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2 bedroom semi-detached house – Mellis, Eye£335,000
Property DetailsLocation Mellis is a popular north Suffolk village with the houses spread around the area of one of Suffolk's largest Commons. Within the village there is a primary school, public house and church with wider amenities available in the small town of Eye, just 2 miles away, including schooling to sixth form level at the well regarded Hartismere High School. The aforementioned schools each have outstanding Ofsted reports. Around 6 miles away and just over the border into Norfolk is the larger market town of Diss, offering local and national shopping, a wide range of social and sporting facilities including an 18 hole golf course. There is a mainline train station at Diss providing regular commuter services to Norwich and London Liverpool Street, a journey to London scheduled to take around 90 minutes. Mellis is well placed for access to the A140 connecting Norwich and Ipswich, both around 25 miles away and also Ipswich and, Bury St Edmunds.
The Property This semi-detached house is built of clay lump construction with a brick skin and has been sensitively extended and improved over recent years by a local craftsmen, using traditional quality materials and construction methods to ensure longevity of the dwelling. The cottage boasts a half-vaulted kitchen/breakfast room, a vaulted master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a delightful sitting room with views over the rear garden. It has to be said that the views from this cottage are exceptional, with fantastic big skies and stunning sunsets.
The accommodation provides for all seasons; the snug with its inglenook fireplace is a cosy retreat in the winter months and the sitting room which faces south is ideal for all seasons, having a substantial brick fireplace with wood burning stove inset. Like the master bedroom above, this room is thoughtfully lit from two aspects, opening up views over the rear garden. The kitchen/breakfast room has recently been refitted and comprises a range of Shaker style units with granite work surfaces, a Rangemaster cooking range with gas hob (LPG) and an integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Leading off is a utility room with cupboard, wc, shower and plumbing for washing machine.
Lavender Cottage is full of character, having period features and quality fixtures and fittings in the extended areas which complement and enhance the cottage.
Agents Note The property does not currently have the benefit of central heating but there is plumbing in place should the next owner wish to connect it. The current owners use the woodburning stoves and electric plug in heaters in the winter months. The traditional clay lump construction ensures that the property retains heat in the winter months and remains cool in hot weather, therefore very energy efficient.
Outside This cottage sits in around 0.2 ac (STS). The front garden is gravelled and provides ample parking. To the side sits an insulated garage/workshop, behind which sits a woodstore. Within the rear garden is a summer house, a vegetable patch and greenhouse. The gardens are well stocked and are quite a spectacle from spring through to summer.
Services Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected to the property. Woodburning stoves provide heat to the snug and sitting room.
Directions From Diss head west on the A143 and proceed through the village of Wortham, turning left before the school to Mellis. On reaching Mellis, continue over the railway line and turn right into Earlsford Road. Continue along Earlsford Road until you reach Lavender Cottage which will be found on the right hand side, overlooking fields to the front aspect.
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