Extended, remodelled and lovingly and sympathetically restored to a high standard this beautiful Grade II listed period cottage sits in a south-facing plot of just under 2 acres and showcases a wealth of charm and character. Benefitting from a fabulous self-contained detached annexe and stunning views over the Mendham Marshes, viewings are highly recommended.
Accommodation briefly comprises:-
Downstairs shower room
Three double bedrooms
Underfloor heating to ground floor
Gardens and marshland extending to approx. 2 acres
Attractive open plan living room with kitchen & dining space
Lovely views over the garden and marsh beyond
At the side of the property an entrance hallway provides space and hanging for boots and coats and leads through to the spacious kitchen/breakfast room. Fitted with a good range of hand-painted base units with fabulous oak worktops over, the kitchen comprises inset ceramic sink with beautiful hand-painted tiled splashbacks and space and plumbing for appliances. To the right hand side a step up leads into the walk-in pantry with window to side and cupboard housing fuse box. A stable door leads from the kitchen into a sun room with double doors to patio, glazed roof and an interesting feature papered wall created from newspapers found at the property dating from the 1950s. The utility room beyond comprises ceramic sink set in an oak worktop and space for appliances; a fabulous shower room opposite comprises walk in shower with traditional style shower attachment, wash basin set in a 'Singer' feature stand, WC and double-ended slipper style claw foot & ball bath. A beautiful oak framed and glazed extension at the rear of the property is currently utilised as a dining room enjoying enviable views over the marshes with two sets of double doors leading out to the patio and garden.
Two beautifully presented reception rooms showcase some impressive exposed timbers and benefit from stunning inglenook fireplaces housing multi-fuel burning stoves. There is a useful study to the side boasting a double aspect.
Upstairs an elegant master bedroom boasts lovely views over the garden as well as impressive, original oak flooring and a feature mullion window and benefits from excellent built-in wardrobes. Two further good-sized double bedrooms are inter-connected, benefit from access to the loft space above and enjoy views over the gardens. A fabulous family bathroom off the landing (which features attractive, bespoke wrought iron balustrade) again displays some wonderful timberwork and comprises attractive tiled floor, cast-iron claw foot bath, stone washbasin set within attractive marble- top unit and contemporary style WC.
Comprising just over 58 sq metres of single storey accommodation, this beautiful, barn style, detached annexe with underfloor heating boasts attractive open plan living space with kitchen area, dining space and sitting room with corner wood-burning stove and trifold doors leading to a raised seating area outside. A spacious double bedroom overlooks the rear with shower room adjacent comprising Xavier Two Seat Steam shower, WC and washbasin set in vanity unit. Ideal for an elderly relative, teenager or indeed to generate an income as a holiday let or AirBnb.
The property is approached over a large gravel driveway with parking for numerous vehicles. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with an attractive patio area accessed from the cottage and surrounded by well stocked borders, also featuring apple trees and cob nut trees. A French style parterre herb garden to the side of the cottage is screened from the road behind a recently planted privet hedge, beyond which sits a timber outbuilding which houses the ground source heat pump and space for garden machinery. There is a further outbuilding thought to have been formerly an old forge. To the rear of the formal garden, a reinforced bridge over a drainage gulley leads through to L-shaped paddocks amounting to approx. 1 acre, enclosed by post and stock fencing and adjoining Mendham Marshes.
Given its geographical location, backing onto Mendham Marshes, the lower part of the paddock is prone to annual controlled flooding.
Wortwell is located between the market towns of Bungay and Harleston and has 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.
South Norfolk District Council
Tax Band: E
Postcode: IP20 0HJ
Mains drainage, water and electricity.
Electric Ground source heat pump
EPC: Exempt due to listing
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.
Hempland Cottage, 27 Low Road, Wortwell, Norfolk, England