Metfield, Near Harleston, Norfolk

Guide Price £795,000 Sold STC Detached Cottage 4 Bedrooms
** Best & Final Offers by 12 noon 1/6/22 ** A beautifully presented four bedroom, detached cottage offering spacious accommodation and annexe potential , situated on the edge of the village of Metfield, near Harleston

Drawing room, sitting room, kitchen/dining/living room, utility room, downstairs bathroom, ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower room and study. Three first floor double bedrooms and shower room. Ample off-road parking, front and rear gardens along with meadow, vegetable/fruit garden and stables. In all, 1.25 acres.

Location The property is located just on the edge of the pretty village of Metfield with its community run village store and St John The Baptist church, as well as the old World War II airfield site which is now ‘Winks Meadow’ (managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trust) and The Family Millennium Woodland. There is also a tea room. Mendham 2 miles away is famous for Sir Alfred Munnings with a pub of the same name. Wortwell is a little further on also with a pub, The Bell. Both serve food. Harleston is approximately 4 miles with Bungay 9 miles and Halesworth some 7.8 miles. All are thriving market towns with many historical buildings and an excellent range of independently owned shops along with supermarkets, doctors, dentists and veterinary surgeries, as well as primary and secondary schools. Harleston has two hotels, a number of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Diss which is 11 miles to the West benefits from Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets and it is understood that all the major supermarkets deliver to the property making it an ideal place to be located during lockdown. The popular coastal town of Southwold with its shops, pubs, restaurants and the renowned Adnams Brewery is a 30 minute drive away.

There are mainline rail links to Stratford and London, Liverpool Street in approximately 90 minutes from Diss. Norwich is about 20 miles (40 minute drive) to the North and is the principal shopping and commercial centre for the County. Ipswich is approximately an hour away and Bury St Edmunds 50 minutes.

Description Metfield Cottage is a most attractive detached dwelling standing in pretty grounds that include parking, formal gardens and a meadow that in all extend to 1.25 acres. The cottage is beautifully presented and during the vendors tenure, they have carried out extensive works to the house which has included adding a particularly light, kitchen/dining/living room on the ground floor with new bedroom and shower room above. The ground floor is particularly spacious and as well as the kitchen/dining/living room, there is a drawing room, a sitting room, a utility room, rear hall and downstairs bathroom. In addition is a bedroom with en-suite and study. This area could, subject to the normal consents, be converted to an annexe/holiday let, particularly as it has its own driveway from the lane. The first floor is accessed via two sets of stairs and there are three double bedrooms as well as a shower room.

The cottage sits in particularly pretty grounds with front and rear gardens, patio areas, vegetable/fruit garden and a meadow. In addition, are three stables and a woodstore.

The Accommodation

The Cottage

Ground Floor A partially glazed timber door provides access to the

Porch South-east and north-west facing windows. Coat pegs. An open doorway leads to the

3.66m) Drawing Room 15’2 x `12′ (4.62m Brick fireplace with wood burning stove. Exposed timbers. South-west facing windows overlooking the front terrace and garden. Wall light points. Radiators. A door opens to the kitchen/dining/living room and a further door opens to the

Sitting Room 15’4 x 11’11 (4.67m x 3.63m) A spacious, dual aspect room with south-east and south-west facing windows to the side and front of the property. Wall light points. Brick fireplace which is home to a modern, glass fronted wood burning stove with beam above. A door opens to the

Rear Hallway North-east facing window with views over the rear garden. Radiator. Staircase One to the first floor landing. Door to the utility room and further door to the downstairs

Bathroom Comprising bath, WC and hand wash basin. South-east facing window with obscured glazing. Ladder style chrome towel radiator.

