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4 bedroom detached house for sale

St Cross South Elmham

Withdrawn from Market £320,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Renovation & Improvement required
  • Substantial Accommodation
  • Detached Period Cottage
  • Garage/Studio
  • Plot of just over half an acre!
  • Other Outbuildings
  • Four Bedrooms

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A Grade II Listed four bedroom detached cottage of late 16th century origins and timber frame, with the outer frame replaced by brick probably during the 18th and 19th Century. The property is in need of renovation & improvement (see agent's note). As the name suggests, the property would have been associated with the village forge and smithy. The cottage offers substantial accommodation over two floors and is situated within a plot of just over half an acre in an idyllic rural location. The property also benefits from a number of outbuildings including an excellent studio and garage.  


On the Ground Floor  

ENTRANCE HALL window, exposed beams, brick floor, door to reception room, double banked radiator, fire recess, door to: 

UTILITY ROOM window to rear, butler sink, work surface, plumbing for washing machine, wall cupboards, brick floor.  

RECEPTION ROOM inglenook fireplace with inset wood burner on a brick hearth, brick floor, windows to two aspects, exposed beams, central heating thermostat, two radiators, wall light points (fittings not included), cupboard. 

HALL . brick floor, shelving 

SITTING ROOM brick inglenook fireplace with timber bressumer over, brick floor, stairs to first floor, windows to front rear & study, door to outside, exposed timbers, central beam, radiator, door to:- 

STUDY window to side, shelving. 

DINING ROOM three fitted base and wall cupboards, window to front & rear, radiator, door to outside, wall light points (fittings not included), exposed beams, pamment flooring, Aga with tiling behind. 

KITCHEN fitted on two walls with drawers, cupboards and space under, electric four ring hob with hood over, pamment flooring, wall cupboards, stainless steel single drainer 1 ½ bowl sink unit, oil fired boiler, windows to two aspects door to: 

REAR LOBBY radiator, window to rear, cupboard, pamment flooring  

CLOAKROOM pamment floor, window, low level close coupled wc, wash basin, fully tiled. 

WET ROOM screen door, fully tiled with shower unit, window to rear. 

On the first floor  

LANDING exposed beams, carpet, radiator, fitted cupboards.  

BEDROOM TWO part pitched ceiling, window to side, airing cupboard housing prelagged copper cylinder, radiator, carpet, exposed timbers, fitted cupboards along one wall. 

BATHROOM panelled bath, wash basin with cupboard under, low level wc, radiator, window to front, exposed timbers, tiled floor, part tiling to three walls. 

BEDROOM FOUR wide floor boards, window to front, exposed timbers, radiator, wall light points (fittings not included), cupboard. 

BEDROOM ONE wide floor boards, radiator, exposed timbers, interconnecting door to: 

BEDROOM THREE (access from bedroom two only) window to front, cast fireplace with cupboards to either side, double banked radiator, access to loft. 

OUTSIDE As previously mentioned the property sits within a plot of just over half an acre. The garden extends to the front, side and rear of the property and is mostly laid to lawn with a variety of very well stocked flower beds, trees and shrubs along with a gravelled driveway. Within the garden there is a polytunnel, oil tank & timber shed with windows to two aspects. There are also a number of useful outbuildings within the grounds.

GARAGE clay lump with tiled roof, wooden double doors, two windows.

OUTBUILDING brick built with tiled roof, incorporating:

Studio Area (14'3 x 14'3) pamment floor, windows to two aspects, vaulted ceiling.

Garage Area (19'6 x 19') wooden double doors, windows to two aspects, work bench, butler sink, loft storage area.

brick built with tiled roof, attached Greenhouse with brick base, windows to three aspects and glazed roof. 

AGENT'S NOTE Following an aborted sale the sellers have commissioned a Structural Engineers Report which is available from our Harleston office. 

SERVICES Mains water and electricity are connected. Septic tank for drainage which we understand is situated within the neighbouring property's garden. Durrants have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services and cannot therefore verify they are in working order.  

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING Not applicable as the property is Grade II Listed 

LOCAL AUTHORITY Waveney District Council. Council Tax Band - F as at 12.05.17 

VIEWING Strictly by prior appointment with the Agent's Harleston Office. 

DURRANTS BUILDING CONSULTANCY Our Building Consultancy Team will be happy to provide advice to prospective buyers on planning applications, architectural design, building regulations and project management - please contact the team directly on 01379 646603 quoting The Old Forge.  

DIRECTIONS From the A143 heading towards Beccles direction, take the right hand turn immediately after First Class Cars onto Flixton Road. Follow the road for about half a mile and turn right onto Back Lane. At the junction turn left and follow this road onto Fox Hill. Take the next right hand turn staying on Fox Hill and after a short distance you will need to take a slight right onto Mendham Lane where the property will be found immediately on your right hand side.  

CONTACT US Durrants, 32-34 Thoroughfare, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AU.
Tel: 01379 852217, Email:

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Added on Rightmove:
16 November 2016


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