2 Bedroom Cottage in Bildeston from £495
With medieval sloping wooden floors and quirky wonky beams, Duke’s Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in this timeless Suffolk village with three great pubs and surrounded by beautiful sleepy rolling countryside. Having been meticulously restored, the deep character and history has been rejuvenated to respect its heyday in the late 14th Century as a council meeting house at the hight of the wool trade. With vaulted ceilings, a variety of original period features, log burner and private garden, this wonderful cottage resonates with old world rural charm and is the perfect place to escape the hectic modern world and explore the bucolic delights of Suffolk.
The Sitting Room – Two and three seater sofas face a large inglenook fireplace which features an impressive and ancient deep oak lintel beam over a stylish log burner. The rest of the room is adorned with a multitude of wooden beams and a rare arched door frame. There is also a large coffee table and 32” Smart TV under the stairs.
Kitchen & Dining Area – Down a tiled passage is a large kitchen with a long wooden dining table with six matching chairs next to another inglenook fireplace that would originally have been used for cooking. At the far end is a sink, washer machine/dryer, microwave, Nespresso and Filter coffee machines, electric oven, gas hob and full sized fridge/freezer in the pantry.
Bathroom – Cleverly configured around the architecture of the room is an oval bath with hand-held and wall mounted shower, hand basin and lavatory.
The Drawing Room – Open plan at the top of the stairs is a vaulted room for relaxing, working or pursuing traditional pastimes. In one corner of the wall there is a surviving patch of an original wall painting thought to be nearly five-hundred years old.
The Dutchess Bedroom – King-sized bed with matching bedside tables and lamps and a chest of drawers with a make-up mirror.
Water Closet – Hand basin and lavatory.
The Duke Bedroom – Super King-sized bed under an impressive vaulted ceiling with matching headboard, bedside tables and reading lamps. Large tripod lamp stands next to a chest of drawer with another make-up mirror.
Garden – Through the kitchen farmhouse style door is a pretty private mature garden with a bricked terrace, table and four chairs next to which is a small lawned area. There is also the original well that has a safety grill fitted.
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32” Smart TV