- Village location
- Period Property
- Large Kitchen
- Three Reception Rooms
- Four Bedrooms
- Sensitively renovated
- Wood Burner
- Detached Oak 3 Bay Cartlodge
- Extensive Mature Gardens
Having been extended over the years, the cottage now offers over 1,900sqft of internal living space, having been sensitively refurbished by its current owners to accentuate a natural sense of light and period charm. Externally, the cottage overlooks well-tended gardens and benefits from a traditional detached 3 bay oak cart-lodge with log store and wine cellar, all in a plot of 0.84 acres (sts).
A warm welcome is offered at the entrance hallway where you will find a built-in storage cupboard for boots and coats, before a doorway opens out into the charming farmhouse kitchen. Most certainly the heart of the home, the kitchen spans over 7 metres in length with hand painted wooden cupboards on either side. Particular features include a pantry cupboard, Rayburn, separate gas cooker and a wonderfully crafted ash breakfast table. The kitchen is partly open plan to the dining room which provides for a perfect entertaining space. Two further reception rooms are located on the ground floor, the sitting room and living room. The expansive sitting room is a warm and welcoming space, cool in summer months and cosy in the winter, with a modern wood-burner inset into the original cottage fireplace. A cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation. From the sitting room, an elm staircase rises to the first-floor gallery landing space and splits right and left. To the left-hand side (and in the original part of the cottage) you will find two large double bedrooms and the family bathroom with adjoining eaves storage. Back to the landing and to the other side of the cottage are two further bedrooms. Every bedroom enjoys wonderful framed countryside views.
OUTSIDE The house is approached via a shingle track and set back from the road behind the namesake pond. A real feature of the property is the extensive mature gardens which offers excellent privacy. There is an expanse of lawn edged by mature trees and shrubs, alongside a productive vegetable garden and orchard. Deep herbaceous borders of cottage-garden flowers are dotted around the house and the cart-lodge. This useful outbuilding comprises two open spaces for vehicles, a log store and a lockable garage with double doors. Beneath the garage is a wine cellar.
LOCATION The cottage is situated in the unspoilt hamlet of Ilketshall St Lawrence, a short distance from the beautiful market towns of Bungay, Beccles and Halesworth. The village benefits from a primary school and good transport links, being situated part way between the aforementioned towns. Norwich the Cathedral City and regional centre of East Anglia is only 18 miles to the north and has a thriving business community and retail centre with cultural and leisure activities for most tastes as well as excellent schools and the University of East Anglia. The Suffolk Heritage coast at Southwold is 12 miles away.
SERVICES Mains electricity and water are connected. Drainage is to a septic tank. Heating is provided for by way of oil fired central heating. (Durrants have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services and so cannot verify they are in working order)
LOCAL AUTHORITY East Suffolk Council. Council Tax Band - F
BUILDING CONSULTANCY Our Building Consultancy Team will be happy to provide advice to prospective buyers on planning applications, architectural design, building regulations and project management - please contact the team directly on 01379 646603.