** Unexpectedly Re-Available **
An opportunity to acquire this charming detached period cottage overlooking open farmland to the rear. Believed to have been a former blacksmiths dating back to the 18th Century. The cottage borders two sought-after village locations.
The property fronts the main A12 and is accessed via a gated, enclosed block paved courtyard driveway, which provides off-road parking for several vehicles.
Upon entering the front door the entrance hall offers access to the first of two conservatories with views over the courtyard and rear garden. The other side of the hall opens into the galley style kitchen with exposed timber beams, electric range cooker (by negotiation) plumbing for washing machine, dishwasher, space for fridge, separate freezer which are recessed and hidden under the former blacksmith forge.
The kitchen leads through a hall passing the re-fitted bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath which then leads to the bright and calming sitting room with a brick feature fireplace, stairs leading to the first floor, exposed timber beams, door leading directly to the rear garden, opening to the second conservatory with views over the rear garden, open farmland beyond, doors opening to the mature cottage rear garden with inset pond and numerous flower and shrub borders.
On the first floor are two bedrooms with the principal bedroom overlooking the southern aspect of the garden and open fields. The second bedroom is accessed via the principal having the exposed brick chimney and views to the front aspect. The property sits on the border of both Stratford St Mary and East Bergholt. East Bergholt is the larger as well as somewhat closer of the two villages set in the sought-after Dedham Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The village is much admired and well known for its connections with John Constable, the renowned painter, it is well catered for with good local facilities including a general store, post office, bakery, chemist, church, schools and several public houses. East Bergholt is situated in the undulating countryside of the Stour Valley with easy access to the A12 trunk road providing main routes to the A14, The Midlands, London and the major motorway networks. The centres of Ipswich and Colchester are also easily accessible with their more comprehensive shopping and educational facilities and the commuter can take advantage of mainline train services to London's Liverpool Street Station from both Manningtree and Colchester. There are excellent recreational facilities in the area including sailing on the Orwell, Deben, Colne and Stour, golf courses at Stoke by Nayland, Colchester and Woodbridge.