A historic cottage with church views

Wye Cottage, Badwell Ash. ANL-150130-160012001
Wye Cottage, Badwell Ash. ANL-150130-160012001
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The 17th century Wye Cottage is in the heart of Badwell Ash, overlooking the historic Church of St Mary.

Of original timber frame construction under a recently re-ridged pitched and thatched roof, it retains and displays many original features including a large inglenook fireplace and exposed timbers.

Wye Cottage, Badwell Ash. ANL-150130-155959001

Wye Cottage, Badwell Ash. ANL-150130-155959001

The agent Richard Green says that in common with properties of this era, Wye Cottage ‘presents challenges to those of tall stature’ with its low doorways and low ceilinged bedrooms.

But they add: “This is more than compensated by the wonderful character the cottage enjoys together with the ambience and the history of the property.”

The sitting room is 14ft 10in by 13ft 8in with exposed studwork and ceiling timbers, a large inglenook fireplace with a heavy bressumer beam over, brick heart and fitted stove. The room has original brick flooring and views to the Church of St Mary.

The 12ft 2in by 8ft 6in dining room has exposed studwork, a tiled floor and steps lead up to the 11ft 10in by 6ft 6in kitchen fitted with a range of matching base units and integrated appliances including a large range cooker with extractor hood over and a dishwasher. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine.

The bathroom is on the ground floor with a white suite comprising panelled bath with shower and screen over, wash basin above cupboards and low level WC.

The two bedrooms are 11ft 9in by 8ft 4in and 9ft 9in (into eaves) with dormer windows.

The rear garden is about 50ft by 25ft, enclosed by fencing and a brick and flint wall. A terrace abuts the cottage with steps leading up to the formal garden which is laid partially to lawn.

The guide price is £169,500 and the agent is Richard Green, Bury St Edmunds, on 01284 755552.