Virtual tour available - Versatile character detached period property with stunning gardens and separate studio building. Dating back to 1860 this property is of brick construction under a slate roof and was converted from the former coach house and stables of the Rectory in 1986. It has been much improved and updated by the current vendor, with new soffits, fascias, double glazed UPVC doors and windows, and a spectacular conservatory making the most of the South West facing garden. The property has the two entrances, and the layout of the ground floor lends itself to creating an annexe (the current utility could become a separate kitchen) or using as it is with a large bedroom and en-suite on the ground floor. Also on the ground floor is the kitchen, study and lounge. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom.
A particular feature of this property is the high flint walls surrounding a prize winning garden. Designed with ease of access being of paramount importance the garden is a journey of discovery through zoned areas planted for all year round interest, together with plenty of lawn too for children and dogs to enjoy.
Accessed via a short shared gravelled drive which leads to a private double gated entrance opening onto a block paved drive with well stocked borders and a detached brick building which offers further opportunity to convert subject to planning, or used for storage.
Gazeley has a public house, village hall, recreation ground and church dating back to the early 14th Century. The nearby village of Moulton benefits from a Post Office/shop, excellent primary school and the renowned Packhorse Inn. There are a number of good primary schools within 3 miles and many secondary education choices in Newmarket, Mildenhall and Bury St Edmunds. The nearby horseracing town of Newmarket approximately 5 miles away provides a good range of amenities including schools, shops, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities, including health clubs, a swimming pool and golf club. Bury St Edmunds is approximately 10 miles away. There is excellent access to the A14 and A11 (M11). There is a branch line connection from Newmarket to Cambridge and Ipswich. Cambridge, Audley End and Whittlesford offer direct rail lines in to London, with the fastest trains taking under one hour. Stansted International Airport is approximately a 40 minute drive.
Porch (4' 0'' x 8' 10'' (1.22m x 2.69m))
There are two entrance doors to the front of the property. One under a covered porch with light and housing the fuse box, opens into the utility area.
Hall (7' 5'' x 10' 4'' (2.26m x 3.15m))
Additional entrance door has outside lights either side and opens into the hall, with wood effect flooring, storage heater and doors to the kitchen and lounge, stairs to the first floor.
Kitchen (15' 4'' x 10' 10'' (4.67m x 3.30m))
Fitted with a range of wall and base units with worktop over, inset stainless steel one a a half bowl sink unit with drainer and mixer tap, tiled splashbacks, four ring electric hob and two electric ovens. Recessed spotlights, storage heater, windows to front and rear aspects, vinyl tile effect flooring. Doors into the study, hall and utility.
Utility (10' 8'' x 8' 10'' (3.25m x 2.69m))
Fitted with a range of units, wall mounted and full length storage cupboards, also housing a hot water cylinder. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, space for tall fridge freezer. Vinyl tile effect flooring. Door to front aspect and fully glazed door to the rear opening into the garden.
Lounge (15' 3'' x 11' 8'' (4.64m x 3.55m))
Feature brick fireplace with inset wood burner stove. Pendant light plus wall lights. Storage heater. Wood effect flooring. Window to front aspect, double doors opening into the conservatory. Door into the study.
Conservatory (13' 2'' max x 21' 7'' max (4.01m x 6.57m))
'L' shaped room, part brick built with upvc double glazed windows above, double doors into the garden, double polycarbonate roof. Wall and pendant lighting. Wood effect flooring.
Study (7' 2'' x 10' 4'' (2.18m x 3.15m))
Fitted shelving, window overlooking the garden, storage heater.
Bedroom 4 (10' 7'' x 17' 1'' (3.22m x 5.20m))
Two windows to the front aspect. Wall lights. Storage heater. Wood effect flooring. Door to en-suite.
En-Suite (5' 6'' x 17' 1'' (1.68m x 5.20m))
Fitted with a white suite comprising of a panelled bath, concealed cistern w.c, bidet and wash hand basin and a range of fitted units including drawers, shelving and cupboards. To the far end is a wet room area with electric shower. Two heated towel rails, wall lights. Tiled floor, window to rear, extractor fan.
Landing (13' 5'' x 8' 4'' (4.09m x 2.54m))
Galleried landing with window to front aspect. Doors to bedrooms and bathroom. Access to loft. Storage heater.
Bedroom 1 (15' 3'' x 11' 9'' (4.64m x 3.58m))
Dual aspect having windows to front and rear. Storage heater.
Bedroom 2 (7' 3'' x 10' 6'' (2.21m x 3.20m))
Window to front aspect. Storage heater.
Bedroom 3 (8' 11'' x 8' 3'' (2.72m x 2.51m))
Fitted cupboard with double doors and shelving housing the hot water cylinder. Window to rear aspect.
Bathroom (5' 10'' x 11' 1'' (1.78m x 3.38m))
Fitted with a white suite comprising of a panelled bath, concealed cistern w.c and wall mounted wash hand basin and a range of fitted cupboards. Glass shower cubicle with electric shower. Storage heater, wall lights. Amtico flooring, window to rear.
Studio (13' 5'' x 17' 7'' (4.09m x 5.36m))
Situated at the front of the property by the gates. Brick built with a tiled roof. Entrance door, and windows to front and side, ladder style stairs to first floor with windows both side (restricted head room). Electric points however this needs connecting to the main house.
Front Garden And Driveway
Double iron gates give access to a block paved driveway with parking for several vehicles. Abundantly stocked borders, flint wall panning round to the side of the property. At the side of the house there is a gate into the rear garden and there is a further pedestrian gate to the front by the studio.
A stunning large South West facing garden surrounded by imposing 10 ft high flint wall to side and rear and timber fencing to one side. This prize winning garden was featured in Gardeners World magazine. It was completely re-designed by the current owner with wheel chair friendly access of paramount importance to the design. The garden offers a journey through various zoned areas, including a cottage border, winter garden, a formal area for bonsai and a Japanese garden, plus three lawns for the children and dogs! The garden has interest for all seasons and is easily accessible for children, the elderly and disabled.
Tenure - Freehold
Fully double glazed.
Economy 10 electric storage heaters provide central heating. Hot water is heated via an immersion tank.
Local authority is Forest Heath District Council, council tax Band E.
The original walls to the property are of solid brick construction about 9" thick built with a local white brick laid in Flemish bond. During the renovation works a new thermal block inner leaf was built inside the property to form a cavity wall. The total wall thickness now measures about 16".
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