Thatched farmhouse in idyllic countryside setting South of Norwich for sale. This 3 bedroom house is the perfect country retreat, yet is within easy reach of London with its good rail links from Norwich and Diss. Sensitively renovated, this Grade II listed historic property has a swimming pool together with beautiful cottage gardens that back onto open fields.
The owner of this house is a renowned photographer of flowers. The gardens have been planted to provide specimens and the setting necessary for photography that has appeared everywhere from Diarmund Gavin's books, to Royal Mail stamps and from M&S decor to the poster and press materials used by the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Beyond the gardens, the surrounding fields and hedgerows have also provided abundant photographic opportunities as well as fresh air and delightful walks in the Norfolk countryside.
NORFOLK RURAL COUNTRY RETREAT
If you are looking for a rural retreat in the Norfolk countryside, you need look no further. Backing onto open fields on the edge of a village to the South of Norwich, with pub and village shop, the house for sale is a dream country farmhouse. Pull off the road into the driveway through the wooden five bar gate and you are welcomed home by the traditional English country cottage front garden with flower beds interspersed by paths.
There is only one near neighbour who occupies the converted barn, so you can relax in your half acre of gardens and swing the gate shut on the outside world. Wake up in the morning and throw open the bedroom windows that are deep-set in the thatched roof to breath in the glorious English landscape of trees and open fields beyond your cottage garden.
Weekend commuters will appreciate the fast links to London's Liverpool Street station from Norwich on the East Anglian service, just 8 miles to the North or from Diss, 11 miles to the South. Alternatively, the market town of Attlebough, 7 miles to the West provides rail links to Cambridge.
EAST ANGLIA FARMHOUSE FOR SALE
The farmhouse is a Grade II listed building that dates from the 17th century. It has been renovated with great care to retain original features including floors, doors and the fireplaces, with wooden windows that date back to the 19th century. The interior decoration is completely in keeping with the character of this old farmhouse as befits the artist's eye of a professional photographer.
The house has 2 reception rooms, kitchen, scullery and three bedrooms with bathroom.
GROUND FLOOR OF COTTAGE
Front sitting room (13' x 14' 10"):
The front lobby opens into the cosy front sitting room with its brick floor and inglenook fireplace with Essex oil stove. Old wooden doors add to the country house charm.
Living room (12' 11" x 12' 10"):
Also with a brick floor and window that overlooks the cottage garden, this second reception room has exposed ceiling timbers and an open fireplace.
Kitchen (9' 2" x 12' 10") and Scullery (9' 2" x 8' 4")
The kitchen is to the rear of the house adjacent to the scullery. This country-style kitchen with antique pine units has a pamment tiled floor and wide-boarded ceiling, with a butler sink is set into the thick pine work top.
The scullery has its own Belfast sink set on old brick piers (good for gardeners!) with useful fitted shelving and a window to the rear.
FIRST FLOOR OF COTTAGE
A small staircase off the second reception room leads upstairs to the first floor bedrooms. The main bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling, and the other two bedrooms also have revealed timber work. Bedroom 3 has a delightful small gable end window.
Main bedroom (13' 1" x 13' 2")
Second bedroom (13' 1" x 9' 1")
Third bedroom (13' 1" x 6' 2")
The bathroom is at the rear of the house on the ground floor. It has a pine floor boards and is fitted with bath and separate shower.
The house is set in beautiful grounds with mature trees. The bucolic garden view from the kitchen window looks over lawns and flower beds with the pool terrace just visible behind the shrubs. The front is classic cottage garden and to the rear, close to the house, are gravel beds and richly planted flower borders that open onto an expanse of lawns with traditional flower and shrub borders.
To the rear of the farmhouse, old railway sleepers have been used to create a steps that lead to the outside swimming pool and its pool terrace. A magical place to enjoy in the daytime and as Summer evenings draws in.
Here's a surprise. Although this house is located in a rural setting it enjoys mains drainage. Oh Joy! It also has mains water and electricity.
The farm house is located to the South of a small village South of Norwich in East Anglia UK. The property is indicated in red on this map.
It is in Council Tax Band D.
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