ENTRANCE HALL, OPEN PLAN SITTING/DINING AREA, KITCHEN, STUDY, UTILITY ROOM/SHOWER ROOM, BATHROOM, FIRST FLOOR/LANDING, TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS, OIL FIRED HEATING, DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS, FRONT, SIDE AND REAR GARDENS, SUMMER HOUSE, DRIVEWAY, DETACHED GARAGE, THE SELLER IS CHAIN FREE
Blacksmiths Cottage is a Beautiful, unlisted Detached Suffolk Flint Cottage which has been lovingly restored and maintained to a very high standard by the owner retaining many period features, whilst enjoying an airy, open plan layout with a south facing aspect which allows light to pour in.
The property is positioned side on to the road and is enveloped by a combination of brick and flint walls as well as fencing. These features create complete privacy and an element of secrecy to the house and gardens which is one of the reasons the owner bought the property more than 25 years ago.
As you step through the handmade gate you are greeted by a green oasis and will not be surprised to know a horticulturist lives here. The garden is filled with a variety of plants which together offer year-round interest and is a haven for wildlife. The layout takes your eye around the garden to the hand-built summer house with its Japanese influence design. A charming tiled path leads to the main entrance where upon going inside you are greeted by an airy open plan space which oozes charm and character, complimented by contemporary decoration. Period features include a large inglenook fireplace, original blacksmith's hooks on the walls, handmade oak Suffolk latch doors, an oak window seat and exposed beams.
The six south facing windows make the house bright and sunny and also provide fantastic views of the beautiful garden. This house offers a rare combination of a very pretty exterior with a light, airy interior which is finished to a high quality throughout, impeccable attention to detail and a fabulous garden to match.
ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES -
Main Entrance from front garden
Open Plan Sitting/Dining area
Sitting Room - 12'2" x 11'6" With bay window overlooking the garden, oak window seat with storage underneath, handmade oak wall shelves, brick fireplace housing multi fuel wood burner, radiator, exposed beams, wall lights, TV point, hard wired network, oak floor & skirting.
Dining Room - 12'7" x 11'6" With bay window overlooking the garden, two radiators, inglenook fireplace, wall lights, under stairs coat cupboard, further storage cupboard, exposed beams, oak floor & skirting, door leading to Study and opening to Kitchen.
Study - 9' x 7'5" With window overlooking the garden, fitted storage cupboard, spot lights, telephone point, radiator, door to utility.
Utility Room/Shower Room - With walk in power shower, door to the kitchen garden, tiled floor, extractor fan, window to the side aspect, butler sink, fitted storage cupboard, housing boiler, storage shelves, fully tiled walls, plumbing for washing machine, access to loft space with power and light connected.
Kitchen - 12'3" x 6'2" Fitted with a contemporary range of base and eye level units. Pan drawers with Italian oak preparation work top surfaces over, fitted sink, John Lewis dual fuel range cooker, fitted Smeg extractor hood, window to the rear aspect, recessed ceiling lights, Velux window to the rear aspect and opening to back hallway.
Entrance Hall - External door to back/walled kitchen garden, tiled floor, oak staircase to the first floor, door to bathroom.
Bathroom - Suite comprising P shape bath with power shower over and glass shower screen, counter top basin with wall mounted taps, low level WC, heated towel radiator, fitted wall cabinet, window to the rear aspect, tiled floor, Italian mosaic feature wall with remaining walls tiled with Spanish white rippled tiles, recessed ceiling lights, shelved storage cupboard housing water softener.
First Floor/Landing - Spacious galleried landing with oak balustrade, floor & skirting, exposed beams, recessed ceiling lights, window overlooking garden, radiator.
Bedroom One - 12'5" x 10'1" With window overlooking the garden, inset ceiling lights, eaves storage cupboards, range of fitted cupboards, radiator.
Bedroom Two - 12'3" x 7'5" With window overlooking the garden, exposed beams, inset ceiling lights, radiator, fitted single wardrobe.
Outside - The delightful and private garden is a wonderful feature of this property and has a paved dining area, lawn and plant filled flower beds, established shrubs and trees including flowering varieties such as Lilac and Kolkwitzia. The hand-built Summerhouse measures
9' x 9' and is fully insulated with UPVC Double Glazed windows to the sight and front aspects, power/heating and ambient lighting under the eaves. There is a micro drip watering system fitted which the owner uses for the potted plant collection. To the side is a large wood store and to the rear a walled/kitchen garden with raised herb and flower bed, an outside power socket and water tap. There are two gates to allow pedestrian access to/from the road and driveway for both back and front gardens. The driveway leads to a Detached single garage with electric up and over garage door, power and light connected and personal door in to the garden.
Surrounding Area - Stanton which is situated North - East of Bury St. Edmunds offers a number of amenities and is a fabulous spot for food lovers. In the village you will find Hillcrest with its butchers, deli, café & garden centre; Wyken Vineyard with its restaurant, shop and café and farmer's market every Saturday which has been voted one the top ten farmer's market in the country. There is also a Post Office, petrol station, two doctor's surgeries and a Village Store. Wooster's which bakes possibly the best sourdough in their region is just over 1 mile away.