Offers in excess of £475,000
Hepworth Road, Barningham, Bury St Edmunds
Charming and quaint Victorian double fronted house beautifully presented with contemporary extension. Deceptively large with a good size private garden and off-road parking for up to 6 cars. Ivy Cottage is a charming red brick, pantile roof, double fronted village house in the very heart of this popular Suffolk village of Barningham. Freehold. EPC Rating - D.
IVY COTTAGE Charming and quaint Victorian double fronted house beautifully presented with contemporary extension. Deceptively large with a good size private garden and off-road parking for up to 6 cars.
Ivy Cottage is a charming red brick, pantile roof, double fronted village house in the very heart of this popular Suffolk village. Substantially enlarged from its earliest incarnation, circa 1881 the property for many years was the village shop serving the local community until 1967 when it was returned to residential use. The cottage benefits from a substantial two storey extension with a single storey side extension where the contemporary open plan living arrangements work in harmony with the original layout of the cottage. On the ground floor this versatile space is light and bright and just ideal as a family room, dining room, workspace and much more. The windows throughout are modern uPVC. The Lounge and utility/cloakroom lead off the inner hall with parquet flooring and stairs that lead to the first floor. The lounge is situated at the front of the house with dual aspect. The room benefits from a wood burner stove and attractive tiled hearth. Fitted cupboards with seating is built in to the far-end wall. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms a family bathroom and the luxurious principal bedroom with ensuite. Outside, this reassuringly conventional layout with a fully enclosed and private lovely garden to the rear and the smart paved parking to the front with picket fencing and gates makes a pretty picture indeed.
SELLER'S INSIGHT "We wanted our first home to be practical with great living space. Ivy Cottage with its perfect blend of character with a modern twist was the perfect discovery. We will miss the house greatly and would stay if it wasn't for work commitments. Our favourite room has to be the kitchen/dining/living room which is a wonderful space to enjoy family time particularly on warmer days with the bi-fold doors open seamlessly joining the house to the outdoors. The garden is sunny and bright and has been re-landscaped along with the drive that has also had a face lift. The location is great with a village shop, pub, play areas and school close by. There is a great sense of community spirit and our neighbours are wonderful. Ivy Cottage used to be the village shop and we have lots of signage and documents from those days."
STEP INSIDE Kitchen
3.00 x 7.75 (9'10 x 25'5)
The main entrance door leads into the new extension. This area has a window to the front, with built in wooden cupboards for storage, boots etc. The Ceramic tiled floor extends throughout the Kitchen and family room/dining area and has under-floor heating. This contemporary addition to the property has provided valuable and spacious cooking and preparation space with living and dining area for the entire family, all open plan. The kitchen working area has a wonderful vaulted ceiling with electrically operated velux roof lights. The kitchen is a Shaker style with an excellent range of wall and floor cupboards and pan drawers with solid wood surfaces, the island unit provides for both seating and working area.
The appliances are from high end manufacturers and include Neff double oven, with an inbuilt microwave. Induction hob and Neff extractor fan over with space for a free-standing dishwasher. The porcelain sink has a one and a half bowl and drainer with chrome mixer tap. Space for an American style fridge freezer.
The Family / Dining Room
6.15 x 3.75 (20'2 x 12'3)
A versatile living space with bi-fold doors creating a glass wall which provides lovely views over the terrace & garden. There is recessed lighting, more windows to the rear and side of the property and access door to the inner hall and stairs.
The Inner Hallway provides access to the Lounge, Cloakroom / Utility room.
The flooring here is parquet with a radiator and coat hooks for garments. A wooden staircase leads off to the first floor.
The Living Room
6.15 x 3.55 (20'2 x 11'7)
A good size rectangular room, with glazed door, wooden floorboards, double aspect views, radiator and recessed lighting. The chimney breast has a wooden mantle and wood burner on a Victorian style tiled hearth. There are fitted cupboards with integral seat to the end of the room.
Equipped with low-level WC, Basin, uPVC window and plumbing and electric point for the washing machine and dryer.
The landing is carpeted and quite spacious, with a window to the side garden and access to the loft.
3.65 x 3.75 (11'11 x 12'3)
This is an amazing desirable room. With electrically operated Velux roof light, vaulted ceiling and uPVC windows overlooking the lovely rear garden and the views beyond. These windows have louvered wooden shutters. The engineered timber floor is light grey with a slightly distressed finish. There is a radiator and fitted wardrobe storage. The ensuite bathroom is beautifully appointed and well-designed comprising: Low level WC, Vanity unit with basin, large Corner shower enclosure with curved glass doors, chrome radiator, recessed lighting and tiled splash backs.
3.00 x 3.70 (9'10 x 12'1)
A good size double bedroom with views to the front, radiator and fitted carpet.
3.20 x 3.70 (10'6 x 12'1)
A double bedroom, radiator, uPVC window, fitted wardrobes and fitted carpet.
Full size bath with Victorian style taps. Vanity unit with washbasin and corner fitted WC. Chrome heated towel-rail, loft hatch and Velux window.
STEP OUTSIDE The front parking area has a picket style fence with gates bolted and locked when required. The brick weave paving is in good condition and well kept. A side gate leads to the rear garden and double gates lead to the other side where there is additional parking on the grass.
The rear terrace runs the width of the house and is ideally suited to alfresco dining. The garden is predominantly laid to grass which is looking healthy and is clearly well maintained. The boundary fences are of good quality material and provide a good level of privacy. There are also, 3 pear trees, I x Plum, 1 x Bramley, 2 x Crab Apple and 3 multi-stem silver birch trees.
Towards the end of the garden the partially covered shelter is used by the family as an outdoor gym. There is a well orgainised composting area and garden shed, and log shed.
The rather bijou brick built out-house has a clay pan tiled roof. Currently used as a workshop, there is room for improvement and possible extension if required. Wooden double gates give access from the front to the rear garden which can if required give access to vehicles.
LOCATION Barningham is a well-served village north east of Bury St Edmunds. It has a village store, public house, Post Office, a church and a primary school. The market town of Bury St Edmunds provides an array of shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, and year round events for all the family.
From Bury St Edmunds proceed north east on the A143 towards Diss, passing through the villages of Great Barton, Ixworth and Stanton and turning left onto the B1111 to Barningham. Upon reaching the village take the first right onto Hepworth Road, where the property will be found on your right.
Mains electric, water and drainage.
Oil fired central heating
St Edmundsbury Borough Council - Council Tax Band D
- Charming Victorian Suffolk Cottage modernised and extended.
- Character retained throughout
- Spectacular kitchen with vaulted ceiling
- Shaker style units, high end kitchen appliances with island unit.
- Open plan Kitchen / Family room Bi-fold doors to the garden
- Principal bedroom with luxurious ensuite
- Off road parking for up to 6 cars.
- Cosy sitting room with wood burning stove
- Fully enclosed private garden with lawn and a variety of fruit trees.
- Brick built Victorian out-house.