A fully restored home

The Chestnuts, Walsham-le-Willows
The Chestnuts, Walsham-le-Willows
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The Chestnuts is a substantial detached timber framed house believed to date from the 16th century with later additions.

This handsome Grade II listed village house in Walsham-le-Willows presents colour washed rendered elevations under a predominantly plain tiled roof.

The Chestnuts, Walsham-le-Willows

The Chestnuts, Walsham-le-Willows

It has been the subject of a sympathetic restoration programme over the last three years and is now a beautifully presented family home with 3,187 sq ft of living space. But it displays many preserved period features.

The work included re-roofing, re-plumbing, new central heating, extensive insulation and new flooring.

There are four new bathrooms and a new Aga kitchen with walk in pantry.

The property enjoys large ground floor living space and versatile accommodation, which includes a weatherboarded timber frame coachhouse with listed building consent for conversion into an annex.

The Chestnuts, Walsham-le-Willows

The Chestnuts, Walsham-le-Willows

The elegant reception hall features a pamment floor and a fine staircase rising to the first floor.

The dual aspect drawing room has exposed floorboards, a fireplace with marble surround and hearth, housing a wood burning stove.

The dining room displays fine moulded ceiling timbers, exposed wall timbers and an open fireplace with marble hearth and wood surround.

From here access leads through to the good sized office, which also boasts exposed floor boards, a fireplace, bookshelves and two windows to the front.

The rear hall has access to the rear garden,a secondary staircase leading to the first floor, access through to the sitting room and a ground floor wet room & cloakroom.

The sitting room with its pamment floor has a south facing aspect and features an inglenook fireplace with a bressumer beam and multi fuel stove.

A door leads into the spacious and recently installed kitchen and breakfast room, which has a travertine tile floor, a range of earthstone work surfaces and central island with units under and an integrated dishwasher, fridge and gas hob.

There is a magnificent Aga set into the old fireplace.

On the first floor the landing leads to four bedrooms with the dual aspect master bedroom having exposed original floorboards, fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower room.

There is also a family bathroom with a roll top ball and claw foot bath and a separate shower cubicle.

On the second floor is a dual aspect bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and another large bedroom with ceiling timbers and two low cross timbers. There is also a shower room serving the two bedrooms.

Guide price: £799,950

Agents: Jackson-Stops and Staff, Bury St Edmunds, 01284 700535