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Wash Lane, Forncett St Peter, Norfolk

6 bedrooms, £595,000

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A beautiful family residence set in the heart of South Norfolk. Orchard Cottage offers an abundance of original character features, with an award winning addition to create a modern, open plan feel to this already unique home. Pleasantly positioned in over two acres of grounds with field views and landscaped gardens, this property is truly one to always remember.

DESCRIPTION Orchard Cottage is a charming Grade II listed family residence situated in an excellent village South of Norwich City Centre. The original cottage dates back to the 17th century and was originally thatched when the current owners arrived in 1994. After enjoying the property for a number of years but needing more space, they decided to extend. Creating with it a gorgeo…

A beautiful family residence set in the heart of South Norfolk. Orchard Cottage offers an abundance of original character features, with an award winning addition to create a modern, open plan feel to this already unique home. Pleasantly positioned in over two acres of grounds with field views and landscaped gardens, this property is truly one to always remember.

DESCRIPTION Orchard Cottage is a charming Grade II listed family residence situated in an excellent village South of Norwich City Centre. The original cottage dates back to the 17th century and was originally thatched when the current owners arrived in 1994. After enjoying the property for a number of years but needing more space, they decided to extend. Creating with it a gorgeous master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, balcony overlooking woodland and a dressing room with the open plan kitchen lounge dining room below. With the help of the owners father who was an architect, they carefully planned the extension in-keeping with the cottage using local materials such as the pammant tiles which were made by a neighbour, to create modern living in a property which is of great architectural importance. The extension is an incredible example of what can be done with careful planning and unique ideas with the kitchen lounge dining room offering immediate views up to a galleried landing and vaulted ceiling, with full height glass windows boasting plenty of light.
The kitchen offers are a range of base units with solid oak work surfaces across three aspects with the rear boasting an Esse range. The current owners wanted to promote entertaining, with the kitchen island proving an excellent spot for a breakfast before retiring into the lounge where two dual aspect French doors open out for full access into the gardens and grounds. Further downstairs accommodation features a rear reception hall, where you discover a ground floor shower room, butler sink with boot and coat storage and a utility room with another Butler sink with space for white goods.
The original Cottage which dates back to the 1500's is entered through French doors from the lounge, or from the original front door where you enter into the main reception hall. There are two large reception rooms with gorgeous exposed beams, storage cupboards, and stairs to the first floor landing with the main feature being the stunning inglenook fireplace. Carrying on through the cottage there is a final reception room with stairs to the first floor landing and another featured inglenook fireplace, with another French door which opens straight out into the garden and grounds. A downstairs dual aspect bedroom with en-suite shower completes the ground floor accommodation.
The first floor offers an excellent arrangement of five bedrooms off landing and two family shower rooms. The first floor landing can be accessed from two separate staircases, with both being perfectly fitted to create as much reception space as possible. This amazing design comes to life towards the end of the landing when you enter through two lovely French doors into the main galleried area where there is access to the master bedroom, views below into the lounge kitchen dining room, and lights fitted above to finish this fantastic design. The master bedroom is extremely unique with a dressing room, en-suite four piece bathroom suite, and a stunning balcony which is located through more French doors and overlooks fields and neighbouring woodland.

OUTSIDE With grounds and gardens extending to around 2 acres, the property is approached by a long farm track which borders fields. Passing the one neighbour you enter through wooden gates into Orchard Cottage. There is a large shingled driveway offering parking for several vehicles, with a beautiful apple tree sitting centrally whilst the gardens, grounds and mature borders are in perfect view. There is a large timber outbuilding located next to the property which is currently used as a workshop/ further storage. The gardens which are located next to the driveway offer an expansive area to walk with the current owners creating a vegetable garden with poly-tunnel and an additional timber shed. To the south there is a paddock which the current owners have rented in past years for their horses and this arrangement could continue for the new owners. Following on a pathway takes you on a pleasant journey through your own woodland with stunning views over more fields, and a lovely pond.
The rear garden can be accessed via a paved pathway which wraps around the property, with a stream running along the northern border. The garden, enclosed by mature trees offers an incredibly quiet and private feel with box hedging, paved area's ideal for dining and a gate affording access to an adjoining footpath which leads to the centre of Forncett St Peter.

LOCATION The south Norfolk village of Forncett St Peter is just off the A140 and approximately 4 miles west of the town of Long Stratton with amenities including a supermarket, cluster of shops and a leisure centre. The market town of Attleborough is approximately 15 minutes by car. Forncett St Peter sits alongside Tacolneston where some local amenities can be found as well as a village pub and bus service, the nearest Post Office and Convenience Store being in Bunwell just 2 miles down the road. Norwich is just under 13 miles away and offers many high street department stores, cultural and leisure facilities can be found. Norwich offers a number of sought after schools and colleges as well as a large number of restaurants, shops, supermarkets and services and a main line railway station serving London Liverpool Street and Cambridge. Norwich also offers an international airport.

DIRECTIONS Leaving Norwich on the B1113 New Buckenham Road. Turn left at the Jolly Farmers pub and head towards Long Stratton and the Forncett villages. Carry on down the hill into the village of Forncett St Peter following signs for Long Stratton. Upon reaching the bottom of the hill take a right hand turn and when you come to the village sign take a right onto Aslacton Road. Travel down Aslacton Road for 600 yards and take the next turning on your left into Wash Lane. Proceed through the ford and the track for the property is located just after on your left hand side. Make the turn into the track, going past the Brown & Co For Sale Board and follow till the very end where you will find the property on your left hand side.

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