General information May Cottage is a delightful period cottage of timber frame construction under a pan tiled roof with impressive character features throughout. A picket gate opens onto the front garden leading to the front door which is surrounded by climbing honeysuckle. This opens into the sitting room which has a fireplace with a woodburner and an attractive fireplace surround. The adjoining custom built kitchen/breakfast room has quarry tiled flooring and cream painted cottage-style base and eye-level units with a wooden worksurface incorporating a butler sink. Integral appliances include an electric cooker, induction hob, fridge and separate freezer. There are also exposed wall and ceiling timbers, some open studwork and a door onto the rear terrace and garden. The ground floor bathroom, with tongue & groove panelled walls, comprises a white suite with a double ended bath with a shower attachment and further wall mounted electric shower, a wash basin and low level wc.
A turning staircase leads to a charming semi-vaulted master bedroom with impressive exposed floorboards, wall timbers and a brick chimney breast. There are 2 built-in wardrobes as well as a cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and electric boiler. The adjoining double bedroom is currently utilised as a yoga studio and has a bright outlook to the front over the picturesque village scene.
Sitting room 12' 4" x 11' 2" (3.76m x 3.4m)
Kitchen/breakfast room 14' 10" x 7' 7" (4.52m x 2.31m)
Bathroom 8' 8" x 5' 6" (2.64m x 1.68m)
Bedroom one 15' 1" x 13' 7" (4.6m x 4.14m)
Bedroom two 12' 8" x 11' 3" (3.86m x 3.43m)
Outside There is a pretty front garden enclosed by picket fencing. A brick path leads to the front door and there are well stocked flower beds to either side with typical English country cottage plants including roses and irises.
The principal garden lies to the rear with a flagstoned terrace accessed via the kitchen; this is ideal for alfresco dining and barbeques, there is also a tiled log store. Meandering steps lead through colourful flower beds to the lawn which is bordered by further shaped flower beds. There is a seating area at the end of the garden which enjoys a sunny aspect and offers the potential to construct a home office or studio in this position. There is also a small timber framed garden store.
Location Monks Eleigh is a popular and picturesque village which nestles in the Brett Valley and enjoys a vibrant community as well as a good network of countryside walks. Local amenities include a village shop, church and The Swan pub/restaurant. Lavenham is about 3 miles and provides an excellent range of shops, restaurants and pubs. Nearby Hadleigh, Long Melford and Sudbury all provide for further extensive needs including a branch line station from the latter. Colchester is about 16 miles to the south with highly regarded schools and a main-line station to London's Liverpool Street with fast trains to the city taking from 48 minutes. Ipswich is about 15 miles.
Important information Council Tax Band - B
Services - We understand that mains water, drainage and electricity are connected to the property.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - F
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A delightful mid-terrace 2 bedroom cottage with lovely period features and front and rear gardens in the picturesque centre of Monks Eleigh. Previously used as a holiday let cottage.
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