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2 bedroom Detached house for sale in Bury St. Edmunds

Church Road Hawstead Bury St. Edmunds

2 Reception Rooms | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Guide Price £595,000

    For Sale


Key Features

Cullum House is a Grade II listed detached former school and schoolmaster house built by the Rev Thomas Cullum in 1843. Standing in wonderfully established private grounds approaching 0.5 of an acre. A unique opportunity to purchase this ‘landmark’ property, with further potential, within this prime and convenient village.
The accommodation comprises an impressive porch, vaulted drawing/dining room with log burner, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast, walk-in pantry, sitting room with open fire. Landing, bathroom, double bedroom, interconnecting double bedroom. Ample parking, outbuildings. Encompassing private and sunny gardens. Located approximately three miles south of Bury St Edmunds amidst some of Suffolk's most stunning undulating countryside. The property is conveniently situated in the centre of the village within walking distance of numerous footpaths, Church and Village Hall. Cullum House and the Old School are now one in the same, being a Victorian village school closed in 1945. The property offers comfortable and well-proportioned reception rooms which are sympathetically decorated. Seldom does a property of this aesthetic charm and appeal in such a favoured village come to the market. The property is in the ‘Tudor’ Victorian style of architecture as are the few remaining similar properties built within the extensive land owned at the time by the Cullum family. The substantial construction is of flint nodule elevations with red brick quoins having cast-iron window frames with hood mouldings below three gable roofs all clad in 'fish scale' slate finished with crested ridge tiles above Flemish gables. Axial mock Tudor chimney stack having three carved diapered brick shafts. There are three carved family crests, east, west and south depicting the Cullum coat of arms, seen again in the nearby All Saints Church. The central heating is via a state-of the-art oil-fired Rayburn range and there are open fires/log burners in the main hall, sitting room and bedroom.

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    with the Cullum family coat of arms engraved within a limestone tablet, raking parapets with a gable roof clad in slate, decorative ridge tiles and finialed eaves. Substantial battened and studded door leads to the;


    9.14m x 4.88m (30'0" x 16'0")

    Former School Room with north, south and west aspects, vaulted 16' ceiling with French hand-blown glass pendant lighting; the focal point of this large and well-proportioned room is the marble chimney piece with corbelled acanthus leaved mantelshelf, with plain columns, slate hearth and brick base for the ‘Clearview’ wood burning stove, adjacent arched log store recess, the original ventilation shutters which have been re-roped are in working order; radiators operating from a second zoned circuit; courtyard door, pair of broad glazed pitch pine original doors to;


    5.41m x 3.58m (17'9" x 11'9")

    with east and south aspects; fitted with a ‘Neptune’ Chichester’ range of base units finished in limestone with pan drawers, drawers and bow fronted cupboard; Butler sink with cupboards beneath finished with a Perrin and Rowe swan neck mixer tap with separate rinser, extensive oak worksurface/returns; integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer; concealed space and plumbing for washing machine; oil fired 480kb Rayburn range, providing cooking via two ovens and two hot plates with extractor and domestic hot water/central heating; walk-in barrel-vaulted pantry, with heavy arch headed oak doors, shelved, light; Travertine floor tiles with underfloor heating; views of the garden and substantial battened and studded secondary front door.


    5.36m x 3.61m (17'7" x 11'10" )

    with south and east aspects; slate chimney piece with corbelled mantelshelf and fluted columns, brick hearth presently used as an open fire with grate; radiator; walk-in cupboard 5' x 5' max with original shelves and light; under stairs cupboard; door to staircase.


    with attic access, consumer unit and meters.


    3.56m x 3.63m (11'8" x 11'11")

    with eastern aspect; stripped and sanded original pine floorboards, slate chimney piece with cast-iron hob basket and slate hearth; radiator; door to walk in cupboard with original waxed pine floor, shelves light and potential for various uses.


    5.41m x 3.58m (17'9" x 11'9")

    a well proportioned room with southern aspect; pine floorboards; recess for wardrobe; pressurised cylinder tank; radiator


    with north aspect; re-fitted with a period styled modern suite of roll-top bath with centre mixer tap and shower attachment; shower enclosure having direct pressurised feed, W.C., pedestal hand basin; radiator and heated towel rail.


    Gravel drive for several vehicles bordered by lawns with pathways leading to the front porch and kitchen door. The ground extends to approximately half an acre and encompass the property, principally laid to lawn with various well stocked borders and flower beds. Of particular note are the two impressive turkey Oak trees and mature Yew trees, the gardens are particularly private and afford several seating areas catching the day-long sunshine. There is a contemporary outbuilding being of the same construction as the main house, comprising; workshop, 11' x 8' (3.35m x 2.44m) brick floor. Former scullery 8' x 8' (2.44m x 2.44m) original copper and firebox beneath with adjacent open fire with bread oven, low stone sink, brick floor, window to the courtyard. Covered store and two small former closets now tool sheds. The courtyard has a central Victorian well with cast-iron hand pump (non-functioning) laid with flint nodules and foot scrape by the Hall doorway. Outside tap.


    Arriving in Hawstead From Bury St Edmunds via Nowton turn right into Church road and the property is immediately on the right.


    Mains water and electricity are connected. Oil Fired Central Heating. Private Drainage.


    West Suffolk Council


    Tax Band D


    For sale FREEHOLD with vacant possession upon completion.


    By appointment with the Sole agents Marshall Buck & Casson tel: 01284 705505.

    AT A GLANCE .......

    Address: Cullum House, Church Road, Hawstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
    Postcode: IP29 5NT
    Room to extend? Yes
    Square footage: TBC
    Distance from Bury: 3 miles
    Accommodation potential:Yes
    Vendors Position: No upward chain
    Windows: Cast iron casements and timber sash
    Special comments: A truly unique property in a highly sought-after village.

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