Occupying a stunning non-estate position, with elevated views across nearby marshes; this striking converted Georgian Baptist Chapel boasts a wealth of character and charm including a breath-taking 28ft reception room with part-vaulted ceiling.
Former Baptist chapel Beautifully converted Plenty of character and original features Grade ll listed Attractive gardens Elevated position Off-road parking for several vehicles
Harleston - 2.5 miles
Bungay - 5.8 Miles
Norwich - 20.6 miles
A unique opportunity to acquire this stunningly converted Grade II listed, Georgian Baptist Chapel in the quiet and sought after village of Wortwell. Sitting within beautiful, established gardens and featuring a c. 28 ft reception room with vaulted ceiling, two fabulous galleried double bedrooms and a wealth of period features, an early appointment to view is recommended.
28ft drawing/dining room
Galleried landing areas
Two double bedrooms
Newly fitted en-suite shower room
Stunning gardens within a 1/5 acre plot
Driveway parking for several cars
From the attractive entrance porch with window to side and space for bench seat, a handsome oak door with cast iron knocker opens to reveal a stunning open plan drawing/dining room with large sash windows to front and side and impressive original brick tiled floor. This spectacular room features a vaulted ceiling, cast iron multi-fuel burning stove on terracotta tiled hearth and stairs either side of the grand doorway lead up to the fabulous galleried landing area. The kitchen is situated at the rear of the property, boasts attractive vaulted ceiling and tiled floor and comprises a good range of wood-fronted wall, base and drawer units with granite effect worktop, tiled splashbacks and inset stainless steel sink and drainer. There is further space and plumbing for dishwasher, space for fridge and freezer and space for range cooker. A utility area houses the oil fired boiler, offers space and plumbing for washing machine and benefits from half glazed door to rear. A beautiful downstairs bathroom with window to side and black and white tiled floor comprises claw foot and ball bath, pedestal washbasin and low level WC.
The former choir stalls upstairs have been converted to two fabulous galleried landing areas, retaining the original oak panelling as a balustrade. Two impressive, galleried double bedrooms overlook the rear through handsome sash windows and a newly fitted en-suite shower room comprises tiled floor, heated towel rail, contemporary style washbasin set in vanity unit, matching WC and shower unit incorporating Triton electric shower. The agents and vendor share the opinion that the two bedrooms could easily be more enclosed, should any purchaser wish; simply by adding stud walls to the front to create more private rooms.
Behind a lovely brick wall and accessed by a 5 bar gate, a large shingle driveway offers parking for several cars. To the left hand side an impressive timber gazebo provides a covered seating area which is ideal for outside dining. The garden has been beautifully landscaped by the current owners to create a stunning and tranquil oasis with a raised terrace on one side flanked by an attractive framework supporting a garland of wisteria and grape vine. A further patio area adjacent to the property offers another ideal outside entertaining space with a small ornamental pond behind with attractive water feature. The remainder of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with some fabulous surrounding borders well stocked with a colourful array of shrubs and perennials, alliums, foxgloves and roses to name a few and a wonderful cloud tree yew bush taking centre stage. A timber garden shed is included in the sale.
Wortwell is located between the market towns of Bungay and Harleston and has a thriving pub which includes a shop selling basic provisions, an active community centre and two good play areas. 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 has a mainline train link to London Liverpool Street (1hr 54mins). Diss provides another mainline link to London and is 14 miles distant. The unspoilt heritage coastline of Suffolk with the lovely beaches of Southwold and Walberswick are a short distance away.
More information about Wortwell can be found online at http://wortwellpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/
South Norfolk District Council
Tax Band: C
Postcode: IP20 0HJ
Oil fired central heating and hot water
Mains drainage, water and electricity
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.
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.
80 Low Road, Wortwell, Norfolk, England