A true country cottage

Pulham Cottage, Wetherden ANL-140619-150230001

Pulham Cottage, Wetherden ANL-140619-150230001

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Pulham Cottage is a listed 16th century hall house which has been restored, extended and vastly improved over the years.

The Wetherden cottage has all the features one would expect in a building of its age including exposed timbers and studwork, inglenook fireplace, original poplar and oak panelling, herringbone hearth patterns and stone flooring.

Pulham Cottage, Wetherden ANL-140619-150244001

Pulham Cottage, Wetherden ANL-140619-150244001

But it also has the comforts that make a modern home , including stylish bathrooms and a modern kitchen with a Calor gas range cooker.

Country lovers will envy its 1.5 acres of grounds with direct access to e 120 acres of open access across conservation meadows and ato local footpaths.

The 23ft by 9ft dining hall has a pitched ceiling with ceiling spotlights, parquet flooring and opening to a snug area with double bi-fold doors.

The 18ft sitting room has stone flooring, a large inglenook fireplace with herringbone hearth and exposed timbers .

Pulham Cottage, Wetherden ANL-140619-150216001

Pulham Cottage, Wetherden ANL-140619-150216001

The study has similar features and there is a library with built-in bookshelves.

The 15ft by 8ft kitchenhas quarry-tiled flooring, base storage units with black granite worktops, gas range cooker and a heated towel rail. There is a built-in dishwasher and fridge.

A 17ft by 12ft 7in family room opens onto the garden.

There is a 15ft by 11ft 3in ground floor bedroom with french windows and a shower room.

There are three more bedrooms upstairs, plus a family bathroom in which a modern roll-topped bath contrasts nicely with stripped wood flooring and exposed beams.

The 17ft 4in by 11ft 8in mast bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, stripped wood flooring, exposed timbers and a brick chimney. It also has a dressing room and large en suite bathroom with ‘his and hers’ hand basins, modern roll-top bath and a shower built into the fireplace eaves,

The other two bedrooms are about 11ft by 10ft and there is another 11ft by 9ft room currently used as an office.

The cottage is approached along a sweeping shingle driveway leading to parking for several vehicles and access to the double-bay cart lodge , above which is 19ft by 9ft 10in of fully decorated office space with power, light and laminate flooring.

The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with established plants, shrubs and flowering plants, mature trees including weeping willow, vegetable plot, manmade pond and a shingled area leading to a block-paved patio.

The attractive grounds offer a high degree of privacy.

Wetherden is 11 miles from Bury St Edmunds and has easy access to the A14.

Guide price: £695,000

Agents: Bedfords, Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds. 01284 769999