High Street, Lavenham CO10

High Street, Lavenham CO10

2 Bedroom | Freehold | 1 Bath

Guide price £450,000
The Swan 0.1 miles
Crown 3 miles
Hallifax Place 3.5 miles

One of Lavenham's best loved medieval buildings: 'The Crooked House'. A Grade II listed property with exceptional period features & a west facing garden, currently run as a tea room with residential accommodation above. Offering excellent and varied opportunities.

The Crooked House is a delightful Grade II listed property, believed to date back to 1395 having originally been constructed as part of Medieval Hall House, this being the southern servants' cross wing. Famed for its charming crooked facade, after which the property is named, one continues to be enchanted throughout the interior as well. Of a massive timber frame construction under a clay peg tiled roof, the front elevation has a jettied frontage with exposed timbers and leaded windows. Period features inside include exposed wall and ceiling timbers, some exposed floorboards and brickwork and an unusual wall painting on a beam in the bathroom which appears to depict a camel. Ancient oak doors incorporate some intricate carving plus original door furnishings, and there are fireplaces in the 2 main receptions and principal bedroom.

The property is currently run as a popular tea room with residential accommodation on the first floor, however, the building has previously been used as a gallery, photographic studio and purely as a home. In order to return the property to residential only, an incoming purchaser would need to secure the necessary consents, however the layout of the rooms lend themselves well for either commercial or residential use.

The arched oak front door opens into the tea room which has also been used as a gallery and a sitting/dining room. A hall leads to the kitchen which is comprehensively fitted and has a rear pantry/storage area leading to the garden; there is also a ground floor bathroom. An old oak staircase leads to the first floor with a magnificent vaulted living room with stunning honey coloured timbers and an inglenook fireplace. The bedroom houses a 4-poster bed which can be included in the sale, and there is a roll top bath on a raised platform. A deep cupboard has space to house an ensuite wc if required (stp); there is also access into the boarded attic space.

There is a fully enclosed west facing garden to the rear which also enjoys a southerly aspect. A brick terrace adjoins the rear of the house with a stepping stone path running the length of the garden with flower beds to either side and shallow wildlife ponds.

Lavenham is famed as the best-preserved medieval village in England with about 340 listed buildings, all of which are centred around a delightful village square which features The Guildhall. The village offers an excellent selection of amenities including a post office, butchers, bakery, grocery stores, pharmacy, popular and award winning restaurants, pubs, galleries and The Swan Hotel which has a spa.

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