Castle Street, Framlingham | Guide Price, £345,000

An enchanting and historically important Grade II listed 3 bed cottage at the heart of Framlingham abutting the Castle Meadow and within a short walk of the town centre shops and restaurants. A pretty good sized garden and a small garage. 2 receptions, cloaks, kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom.
An enchanting and historically important Grade II Listed cottage at the heart of Framlingham, abutting the Castle Meadow and within a short walk of the town centre shops and restaurants. The property benefits from a pretty and good sized cottage garden. There is a small integral garage and a useful garden shed: both of which have potential to develop subject to the usual consents. The accommodation includes three bedrooms and a first floor bathroom, two reception rooms and a kitchen/breakfast room together with a useful down stairs cloakroom. The cottage is notable for its early nineteenth century wall paintings which were rediscovered in the dining room during the 1970s and provoked interest from local media. These murals are noted in the listing and are both fascinating in their context and subject matter which appears to span a history from the Roman Empire to the American War of Independence. They are a charming and unique feature that we believe will appeal to a buyer sensitive to the conservation of this special home.

Framlingham is an ancient market town which is famous for its historic castle. There are excellent local shops and a supermarket. The town has a market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Framlingham has excellent schools in both the state and private sectors (Thomas Mills High School and Framlingham College). There are excellent pubs and restaurants, a library and Doctors' surgery which is next door to 11 Pembroke Road. Framlingham also has its own nature reserve around Framlingham Mere which is under the care of Suffolk Wildlife. The other attractions of the Suffolk Heritage Coast lie within convenient reach by car and there are other nature reserves at Minsmere, Havergate Island and North Warren, with Pound Farm Woodland Trust just down the road at Great Glemham popular with dog walkers. There are sailing clubs on the rivers Deben, Alde and Orwell and fine golf courses at Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. The concert hall at Snape Maltings is home to the internationally renowned Aldeburgh Festival. This part of Suffolk is a haven for artists, writers and musicians.

The accommodation comprises

SITTING ROOM 3.97m x 3.26m Front aspect sash window, front door from Castle Street with stained glass windows, large open fireplace with bressumer beam and wood burning stove, display shelves to side, deep recess, exposed floor boards, night storage heater, exposed beam and picture rail.

LOBBY With staircase to the first floor. Opens to the kitchen/breakfast room and the dining room.

DINING ROOM 3.16m x 2.85m Front aspect sash window, pretty Georgian fireplace, electric panel heater, under stair cupboard. Fitted display shelves. The dining room is exquisitely decorated with a series of hand painted murals which are believed to date from around 1810, executed by a local artist and copied from earlier masters. The paintings which are noted in the Grade II listing of the building include depictions of a 19th century Yeoman and his wife, a naval battle from the American War of Independence, and a man in the costume of a Roman centurion (possibly Julius Caesar).

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 3.93m x 2.67m Rear aspect room with back door to the garden. Double bowl sink, cupboard under, LPG cooker point, vinyl flooring, exposed beams, fitted shelves. Space for cupboards.

CLOAKROOM Wash basin, plumbing for washing machine. Door to the separate WC.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Access to the roof space, pine panelled doors open off to the bedrooms and bathroom. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.

BEDROOM ONE 4.09m x 2.86m Front aspect sash window, night storage heater, built in wardrobe.

BEDROOM TWO 4.10m x 2.25m Double aspect room, electric panel heater, carpet.

BEDROOM THREE 2.81m x 2.23m Front aspect sash window, built in wardrobe, carpet.

BATHROOM Panel enclosed bath, pedestal wash basin, WC. Cork tiled floor, exposed beams, wall mounted electric heater, built in eaves cupboard.

REAR GARDEN A delightful rear cottage garden which backs onto the Castle Meadow. The garden is well stocked with herbaceous plants. Ornamental box hedging, apple trees, paved patio.

GARDEN SHED With potential to develop or convert to a small garden studio space.

GARAGE 4.73m x 2.60m Integral with double doors from Castle Street and doors to the garden. It may be possible subject to planning and listed building consent to convert or adapt this space into a home office or additional living accommodation.

SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage Gas is available in the road.

LOCAL AUTHORITY Suffolk Coastal District Council, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1RT. Tel: 01394 383789

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through Jennie Jones Estate Agents:

SAXMUNDHAM (01728) 605511.

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