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£650,000Guide price

3 bedroom cottage for sale

Upper Street, Oakley, Suffolk

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3 bedroom
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Property features

  • Grade II Listed
  • 2,3 or 4 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom plus En Suite
  • Study, Sitting & Dining Rooms
  • In & Out driveway
  • Approximately 1.08 Acre (0.44 Hectare)

Property description

Set within grounds of a little over one acre, this picturesque Grade II Listed period house offers character living space on three levels. Set back from the road and surrounded by fields, new owners will enjoy peace and privacy with no near neighbours.

Location - Upper Oakley adjoins its neighbour Brome and together sit at the heart of what was the Brome & Oakley Estate. The Estate survived intact until a final sale in 1953 when the land and buildings were sold. Tanglewood can be found on high ground, up from the Waveney Valley on the approach to Brome village centre. The Parishes of Brome & Oakley combine and cover a wide area yet have a delightful heart comprising much of the property formerly within the ownership of the Hall. A former school serves as the Village Hall where activities take place throughout the year in addition to the weekly and monthly meetings of the Parish Council, Clubs and Societies. On Friday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes a Bar is run for the benefit of the villagers and in high summer the Village Fete is a real draw. The surrounding countryside has good access to a network of footpaths and some excellent walks can be enjoyed to neighbouring Hoxne and Eye. Upper Street stretches from the Low Road to the Eye Road and is considered a quiet country road with relatively little traffic. This near backwater is ideally placed for those who need to travel to the wider area, easily reaching the A140 and A143 for road access through the region and the mainline rail station at Diss for commuting to the City. The journey time to Liverpool Street station is around 90 minutes. The neighbouring market town of Eye provides an excellent range of shops including deli, cafes and restaurants. Whilst a number of surrounding villages have a Primary School, Eye is renowned for the excellent High School with Sixth Form which in 2010 achieved an OFSTED Outstanding award.

Description - Tanglewood is a classic timber framed Grade II Listed building believed to date from the 1500's and set beneath a reed thatch roof. The exterior is notable for unusual bracketed drip boards above ground floor window openings of small paned casements. Two storeys and attic are arranged in what is described as a 3-cell form meaning the ground floor, particularly, comprises three 'sections' within the timber framework divisions. This provides a lovely mix of dining room, sitting room and study space with to the rear a later extension to the ground floor providing a further study option or bedroom 4, bathroom and kitchen plus stairwell. The first floor is so arranged to provide two lovely bedrooms, either side of the substantial chimneybreast of which the master bedroom has a bathroom en suite. The upper attic floor features a further bedroom option set delightfully within the shape of the roof space. Timber framing is exposed throughout complete with impressive corner braces, evidence of mullion windows and former hall partition featuring an arched door head with evidence of another. Interestingly, a dividing post between these doorways is trail carved with an oak leaf motif. Two fireplaces can be found within the ground floor culminating in an external chimney stack with two unusual square shafts set in a diamond configuration.

Oil fired radiator heating is installed throughout and traditional cottage casement windows fitted with bespoke secondary double glazing. A Garden Office has power and light connected providing scope to work from home and vehicular access is excellent given the two gated access points forming an 'In & Out' drive.

The driveway leads to the pretty gable end where two doorways provide access to the interior: one to the Kitchen via an 'every day' stable type door; the other an oak ledged door opening to....

Dining Hall - 15'9 x 9'6 (4.80m x 2.90m) - Laid with brick and showing replaced oak ceiling joists above along with red brick chimneybreast currently unused with shelved cupboard to one side shielded by an oak panelled door. Pretty small paned cottage windows provide an outlook to both front and side elevations. Four wall light points. Height to underside of ceiling joists: approximately 6'4. By walking through past the chimneybreast one finds the...

Sitting Room - 16' x 12'3 and 15'11 x 6'6 (4.88m x 3.73m and 4.85m x 1.98m) - Showing extensive timbering along with open studwork creating a further area ideal as a quiet space currently accommodating a pedestal desk and bookcasing: an alternative study lies in the the separate room beyond. Two windows to the front elevation plus half glazed outer door (unused) and window to the side elevation. Three radiators. Four wall light points. The corresponding red brick chimneybreast accommodates a canopy hood above pamment tiled raised hearth along with a cupboard to one side shielded by a traditional oak plank door. A similar door leads through to...

Inner Hall - With stairs rising to the first floor accommodation and two doors leading off to...

Study/Bedroom 4 - 11'4 x 11'3 (3.45m x 3.43m) - A versatile additional space equally useable as Study or further bedroom. Single radiator. Two wall light points. Built-in shelved cupboard with plumbing and drainage. Window to the rear providing an outlook across the rear terrace and pond. A part glazed outer door leads outside.

