1 Micklemere, Mill Road, Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2NB
1 Micklemere is a handsome semi-detached period house of Victorian origins occupying an idyllic situation amidst this picturesque and convenient village with its famous Water Mill and Windmill. The backdrop is simply stunning being that of protected water meadows known as ‘Mickle Mere’, seamlessly joining the rich agricultural land beyond. The area covers approximately 17 hectares of nature reserve managed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. The area is rich in wildfowl including lapwings, kestrels, little egrets, reed buntings as well as voles and otters.
The property has gault brick elevations with flushwork flint panels around the original fenestration but now with replacement ‘woodgrain’ uPVC windows with double glazed sealed units within. The gable slate roof now has a dissecting gable wing extension to the rear and adjoining single storey extension affording garage and extended accommodation within. A brick chimney shaft adorns the gable-end finished with a clay pot. Sapling hedge to the fore with gates leading to the ample parking / turning area and adjacent former stable now fitted with garage door, ideal for storage.
Internally, the property offers; entrance hall, laundry/shower room, kitchen with breakfast area, large formal dining room with bi-fold doors to the rear, sitting room with log burner, exposed ceiling joists, and study area. First floor landing, master bedroom with super views and a well-appointed en-suite, two further double bedrooms.
THE ACCOMMODATION, IN FULL, COMPRISES:
Substantial oak stable door with centre glazed panel leading to the;
ENTRANCE HALL: 5’ 4” x 16’ 4” (1.6m x 4.9m). Tiled floor with inset mat, radiator, area for coats stand, downlighting and hall return via two steps leading to the stairwell. Door to the sitting room.
CLOAKROOM / SHOWER ROOM / UTILITY: 10’ 11” x 7’ 3” (3.3m x 2.2m). Very well planned and finished with 1700mm walk-in shower being direct-feed, tiled walls, useful shelf, finished with a glass screen. WC and vanity hand basin. Ample work surface having space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer beneath. Tall cupboard with water softener. Tiled floor, heated towel rail, window to front.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM: Being ‘L’ shaped. The KITCHEN AREA measures 12’ 10” x 9’ 9” (3.9m x 2.9m) having spectacular views of Mickle Mere. A modern fitted kitchen with drawers, cupboards and two pan drawer refrigerator unit. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Integrated fan-assisted double oven with cupboards above and below. 1 ½ bowl sink and drainer with centre mixer tap- with possibly one of the finest views in Suffolk. Adjacent gas hob (private supply) with matching stainless steel and glass hood / light. The worksurface and upstands are finished in oak, wall mounted glazed cabinet. Brick fireplace with retained period stove having pamment hearth and kindling store beneath. Downlighting and tiled floor.
The BREAKFAST AREA measures 7’ x 5’ 10” (2.1m x 1.7m). Open plan with the kitchen providing an appealing informal breakfast area.
Arch from the kitchen leading to the DINING ROOM: 18’ x 11’ 5” (5.4m x 3.5m). A well-proportioned and bright room with Mere views through bi-fold doors and separate glazed door leading to the rear hard landscaped garden. Downlighting, loft access. Bamboo finished floor, large walk-in cupboard with a tiled floor. Radiator.
SITTING ROOM: 17’ 11” x 14’ 4” (5.4m x 4.4m). An impressive room with exposed ceiling joists and bridging beams being complemented by the timber window lintels. Radiator. The focal point of this comfortable room is the wood burning stove- recently installed, within the former fireplace recess having a slate hearth. A bright room with a double aspect completed by an engineered oak floor. Useful recess for furniture standing and a small study which leads off.
STUDY: 5’ 10” x 6’ 3” (1.7m x 1.9m). Radiator. Internal window through to the breakfast area.
Staircase, with under stairs cupboard, passing the gable end window to the LANDING with radiator.
BEDROOM 1: 9’ 11” x 10’ 11” (3m x 3.3m). Views to be appreciated, radiator, loft access.
EN-SUITE SHOWER: 7’ 5” x 7’ 1” (2.2m x 2.1m). 1700mm curved glass screen to the walk-in shower being direct-feed, tiled with a useful shelf, extractor fans, downlighting, drying area with wooden duckboard. Adjacent heated towel rail. Vanity hand basin, further heated towel rail, WC and additional vanity hand basin. Mirror fronted wall cabinets with pelmet down lighting, tiled floor and walls, exposed ceiling joists, shaver socket.
BEDROOM 2: 10’ 2” x 12’ (3.1m x 3.6m). Radiator, window to the front.
BEDROOM 3: 10’ x 15’ 3” (3m x 4.6m) narrowing to 6’ 4” (1.9m) at the dressing area. Built-in double wardrobe and single wardrobe, loft access, oak effect floor, closed fireplace.
OUTSIDE: Five bar gate with personal gate leads to the hardstanding / turning area and hence the generous single GARAGE with electric roller door, oil-fired central heating boiler (fitted 2016), with window to the rear.
There is a timber and felt roof former stable with canti-lever action door, painted floor, power and light. A useful storage area or workshop. Adjacent twin oil tanks leading to the gravelled rear garden. Outside light.
The rear garden, which is easily maintained, enjoys stunning views and is laid with stones having weaving paths and sleeper edged raised beds. A great entertaining area which is ripe for enhancement to one’s own preferences.
DIRECTIONS: Easiest to turn right off the A143 when approaching the roundabout at Ixworth from the south. The turning signposts the Water Mill and Pakenham, not the first Pakenham sign. The property is approximately one quarter of a mile on the left.
If travelling through Pakenham village turn into Fen Road and carry on until reaching Grimstone End, carry on for approximately a mile and the property is on the right.
At a glance…
|Address:||1 Micklemere, Mill Road, Pakenham, Bury St Edmund, Suffolk|
|Room to extend?||Yes|
|Square footage:||115 sq m 1241 sq ft approx.|
|Distance from Bury:||7 miles.|
|Accommodation upgrade potential:||Not needed|
|Vendors Position:||Moving out of area|
|Viewing arrangements:||Via agent on 01284 769694 or Clive Robinson on 07796 271716|
|Further questions:||01284 769694|
|Heating:||Oil fired serving radiators|
|Windows:||uPVC ’woodgrain’ double glazed|
|Special comments:||Strongly recommended|
|Council Tax:||Band D|
|Date on market:||April 2018|
|Local Authority:||West Suffolk|
|Energy Efficiency Rating:||D (63)|