Guide Price £410,000

Falkenham, Suffolk, IP10 0QY

  • Bedrooms

    bedrooms
    3
  • Bathroom

    bathrooms
    2

General information

Where?

Falkenham is a rural village not far from the River Deben and within easy striking distance of Felixstowe and with Martlesham, Woodbridge and Ipswich somewhat further afield.

There are good opportunities to play sport in the surrounding area with a number of clubs catering for a variety of interests and sailing can be enjoyed, either offshore or on the tidal rivers Deben, Alde and Orwell.

There is a primary school at Bucklesham and at Trimley with an Academy in Felixstowe, with further schools for students of all ages in Kesgrave, Ipswich and Woodbridge.

The property

Fishers Cottage is a delightful timber framed Grade II listed property, which is thought to date in part, from the early 16th Century. It is set back from the road in the centre of the village only a very short distance from St Ethelbert's Church.

The listing refers to the property as being a former Hall House which would have had accommodation all on the ground floor rising to the underside of the roof. A first floor was added, possibly in the 17th Century and a further dramatic alteration took place in 2002 when a wonderfully sympathetic extension was added at the rear.

The property has rendered and painted elevations, now beneath a steeply pitched tiled roof, which in earlier years would have been covered in thatch. There is ample evidence that the timber framing was in the original structure with a massive inglenook fireplace found in the Sitting Room. Unusually Fishers Cottage also has two bread ovens, each associated with one of the two prominent chimneys.

One of the other attributes of the property is the garden which has been thoughtfully landscaped and includes a variety of plants as well as a greenhouse, vegetable and soft fruit cage, herb garden, fruit trees and an area for the owners chickens. There is a garage and various sheds as well as a timber building which has been used as a home office.

Porch

Entrance hall

Sitting room 14' 10" x 10' 1" (4.52m x 3.07m)

Shower room

Lobby

Kitchen/breakfast room 18' 0" x 15' 0" (5.49m x 4.57m)

Hall

Cloakroom

Study 12' 10" x 6' 5" (3.91m x 1.96m)

Utility room

Master bedroom 20' 11" x 9' 0" (6.38m x 2.74m)

Dressing area

Bedroom two 16' 4" x 9' 6" (4.98m x 2.9m)

Bedroom three 9' 8" x 6' 7" (2.95m x 2.01m)

Bathroom

The outside

The garden is a most attractive element of the property having been thoughtfully planted over the years. There is a fence and hedge along the front boundary with a rose arch above one of the two pedestrian entrances, the other with box hedging and bay trees beside the path leading to the front door. There is a lawn with shrubs and young trees enclosed by hedging, an interwoven fence and a further lawn across the front of the property with a central bed enclosed by picket fencing with rosemary, bay and herbs.

The lawn beyond the path which leads to the back door has topiaried holly and yew bushes and varigated euonymus hedging forms around a circular bed. A small pond is sited to one corner shaded by a ceanothus with a further ceanothus alongside a fig tree. Clematis and wisteria are planted beside one of the gables and a path leads down past the side of the house with an area for vegetables alongside and behind the greenhouse. Paved patio behind the house and a path continue down to the end of the garden flanked by grass and by a well-stocked shrub border.

To one side there is a cage for vegetables and soft fruits, an area to one corner for chickens with young fruit trees on the opposite side. The garage is built on a brick plinth clad in timber beneath a pantiled roof. It is approached by double entrance doors with a painted concrete floor, window to one side, light and power connections, shelving and access to a loft storage area above. There is further space for parking on the gravel drive which is approached by double entrance gates. Beyond the gates there is a short section of drive, over which this property has the benefit of a right of way, leading onto Falkenham Road.

Other buildings

Lean-to workshop with light and power connected and a top hung casement window. The building is clad in timber beneath a corrugated roof. Adjoining the garage there is a brick and pantiled garden store with light and power connections and high level shelving. The log store is built to one end. There is an aluminium framed span roof greenhouse with a paved base, again with light and power connected. A timber summerhouse beneath a felt roof with a paved area in front. Further timber garden shed and an oil tank screened by trellis fencing. At the end of the garden there is a timber and felt roofed garden store with side windows, double entrance doors, light and power connected and a further timber and felt roofed building which has been used as a home office with ample power points, provision for an internet connection, lighting and a carpet.

Important information

We understand that mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Heating is part under floor and part by radiators. Hot water from the Potterton Statesman Flowsure oil boiler.

Tenure - Freehold. Council tax band D.

Exempt from EPC rating as Listed.

Property summary

A delightful and sympathetically extended Grade II listed property of real character set in a mature garden with garage and outbuildings.

Features

  • Grade II Listed
  • Former hall house
  • Thought to date back to 16th century
  • Timber framed construction
  • Sympathetically restored in 2002
  • Inglenook fireplace
  • Two bread ovens
  • Close to St. Ethelburt's church

Floor plan

Map

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