Cottage   2 bedroom(s)   1 bathroom(s)   3 reception room(s)
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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Enjoying a rural setting with no immediate neighbours located within the Stour Valley is a two-bedroom detached Grade II listed thatched cottage. Situated on the periphery of the well-regarded rural hamlet of Alphamstone, conveniently located for the village of Bures with broad range of amenities, the cottage is of timber-framed construction and set beneath a thatched roofline and offers an array of individual charm, character and notable period features throughout including a magnificent inglenook fireplace with bread oven, an array of exposed timbers and studwork, timber-framed casement windows, two first-floor double bedrooms and a south-facing garden room with underfloor heating. Offering an accommodation schedule of approximately 1,535 sq ft, the cottage further benefits from a carport providing tandem parking and established cottage-style gardens abutting open farmland with a total plot size of approximately 0.19 acres. Affording unrivalled views across adjacent meadowland with woodland distant, a rare market opportunity occupying an outstanding rural setting.
Stable door opening to:
ENTRANCE PORCH: 5' 8" x 4' 0" (1.74m x 1.23m) With exposed brick flooring, casement windows to front and side and timbered door opening to:
INNER HALL: 15' 6" x 4' 9" (4.73m x 1.45m) An L-shaped hallway with exposed brickwork, wealth of exposed timbers and studwork and step up with opening to:
SITTING ROOM: 17' 1" into fireplace x 16' 1" (5.22m into fireplace x 4.91m) The principal reception space of the property enjoying a direct, open plan with the dining room and afforded a dual aspect with casement windows to front and rear affording views across the adjacent meadowland and cottage gardens respectively. The focal point of the room is an inglenook fireplace with hearth, redbrick surround and oak bressummer beam over with inset wood burning stove. An original bread oven is recessed within the fireplace with further notable features including adjacent book shelving. Enjoying excellent ceiling heights with an outstanding central ceiling timber, further exposed studwork and staircase rising to first floor. Double doors opening to the rear terrace and timbered opening to:
DINING ROOM: 15' 1" x 11' 2" (4.61m x 3.41m) Afforded a dual aspect with casement windows to front and side, array of exposed timber and studwork and fitted book shelving.
GARDEN ROOM: 14' 6" x 8' 3" (4.43m x 2.53m) A single-storey extension enjoying a southerly aspect set on a brick base with a glazed surround on three sides. Terracotta tiled underfloor heating, aspect across the gardens and farmland beyond with double doors opening to the side.
KITCHEN: 14' 11" x 8' 4" (4.56m x 2.56m) Fitted with a matching range of base units with preparation surfaces over and tiling above. Appliances include a Belling oven with grill, a four-ring hob and space for base level fridge. Stainless-steel sink unit with vegetable drainer to side, mixer tap over and window to rear affording views across adjacent farmland. Wealth of exposed timberwork, window to front affording views across adjacent meadowland and tiled-effect flooring throughout. LED spotlights.
UTILITY ROOM: 15' 9" x 6' 0" (4.81m x 1.84m) Situated across the rear elevation with a range of casement windows providing views across the gardens and farmland beyond. Fitted range of base units with preparation surfaces over and space and plumbing for freezer and washing machine/dryer. Terracotta quarry-style tiled flooring throughout and panel glazed door to outside.
CLOAKROOM: 4' 3" x 3' 5" (1.31m x 1.05m) Fitted with ceramic WC, corner wash handbasin with tiling above and obscured glass window to rear.
LANDING: With exposed timber flooring throughout, casement window to rear affording far-reaching views and door to linen store housing water cylinder, useful fitted shelving and hanging rail.
BEDROOM 1: 16' 0" x 15' 9" maximum (4.88m x 4.81m maximum) Afforded a dual aspect with casement window range to side and rear affording a south-westerly aspect with views across the gardens and adjacent farmland. An array of exposed timbers and studwork, recessed fitted wardrobes and substantial timber tie beam.
BEDROOM 2: 11' 5" x 10' 7" (3.48m x 3.23m) With casement window to side, exposed timberwork and extensive range of fitted wardrobes.
FAMILY BATHROOM: 11' 1" x 9' 6" (3.39m x 2.91m) Fitted with ceramic WC, wash handbasin with base-level storage below and traditionally styled fitted wooden unit and bath with tiling above and chrome shower attachment. Casement window to front affording views across adjacent meadow and woodland beyond. Wall-mounted heated towel radiator and array of exposed timberwork.
Outside Located on Henny Back Road, the property enjoys a rural setting with no immediate neighbours on a little used rural lane. Whilst an adjacent layby provides useful unrestricted parking, the property itself benefits from a:
TANDEM CARPORT: 25' 3" x 8' 11" (7.70m x 2.72m) Providing space for two vehicles with a further area of driveway for an additional vehicle if so required.
GARDENS: The gardens envelope the property with an expanse of lawn bordered by both perennial and evergreen planting, both fledgling and mature trees, established hedge line border, greenhouse and timber framed external store. Whilst offering considerable privacy and seclusion, the gardens have a tree line border to the rear with advantage points across the surrounding landscape encompassing uninterrupted views across farmland and woodland beyond. The lawns are interspersed by a range of brick paved walkways with a rear terrace set to the westerly elevation.
AGENTS NOTES: As of 2022 it is understood that the property will need to be rethatched within the next four years. A thatcher has quoted £30,000 - £35,000 plus VAT for the works.
The water supply is by private distribution via a long-standing agreement (written agreement available if required confirming the arrangement).
It is understood that County Broadband are able to provide an upgrade to the existing broadband supply although potential purchasers should make their own enquiries with regard to this matter.
A national grid consultation is ongoing with regards the re-siting of the Bramford - Twinstead pylon route. The current suggestion is that the pylon route currently set to the rear of the property will be rerouted underground although this point is not decided. Potential purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries with regard to this matter prior to tabling an offer for the property.
SERVICES: Mains electricity is connected. Water via private distribution. Private drainage. Electric heating. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.
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