Polstead, Suffolk

A detached unlisted period property occupying an elevated setting with no immediate neighbours. Further benefits include a detached garage, garden room and gardens with a total plot size of approximately 0.86 acres.

  • Period unlisted cottage
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • AGA kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility room
  • Downstairs shower room and upstairs bathroom
  • Private gardens
  • Ample off-street parking
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Offered to the market for the first time in 30 years, this detached period property occupies an elevated setting a short distance from the centre from the much sought after village of Polstead. Somewhat surprisingly the property has not been listed and whilst in a conservation area offers significant scope to adapt and extend beyond the existing footprint (subject to the necessary planning consents). The accommodation in its current form is neatly arranged over two floors having enjoyed considerable improvement by the current owners over the past five years with the adaption of the kitchen/breakfast room and further improvements evident throughout. Set beneath a thatched roofline the property retains many of the hallmarks and characteristics associated with a period property of this stature including a wealth of exposed timbers and studwork, a redbrick inglenook fireplace, terracotta tiled flooring and exposed stripped timbered flooring. With no immediate neighbours the setting of the property is one of its strongest assets with further benefits including a detached garage, garden room and gardens with a total plot size of approximately 0.86 acres.

Door to:

ENTRANCE PORCH: With window to side and panel glazed door opening to:

ENTRANCE HALL: 2.94m x 2.13m (9' 8" x 7' 0") With terracotta tiled flooring throughout, window to front and side and secondary staircase off. Door to useful under stair storage recess and further door to:

DINING ROOM: 5.65m x 3.68m (18' 8" x 12' 1") A well-proportioned room with features including windows to side embracing a south-easterly aspect, fireplace with marble tiled hearth, wooden surround and mantle over. Door with Suffolk latch to:

SITTING ROOM: 5.99m x 4.24m (19' 8" into fireplace x 13' 11") With terracotta tiled flooring and a range of fitted oak bookcases open to the sitting room which enjoys a dual aspect with windows to front and side and double doors opening to the terrace. With a range of timber and studwork evident the focal point of the room is a central red brick inglenook fireplace with stone hearth, brick surround, oak bressumer beam over and inset grill. Door to:

INNER HALL: 2.00m x 1.31m (6' 7" x 4' 4") With staircase off and opening to:

AGA KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 5.65m x 3.24m (18' 6" x 10' 8") Having been adapted and improved by the current owners to create a single open plan room and fitted with a bespoke range of oak fronted base and wall units with granite worktops over and upstands above. Central three door oil fired AGA with two ring electrical induction hob, ceramic butler sink unit with mixer tap over. Fitted appliances include a fridge, freezer, Neff dishwasher, pull out pan drawer and glass fronted wall units. Tiled flooring throughout, steps up to dining room and stable door to outside. Further door to pantry.

SHOWER ROOM: 2.37m x 2.14m (7' 9" x 7' 0") With stripped wood effect flooring throughout and fitted ceramic WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiling above and separately screened shower unit with attachment. Window to side and opening to:

UTILITY ROOM: 2.38m x 1.02m (7' 10" x 3' 4") Providing space and plumbing for washing machine, dryer and additional fridge/freezer if so required.

First floor

LANDING: With windows to side and rear, sliding door to recessed wardrobe and further door to linen cupboard housing water cylinder with useful fitted shelving. Hatch to loft and door with Suffolk latch to:

MASTER BEDROOM: 5.45m x 4.14m (17' 11" x 13' 7") Enjoying a dual aspect with windows to front and side, a range of exposed timbers and studwork and exposed chimney bricks. Door to recessed wardrobe.

BEDROOM 2: 4.39m x 3.84m (14' 5" x 12' 7") With a substantial braced wall timber, further exposed studwork, window to side. LED spotlights and door with Suffolk latch to:

BEDROOM 3: 3.33m x 2.90m (10' 11" x 9' 7") With a further range of exposed timber work, window to front overlooking the gardens and oak panelling. Door to recessed wardrobe and further door with Suffolk latch to secondary staircase.

FAMILY BATHROOM: 2.91m x 2.09m (9' 7" x 6' 10") With slate tiled flooring throughout, fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash hand basin and free standing bath. Separately screened shower unit with chrome attachment and wall-mounted heated towel rail. Window to rear overlooking gardens.

Outside The property is situated on Mill Street, approached via twin brick pillars bordering a sloping driveway which provides direct access to:

GARAGE: 5.64m x 3.45m (18' 6" x 11' 4") With up and over door to front and personnel door to side.

The property is a quintessential Suffolk thatched cottage, surrounded by established gardens to front, side and rear and mature border hedging with tree line beyond. The gardens are arranged in a gradient sloping away from the property with a number of external stores, summer house and:

GARDEN ROOM: 4.65m x 2.73m (15' 3" x 8' 11") Enjoying a dual aspect with windows looking across the gardens, light and power connected and halogen spotlights.

A paved walkway surrounds the property with a side terrace benefitting from a south westerly aspect.

GARDEN The property is a quintessential Suffolk thatched cottage, surrounded by established gardens to front, side and rear and mature border hedging with tree line beyond. The gardens are arranged in a gradient sloping away from the property with a number of external stores, summer house and garden room.

SERVICES: Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Oil fired heating to radiators. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.

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