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15th century thatched cottage in Suffolk

Willow Cottage is a classic Grade II listed cottage in Suffolk dating from the 15th century, and which has been extended by the current owners to nearly double its size.

The original part of the cottage features a characterful sitting room with inglenook fireplace and open studwork and a good sized kitchen, two principal bedrooms, and a dressing room/child’s bedroom as well as a family bathroom on the first floor.

The extension houses the dining room, utility room and a garden hall, and upstairs a further bedroom and an open plan sitting room with a delightful balcony.


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Outside are delightful cottage gardens sheltered by ancient hedgerows – in addition to the small contemporary garden there is a delightful grassland meadow beyond, running down to a mature neighbouring wood; the land extends to 1.65 acres.

Willow Cottage is situated around one mile west of Hitcham in Suffolk, just eight miles from Stowmarket (from where trains run to London Liverpool Street) and 13 miles from Bury St Edmonds. The popular village of Lavenham (4 miles) has an excellent range of local facilities including pubs, restaurants and local stores.

The guide price is £585,000. For further information please contact Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01284 700 535 or visit  

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