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18 Croft Lea


5 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Sudbury

3 5 2 2
  • Canopy Porch and Good Sized Reception Hall
  • 25ft Triple Aspect Sitting Room with Wood Burner
  • Superb 29ft x 21ft Kitchen/Dining/Family Room
  • 15ft x 10ft Play Room/Bedroom 5 With 4 Way Folding Doors
  • Utility Room, Walk-In Store and Downstairs Cloakroom
  • Double Aspect Bedroom 1 with Luxury En Suite Shower Room
  • 3 Further Good Sized Bedrooms
  • Double Aspect Japanese Whirlpool Family Bathroom
  • 32ft Long Double Length Garage, Good Parking
  • Amazing ft x 100ft back garden - 0. acres.


Little Waldingfield is a pretty village set midway between the thriving market town of Sudbury and the historic medieval village of Lavenham, surrounded by lovely countryside. It has a pub (currently being refurbished and due to reopen this summer) and a church and good primary schools are found in Lavenham, Great Waldingfield and Acton. There are secondary schools in Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds. Sudbury itself offers an excellent range of shopping and recreational facilities and the towns of Hadleigh and Bury St Edmunds are both within easy driving distance giving further amenities. Sudbury station provides shuttle trains through to the main London and Colchester lines via a change at Marks Tey and there are links through to the A14 and A12. Croft Lea is a cul de sac off the main street and this property is tucked right in the corner with open countryside behind.


The main part of the house was built with traditional cavity brick walls and a tiled roof. There is a large contemporary extension to the rear with natural cedar cladding and an interlocking tiled roof to match the main house and the contemporary feel outside is further enhanced with modern metal gutters and downpipes. The windows have been upgraded to wide gap double glazed pine/aluminium units with a grey external finish. The present owners have carried out a substantial and highly imaginative enlargement of the property and a complete refurbishment inside to give it a very current contemporary feel with high quality finish and fittings. The most exceptional feature is the remarkable 29ft long kitchen/dining and family room across the back of the house with large sliding doors to take advantage of the fabulous views over the garden and countryside beyond. There is also a large sitting room with woodburner and the overall quality of fixtures, sanitaryware and décor is impeccable. The other special feature of the house is its remarkably large garden.



Canopy Porch 4'6" x 4'6" (1.4m x 1.4m) A contemporary timber canopy porch with metal upright, wooden cladding and flagstone floor, contemporary heavy front door opening to :

Reception Hall 16'3" x 6'6" (5m x 2m) Good sized hall with straight stairs leading up to the galleried landing with painted banisters and hand rail, useful under stairs cupboards, large limestone style ceramic floor tiles with inset door mat well, radiator, glazed doors to the kitchen and family room, glass block screen from the family room giving extra light. LED down lights.

Downstairs Cloakroom 7' x 3'6" (2.1m x 1.1m) High level window to the front, matching Ideal Standard contemporary suite comprising WC, and wall mounted hand basin with column mixer tap, chromium heated towel rail, brick shaped tiling on one wall, floor tiles to match the hall, deep full height storage cupboard.

Triple Aspect Sitting Room with Wood Burner 25'3" x 12'6" (7.7m x 3.8m) A well proportioned room with floor standing cast iron wood burning stove with granite hearth and back tiling as the centre piece. Pair of French doors opening on to the garden with high level windows to the front and side, and a full height glass block screen from the dining area and a pair of glazed doors from the kitchen all giving extra light. Radiator.

Kitchen/Dining/Family Room 21'6" x 29'9" (6.55m x 9.05m maximum) The centre piece of the house - a stunning room designed to take advantage of the views out across the gardens and open fields beyond. Kitchen area fitted with extensive range of contemporary sawn oak veneer wall and base cupboards with satin alloy handles and real American hard wood woodblock working surfaces, this includes a large island unit. Comprehensively equipped with Bosch touch control induction hob (on the island) with remote controlled Neff ceiling extractor hood above, twin Neff eye level electric Circotherm ovens, slot in American style up right fridge/freezer, white porcelain style composite one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap, integral dishwasher, the island has hob, cupboards, drawers and breakfast bar on one side. The dining area has a radiator and doors to the play room/bedroom 5, sitting room and leads through to the sitting area. Window above the sink. The sitting area has all along a range of large sliding glazed pine/aluminium doors with three quarter length picture window to the side enjoying panoramic views over the garden and open countryside. The whole room has LED down lights with limestone style large ceramic floor tiles.

