See inside Little Saxham ‘chocolate box’ cottage, near Bury St Edmunds, formerly an old school house belonging to the Ickworth Estate
A ‘chocolate box’ cottage in a Suffolk village is now on the market.
Understood to have origins dating back to the 18th century, the property in Little Saxham, near Bury St Edmunds, was originally the Old School House, owned by the Ickworth Estate.
It is now on sale with Savills with a guide price of £800,000.
The term ‘chocolate box’ originates from late Victorian times and a typical chocolate box home has features such as a thatched roof, decorative leadwork windows, trees and flowers, and are quirky, charming and idyllic properties.
Katy Stephenson, associate director in the residential sales team at Savills in Suffolk, said: “This is a stunning period home that offers a wonderful lifestyle opportunity.
“Surprisingly spacious and well proportioned, it is the very definition of a charming ‘chocolate box’ cottage.
“Coupled with the delightful gardens, stables and paddock – so close to Bury St Edmunds – this is a very special village property.”
The Old School House displays a wealth of high quality and interesting architectural features that would be associated with a home of its era, including exposed timbers and studwork, period fireplaces, polished brick and stone flooring and internal cottage doors.
It is also listed as Grade II as being of specific architectural or historical interest.
The period home possesses a homely atmosphere which comprises; an entrance hall, shower room, large drawing room with a fine Inglenook fireplace, a sitting room with a wood burning stove (not fitted), as well as a beautiful arched casement windows, a dining room, and a bespoke fitted kitchen.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, one with an en suite wet room and a family bathroom, and all of which offer views across the gardens and countryside.
A particularly nice feature of the property are the charming front and rear gardens, both of which provide outdoor areas, stocked with an abundance of cottage plants, shrubs and mature trees.
The Old School House occupies a great setting, with views across open countryside and the historic village church.
It also boasts a paddock, greenhouse, kitchen garden and two stables.