Detached House   4 bedroom(s)   3 bathroom(s)   4 reception room(s)
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5' 5" x 4' 10" (1.67m x 1.48m)
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Lock Cottage, as the name implies, was built as a lock keeper's cottage in circa 1800 as one of 16 identical cottages, constructed along the south navigation, of which only two remain. The cottage stands adjacent to the former Nayland Lock with the River Stour to the south and west and Lock Pool to the south and east. Enjoying unlisted status, the property is constructed principally from brick under a peg tiled roof and enjoys an outstanding outlook over the surrounding landscape. Offering practically arranged, well-balanced accommodation throughout, the property comprises three individual reception rooms, four first-floor bedrooms (one en-suite) and an idyllic aspect from all elevations. Further benefits include gardens enveloping the property and some of the finest views within the locality whilst being within walking distance to the range of amenities and facilities within this finely preserved village on the Suffolk/Essex border.
Two-panel door with double glazed viewing panels opening to:
ENTRANCE HALL: 5' 5" x 4' 10" (1.67m x 1.48m) With pine staircase off, door to useful under stair storage recess, opening to:
INNER HALL: With tiled flooring, step up and door with Suffolk latch opening to:
SITTING ROOM: 11' 6" x 9' 11" (3.53m x 3.03m) With Yorkshire sash window to side, Victorian-style fireplace with tiled hearth and wooden mantle over. Recessed book shelving, tiled flooring throughout and door opening to:
SUN ROOM: 9' 8" x 5' 11" (2.96m x 1.81m) Enjoying a southerly aspect with window to rear and door opening to the terrace with Lock Pool beyond.
DINING ROOM: 11' 11" x 10' 0" (3.64m x 3.06m) With Yorkshire sash window to side, original door to rear and fireplace with wood burning stove, tiled hearth and wooden mantel over. Recessed alcove shelving, tiled flooring and door with Suffolk latch opening to:
KITCHEN: 14' 3" x 8' 9" (4.36m x 2.69m) Fitted with a matching range of gloss fronted base and wall units with chrome handles, preparation surfaces over and tiling above. Single sink unit with vegetable to side, mixer tap over and windows to side. The kitchen is fitted with a range of appliances including a Hotpoint oven with four-ring ceramic hob, extraction over and space for fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Tiled flooring throughout and spotlights.
DRAWING ROOM: 23' 11" x 12' 9" (7.29m x 3.89m) An outstanding dual aspect reception room with casement windows to front and side in addition to French doors opening to the side terrace, lawn beyond and views directly onto the Lock Stream, river and meadow land beyond. Central cast iron fireplace with marble hearth, wooden surround and mantle over.
SHOWER ROOM: 7' 10" x 7' 6" (2.41m x 2.31m) Fitted with WC, pedestal wash handbasin and separately screened shower with chrome shower attachment. Obscured glass casement window to front, side and double doors to:
UTILITY AREA: Providing space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer.
LANDING: With casement windows to front elevation affording uninterrupted views across the Lock Pool and land beyond. Hatch to loft and door to linen cupboard housing water cylinder with useful fitted shelving.
MASTER BEDROOM: 15' 9" x 12' 7" (4.81m x 3.86m) Forming part of a two-storey side extension to the property and afforded a dual southerly and westerly aspect with casement windows to front and side affording uninterrupted views over the surrounding landscape incorporating the River Stour, Lock Pool and meadowland. Fitted wardrobes, hatch to loft and four-panel door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 7' 7" x 4' 2" (2.32m x 1.29m) Fully tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, wash handbasin within a gloss fronted base unit with mirror above, wall-mounted heated towel rail and separately screened double width shower unit with chrome shower attachment and window to rear with obscured glass secondary glazing.
BEDROOM 2: 11' 10" x 10' 0" (3.63m x 3.06m) Afforded a dual aspect with Yorkshire windows to sides.
BEDROOM 3: 10' 0" x 8' 4" (3.05m x 2.56m) With casement window to side affording an outstanding aspect over the Lock Pool.
BEDROOM 4: 8' 7" x 8' 3" (2.63m x 2.52m) With casement window to side.
FAMILY BATHROOM: 7' 11" x 5' 6" (2.42m x 1.70m) Fully tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, wash handbasin within a gloss fronted base unit and bath with chrome taps. Separately screened shower unit with electric shower and wall-mounted heated towel rail. Window to rear with obscured glass secondary glazing.
Outside Accessed via a footbridge, the property is discretely tucked away on an island location, a true hidden gem of the village, sited between the River Stour, Mill Stream and Lock Pool. The property is enveloped by various walkways and expanses of lawn, the Pool entrance stream set immediately to the South and River Stour to the west. A portion of the ground is held under licence from the Environment Agency whereby a summer house is sited.
AGENTS NOTE: A portion of the land is leased from the Environment Agency. The current lease is for a period of 25 years which commenced in 2006 at the sum of £200 per annum. A copy of the lease is available from David Burr (Leavenheath) Ltd.
The property was underpinned in 2003. A Certificate of Structural Adequacy was provided by Richard Jackson plc of Hadleigh. A copy of this document is available to any potential purchasers if so required.
SERVICES: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Electric heating. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.
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