Guide Price £575,000
The Green, Monk Soham, Woodbridge
Rose Cottage is a charming Grade II Listed, three bedroom detached timber framed cottage set within established grounds extending to about three quarters of an acre (sts) at the end of a quiet no-through road and abutting fields to the side and rear, with far reaching countryside views. The cottage is believed to have been built in the mid C17 and features colour washed walls under a thatched roof with later extension to the rear built in the early 1990s that has a tiled roof.
About the Property
The cottage retains a host of period features to include exposed timbers to the walls and ceilings, feature red brick fireplaces, the remnants of a former bread oven and mullion windows.
Arranged over two floors, the accommodation comprises: Front porch, side hall, WC/shower room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility/boot room, three vaulted first floor double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The primary rooms are located to the front of the cottage and the kitchen, utility/boot room, third bedroom and family bathroom are within the rear extension. The sitting room, dining room, kitchen, third bedroom and utility/boot room all benefit from a dual aspect.
The property benefits from a single garage with power and light, and an independently accessed stable block benefitting from internal and external lighting, power and water, comprising: Four loose boxes, a foaling box, tack room and hay barn. The outbuildings may offer further potential subject to the necessary consents. We are advised that the property is within the Debenham High School catchment.
About the Area
Monk Soham is a small village situated about four miles east of Debenham which offers various small business including a Co-Op supermarket, hardware store, newsagents, butchers, and café/deli as well as a doctors' surgery, leisure centre, and the highly regarded primary school and high school.
The town of Framlingham is located approximately six miles east of Monk Soham where there are excellent schools: Sir Robert Hitchams Primary School, Thomas Mills High School and Framlingham College. There are a number of highly respected pubs and restaurants in the town including The Station pub and Crown Hotel. On the market hill on Tuesdays and Saturdays there is a market offering a comprehensive range of local produce. The town boasts a medical practice, dentist, vets, garages, newsagent, delicatessen, a library and Co-operative supermarket. The County town of Ipswich lies about 19 miles away and has further facilities including rail links to London's Liverpool Street Station with a train time of approximately 1 hour 10 minutes.
From the A12, exit the road following signs to Framlingham, Campsey Ashe. If travelling northbound on the A12, at the end of the deceleration lane, turn left onto the B1078. At the roundabout, go straight ahead (second exit). Continue on the B1116 through Parham and Framlingham. From Framlingham proceed out of the town on the B1119 to Saxtead Green. At the junction with the A1120 turn left and take the first turning right signposted to Bedfield. Continue on this road and turn right at the T-junction. On entering Bedfield continue through the village, passing the primary school on the left. Turn left at the village sign towards Monk Soham and Kenton. At the end of this road turn right and at the sharp left hand bend continue straight ahead down the lane. Rose Cottage is the last house on the right.
Accommodation with approximate room sizes
Entrance porch with pamment tile floor.
Side Hall - 9' 8" (max) x 7' 5" (max)
Entrance door and window to the side, radiator, carpet laid to floor and doors opening to…
WC/Shower room - 7' 4" (max) x 4' 5" (max)
Window to the side aspect, corner shower cubicle with power shower, vanity unit with sink and double cupboard beneath, CCWC, heated towel rail and wood effect Karndean flooring.
Sitting room - 15' 0" x 13' 6"
A dual aspect room with exposed timbers to the walls and ceiling, feature inglenook fireplace with oak bressummer beam and inset wood burning stove set on a brick hearth, two radiators, oak flooring that extends around the back of the chimney to an area measuring 14' 0" x 3' 3" with window to the rear and radiator that has been used as a study area and may be suitable for a library.
Dining room - 15' 0" x 14' 8" (measured to the fireplace) opening to 17' 5" (max) into the alcove.
A dual aspect room with exposed timbers to the walls and ceiling, an impressive inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove set on a brick hearth, two radiators and oak flooring.
Kitchen/breakfast room - 14' 7" x 12' 4"
A dual aspect room featuring a bespoke handmade fitted kitchen with a blend of hardwood and granite work surfaces, a ceramic sink with mixer tap, an electric double oven with calor gas hob and stainless steel chimney style extractor, space and plumbing for a concealed dishwasher (the dishwasher could be available if required) built in cupboards, draws, pan drawer and corner cabinets, space for an upright fridge/freezer, radiator, telephone point, and wood effect Karndean flooring.
