General information A beautifully presented and quietly situated red brick fronted period home in a Queen Anne style design offering an attractive blend of rural living with the advantage of being within easy reach of local village amenities and commuter links.
Rookwoods Cottage is an impressive, extended Grade II Listed period home. The original part is timber frame construction with a red brick façade with a later 1990's addition offering four double bedrooms plus bathroom and en-suite to the master bedroom. The ground floor accommodation includes a sitting room, separate dining room and a garden room addition, plus a kitchen with separate utility and a useful cloakroom. All this set within a quiet and desirable plot at the periphery of the village presenting a wonderful blend of countryside living whilst offering easy access to local village amenities in Sible Hedingham and Castle Hedingham.
This attractive character home is briefly composed of a part glazed door into the main entrance hall which divides the original building from the early 1990's extension. From the entrance hall you are led into the main sitting room set to the front of the property as well as the kitchen to the rear with utility plus a separate cloakroom and stairs rising to the first floor.
The main sitting room is set to the front of the house and spans the full width of the cottage. It is a spacious room offering great flexibility which can easily be divided into more than one area with parquet flooring and door to rear garden. Having a triple aspect with attractive views across the gardens, there is a centrally set feature fireplace with brick surround and hearth plus wooden mantel. From the sitting room a door leads you into a dining room which is set in the extended part of the property offering a dual aspect with glazed doors connecting to the garden room addition which takes full advantage of views across the gardens and paddocks beyond. The kitchen is accessed from either the entrance hall or the dining room and is fashioned in a hand-made cottage style with work surfaces either side with a good range of storage cupboards above and below. There is a one and a half bowl sink, drainer and mixer tap inset in front of the window overlooking the garden and paddocks plus tiled floor which continues into the utility room where there is an inset Belfast sink and spaces for appliances. The utility room also offers further storage and an additional access to the outside. The ground floor accommodation is then concluded with a useful cloakroom situated off the entrance hall and consists of a wash hand basin and WC.
Stairs rise to the first floor landing which provides access to all four bedrooms plus the family bathroom. The master bedroom is set to the rear of the property and enjoys rolling countryside and paddock views together with a three-piece en-suite bathroom. Bedroom two is also set to the rear and enjoys the same views, and bedrooms three and four are found set to the front overlooking the front garden and an area of woodland.
Outside Set at the end of a no through road and fronting onto an area of woodland, the general plot and situation is a key feature of Rookwoods Cottage.
The gardens wrap around Rookwoods Cottage offering various areas of interest and backs onto paddocks with further countryside beyond. The gardens are well stocked and enjoy a variety of mature and well-established borders providing year-round interest and a haven for wildlife. There is a separate workshop/shed set to the rear of the plot which offers excellent potential to become a dedicated office space.
Location The village of Sible Hedingham offers a good range of local amenities including primary and secondary schools, public house and various shops, post office and convenience store. There are also a number of private schools nearby at Gosfield, Felsted and Stoke-by-Clare.
The market towns of Halstead and Sudbury are within easy reach offering a wider range of shopping and leisure facilities and for those looking to commute to London there are mainline stations at Witham and Kelvedon with branch rail links from both Braintree and Sudbury.
Important information Council Tax Band - D
Services - We understand that mains water and electricity are connected to the property. It is on a private drainage system and has oil central heating.
Tenure - Freehold
Our ref - OJG
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A beautifully presented and quietly situated red brick fronted period home in the Queen Anne style design offering an attractive blend of rural living with the benefit of being within easy reach of local village amenities and commuter links.
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