Description: This charming 17th Century cottage has a wealth of features including an inglenook fireplace and exposed beams. Situated on a private no-through lane, it enjoys a quiet rural location, yet it is only one mile away from the A140 and two miles from the A14.
This unique property offers versatile accommodation and would be ideal for a family wanting some degree of independence. The annexe is approximately the same size as the thatched cottage and is self-contained with its own oil-fired central heating system.
The accommodation in brief comprises:
Cottage: Kitchen, inner hall, sitting room, dining room with spiral staircase to first floor leading to bedroom and bathroom.
Annexe: Entrance hall, kitchen, sitting/dining room, two bedrooms and bathroom.
Outside: Approximately 87 foot road frontage with shingle drive providing access to a detached single garage and ample parking. The pretty cottage gardens extend to approximately half an acre (sts) and include one small and two large sheds.
About The Area: Coddenham Green is located on the outskirts of Coddenham set approximately seven miles north of Ipswich. Coddenham is a typical English village with church, shop/Post Office, public house, recreation ground and leisure centre. It won Village of the Year in 2002 for its community spirit and there are some fantastic country walks within and around the village.
There is easy access to the A140 to Norwich to the north; A14 to Bury St. Edmunds and Cambridge to the west; and to Ipswich, Colchester, London and the south east via the A14/A12. Ipswich has a main line station to London Liverpool Street (journey time of about 60 minutes) and is approximately 15 minutes from the property by road.
There is a range of independent schools nearby and the property is in the catchment area for Stonham Aspal Primary School and Debenham High School. Further amenities can be found in the nearby towns of Needham Market, Stowmarket, Debenham and Ipswich.
Directions: From the Needham Market office, turn right proceeding to the Beacon Hill roundabout and take the A140 towards Norwich. Proceed up the hill and take the second turning right (not the A1078) just before reaching The Highwayman public house. Having crossed over the A140 onto Bucks Head Lane, as signposted towards Coddenham Green, follow this no-through lane for approximately one mile where the cottage can be found on the right-hand side.
The accommodation in more detail comprises:
Wooden door to:
Entrance Hall: Windows to west and south, two central ceiling lights, radiator, telephone point, access to roof space and door to:
Kitchen: Approx 11’4” x 11’2” max (3.45m x 3.40m) A light room with window to front (west), fitted with a range of bespoke wall and base units with worktops over, inset with one and a half bowl sink, integrated oven and hob with extractor fan and light over, space and plumbing for washing machine and fridge/freezer, cupboard housing oil-fired boiler, vinyl flooring, spot lights, concealed lighting and radiator.
Sitting Room/Dining Room: Approx 22’7” x 11’2” (6.88m x 3.40m) A lovely room with French doors (east) leading onto the rear patio and garden, window to side (south), central light, wall lights, television point, telephone point and two radiators.
Bedroom Two: Approx 11’3” (into wardrobe) x 8’4” (3.43m x 2.54m) Window to side (north), fitted wardrobes to one wall, central light, radiator and access to roof space.
Bedroom Three/Study: Approx 9’1” x 5’9”(2.77m x 1.75m) Window to rear (east), central light, telephone point and radiator.
Bathroom: Approx 8’ x 7’8” (2.44m x 2.34m) Dual aspect (south and east), white suite comprising pedestal hand wash basin and low level w.C., tiled corner shower cubicle, inset spot lights, wall lights and radiator. Door to airing cupboard housing hot water tank and immersion heater.
From the hall double doors to the cottage:
Kitchen: Approx 11’10” max x 8’2” (3.61m x 2.49m) A light dual aspect room (south and east) with a range of matching wall and base units inset with one and half bowl stainless steel sink, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for cooker, fridge and freezer, vinyl flooring. Oil fired boiler and cupboard housing electricity meter. A half-glazed door leads to the side patio.
Dining Room: Approx 13’9” x 9’6” (4.19m x 2.90m) A dual aspect room (south and north) with exposed timbers and spiral staircase to first floor. Wall lights and radiator. Door to:
Sitting Room: Approx 18’1” max x 14’1” (5.51m x 4.29m) A dual aspect room (south and north) with exposed timbers, and stunning inglenook fireplace with bressumer over and original bread oven, multi-fuel burner set on brick hearth. Wall lights, television point, telephone point, radiator and half-glazed stable door to side garden.
On The First Floor: Spiral staircase from dining room to:
Landing: With recessed wardrobe area with light and access to roof space.
Bedroom One: Approx 11’6” x 13’9” max (into the eaves) (3.51m x 4.19m) A heavily beamed, vaulted room with dormer window (south), wall lights, telephone point and radiator.
Bathroom: A vaulted room with champagne-coloured suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal hand wash basin, low level w.C., exposed timbers, wall lights, radiator and double doors to airing cupboard housing hot water tank and immersion heater.
Outside: The well-established gardens extend to approximately half an acre (sts) with far-reaching countryside views. A shingle drive offers ample parking and provides access to a detached single garage. There is pedestrian access to rear and side gardens, which we understand are fully fenced and mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and shrubs. Two patio areas adjoin the rear and side of the property. There is room for a vegetable garden at the end of the main garden where there is one small and two large garden sheds.
Services: Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Drainage is to a modern waste treatment plant, which was installed approximately nine years ago. No services have and shall not be tested by the selling agent.
Agents Note: The cottage and annexe have two separate oil-fired central heating systems each with its own boiler and oil storage tank. There is room to extend the property further if required, subject to planning permission.