St James South Elmham
Sold Subject to Contract

5 beds | 1 baths | 3 receptions | Guide price £475,000


  • Red Brick Detached Suffolk Cottage
  • Delightful Village Location
  • Stunning Grounds Extending to Three Quarters of an Acre
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Ample Off Road Parking
  • Coach House
  • Charming Throughout
  • No Onward Chain

A quintessential, detached Suffolk Cottage situated in this charming rural village, boasting grounds that extend to three quarters of an acre which provide a range of formal gardens, orchard and open lawn. The property is the former village Post Office and has now been enjoyed as a family home by the current owners for three decades. Internally we find four reception rooms, kitchen breakfast room and four double bedrooms as well as a dressing room/bedroom five. Outside the large drive leads to the Coach House before we step into the impressive rear gardens. Viewing is essential to appreciate the character, space and location on offer.

Bungay - 7.0 miles

Harleston - 6.7 miles

Halesworth - 6.5 miles

Southwold - 15 miles



A quintessential, detached Suffolk Cottage situated in this charming rural village, boasting grounds that extend to three quarters of an acre which provide a range of formal gardens, orchard and open lawn. The property is the former village Post Office and has now been enjoyed as a family home by the current owners for three decades. Internally we find four reception rooms, kitchen breakfast room and four double bedrooms as well as a dressing room/bedroom five. Outside the large drive leads to the Coach House before we step into the impressive rear gardens. Viewing is essential to appreciate the character, space and location on offer.



Accommodation comprises briefly:

Entrance Hall

Sitting Room

Dining Room

Kitchen Breakfast Room

Snug Lounge

Study

Laundry/Utility Room & W/C

Master Bedroom

Three Further Double Bedrooms

Dressing Room/Bedroom Five

Bathroom Room



The Property

Passing the rose garden we step below the impressive green oak storm porch and enter The Post House via the front door where we are welcomed by the entrance hall, doors to either side open to our first two reception rooms. To our right we step into the snug lounge where the first of the hand made windows found throughout looks onto the front garden, a wood burning stove is set to the fireplace whilst a door opens to study, this room mirrors the space in the snug, a door opens to the rear lobby and a stair case rises to the master bedroom and dressing room. Stepping back to the entrance hall we find the sitting room, this central room provides a real hub to the home with doors opening to both the kitchen and dining room. A large red brick fireplace gives home to a wood burning stove and our main staircase rises to the first floor. Two windows look to the front and fill the room with light whilst stepping into the dining room we find French doors again flooding the room with light and opening to a charming terrace framed by the rose garden. At the rear of the cottage we find the kitchen breakfast room, this country style kitchen provides space for informal dining, a range of hand made units line the room and a charming Aga provides a focal piece to the room, a door opens to the walk in larder whilst French doors open to the rear and take in the view of the grounds. A door from the kitchen opens to the laundry/utility where we also find the ground floor w/c. Climbing the main staircase we pass a door opening to the loft space before stepping onto the first floor landing. Doors open to the first three double bedrooms at the head of the stairs whilst stepping along the landing we find the family bathroom which boasts a bath, separate shower, w/c and wash basin. At the end of the landing we find the master bedroom which enjoys two windows looking over the front gardens, a door from here opens to the second staircase returning to the study and the dressing room/bedroom five is found across the top step landing. This completes the accommodation.



Outside

Approaching The Post House from The Street we are welcomed by the extensive shingle drive which passes the property and provides ample parking and turning in front of the Coach House. To the front of the house an established hedge row frames the boundary whilst the front garden is alive with colour with a meticulously planned rose garden which sits beautifully against the red brick of the cottage, a variety of classical roses including Rosa mundi, Alba Maxima, Madame Alfred Carriere feature here along with a range of established shrubs and perennial flowers. A path leads us to the green oak storm porch and into the front door. At the head of the drive we find the detached Coach House, the former cart lodge serves as workshop whilst the stable as a garden/potting shed, above the hay loft spans over the two spaces. At the rear of the house the French doors from the kitchen open to an attractive shingle patio enjoys the nature pond as a back drop. From here a door leads through a rear lobby to a further outbuilding whilst the grounds open to provide uncompromised space with an extensive lawn, raised vegetable beds and a stunning orchard providing over 20 varieties of apples, pears, plums, damsons, greengages, cherries, mulberry, cobnuts, and quinces whilst a Cornelian Cherry, Walnut and Turkish Hazel feature. Established hedge rows frame the boundary of this stunning space.



Location

The village of St James South Elmham has a Church and a village hall. It is located between the two market towns of Bungay and Harleston with Halesworth also close by. The market town of Harleston provides all schools, nurseries, shops, Post Office, churches, doctor's surgery, dentist, restaurants and pubs. Bungay offers a good range of all the necessary amenities and shops, schools, antique shops, restaurants, The Fisher Theatre (now showing films) and leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool and golf club. Halesworth has a good range of shops and The Cut theatre on its doorstep. The Cathedral City of Norwich is about 40 mins drive to the North and has a mainline train link to London Liverpool Street (1hr 54mins). Diss and Halesworth provide mainline links to London. Diss being 14 miles and Halesworth 6.5 miles . The unspoilt heritage coastline of Suffolk with the lovely beaches of Southwold and Walberswick are a short distance away.



Fixtures and Fittings

All fixtures and fittings are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.



Services

Mains electricity and water & drainage. Oil fired Aga, Wood burning stoves.

Fibre Optic Broadband Direct Connection

EPC Rating: TBA



Local Authority:

East Suffolk Council

Tax Band: E

Postcode: IP19 0HT



Agents Note

The property is offered subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, all way leaves, easements and other rights of way whether specifically mentioned or not.



Tenure

Vacant possession of the freehold will be given upon completion

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