General information This beautiful cottage offers an excellent mix of modern comforts and old world charm with exposed elements of the timber frame plus impressive brick fireplace with wood burning stove. The rear gardens are designed in a cottage style and has the advantage of an artist studio at the far end with light and electric and offering fantastic views back to the house. This wonderful cottage could be considered an ideal second home or perhaps an excellent opportunity to simply relocate from busy city life and enjoy the steady pace of village life in the Suffolk countryside.
The main front door leads you into a spacious and welcoming dining room with exposed ceiling timbers, brick fireplace and open studwork to one end which in turn leads you into the kitchen/breakfast room which is an ideal space to prepare meals and enjoys views over the gardens via a pair of glazed French doors which lead you out to a patio terrace. There are more exposed timbers to one wall plus wood style flooring. The kitchen area has worksurfaces with a good range of units and drawers surrounding beneath plus further wall mounted units over with space for appliances. There is also a useful storage cupboard which houses the oil fired boiler. Again from the dining room is a door leading you into a beautiful dual aspect sitting room with excellent ceiling height and exposed ceiling and wall timbers plus the man brick fireplace with wood burning stove inset.
A latch door opens and leads you into a wide stairwell rising to the first floor landing with more of the timber frame on show plus useful built in storage/linen cupboard and doors then lead off to all three bedrooms, of which there is a spacious master bedroom suite divided clearly into two zones. You initially walk in to a dressing area with built in shelving, further built in wardrobe and a latch door leads into the en-suite which includes a tiled shower cubicle, a further opening in the studwork from the dressing area leads you into the main body of the bedroom with exposed wall and ceiling timbers and offering a bright and sunny dual aspect. A second double bedroom lies to the front of the house with borrowed light glazing from the hallway plus a window to the front and a number of exposed timbers continuing that character feel throughout the cottage. A good sized third bedroom lies to the rear of the property and enjoys views over the rear garden. The accommodation is concluded with a three piece bathroom on the first floor including recessed bath with shower attachment.
Dining room 13' 1" x 12' 2" (3.99m x 3.71m)
Sitting room 16' 4" x 14' 1" (4.98m x 4.29m)
Kitchen 20' x 6' 5" (6.1m x 1.96m)
Master bedroom 13' 8" x 9' 10" (4.17m x 3m)
Ensuite 7' 3" x 4' 10" max (2.21m x 1.47m)
Bedroom two 11' 4" x 7' 10" (3.45m x 2.39m)
Bedroom three 10' 10" x 6' 8" (3.3m x 2.03m)
Bathroom 8' 1" x 6' 3" max reducing to 3' 10" (2.46m x 1.91m reducing to 1.17m)
The outside The front gardens are set to lawn with a good range of established flower borders and a pathway extending to the front door with storm canopy over.
The rear gardens are considered a key feature with an attractive patio terrace just beyond the kitchen and the remaining gardens then set to lawn with a range of established flower and shrub borders, mature trees and hedging. A pathway extends to the far end of the garden where can be found a useful shed and a detached artist studio with a good level of insulation, power and light. The property also features a garage which can be found located set back from the road at the end of the terrace. There is a right of access leading to the garage which has an up and over door and is set beneath a pitch roof, further personal access to one side of the garage leads to a gate connecting to the rear gardens.
Where? The village of Glemsford is a popular and well served village with a good range of local amenities which include local primary school, hairdressers, doctors, convenience store, public houses, restaurants and is well connected with a local bus service linking to the main market town of Sudbury which has a wider range of amenities and includes a branch rail link through to London Liverpool Street station via Marks Tey. The village is surrounded by some of the areas finest countryside considered ideal for those that like to enjoy walking in the surrounding countryside.
Important information Council Tax Band - D
Services - We understand that mains water, drainage and electricity are connected to the property. There is oil fired central heating.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - Exempt - Grade II Listed
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Little Chequers is a most charming Grade II Listed, thatched, period cottage quietly situated in this no through lane within the historic and well served village of Glemsford which itself is surrounded by some of the area’s best countryside. With its pretty thatched roof, cottage gardens complete with artist’s studio and pink rendered façade Little Chequers offers a surprising amount of space and character once inside.
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