Sold STC 3 Bed House - end terrace 

Union Lane, Wortham £370,500

Property Features

Union Lane, Wortham, IP22 1SP
Reception Rooms:3

Contact Agent

5 Castle Street
IP23 7AN
Tel: 01379 871 563

About the Property

This delightful character cottage sits alongside a little used country lane leading off Wortham Ling. Handsome red brick greets the viewer with inside a multi room layout including 3 bedrooms, two reception rooms and additional useable rooms and spaces. A self-contained Studio Annex sits within the garden

  • Semi Detached Cottage
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Self contained Annexe
  • Multi-roomed Ground Floor
  • Off road parking
  • Little used lane position

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Property Details

L ocation

Wortham is a village known for wide areas of open countryside and common land giving those who live around it a tremendous sense of space, peace, quiet and opportunity for walking and cycling. Covering a large area yet with relatively little property or development the village is essentially in two parts, the Ling (an area of SSI heathland extending as far as Diss) and Long Green on the higher ground to the south west. The parish church lies between the two along with a lovely stretch of rolling, Suffolk countryside. Long Green is where the village Primary School can be found along with Pub, Post Office Stores (with Tea Rooms), Village Hall and renowned Tennis Club. The Ling is a lovely, natural heathland environment bordered in part by the River Waveney itself having risen just outside Redgrave, towards Blo Norton. Buildings and cottages are all discreetly set around open spaces and along quiet narrow lanes of which South Cottage is one. The A143 road makes the area readily accessible from Bury St Edmunds and the A14 along with connecting the coast and the arterial north/south A140 between the Cathedral City of Norwich to the north and County Town of Ipswich to the south. Diss is the nearest town providing major supermarkets and mainline rail station to London Liverpool Street in around 90 minutes. It should be noted that many of the surrounding villages and towns provide an alternative range of shops including Botesdale and Eye.


South Cottage is refreshing in that rather than colourwashed rendered elevations we are presented with handsome red brick which of course reflects so wonderfully in sunlight providing a warm glow. The front elevation is also fortunate in having retained wrought iron railings and a sweet little gate leading to the front entrance porch. Once inside the character interior is laid out to provide versatile and adaptable living space which with cottages is not always possible. The ground floor includes a well proportioned sitting room with inglenook fireplace along with the stairs hall (currently featuring a computer work-station), snug, inner hall, roomy and light kitchen plus utility room. The first floor works particularly well due to the landing arrangement from where three good size bedrooms can be found along with well appointed bathroom. The interior is full of character from internal doors, fireplaces and floors. Oil fired radiator heating is installed along with windows of both sealed unit and secondary double glazing. Furthermore, the cottage now has Fibre Broadband wired directly to the property. Of further note is a Garden Studio Annex which the current owners have upgraded to self-contained living with shower room, wc and kitchenette.

Entrance Porch

A pretty gabled porch with part glazed outer door, side windows and inner door leading through to the main reception room.

Sitting Room

13'9 x 13'6 (4.19m x 4.11m)
Featuring a red brick chimneybreast with solid fuel stove set on a brick hearth and shelved recesses to either side. Window to the front elevation. Single radiator with thermostatic radiator valve (TRV). 2 single wall lights. Television point etc.

Inner Hall

Serving as a Study currently with the workstation taking advantage of the window to the front elevation. Stairs at the rear rise to the first floor with beneath a CLOAKROOM complete with wash basin and low level wc.


10'3 x 9'5 (3.12m x 2.87m)
A versatile room with windows to both front and rear elevations. Exposed ceiling timbers and panelling add character. Double radiator (TRV).

Inner Hall

Leading through the heart of the ground floor providing access to the sizeable Kitchen at the rear in addition to leading through to the Utility Room which itself has been used as a Study in the past, further illustrating the versatility of this interior. A classic black/blue & red tile floor is retained. Single radiator (TRV)

Utility Room

9'3 x 6'11 (2.82m x 2.11m)
Featuring a classic fireplace with inset grate. Useful shelved recess and tiled surface with space below for storage or appliances. Window to the rear along with outer door leading to the rear covered area. Double radiator (TRV).


13'2 x 9'7 (4.01m x 2.92m)
Light, bright and roomy with vaulted ceiling and brick floor providing yet further character. Fitted units in a smart cream finish complete with Dupont Quartz worktop comprise assorted cupboard and drawer storage options, twin bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap plus separate drinking tap as a result of the fitted water softener. Fitted Bosch cooker with Hotpoint chimney hood. Single & double radiators (TRV). Windows to either side providing good natural light and french windows lead out to the south facing garden. Ample space for a table and chairs making this a social kitchen.

