***two bedroom country cottage*** Wake up to country living to the sounds of the cows mooing in the adjacent field with this delightful rural 120 year old character cottage. The current sellers have enjoyed life here in Brightwell for over 50 years. Get the best of both worlds. Imagine looking out of your bedroom window across your 1/4 acre garden (sts) and countryside fields beyond yet be in Ipswich in about ten minutes with access onto the A12/A14 in under half that time. In the cold winter evenings warm yourself in front of the Calor gas wood-burner whilst watching telly. In summer, enjoy an afternoon cuppa or a glass of wine whilst eating alfresco in the courtyard garden, or the seating areas in the main garden. In spring and autumn enjoy the sun room/conservatory.
The cottage is full of character features, including that Calor gas wood-burner in an inglenook style brick built surround, secret concealed cupboards above the stairs and original pine stable doors with brass fittings. At the same time it is very practical with twin adjacent single garages, driveway parking for at least 6 vehicles and sheds and greenhouses to remain.
We are anticipating a huge level of interest in this home so contact us without delay for a viewing.
Lounge (4.605 x 3.9419 (15'1" x 12'11"))
Feature calor gas woodburner in inglenook surround, side cupboard, stairs to first floor, window and door to front.
Kitchen/Diner (3.9092 x 2.8093 (12'9" x 9'2"))
Selection of pine fitted kitchen units in keeping with the age and the character of the property comprising base drawers, cupboards and eye level units. Work surfaces, 1 1/2 bowl sink unit, tall matching larder cupboard and bottle rack, electric heater, plumbing for washing machine, extractor hood over oven, tiled walls, window to rear and door to rear lobby. This has an additional large walk in pantry cupboard with shelving. In the lobby is a window to side and stable door leading to conservatory.
Conservatory (2.9645 x 2.0077 (9'8" x 6'7"))
Double glazed sun room extension on proper brick base with pitched roof, double french doors opening to courtyard garden at rear and door to side.
Stairs coming up from ground floor with two secret concealed over stairs cupboards, door to sizeable airing cupboard, additional cupboard above that and access to loft space.
Bedroom 1 (3.4054 x 3.1060 (11'2" x 10'2"))
Electric heater, high level over stairs storage cupboard and window to front with views over woodland towards village hall.
En-Suite Dressing Room/Walk In Wardrobe (2.7205 x 1.2804 (8'11" x 4'2"))
With ample clothes hanging space supplied with light.
Bedroom 2 (2.7371 x 2.3803 (8'11" x 7'9"))
Electric heater, window to rear with views over garden and fields.
Shower Room (2.8214 x 2.0901 (9'3" x 6'10"))
Modernised shower room with double size shower cubicle, heated towel rail, W.C., wash hand basin and window to rear.
Enclosed by panel fencing.
Courtyard Garden (6.0531 x 4.3099 (19'10" x 14'1"))
Delightful enclosed west facing courtyard garden benefiting from the sun from lunchtime onwards. It is enclosed by panel fencing, with flower/shrub borders. There is a recently installed 12' x 8' timber shed which may be available by separate negotiation.
Driveway/ Twin Adjacent Single Garages
A gate from the rear of the courtyard garden leads to the access driveway which serves this cottage and the adjacent one. Beyond this driveway the gardens are all individual to this property. It starts with a gravel driveway providing off street parking for up to six vehicles leading to twin adjacent single garages, both supplied with power and light and of breeze block construction.
Backing onto fields the delightful rear gardens of this cottage extend to 1/4 acre (sts). There are lawns, a superb selection of mature, established trees the highlight of which is a magnificent weeping willow tree, set half way down the garden and well away from the house.
There are two sheds, two greenhouses and a fruit cage behind the garage, all to remain. There is a compost area and seating areas, additional fruit tree, a further raised lawn and the gardens have been well maintained by the present vendors.
Additional Details About The Property
Brightwell is a small village between Ipswich and Waldringfield. This property has a sceptic tank for drainage which, as is usual in these circumstances, is shared between the four/five cottages in the terrace. The sceptic tank has recently been emptied and has had work done to it in recent years. Situated in the garden of number 1, it is emptied about three times a year at an average cost of £30 each time per household, making it cheaper than mains sewerage!
There is no mains gas to these properties. The current seller uses bottled calor gas to supply the woodburner in the lounge and the gas hob in the kitchen.
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