Guide Price £650,000 - £675,000. Located within the RURAL HAMLET of BROME in close proximity of Diss and Eye and MAINLINE to LONDON is this quintessential PERIOD DETACHED COTTAGE benefiting from a WEALTH of CHARM and CHARACTER and period features throughout. The property is GRADE II LISTED dating back to the 15th Century having been restored to its former glory in the recent past. Externally the property offers GROUNDS EXTENDING TO 1.1 ACRES (stms) with a stunning wildlife pond and open field views to the rear. Internally, the character features are to be found in every room with EXPOSED TIMBERS, INGLENOOK FIREPLACES and WOODEN FLOORING with the accommodation comprising; A reception hall and separate sitting room both with STUNNING FIREPLACES. a kitchen/breakfast room with oil fired range and separate dining room. In addition there are FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMS over two floors and TWO BATHROOMS. The accommodation extends to approximately 1900sq ft (stms).
LOCATION Brome is a pretty but small semi rural village conveniently situated on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and has easy access to the A140 linking to the regional centres of Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Norwich. The local towns of Eye and Diss provide an excellent range of local amenities including doctors' and dentist surgeries as well as local shops and supermarkets. The local school of Mellis has an outstanding Ofsted report and feeds into Hartismere High School. Diss has a mainline railway station with regular service to London Liverpool Street in a journey time of approximately 90 minutes.
DIRECTIONS You may wish to use your Sat-Nav (IP23 8AF) but to help you... Approaching the roundabout at Scole from Ipswich on the A140 take the right hand turn signposted B1118 Stradbroke, Oakley and Hoxne. Turn right again onto Back Lane and at the end of the road turn left entering the village of Brome. The property can then be found on the left hand side, indicated by our For Sale board.
The property is approached from the roadside via a five bar gate onto an extensive shingled front driveway providing off-road parking to the front and side of the house for numerous vehicles. To the front there is also an enclosed front lawned garden with mature shrubs and trees and a range of hedging. You will find a covered entrance porch leading to:
Traditional entrance door to:
RECEPTION HALL 8' 7" x 15' 9" (2.62m x 4.8m) Feature fire place, pamment tiled flooring, radiator, window to rear, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams, doors to:
SITTING ROOM 17' 9" x 15' 9" (5.41m x 4.8m) Cast iron wood burner with tiled hearth and timber beam, wood flooring, radiator x2, window to front, window to side, window to rear, French doors to rear, television and telephone points, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16' 3" x 14' 3 Max." (4.95m x 4.34m) Fitted range of wall and base level units with solid wood work surfaces and inset one and a half bowl ceramic sink and drainer unit with mixer tap, matching up-stands, oil fired range powering central heating system, space for fridge freezer, space for dishwasher, space for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, space for dining table, wood flooring, radiator, window to side, window to rear, built-in storage cupboard, stable door to rear garden, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams, door to:
INNER HALL Tiled flooring, radiator, window to side, stairs to first floor landing, built-in storage cupboard, smooth ceiling
with exposed timber beams, door to:
SHOWER ROOM 7' 9" x 5' 7" (2.36m x 1.7m) Three piece suite comprising high level W.C, hand wash basin set within vanity unit shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled rainfall shower, tiled splash backs, tiled flooring, heated towel rail, window to rear, smooth ceiling with recessed spotlights and exposed timber beams.
DINING ROOM 15' 5" x 15' 0" (4.7m x 4.57m) Feature fire place, tiled flooring, radiator, window to front, window to side, built-in storage cupboard, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams.
STAIRS TO FIRST FLOOR LANDING Wood flooring, radiator x2, window to rear, velux window to rear x2, stairs to second floor bedroom, built-in storage cupboard, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams and loft access hatch, doors to:
DOUBLE BEDROOM 15' 6" x 15' 1" (4.72m x 4.6m) Feature fire place, wood flooring, radiator, window to front, window to side, window to rear, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 10' 9" x 14' 0" (3.28m x 4.27m) Wood flooring, radiator, window to front, smooth ceiling.
FAMILY BATHROOM 8' 5" x 7' 7" (2.57m x 2.31m) Three piece suite comprising high level W.C, wall mounted hand wash basin, free standing rolled top bath, tiled splash backs, tiled flooring, radiator, obscure glazed window to rear, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 12' 11" x 6' 11" (3.94m x 2.11m) Wood flooring, radiator, window to front, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams.
STAIRS TO FOURTH BEDROOM 13' 4" x 11' 0 (Some restricted height)" (4.06m x 3.35m) Stairs go straight into fourth double bedroom. Wood flooring, radiator, window to side, built-in storage cupboard, hand wash basin set within vanity unit, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams.
OUTSIDE REAR To the rear, a stunning garden can be found which is generous in size with the plot extending to approximately 1.1 acres (stms). The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with an abundance of mature shrubs, planting borders, trees and fruit trees with a small orchard. Within the garden you will also find a stunning wildlife pond with decked area and summer house overlooking the water providing a relaxing and tranquil space, offering a beautiful spot to enjoy sunsets on a summer evening. In addition there are various sheds providing useful storage, access to the two outbuildings, a generous paddock and further lawns all benefitting from the open field aspect to the rear.
WORKSHOP 19' 1" x 6' 8" (5.82m x 2.03m) Window to side, power and light.
STORE ROOM 8' 9" x 11' 7" (2.67m x 3.53m) Window to rear x2, power and light.
AGENTS NOTE The property benefits from oil fired central heating powered by the range in the kitchen and is connected to mains drainage. The property is Grade II Listed timber framed and has historic planning permission for the erection of detached cart shed style garage to the rear.