First Floor Accommodation

Period latch doors lead off to each of the three bedrooms and bathroom in addition to the built-in Airing Cupboard housing hot water storage tank with immersion heater plus shelving.

Bedroom 1

13'5 x 8'11 (4.09m x 2.72m)
A lovely room with painted chimneypiece surrounding a pretty cast iron fire place with grate. To one side a sizeable walk-in cupboard sits alongside the chimneybreast. Window to the front elevation. Double radiator (TRV).

Bedroom 2

10'2 x 9'9 (3.10m x 2.97m)
A vaulted room with gable window overlooking the garden. Two overhead bedside lights. Washbasin with smart 'pebble' splashback.

Bedroom 3

10'8 x 7' (3.25m x 2.13m)
Approached via a long hall before opening into the bedroom space beyond to include a platform with fitted bed/mattress surface. Window to the rear elevation. Radiator (TRV).


Well appointed with suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment over, wc with classic period style high level cistern, bidet and eye catching glass basin set on a contemporary wash stand with pillar tap set to one side. Single radiator. Window to the front elevation.


Set to the rear of the plot and away from the main house, this spacious and readily adaptable single storey building has served for many years as a Studio and more recently with these current owners, a comfortable self-contained annex. Accessed at the front by a conservatory, in the classic sense - ideal for over wintering plants and those enjoying a more sheltered yet sunny environment, an arched doorway opens to a wide/long space some 41' across. The space has served a variety of purposes and is now fitted with kitchenette, shower room and wc. Windows are double glazed with PVCu units and heating is by way of electric underfloor along with a electric convector heater. The vaulted space shows a number of exposed timbers, colourwashed brick work and tiled floor surfaces. Windows look onto the garden which to the lane side is walled. The kitchen area is fitted with Belfast sink, water softener and space for an electric cooker. The Shower Room features a shower enclosure with Triton T80 shower installed. The WC can be accessed from either the interior or from the garden.


The railing enclosed front garden is gravelled and features a pair of Yew bushes either side of the gate along with bulbs popping through in the Spring. From the cottage a wall extends alongside the lane within which a pair of double gates allows a small car to park off the road. As a gauge, the owners car which fits is a Toyota Yaris Verso with roof rails.

The garden space is a lovely backdrop to the cottage and allows tropical type plants to survive and thrive in North Suffolk. Lawn, planted beds and pathways combine to create an interesting 'Gardene'rs garden' which also includes raised Vegetable Beds. It is delightfully arranged with informal and interesting seating spaces.

An outside Grant oil fired boiler supplies domestic hot water and radiators throughout the cottage.

Outside lights. Tap. Log Stores. Covered area leading to the rear door - in and out of the Utility Room.


The vendor has confirmed that the property benefits from mains water, electricity and private drainage.

Wayleaves & Easements

The property is sold subject to and with all the benefit of all wayleaves, covenants, easements and rights of way whether or not disclosed in these particulars.

Important Notice

These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and should not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. Harrison Edge has no authority to make or give in writing or verbally any representations or warranties in relation to the property. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. No assumptions should be made that the property has all the necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Harrison Edge have not carried out a survey, nor tested the services, appliances or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. In the interest of Health & Safety, please ensure that you take due care when inspecting any property. See also notes on Viewing below relative to Covid-19.

Postal Address

South Cottage, Union Lane, Wortham, Diss, IP22 1SP

Local Authority

Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX. Telephone: 0300 123 4000

Council Tax

The property has been placed in Tax Band C.

Tenure & Possession

The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Fixtures & Fittings

All items normally designated as tenants fixtures & fittings are specifically excluded from the sale unless mentioned in these particulars.


By prior telephone appointment with the vendors' agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0)1379 871 563 07542 965 660 *** Covid-19 - No more than two related viewers will be admitted to the property and assurances must be provided neither party has Covid-19 symptons or has suffered from the illness. Viewers must bring with them appropriate PPE. ***


From Fair Green, on the edge of Diss, proceed over the River Waveney at Denmark Bridge turning immediately right. Upon reaching the heathland know as Wortham Ling take the first left turn. Continue across the heathland taking the first fork right after a left bend. We suggest initially parking under the willow tree just on the corner and taking a short walk to the cottage just along the lane.


From Fair Green, on the edge of Diss, proceed over the River Waveney at Denmark Bridge turning immediately right. Upon reaching the heathland know as Wortham Ling take the first left turn. Continue across the heathland taking the first fork right after a left bend. We suggest initially parking under the willow tree just on the corner and taking a short walk to the cottage just along the lane.


By prior appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0) 1379 871563

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