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21-22 Water Street, Lavenham

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3 Bedroom Semi-Detached House for sale in Sudbury

2 3 2
  • Sitting Room with Exposed Timbers
  • 18ft x 12ft Dining Room with Georgian Fireplace
  • Study/Downstairs Bedroom 3 with French Doors
  • Kitchen and Breakfast Room plus Utility Room
  • Two Downstairs Bathrooms
  • Rear Lobbies and 2 Staircases
  • 16ft x 15ft Bedroom 1
  • 16ft x 15ft Bedroom 2
  • 56ft x 28ft Back Garden with pedestrian Access
  • Vacant Possession - No Upward Chain


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. Water Street is in the heart of the village and contains some of the earliest timber framed houses in Lavenham. It is only a moment's walk from the High Street and Market Place.


21 & 22 Water Street is Listed Grade II as being of architectural and historic importance. The listing suggests they are a pair of late 18th century cottages with rendered elevations and a tiled roof with the two bay windows but heavy timbers inside suggest a much earlier origin, perhaps early 16th century. The interior contains some fine oak beams and both the main reception rooms have fireplaces. The house still retains two front doors and two staircases with a connecting door on the ground floor as it has been in use as a single property for some years. To the rear, with useful pedestrian access, is a pleasant and sunny garden with a nice aspect over other gardens and historic properties beyond. There is gas fired central heating but the house does require updating with replacement kitchen and bathrooms etc., there is also considerable potential to re-divide it into two cottages, splitting the garden, something for which there is clear precedent in Lavenham.



Dining Room 18' x 12' (5.5m x 3.65m plus bay) At the front left hand side of the house with a timber front door, sash bay window to the front overlooking period houses opposite, Georgian arched cast iron fireplace with timber surround and mantelpiece, brick block floor, radiator, high ceiling with exposed central beam, and ledged and braced doors to the sitting room and kitchen.

Sitting Room 15' x 14'6" (4.5m x 4.4m) On the right hand side of the house with another timbered front door and secondary glazed sash bay window to the front overlooking period houses opposite. Fireplace with Adam style carved surround presently fitted with a gas fire. Exposed cruciform ceiling timbers and some wall timbers, radiator, doorway with stairs to the first floor and a door to the study/downstairs bedroom.

Study/Downstairs Bedroom 12'6" x 8'6" (3.8m x 2.6m) With French door and windows on either side looking out on to the rear garden, radiator, half vaulted ceiling and door to the rear lobby.

Rear Lobby 1 With window to the side, airing cupboard and door to :

Downstairs Bathroom 1 7' x 5'6" (2.1m x 1.7m max) With older turquoise suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal hand basin and low flush WC, patterned glazed window to the rear, radiator.

"L" Shaped Kitchen 13'6" x 12'6" (4m x 3.65m) Two windows and a half glazed door to the rear, wall mounted modern Vaillant gas combi boiler supplying central heating and hot water, range of older style Formica wall and base cupboards with working surfaces, radiator, pantry cupboard, door to:

Rear Lobby 2 with brick block floor and door on to downstairs bathroom 2.

Downstairs Bathroom 2 6' x 5' (1.9m x 1.55m) With patterned glazed window to the rear, older turquoise suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal hand basin and low flush WC, shower over the bath, radiator, fan heater.


There are two staircases - the left one leads to Bedroom 1 and the right one leads to Bedroom 2.

Bedroom 1 16' x 15'3" (4.9m x 4.6m) With two secondary glazed windows to the front, good ceiling height, exposed wall and ceiling beams, radiator.

Bedroom 2 16' x 15'6" (4.9m x 4.7m) With two secondary glazed windows to the front, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, radiator, fitted book shelving, good ceiling height


Back Garden 56' long x 28' wide (17m x 8.5m) A very good sized and bright garden with path across the back and two steps up to a flagstone patio, opening on to a lawn with red brick wall at the far end, fence boundary to the left and mature conifer hedge to the right. Other gardens all around with views of the Grade I Listed Old Grammar School in the background, pedestrian access round to the front (please note the adjoining cottages have pedestrian access across the back of this property)


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. Please note we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical and drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: ) advised Charge Band E, amount payable 2020/2021 £2,228.55

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS & FIXTURES Freehold. With immediate vacant possession available - no upward chain, fitted carpets included. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above.

Property Ref: S12356


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