Guide Price £695,000
Risby, Bury St Edmunds
A perfect example of a period home that has been carefully and sympathetically crafted to create a contemporary, comfortable family home with all the benefits of living in a modern house with the character and providence that one feels from this attractive 19c Victorian / Edwardian period home. Freehold. EPC Rating - D.
HYDE WOOD COTTAGE If you are seeking a quiet location in a rural environment with amazing views over open countryside, on the edge of one of Suffolk's most popular villages, just 8 minutes-drive to the centre of Bury St Edmunds and with easy access to the A14, you may have found what you are looking for in Hyde Wood Cottage.
Steeped in history, this former Game Keepers Cottage was built circa 1890. Stepping into this tastefully presented period property one immediately feels the connection between the past and the present. A perfect example of a period home that has been carefully and sympathetically crafted to create a contemporary, comfortable family home with all the benefits of living in a modern house with the character and providence that one feels from this attractive 19c Victorian / Edwardian period home. Recently the subject of a complete renovation, and now with a large two storey extension, this home boasts an open plan Kitchen / Dining room and Living room. Fully equipped utility room, Study / Playroom, Ground floor shower room, Principal bedroom with ensuite, a further 3 Bedrooms and the beautiful Family bathroom. Set in grounds of approx. ½ acre the garden is laid to grass with shrubs and trees. There is a large summer house, secure boundary fencing and total privacy. Beyond the garden and within the curtilage of Hyde Wood Cottage sits a double garage and barn style workshop approx. 16m x 5m. This could present an opportunity as both buildings are in need of renovation or replacement.
STEP INSIDE Entrance Hall
Leading from the gravel drive into the hall, where one is greeted with engineered oak flooring an under stairs cupboard, stairs to the first floor and doorways leading off to the Study/Playroom and the Living Room, kitchen area. Radiator and small window to the front driveway.
3.00 x 6.05 (9'10 x 19'10)
With dual aspect, this impressive bay window to the front driveway and a pair of matching windows to the rear, symmetrically aligned with the chimney breast and the new, York stone fireplace, and ready for installation providing a focal point in this room. Continuation of the oak flooring and a Column radiator.
Kitchen / Dining Room
4.05 x 7.20 (13'3 x 23'7)
Open plan to the Living room with the large glazed gable wall with French doors leading out to the Indian sand-stone terrace. This dining and preparation area is spacious and exudes a sense of quality with subtle elements in the quality fixtures and fittings. The classic Shaker style kitchen is finished with a quartz white marbled work top. The chrome cup handles and knobs set off the "off white" framed units, drawers and cupboards. The inside of the pan draws are fitted with oak divisions, the under-mounted white ceramic deep basin with chrome and ceramic levers and mixer tap over. The island unit is fitted with a large framed Siemens induction hob and down draft retractable extractor. Siemens, double ovens and fully integrated dishwasher. Recessed lighting and feature over-counter glass pendants. The kitchen and utility room both have underfloor heating.
2.35 x 2.85 (7'8 x 9'4)
Oak flooring continues through to the utility room, where Shaker Style units with Quartz work tops, provide spaces for a Washing machine and Dryer. There is also room for a double door, American Style Fridge Freezer. An external door leads off to the rear garden and side window.
Study / Playroom
2.90 x 4.55 ( 9'6 x 14'11)
This room has another matching bay window, to the front and further windows to the rear garden. Oak flooring continues through the house and a Column radiator. Doors to rear lobby and ground floor shower room.
Three piece suit comprising low level Victorian WC, Rectangular wash basin on vanity unit and full size shower with chrome valve and handset. Window with obscure glazing to rear garden. Tiled floor and ½ tiled walls. The airing cupboard houses a new Grant oil fired boiler and pressurised system, water cylinder along with the associated control gear etc. enclosed by double doors.
Door and window to rear garden.
The landing has column radiator, grey fitted carpet and window to the front elevation.
3.50 x 5.15 (11'5 x 16'10)
The Principal bedroom has an impressive vaulted ceiling. French doors in the gable end a Juliette balcony with views over the garden and the adjacent fields. Calming grey & white tones make for a relaxing environment, with built in wardrobes, fitted carpet and south facing window.
The ensuite has a shower with chrome mixer tap and handset, bi-fold shower doors, WC, radiator, basin and pedestal. Brick shape tiles to the shower enclosure and complemented by highly decorative geometric design floor tiles.
3.00 x 3.60 (9'10 x 11'9)
The front window provides magnificent views over the fields beyond, along with a smaller side window. The Victorian fireplace is quaint and adds charm to this lovely bedroom. Column radiator and continuation of the grey fitted carpet.
3.00 x 3.05 (9'10 x 10'0)
A square profile room with an amazing Victorian fireplace and twin rectangular windows each side of the chimney overlooking the rear garden. Column radiator and continuation of the grey fitted carpet.
3.05 x 1.60 (10'0 x 5'3)
The smallest bedroom has a commanding view over the front. Column radiator and continuation of the grey fitted carpet.
Half wood panelled walls create a classic period looks in this tastefully presented bathroom. With free standing, roll topped bath, claw feet and floor mounted, Victorian style, chrome plated hot and cold taps with handset. Continuing the theme, a rectangular Edwardian basin, WC and Chrome towel rail on a tiled floor.
STEP OUTSIDE Hyde Wood House is approached by a very quiet metalled roadway, maintained in good order. The first impressions of this charming residence is a delight, with steel Estate fencing and a large gravel driveway which offers parking for 6 or more cars.
The house is built in Victorian soft red bricks, very attractive and complemented today by Oak cladding, selected by the current owner for the two-story side extension. The cladding is starting to take on its own patina and looks very much in keeping with the original house.
The rear garden is fully enclosed. On the left there is a full height close boarded fence with pedestrian side gate and a lower fence on the right hand side to allow views over the fields. The freshly laid turf is taking hold now and abutted by new sleepers which are retaining the boarders and wood chippings. The summer house is a good size and would be a great asset to a family. Towards the rear of the garden there are double gates and a drive-way leading to a further parking area.
The barn and garage situated beyond the garden are partially hidden by the belt of trees, while being within the curtilage of the property, are both in a poor state of repair.
LOCATION Risby is a very picturesque village with easy access to the A14 and Bury St. Edmunds. In the village itself there is a big green, two duck ponds and a lovely pub. The Barn in the village is great to visit, you can browse the antiques and there is a pretty little café that sells home-made food and wonderful cakes. There is a children's playground, together with a good pre-school and primary school. There are also many lovely country walks across the fields.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION • New sewage processing plant.
• New oil tank.
• New Oil fired central heating system, Grant boiler.
• 1 x bathroom, 1 x shower room, 1 x Ensuite to Principal bedroom.
• Council Tax band E
• Guide Price £695,000
- Amazing, full renovation of this late Victorian 4 Bedroom House
- Former Game Keepers Cottage, built c1890
- Dynamic rural views surrounding the property
- Framed, Hand-made kitchen with high-end appliances.
- Close to the ever popular village of Risby
- 8 minute drive to central Bury St Edmunds.
- New heating system
- New sewerage processing plant
- New bespoke double glazed wooden windows
- New, period column radiators throughout