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4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Common, Fritton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15

Guide Price £495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 reception rooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Open fronted garaging
  • Mature gardens
  • Meadow/grazing land

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A picturesque Grade II listed cottage in an unspoilt rural position


Three Nags Cottage is situated on the edge of the attractive and picturesque small hamlet of Fritton, on the edge of the common. Norwich, the Cathedral city and regional centre of East Anglia, lies about 10 miles to the north. There are local shopping facilities available in Long Stratton (2 miles) and in the nearby village of Hempnall (1 mile) which has a village shop, butcher with delicatessen, primary school, doctors' surgery and tennis club. Diss, about 14 miles to the south, provides a regular rail service to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of about 90 minutes.


A picturesque Grade II listed cottage, of timber frame construction subsequently extended and enlarged under a thatched roof. The property dates from the 17th century and was formerly The Three Nags public house. Three Nags Cottage is situated in an unspoilt rural position on the edge of Fritton Common approached by a gravelled drive and surrounded by mature garden with fine views over its own meadowland to the rear which borders onto open countryside.

As can be seen from the floorplans, the house has spacious and well arranged accommodation and retains much period detail with fine timber framing, exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces in both the sitting room and dining room. The house has extensive ground floor accommodation and was extended to the southwest where there is a family/games room and two further bedrooms. These could be used as a separate annexe if desired.

The property has been a much loved family home but would now benefit from some updating. A quote of £8,160 has been obtained by the vendors (as of April 2016) for the re-ridging of the thatched roof. For further details please contact the selling agent.

The house is approached by a gravelled drive which leads to a large gravelled turning and parking area which lies to the front and south of the house. There is also open fronted garaging built of brick and pantile for two cars.

The house is set well back from the lane on the edge of the common with an area of lawned garden to the front and south with a well stocked mixed shrub and herbaceous border. There are some fine ornamental trees including laburnum and a weeping willow. To the rear of the garaging there is a greenhouse conservatory.

Situated to the rear of the house there is a paved terrace approached by French windows off the kitchen and this overlooks a large area of lawned garden with ornamental shrubs and trees including atlas, cedar and magnolia with various fruit trees and flowering cherry. A post and rail fence with a field gate divides the garden from the meadow which extends northwards and over which there are fine views from the house and garden. The meadow is bordered by mature hedgerows containing many trees. The land in all extends to 2.22 acres (est).

Mains water and electricity, drainage to septic tank, oil fired central heating and two oven Aga.

Local Authority
South Norfolk District Council: Band G.

Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.

Strictly by appointment with Savills. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

Important Notice
Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

Square Footage: 2,720 sq ft
Acreage: 2.22 Acres


Leave Norwich on the A140 Ipswich Road and after driving through Tasburgh, turn left onto the B1527 signposted towards Hempnall and Bungay. After about 1½ miles on the edge of Hempnall, turn right signposted 'Fritton 1 mile'. On entering the village of Fritton, on the edge of the common, Three Nags Cottage will be found on the right hand side. The postcode for the property is NR15 2QS.

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Added on Rightmove:
08 June 2016

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