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The Dovecote,Stoke by Clare


5 Bedroom Detached Bungalow for sale in Sudbury

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  • Entrance Porch and Reception Hall
  • Bright 16ft x 16ft Sitting Room with Open Fireplace
  • Breakfast Room, Good Fitted Kitchen plus Utility Room
  • Dovecot Dual Aspect Dining Room
  • First Floor Bedroom 5 with En Suite Shower Room
  • Downstairs Bedroom 1 with En Suite Shower Room
  • 3 Further Downstairs Bedrooms
  • En Suite Cloakroom and Family Bathroom
  • 58ft x 23ft Brick Built Outbuilding with Potential
  • 150ft x 125ft Grounds - Overall Plot 0.4 Acre


Stoke by Clare is a delightful village with a group of historic houses and cottages set around an attractive green, standing in the Stour Valley. The nearby area contains lovely countryside with many other good villages including nearby Clare, Cavendish, and Long Melford. Clare provides a surprisingly good range of shops including a Co-operative store and post office, primary and middle schools and a country park. The market towns of Sudbury, Newmarket, Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds are all within striking distance providing a further range of facilities. To the west is Saffron Walden and the M11 corridor with trains to London and good access to Stansted Airport.


The Dovecot is a mature brick built detached bungalow with a traditional tiled roof and timber double glazed windows. It's construction incorporated an historic dovecot which has weather boarded walls under a pyramid tiled roof and this now houses the dining room and a guest bedroom suite above with it's own front door and potential to be turned into a separate annexe. The bungalow has bright rooms and is well presented throughout, the present owners having carried out many improvements including a new bathroom and en suites. Oil fired central heating is provided and the house is in excellent decorative order. Outside there is an impressive drive and a large parking yard with space for a number of vehicles including a motor home, large van etc. Beside the house is a substantial brick built outbuilding which would be ideal as large garaging, workshop or perhaps conversion to an annexe bungalow. There are mature gardens of around 0.4 acres.


Entrance Porch 6'3" x 5'9" (1.9m x 1.7m) Entrance porch with fluted full length windows on either side and full length fluted glazed window overlooking the garden. Terracotta ceramic floor tiles and a matching fluted glazed inner door to:

Reception Hall 42' x 4'9" reducing to 4'3" (12.8m x 1.45m to 1.3m) With front door and a window at the end overlooking the drive and garden, patterned glazed panels to the sitting room, airing cupboard with double doors, storage cupboard, two radiators, loft hatch and doors to the various rooms.

Sitting Room 16' x 16' (4.9m x 4.9m) A bright triple aspect room with a pair of sliding patio doors to the rear opening to the garden, window on one side overlooking the front garden and drive and a small window on the other. Chimney breast with an inset operational open fireplace with quarry tiled hearth and hardwood mantelpiece, two radiators, two wall uplights and patterned glazed screen from the reception hall.

Kitchen 12'6" x 9'6" (3.8m x 2.9m) With two windows to the front overlooking the garden and a door from the rear hall/utility room. Good range of light oak fitted wall and base cupboards with marble effect roll top working surfaces and tiled splashbacks. Built-in four ring Diplomat ceramic hob with filter hood above, built-in Hotpoint eye level double electric fan oven, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, radiator, light coloured ceramic floor tiles. Archway to Breakfast room.

Breakfast Room 9'3" x 8'3" (2.8m x 2.5m) with doors from the reception hall, utility room, and Dovecote Dining Room. Window to one side, light ceramic floor tiles, radiator, down lights.

Utility Room 6'9" x 6'6" (2.1m x 2m) Leading off the breakfast room with a stable back door out to the garden. Myson Velaire oil boiler supplying central heating and hot water, spaces for washing machine, freezer etc. Shelves and coat hanging hooks, light ceramic floor tiles.

Dovecote Dining Room 14' x 13'9" (4.3m x 4.2m) A bright room with windows to two aspects overlooking the front garden and a fluted glazed front door giving separate access if this area were to be used as an annexe, turning staircase with natural pine barley twist banisters and coiled newel post, leading up to the bedroom above, radiator, plus the relief panels on all walls, downlights.