Play Room/Bedroom 5 15'6" x 10'9" (4.7m x 3.3m) With a wide picture window to the front overlooking the drive and a pair of four way folding doors opening through to the kitchen with glass screen above. Aforementioned glass block screen and glass door from the hall, radiator, LED down lights.

Rear Hall 14' x 3' (4.2m x 0.9m) With a glazed door off the kitchen, doors to the walk-in cupboard and garage and open at one end the utility room. Large limestone style floor tiles.

Walk-In Store 10' x 3' ( x 0.9m) A very useful walk-in storage cupboard with tiles to match the rear hall, automatic light.

Utility Room 11' x 6'6" (3.3m x 2m) With a large picture window and half glazed back door both overlooking the garden with fields beyond. Range of contemporary cherry wood wall and base cupboards with white working surfaces and white tiled splash backs. One and half bowl contemporary stone style sink with mixer tap, spaces for washing machine, tumble drier, and cupboard or freezer etc. Radiator, LED down lights, tiling to match the rear hall.


"L" Shaped Galleried Landing 21'3" x 11' (6.5m x 3.35m) The first part of the landing has a gallery rail, that matches the banisters, overlooking the stairwell, window to the side with far reaching country views, and a built-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and double doors. The centre part of the landing has a dressing area with built-in double wardrobe cupboards, and a door way to bedrooms 1 and 2, meaning these could also be occupied as a suite.

Bedroom 1 15'6" x 12'6" (4.7m x 3.8m) A double aspect room with picture window to the rear overlooking the garden with spectacular country views beyond and a further window to the side. Radiator, and door to:

En Suite Luxury Shower Room 9'3" x 6' (2.8m x 1.8m) Leading off bedroom 1 with a picture window to the rear enjoying the same spectacular country views. Superbly fitted with a double width shower tray with glass screen and a chromium shower comprising a jumbo shower head plus hand held body spray. Distinctive double width Ideal Standard hand basin with mixer tap and floating low flush WC with concealed cistern. All walls tiled in an aquamarine glazed brick shaped tiles, LED down lights, extractor above the shower, granite style ceramic floor tiles, chromium heated towel rail. Underfloor heating.

Bedroom 2 12'6" x 9'3" (3.8m x 2.8m) plus door recess. Large window to the front, radiator. LED downlights.

Bedroom 3 12'6" x 10' (3.8m x 3m) With window to the front, radiator, built-in double wardrobe cupboard, LED downlights.

Bedroom 4 7'3" x 9'6" (2.2m x 2.9m "L" shaped) With a window to the front, radiator, useful built-in wardrobe/storage cupboard, LED downlights.

Japanese Style Whirlpool Family Bathroom 8'9" x 6' (2.65m x 1.8m) Double aspect room with windows to the side and rear the latter overlooking the garden and open countryside. Superbly fitted with OMNI-TUB Whirlpool shower/bath, with chromium shower assembly above, comprising jumbo shower head and hand held body spray, with a folding glass shower door. Floating Ideal Standard square hand basin with column mixer tap and cupboard below and floating WC with concealed cistern. Three walls with red brick shaped tiling, LED down lights, granite style ceramic floor tiles, chromium heated towel rail. Underfloor heating.


Double Length Garage 32' long x 8' wide (9.7m x 2.4m) With insulated roller shutter door to the front, connecting door to the rear hall at the back, light tube, power and light connected. Grant oil boiler supplying central heating and hot water and water softener.

Front Garden/Drive 30' long x 48' wide (9.1m x 14.6m) Triangular in shape, screened from next door by a mature conifer/evergreen hedge. The whole frontage is shingled to provide parking for four cars and there is an access gate to the left of the house round to the rear.

Back Garden 160' x 100' (48.7m x 30.4m) - 0.35 acres. The back garden is the other special feature of the house being unusually large. Across the back of the house is a sleeper edged shingled seating area with opens on to the lawn, sweeping to all four corners of the garden. In the centre is a log edged shingled children's play area (easily removed) and at the far end of the garden in a vegetable garden with a row of beds. The right hand side boundary is fenced, the left hand side and rear are hedged with the latter joining straight on to open farm land. Aluminium greenhouse (requiring TLC), timber shed.


SERVICES We are advised that mains water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Oil fired central heating. Fibre broadband to the property. 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 2019/2020 £2,106.74.

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS & FIXTURES Freehold. We have not inspected the title deeds. Fitted carpets included. Blinds, light fittings and other fixtures may be included, by negotiation. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. Travelling on the Sudbury to Lavenham road turn right signposted to Little Waldingfield and Stowmarket. Come into the village and Croft Lea is on the left hand side.

Property Ref: S12308


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