Enjoying a quintessentially English vista that will have changed little since the first timber was erected in C16, this delightful, attached cottage has a wealth of traditional features. Read more
Enjoying a quintessentially English vista that will have changed little since the first timber was erected in C16, this delightful, attached cottage has a wealth of traditional features. Accommodation comprises two reception rooms, kitchen / breakfast room, ground floor shower room, utility room and bathroom. On the first floor are four bedrooms and family bathroom. The property benefits from wonderful views, a shingle driveway and cottage gardens.
Situated on elegant Rectory Hill, having enjoyed serene views across the Dedham Vale and glorious Constable country for over four hundred years, this Grade II listed cottage is steeped in history, yet provides a most comfortable home in this 21st century. The property is only a few minutes' walk from the centre of East Bergholt with its plethora of amenities. The cottage is approached via a pedestrian footpath which leads, firstly to the canopy covered entrance door, and then further, to the side and rear of the property. Once inside, the entrance hall provides a place in which to greet guests before moving through the main living accommodation. The sitting room draws the visitor in towards the impressive inglenook fireplace, a lovely place to rest on sumptuous sofas and catch up with family and friends. A second inglenook awaits in the dining room - a light, restful room, resplendent in ancient timbers. A place for family and friends to unite over good food and wine. The kitchen / breakfast room is presented in ivory country style, with plenty of room for food preparation and morning coffee. A dedicated utility room removes all laundry paraphernalia from sight and leads to a ground floor bathroom. A shower room completes the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor, the wealth of historic features continues - with rooms proudly displaying ancient timbers side by side with exquisite 16th century frescos. A family bathroom completes the accommodation. The cottage gardens, enclosed by both wall and fencing offer an informal idyll for respite during the warmer months, and a carefree haven for younger family members.
Entrance Hall 7'4" x 6'6" (2.24m x 1.98m). Solid wood entrance door, with leaded light window to side. Built-in cupboard. Exposed timbers.
Shower Room 6'9" x 5'1" (2.06m x 1.55m). Shower enclosure with electric shower. Pedestal wash-hand basin. Low-level WC. Electric towel radiator. Fully tiled. Exposed timbers. Extractor fan. Tiled floor.
Sitting Room 16'1" x 14'2" (4.9m x 4.32m). Two windows, with leaded lights, to side aspects. Inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam and inset wood burner. Inset bookshelves. Exposed timbers. Radiator. Stairs for first floor.
Dining Room 13'9" x 13'5" (4.2m x 4.1m). Enclosed staircase to bedroom three. Dual aspect room with windows, with leaded lights, to both sides. Inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam. Exposed timbers. Cupboard. Door to side aspect. Radiator.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room 11'5" x 10'5" (3.48m x 3.18m). Dual aspect room with windows, with leaded lights, to front and aside. Matching wall and base units, with solid wood worktop. Inset Belfast sink with mixer-tap. Tiled splashback. Space for dishwasher. Space for under-counter fridge. Space for gas cooker in chimney recess, with extractor over. Storage cupboard. Cupboard housing wall-mounted Baxi combi-boiler. Radiator.
Utility Room 8'8" x 7'2"max (2.64m x 2.18mmax). Window to rear aspect. Inset Belfast sink with solid wood work-top, with bevelled drainer. Spaces for washing machine and tumble dryer. Space for tower fridge freezer. Radiator. Tiled floor.
Bathroom 9'3" x 5'6" max (2.82m x 1.68m max). Skylight. Free-standing ball and claw foot bath with shower attachment. Pedestal wash-hand basin. Low-level WC. Tiled floor. Pull-cord electric heater.
Principal Bedroom 14' x 10'5" (4.27m x 3.18m). Dual aspect room with windows, with leaded lights, to side and rear. C16 frescos to two walls. Exposed timbers. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.
Bedroom Three 14'6" x 8'3" (4.42m x 2.51m). Staircase from dining room. Dormer window, with leaded lights, to side aspect. Built-in cupboards. Sloping ceiling. Brick chimney breast.
Bedroom Two 12'11" x 10'9" (3.94m x 3.28m). Sash window to front aspect with extensive views. Window, with leaded lights, to side aspect. Built-in wardrobes. Exposed timbers. Radiator.
Bedroom Four 8'5" x 6'8" (2.57m x 2.03m). Window with leaded lights to side aspect. C16 fresco. Exposed timbers. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.
Bathroom 9'1" x 7'3" (2.77m x 2.2m). Window to side aspect. Free-standing ball and claw foot bath. Pedestal wash-hand basin. Low-level WC. Exposed timbers. Solid wood floor. Radiator. Loft access.
Outside To the front of the property, wrought iron fencing leads the pedestrian to the entrance door and rear garden. A gravel drive provides off-street parking for two vehicles. The garden to the rear is enclosed by panel fencing and wall, mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs. Shed. Brick-built BBQ. Raised beds.
Agents Note We understand that the neighbouring two cottages have a "right of access" through the garden - our vendor advises this is rarely used.