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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Drabblegate, Aylsham, Norwich


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Bure River Cottage is believed to date from the mid 17th century with later additions and improvements. The current owner has fully modernised and extended Bure River Cottage to provide superb family accommodation with hardwood double glazed windows throughout, which provide lots of light and retain the warmth. All aspects of the house have been modernised and improved during the present owners' tenure including re-roofing, rewiring and an updating of the plumbing system to name but three. There are some delightful period features including inglenook fireplaces in both the kitchen / breakfast room and drawing room, the latter of which has a Morsų multi-fuel stove. There are exposed beams and timber framework in some areas of the house and of particular note is the conservatory which has fantastic views over the delightful gardens down to the River Bure. The second sitting room was originally designed as an annexe, hence it has an en suite shower room and a kitchenette. This is currently used as a second sitting room / study but could be used as a bedroom if required. The kitchen / breakfast room, which is at the heart of the house, has a tiled floor and a walk-in larder which is full height. There is light to three aspects in the kitchen which makes it a particularly pleasant room.

Upstairs the bedrooms are all light and airy with the master bedroom having a generous en-suite bathroom which is finished to a high standard. There is also a broad landing and a superb stairwell with a fantastic full length picture window which has great views over the gardens and grounds. There are two staircases thus creating flexibility in the bedroom accommodation.

Bure River Cottage is approached via a gravelled drive leading to a parking area also giving access to the substantial double garage which is also used as a workshop and has a staircase leading to storage over, which could also be used as an office or additional ancillary accommodation subject to the necessary consents.

Surrounding the house is an area of paving providing superb outside dining areas being both sheltered and secluded. To the north west of the house is an area of more formal garden with box hedging, lavender, and espalier fruit trees. The majority of the garden is laid to lawn interspersed with a number of flower beds and shrub borders. There are numerous coniferous and broad leaf trees leading down to the River Bure. There is about 100m of river frontage and the river offers good fishing and a superb habitat for a wide variety of bird life.

Further land marked in pink on the plan may be available by seperate negotiation

Bure River Cottage is situated 0.25 mile to the north of the Georgian market town of Alysham within the hamlet of Drabblegate overlooking its own gardens and grounds with views to the River Bure. The market town of Alysham has excellent shopping, schooling and leisure facilities and is about 11 miles to the north of the city of Norwich. Norwich provides a regular service to London Liverpool Street and Norwich airport provides both domestic and international flights. Drabblegate is in attractive countryside about 1.5 miles from the Blickling Hall Estate owned by the National Trust. The unspoilt North Norfolk coastal beaches are about 11 miles to the north where there are a wide variety of leisure activities including sailing, walking and golf. Excellent schooling is available in both the private and public sectors with Gresham's School at Holt and Beeston Hall School at West Runton and further schools in Norwich.

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23 March 2012


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