General information This beautifully maintained Grade II Listed detached cottage is situated on a quiet road on the outskirts of the popular village of Great Maplestead. Thought to date back to 1531 this gorgeous property was once three separate farmworkers cottages, now one generously sized property it offers well proportioned accommodation throughout, a rural setting and a secluded rear garden.
The front entrance door leads into the main reception hall where you are immediately greeted by beautiful inglenook fireplace, exposed beams throughout and traditional brick flooring with doors off. A central hallway provides access to all of the ground floor accommodation. Set to the front of one side of the property is a spacious and bright reception room, currently used as a dining and living area, with inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, exposed beams throughout and a wooden door back into the main entrance hall. Open from the dining room, and set to the rear of the property, is the kitchen/breakfast room which has a hand-crafted country-style kitchen complete with integrated appliances such as a dishwasher, a single bowl sink and drainer and space for electric cooker and fridge or freezer. The breakfast area conveniently overlooks the rear garden before going back into the hallway where you will find access to the garden and a pantry cupboard, currently used as a utility area with plumbing for a washing machine and a further storage cupboard which currently houses a fridge/freezer. Also set of the central hallway is a convenient downstairs shower room benefiting from a shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC, part-tiled walls, shaver point and an extractor fan. The final reception room stretches the length of the house and can be accessed by the central hallway or the main hall. Currently used as a living room, this also includes an open fireplace and double doors leading to the rear garden.
Cottage style stairs leads you to the first floor landing with access to loft, eaves storage and doors off. Bedroom one includes a double aspect to the rear and side, has built-in eaves storage and has exposed beams. Bedroom two is located centrally within the cottage and overlooks the fields to the front. The third bedroom is accessed from bedroom two and would make an ideal nursery or dressing room. The accommodation concludes with the main family bathroom which offers views to the front, panel enclosed bath, wash hand basin and WC (saniflow system).
Entrance hall 15' x 8' 9" (4.57m x 2.67m)
Dining room 16' 3" x 15' (4.95m x 4.57m)
Living room 23' 5" x 10' 3" (7.14m x 3.12m)
Kitchen/breakfast room 15' x 8' 1" (4.57m x 2.46m)
Ground floor shower room 4' 9" x 9' 8" max (1.45m x 2.95m)
Bedroom one 13' 6" x 8' 8" (4.11m x 2.64m)
Bedroom two 12' 2" x 9' 7" (3.71m x 2.92m)
Bedroom three/walk-in wardrobe 11' 9" x 7' (3.58m x 2.13m)
Bathroom 10' x 6' (3.05m x 1.83m)
Outside The property begins with a quaint front garden which on the whole is laid to lawn and bordered by established flower beds and enclosed by a white picket fence with a gate leading to the main entrance door via an orange brick pathway.
The rear garden can be accessed from the main living room, the central hallway or gated side access. There is a workshop and garage. The mature gardens are split into three different areas, the first of which includes a patio seating area, a lawn with a raised flower bed including a retaining brick wall. A few steps lead to the remaining parts of the garden which overlooks countryside to the rear and are bordered by mature trees and shrubs. At the very base of the garden you will find two further garden sheds and a greenhouse, mains power is supplied to the insulated shed and the greenhouse. There is also an external hose tap located at the centre of the garden.
Location Great Maplestead is a small village set between Sudbury and Braintree surrounded by glorious countryside. This popular location includes a range of local footpaths, a church and primary school. The nearby market town of Sudbury is situated on 7 miles away with the larger town of Braintree including a mainline train station is just 9 miles in the other direction.
Important information Council Tax Band - E
Services - We understand that mains electricity is connected to the property. There is a private drainage system. We understand there is oil-fired central heating.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - TBC
Our ref - 55432 SP
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This exquisite Grade II Listed 16th Century cottage is offered for sale with no onward chain and benefits from two/three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room and a charming private garden. There is also a range of exposed beams and brickwork.
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