General information Old Well Cottage is a delightful unlisted period property set in glorious gardens of about 1 acre in a pretty hamlet setting.
Believed to date back to 1675, Old Well Cottage originated as part of a row of cottages which subsequently became accommodation for the Land Girls during World War II. Despite its lovely period features including exposed timbers and an inglenook fireplace, this semi-detached property is fortuitously not listed. It is set within a small hamlet not far from the well-served medieval village of Lavenham and has good access for Sudbury and Colchester stations.
The front door opens into a central entrance hall but the main everyday entrance is via the side hallway which opens into the bright and sunny kitchen/breakfast room that has a wonderful outlook over the garden. This part of the house forms part of an extension carried out by the current owners in the past 30 years. There is also a utility room and ground floor shower room leading off the side hall.
The cosy dining room has exposed timbers and a fireplace and adjoins the comprehensively fitted kitchen. The sitting room also has exposed timbers and a fine inglenook fireplace with a woodburner, and this leads into the garden room which is currently used as a study and, again, enjoys a lovely outlook over the garden.
On the first floor, a central landing gives access to the three charming bedrooms, family bathroom and a separate wc.
The outside The established south facing grounds of about 1 acre form a special feature. The property is accessed via a 5 bar gate onto a gravelled parking driveway leading to the double garage with a versatile overflow bedroom/office/gym above with an ensuite wc.
There is a sunny terrace to the rear of the house which gives way to a lawn bordered by well stocked flower and shrub borders as well as a variety of trees including a weeping willow. Typical English country cottage plantings include roses, irises, hostas, lupins, clematis, wisteria, delphiniums, peonies and spring bulbs. At the end of the formal lawn an opening in the trees leads through to a meadow/potential paddock with a small orchard incorporating apple, pear and plum trees. This area, which is large enough for a pony paddock, is fully enclosed by fencing and mixed hedging; it also incorporates a summer house/studio.
To the right hand side of the driveway is a further delightful garden incorporating 2 shallow ponds, some picket fencing, further flower beds and an attractive selection of shrubs and trees. Owing to recent planning consents along Powney Street, it would indicate this side of the garden may have planning potential for a further dwelling/s but this would clearly be subject to planning. As it is, Old Well Cottage is a truly charming home with glorious and generous grounds, ideal for those who love gardening, have young children and/or pets.
Location Milden is a small and peaceful village surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside about 3.5 miles from the medieval village of Lavenham and about 4.5 miles from Sudbury. Local amenities include St Peter's Church and a popular cricket club with outstanding views over the Brett Valley from the cricket field, there is also an excellent network of countryside walks. Lavenham offers an excellent selection of restaurants, pubs and shops as does the market town of Sudbury with supermarkets, schools and a branch line station connecting at Marks Tey onto the mainline for London Liverpool Street. Colchester is about 18 miles and Ipswich is about 15.5 miles, both with extensive amenities including highly regarded schools and mainline stations.
Important information Council Tax Band - C
Services - We understand that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. There is oil fired central heating and private drainage.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC - F
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A delightful unlisted period cottage set in glorious grounds of about 1 acre with a double garage & studio above in a peaceful hamlet setting close to Lavenham.
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