Positioned 50ft back from the High Road down a gravelled drive and opposite the church of St Martins is Shoemakers Cottage which dates back to circa 1700. Originally two separate dwellings, in more recent years it has been converted into one large family home with a wealth of original features to include inglenook fireplaces with wood burners, exposed beams, floorboards and much more. The current vendors have maintained the property to a very high standard and during their time have added some modern features to blend the old with the new which now makes Shoemakers Cottage a fun filled family home with the most warm and safe feeling from the time you walk through the front door. With its quirky three staircases leading to various areas of the first floor the current owners recall the great memories of the grandchildren spending many happy times running around the whole of the cottage playing games such as hide and seek. With its versatile layout, the former granny annexe could easily be reinstated if needed.
Shoemakers Cottage occupies a plot in excess of a quarter of an acre, being set well back from the road with a generous front garden.The rear gardens include a walled garden with a variety of fruit trees and a summer house. There are also other areas including a cutting garden, greenhouse, working area with potting shed and work shed with power and light, a secluded garden by the lounge and a utility garden by the kitchen. The cottage is situated in the heart of the village of Trimley St Mary which is located on the outskirts of the charming Edwardian seaside town of Felixstowe on the east coast. Known as Old Trimley to the locals you'll find the traditional amenities on your doorstep including the church, village hall, primary school, public house and village store. The frequent bus services and train station being within walking distance, allow easy transport links to London via Ipswich.
Trimley St Mary has a strong community identity. Whilst benefiting from the village feel, Trimley also gives great access to the A14/ A12 trunk roads that service London and the Midlands together with neighbouring towns and villages including Ipswich (County Town of Suffolk) and the Historic Town of Woodbridge. Nearby Martlesham Heath Retail Park offers a great selection of shopping facilities including a 24 hour Tesco, Marks and Spencers food hall, Next, Costa and much more.
ENTRANCE HALL 3.78m (12' 5") x 1.91m (6' 3")
Quarry tiled flooring, two double glazed windows, radiator, stairs to upper floors, two storage cupboards.
UTILITY ROOM 2.68m (8' 10") x 2.15m (7' 1")
Double glazed frosted window, base unit with work surfaces over and stainless steel single drainer sink unit, radiator, plumbing for washing machine, tiled effect flooring, beamed ceiling.
Double glazed window to rear, dual flush w.c. pedestal wash hand basin.
DINING ROOM 4.59m (15' 1") x 3.61m (11' 10")
Window to front, exposed floorboards, inglenook fireplace with wood burner, radiator, ornate storage cupboard and door to stairwell, beamed ceiling and opening to:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 4.50m (14' 9") x 3.29m (10' 10")
Stable door to side garden, window to rear, country style kitchen with ample wall and base units, marble work surfaces incorporating one and half bowl single drainer sink unit, space for range cooker, built in wine rack with extractor canopy over, plumbing for dishwasher, beamed ceiling with LED spotlights and terracotta tiled flooring.
SITTING ROOM 5.76m (18' 11") x 5.07m (16' 8")
Window to front and rear, door to garden, exposed floor boards, inglenook fireplace with wood burner, two double radiators, beamed ceiling, door to Boot Room and door to:
LOBBY 3.47m (11' 5") x 1.87m (6' 2")
Stairs to upper floor, under stairs cupboard, radiator and carpet.
SNUG/OFFICE 4.47m (14' 8") x 2.92m (9' 7")
Windows to front, side and rear, carpet, radiators, door to Boot Room.
Parquet effect flooring, double glazed door to rear.
Fitted carpet, radiator, double linen cupboard/ wardrobe and stairwell.
Double glazed frosted window, shower cubicle housing 'Triton' Shower, pedestal wash hand basin, dual flush w.c. loft access, inset spotlights, part panelled walls, radiator, built in shelving.
BEDROOM TWO 2.96m (9' 9") x 2.59m (8' 6")
Double glazed window to side and rear, fitted carpet, radiator, walk in wardrobe. .
BEDROOM ONE 5.07m (16' 8") x 4.47m (14' 8")
Double glazed window, two skylight windows, fitted carpet and radiator.
FIRST FLOOR LOUNGE / MUSIC ROOM 4.59m (15' 1") x 4.47m (14' 8")
Double glazed window, skylight window to front, radiator, fitted carpet.
Carpet to stairs and landing.
BEDROOM 5 / DRESSING ROOM 3.29m (10' 10") x 2.25m (7' 5")
Exposed floorboards, radiator, skylight window, radiator, eaves storage and door to:
BEDROOM THREE 3.29m (10' 10") x 2.49m (8' 2")
Double glazed window, skylight window to side, exposed floorboards, double radiator.
Exposed floorboards, second staircase to lower floor.
BEDROOM FOUR 3.78m (12' 5") x 2.29m (7' 6")
Double glazed window, exposed floorboards, airing cupboard, radiator.
Double glazed frosted window, loft access, double ended bath, shower cubicle, dual flush w.c. wash hand basin set in vanity unit, shaver points, victorian style radiator, extractor fan.
The stunning gardens extend to all sides of the cottage and offer something for everyone, occupying in excess of a quarter of an acre there is the original walled garden with extensive lawn area, mature cottage style flower borders, summer house and a range of mature fruit trees to include apple, plum, cherry and greengage. Just outside the former granny annexe side of the house there is the tea garden with lawn area, mature flower and shrubs, from here you can find the cutting garden with greenhouse and hedge screening. There is a further area of garden with hedge screening and benefits from two sheds one of which has power and lighting. From the stable door in the kitchen you will find the secure utility garden with log stores, patio area and where the dog can play and keep an eye on his surroundings.
FRONT GARDEN & PARKING 24.38m (80' 0") x 15.24m (50' 0")
There is a large fenced front garden which is extensively laid to lawn and leads to the large gravelled drive which allows for ample off road, private parking.
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by ourselves. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.
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