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St Michael South Elmham, Bungay
£825,000, 4 bedrooms, cottage


Key features

  • Rural Setting
  • 2 Acres (stms)
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Well Fitted & Spacious Kitchen / Diner
  • Sitting Room with Log Burner
  • Utility Room
  • Bathroom with Roll Top Bath
  • En suite
  • Substantial Range of Outbuildings

Property Description

For those seeking a quite life in a location that provides for a beautiful and tranquil rural setting then this is that opportunity. The original cottage on the site was demolished and in its place Primose Cottage was built in 2002 and later significantly extended and renovated by the current owner in 2016. The cottage sits in mature grounds of 2 acres (stms) and comes with a range and mix of substantial outbuildings.

OVERVIEW For those seeking a quite life, in a one of a kind home, in a location that provides for a beautiful and tranquil rural setting then this is that opportunity. The original cottage on the site was demolished and Primrose Cottage was built in 2002 and later significantly extended and renovated to an exceptionally high standard of finishing by the current owner in 2016, by example the herringbone style wood floor that extends extensively to the ground floor is reclaimed and imported from France. The cottage sits in mature grounds of 2 acres (stms) and comes with a range and mix of substantial outbuildings.

The property has both formal and informal garden areas, large yard which provide copious vehicular parking and various outbuildings that include a serviced workshop, garaging, stabling, wood store, games suite and gymnasium. A noteworthy feature of interest is a detached wooden hut which, subject to planning, could extend to a variety of uses such as holiday guest or visitor accommodation or perhaps office or studio.

For wildlife enthusiasts those desires are satisfied with the property's wild garden area (potential for paddock) with orchard (various cider making apple varieties and plumb). A large natural pond featuring an island with connecting bridge, is particularly delightful. The current owners have devised an informal jogging track on the perimeter of the wild garden space yet another great asset to this property.

Primrose Cottage provides accommodation of good size with its standout feature being its beautifully fitted 5.94m x 5.48m farmhouse style locally handmade Kitchen. Living accommodation offered is via its 4 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms. Its family bathroom features roll top free standing bath and the master bedroom with its vaulted ceiling boasts a spacious en-suite shower room and fitted dressing space. For those needing more accommodation this is possible as the property has full planning permission in place to extend living accommodation into the attic to provide three additional rooms (See General Remarks below for a link to the planning permission and floor plan).

Above all else is the highly desirable setting in which Primrose Cottage resides, its commanding countryside position provides for wonderful views from its windows and of particular note is the unhindered view towards the 14th century St Michael, South Elmham St Michael church which lies but a 4 minute walk away.

SPECIFICATION > Detached Rural Cottage
> 2 Acres (stms)
> 4 Bedrooms
> 3 Reception Room
> Farmhouse Quality Kitchen by Graham Bolton Handmade Kitchen's of Bungay: 5.94m x 5.48m with Quooter Boiling Water Tap
> Sitting Room 5.97m x 5.47m with Wood Burner and Bi-Fold Doors
> Vaulted Master Bedroom with En-suite & Dressing Area
> Welcoming & Impressive 13m Reception Hall
> Family Bathroom - Roll Top Free Standing Bath
> Study
> Ground Floor Cloakroom
> Utility Room
> Oil Fired Central Heating


> Games Room: 8.59m x 3.16m - with stone floor and wood burner, connecting door to:
> Store Room: 5.27m x 2.40m with door to Office;
> Office: 4.29m x 4.35m
> Two Piece Cloakroom - WC & Wash Hand Basin


> Two independent garage door, personal access door, Cat2 lighting, power.


> 1: 9.11M X 5.82M
> 2: 6.77M X 5.51M
> 3: 16.18M X 8.74M


> 9.75M X 3.87M

NB: Most outbuildings are serviced with electricity and water.

LOCATION St Michael South Elmham is a rural village located in north Suffolk. It is 4 miles south of the market town of Bungay. St Michael South Elmham is one of the villages which make up the area known as The Saints

The parish of St Michael South Elmham is sparsely populated and set amidst predominantly arable farming countryside. It borders the parishes of St Peter South Elmham (at which can be found the award winning St Peter's Brewery Co) , All Saints and St Nicholas South Elmham, Ilketshall St Margaret and Rumburgh.

Norwich is a little over 20 miles distant taking an approximate 40 minute car journey. The coastal town of Southwold is but 15 miles distant and can be reached by a 30 minute car journey. Ipswich Town is around 35 miles distant representing a car journey of about one hour. The market Town of Diss which provides access to mainline railway to London is under 20 miles away taking a 30 minute car journey.

DIRECTIONS For SatNav use NR35 1ND. If using 3Words Navigation search 'affirming.risking.shining'. The property is located around 500 metres along Stubb Lane a private driveway to be found more or less opposite the water tower.

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GENERAL Occupancy: The property is to be sold with vacant possession with no dependent onward chain of sales.
Method of Sale: Standard Private Treaty.
Tenure: Freehold.
Local Authority: East Suffolk
Services: Private Water, Electricity, Septic Tank Drainage System.
Council Tax: E
Energy Performance Rating: D
Planning Permission: The property has planning permission passed on 16/01/2015 under DC/14/3644/FUL (link to full planning: to extend accommodation into the loft space.
Broadband Check: According to both 'Standard' and 'Superfast' (partial coverage) broadband is available from a number of suppliers in this properties location.

AGENTS NOTES (1) All measurements are approximate and quoted for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. (2) Any fixtures, fittings and appliances referred within these published details have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. (3) Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it is not inferred that any item shown within any picture is included with the property. (4) Photographs shown within these details have been taken with a camera using a wide-angle lens. (5) These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. (6) In accordance with UK Anti Money Laundering Regulations Intending buyers will be asked to produce original Identity Documentation, Proof of Address and be subjected to an electronic ID verification check before a purchase conveyance is instructed. (7) Living Property comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ("GDPR") please visit our website for our Privacy Statement, Subject Access Requests can be submitted to (8) Living Property are a member of The Property Ombudsman scheme, Membership Number: D6837 (10) Sales: Living Property is a trading name of Living Property Sales Ltd, whose registered company number is 13033371.Lettings: Living Property, is a trading name of Living Property Waveney Lettings & Management Ltd, whose registered company number is 6844815 (11) Both registered Office Address - Gate House, Hungate, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9TL.

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