Old Newton, Stowmarket, Suffolk ( Sold ) Guide Price £495,000

Cottage         2 bedroom(s)         2 bathroom(s)        2 reception room(s)

A charming detached unlisted character cottage with 17th Century origins. Sympathetically improved by the current owners including a superb kitchen/dining room with bi-folding doors. Sitting room with open studwork to a snug, utility, two bedrooms (1 en-suite) and bathroom. Garage and generous gardens.

Contact David Burr Woolpit on 01359 245245 or email woolpit@davidburr.co.uk


Features:

  • Detached unlisted character cottage
  • Sitting room with open studwork to snug
  • Wonderful kitchen/dining room
  • Utility
  • 2 bedrooms (1 en-suite)
  • Bathroom
  • Generous gardens to rear and side
  • Parking and garage
  • Well served village

A charming character cottage with origins dating back to the 17th Century with more recent additions creating a delightful home combing the characteristics of exposed timbers and brickwork with the conveniences of modern living. This unlisted former thatched cottage has undergone significant and sympathetic improvements by the current owners including a large side extension and finished with new slate tiled roofing over painted rendered side elevations. The property additionally benefits from double glazing throughout and oil-fired central heating.

Rear entrance part enclosed storm porch into;

LOBBY: Having a tiled floor with part glazed oak entrance door and window to rear aspect. Underfloor heating. Opening into;


L SHAPED HALLWAY: Wood flooring. Radiator. Ceiling downlights. Part glazed oak stable door to rear garden. Doors to kitchen, reception room and ground floor bedroom and bathroom.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: 15'7 x 13'1 (4.7m x 3.9m). A recent addition featuring a fully vaulted ceiling with triple aspect windows to rear and sides, bi-folding glazed doors to front giving access to a terrace area and further feature triangular apex window. The contemporary styled kitchen combines traditional shaker style painted base and wall units with solid granite countertops and upstands with more traditional exposed brickwork and timber beam. Fitted appliances include stainless steel Smeg double oven, Neff electric hob with matching stainless steel extractor hood above and granite hob splashback. Additionally, there is an integrated microwave, Bosch fridge and dishwasher. The tiled flooring features underfloor heating with the heating controlled by a Hive system. Internal window through to the living room and further built-in storage cupboards to the chimney breast alcove.

UTILITY ROOM: 9'8 x 6'5 (2.9m x 1.9m). This room has been created from the former kitchen featuring windows to side and rear aspect. Solid wooden flooring. Range of base units with beechwood worktop and matching dresser unit. There is a stainless-steel 1½ single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Water softener. Separate filtered drinking water tap.

SITTING ROOM: 14'2 x 13'7 (4.3m x 4.1m). A truly delightful room with a wealth of exposed timbers and feature brick inglenook fireplace with raised brick hearth and inset multi fuel burning stove, oak bressummer and mantle. Double window to front aspect with lovely garden views and beyond. Three wall lights. Radiator. There is an additional internal oak door giving access to a former lobby. Further door giving access to the staircase to first floor. Open studwork and walk-through to;

SNUG/SITTING AREA: 10'6 x 8'6 (3.2m x 2.6m). With a continuation of the exposed timbers and wall studwork. Window to front and side. Two radiators. Understairs cupboard housing the hot water tank. This room could be converted into a 3rd bedroom if so required.

FORMER FRONT ENTRANCE DOOR LOBBY: With twin side windows. This area is currently utilised for cloaks storage.

GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM: 12' x 10'4 (3.6m x 3.1m). A more recent addition to the property featuring a vaulted ceiling with feature triangular apex window and fully double-glazed French doors leading to the garden. Built in triple wardrobes with sliding doors and useful storage area above and to the rear of the wardrobes. Wood flooring. Built-in bedside drawer units. Radiator. TV point.

BATHROOM: 8'4 x 8'2 (2.5m x 2.5m). Suite comprising Heritage panelled bath with chrome mixer tap, separate corner quadrant shower unit with antique style rain head shower and hand-held shower attachment, painted vanity unit with storage cupboard under and Heritage sink and chrome mixer tap, part concealed W.C. with composite stone top to cistern cabinet. Half tiled walls. Chrome towel radiator. Tiled flooring. Window to side aspect. Ceiling downlights. Extractor fan.

First floor

LANDING: Exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Return balustrade rail. Recessed shelving unit. Cupboard housing the fuse box. Built-in single wardrobe with oak door. Radiator. Oak door to;

BEDROOM: 15' x 11'7 (4.5m x 3.5m). A beautifully appointed room featuring a dormer window to front aspect with far reaching views. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Radiator and loft access hatch.

BATHROOM: 10'7 x 8' (3.2m x 2.4m). Suite comprising freestanding Heritage bath with antique style mixer tap and hand shower attachment, double shower cubicle with glazed sliding door, antique style rain head shower unit and hand-held shower attachment, low level W.C., vanity sink unit with antique style chrome taps. Chrome towel radiator. Exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Dormer window to front aspect. Wood vinyl flooring. Wall lights and extractor fan.

Outside The property is approached over a private gravel driveway providing off street parking for several vehicles and in turn giving access to a DETACHED SINGLE GARAGE 18' x 10 (5.4m x 3.3m) with electrically operated roller door, side courtesy door and power and light connected. To the rear of the garage is an enclosed garden store, double log store and useful Nissan hut benefitting from power and lighting and currently utilised for storage. The oil central heating boiler is situated to the side of a gravelled courtyard area. The gardens extend along the side of the property and feature a raised lawn area with a range tree and shrub plantings and raised vegetable borders. The south facing front garden is predominantly lawn and features a flag paved terrace for outdoor entertaining, timber summerhouse with veranda with power and lighting. The front garden also features a range of mature fruit trees and shrub and hedge plantings.


