Clatter Cottage, Grimstone End, Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2LZ
This outstanding detached 19th century cottage offers comfortable accommodation complemented by well-proportioned gardens. Situated in a quiet lane within this extremely sought-after village within easy striking distance of Bury St Edmunds. Renovated and enhanced in recent years with double glazing, oil central heating, appealing kitchen and en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom. There is ample parking and permission for a cart-lodge.
Clatter Cottage is quintessentially Suffolk with brick elevations beneath a gable tiled roof. The location is ideal with nearby countryside walks and historic village Water Mill. Pakenham is a charming and unspoilt village with a thriving local community and amenities including a village shop/post office, village hall, public house and church. Pakenham is also best known as the “village of two mills” with its working Windmill and Watermill. Bury St Edmunds is approximately 5 miles distant with its excellent range of schooling, shopping and cultural facilities. Ixworth is within a couple of miles and offers excellent village facilities.
The accommodation in summary comprises: lobby / boot room, fitted kitchen, large dining room with log burner, sitting room with garden views (these rooms are easily interchangeable). Landing, partly vaulted master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two further bedrooms, bathroom. Ample parking and lovely gardens.
The accommodation, in full, comprises:
Entrance hall with glazed upper panels to;
DINING/SITTING ROOM: 10’ 8” x 16’ 2” (3.2m x 4.9m). A well-proportioned room with recessed log burner upon a gault brick hearth with substantial bressummer. Radiators, downlighters, door to the sitting room and stairs leading off. Open-plan to;
KITCHEN: 10’ x 10’ 10” (3m x 3.3m). Fitted with a modern and comprehensive range of cupboards and drawers with space and plumbing for a washing machine. Integrated dishwasher, space for cooker, with stainless steel return and matching hood/light. Ample wooden work surface with inset single stainless-steel sink and drainer with centre mixer tap. Tiled returns to the matching wall cupboards, space for upright fridge freezer, radiator and down lighting. Useful under stairs cupboard. Door to the rear lobby.
SITTING ROOM: 15’ 4” x 11’ 6” (4.6m x 3.5m) excluding a deep recess ideal for settee placement. Exposed brick and flint wall with useful full height cupboard for storage. Down lighting. Super garden views through two pairs of French windows which lead to the rear garden via an extensive patio with revetment.
SIDE LOBBY: 5’ 6” x 3’ 11” (1.7m x 1.2m). Stable door leading to the driveway with side window. Area for coat hooks. Downlighters, coir mat.
LANDING: Radiator, loft access, built-in linen cupboard, down lighting.
BEDROOM 1: 16’ 8” x 11’ 9” (5m x 3.6m). Subtracting from these dimensions is the en-suite bathroom. Partly vaulted ceiling with aspects over the rear and side garden. Radiator, exposed flint work to the original rear wall, down lighting.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM: 4’ 8” x 7’ 5” (1.4m x 2.2m). A white suite of corner bath with centre mixer tap and shower attachment, vanity hand basin, WC, heated towel rail, Velux window, down lighting and extractor fan.
BEDROOM 2: 9’ 7” x 11’ 4” (2.9m x 3.4m). Window to the front, radiator, down lighting.
BEDROOM 3: 10’ 10” x 6’ (3.3m x 1.8m). Radiator, window to the front.
BATHROOM: 7’ 11” x 4’ 11” (2.4m x 1.5m). Tiled shower enclosure having direct-feed, pedestal hand basin, WC, heated towel rail, tiled floor, Velux window, down lighting, useful built-in storage shelves, extractor fan.
OUTSIDE: Twin gates lead to the extensive gravel parking and turning area which in turn joins the lawned and enclosed rear garden. Enclosed with close boarded fencing and providing plenty of space for recreation and relaxation. Interspersed young trees and shrubs plants. Planning permission for detached cart-lodge.
DIRECTIONS: From Bury St Edmunds proceed northeast on the A143 towards Ixworth. Upon reaching Ixworth turn right towards Pakenham and the Watermill. Follow the lane into Grimstone End, where the cottage will be found on the right-hand side.
At a glance…
Address: Clatter Cottage, Grimstone End, Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Postcode: IP31 2LZ
Room to extend? Yes
Square footage: 94 m² or 1011.8 ft²
Distance from Bury: 5 miles
Accommodation upgrade potential: Not needed
Via agent on 01284 769694 or Clive Robinson on 07796 271716
Further questions: 01284 769694
Heating: Oil fired central heating.
Windows: Timber double glazed
Special comments: Well worth viewing
Council Tax: Band C
Date on market: March 2018
Local Authority: West Suffolk
Energy Efficiency Rating: D (59)