Property of the Week: Four-bed period cottage

An unlisted and beautifully presented cottage combining period charm with contemporary living with gardens, off road parking, and a converted outbuilding

By Derek Davis

12th Jan 2023 | Property of the Week

Horsehoe Cottage Upper Street Layham (Picture: Chapman Stickels)
Horsehoe Cottage Upper Street Layham (Picture: Chapman Stickels)

If you are looking for a new home near the Shotley peninsula, or just looking to see what is out there, then look no further than our Property Of The Week features, which will be showcasing the most interesting homes for sale right now on our Shotley peninsula Nub News property pages, from Chapman Stickels.

This week's outstanding home on offer is an beautifully present period cottage in Layham with far-reaching views on the market with Chapman Stickels for £525k


Discreetly located in the centre of Layham, Horseshoe Cottage comprises a detached four-bedroom period cottage which has much appeal.

The original part probably dates from the early 1800’s which forms the main reception areas, where a central fireplace housing a wood burner divides the living and sitting rooms. 

A much later, single storey addition is to the rear which has significantly extended the previous kitchen into a contemporary and stylish, open-plan kitchen / dining room.

The kitchen is comprehensively fitted with ‘Schuller’ units, quartz work surfaces, ‘Neff appliances and limestone floor tiles with underfloor heating.

The rear dining area offers an abundance of natural light via large Velux windows, full-width tri-folding doors with glazed panel over. 

The first floor provides four bedrooms, which similarly to the entire ground floor offers much natural light via numerous bespoke double-glazed windows.

Much emphasis is to the rear aspect, giving delightful views over adjacent gardens and particularly the Brett Valley beyond. All bedrooms are served by a stylishly fitted family.


The property offers ample off-road parking via shingle front driveway. Adjacent is a detached garage which also incorporates a useful annex / home office, with wood burner and a mezzanine floor over offering extensive storage.

The front garden is generally laid to lawn, where access to one side leads through to the rear garden (south-west) which consists of a sheltered seating area, patio and lawn defined by shrub borders.

The garden offers a good deal of privacy which backs onto neighbouring gardens and the Brett Valley towards Lower Layham.

Set in the village centre, Upper Layham is a small, quaint village located some 1.8 miles from the popular market town of Hadleigh and only 3.5 miles west from the A12. Hadleigh offers a wide range of local amenities including restaurants, pubs, sports facilities, and a wide selection of shops.


Link here for more details about Horseshoe Cottage at Upper Street Layham or to arrange a viewing, contact estate agents Chapman Stickels or call 01473 372 372 or email [email protected]

If you are looking to sell your house contact the valuations team.


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