Property of the Week: Beautiful Bridge Cottage
A charming, detached Grade II Listed thatched cottage with private gardens and parking, enjoying wonderful countryside views in Hitcham
By Derek Davis
30th Jul 2022 | Property of the Week
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Nestled within its pretty garden, Bridge Cottage is a prime example of a quintessential English country cottage, boasting many original features in a peaceful setting, accessed via a small bridge over a picturesque brook.
The accommodation has much appeal, starting with the entrance hall with storage and its attractive exposed Suffolk brick floor leading to a stylish family bathroom enjoying a roll top bath and surrounding wood panelling.
The sitting room enjoys a red brick fireplace with an original bread oven featured to one side, a large bressummer above and an attractive log burner.
The cosy dining room also enjoys similar features which leads through to the kitchen with its solid oak worktops and attractive quarry tiled floor. Being at the end of the house, there is a door which opens out onto the garden.
Upstairs, a landing bedroom leading to the main bedroom with dressing area boasting an impressive, vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers throughout, enjoying views over the garden and beyond.
It is worth noting that the straw thatch was restored in 2018. The boiler and oil tank were also replaced in the same year.
Outside, in the beautiful garden, the current owners have created an Al Fresco dining area.
There is a useful outbuilding/workshop with electricity connected and off-road parking.
Hitcham is a popular village with village shop/post office, village hall and parish Church and surrounded by countryside providing some fine country walks. The well served historic village of Lavenham is five miles, while Hadleigh is seven miles.
The A14 trunk road providing access to the ports of Ipswich and Felixstowe and access to the Cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds can be joined at Stowmarket.
Chapman Stickels is a company of independent estate agents established in September 2019, headed by the two founding partners Robert Chapman and Benedict Stickels.