Property of the week: Charming Cottage in the country
A charming detached Grade II Listed cottage on the market with Chapman Stickels for £400k.
By Derek Davis
24th Sep 2022 | Property of the Week
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Set in 0.33 acres of private gardens together with off-road parking and a detached double garage, the Cottage in Water Run, Hitcham, sits among a cluster of similar period properties which are surrounded by farmland.
The property itself probably dates from the early 18th Century and is typical example of its type, where the accommodation is arranged over one and a half storeys.
The central part of the cottage comprises the main sitting room with a focal fireplace, where the more modern brick additions could be removed to reveal the original inglenook – subject to listed building consent.
Further period features include exposed wall and ceiling beams to the ground floor, and rafters and purlins on the first floor, which comprises two bedrooms to each end of the cottage.
To the rear are a series of single storey extensions which probably date from the 1950's. This includes part of the kitchen which is fitted on two walls with numerous hardwood base and eye level units.
The remaining accommodation comprises a rear utility / boot room with shower room with an adjacent garden room. A ground floor bedroom forms part of the original building.
Generous private gardens
Outside, the generous and private gardens are a feature to the property which are chiefly to the rear (east) comprising a large area of lawn defined by established hedging.
Beyond the far eastern hedge is a further secluded area of garden with shed, green house and a dilapidated outhouse which probably dates from when the original cottage was built.
To the front, the cottage is set back in its plot with a front lawn and an adjacent driveway leading to a detached double garage which has power.
Water Run is a hamlet which forms part of Hitcham, which is located some six miles southwest of Stowmarket.
The village benefits from an excellent village store with post office services and medieval All Saints' Church.
Chapman Stickels is a company of independent estate agents established in September 2019, headed by the two founding partners Robert Chapman and Benedict Stickels.