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10 Bolton Street, Lavenham

£340,000

2 Bedroom Semi-Detached House for sale in Sudbury

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  • Entrance Hall
  • Sitting Room with Splendid Inglenook Fireplace
  • Dining Room with Fireplace and French Doors out to Garden
  • Fitted Older Style Kitchen
  • Downstairs Shower Room
  • Landing
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Beautifully Stocked Side Garden Opening Onto Bolton Street
  • Mature Rear Garden with Timber Shed
  • Ideal as a Home/Weekend Retreat or Holiday Property Investment

THE LOCATION


Lavenham is often described as one of England's finest preserved medieval villages. With its fortunes arising from the wool trade in the 15th and 16th Centuries, the village has a magnificent parish church and a wonderful selection of ancient houses and cottages dating from Tudor timber buildings through the Georgian period to the Victorian era. Today the village is very vibrant with a most active community and useful range of shops including a butcher, pharmacy, bakery, traditional grocer's store and two modern co-ops. There are also a number of interesting shops and galleries and several fine public houses and restaurants. There is a primary school and a modern doctor's surgery.


THE PROPERTY


Number 10 Bolton Street is Grade II Listed as being of architectural and historical importance. It is formed from one part of one of Lavenhams' historic medieval timber framed houses and inside there are many wonderful exposed beams and a splendid old inglenook fireplace. There is a later addition at the back. The interior would benefit from some updating in the kitchen and bathroom. Gas fired central heating with a modern boiler is already installed. To the side and rear are lovely mature English cottage gardens, catching the sun for most of the day. There is on street parking outside but the possibility of creating an off street parking space using part of the garden. The cottage would make an ideal permanent home, weekend hideaway or very profitable holiday letting property.


THE ACCOMMODATION


ON THE GROUND FLOOR


Entrance Hall 8' x 5' (2.2m x 1.5m) Hardwood panelled and glazed front door, exposed wall timbers on one side, hardwood parquet flooring, radiator and cloaks cupboard with shelving. Half glazed door to the dining room and a door to the shower room.


Dining Room 11'9" x 11'3" (3.6m x 3.4m) At the centre of the house with a pair of fully glazed French doors opening to the garden. Red brick corner fireplace with oak bressumer and raised hearth, with red brick twisting chimney breast above. Fine exposed wall and ceiling timbers, radiator, hardwood parquet flooring and a doorway through to the kitchen.


Sitting Room 12' x 11'6" (3.65m x 3.5m) A wonderful room at the front of the house with an array of fine exposed medieval oak wall timbers and ceiling beams. Splendid 8' wide inglenook fireplace with heavy oak bressumer (featuring historic taper burns) with brick hearth and chimney breast above. Casement window and panelled timber door to the front and historic diamond mullioned window to the side, overlooking the garden. Sealed brick block floor, radiator, wall lights.


Kitchen 9' x 7'6" (2.75m x 2.3m) plus understairs recess. With a window above the sink overlooking the garden and doorways to the sitting room and dining room. Fitted with a range of older style laminate wall and base cupboards, stainless steel sink unit, space for cooker and a large understairs recess with space for a fridge/freezer. Quarry tiled floor, some exposed timbers and a door with staircase to the first floor.


Shower Room 8' x 6' (2.4m x 1.8m) Presently fitted out as a shower room with modern corner shower cubicle with curved glass Powerlux door and chrome shower assembly, white close coupled WC, and small wall mounted handbasin, plumbing/space for washing machine, patterned glazed window to the rear, radiator and airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with immersion heater back up and Vaillant Central Heating boiler supplying central heating and hot water. Vinyl flooring, radiator.


ON THE FIRST FLOOR


Landing 3' x 3' (0.9m x 0.9m) A small landing with doors to both bedrooms and fine exposed timbers.

 

Bedroom 1 12' x 9'6" (3.65m x 2.9m) Above the sitting room at the front and also with a fine array of exposed wall timbers and braces. Horizontal sliding sash window to the front, radiator.


Bedroom 2 10' x 9' (3m x 2.7m) With fine exposed timbers on two walls, a small window with a lovely view of the historic houses and cottages up Bolton Street. A range of built-in wardrobe cupboards with painted doors and a small eaves cupboard. Radiator.


OUTSIDE


Side Garden 45' x 18' (14m x 5.5m) With a brick retaining wall and wrought iron gate opening from Bolton Street and a concrete pathway leading right down alongside the house, with low brick wall, beyond this is a beautifully stocked flower border with basket weave fence behind and rose trellis arches stocked with an abundance of bulbs, plants and flowering shrubs. This leads to:


Rear Garden 33' x 30' (10m x 9.1m) Enclosed on the left and rear by basket weave fencing and on the right by close boarded fencing. Lawn with paving stones down to the rear corner where there is a timber shed. A number of mature trees including bay, spruce and some large conifers.


MISCELLANEOUS


SERVICES We are advised that mains gas, water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Gas fired central heating. Outside lights. Please note we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical or drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.


COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: ) advise Charge Band C, amount payable 2020/2021 £1,620.76.


TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES Freehold with vacant possession available. Fitted carpets included. Curtains, blinds and other fixtures by negotiation - full list provided with formal contracts.


VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. From Lavenham Market Place, turn across the front of The Great House restaurant down towards the primary school and turn immediately left into Bolton Street. The cottage is near the bottom of the hill on the left.

Property Ref: s12419

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