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5 bedroom detached bungalow – Wetherden

Offers In Excess Of £700,000

Property Details

Location Wetherden is a small village sitting 4 miles to the north west of Stowmarket where there is a wide range of amenities including, schooling, shops, aqua leisure centre and mainline railway station on the Norwich to London Liverpool Street line. There are good road links to all points of the compass including Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Ipswich via the A14.

The Property Doubtless those who grew up in the 1970s will remember the trends and the music of the decade. This property conjures up images of women meandering around in long floaty dresses, dancing to tapes of Donna Summer and Neil Diamond and drinking Babycham out of Champagne coupes. On trend at the time were shag pile carpets, wood panelled reception rooms, cedar wood ceilings, coloured bathroom suites etc - this property has them all.

An award-winning home in its time, Cedar Lodge was a bespoke build, designed for convenience and stylish living and finished to the highest standards. The layout is split level and well thought out, with a large entrance hall dividing the sleeping and living wings and its scale and proportions are conducive to large families who like to entertain. The capacious lounge is lit from three aspects and features patio doors which open out to the patio and a large York stone fireplace, which very conveniently has external access for removal of ash. Leading off is a sun room which in turn gives access to the dining room, creating an easy flow. Another practical feature of the property is the integrated vacuum system and indeed, every attention to detail has been applied, with the kitchen having a vast array of cupboards, integrated appliances, an electric hob, Aga cooking range, pantry and practical glazed sliding windows which open to the dining room for serving convenience. There is a breakfast room with an easterly aspect and leading off is a utility room. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, there are ample built-in cupboards in the hallways and the study which is finished with rich dark wood panelling doubles up as an excellent tv/media room.

The house is now in need of a full scheme of refurbishment to include partial rewiring, a new central heating system, replacement windows and doors and new kitchen and bathroom fixtures, albeit the fixtures and fittings have stood the test of time well. Trend setters and nostalgics out there may consider retaining the iconic coloured bathroom suites as a nod to the past. After all, LPs are back and retro is in!

Comprising some 4300sqft, this is a sizeable project and not one for the faint-hearted but for those who have vision and deep pockets this house will be well worth the investment long term.

Outside From Kates Lane a tarmac driveway sweeps up to the front of the bungalow and then continues round the right-hand side to a large parking area where there is an attached double garage with integral garden store and an open parking bay. The original owner planted a wide variety of trees which have now grown to maturity and create a pleasing park like setting. There is an orchard to the far right-hand corner and to the far west boundary is an area of garden laid to lawn with fine specimen trees. Closer to the property are more formal, structured areas of garden and a vegetable plot. (Steps lead down from the patio into an area of garden to the south which has a hedged boundary for privacy and features an ornamental fish pond. To the rear of the house, access through a gap in the hedge can be found a pond with summerhouse which is being retained with the property. There is a large timber outbuilding within the grounds which comprises two offices and a cloakroom.

Agents Note: Please note that a public footpath runs along the west boundary hedge inside the curtilage of Cedar House. The sale of this property is subject to an overage clause.

Addiitional Land: There is an option to buy additional land comprising a 7ac field (STS) which adjoins the property and has access off Captains Lane. In addition, there is a 0.3 acre building plot with outline planning permission for a single dwelling. The plot forms part of the front garden which abuts Kate's Lane.

Services Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating and Aga.

Directions From Diss head west on the A143 towards Bury St Edmunds. Proceed through the village of Wortham and take the left hand turn signed B113 Stowmarket. Proceed through Finningham and at Bacton turn right towards Elmswell and proceed through Haughley Green before taking a right hand turn towards Wetherden. On reaching the village, at the junction proceed straight across into Kate's Lane. Cedar Lodge will be found on the right hand side immediately after the turning for Windmill Rise.

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