Idyllic rural site close to town

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HOLLY LODGE in Little Saxham is a beautifully restored and extended Grade II listed 19thcentury lodge, situated in an idyllic rural setting yet just a “stone’s throw” from Bury St Edmunds, with views towards Ickworth Park.

Key features include a porch, sitting room, dining room, high-specificationkitchen/dining room, boot room, cloakroom, four bedrooms, two bathrooms , garaging, stabling, tack and feed room and formal gardens and a paddock │

The property is set in around 1.462-acres.

Situated on the rural fringes to the west of Bury Holly Lodge was built in the 1830s, of traditional construction with Gault brick elevations underneath a slate tiled roofline.

The property status is listed Grade II, due to its historic interest and architectural relevance, and originally served Ickworth Park as the gate lodge, eventually serving both estate manager and farm workers before the two cottages were made as one.

During the last three years, the cottage has been subject to a meticulous restoration and modernisation programme, with consideration to the original fabric of the building while cleverly fusing contemporary nuances and modern efficiencies.

Improvements to the property include complete re-plumbing and re-wiring, replacement windows and doors using high-quality materials and carpentry, new bathrooms and refitted kitchen, as well as tasteful and stylish redecoration and flooring.

The large sitting room has a wood burning stove.

On the first floor is a master bedroom with an en suite shower room with three further bedrooms served by the modern principal bathroom.

The property is approached from the village lane through double gates, leading on to an extensive parking area and modern detached garage with electric door.

Neighbouring the garage is a purpose-built high-quality stable block with two stables, tack room and feed room (water and exterior power points connected).

The grounds largely lie to the east of the cottage, with attractive cottage gardens and terrace seating area, small orchard and kitchen gardens. Further to the east is a paddock with post-and-rail fencing and gate.

Guide price: £635,000.

Agents: Duttons, telephone 01284 749433.