Rougham, Bury St. Edmunds
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- Extended and updated, this late Victorian/Edwardian cottage is immaculately presented throughout
- Well-appointed kitchen / breakfast room opens up to a pleasing circular flow of interconnecting spaces
- Sitting room / snug with wood burning stove, dining room / study & conservatory
- Ground floor wet room & family bathroom
- Desirable, secluded edge-of-village location close to historic Bury St. Edmunds for rail & road commuting
- Grounds provide a pleasing degree of privacy and include a summerhouse & outdoor store
- Gravel driveway with extensive parking & separate pedestrian entrance gate
- *Blinds and curtains fitted throughout & fully-furnished with garage retained for landlord’s storage use*
- *Good news; pet friendly landlord!*
HOMELY SEMI-RURAL COTTAGE LIVING, FULLY FURNISHED & WITH SHORT-TERM LETTING AVAILABILITY
Nestled in a semi-rural idyll, Oak Cottage is a three bedroom property in a secluded central position. Extended and updated in recent years the property has a pleasing circular flow to the interconnecting principal ground floor rooms with the benefit of a ground floor wet room. The bedrooms are all vaulted and of good proportions.
The private grounds provide an excellent degree of seclusion and privacy, incorporating a gravel driveway with ample vehicular parking. Expanses of lawn comprise a sun terrace with seating and a summerhouse. Outdoor stores. There is an attractive neighbouring copse that stretches the length of one boundary.
Oak Cottage is situated on the edge of a sought after rural village enveloped by Rougham Hall Estate Farm. Well-located – three miles east of Bury St. Edmunds and three miles south of Thurston station – for commuter rail links to London Liverpool Street and A14 access to the M11. This thriving village consists of a public house – The Bennet Arms – post office with shop, primary school and St. Mary’s Church. Nearby is the vast 16th century thatched Blackthorpe Barn (a crafts space and art gallery) and Ravenwood Hall Hotel.. The surrounding countryside is ideal for a variety of country pursuits.
Oak Cottage is built in the traditional late Victorian / Edwardian cottage vernacular behind a red brick façade with tiled roofline and two chimney gable ends. The updated interiors retain their period charm and the versatile accommodation measures approximately 1,365 sq ft (126.8 sq m). Ideally suited for relocating professionals and families keen to find a local base and those in a sales chain and in need of temporary accommodation – all who seek the country living idyll.
Entrance Hall - An inviting entrance hall with vestibule / linen storage cupboard housing boiler. Recessed lighting. Quarry floor tiles. Doors to:
Wet Room - The benefit of a ground floor wet room with large walk-in fully tiled shower area, pedestal basin and wc. Extractor fan. Window to rear aspect. Mix of recessed and pendant lighting. Quarry floor tiles. Radiator.
Open-Plan Kitchen / Breakfast Room - A pair of glazed doors open into a the extended dual aspect kitchen / breakfast room. Arranged in a u-shape design with attractive pine wall-mounted and base cabinetry topped with part wood and part granite work surfaces. Appliances include Brittania stainless range cooker comprising twin ovens/grills and six burners, stainless steel splash back and extractor hood, dishwasher and washing machine. TV point. Mix of recessed and pendant lighting. Quarry floor tiles. Radiator.
Study / Dining Room - Opening from the kitchen / breakfast area, the dual aspect dining room doubles as a study. Former fireplace with its feature pine mantelpiece with display shelves. Recessed lighting. Radiator.
Former Principal Entrance Hall - Part glazed front door. Stairs to first floor. Doors to dining room and:
Sitting Room - Cosseting space with wood burning stove and window to front garden aspect. TV point. Three wall light sconces. Radiator. Pair of glazed casement doors open to:
Conservatory - Delightful stained glass wood frame conservatory. External door to garden and further pair of glazed doors create the circular flow back to the kitchen / breakfast room. Exposed brick walls. Quarry floor tiles.
Landing - A long landing area with recessed lighting and doors to:
Principal Bedroom Suite - The vaulted principal bedroom enjoys dual aspect garden views with a decorative cast iron feature fireplace and wood mantelpiece. Door to closet. Wall sconces. Radiator.
Bedroom Two - Further vaulted bedroom with dual aspect natural light and pair of wall sconces. Attractive cast iron feature fireplace with wood mantelpiece. Dado rail. Radiator.
Bedroom Three - Vaulted bedroom with window to rear aspect. Array of fitted wardrobes. Pendant light. Radiator.
Bathroom - Vaulted bathroom suite with skylight comprising pedestal basin, panelled bath with shower attachment and wc. Mirror with wall light. Decorative tiled areas.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS:
Oak Cottage is situated centrally in picturesque cottage gardens to the front, side and rear. A gravelled drive provides plentiful parking and there is further gated pathway. Sun terrace with seating in large expanse of lawn interspersed with mature fruit trees. Summerhouse and attractive adjacent copse. Outdoor stores.
AGENT'S NOTE: the garage is not available for tenant use.
Property is available to rent now furnished on a SIX / SEVEN MONTH term basis.
Mains water, drainage, electricity, oil-fired central heating and hot water. Calor gas canisters for cooking range.
AGENT’S NOTE: none of these services have been tested.
West Suffolk Council
Tax band C – £1,703.12 (2022/23). NB USAF personnel are exempt.
DIRECTIONS (IP30 9JX):
From London/Cambridge/Bury St. Edmunds (by car) exit the M11 at Junction 9 and take the A11 towards Newmarket. Continue on the A14 towards Bury St. Edmunds, bypassing towards Ipswich. Exit the A14 at Junction 45, signposted ‘Great Barton / Rougham'. At the roundabout, take the first exit into Sow Lane passing Ravenswood Hall Hotel on the left hand side. Turn left at the junction continuing along into Almshouse Road. After approximately one mile turn left into Moat Lane where Oak Cottage can be found as the first dwelling on the right hand side marked by our TO LET board.
Strictly by prior appointment through the seller’s sole agent: Whatley Lane. If there is anything of particular importance, please contact us to discuss, especially before embarking upon your journey to view the property.