Property of the Week: Charming Old Post Office cottage in Hitcham
Unique period cottage The Old Post Office is on offer from estate agents Chapman Stickels offers in excess of £350,000, down from the previous price of £369k
By Derek Davis
18th Aug 2022 | Property of the Week
If you are looking for a new home on or near the Shotley peninsula, then look no further than our Property Of The Week features, which showcase the most interesting homes for sale on our Peninsula Nub News property pages, now being sponsored by estate agents Chapman Sickels.
This week's outstanding home on offer is this charming and well-presented cottage with parking and private gardens giving far-reaching rural views, on the market with Chapman Stickels offers in excess of £350,000, down from the previous price of £369k.
Located in the centre of Hitcham, The Old Post Office is a charming and unique period cottage, according to its Grade II listing dates from the 17th Century.
The original part is straw thatched, with a later addition to the east, which is probably early Victorian.
The accommodation has much appeal, with the kitchen / breakfast room, sitting room and dining room all being open plan.
Numerous period features are evident which includes exposed wall and ceiling timbers on both floors, and a functioning open fire to the sitting room. Unlike some other cottages of its ilk, the accommodation is both spacious and bright – particularly on the ground floor where there are numerous casement windows.
The first floor provides a 'useable' open landing area such as a dressing room.
The remaining first floor accommodation provides two, well-proportioned bedrooms with an ensuite shower room to the main bedroom.
Outside, the property offers an enclosed and private courtyard garden to the south.
To the north is the driveway providing space for two cars, which in turn leads onto an area of lawn with patio area to the southwest giving wonderful, far-reaching views over undulating countryside.
Close to the market town of Hadleigh, 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 5 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, the latter also providing a commuter rail service.
The county towns of Ipswich and Colchester are 15 miles and 20 miles respectively.
Chapman Stickels is a company of independent estate agents established in September 2019, headed by the two founding partners Robert Chapman and Benedict Stickels.