5 The Pound, Hawstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5NJ
An enchanting, detached, Grade II listed period cottage standing in delightful cottage gardens within this most sought-after and highly regarded village 3 miles south of Bury St Edmunds.
An opportunity not to be missed, rarely available and offering well-presented characterful accommodation.
5 The Pound is of rendered and colour-washed elevations beneath a principal and subsequent gable roof clad in cedar shingles. An axial chimney serves the log burner within the vaulted sitting room complemented by exposed timber framework. The accommodation comprises sitting room, kitchen with dining area, inner hallway, W.C., shower room, two bedrooms and den. Oil fired central heating serving radiators and mains drainage.
The accommodation is tastefully presented with a splendid fitted ‘shaker’ style kitchen incorporating solid wood worksurface, integrated appliances and underfloor heating. Modern tiled shower room- again with underfloor heating. In summary, blending the character of a period cottage with the convenience of modern pre-requisites with the added advantage of living on one level.
Importantly, the outlooks are of the delightful cottage gardens, enjoying both morning and evening sunshine.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:
Half glazed entrance door with mono-pitch canopy over leading to the;
SITTING ROOM: 11’ 8” x 15’ 10” (3.5m x 4.8m) maximum. A splendid red brick fireplace with timber bressumer and quarry tiled hearth on which stands the multi-fuel stove. Fireside cupboards housing the cylinder tank and pump with heater controls. Vaulted ceiling with exposed tie beams, wall plate and rafters. Window to the front cottage garden. Attic/Den access. Door to;
KITCHEN / DINING ROOM: The KITCHEN AREA measuring 6’ x 19’ (1.8m x 5.8m). Comprehensively fitted with a high-quality range of ‘shaker’ style base units comprising cupboards, drawers and pan drawers. Integrated ‘fridge and slim-line dishwasher. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Butler sink with centre mixer tap. Maple worksurface with tiled returns and space for a range cooker (private gas supply) with return mosaic tiling. Tiled floor with electric under-floor heating. Velux window to the north and kitchen sink window to the east overlooking the cottage front garden.
The DINING AREA measures 6’ x 7’ 3” (1.8m x 2.2m). Continuation of the floor tiles with under-floor heating. Broad opening to the sitting room creating a ‘connected’ feel. Hardwood double glazed door with full-height glazed side light to the rear courtyard. Down lighting.
INNER HALLWAY: Exposed ceiling joists, coat hooks area, radiator, loft hatch. Door to;
WC: 4’ 4” x 2’ 8” (1.3m x 0.8m). A white suite with wainscot, tiled floor with under-floor heating, window to the front, exposed ceiling joists.
ADJACENT SHOWER ROOM: Via an oak ledged door. 4’ 6” x 8’ 2” (1.3m x 2.5m). Beautifully finished with broad sink having drawer beneath, centre mixer tap, heated towel rail, glass blockwork screen to the walk-in tiled shower, mixer tap and rain shower head. Downlight/extractor fan.
BEDROOM 1: 8’ 8” x 13’ (2.6m x 3.9m). Radiator, rear garden views.
BEDROOM 2: 8’ 11” x 13’ 4” (2.7m x 4m) maximum. Side garden window, radiator.
OUTSIDE: Twin gates give access to the extensive gravelled parking / turning area with adjacent oil tank. The front garden has raised ‘sleeper’ beds and have provided a wonderful crop of vegetables. Stocked colourful borders all enclosed by mature hedge. To the side of the property is an expanse of lawn with useful shed and greenhouse. A private garden with a sunny aspect and can of course be altered to suit individual preferences- personally, I feel it is enchanting as it is.
Hawstead offers a wonderfully rural environment with numerous footpaths weaving through typical gently undulating Suffolk countryside, all within ten minutes’ drive from Bury St Edmunds and the A14. Of particular note is the village community spirit, clearly illustrated in the short video created by local production company ‘Peninsula Films’ entry into the ‘Suffolk Village of the Year’ competition in 2014, of which Hawstead won the St Edmundsbury and district round. Please see video link, http://www.hawstead-parish-council.co.uk/picture-gallery/ entitled: Hawstead – A special place to live.
At a glance…
|Address:||5 The Pound, Hawstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk|
|Room to extend?||Yes|
|Distance from Bury:||3 miles south of Bury St Edmunds.|
|Accommodation upgrade potential:||Minor, window frames and front door perhaps.|
|Vendors Position:||No chain.|
|Viewing arrangements:||Via agent on 01284 769694 or
Clive Robinson on 07796 271716
|Further questions:||01284 769694|
|Heating:||Oil fired central heating. Electric under-floor heating.|
|Windows:||Softwood casements in the main.|
|Special comments:||Highly recommended|
|Council Tax:||Band C|
|Date on market:||September 2018.|
|Local Authority:||West Suffolk.|
|Energy Efficiency Rating:||NA Grade II listed.|