Detached House   3 bedroom(s)   3 bathroom(s)   1 reception room(s)
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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION A fine example of an eighteenth-century Thatcher's cottage, quintessentially chocolate box in its styling and lying within the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, situated a short walk from the centre of the ever-popular village of Stoke by Nayland which lies on the Suffolk/ Essex border. Completed and refurbished to an outstanding specification blending a wealth of original period features, this individual opportunity is ideally suited as a principle residence or as a weekend home / additional property as currently being utilised as a holiday cottage. Retained period features include exposed brick flooring, vaulted ceiling, an Aga kitchen / breakfast room, an array of exposed timbers, studwork, doors complete with Suffolk latches all set beneath a thatched roof which was re-roofed in 2016. Further benefits of the property include off-street parking, rear terracing and inviting gardens of approximately 0.25 acres embracing a south facing rear orientation abutting grazing land within the Tendring Hall Estate.
Original, part stained glass and timber door opening to:
ENTRANCE HALL: 6' 9" x 6' 7" (2.08m x 2.02m) Exposed brick flooring, array of timber and studwork, window to rear with original sliding shutter and base level storage door with Suffolk latch to:
SITTING ROOM: 17' 8" x 13' 7" (5.41m x 4.16m into fireplace) A charming room dual aspect with windows to front and rear, outstanding inglenook fireplace with inset gas fired stove, an oak bressumer beam and original bread oven. Parquet flooring throughout, secondary staircase off, door to:
INNER HALL: With exposed oak flooring, door with Suffolk latch to:
DINING ROOM/BEDROOM 3: 11' 8" x 10' 10" (3.57m x 3.31m) A versatile reception room afforded a dual aspect with windows to side and rear, oak flooring throughout and detailed range of exposed timber and studwork.
SHOWER ROOM: 7' 4" x 5' 1" (2.26m x 1.57m) A shower room adapted to provide en-suite facilities to a ground floor guest bedroom if so required, fitted with tiled flooring throughout, ceramic W.C. ceramic diamond Kohler wash hand basin with mixer tap over set within an oak unit with tiling above. Fully tiled separately screened walk in shower unit, window to front with blinds attached.
AGA KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 17' 4" x 9' 9" (5.30m x 2.99m into recess) A distinctive country kitchen arranged around an oil-fired AGA with a matching range of soft close wooden fronted base units with chrome handles, granite preparation surfaces over and upstands above. The granite surfaces are complemented by a central oak top peninsula unit utilised as a breakfast bar with base level storage oak top units to rear, double depth ceramic butler, mix tap over and slim line dishwasher. Other fitted appliances include a fridge, freezer and washing machine. Further distinctive features include a vaulted oak-framed roof light, windows to side and rear and stable door opening to garden. Door with Suffolk latch and staircase off to:
MASTER BEDROOM: 16' 11" x 12' 0" (5.18m x 3.66m) Beautifully presented with distinctive central windows to front and rear framed by exposed timberwork on both sides. Exposed red-brick chimney breast, door with Suffolk latch to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 8' 0" x 7' 6" (2.45m x 2.30m) Fitted with ceramic W.C., Heritage wash handbasin within a base level unit, tiling above, shower unit to corner with chrome shower attachment, heated towel rail. Low level window to rear.
Secondary staircase (accessed via sitting room) rising to:
BEDROOM 2: 10' 11" x 9' 10" (3.35m x 3.01m) With substantial cross beam, range of further timberwork and afforded a dual aspect with windows to front and rear, hatch to loft. Door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 6' 11" x 5' 1" (2.11m x 1.57m) Partly tiled and fitted with ceramic W.C., oval ceramic wash handbasin, base level units and fully tiled separately screened shower unit.
Outside Located on the southern side of Scotland Street, this picturesque chocolate box cottage sits particularly well within its plot, enjoying ample road frontage in the form of a lawn verge with an area of off-street parking to the side of the property shared with a neighbouring cottage. Gated side access is provided to the enclosed rear garden which provides particularly distinctive undulation with a rear terrace, ideally placed to enjoy the mid-morning to evening sun complemented by borders of perennial plants, mature trees and various flower beds. A fenced border to side and rear provide additional privacy with a useful outbuilding / external store set to the rear of the plot and an outstanding view to both front and rear over land lying within the Tendring Hall estate.
SERVICES: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Oil-fired radiators. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.
TENURE A tenancy is available on an assured short hold basis for a minimum of 12 months. The tenant will be responsible for all outgoings including water rates and council tax. References will be required together with a substantial secure deposit of one and a half months rent. Prospective tenants will be required to pay a non-refundable administration fee of £200.00 plus VAT (£240.00) for the first applicant and £90.00 plus VAT (£108.00) per applicant thereafter, towards the cost of obtaining references. If a guarantor is required there will be an additional charge of £90.00 plus VAT (£108.00). All cheques are to be made payable to David Burr.
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