A picture-perfect ‘chocolate box’ cottage in Great Waldingfield, near Sudbury, is up for sale at a guide price of £850,000. 

Walnut Tree Cottage is a detached, partially thatched property with outbuildings which is adjacent to the village church.  

Selling agent David Burr said: “The property is Grade II listed and thought to date back to the 16th century and also sits within a conservation area.” 

The cottage was extended in the late 1980s, and the kitchen was updated two years ago. This is a rare opportunity to buy the property, as it's the first time it's come up for sale for 32 years. 

On the ground floor there’s an entrance hall with a large linen cupboard and space for coats and shoes. The hall stretches to the rear of the property and includes a west-facing glazed wall with French doors leading to the outdoor terrace. 

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There’s plenty of living space, with a large sitting room to the front of the property and a generously sized dining room to the rear.  

The characterful, triple-aspect sitting room features exposed wall and ceiling timbers and open studwork by the staircase to the first floor. 

This room also has oak flooring, leaded light windows and an inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove. 

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The living/dining room has tiled flooring, a vaulted ceiling with twin sky lights and exposed timbers, and a brick chimney breast with wood-burning stove. 

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There’s space for a dining table and chairs as well as sofas in this room. 

The kitchen, which is in the middle of the ground floor, includes solid wood cabinets, with oak worktops and a ceramic one-and-a-half butler sink with mixer tap and drainer. 

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Integrated appliances include a double electric Hotpoint combination oven, Bosch dishwasher and four-ring Bosch induction hob with tempered glass splashback and NEFF extractor fan.

There’s space for an American-style fridge/freezer and wine cooler. Dual-aspect leaded light windows overlook the garden, and a large roof light lets in more natural light.  

An adjacent utility room includes space and plumbing for a washing machine. 

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The large ground floor also includes two bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom and the other with an adjacent shower room. 

Upstairs there are two dual-aspect bedrooms, one with under-eaves storage, and a family bathroom. 

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Outside the front of the property, there is a brick-paved terrace adjacent to mature roses, an area of lawn and a brick pathway leading to the front door.  

To the side of the property, there’s a five-bar gate which opens onto a gravel driveway offering plenty of off-road parking. Steps from the driveway lead to the churchyard. 

At the rear of the cottage, there’s a stone-paved terrace enclosed by mature plants and shrubs, a large lawn area and a number of specimen trees. 

A track leads to another parking area with external power sockets and a timber-framed barn with power, light and water, which is split into three parts – a garage/tractor shed, workshop and studio. The studio includes two built-in cupboards and French doors which open onto decking and a paved terrace  

There’s also a cabin with power, light, internet and water, which could be used as a workspace, and a summerhouse with power connected, in the grounds, which total about 0.45 of an acre. 

Walnut Tree Cottage is situated next to St Lawrence’s Church in Great Waldingfield, which is less than four miles from Sudbury. 

For more details, contact David Burr. 

Walnut Tree Cottage, Great Waldingfield 
Guide price: £850,000 
David Burr, 01787 322344