Property of the Week from Chapman Stickels: Wickham is a charming three-bed period cottage
By Derek Davis
14th Jul 2021 | Property of the Week
If you are looking for a new home in the Shotley peninsula area, or just feeling a bit nosey, then look no further than our Property Of The Week features, which will be showcasing the most interesting homes for sale on our Hadleigh Nub News property pages, now being sponsored by estate agents Chapman Sickels.
Charm pours from every nook and cranny at Wickham, a lovely period cottage in Nayland, on the market with Chapman Stickels for £485,000.
From the exposed beams in the spacious lounge, to the farm house-style kitchen and breakfast room, with a separate utility room, Wickham is a warm, embracing home in the heart of the village.
The well-proportioned sitting room has a full height brick fireplace with inset woodburner and many exposed beams and studwork.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with extensive work surfaces, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, and a casement door out to the terrace.
One of the two bedrooms is ensuite, a snug can be swiftly turned into a third bedroom, there is a separate shower room, a sitting and a dining room inside.
To the side of Wickham there is a detached garage/workshop with off road parking in front. The private secluded garden is mainly laid to lawn with a colourful raised flower bed retained by sleepers, while a paved terrace adjoins the kitchen/breakfast room.
Surprisingly, given its character and charm, Wickham is not listed.
Situated close to the primary school and doctors surgery, the property is within easy walking distance of the other village amenities.
Chapman Stickels is a company of independent estate agents established in September 2019, headed by the two founding partners Robert Chapman and Benedict Stickels.
The company's ethos is firmly based on core values – to provide impartial and informed advice on all aspects of residential property, ranging from the marketing and sale of individual village and country houses, development sites, conversions, planning matters and lettings.
Robert and Benedict have lived and worked in Suffolk and north Essex for most of their lives and have 45 years' combined experience within the region, both having previously occupied senior positions in corporate and independent companies. An extensive local knowledge, combined with long-standing and well-regarded reputations, have made the partnership a natural collaboration.
Their personal, client-based approach, which embraces traditional values and media, coupled with a strong focus on digital marketing, is, we believe, a more dynamic solution than a simply online or impersonal digital one. Extensive local knowledge being the key.
Chapman Stickels fully embrace the changing face of the industry and their proactive approach includes a robust, dynamic and broad-based digital marketing campaign – the cornerstone of their ability to service their clientele.
Despite the ongoing economic and political uncertainty, the microclimate of our area remains upbeat, particularly the Shotley peninsula, and Stour Valley in south Suffolk, given its outstanding beauty and its excellent communication links.
Chapman Stickels chose the bustling town of Hadleigh as its centrally placed location to serve its geographical region: South Suffolk and North Essex. Our area is a constant lure to both local and national buyers – particularly from the Home Counties and London.