Offered with NO CHAIN, the property is located within the SOUGHT AFTER and PRIVATE RURAL position of Burgate Great Green and Common - you will find this PICTURESQUE and QUINTESSENTIAL GRADE II LISTED thatched DETACHED cottage, steeped with CHARACTER and CHARM. Externally the property benefits from wonderful private and manicured gardens, along with a country kitchen garden, and detached OUTBUILDING. The property makes the most of its OPEN FIELD VIEWS to the rear, and GREEN ASPECT to the front - where you will often find horses grazing. Internally the cottage offers a kitchen/breakfast room with separate UTILITY, a well fitted family bathroom, TWO RECEPTION ROOMS with the sitting room benefiting from a WOOD BURNER, as well as a study room accessed from the garden. On the first floor there are TWO BEDROOMS and a CLOAKROOM with the main bedroom accessed off the smaller one. The accommodation could easily be used as a three bedroom property if required.
LOCATION Burgate is a small and quiet rural hamlet on the edge of the popular and attractive village of Wortham within a gently rolling area of north Suffolk offering an idyllic rural lifestyle but also with good access to amenities. The village itself has a shop and tea room and primary school and the nearby villages of Botesdale and Rickinghall offer local shopping, schooling and medical facilities. The historic town of Bury St Edmunds lies some 11 miles away via the A143, allowing connections to the A14 which leads to the Midlands and main motorway network. Around 7 miles to the north is the market town of Diss which provides extensive local and national shopping, schooling of all levels, sporting and recreational facilities, including rugby, cricket and football clubs, along with an 18 hole golf course. Diss has a mainline rail station providing regular commuter services to Norwich and London Liverpool Street.
DIRECTIONS You may wish to use your Sat-Nav (IP22 1QL), but to help....From Diss joining with the A143 and heading south west towards Bury St Edmunds. Pass through the village of Wortham and take the left hand turning onto Shepherds Lane. The property can be found on the left hand side at the start of the Common Land with access onto the private driveway.
AGENTS NOTE Buyers are advised that the property is Grade II listed and thatched in part, with private septic tank drainage and oil fired central heating. There is legal right of access to the property over the initial part of the common land.
Access is provided over common land to front, with private shingled gated driveway and predestrian access onto front garden with pathway leading to main entrance door.
Entrance door to:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13' 9" x 9' 9" (4.19m x 2.97m) Fitted range of base level units with solid wood work surfaces and inset sink and drainer unit with mixer tap tiled splash backs, space for Range Style electric or gas cooker mand extractor fan over, space for fridge/freezer, space for breakfast table, tiled flooring, radiator, window to front, window to rear, cloaks storage space, smooth ceiling with recessed spotlights and exposed timber beams, opening to:
UTILITY ROOM 9' 3" x 5' 7" Max (2.82m x 1.7m) Complementary rolled edge work surfaces, tiled splash backs, space for fridge/freezer, space for dishwasher, space for washing machine, tiled flooring, window to rear, thermostat heating control, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams and loft access hatch, door to:
FAMILY BATHROOM 9' 3" x 7' 4" (2.82m x 2.24m) Four piece suite comprising low level W.C with hidden cistern, hand wash basin set within vanity unit and mixer tap over, panelled bath with mixer tap, double shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower and glazed shower screen, tiled splash backs, wall mounted vanity mirror with lighting, tiled flooring, radiator, heated towel rail, window to front, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams.
SITTING ROOM 14' 7" x 12' 6" (4.44m x 3.81m) Cast iron wood burner with tiled hearth and timber beam, tiled flooring, radiator, window to front, window to rear, door to front, television and telephone points, smooth coved ceiling with exposed timber beams, door to:
DINING ROOM 14' 2" x 9' 3" (4.32m x 2.82m) Tiled flooring, radiator, window to front, stairs to first floor landing, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams.
STAIRS TO FIRST FLOOR LANDING Wood flooring, opening to:
BEDROOM 10' 2" x 9' 5" Max (Some Restricted Height) (3.1m x 2.87m) Wood flooring, radiator, window to front, smooth ceiling, door to:
CLOAKROOM Two piece suite comprising low level W.C, pedestal hand wash basin, tiled splash backs, wood flooring, radiator, window to side, smooth ceiling.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 15' 4" x 13' 8" (Some Restricted Height)(4.67m x 4.17m) Wood flooring, radiator, window to front, window to side, built-in storage cupboard, built-in wardrobe, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams.
STUDY 12' 1" x 7' 4" (3.68m x 2.24m) Fitted carpet, window to front, smooth ceiling.
OUTSIDE The property benefits from a private front garden enclosed with mature hedging with a vast array of planted borders, shrubs and fruit trees. A timber garden shed, summer house and Wendy house can also be found whilst to the side shingled access leads to the driveway and private vegetable garden as well as the detached timber built outbuilding, and polytunnel for the avid garden and those seeking "The Good Life". The oil fired central heating boiler is also located to the rear of the house externally.
GARAGE/WORKSHOP 15' 7" x 9' 7" (4.75m x 2.92m) This newly constructed timber building with power and lighting ready to be used for alternative accomodation if required and subject to correct planning permissions, with window to side, window to rear, door to side and storage above.