PLANCHEWAY in Holloway Lane, Thurston, is a property really suited to the “home” team.
For it began life as a cricket pavilion.
Its first pitch was actually in a neighbouring village and was moved to its current location in around 1930.
The delightful single-storey cottage sits in a modest plot, landscaped to provide a stunning setting with fabulous gardens on three sides.
With ample parking, a detached garage and a charm all of its own, Plancheway offers a unique living environment.
Key features include an internal veranda, with a terracotta floor, exposed shiplap boarding, tongue-and-groove semi-vaulted ceiling and double doors.
These lead through to the sitting room which has a red-brick fireplace with quarry-tiled hearth and mantlepiece and fitted multi-fuel stove, dado rail and two wall light points, rear hall, conservatory, bathroom and a stud or bedroom 3.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a sloped ceiling, tongue-and-groove pannelled walls, quarry-tiled floor, a range of fitted base kitchen units with work surface over, inset stainless steel sink and drainer unit, range cooker with extractor hood over.
There is a door which leads through to a utility room which has a further extensive range of wall-mounted storage cupboards and work surfaces, combi oil boiler, and spaces and plumbing for a washing machine, drier and fridge/freezer.
Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 1 is double-aspect with superb views over the gardens.
A private gravel parking and turning space gives access to a single garage.
The cottage stands in the middle of its plot within a stunning, neatly-kept garden, which is extensively stocked with a variety of flowering shrubs and plants, maximising the space and enhancing the superb outlook of the accommodation.
Within the garden is a garden shed, various stores and a greenhouse, adjacent to a well-maintained vegetable garden with soft fruit.
In Thurston, five miles east of Bury St Edmunds, there are good local village amenities with a shop/post office, pubs, primary and upper school, and a bus to Beyton Middle School.
Guide price: £215,000.
Agents: Bedfords, telephone 01284 769999.