Contact David Burr Woolpit

Property viewing, strictly by prior appointment only

Phone us on 01359 245245 or email woolpit@davidburr.co.uk


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Features:

  • Detached unlisted character cottage
  • Sitting room with open studwork to snug
  • Wonderful kitchen/dining room
  • Utility
  • 2 bedrooms (1 en-suite)
  • Bathroom
  • Generous gardens to rear and side
  • Parking and garage
  • Well served village

A charming character cottage with origins dating back to the 17th Century with more recent additions creating a delightful home combing the characteristics of exposed timbers and brickwork with the conveniences of modern living. This unlisted former thatched cottage has undergone significant and sympathetic improvements by the current owners including a large side extension and finished with new slate tiled roofing over painted rendered side elevations. The property additionally benefits from double glazing throughout and oil-fired central heating.

Rear entrance part enclosed storm porch into;

LOBBY: Having a tiled floor with part glazed oak entrance door and window to rear aspect. Underfloor heating. Opening into;


L SHAPED HALLWAY: Wood flooring. Radiator. Ceiling downlights. Part glazed oak stable door to rear garden. Doors to kitchen, reception room and ground floor bedroom and bathroom.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: 15'7 x 13'1 (4.7m x 3.9m). A recent addition featuring a fully vaulted ceiling with triple aspect windows to rear and sides, bi-folding glazed doors to front giving access to a terrace area and further feature triangular apex window. The contemporary styled kitchen combines traditional shaker style painted base and wall units with solid granite countertops and upstands with more traditional exposed brickwork and timber beam. Fitted appliances include stainless steel Smeg double oven, Neff electric hob with matching stainless steel extractor hood above and granite hob splashback. Additionally, there is an integrated microwave, Bosch fridge and dishwasher. The tiled flooring features underfloor heating with the heating controlled by a Hive system. Internal window through to the living room and further built-in storage cupboards to the chimney breast alcove.

UTILITY ROOM: 9'8 x 6'5 (2.9m x 1.9m). This room has been created from the former kitchen featuring windows to side and rear aspect. Solid wooden flooring. Range of base units with beechwood worktop and matching dresser unit. There is a stainless-steel 1½ single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Water softener. Separate filtered drinking water tap.

SITTING ROOM: 14'2 x 13'7 (4.3m x 4.1m). A truly delightful room with a wealth of exposed timbers and feature brick inglenook fireplace with raised brick hearth and inset multi fuel burning stove, oak bressummer and mantle. Double window to front aspect with lovely garden views and beyond. Three wall lights. Radiator. There is an additional internal oak door giving access to a former lobby. Further door giving access to the staircase to first floor. Open studwork and walk-through to;

SNUG/SITTING AREA: 10'6 x 8'6 (3.2m x 2.6m). With a continuation of the exposed timbers and wall studwork. Window to front and side. Two radiators. Understairs cupboard housing the hot water tank. This room could be converted into a 3rd bedroom if so required.

FORMER FRONT ENTRANCE DOOR LOBBY: With twin side windows. This area is currently utilised for cloaks storage.

GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM: 12' x 10'4 (3.6m x 3.1m). A more recent addition to the property featuring a vaulted ceiling with feature triangular apex window and fully double-glazed French doors leading to the garden. Built in triple wardrobes with sliding doors and useful storage area above and to the rear of the wardrobes. Wood flooring. Built-in bedside drawer units. Radiator. TV point.

BATHROOM: 8'4 x 8'2 (2.5m x 2.5m). Suite comprising Heritage panelled bath with chrome mixer tap, separate corner quadrant shower unit with antique style rain head shower and hand-held shower attachment, painted vanity unit with storage cupboard under and Heritage sink and chrome mixer tap, part concealed W.C. with composite stone top to cistern cabinet. Half tiled walls. Chrome towel radiator. Tiled flooring. Window to side aspect. Ceiling downlights. Extractor fan.

First floor

LANDING: Exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Return balustrade rail. Recessed shelving unit. Cupboard housing the fuse box. Built-in single wardrobe with oak door. Radiator. Oak door to;

BEDROOM: 15' x 11'7 (4.5m x 3.5m). A beautifully appointed room featuring a dormer window to front aspect with far reaching views. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Radiator and loft access hatch.

BATHROOM: 10'7 x 8' (3.2m x 2.4m). Suite comprising freestanding Heritage bath with antique style mixer tap and hand shower attachment, double shower cubicle with glazed sliding door, antique style rain head shower unit and hand-held shower attachment, low level W.C., vanity sink unit with antique style chrome taps. Chrome towel radiator. Exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Dormer window to front aspect. Wood vinyl flooring. Wall lights and extractor fan.

Outside The property is approached over a private gravel driveway providing off street parking for several vehicles and in turn giving access to a DETACHED SINGLE GARAGE 18' x 10 (5.4m x 3.3m) with electrically operated roller door, side courtesy door and power and light connected. To the rear of the garage is an enclosed garden store, double log store and useful Nissan hut benefitting from power and lighting and currently utilised for storage. The oil central heating boiler is situated to the side of a gravelled courtyard area. The gardens extend along the side of the property and feature a raised lawn area with a range tree and shrub plantings and raised vegetable borders. The south facing front garden is predominantly lawn and features a flag paved terrace for outdoor entertaining, timber summerhouse with veranda with power and lighting. The front garden also features a range of mature fruit trees and shrub and hedge plantings.

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