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Elder Cottage, Eye, Suffolk, IP23

Sold OIRO £375,000
Find out more: 0333 121 4950
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Property Features
  • Prime location and no chain.
  • No immediate neighbours, however, having this rural seclusion neighbours are not far away.
  • Idyllic and tranquil setting with wrap around gardens
  • Great location for wildlife.
  • All sides of the cottage exposed to the sun throughout the day.
  • Ideal for country living, country walks.
  • Opportunity to be actively involved in the community activities, as amenities are not far away.
  • On a quiet no through country lane. Children and pet friendly environment.
  • Exposed timber framed house of approximately 350 year old.
  • A unique character cottage and family home.

Property Description

A chance to own a Grade 2 listed thatched period cottage of historical interest.

This is a detached, and recently re-thatched period cottage in a rural setting with no immediate neighbours. It is surrounded by farm land on all sides, and the house is accessed mid way on a lane which is a single track no through road. The lane continues on for another approximately 250 metres before reaching  three further houses. 

This is a chance to own a piece of history with this Grade 2 listed thatch cottage of approximately 350 years old; with the exception of the kitchen and bathroom which are situated at the end of the cottage, and form the main entrance to the cottage. 

The accommodation is as follows:-

Gas central heating, radiators throughout.

Lounge with Ingleknook fireplace with multi fuel burner. French style window North facing and South facing door leading to garden area. Door to further lounge/bedroom/study. Lounge also has entrance door to bottom stair landing, and to study/bedroom/possible second bathroom.

Kitchen with  cloak area and entrance to bathroom bath, shower, handbasin, w/c etc.
Dining room and door recess to front room and access to bedroom 3.

Bedroom 3. Having its own staircase and floor hatch.  Exposed ceiling timbers to high vaulted ceiling, with East facing window.

The first floor.
Bedroom 1 - Exposed ceiling timbers to high vaulted ceiling. Southerly facing dormer window.

Bedroom 2. Exposed ceiling timbers to high vaulted ceiling westerly facing.

The property stands recessed from the lane. It has a mature fishpond, complete with fish, pump and filter equipment installed, with small waterfalls and a bridge connecting to another small piece of the garden. Rockery and shrubs surround the pond area.
The house stands in approximately a quarter of an acre, and its garden surrounds the house on all sides. There is a gravel driveway with room for four cars off the lane, and a path leading to  the veranda and kitchen area side of the house from the driveway. 

There is a further back door leading to the South facing side garden.

The cottage is close to a Country Estate renowned for conservation, local craft shops, long woodland walks, and other rural activities, such as fishing, horse riding etc. There are four local pubs in nearby villages within 2 miles; two of which are renowned for their food. There is also a restaurant within the village of Thornham Parva. There is also the church of St Mary, a thatched Saxon Church with wall painting dating to the 14th century, and known for its special historical interest. 

The property stands in a secluded setting with no adjoining neighbours, in the village of Thornham Parva. The village is conveniently situated some 3 miles away from the Suffolk town of Eye; which has a range of shopping facilities, Health Centre, Dental Surgery, Junior and Secondary Schools, as well as 6th Form Education. Also the village of Thorndon is 2 miles away with a Junior school, with its own bus service from literally outside the cottage if wanted; or there is a Junior school 1 mile away in the village of Mellis. 5 miles away is the market town of Diss ,which has a regular main line train service to Liverpool Street station and Norwich, as well as all educational facilities and shopping needs. 23 miles North is the city of Norwich, while 20 miles South is the county town of Ipswich, and 23 miles South-West is the historical market town of Bury Saint Edmunds.