Bathroom - Fitted with coloured suite comprising No Arguments steel bath with shower attachment over, low level wc and vanity wash basin complete with cupboard beneath. Single radiator. Window.

Kitchen - 11'9 x 10'2 (3.58m x 3.10m) - Laid with quarry tiles and fitted with hand built units in a traditional style along with stainless steel twin bowl sink unit, surfaces including Samsung 4-ring electric hob with canopy hood above along with adjacent single oven and microwave housing above. Wall cupboards provide additional storage to the lower level cupboards and drawers. Appliance space including plumbing for dishwasher. Honeywell central heating programmer. Radiator. A hardwood stable type door leads out to an inviting sitting out area.

First Floor Landing - With natural light from a stairwell window and stairs having risen from the Inner Hall lead to a landing space between two principal bedrooms. A ships ladder, given the owners nautical leanings, provides access to the third bedroom and roof space.

Bedroom 1 - 19'1 x 15'9 (5.82m x 4.80m) - One of two fabulous bedrooms, featuring twin cottage small paned casements to the front elevation. A further window provides additional light from the rear. Twin fitted wardrobes. Two single radiators. TV point. Exposed timbers including wind brace.

Bathroom En Suite - Roomy and characterful showing further exposed timber framing and wind brace and fitted with suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment over, pedestal wash basin and pedestal wash basin and low level wc. Single radiator. Windows provide natural light from both rear and side elevations.

Bedroom 2 - 15'7 x 9'5 (4.75m x 2.87m) - A second delightful room showing good timbering including wind braces plus cottage windows to both front and side elevations. Two double radiators. Built-in wardrobe cupboard. Television point.

Attic Bedroom 3 - 9'6 x 5'10 to purlin 12'6 Max (2.90m x 1.78m to purlin 3.81m Max) - Set within the shape of the roof space and showing exposed timbers along with a cottage gable window. Two single radiators.

Gardens & Grounds - Set in grounds of a little over one acre (1.08 Acre/0.44 Hectares Source: Goview), Tanglewood enjoys privacy and seclusion provided by no near neighbours and well established trees within the site. Approached from the road via either of two gated entrances, the in & out carriage driveway allows easy vehicular access with turning to the Single Garage set slightly behind the house. Across the front of the property behind a hedged front boundary, lawn and brick pathways combine to set off the front elevation and show off the pretty detail of thatched roof and hooded ground floor windows. .

One can walk around the entire house and pathways leading from the rear terrace, past the pond onto the meadow type lawn and former orchard: retaining a number of apple and pear trees. This area could provide grazing for a pony or indeed even the construction of a Tennis Court, subject to Planning Permission. However, as it is, it is considered just right and a lovely backdrop to the main house. Fields border the rear of the property on three sides. Across the road beyond further farmland, the tower of Oakley Church can be seen and the sound of the bells sometimes drifts across the fields. It is possible to walk to the Church across the farmland on a marked path.

Closer to the house, the keen gardening owners have created a lovely outdoor space with plants and shrubs both ground planted and in pots. The sitting out areas are most appealing. Adjoining the garage lies the Garden Office11'8 x 8'7 (3.55m x 2.63m) complete with double glazed windows on three sides, fitted surfaces and office storage along with roof space storage. Power and light is connected. Further buildings include the Boiler House, containing Firebird oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and radiators; claylump/blockwork outhouse under a pantile roof (8'9 x 7'4) along with a corresponding space adjoining and to the side of the house, a pair of former Privvy's 13'4 x 8'10 (4.08m x 2.72m) with oil storage tank and power and light connected.

Services - The vendor has confirmed that the property benefits from mains water, electricity and drainage.

Wayleaves & Easements - The property is sold subject to and with all the benefit of all wayleaves, covenants, easements and rights of way whether or not disclosed in these particulars.

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Postal Address - Tanglewood, 10 Upper Street, Oakley, IP21 4AX

Local Authority - Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX. Telephone:[use Contact Agent Button]0

Council Tax - The property has been placed in Tax Band E.

Tenure & Possession - The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Fixtures & Fittings - All items normally designated as tenants fixtures & fittings are specifically excluded from the sale unless mentioned in these particulars.

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Directions - From Eye Town Centre follow the B1077 north turning right to Brome village. At the crossroads turn right into Rectory Road. Passing Oaksmere, the former Dower House to Brome Hall, continue for approximately 1.5 miles through Brome village, passing Brome Hall drive after which Tanglewood will be found on the right hand side after a further quarter mile.

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Directions - From Eye Town Centre follow the B1077 north turning right to Brome village. At the crossroads turn right into Rectory Road. Passing Oaksmere, the former Dower House to Brome Hall, continue for approximately 1.5 miles through Brome village, passing Brome Hall drive after which Tanglewood will be found on the right hand side after a further quarter mile.

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