Peaceful rural home
This charming rural home sits deep in the Suffolk countryside, offering uninterrupted views across the surrounding fields.
It is located on a spacious plot of around three acres (subject to survey) between the villages of Hitcham and Great Finborough, around 17 miles from Bury St Edmunds and five miles from Stowmarket.
Thought once to have been a miller’s cottage, the Victorian idyll has been sympathetically restored to its former glory while retaining its original character.
The detached Victorian cottage’s accommodation includes four bedrooms, a conservatory, large sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room, as well as a stable block and manége.
The open plan kitchen/breakfast room is L-shaped and measures 16ft 6in (max) by 13ft 4in (max).
It is fitted in a traditional style, with matching eye level and base kitchen units with roll edge timber work surfaces.
There is also a separate utility and boot room and a downstairs cloakroom.
Adjoining the kitchen is the conservatory/garden room, a much used family space measuring 14ft 5in by 9ft and featuring a porthole with views over farmland to the front of the property.
Also located off the kitchen is the second family room, which is 12ft 4in by 9ft 9in.
Once used as a dining room, this space also offers views over the surrounding fields and also offers access to the staircase to the first floor.
On the other side of the property is the sitting room (13ft 3in max by 12ft 4in), which has a inglenook fireplace and an adjoining snug area (9ft 11in by 9ft).
Upstairs the cottage offers four bedrooms, reached from a central landing.
There is also a recently refitted bathroom with a Velux window fitted to maximise the room’s natural light.
The property is approached by a private gravelled driveway with gated access from the road, which opens out to provide a generous parking area.
There is also access to the stable block, which comprises three boxes, a turn out area and cart lodge.
To the rear of the stable block is a small woodland area, beyond which is the remainder of the land.
This incorporates the pond, and is enclosed by fencing.
To the far boundary can be found the north/nouth facing manège.
The property is within five miles of the mainline rail station at Stowmarket, which provides direct links to London, Cambridge and Norwich.
There are also good road links via the A14.
With Musker McIntyre, Bury 848454. Guide price £499,995.