About this property

Key features
  • Grade II Listed Thatched Cottage
  • Beautiful Landscaped Gardens
  • Lake & River Frontage
  • Part 15th Century
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Potential Annexe
  • Large Garage & Driveway
  • Significant Historic Property
DESCRIPTION A delightful grade II listed part thatched cottage of significant historic interest with delightful landscaped gardens leading to the river Lark. The property offers exceptional character believed to date back from the 15th century and formally the home of Sir Henry Barton, Lord Mayor of London. The property benefits from sympathetic improvements and extensions with oak framed conservatory, 2 bedrooms, a dressing room and a bathroom on the first floor and 2 further bedrooms with a bathroom on the ground floor.

BARTON MILLS is located 9 miles from the famous racing town of Newmarket, 14 miles from Bury St Edmunds, 42 miles to Norwich and is well situated for the market town of Mildenhall which offers extensive shopping and recreational facilities. Nearby private schools include Culford School, Fairstead, Barnadiston and Thetford Grammer School. The A14/All trunk road provides access to Newmarket, the University City of Cambridge and London via the M11. Train stations located in Thetford, Wittlesford and Newmarket.

ENTRANCE HALL with stain glass window, tiles floor and window to rear aspect.

CONSERVATORY/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 8" x 12' 9" (4.8m x 3.9m) part wood framed with a vaulted ceiling and tinted glass roof, tiled flooring, leading to the kitchen/breakfast room, pair of French doors leading to the garden.

KITCHEN 14' 9" x 10' 2" (4.5m x 3.1m) with a range of fitted base and eye level units, twin bowl sink and drainer, wooden worktops and tiled splashbacks, bespoke solid wooden hand made fitted base and wall mounted units, central island with fitted cupboards and integral lighting over, integrated double oven, 4 ring gas hob, space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine, built-in storage cupboard, tiled flooring, door leading to dining room, exposed central ceiling beam, window to side aspect.

FORMAL DINING ROOM 14' 9" x 8' 6" (4.5m x 2.6m) with recessed ceiling spotlights, exposed beam, radiator, arched glass door to hallway, pair of feature arch stained glass windows to the side aspect and window to the front.

DRAWING ROOM 15' 8" x 13' 9" (4.8m x 4.2m) a double aspect room with a sealed inglenook fireplace with Delft tiled surround and hearth, glass fronted cupboard with shelving light and storage and storage, stained glass arch window to front and rear aspect.

SITTING ROOM 11' 5" x 10' 9" (3.5m x 3.3m) a double aspect with a sealed inglenook fireplace with exposed brick surround and bressumer beam, radiator, front door leading to the outside of the property.

CLOAKROOM with hand basin, tiled splashbacks, low level WC, window to side aspect.

REAR HALL/STUDY with stairs leading to the first floor, radiator, part gazed door leading to the garden and window to the rear aspect.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING with feature balustrading, airing cupboard with cylinder, window to side aspect.

BEDROOM 1 15' 5" x 14' 9" (4.7m x 4.5m) A double aspect room with exposed beams and sloping ceilings, radiator, windows to front and rear aspect, door leading to the dressing room.

DRESSING ROOM 11' 5" x 10' 5" (3.5m x 3.2m) with a hand basin, built in wardrobes, radiator, window to side aspect.

BEDROOM 2 11' 1" x 11' 1" (3.4m x 3.4m) a double aspect room with sloping ceilings, period wood floor, exposed timbers, radiator, attractive part stained glass window to the side aspect.

BATHROOM with bath with mixer tap, tiled shower cubicle, pedestal had basin tiled splash backs, exposed timbers, radiator, windows to side and rear aspect.


HALLWAY with radiator, window to side aspect.

BEDROOM 3 10' 2" x 8' 10" (3.1m x 2.7m) with hand basin in vanity unit with cupboard storage under, radiator. windows to side and rear aspect.

BEDROOM 4 13' 9" x 9' 10" (4.2m x 3.0m) with hand basin in vanity unit with cupboard storage under, built in wardrobes and high level cupboards, radiator, window to side aspect.

BATHROOM with bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, hand basin and vanity unit with cupboard storage, part tiled walls, extractor fan, radiator window to side aspect.

OUTSIDE The cottage is approached a small thatched lytch gate with a pathway leading through a cottage garden to the front entrance door. To the right hand side is a large shingled driveway leading to a garage with doors to the front and a side doorway leading to the property.

To the rear of the property are delightful landscaped gardens with a wealth of established trees and shrubs and with gated access either side of the property. A paved patio area overlooks an ornamental fish pond and a large lawn with an opening in the hedge leading to the less formal rear part of the garden which features a large spring fed pond, mature trees a wooden storage shed and attractive frontage over the river Lark with fishing and mooring rights.

DESCRIPTION: Lord Mayor's Cottage is a delightful Grade II Listed cottage with inviting and truly superb landscaped gardens which lead down to the banks of the River Lark, approaching 1.44 acres (sts). We understand the property dates back to the 15th Century with late-medieval core and early 19th Century additions and the site is believed to have been the home of Sir Henry Barton, Lord Mayor of London (1416 and 1428). The original part of the cottage has colour washed rendered elevations under a thatched roof, with the modern extension of 1992 comprising painted and weather boarded elevations under a pan tiled roof. The property boasts a wealth of charming period features including exposed ceiling and wall beams, leaded stained glass windows and inglenook fireplaces whilst benefiting from modern specifications with an alarm system, cctv system, sealed unit double glazing to the extension and gas fired heating via radiators. The cottage is approached through a gated gravel driveway and small thatched lytch gate with parking for several cars and access to the garage and grounds.

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