Detached House   5 bedroom(s)   5 bathroom(s)   3 reception room(s)
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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION A charming four bedroom (three en-suite) Grade II listed 'chocolate box' thatched cottage enjoying a semi-rural setting in one of the county's most picturesque villages, Kettlebaston occupies an elevated setting within Suffolk offering picturesque views over surrounding farmland. The Old Convent is understood to date from the 17th century and has been successfully run as a bed-and-breakfast by the current owners in excess of 20 years. With accommodation in excess of 2,070 sq ft, the property is well-suited as a family home with an array of individual period features including exposed timbers and studwork, inglenook fireplaces, doors complete with Suffolk latches all complimented by a two storey rear extension. Complimenting the principle residence is an annexe/ancillary accommodation comprising a single bedroom with scope to be let as a full time independent residence on an Assured Shorthold tenancy basis or holiday cottage (subject to the necessary planning consents). Set within a total plot size of approximately 0.2 acres and offering further benefits including a tandem length garage, in-and-out driveway affording off-street parking for approximately ten vehicles and impressive views to rear over gently undulating paddock land.
Double panel glazed wooden door opening to:
ENTRANCE PORCH: With a brick base, windows on both sides and panel glazed door to:
ENTRANCE HALL: 30' 11" x 6' 0" (9.43m x 1.85m maximum) With pamment brick flooring, exposed timbers and studwork and door to storeroom with useful recessed shelving. Door with Suffolk latch to:
SITTING ROOM: 14' 0" x 12' 9" (4.29m x 3.89m) Afforded a dual south-easterly aspect with windows to front and side, oak door to outside and exposed brick fireplace with tiled hearth, inset woodburning stove and array of timbers and studwork.
DINING ROOM: 16' 9" x 14' 11" (5.11m x 4.56m) With windows to front, redbrick fireplace with pamment grey brick hearth, redbrick surround and mantle over with inset grill. Exposed timbers and studwork, substantial ceiling timber and views over farmland adjacent.
SNUG: 14' 6" x 11' 2" (4.42m x 3.42m into fireplace) With exposed timbers and studwork, windows to front and side and inglenook fireplace with grey brick hearth, brick surround and oak bressumer beam over with inset multi-fuel burning stove.
INNER HALL: 10' 11" x 7' 3" (3.35m x 2.22m) Forming part of a two storey rear extension to the property with staircase off and door to useful under stair storage recess and tiled flooring throughout. Door with Suffolk latch to:
KITCHEN: 14' 2" x 9' 11" (4.32m x 3.03m) Fitted with a matching range of soft-close, part sensor lighting wooden fronted base and wall units with worktops over and tiling above. The kitchen units comprise a range of carousel corner units, pull-out pan drawers, pull-out plinth unit and integrated appliances including a fridge and slimline dishwasher. Stainless steel single sink unit with vegetable drainer to side, mixer tap above and windows to rear overlooking the gardens. Afforded a dual aspect with further windows to side, additional appliances include two Neff ovens with pyrolitic self-cleaning function, one of which comprises a grill/oven with plate warmer below and induction hob with extraction above. Tiled flooring throughout, panel glazed door to outside and door with Suffolk latch to boiler room housing oil-fired boiler with useful shelving above.
SHOWER ROOM: 7' 1" x 7' 1" (2.18m x 2.18m) With tiled flooring throughout and fitted with a matching range of wooden fronted base and wall units with worktops over and stainless steel single sink unit with hot and cold tap above. Fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash hand basin, clouded glazed window to side and fully tiled separately screened shower unit with shower attachment over.
OFFICE: 8' 5" x 6' 8" (2.58m x 2.05m) Accessed via a door directly from the sitting room with windows to side and further window to rear affording a pleasant aspect over the rear gardens.
LANDING: With an array of exposed timbers and studwork, two loft hatches and door to storeroom with useful fitted shelving. Door with Suffolk latch to:
MASTER BEDROOM: 14' 0" x 13' 5" (4.27m x 4.11m) Enjoying a dual south-easterly aspect with windows to front and side, exposed timbers and studwork, two crossbeams and door with Suffolk latch to:
EN-SUITE BATHROOM: 10' 8" x 5' 8" (3.26m x 1.75m) Partly tiled and fitted with pedestal wash hand basin with tiling above, bath with tiling over, timbers and studwork evident.
CLOAKROOM: Fitted with ceramic WC, wash hand basin and exposed timberwork.
BEDROOM 2: 14' 2" x 11' 5" (4.33m x 3.49m) With window to rear overlooking gardens and paddock land beyond. Range of fitted wardrobe units and door to:
EN-SUITE BATHROOM: 7' 4" x 7' 1" (2.24m x 2.18m) Principally tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, Heritage wash hand basin within a base level unit and Heritage bath with tiling above.
LINEN CUPBOARD: Housing water cylinder with useful fitted shelving.
BEDROOM 3: 11' 11" x 8' 3" (3.65m x 2.53m) With window to front and further window to side, exposed timbers and studwork, 8ft ceiling heights throughout and door with Suffolk latch to:
EN-SUITE BATHROOM: 8' 4" x 5' 3" (2.56m x 1.61m) Fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bath with tiling above and clouded glazed window to side.
BEDROOM 4: 14' 1" x 9' 3" (4.30m x 2.82m) With window to front, exposed timbers and studwork, crossbeam and fitted wardrobe units.
FAMILY BATHROOM: 8' 2" x 5' 1" (2.50m x 1.55m) Partly tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bath with tiling above.
Outside Situated on the periphery of this most picturesque of villages, the property is approached via an in-and-out driveway with parking for approximately ten vehicles with a central expanse of lawn and direct access provided to:
TANDEM DOUBLE GARAGE: 29' 9" x 9' 8" (9.08m x 2.96m) With twin hinged doors to front, light and power connected and windows to side.
ANNEXE: An independent one bedroom self-contained annexe that offers a variety of uses, ideally suited to those looking for ancillary accommodation to the main residence or an additional income via a short/long term let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy basis, or alternative used as a holiday cottage (subject to the necessary planning consents).
SITTING/DINING ROOM: 15' 0" x 8' 11" (4.58m x 2.73m) With window and door to rear affording an attractive aspect over the west facing rear gardens and paddock land beyond.
KITCHEN: 6' 5" x 5' 8" (1.96m x 1.74m) Fitted with a matching range of base and wall units with worktops over and tiling above. Single sink unit with vegetable drainer to side, mixer tap over and window to side. Four-ring hob, space for fridge and window to side.
BEDROOM: 10' 11" x 8' 9" (3.33m x 2.69m) With window to front and door to outside. Hatch to loft.
EN-SUITE WET ROOM: 6' 0" x 5' 8" (1.85m x 1.73m) Fitted with ceramic WC, partly tiled wet room with shower attachment and wall-hung wash hand basin. Clouded glazed window to front.
GARDEN The gardens are a particularly striking feature of the individual period property with total plot size of approximately 0.2 acres, west facing rear gardens with range of flower beds, borders of perennial plants, established hedging and mature trees. Useful buildings include a timber framed external store, timber frame greenhouse with a brick base. 6ft hedge line to rear providing additional screening to the gardens, with open views to rear over adjacent paddock land.
SERVICES: Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Oil-fired heating to radiators. Economy 7 heating in annexe. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.
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