The aptly named Flint Cottage in Coney Weston is the classic picture postcard thatched home and truly a prize find.
The detached Grade II cottage, from the late 18th or early 19th centuries, was the prize in the Daily Mail/Laura Ashley competition to ‘Win a Dream Country Cottage” in 2003.
Under its reed-thatched and pantile roof, Flint Cottage has been considerably improved and sympathetically extended by the present owners to provide what the agents Lacy Scott & Knight describe as ‘a generous amount of flexible living accommodation ‘.
Features of note include oil fired central heating and a wealth of exposed timbers in a property with an overall internal floor area of about 1,800sq ft.
The 6.86m by 3.48m) sitting room has exposed brickwork and an inglenook fireplace with bressemer beam and inset iron hood.There is a door to conservatory and windows to front and rear.
The dining room is 4.57m by 3.45m with solid oak flooring and a working iron fireplace with wood mantle surround.
The stylish 3.99m by 3.12m oak-framed conservatory has a solid roof and double doors to the garden, plus doors to library, sitting and utility rooms.
At 6.12m by 3.18m the library, with its range of fitted shelves, has windows to front and side and a high vaulted ceiling. There is a substantial storage area which is accessed at high level and continues over the utility room.
Even the utility room has exposed beams.
The 2.79m by 2.44m kitchen has wall, base and drawer units including one-and-a-half bowl stainless steel sink unit, stainless steel range cooker with hood over and a tiled floor, radiator.
There is a ground floor shower room with toilet and hand basin.
Upstairs, the main bedroom is 3.56m by 3.35m while the other three bedrooms are from 3.4m by 2.59m to 3.3m by 2.77m.
In the half-riled family bathroom’s 2.29m by 1.68m are a panel bath, pedestal wash basin, low flush WC, built-in shelving and access to the insulated loft space.
Flint Cottage sits in about 0.4 acres which is set well back from the road with the garden offering very well screened to give a high degree of privacy.
It is accessed via a gravel drive which in turn leads to the main entrance.
To the left of the drive there is an orchard of greengage, cherry, plum, peach and apples trees.
To the right of the property is a work shop measuring 3.58m by 3.15m with light and power, whilst to the rear of the property there is a 4.8m by 2.21m shed.
Guide price: £460,000
Agent: Lacy Scott & Knight, Bury St Edmunds, 01284 748600