See inside 'charming' thatched cottage with £475,000 price tag

Bridge Cottage in Hitcham has gone on the market with a guide price of £475,000

Bridge Cottage in Hitcham has gone on the market with a guide price of £475,000 - Credit: Chapman Stickels

Take a look inside a "charming" thatched cottage in the Suffolk countryside that is on the market for £475,000.

Bridge Cottage can be found in Hitcham, a short distance from Ipswich and Needham Market, and has been listed by Chapman Stickels.

This "quintessential English country cottage" is situated in a "peaceful" setting and is accessed via a small bridge over a "picturesque" brook.

The home is accessed via a small bridge

The home is accessed via a small bridge - Credit: Chapman Stickels

When setting foot in the home, the appeal begins with the entrance hall which is complete with storage and an exposed brick floor which leads to a family bathroom with a roll-top bath and surrounding wood panelling.

The sitting area

The sitting area - Credit: Chapman Stickels

The sitting room contains a red brick fireplace with an original bread oven featured to one side, a large bressummer above and a log burner.

Bridge Cottage's living area features an exposed brick fireplace

Bridge Cottage's living area features an exposed brick fireplace - Credit: Chapman Stickels

Further on inside the house, the "cosy" dining room has similar features to the sitting room and leads through to the kitchen with its solid oak worktops and quarry tiled floor.

The view of the kitchen from the back door

The view of the kitchen from the back door - Credit: Chapman Stickels

Upstairs, a landing bedroom leads to the main bedroom with a dressing area, which boasts a vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers throughout with views over the garden and beyond.

The bedroom features exposed beams

The bedroom features exposed beams - Credit: Chapman Stickels

The dressing area upstairs

The dressing area upstairs - Credit: Chapman Stickels

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The property underwent some renovation in 2018 with the thatch roof being restored and the boiler and oil tank being replaced.

Outside, the current owners have created an al fresco dining area in the garden and there is a useful outbuilding/workshop with electricity connected and off-road parking.

The garden has an al fresco dining area as well as views of the Suffolk countryside

The garden has an al fresco dining area as well as views of the Suffolk countryside - Credit: Chapman Stickels

The home has "wonderful" countryside views and has a guide price of £475,000.