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Maltings Cottage, Elderstub Lane, Rougham. ANL-150907-153037001
Maltings Cottage, Elderstub Lane, Rougham. ANL-150907-153037001
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This detached period cottage in Rougham has a unique and desirable feature for buildings of its type - generous ceiling heights.

The Grade II-listed property dates from the 15th century and has retained its fine timber frame and a wealth of features.

Maltings Cottage, Elderstub Lane, Rougham. ANL-150907-153000001

Maltings Cottage, Elderstub Lane, Rougham. ANL-150907-153000001

Having undergone a sympathetic 15-year restoration, it encompasses modern fixtures including an oil fired range and recent thatch combing and rebroaching.

Occupying a plot of around 0.38 acres, the property sits at the bottom of a private drive bordering open countryside.

The accommodation includes a splendid kitchen, formal dining room and three bedrooms as well as several useful outbuildings.

An lobby entrance leads into the sitting room. Its focal point is a large red brick fireplace, housing a multi-fuel hearth. A door lead to a staircase to the first floor.

Maltings Cottage, Elderstub Lane, Rougham. ANL-150907-153012001

Maltings Cottage, Elderstub Lane, Rougham. ANL-150907-153012001

Also accessed from the lobby is the formal dining room, a comfortable room with windows to the front and rear.

The refitted shaker style kitchen comprises base cupboards, an incorporated wine rack, wall units and a 1.5 bowl ceramic sink.

Appliances include the ‘Stanley’ range with two ovens and hot plate with pot stand, an integrated refrigerator and dishwasher, and a recessed halogen hob.

There is also a full height shelved pantry and a rear lobby, which houses a second stairwell to the first floor.

The adjacent conservatory/morning breakfast room has top hung opening windows and gable glass roof.

It enjoys garden views to three aspects and is used all year round.

The breakfast room has a former red brick fireplace now providing two storage cupboards.

Downstairs there is also shower room, featuring a shower enclosure with rain shower head and oak vanity hand basin.

The first stairwell leads to bedrooms one and two, both with built in wardrobes and far reaching countryside views, and a separate WC.

Bedroom three, with garden views, is reached via the southern staircase in the kitchen.

Outside, a deep gravel driveway leads to an ample parking area and detached garage.

The gardens, predominantly to the front, comprise a large expanse of lawn with shaded seating areas, a summerhouse and charming features including a colourful bed at the rear.

There is an abundance of fruit trees and shrubs, with log storage and mower storage sheds at the far eastern boundary.

In addition to the garage the outbuildings comprise a detached brick utility room, green house, tool shed, store room and a side workshop.

With Robinson’s Portfolio, Bury 01284 769694. Guide price £459,950.