Savills | Water Run, Hitcham, Ipswich, IP7 7LN | Property for sale
2,163 sq ft(200.95 sq m)
Guide price £550,000

Water RunHitcham, Ipswich, IP7 7LN


    Key features

    • Attractive period cottage
    • Delightful kitchen/breakfast room with four oven AGA
    • Charming sitting room with wood burning stove
    • Beautiful south facing gardens
    • Spacious double garage and studio

    Charming Grade II listed detached thatched cottage.

    About this property

    • Bridge Cottage is an enchanting Grade II listed property, believed to be principally 18th century with an earlier, Tudor core. The cottage is wonderfully pretty: wattle and daub with a predominantly Norfolk reed thatch, with pan tile and slate roofs to the Victorian extensions.

      Internally, Bridge Cottage is light filled and harmoniously fuses period charm with contemporary design and practicalities. Off the delightful reception hall, with exposed beams and herringbone brickwork, is a modern shower room with high-pressure water. A spiral staircase leads to the first floor, with three double bedrooms, all enjoying double aspects. A further door in the reception hall leads to the sitting room

      The sitting room is an especially charming room, a wood burning stove with a bressummer and brick surround occupies the rear of the room, an original Tudor window lets in borrowed light from the scullery, while a casement windows looks out over the front garden and mature apple tree.

      The kitchen/breakfast room partially encases the Tudor heart of the cottage. It is a light filled and spacious room with a four oven electric AGA; the scullery to the side of the kitchen provides further work surfaces, a butler sink and space for a dishwasher. French windows lead on to the south facing terrace and gardens; a stable door provides access to the west facing courtyard.

      Off the breakfast/kitchen room is a double aspect and partially panelled reception room, which our clients presently use as a study. It enjoys wonderful views over the garden.

      Bridge Cottage has a spacious double garage with studio above; central heating and hot and cold water pipes have been installed and, subject to necessary consents, it could make a wonderful home office or annexe.

      The gardens are beautiful, with mature trees, pond and a vegetable garden to the rear. There is ample parking to the front of the property behind a five bar gate.

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    Bridge Cottage is an enchanting cottage: incredibly pretty with lots of charm and character. I was stuck by how light and bright the rooms are.

    Alexander McNabProperty agent

    Local information

    • Bridge Cottage occupies a private position in Hitcham. This pretty village benefits from an excellent village store with post office services and medieval All Saints' Church.
    • Neighbouring Bildeston (3 miles) has an array of independent shops, a health centre and three well regarded public houses. A railway station in Stowmarket (5.9 miles) offers direct trains to London Liverpool Street from 83 minutes.
    • Hadleigh (8.1 miles) is a popular and attractive market town, believed to be the burial site of ninth century King of East Anglia, Guthrum. Hadleigh offers a wonderful array of amenities including well-regarded public houses (The George is ‘worth a visit', according to the Good Pub Guide), a range of independent shops and supermarkets, and a primary and secondary school. The annual Hadleigh Show is one of the oldest agricultural shows in East Anglia.
    • Ipswich (17.1 miles), the county town of Suffolk, has a wide selection of shopping, commercial and leisure facilities including a number of sports clubs and societies, restaurants, theatres and high street stores. A railway station offers direct trains to London Liverpool Street (from 65 minutes).
    • Education provisions in the area are excellent in both the state and independent sector; local schools include Old Buckenham Hall, Littlegarth, Finborough and Ipswich.
    • Local sports facilities include Stowmarket and Newton Green golf clubs; Stowmarket also has a tennis club, as does Bildeston and Hadleigh. For the spectator, Higham (13.3 miles) has numerous Point-to-Point meetings.
    • All mileages and times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold