BARN CONVERSION NESTLED IN A COUNTRY HOUSE ESTATE SETTING WITH AMPLE OFF-ROAD PARKING IN A HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER VILLAGE JUST SOUTH OF BURY ST. EDMUNDS
Open-plan barn conversion, situated in a desirable, historic village, just south of Bury St. Edmunds, providing versatile living. Accommodation is spread over one level and includes a large living room with connecting kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. Of particular note are the high ceilings (3.3m). This sympathetic, modern barn conversion is nestled on the edge of an ancient moated manor site that dates back to 1292. Approached along a gravel driveway, the property has ample off-road parking to the front and a fully enclosed gated courtyard to rear. Grounds within the country house estate setting are maintained by the landlord. Open countryside leads to the majestic Ickworth Park; within walking distance (10 minutes).
Whepstead is an attractive, widespread rural village with the Norman parish church of St. Petronilla situated at one of the highest points in Suffolk, a much favoured gastropub – The White Horse – and a vibrant community centre at its heart. Bus service (bus stop only 1 min from the property) to Bury St. Edmunds. Banatyne’s Gym and Spa is in close proximity, as are the recreational and cultural grounds within Ickworth House and Gardens. The cathedral town of Bury St. Edmunds lies about 5 miles north and provides a very comprehensive range of service and amenities. The A14 trunk road is approximately 4 miles providing fast access to Cambridge, Ipswich, Stansted Airport and London via the M11.
6.1 x 5.9 (20’0″ x 19’4″)
Impressive dual aspect living space with French doors within wide fenestration to both the front and rear. Marble hearth and wood mantelpiece with electric fire. TV and phone points. Attractive wall and ceiling pendant lights. Archway into kitchen.
4.4 x 3.4 (14’5″ x 11’1″)
With floor to ceiling window to rear courtyard garden aspect. Fitted kitchen with a range of wall and base units with work surfaces over. Tiled splash areas. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Electric oven and hob with cooker hood over. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Space for fridge/freezer. Set of casement doors to airing cupboard housing hot water tank and shelving.
4.0 x 3.6 (13’1″ x 11’9″)
With windows to front aspect. TV point.
2.3 x 3.5 (7’6″ x 11’5″)
With windows to front aspect.
With window to rear aspect. White bathroom suite comprising wc, pedestal basin, panelled bath with electric shower and glazed screen. Part-tiled with heated towel rail.
Approached along a gravel driveway the property benefits from extensive parking to the front with small lawned area. To the rear is a low maintenance fully enclosed and gated courtyard garden area.
Mains electric, water and drainage.
AGENT’S NOTE: none of these have been tested by the Agent.
LOCAL AUTHORITY / COUNCIL TAX
St. Edmundsbury Borough Council
Band D – £1,727.61(2019-2020)
Strictly by prior appointment through the landlord’s agent: Whatley Lane Estate Agents (WLEA). If there is anything of particular importance, please contact us to discuss, especially before embarking upon your journey to view the property.