A unique four-bedroom cottage adjacent to the historic Ickworth Estate has hit the market with David Burr Estate Agents for £845,000.

Formerly a terrace of three estate cottages, the Grade II listed property in Chevington, near Bury St Edmunds, is for sale with no onward chain and occupies a plot of approximately one acre (subject to survey).

Interestingly, the house comprises two separate freehold titles – 1 Armswater Cottages and 2 Armswater Cottages – and can be used as either one or two properties.

The main door of the property opens to a hallway with stairs up to the first floor, a door to the sitting room and access to other principal rooms on the ground floor.

The generous dual-aspect sitting room features a red-brick Inglenook fireplace and open-plan access to a study with a window to one side and French doors out to the rear garden.

East Anglian Daily Times: The spacious dual-aspect sitting room opens to a studyThe spacious dual-aspect sitting room opens to a study (Image: David Burr)
Another door leads from the study to the primary kitchen, which is fitted with a range of base units and has space for freestanding white goods.

The kitchen is currently equipped with an oil-fired Aga, four-ring hob and stainless-steel sink inset with drainer and mixer tap.

At the rear of the ground floor is a good-sized garden room with French doors and lovely views over the rear gardens.

To the left of the central hallway is a bathroom with WC, handwash basin, bidet, bath and corner shower.

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There is a separate shower room off a small section of hallway that leads through to the secondary kitchen.

This kitchen is finished in a more traditional farmhouse style with flagstone flooring and a range of base units, plus a door leading to the rear terrace. Integrated appliances include a cooker and sink inset with drainer and mixer tap over.

East Anglian Daily Times: The house occupies a plot of around one acreThe house occupies a plot of around one acre (Image: David Burr)
A cosy drawing room at the front of the property features an open fire, staircase to the first floor, secondary front door and further door to the dining room.

Benefitting from the ground floor of a unique two-storey bay, the dual-aspect dining room is described by David Burr as “a wonderful room for formal entertaining”.

There are four bedrooms upstairs, two of which are accessed via a galleried landing above the central hallway.

This includes the substantial master bedroom with triple-aspect windows, wardrobe and en suite comprising handwash basin, bidet, slipper bath and several integrated storage cupboards.

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Bedroom three is a double bedroom with integrated wardrobes and window to front. The remaining two bedrooms sit off a small landing accessed from the staircase in the drawing room.

Bedroom two is a double with integrated wardrobe and dual-aspect windows to front and rear.

East Anglian Daily Times: The primary kitchenThe primary kitchen (Image: David Burr)
Bedroom four has a window to the rear and enjoys westerly views from the two-storey bay that also encompasses the dining room.

These bedrooms are served by a bathroom with white suite comprising WC, handwash basin and panel bath.

The main property is accompanied by a detached studio/annexe located on the east side of the land, accessible either by the driveway or over a footbridge.

The studio features a vaulted ceiling, log-burning stove, French-style double doors and four skylight windows providing ample natural light.

It also benefits from independent services including power, water, light and drainage.

East Anglian Daily Times: The cottage enjoys a good deal of privacy from a multitude of mature treesThe cottage enjoys a good deal of privacy from a multitude of mature trees (Image: David Burr)
A kitchenette and WC offer the potential to convert the studio into ancillary accommodation, subject to relevant permissions.

Attached to the studio is a double garage with up-and-over doors and connected power and light.

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The property is just a stone’s throw from the 1,800-acre grounds of Ickworth Park and enjoys a good deal of privacy from the multitude of mature trees and specimen shrubs.

A stream meanders through the grounds from north to south, over which runs the footbridge providing access between the main residence and studio.

East Anglian Daily Times: The extensive gardens The extensive gardens (Image: David Burr)
The cottage is accessed via an unmade track from Church Road in Chevington. This track is approximately one mile long and not owned by the property, but the new owner will be required to contribute towards its maintenance.

The property is also subject to a separate ‘Profit a Prendre’ freehold title which is not being sold. Purchasers are advised to seek guidance from their solicitor.

For more information, contact David Burr.


Armswater Cottages, Chevington

Guide price: £845,000

David Burr, 01284 725525