Utility/boot room - 11' 7" x 5' 6"
A dual aspect room featuring a stable door and bespoke handmade kitchen unit with Belfast sink and mixer tap above, space and plumbing for a washing machine, wall hung oil fired central heating boiler, radiator and wood effect Karndean flooring.
A carpeted staircase rises from the dining room to the first floor providing access to three vaulted double bedrooms and the family bathroom.
A pair of short doors (4' 3" tall to fit beneath a beam) lead to the main front bedroom.
Main Bedroom - 14' 6" x 13' 0"
Vaulted double bedroom with exposed timbers to the walls and ceiling, window to the front aspect, evidence of two former mullion windows, built in oak double fronted wardrobe, radiator and carpet laid to floor.
Second bedroom - 14' 7" x 9' 11"
Vaulted double bedroom with window to the front, feature capped red brick fireplace with oak bressummer, built in oak double fronted wardrobe and oak double fronted shelved cupboard, painted cupboard housing the consumer unit, radiator and wide exposed floorboards.
A carpeted staircase leads down to a half landing where the original cottage meets the rear extension and a further carpeted staircase rises back up to the first floor galleried landing with Velux window in the newer part of the building providing access to…
Third bedroom - 14' 7" x 12' 4"
Vaulted bedroom with windows to the side and rear offering views over the field to the side of the property, Velux window providing additional light, built in shelved airing cupboard, radiator, telephone point, and carpet laid to floor.
Family bathroom - 7' 3" x 6' 8" (measured over the bath)
Velux window, panel bath with tiled splash backs, close coupled WC, vanity unit with oak work surface, inset sink and double cupboard beneath, heated towel rail and exposed floorboards. The bathroom features tongue and groove paneling to the lower section of the walls and the bath panel.
Garage - 19' 1" (max) x 11' 10" (max)
Pitched tiled roof, up and over garage door, pedestrian door to side, window to rear, power and light. Power supply for the stable block.
The stable block abuts the rear boundary of the plot and is enclosed with post and rail fencing and benefiting from a water supply. The stable block has internal and external lighting and a power supply in the tack room.
The stable block benefits from a gated separate access and concrete driveway and comprises:
Tack room - 11' 4" x 7' 6" (power and light)
Loose box 1 - 11' 9" x 11' 3" (light and stable door)
Loose box 2 - 11' 8" x 11' 3" (light and stable door)
Loose box 3 - 11' 7" x 11' 4" (light and stable door)
Loose box 4 - 11' 6" x 11' 4" (light and stable door)
Foaling box - 14' 6" x 14' 6" (light and stable door)
Hay barn - 18' 0" x 8' 7"
The property is approached by a splayed drive with a five bar gate opening to a shingle drive edged with a row of rose bushes. The drive leads to the garage and off road parking for several vehicles. The front garden is laid to lawn with established flower and shrub borders either side of the entrance porch, enclosed by hedged boundaries.
The rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn with well stocked flower and shrub borders and a selection of mature trees enclosed by hedged and fenced boundaries. There is a patio to the side of the cottage overlooking the garden. The rear garden abuts fields to the side and rear. Outside tap and external power points and lighting.
We are advised by the vendor that the Thatched Roof was re-ridged, re-dressed and rewired in July 2018. The thatch/roof material is reported to be Norfolk Reed. We are advised that the thatcher believes that the thatch will last about 30 years and the ridge approximately 15 years prior to replacement or works being required.
We are advised that the property is within the Debenham High School catchment.
We are advised by the vendor that mains electricity and water are connected. There is a Binder water filter system (treatment plant) private drainage system. The vendors have confirmed that super-fast broadband is connected at the property (subject to a broadband subscription).
The property benefits from an oil fired central heating boiler served by an oil tank to the rear of the garage.
Mid Suffolk Council – Band F – £2,549.81 (2020-21).
- Grade II listed
- Timber framed character cottage
- Abutting open fields with far reaching views
- Thatched roof
- Period features including beams and fireplaces
- Three quarters of an acre (STS)
- Stable block and garage
- Large garden
- Located on a quiet no-through road
- Debenham High School catchment