B R O A D L A N D B E A U T Y
“A pretty cottage with classic charm, a long-term family home to treasure,
within a popular Broadland village, that’s perfectly placed for work, school and leisure.
Amenities on the doorstep and road and rail links too, with the coast and the Broads nearby,
• A pretty Detached Cottage situated in the sought after village of Strumpshaw • Three/Four Bedrooms including Ground Floor Bedroom or Study
• First Floor Bathroom; Downstairs WC • Two Receptions including Large Sitting Room • Spacious Breakfast Kitchen
• Generous Gardens
• Garaging; Parking for Several Vehicles • The Accommodation extends to 1,289sq.ft • Energy Rating: D
An attractive cottage on the outskirts of a desirable Broadland village, you can put down roots within an active community here, whilst being close to the A47 and train station. The owners have raised their family here and the house has grown and adapted over the decades to meet their changing needs. Now as they move
on, this is your chance to make this flexible and appealing family home your own
and to enjoy all that the house, garden and setting have to offer.
Through The Years
This has been a very happy home to the owners for 35 years: “We were moving up from London and had enough of city life. We liked the idea of being in a village, close to Norwich but rather more rural, so we could enjoy a taste of country life
whilst having everything close at hand,” they confirm. Drawn to the pretty cottage,
thought to be around 200 years old, they have made it their own, extending and modernising over the years. The result is a place anyone would be proud to call
home – spacious and well proportioned, filled with light and perfect for a busy
family. “We have done the work sympathetically, keeping the character and charm of the cottage,” the owners explain.
For All The Family
The front of the cottage faces south, so light streams in throughout the day. The sitting room is a really good size, lovely and bright throughout the year and with a log burner to keep it snug even on the coldest of evenings. Through this room,
the owners have their formal dining area, leading to a ground floor bedroom or
reception, currently used as a study. The kitchen can be found to the rear of the
home and again is flooded with light, thanks to the roof lights. “We love that the house has been so flexible. It’s adapted as our family has grown and it’s worked
well at every stage,” the owners smile. Both the breakfast kitchen and sitting room are ideal for family gathering together, while with the additional dining room and
study, there’s also plenty of space to spread out and you don’t have to be under each other’s feet.
Sunshine And Seclusion
Outside, there’s a lovely, good size garden, slightly sunken so it offers shelter from the elements. There’s a terrace where you can relax with drinks and the owners
have created a vegetable bed this year too. “When our children were younger, they spent a lot of time out here, camping out with friends or bouncing around on
the trampoline. There’s no shortage of space for kids to play and it’s very secure,” the owners confirm. They also have a south-facing log cabin out here which
catches the sun beautifully. The house has an area of hard standing with room for
Village With Views
Step out of the garden and you’ll find yourself on the edge of Strumpshaw and
close to Lingwood – perfect for making the most of everything that each village
has to offer. From a primary school to a choice of pubs, plus a village hall, well-stocked shop, train station and more, you’re very well served here. Buses head into Norwich and the bus stop is just across the road, as is the cabinet for fibre
broadband, so this is one of the best spots for high speed internet within the
village. You’re close to the A47 for easy access into Great Yarmouth or Norwich and beyond, yet back at home, stroll 100 yards from your home and you’re in
open countryside. Strumpshaw hill is said to be the highest in the area, and while
there may not be stiff competition, it’s still a lovely place to take a walk and take in the far-reaching views. There are several RSPB reserves around here and you’re
near to the Broads, should you fancy heading out on the water.
You take in the pretty front elevation, before moving through the front door into the entrance porch, with a further door taking you through into the…
Running the full width of the home, the sitting room is bathed in natural light due to its south facing nature, with twin windows taking advantage of the views over
the surrounding area. Within the room itself there is a focal point fireplace with a
wood burner set within, either side of which is recessed shelving.
You move through into the middle of the cottage, where the current owners incorporate a dining area. Here you also discover an under stairs storage cupboard,
an inner reception hall with stairs rising to the first floor and a side reception hall
which offers access out to Chapel Road. Found off the side reception hall is the
ground floor WC. Returning to the dining area, you move through into…
A versatile space, it could be used for a whole number of different uses. As a
bedroom, it would be located on the ground floor, however its size dictates that it
could be used as a further reception. There is a large window to the rear elevation which affords views of the garden.
To the very rear of the cottage and the most recent addition to the home is the spacious…
A light and airy space, it benefits from cabinets to three aspects which contrast
well with the work surfaces. There is plenty of space for a range of utilities, with the current owners incorporating a large table to the centre of the room. Roof lights above along with a door to the rear elevation provide light as well as access out to the rear terrace, gardens and garaging.
Moving up to the first floor, there are…
Two Large Double Bedrooms
Both are found to the front of the cottage and offer large windows offering wonderful views over the surrounding area including farmland. Both bedrooms also offer built in wardrobes.
This smaller bedroom can be found to the rear of the cottage, with another large window affording views of the area
Complete with a shower located above the bath and a glass screen. A glazed window to the rear elevation provides light.
Enjoining a two street frontage, the pretty cottage stands in a generous plot with the majority of the enclosed gardens found to the rear. Here off Chapel Road you also have double gates, which lead onto a large parking area, which also includes a secure garage and a carport. Beyond this area the garden is mostly laid to lawn, however there are deep garden beds to two boundaries along with
a central vegetable garden. Immediately off the rear of the property is a terrace.
The front garden, where the front door can be accessed is also laid to lawn with further garden beds found along the front boundary. There is also an access gate on Chapel Road that leads to the side entrance hall.
Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent. Printed
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On Your Doorstep…
Just down the road is The Shoulder of Mutton public house, along with the village store and incorporated post office. Less than a mile away is the village of Lingwood with both, primary and middle school, a post office, general store, public house
and railway station with trains to Great Yarmouth and Norwich.
“Living here has been perfect for us. We love the village location, with schools and shops close by. At the same time we can enjoy all the countryside has to offer, and we are not too far at all from Norwich.”
How Far Is It To…
Access from the broads can be gained either from Brundall situated on the River Yare or Wroxham, the acknowledged centre of the broads network which is approximately 8 miles distance. Strumpshaw is well placed for the cathedral city of Norwich, which lies approximately 11 miles west, with its wide variety of cultural and leisure facilities as well as a main line rail link to London Liverpool Street and an international airport. Great Yarmouth is approximately 12 miles to the east boasting 5 miles of sandy beaches. The sea front offers the Marina and Sea Life Centre amid various rides, shops and amusement arcades. For
more information visit: www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk.
Leave Norwich on the A47 heading east. After bypassing the villages of Brundall and Blofield, shortly after the roundabout take the next turning signposted Blofield, before immediately taking a left hand turn signposted Strumpshaw and Lingwood. Continue straight over at the first junction and upon reaching the centre of the village of Strumpshaw, turn left signposted
Lingwood, whereby the property can be found prior to reaching the next junction, on your left hand side clearly signposted with a Fine and Country For Sale Board.
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