Rowan Cottage is an enchanting Tudor house brimming with period features yet offering a modern contemporary lifestyle.
Set in half an acre of grounds featuring a pond and mature gardens, the Grade II listed timber framed property boasts two inglenook fireplaces, spectacular oak beams, family kitchen, modern bathroom and a large duel aspect master bedroom with en-suite lavatory and the most incredible character flooring.
To the heart of the house is a spacious fitted kitchen, with exposed beams, fireplace and vintage brick floor, the wooden built conservatory with underfloor heating is linked directly and offers a lovely view of the pretty garden and patio.
The cosy lounge offers warm winter evenings in front of the inglenook fireplace, a modern, fitted family bathroom and utility room complete the ground floor.
The first floor continues with period charm with a split staircase leading to the large duel aspect master bedroom with a windowed and boarded attic room above which (with sympathetic consideration) could be utilised as an office or fourth bedroom.
Through a wide Snug/landing the second bedroom has quite lovely views over the rear garden and the third bedroom is currently used as an office.
To the rear, David Austen roses adorn the rustic timber pergola with swing and a curious small passage through the yew hedge leads to a good-sized greenhouse, fruit cage and vegetable patch.
There are three outbuildings that lend themselves perfectly to homeworking or lifestyle choices. The very spacious workshop links to the large garage and in the back garden a self-contained building with bathroom holds possibilities as a studio, office or further accommodation.
In the opinion of Aaron the local property expert for Purplebricks "Rowan Cottage is a real slice of rural Suffolk, the beautiful plot and character of the house is a real draw. Download your Purplebricks app to book your viewing today"
The front is a quarter of an acre of common land consisting of grassland, established trees and a pond that creates an impressive landscape to the backdrop of the meandering thatched roof.
The garden is laid to lawn and split by a small path leading to the door. In spring the lush grass is bursting with crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils, followed by an impressive covering of Star of Bethlehem and Snakehead lilies.
“We feel entirely honoured to have lived here. Rowan Cottage is an amazing house that captured our hearts from the moment
“The history of the building flows through every room, but unlike other period houses that can be kind of awkward to live in, with all the modern features we slipped in like a hand in glove.”
“During our time here, we completely redecorated inside and out, fitted new carpets and curtains and ensured all the facilities were well maintained.”
“Our philosophy was to always ‘do right’ by the house, by preserving the period features and not cutting corners.”
“In the garden we undertook several large projects including installing the long fence and building the pergola and swing, which is going to be stunning once the David Austen roses and grapevine become established over it. The greenhouse, vegetable patch and fruit cage are very productive and furnished us with a plentiful supply of fresh raspberries, strawberries and rhubarb crumble!”
“When we moved in, we were elated to receive enthusiastic help from the local community to revitalise the common land and pond, and our neighbours regularly take it in turns to graze their livestock on the grass, which is always gratifying.”
“There was a bit of a learning curve with some things, like the thatch, so we rely on the experts for that. The thatchers have all said that it’s in great condition and the moss on the front of the house helps protect and extend its life and to expect ten to fifteen years more before it needs replacing.”
“We have steadily selected wood from the grounds and planted new trees to provide a sustainable cycle of firewood, as well as selecting wildlife friendly shrubs, grasses and flowers which have helped promote a very rich diversity of butterflies and birds.”
“It will be a wrench to leave Rowan Cottage, but we always felt as if we were privileged custodians of a remarkable piece of local history and are proud to have rejuvenated the house and given it an assured future.”
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