fitting home for a lord protector

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Cromwell Cottage is a grade II listed home dating from the late 17th century when its namesake was Lord Protector.

The cottage is in Old School Road, Whepstead, just 5 miles from Bury St Edmunds

Cromwell Cottage

Cromwell Cottage

It is of traditional timber-framed construction under a straw thatch roof.

Its many striking features, include exposed timbers and red-brick inglenook fireplaces. These historic features have been cleverly fused with modern improvements while preserving the character of the cottage.

On two floors, the property offers well proportioned and spacious principal rooms, many of which enjoy views of the lovely gardens, of about half and acre.

The ground floor comprises reception hall with modern oak staircase, a sitting room with red-brick fireplace, dining room with large inglenook, a kitchen and breakfast room with cloakroom.

Cromwell Cottage

Cromwell Cottage

On the first floor are three rooms, each big enough to be double bedrooms. They have exposed timbers and chimney breasts plus good storage.

There is planning permission for a cart lodge with garden room and toilet to supplement the ample parking.