The proverb ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ can certainly be applied to Oak Cottage in Onehouse.
From the front it looks like a modest brick bungalow, but step inside and you find roomy accommodation thanks to the ingenious use of space on two levels.
Built about six years ago, it is a four- bedroomed home with a light and airy character to its rooms.
At its heart is the 19ft 6 in by 14ft 1in kitchen-dining room fitted with an extensive range of base and wall units and integrated appliances include fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and eye-level oven and gas hob.
It has a central island and slate flooring.
But what makes it special is that while the dining area is under a vaulted ceiling, above the kitchen is a mezzanine level on which is a 19ft 4in by 9ft 4in study.
Off the study is a bedroom that is just over 11ft square.
The rest of the accommodation is on the ground floor.
The sitting room is more than 14ft square with a vaulted roofline and polished oak flooring.
The master bedroom is a roomy 14f t 7in by 12ft 5in with built-in wardrobes to the full extent of one walland a vaulted roofline.
It also has an en suite shower room with a large tiled shower cubicle, wash basin, low level wc. It has extensive wall tiling and slate flooring.
The dining area, sitting room and master bedroom all have double doors to the garden.
The other two bedrooms are each just over 11ft by about 9ft 6in.
They are served by an 8ft 7 in by 6ft 4in family bathroom with a white suite comprising panelled bath, wash basin, and low level wc .
It also has extensive wall tiling and slate flooring.
Oak Cottage stands back from the road on the edge of the village, facing open countryside.
The front garden is landscaped for ease of maintenance and with a number of maturing trees . It has a gravelled area and hard standing area providing off-road parking for at least three vehicles.
The rear garden is laid partially to lawn with a paved terrace abutting the rear of the house, flower borders and a decked terrace.
There is a useful timbergarden store.
The village of Onehouse is conveniently situated about a five minute drive from Stowmarket which provides a comprehensive range of everyday amenities and a main line rail link to London’s Liverpool Street station.
It is close to the A14 linking it to Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge and on to the Midlands and the national motorway network.
Guide price: £385,000
Agent: Richard Green, Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds, 01284 755552