Spring Cottage, 11 Lidgate Road, Dalham, Newmarket, CB8 8TH
Dalham is one of the most sought-after villages in the area, not only picturesque but also convenient for both Bury and Newmarket. This enchanting and somewhat deceptive cottage is brimming with charm and character, offering well-proportioned elegantly presented accommodation biased towards views of the delightfully sunny and private rear garden.
Nestling within the most attractive street scene is this charming detached cottage with flexible accommodation within a period structure with later additions. Features of note include, the property is not listed, it sits within a conservation area, oil central heating, mains drains, double glazed windows with some secondary glazing, water softener, new consumer unit, fibre broadband in the village, roof was re- slated in 2000.
The accommodation in summary comprises, entrance lobby, sitting room or formal dining room with multi-fuel stove, study / bedroom 3, kitchen with open plan breakfast room, drawing room with garden views, utility, bathroom, rear lobby. First floor, two most appealing double bedrooms. Outside, parking, garage, summerhouse, delightful enclosed gardens, pergola sitting area.
THE ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL:
Substantial brace and ledged door to the;
LOBBY: 4’ 1” x 3’ 7” (1.2m x 1.1m). Side windows and corner shelves. Mullion glazed door to the reception room.
SITTING ROOM: 14’ 6” x 12’ 6” (4.4m x 3.8m). A particularly appealing room with generous headroom beneath the exposed ceiling joists and bridging beams. The focal point of the room is the fireplace with substantial bressumer and brick hearth on which stands the multi-fuel stove with log store to one side. Radiator, coat cupboard recess. Flight of stairs to the first floor with useful under-stairs storage area. Window to the front overlooking the glorious cottage garden.
KITCHEN: 7’ 6” x 8’ 9” (2.3m x 2.6m). Fitted with a range of units comprising cupboards with space for dishwasher, upright fridge freezer and cooker. Twin enamelled sinks with centre mixer tap, tiled work surface, useful shelves, lovely garden views. The kitchen enjoys an airy feel by way of the vaulted ceiling. Broad opening to;
DINING AREA: 8’ 1” x 10’ 4” (2.4m x 3.1m). Radiator. Enjoying garden views. Opening to;
DRAWING ROOM: 14’ 8” x 13’ 10” (4.4m x 4.2m). A well-proportioned room indeed with a double aspect providing for plenty of light whilst enjoying views over the rear and side gardens. Wall light points, radiators, door to side. External door to side.
REAR LOBBY: 7’ 4” x 7’ 10” (2.2m x 2.4m). A very useful area for the washing machine and ancillary appliances. Fitted double cupboard housing the pre-lagged cylinder tank and waters softener with a useful cupboard above. Radiator, tiled floor, wall mounted consumer unit.
BOOT ROOM: 4’ 10” x 4’ 4” (1.4m x 1.3m). Space for upright fridge freezer, floor mounted oil-fired central heating boiler with wall mounted controls. Window, door to the front drive. Tiled floor.
BATHROOM: 7’ 6” x 6’ 10” (2.3m x 2m). Very well appointed with a white suite of panelled bath with centre mixer tap and shower over with glass screen. Vanity hand basin with plentiful storage cupboards. WC with concealed cistern. Heated towel rail, wall tiling and tiled floor. Down lighting.
BEDROOM 3 / STUDY: 8’ 1” x 14’ 4” (2.4m x 4.3m). A twin aspect room. Wall lights, radiator.
Stairs to the landing with opening to;
BEDROOM 1: 8’ 9” x 13’ 7” (2.6m x 4.1m) to 1m eave. Side and rear windows, wardrobe recess and plentiful shelved storage. Wall light points.
BEDROOM 2: 8’ 3” x 12’ 2” (2.5m x 3.7m) to 1m eaves, excluding large recess to the gable end with window. Open gallery to the staircase with exposed purlins and rafters. Velux window to the rear. Storage cupboard, wall light points. Could easily be partitioned to add a greater level of privacy.
OUTSIDE: Cottage front garden with an abundance of plants and flowers, stepping stone pathway and small gravelled areas- simply gorgeous. Driveway, which could be extended leads to the sectional single garage. Side gate leads past the pergola and seating area with a view of the lawned garden and ancient low brick and flint wall enjoying a glimpse of next door’s aspirational garden. Stocked borders and at the far end a Victorian outhouse, of brick and flint construction with a pantiled roof affording space for garden tools and workshop. Further tool shed. Mature apple tree, vegetable plot and adjacent greenhouse. Insulated and lined summerhouse with a multitude of uses.
There is a local bus stop by the Public House to Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds.
At a glance…
|Address:||Spring Cottage, 11 Lidgate Road, Dalham, Newmarket|
|Bedrooms:||Two first floor, one ground floor|
|Room to extend?||Yes|
|Square footage:||111 m² or 1195 ft²|
|Distance from:||Newmarket 5.8 miles
Bury St Edmunds 11 miles
|Accommodation upgrade potential:||To taste|
|Vendors Position:||Moving in to Bury|
|Viewing arrangements:||Via agent on 01284 769694 or Clive Robinson on 07796 271716|
|Further questions:||01284 769694|
|Heating:||Oil fired serving radiators|
|Windows:||Timber double glazed casements|
|Special comments:||A rarity and highly recommended|
|Council Tax:||Band F|
|Date on market:||September 2018|
|Local Authority:||Forest Heath|
|Energy Efficiency Rating:||F (31)|