Guide Price £775,000
The Street, Coney Weston, Bury St Edmunds
The Old Parsonage is a fine, Grade II listed, timber frame detached house in the Suffolk village of Coney Weston. Formerly understood to be three cottages and home to the clergy The Old Parsonage is now a delightful and impressive family home having been renovated and updated by the current owners, who purchased it from F&C back in 2016. In 2018, the addition of a detached two-storey 1431ft2 contemporary annex to the rear of the house was completed, designed as a leisure facility for the family. Freehold. EPC Rating - Exempt. Council Tax Band - G.
THE OLD PARSONAGE The Old Parsonage is a fine, Grade II listed timber frame detached house in the Suffolk village of Coney Weston. Formerly, understood to be three cottages and home to the clergy, the Old Parsonage is now a delightful and impressive family home having been renovated and updated by the current owners who purchased it from Fine & Country back in 2016. The extensive renovation project, which included re-rendering; a new reed thatch roof; a mixture of replacement and repaired wooden windows and doors; a new kitchen, bathroom and en suite; new central heating system, timbers treated with anti worm preservative with 10 year guarantee, new carpets and tastefully redecorated throughout.
In 2018, the addition of a detached two-storey 1431sqft contemporary annex to the rear of the house was completed, designed as a leisure facility for the family. There is a gym with shower facilities on the ground floor as well as a large games room to the first floor with bi-folding doors to the balcony enjoying beautiful rural views. This building incorporates a two car cart lodge with an EV charging point and solar panels.
HISTORY AND POINTS OF INTEREST The Old Parsonage dates back to 1713, when it was home to Maurice Alexander, the village Parson, whose initials can be seen today in the plasterwork to the dormer window gable on the left hand side of the house. There are panels of comb pargetting, Internal chimney stack with plain red brick shaft and an empty recessed date-panel, and another stack with stepped base set externally on the west gable. Small-paned 3 light casement windows to both storeys; 3 gabled dormers and 2-light casement windows. This fine, Grade 11 listed, timber framed house has seen several incarnations over the years. During the late C17 & early C18 century the house was subdivided into 3 cottages.
The current owners have enjoyed living in the property for the last five years during which time they have undertaken to fully renovate the house. The reed thatch was replaced in 2016/17 together with the full renovation of the property. The addition of the contemporary annex incorporating the garaging for two cars has significantly added appeal to this property.
STEP INSIDE The Old Parsonage is a beautifully presented, charming family home, over three stories plus cellar. It is rare to find a building with so much character in such good order. With exposed wooden beams, inglenook fireplaces, original wooden floor-boards on the upper floors and later addition of solid oak flooring in the principle rooms. The property comprises; Rear entrance hall with oak door, split-level tiled floor, exposed beams with bookcase and cloakroom. The Dining Room is appropriately set out and tastefully decorated with a double aspect. Leading into the Living Room with a continuation of oak flooring, the magnificent inglenook fireplace has centre stage with its recently installed wood-burner supplied and certified by a local Bury St Edmunds based firm. The ground floor study has oak flooring, an inglenook fireplace and dual aspect. To the rear of the property the large kitchen / breakfast room benefits from French doors leading to the west facing, side terrace. As you enter the kitchen, there is access to the cellar and utility room. The original inglenook fireplace is home to a full size four oven, cream / black enamelled oil fired Aga. The kitchen is a shaker style, framed and painted in a subtle green finish with wall and floor units, pan drawers, integrated dishwasher, solid-wood work surfaces and butler sink. The utility room has matching cabinets and space for the washing machine and dryer.
The staircase is wide with a shallow rake and elaborately turned spindles and decorative newels, leading from the living room to the family room on the first floor. Another well-proportioned room, located in the centre of the house with access to the principal bedroom with En suite facilities, bedrooms 2 & bedroom 3, which interestingly is arranged over two levels. The family bathroom is well appointed with full size bath, WC & hand basin.
Three further bedrooms on the second floor with good headroom and presently arranged as a dressing room, guest bedroom and a second study with its own staircase.
THE ANNEX The annex is directly behind the main house. The entrance door leads into a small hallway where one can access the gym and the shower-room, which is fully equipped with shower cubicle, WC and washbasin. The gym could potentially be a guest bedroom, home office etc. On the first floor this impressively large room nearly 10m in length and 5m wide has a vaulted ceiling. The bi-fold doors open onto a 12m2 terrace with views over the countryside beyond. This is an amazing space for a wide variety of activities and would suit a growing family. The broadband connection is hard wired from the house.
STEP OUTSIDE Outside to the rear there is a gravel drive way and parking for several cars. The rear garden is laid mainly to lawn. The front garden is south facing, with an extensive lawn and play area that offers a great place for children to play. This garden provides good levels of privacy. A motorised electric five bar gate provides convenience and also adds to the security of the home.
LOCATION The idyllic village of Coney Weston is just two miles from the Norfolk/Suffolk border, 12 miles north east of the charming town of Bury St Edmunds and 7 miles south east of Thetford. The village benefits from its own pub with bowls green, village hall and playing fields. Coney Weston is surrounded by similarly attractive villages and there are many key walking routes, including the National Trail Peddars Way. The village has a lovely community feel in a delightful rural setting with all the advantages of modern conveniences close at hand.
- Amazing Renovation of Grade 11 Listed Family Home
- Over 5000 sqft2 of Accommodation
- New Thatched Roof (Reed) 2017
- Well Proportioned Rooms
- Six Bedrooms
- New Build Annex, Leisure Facilities, two storey with stunning rural views from balcony
- Cart Lodge Parking with EV Charging
- Shaker Style Framed Kitchen with AGA
- Large Established Gardens
- Viewings Recommended