Gorgeous Grade II listed period home with grounds of 0.75 acres; set in an enviable position on the fringes of the ever popular village of Alburgh. An ideal country retreat, within easy reach of Norwich and the Heritage Coast.
Enjoying an enviable position on the edge of the sought-after village of Alburgh, this beautifully presented Grade II listed timber framed cottage benefits from spacious and versatile accommodation including three bedrooms with further unconverted attic rooms, potential to extend (stpp), three reception rooms plus conservatory, pretty gardens of approx. 0.75 acre, detached double garage, ample driveway parking and far reaching rural views.
Accommodation briefly comprises:-
Sitting room with dining area
Downstairs shower room
Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Guest double bedroom
Single attic bedroom
Unconverted attic rooms
Lapsed planning permission for a two storey extension
Large pond, fenced off for safety
Far reaching rural views
Detached double garage
Ample driveway parking
Wonderful period features including inglenook fireplaces & exposed timberwork
(Agents Note:- In keeping with the age and character of the cottage, the stairs to the first and second floor are steep and not suitable for the infirm).
A part glazed front door opens into a lovely,light hallway with parquet flooring, doors leading to all ground floor accommodation and stairs rising to first floor. A fabulous sitting room/dining room sits to the front of the property, enjoys a sunny triple aspect and showcases some lovely period features including exposed beams and open studwork, large inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam over housing oil burning cast iron stove and inbuilt cupboard to left hand side. An antique pine door opens into an attractive kitchen with lovely views over the garden, pond and fields beyond. With exposed beams, tiled floor and brick recess housing a smart Rayburn oil fired range cooker (which also runs the central heating), the kitchen comprises further electric cooker with hob and has been fitted with a good range of cream painted base and drawer units with tiled worktops and inset ceramic sink with hot and cold mixer tap over. Stable doors lead through into the conservatory with triple aspect, double-glazed windows overlooking the pretty gardens, pitched polycarbonate roof and double doors to front as well as door to side. The snug comprises parquet flooring, French doors to garden and leads through into the utility room with window to side, fitted wall and dresser units, granite effect worktop with inset ceramic sink and drainer and space and plumbing for all appliances. A well appointed and spacious downstairs shower room enjoys a double aspect and is fitted with tongue and groove half panelled wall, corner shower, WC and pedestal washbasin.
Stairs rise to a first floor landing leading on the right hand side into the master bedroom, a good sized room benefitting from inbuilt cupboard storage as well as en-suite bathroom (with restricted head height) comprising three piece white suite with corner cupboard and window to side. An elegant guest bedroom with window to side offers ample space for freestanding wardrobes and features an attractive brick fireplace. Stairs lead up to a split level second floor with narrow stairway on the right hand side leading to the third bedroom, an ideal child's bedroom, with pitched ceiling, commanding rural views to the rear and some lovely exposed timberwork. Opposite is an attic room housing cold water tank which leads through to a separate attic space with window to front and pitched ceiling.
The property is approached via a five bar gate leading into a large gravel driveway offering parking for numerous vehicles and leading on the left hand side to a detached double garage fitted with twin up and over doors, window to rear and door to side. Screened from the road behind high hedging to give a good degree of privacy, well tended lawned areas lead round to the rear of the cottage where picket fencing separates the main garden from the large pond, beyond which are far reaching field views. An attractive, newly laid patio surrounds the property to create idyllic entertaining spaces at all times of the day. A beautiful, formal garden to the side of the cottage is predominantly laid to lawn and surrounded by established, well stocked borders with a pretty summerhouse also included in the sale.
The Chestnuts is located on Station Road on the right hand side as you approach the pretty, rural village of Alburgh. Located between the market towns of Bungay and Harleston, the village itself boasts a Church, sought-after primary school rated 'outstanding' in the recent Ofsted inspection, preschool and Village Hall with well-appointed playground and tennis courts. The market town of Harleston provides all schools, nurseries, shops, Post Office, churches, doctor's surgery, dentist, restaurants and pubs. Bungay offers a good range of all the necessary amenities and shops, schools, antique shops, restaurants, The Fisher Theatre (now showing films) and leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool and golf club. The Cathedral City of Norwich is about 40 mins drive to the North and Diss, a short drive away, provides a direct mainline link to London Liverpool Street in just 90 minutes. The unspoilt heritage coastline of Suffolk with the lovely beaches of Southwold and Walberswick are also a short distance away.
Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings including curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.
Vacant possession of the freehold will be given on completion.
The property is offered subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, all way leaves, easements and other rights of way whether specifically mentioned or not.
Oil fired central heating via Rayburn
Mains electricity and water.
Energy Rating: N/A as property is Grade II listed
South Norfolk District Council
Tax Band: E
Postcode: IP20 0BT
The Chestnuts, Station Road, Alburgh, Norfolk, England