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Historic park home with enviable views

Monument Cottage, Ickworth Park, nr Horringer.
Monument Cottage, Ickworth Park, nr Horringer.

Monument Cottage is one of only a handful of properties occupying an enviable location within the old Ickworth Park, near the village of Horringer.

The Grade II-listed cottage sits away from near neighbours at the end of a half-mile track, with stunning views across parkland to the Ickworth House rotunda.

As its name suggests, the Ickworth monument/Obelisk is in the adjoining field.

An entrance hall leads to the dining room, featuring a fireplace with brick hearth, pine surround and inset wood-burning stove, and doors to the porch and garden.

There is a reading room with semi-vaulted ceiling and fitted bookshelves, with a door to the study.

The kitchen/breakfast room has an open red-brick fireplace and chimney breast with a wood-fired Rayburn cooker, shelving and fitted wall and base units with oak work surfacing.

Fitted appliances include an oven, larder fridge and four-ring induction hob with fan over.

There is also a utility room with butler’s sink and spaces for a slimline dishwasher, washing machine and fridge-freezer, and a boot room with door to the garden.

Reached via a staircase in the stair hall, the first floor landing gives access to the three bedrooms, one of which is positioned in the eaves, and a shower room.

There is also a detached annexe, built in recent years, which has an open plan kitchen, dining and living space, one bedroom and a bathroom.

At the front of the property is a large gravelled parking and turning space.

The property has around 0.8 acres (subject to survey) of private gardens, including a heated swimming pool, small pool house, summerhouse, greenhouse, a former vegetable/orchard area and lawns.


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