A charming three bedroom listed house located in the centre of this well-regarded village together with a delightful south-west facing garden
Forming part of Swan Street’s historic street scene, Old Castle House is arguably one of Boxford’s most notable listed buildings. According to its Grade II Listing, the house probably dates from the 16th Century, where a much later, ‘castellated’ façade was added in the 19th Century giving its distinctive Victorian frontage.
The main part of the building was originally a medieval hall house and as such, the house displays numerous exposed wall and moulded ceiling timbers – particularly to the front reception rooms. Beyond the rear lobby and adjoining shower room is the kitchen / breakfast room, which is fitted on all four walls with numerous cupboards and integral appliances, including an oil fired ‘Esse’ range cooker.
The first floor offers three well-proportioned bedrooms, with bedroom one providing delightful views over the rear garden. A central bathroom serves all the bedrooms, with bedroom three located to the rear of the house.
Attached to the rear of the house is a substantial, two-storey outhouse / store, which provides scope for conversion – namely to be incorporated into the principal accommodation.
Enjoying a south west facing aspect, the charming walled rear garden comprises a shingle path which leads to a seating area of York stone, flanked by established flower and shrub borders. The garden provides a secluded setting which backs onto neighbouring gardens and the Box Valley beyond.
Agents Note A gate in the garden allows access to refuse bins and for oil deliveries from Swan Street. This also serves as a pedestrian right of way for one neighbouring property to the south (No.21).
Location Boxford is a popular village, which also favours the commuter, offering a wide range of amenities including local shops and post office, Doctor’s Surgery, pub, and primary school. The 36-hole Stoke-by-Nayland Golf and Health Club lies about 2 miles away, as well as outstanding restaurants in nearby Lavenham and Stoke-by-Nayland.
Services Mains water, electricity, and drainage. Oil fired central heating via the ‘Esse’ range cooker.
Local Authority and Council Tax Band Babergh with Mid Suffolk District Council. Band E (2023)