Pakenham, Bury St. Edmunds
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- Spacious three (four) bedroom cottage which has undergone significant remodelling & recent refurbishment
- Perfectly pitched in the picturesque village of Pakenham, well-located for Bury St. Edmunds & mainline rail links via Thurston
- Welcoming entrance hall leads to a relaxed dining room/snug & dual aspect sitting with working fireplace
- Handcrafted kitchen/breakfast room with walk-in larder, utility room & all-weather terrace – all enjoy south-facing views
- Loving curated gardens, in all 0.35 acres (s.t.s.), with a studio & shepherd’s hut
- Converted garage/workshop with plentiful off-road parking behind a gated entrance
- Stylish refurbished ground floor cloakroom, en-suite shower room & cleverly configure family bathroom
REFURBISHED AND EXTENDED COUNTRY COTTAGE WITH QUINTESSENTIAL ENGLISH BRICK AND FLINT WALLED GARDENS
This three (four) bedroom home offers contemporary and well-proportioned living spaces with period charm. Usefully not listed, yet in parts dating from the 15th century, the current owners have sensitively restored the home over several years to include new wiring and plumbing while introducing many modern comforts throughout. Of particular note is the welcoming combined porch and entrance hall that leads to two reception spaces either side – a dual aspect sitting room with working fireplace and French doors to an all-weather sun terrace and a beautiful dining room, These in turn flow through to the south-facing kitchen/breakfast room with handcrafted cabinetry, walk-in larder and separate utility room. The three-bedroom accommodation has excellent scope to convert to four (see Agent’s Note). The cloakroom, en-suite shower room and cleverly configured ‘Jack and Jill’ family bathroom that doubles as a further en-suite – all have been recently refurbished.
The property is nestled amongst a mature green canopy and set back from the picturesque street scene behind attractive wrought iron gates that open to gravel driveway for extensive vehicular parking, An attractive period brick and flint wall guides you through another set of gates to the converted workshop/garage, garden studio, glorious lawned gardens beyond with a productive orchard and kitchen garden – there is even a shepherd’s hut! The all-weather terrace is a crowning feature.
The Cottage is situated in the well-regarded village of Pakenham– six miles northeast of the fine Suffolk cathedral town of Bury St. Edmunds and two miles, in the opposite direction, from Thurston village – with commuter rail links to London Liverpool Street. The University City of Cambridge and Newmarket racecourses are reached via the A14 east-west major road link, which is access at Bury St. Edmunds and with the M11 providing a fast route to London. Reputable private and state schools, an eclectic range of high street and independent shops, and some of the country’s finest restaurants and leisure facilities can be found within a short drive. The surrounding undulating countryside is ideal for rambling, cycling and riding. There is an excellent gastropub – ‘The Pakenham Fox’ – a short walk to round off the day of excursions. Known locally as the village of two mills – one a windwill, the other a watermill – it is a truly a thriving and friendly place to live.