For hermits seeking luxury and charm

The Hermitage, Cockfield ANL-140721-164351001
The Hermitage, Cockfield ANL-140721-164351001
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The Hermitage near Cockfield is a far cry from the chilly cave you might associate with hermit life.

Instead, it is a Grade II listed detached cottage of immense character in about 2.5 acres of immaculate grounds.

The Hermitage, Cockfield ANL-140721-164404001

The Hermitage, Cockfield ANL-140721-164404001

While it is in a rural location between Cockfield and Shimpling it has good access to the A134 linking it to Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury, while Cockfield itself has a primary school, Post Office store, church and two pubs.

The 18ft 5in by 14ft 6in sitting room and 22ft 7in by 12ft 9in drawing room both have exposed timbers and exposed brick fireplaces with log burners.

The latter has French doors to the 11ft 6in square conservatory with its vaulted roofline.

The spaciouse 23ft 4in by 12ft 4in kitchen has a range of bespoke units while the original fireplace now provides space for a cooking range with extractor hood. The kitchen also has original brick flooring, exposed ceiling timbers and a larder cupboard.

Upstairs, the master bedroom is 12ft 6in by 11ft 9in with a dormer window offering garden views .

It has a built-in wardrobe cupboards and an en suite bathroom.

The other two bedrooms are 15ft 9in by 12ft 7in and 12ft 4in by 11ft 2in and also have built-in wardrobes and exposed studwork.

They are served by a family bathroom with a white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal washhand basin and low level wc .

Even the bathroom boasts a wealth of exposed studwork and ceiling timbers.

The grounds comprise secluded beautifully maintained gardens and a historic meadow with mature oaks.

The guide price is £535,000 and the agents are Richard Green in Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds, on 01284 755552 or