Fine medieval village house with private walled garden
Grade II* listed Barn Cottage is of architectural and historical importance and is the remaining part of a large hall house dating from C15-C16. The property is constructed from a timber frame and plastered under a tiled roof. In addition the building has exposed timber-framing on the west front and a flint faced south wall below the gable.
The property offers a wealth of original features including mullioned casements lattice leaded windows, fine exposed timbers and fine inglenook fireplaces. Of particular note is the magnificent crossbeam and carved octagonal crown post, which would have been a central feature of the original house.
The ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hall with brick block floor which gives access to the utility room and sitting room, which has a staircase (1) to the first floor and French door through to the garden. The dining room lies beyond the sitting room and has a double aspect and staircase (2) to the first floor.
The kitchen/breakfast room is very light and airy benefitting from a triple aspect. The kitchen is fitted with base and wall mounts units, a fitted dresser unit and tiled floor. The timber and glass conservatory is off the kitchen and has quarry tiled floor and French doors out onto the garden.
The first floor offers two 9ft high vaulted bedroom suites one with an en suite bathroom. There is also a third bedroom/study.
The driveway is divided to provide parking for one car off the road with additional parking through the wooden gates. The carport has been converted to provide a useful storage shed. The pretty cottage walled garden has been landscaped and now provides a large paved terrace off the conservatory, perfect for alfresco dining There are various shingle paths winding through the beautifully stocked flower and shrub borders. Down the left hand boundary is a vegetable garden, greenhouse, garden shed and at the far end a large seating area with a timber pergola covered in climbing roses.
Services: Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage.
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Medieval gem nestled in the heart of the popular wool town of LavenhamPeter Ogilvie