First Floor Bedroom 5 14' x 9'6" (4.3m x 2.9m) plus stairwell. Upstairs in the Dovecote with a four way vaulted ceiling, two Velux windows and a further window overlooking the front garden. Gallery rail overlooking the stairwell and a door to:

En Suite Shower Room 5'6" x 4' (1.7m x 1.2m) plus shower. With a fully tiled shower cubicle with folding glass door and shower assembly, range of beech woodgrain built-in cupboards with speckled granite effect surface housing inset semi-circular hand basin with mixer tap and low flush WC with concealed cistern. Tiled splash backs, mirror tiles, heated towel, light ceramic floor tiles, Velux window, air exchanger.

Bedroom 1 13'3" x 11'6" (4m x 3.5m) including wardrobes. With windows to the side and rear overlooking the garden, range of built-in wardrobe cupboards, radiator. Door to:

En Suite Shower Room 5'3" x 5'3" (1.6m x 1.6m) plus shower cubicle. Fully tiled shower cubicle, built-in chrome shower assembly with jumbo shower head. Range of custom built wall and base cupboards with granite style working surface with inset semi-circular hand basin and low flush WC with concealed cistern. Built-in mirrors with glass mosaic tiles around and theatre lights above, radiator, ceramic tiles, multi ceiling spotlight.

Bedroom 2 11'3" x 10'3" (3.4m x 3.1m) With two windows to the front overlooking the garden, built-in wardrobe cupboard, radiator. Door to:

En Suite Cloakroom 6'3" x 3'6" (1.9m x 1.1m) With frosted glazed window with modern white suite comprising low flush WC and wall mounted semi-circular hand basin with mixer tap, mosaic tiled surfaces on either side and matching splash back with built-in mirror, ceramic floor tiles, radiator.

Bedroom 3 11'3" x 8'9" (3.4m x 2.7m) With a window to the front overlooking the garden, radiator.

Bedroom 4 (Study) 9' x 7'9" (2.75m x 2.35m) plus door recess. With a window to the rear overlooking the garden, radiator, presently in use as a study.

Family Bathroom 7' x 5'6" (2.15m x 1.7m) Well fitted with a modern white luxury suite comprising moulded panelled bath with mixer tap, shower attachment and folding glass shower screen, and a range of built-in wall and base cupboards with granite effect surface featuring an inset semi-circular hand basin with mixer tap and low flush WC with concealed cistern, limestone mosaic tiled surround above with inset mirror and light, limestone tiles surrounding the bath, ceramic floor tiles, contemporary radiator/heated towel rail.


The Barn 58' x 23' (17.7m x 7m) 1,334 sq ft (123.9m sq) - 9.6" 2.9m eaves height. This is a substantial building constructed with 9" thick brick solid walls, rendered on the outside and painted on the inside. High timber roof with corrugate sheet covering with a very useful high eaves height. With an up and over door at one end and a pair of timber doors at the other each giving garage access, two windows to the front, two windows and a glass door to the side at one end. The other end is partitioned off to provide a useful work shop with two large windows to the side, window to the front and a mezzanine roof above providing storage. Numerous power points and fluorescent lights. Presently in use as a large garage and workshop but with potential to conversion to an annexe bungalow, or even house (subject to consent).

The Grounds around 150' x 125' (46m x 38m approx 0.4 acres) The grounds are a particular feature of the property and surround the house. It stands very well back from the road with a sweeping lawn and mature hedge. There are paths, rockery gardens, and various shrubs. The access is via a private drive (leading on to another property) running down the side of the grounds and through a pair of five bar gates with curved brick walls on either side giving an impressive entrance. This opens to a large tarmacadam parking area with space for many vehicles (including a large van or motor home) and turning space. Beyond the outbuilding and behind the house is a smaller more intimate private garden with flagstone patio, sunken pond and paths leading round the house to the utility room door. Tucked safely right behind the house is the oil storage tank.


SERVICES We are advised that mains water, electricity, and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Drainage is to a modern sewage treatment system contained in the front garden. Central heating and hot water powered by oil with the storage tank tucked safely to the rear. 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 West Suffolk District Council (Tel: ) advised Charge Band F, amount payable 2020/2021 £2,636.44

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS & FIXTURES Freehold. Full list provided with formal contracts.

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

Property Ref: S12403


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