Very detached house
The Populars is one of those houses that most people will not even realise is there.
Well screened by trees, its sits on a country road with no near neighbours near the hamlet of Shelland.
The impressive Grade II listed thatched home is understood to have origins dating back to the 16th century.
The detached period cottage is of traditional timber framed construction with rendered elevations beneath a pretty thatched roof.
This stunning home retains a wealth of original characteristics including many exposed timbers and studwork, polished brick, tiled and wooden flooring and fine inglenook fireplaces with woodburning stoves.
It has elegant casement and mullion windows and Suffolk latch internal doors.
The current owners have, over the past 20 years, carried out significant improvements to the property including a recent programme of internal and external decoration.
The Norfolk reed thatch was re-ridged, combed and rewired last autumn.
The estate agent Sheridans says: “The property provides beautifully arranged accommodation possessing a most charismatic atmosphere and extending to about 2000 sq ft.”
You enter through a traditional oak-framed entrance porch with a fine oak door opening to the spacious reception hall with its fine pamment and stone floor and historic carved beam and oak staircase.
The generous 17ft by 16ft sitting room has a fabulous inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove and exposed timbers.
The dining room is 17ft by 12ft creating a spacious and elegant reception for entertaining with fireplace, casement and mullion windows and door to side porch.
The kitchen breakfast room is an impressive and useful 24ft by 12ft and is a superb light and airy room, with polished wooden flooring, French doors to the gardens and part vaulted with a gallery area.
The kitchen is fitted with a matching range of units including butler sink and space for a range oven.
There is a boot room, boiler room (with oil fired boiler) and a ground floor bathroom.
On the first floor are four spacious bedrooms, ranging from 13ft 5in by 12ft 9in to 16ft 9in by 14ft 9in. Sheridans say there is the potential to create a first floor bathroom subject to planning consents.
Though in a very rural location, The Poplars is within easy reach of the well served village of Woolpit, the market town of Stowmarket with its main line rail link to London and the A14 for Ipswich, Cambridge, the Midlands and the national motorway network.
Guide price: £565,000
Agent: Sheridans, Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds, 01284 700018