Utility Room 17’6 x 7′ (5.33m x 2.13m) A useful, galley style secondary kitchen or utility room with high and low level wall units. Space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher. Space for fridge freezer. Wood block work surfaces with stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer taps above. Tiled flooring. North-east facing windows with pleasant views over the rear garden. A door opens to the

Kitchen/Dining/Living Room 26’2 x 15’5 (7.98m x 4.70m) This most impressive room was added in 2010 and benefits from wall to wall windows to the south-west as well as north-west, south-east and north-east facing windows and French doors taking full advantage of views over the garden. The kitchen/dining area has John Lewis Oak fitted high and low level wall units with a quartz work surface and inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer taps above. Space for range cooker with bottled gas connection and extractor fan above. Integrated fridge. Recessed spotlighting and tiled flooring with underfloor heating which continues through to the living area. The vendors have sofas in this area but it could be used as a more formal dining area. A second set of stairs leads to Landing Two and there is a doorway leading to

Bedroom One 17′ x 8’7 (5.18m x 2,62m) A double bedroom with south-west facing windows overlooking the front of the property. Two built-in shelved cupboards. Radiator. Exposed timbers. Recessed spotlighting. Doors lead to the study and a further door leads to an

En-Suite Shower Room Comprising shower, WC and hand wash basin. Tiled flooring. Ladder style towel radiator. North-east facing double glazed window.

Study 16’3 x 9’8 (4.95m x 2.95m) North-east and south-west facing windows. Recessed spotlighting and a radiator.

From the ground floor rear hall Staircase One leads to

Landing One North-east facing window. Doors lead off to bedrooms two and three.

Bedroom Two 16’2 x 12’2 (4.93m x 3.71m) A dual aspect double bedroom with south-east and south-west facing windows to the side and front of the property. Fitted bookshelves.

Bedroom Three 15’8 x 11’6 (4.78m x 3.51m) A large double bedroom with exposed timbers. North-east facing Velux window and south-west facing window overlooking the front garden with views beyond. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and cupboard above. Radiator. A door opens to

Landing Two Staircase Two down to the ground floor kitchen/dining/living room. North-west facing Velux window and eaves storage cupboard. Doors lead to Bedroom Four and the first floor shower room.

Bedroom Four 11’5 x 10’8 (3.48m x 3.25m) Part vaulted double bedroom with south-west facing windows overlooking the front garden. Recessed spotlighting. Exposed timbers. Built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and cupboard above.

Shower Room Comprising shower, WC and hand wash basin. Eaves storage cupboards. Ladder style chrome towel radiator. North-east facing window with obscured glazing. Built-in linen cupboard with slatted shelving.

Outside The property is approached from the lane via two driveways. The main drive is laid with shingle and provides ample parking. Adjacent is a corrugated wood store. The front garden is predominantly laid to lawn but includes an abundance of mature and maturing fruit trees. To the front of the house are large patio areas including a sandstone terrace with raised beds that include Lavender and Rosemary. From the parking area, there is access to the meadow which is laid to grass and is fully enclosed by hedging. The rear garden itself is fully fenced and is dog proof. This is also bordered by hedging. This lovely area is laid to lawn and has extensive flower/shrub beds as well as sandstone patio, abutting the kitchen/dining/living room. From here there is access to an enclosed vegetable/fruit garden and also to a range of timber built stables that are currently used as stores/workshops, each measuring approximately 11’4 x 11’6. Power and water is connected. Situated within the rear of the house is a doorway to the boiler shed. This has a gardeners WC, the oil fired boiler, hot water tank and pressurising tanks. In all, the grounds extend to approximately 1.25 acres.

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent.  Please follow current Covid-19 government guidelines.

Services Mains water and electricity. Private drainage system (modernised compliant septic tank). Oil fired central heating with radiators throughout much of the house with underfloor heating in the kitchen/living/dining room.

Council Tax Band E; £2,310.51 payable per annum 2022/2023

Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Rd, Ipswich IP1 2BX; Tel: 0345 6066067

EPC Rating = E (copy available from the agents via email)

NOTES Every care has been taken with the preparation of these particulars, but complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  If there is any point, which is of particular importance to you, please obtain professional confirmation. Alternatively, we will be pleased to check the information for you.  These Particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract. All measurements quoted are approximate.  The Fixtures, Fittings & Appliances have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order.  Photographs are reproduced for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item shown is included. No guarantee can be given that any planning permission or listed building consent or building regulations have been applied for or approved. The agents have not been made aware of any covenants or restrictions that may impact the property, unless stated otherwise. Any site plans used in the particulars are indicative only and buyers should rely on the Land Registry/transfer plan.

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May 2022

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