II airfield and is currently used by Rattlesden Gliding Club. In the next village is the Stowmarket Golf Club and Driving Range.
Sitting amidst beautiful countryside, Bury St Edmunds is an historic town and the second largest in Suffolk. Surrounded by many picturesque villages, some of which offer good local amenities, it offers a wide range of cultural, educational and recreational facilities.
Features of particular note include St Edmundsbury Cathedral with its Millenium Tower, the famous Abbey Gardens with the original ruins and The Georgian Theatre Royal, which has recently been the subject of a restoration programme and The Apex, a live performance venue for concerts, comedy and dance, together with a contemporary art gallery. In addition, there are two cinemas, one of which is a multi-screen complex and a sports centre.
Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding villages boast excellent schools and further education is catered for at the West Suffolk College.
The town benefits from extremely good shopping facilities with a twice weekly market and a wide range of independent traders, national chains, five supermarkets and The Arc shopping centre, opened in 2009. In addition, there are many pubs and restaurants which cater for a variety of tastes.
The A14 dual carriageway heading west from Bury St Edmunds provides easy access to Newmarket, Cambridge, the Midlands, Stansted Airport and London, via the M11. Stowmarket and Ipswich, both with direct rail links to London's Liverpool Street, the East Coast and the A12 are all readily accessed by heading east.