Horringer | Bury St Edmunds | IP29 5SA
Bury St Edmunds 2 miles | Ipswich 23 miles | Newmarket 11 miles
An attractive Grade II Listed house with flexible accommodation, situated in a highly desirable village with a delightful garden of about 0.35 of an acre (sts) abutting Ickworth Park.
MULBERRY COTTAGE Mulberry Cottage was originally a pair of cottages forming part of the Ickworth Estate. It is also understood that one of the cottages pre-war was the Police House.
The property dates back to the 18th century with later additions with the most recent being a kitchen and side return extension to include a bedroom and bathroom built in 1997.
The property presents an attractive façade with rendered elevations under a tiled roof with accommodation arranged over two floors. Predominantly the property is of timber framed construction. Of particular note is the heavily timbered drawing room with an open fire place and open studwork through to study area.
Also of note is the downstairs bedroom with a Jack and Jill wet room. The ground floor also comprises a hall, dining room with pretty fire place a kitchen/breakfast room and a utility room. From the hall a staircase leads up to the first floor where there are four bedrooms, office and a family bathroom.
SITUATION Mulberry Cottage is situated in the heart of the village of Horringer which is some two miles away from the historic cathedral market town of Bury St Edmunds which offers an excellent range of amenities with schooling in the private and public sectors, and extensive shopping facilities including health clubs, swimming pools and golf clubs.
Bury St Edmunds offers a link to mainline railway stations although there is a main line railway station at Stowmarket, which has direct service to London Liverpool Street, with London City Centre being 83 miles.
From Horringer there is easy access onto the A14 dual carriageway, which leads via Ipswich to the east coast ports and west via Newmarket to Cambridge and connecting with the M11 and the capital. Cambridge city centre being 35 minutes / 28 miles by road.
Mulberry Cottage is situated on the edge of the National Trust estate, Ickworth Park with its Italiante evergreen gardens, walled gardens and canal lake, landscaping by 'Capability Brown', historic woodlands and parkland, walking, running and cycling tracks and adventure playground for the children, together with Ickworth House itself with Rotunda and east and west wings forming the centre piece of the estate. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth
OUTSIDE Mulberry Cottage is approached over a gravel driveway leading to a large parking area for several cars. Access from here is given to the double garage with twin up and over doors. There is also a useful period outbuilding currently split into two, but subject to any necessary Consents would make ideal further accommodation.
The gardens are a tremendous feature of the property and the front is predominantly laid to lawn with herbaceous borders and a Mulberry Tree. At the rear of the property there is a good sized terraced area ideal for barbecues and al fresco dining, access from here is given to the period outbuilding and to a further lawn where a pedestrian pathway leads out into Ickworth Park. There is also a greenhouse and a solar panel that feeds the boiler.
SERVICES Mains water, electricity, drainage and oil fired central heating.
LOCAL AUTHORITY St Edmundsbury Borough Council. Tax Band F.
METHOD OF SALE Mulberry Cottage is offered for sale as a whole with vacant possession upon completion.
DIRECTIONS Upon entering the village of Horringer from Bury St Edmunds, Mulberry Cottage can be found on your right hand side denoted by a Lacy Scott & Knight 'For Sale' board.
AGENTS NOTE External photographs were taken in Summer 2016.
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on 01284 748600 to arrange a viewing