Classic thatch cottage
Walnut Tree Cottage is a much improved 16th century thatched cottage set among landscaped gardens in a no-through lane in Finningham.
It is of traditional timber-frame construction with plastered and colour-washed elevations underneath a thatched roof with secondary hips.
The cottage, which had once been four dwellings, now provides well-proportioned, spacious accommodation with charming characteristics and original elements throughout, all combined with modern comforts.
The ground floor comprises a spacious double-aspect dining hall, with a useful coat cupboard, exposed timbers and glazed doors leading to the sitting room.
The sitting room also has exposed timbers and a restored red-brick inglenook fireplace fitted with a wood-burning stove.
There is also a study and ground-floor bathroom, as well as an Aga kitchen, side hall and pantry.
A recently completed ‘garden room’ enjoying views over the gardens and church.
Access to the first floor is via two separate staircases: the eastern side comprises two bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom and the other served by a separate WC.
To the west, a staircase gives access to two more double bedrooms, both with en suite facilities - one being an open shower cubicle and wash hand basin.
The house has oil-fired central heating and mains water and electricity.
The property is approached from the no-through road on a gravelled carriage drive leading to a double cart lodge.
The front gardens are beautifully landscaped, with specimen shrubs, well-stocked flower beds and mature trees.
There is a detached weather-boarded workshop with pan-tiled roof, together with a useful garden shed.
The rear gardens are south facing, with large terraced seating area leading onto landscaped gardens, which the agents Bedfprds describe as ‘astonishing’ and beautifully maintained.
The feature an abundance of specimen shrubs, flowering beds and mature trees, with the wonderful backdrop of the village church.
Finningham is a semi-rural yet convenient village situated conveniently for access to Stowmarket (seven miles) and Bury St Edmunds (17 miles), which benefit from mainline rail connections. Diss is about 10 miles away.
Finningham itself has a public house, bus service and village hall, while the neighbouring village of Walsham-le-Willows offers further amenities, including a popular local butcher, wine merchant, two public houses and schooling.
Guide price; £525,000
Agents: Bedfords, Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds, 01284 769999