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Location Honeysuckle Cottage occupies an idyllic location within the Conservation Area of the village, accessed along an unmade track and enjoying views over the green and pond. Within 4 miles is the busy market town of Diss providing excellent local and national shopping, a wide range of sporting and leisure facilities and a mainline rail station on the Norwich to London Liverpool Street line. The journey to London is scheduled to take around 90 minutes. Bury St Edmunds is also quite accessible via the A143, being around 17 miles away and both Norwich and Ipswich are around 25 miles. This property combines the benefits of a peaceful rural village setting with good access to wider facilities.
The Property Listed as Grade II and dating back to the 14th century, the property presents a wealth of features which include fine timbering, moulded beams, period doors, brick and pamment tiled floors and wide floorboards to the first floor. The rooms are naturally light due to the larger window openings put in during the Victorian era and the accommodation is surprisingly spacious. In fact, given the width, the property has more the feel of a house than a cottage. The two largest reception rooms feature two inglenook fireplaces, one with an open fire grate and the other includes a bread oven and Esse woodburning stove. The dining area looks out over the front garden and has open studwork to the adjoining kitchen which has a traditional feel, furnished simply with an oil fired Aga and a bespoke butler sink stand and is complemented by items of freestanding furniture. The kitchen incorporates a useful pantry and there is space for further appliances within the scullery which also incorporates a wc.
On the first floor there is a large family bathroom featuring a double ended roll top bath and there is scope to create an en-suite within the main bedroom without detracting significantly from its current size. There is also a dressing room leading off bedroom 3 which could be converted into an en-suite, subject to the necessary Listed planning consents.
The current owners have lovingly cared for the property over recent years and have recently carried out routine maintenance to the straw thatch roof which has a life expectancy of another 20 years. This is indeed a superbly presented property offering a wealth of character and features and will not disappoint the discerning buyer.
Outside Honeysuckle Cottage stands end-on to the green with a five bar wooden gate leading into a gravelled parking area with various traditional flower borders to the front of the house. The majority of garden continues down to the side and is laid principally to grass with various trees and a wall to one side and wire fence to the other. Within the garden is a greenhouse, a shed and a workshop which has power and lighting. Overall the property is set within 0.20 acre (0.080 ha).
Agents Note Please note there is a working farm with some livestock at the end of the garden.
Generally the ceiling heights are good. The minimum height being 1.78m under the ceiling beam but please note that the doorways are low.
Services Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Drainage to a private treatment plant. Oil fired boiler providing heating to radiators and domestic hot water. Please note that the services/appliances/central heating and heating system/plumbing and electrical installations have not been tested by the selling agents and the purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition and warranty of these items.
Directions From the Stuston roundabout on the A143 head towards Wortham and Bury St Edmunds. From the Stuston roundabout continue for just under 1½ miles and take the second exit on the left hand side signposted to Little Green. Follow the road under the railway bridge and into the village, turning right onto Mellis Road and then first left at the end of the green where Honeysuckle Cottage will be seen directly ahead.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with TW Gaze