Bures St Mary, Suffolk, CO8 5BL


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Grade II Listed part thatched three bedroom detached cottage occupying beautiful gardens of just over half an acre in a stunning rural position with no immediate neighbours, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Essex/Suffolk. borders. Malting Cottage is the quintessential country cottage in an idyllic location found in the countyside between the villages of Nayland, Bures and Wormingford. The cottage itself is presented in excellent decorative order, retaining its charm and character whilst having a modern link to a new bedroom with ensuite, within the gardens which are beautifully landscaped for outdoor living as well as having a small orchard.

The property

Ground floor

The main entrance hall provides a welcoming space to Malting Cottage and provides excellent storage with space for coats, whilst in the recess is a utility area with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer as well as having attractive rural views.

In the original cottage are the two principle reception rooms, both enjoying field views to the front. The main reception room has a rich timbered ceiling with large Inglenook with oak bressemur, wood burning stove and storage for logs, whilst in the corner of the room a door leads to a staircase to the first floor. The snug has exposed timbers, Inglenook with oak bressemur with a wood burning stove and there is exposed studwork opening through to the kitchen/breakfast room.

The kitchen/breakfast room is a magnificent room with part vaulted ceiling. The bespoke kitchen has a hand painted finish, granite work surfaces, as well as baskets, wall mounted plate rack, further storage cupboards and a dresser style unit. The room enjoys a dual aspect and also features a Velux roof lights as well as a stable door leading to the outside. There is plumbing for a dishwasher and an electric two oven Aga finished in Pewter colour.

A further door leads through to the garden room, set down from the garden and providing lovely views over the garden and pond. There are automatic roof openings and doors leading out to the gardens.

The shower room is beautifully appointed with a high level wc and tiled shower cubicle with power shower and glass door and wash hand basin. Finally, a glass link from the hall provides wonderful views into the garden and leads to a double bedroom with ensuite facilities.

First floor

Stairs lead up from the sitting room to a landing bedroom with beautiful warm antique floorboards, exposed chimney breast and connecting door through to the main bedroom which has wonderful rural views, antique floorboards and painted chimney breast.


Malting Cottage is retained from Nayland Road with a picket fence with gate and pathway leading to the original front door as well as the new main entrance. There are also attractive flower and shrub beds.

At one end of the plot is vehicular access on to a shingle driveway providing parking for a number of vehicles. The majority of the gardens are found at the rear of the cottage and are principally laid to lawn and retained by hedgerow borders.

In the far corner of the garden is an open summer house providing a wonderful entertaining space and enjoying delightful views across the garden. At the rear of the cottage is a large pond with a variety of water plants and planted borders, leading round to a studio-11'1" x 9' with power connected.

To the side of the cottage is a circular patio area, raised beds, leading through a small orchard with a variety of fruit trees and on to the chicken run. There is further space for a vegetable garden with further wild garden beyond. In total the plot extends to 0.53 of an acre.

Entrance hall

Sitting room 12' 9" x 12' 2" (3.89m x 3.71m)

Snug 12' 7" x 12' 2" (3.84m x 3.71m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 18' 7" x 12' 9" (5.66m x 3.89m)

Garden room 13' 4" x 10' 9" (4.06m x 3.28m)

Shower room

Bedroom one 18' 5" x 14' 8" (5.61m x 4.47m)


Bedroom two 15' 7" x 12' 2" (4.75m x 3.71m)

Landing/Bedroom 13' 3" x 12' 2" (4.04m x 3.71m)

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