7 bedroom detached house for sale

High Street, Whissonsett, Dereham

Guide Price £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3,000 sq/ft Period Property
  • 5 Bedrooms/5 Reception Rooms
  • 1,000 sq/ft 2-Bedroom Holiday Cottage
  • 2 En-Suite Bedrooms in Main House
  • Extensively Refurbished Throughout
  • Grounds of Around 0.7 Acres (sts)
  • Private Parking Area
  • Character Features

Full description

The Norfolk Agents are delighted to offer this unique opportunity to acquire a highly impressive five bedroom character property with the additional benefit of a detached two bedroom holiday cottage. Both the main house and the cottage have been extensively renovated and modernised in recent years, without compromising the charm and character of the original buildings. The main dwelling, as the name would suggest, was formerly a public house with an attractive flint frontage, with spacious accommodation which extends to in excess of 3,000 sq./ft. The accommodation briefly comprises four versatile reception rooms (listed as the sitting room, dining room, music room and study), bright and spacious kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor; with five bedrooms and the family bathroom arranged around the split-level landing on the first floor. Both the master and guest bedrooms are equipped with en-suite facilities.
The holiday cottage is a two-bedroom dwelling providing in excess of 1,000 sq./ft. of internal floor space, ideal for generating additional income or alternatively for a family member or grandparents seeking a comfortable and stylish living space on the same site as the main family home. The cottage has been rebuilt in a barn style with elevations of mellow red brick construction under a pantile roof. The accommodation comprises 36ft open-plan living space with a kitchen area, ground floor bedroom, bathroom and a first floor double bedroom.
The mature grounds extend to around 0.7 acres and have been landscaped to separate the house from the cottage, with the driveway being the only communal area. The garden to the main house includes a paved entertaining area, vegetable garden and expanses of lawn interspersed with trees. The cottage has its own paved seating area and enclosed lawn. The driveway provides parking and turning space for several vehicles. The properties are connected to mains drainage, electricity and water supply. Independent oil fired central heating systems for the main house and annexe. Council Tax Band F.

Whissonsett is a pleasant rural village approximately 5 miles south of Fakenham and 7 miles north of Dereham. The beautiful church of St. Mary is at the heart of the friendly community, with the village hall also being a hub for local activity. As well as the nearby market towns, the neighbouring villages of Colkirk and Brisley also provide a range of amenities.


Entrance Hall 
Entrance portico with a front door opening in to the entrance hall, with authentic flagstone flooring and a radiator. As you move inside the property, the entrance hall widens where there are doors opening to the sitting room, formal dining room and music room.

Sitting room (5.98m x 4.70m or 19' 7" x 15' 5") 
A well-proportioned double aspect reception room with an original sash window on the front elevation and a pair of fully glazed double doors opening on to the courtyard garden at the side. Features include an attractive fireplace with pamment tiled hearth, stripped timber floorboards and decorative ceiling cornice. TV point, wall light points and two radiators.

Dining Room (5.96m x 4.32m or 19' 7" x 14' 2") 
Another spacious double aspect reception room with an original sash window to the front and a timber framed double glazed window to the side. Feature fireplace with pamment tiled hearth, timber floorboards, TV point, wall light points, decorative cornice and two radiators.

Music Room (5.44m x 4.91m or 17' 10" x 16' 1") 
A highly versatile reception room at the heart of the ground floor. Features include a restored beamed ceiling and exposed timber wall skintlings, whilst a timber framed double glazed window on the side wall allows natural light to flood in. Exposed timber floorboards, radiator and a timber staircase which rises to the first floor landing. Openings to the study and inner lobby.

Study (5.03m x 3.21m or 16' 6" x 10' 6") 
A pair of Velux roof lights on the west facing pitch provide natural light. TV and telephone points, wall light points, stripped timber floorboards and radiator.

Lobby 
A useful storage area with a pair of double doors opening on to the courtyard at the side and an inner door to the utility room. Stripped timber floorboards and radiator. Door to the kitchen/breakfast room.


Kitchen/Breakfast Room (8.15m x 5.20m Max or 26' 9" x 17' 1" Max) 
A bright and spacious family area with glazing on three walls and double doors opening on to the paved terrace at the rear. The kitchen area (which measures 5.20m x 3.23m) comprises a selection of cream Shaker-style base units which extend along three walls below fitted worktops surfaces with tiled splash backs. A 1.5 bowl ceramic sink unit with mixer tap is set into the worktops surfaces beneath a timber framed double glazed window which overlooks the rear garden. Integrated appliances include a Belling range oven with bottled gas hob and the necessary plumbing and space for a dishwasher. Exposed timber floorboards throughout, timber framed double glazed windows to the side and rear and a pair of Velux roof lights on the western pitch of the roof. TV point and two radiators.

Utility Room 
Plumbing and space for a washing machine and an additional appliance. Door to built-in airing cupboard which houses a pressurised hot water cylinder.

Cloak Room 
A pair of timber framed double glazed windows on the side wall, radiator, pedestal wash basin and close coupled WC.

Landing 
A spacious split-level landing with a range of the original and replacement floorboards on display. Doors to all five bedrooms and the family bathroom. A further door to a useful built-in storage cupboard, two radiators, access to loft space and Velux roof lights.

Master Bedroom (4.81m x 4.72m or 15' 9" x 15' 6") 
A highly impressive master suite with the main bedroom area enjoying generous proportions and views over the rear garden via a timber framed double glazed window on the gable wall. Velux roof lights to either side. Stripped timber floorboards, TV point and two radiators. Door to en-suite.

Guest Bedroom (4.27m x 3.80m or 14' 0" x 12' 6") 
Double bedroom with original sash window to the front. Exposed timber floorboards, built-in storage cupboard and radiator. Door to en-suite.

En Suite 
Neatly appointed suite comprising tiled enclosure with glass door and chrome shower over, Victoriana-style pedestal wash basin and matching close coupled WC. Timber framed double glazed window to the rear, partially tiled walls, stripped timber floorboards and radiator.

Bedroom 3 (3.92m x 3.82m or 12' 10" x 12' 6") 
Another spacious double bedroom with an original sash window to the front. Built-in storage cupboard, exposed timber floorboards, TV point and radiator.

Bedroom 4 (3.90m x 2.50m or 12' 10" x 8' 2") 
Original sash window to the front aspect, exposed timber floorboards and radiator.

Bedroom 5 (4.10m x 2.72m or 13' 5" x 8' 11") 
A pair of Velux roof lights to the side, exposed timber floorboards and radiator.

Family Bathroom 
Stylishly appointed bathroom suite comprising panel sided bath with travertine tiled surround, glass screen and shower attachment over, Victoriana-style wash basin with pedestal and matching close coupled WC. Obscured glass window to the rear, stripped timber floorboards, partially tiled walls and radiator.

Holiday Cottage 
The cottage is a fully independent dwelling providing over 1,000 sq/ft of additional accommodation. The cottage is approached via a private walkway which leads around the front of the main house, where there is gated access on to a wide passage from where double doors open in to the main living area.

Main Living Area (11.20m Max x 4.88m or 36' 9" Max x 16' 0") 
A completely open-plan living space which can be adapted to include sitting and dining areas, alongside the fitted kitchen. The kitchen area comprises a selection of fitted base units under oak-block work surfaces, which incorporate a single bowl Butler sink with mixer tap and a four-ring ceramic hob with extractor hood. There is also a built-in Indesit oven and a floor mounted oil boiler which provides domestic hot water and central heating to the annexe. The vaulted ceilings, which incorporate five Velux roof lights to one side, add to the feeling of space within the cottage, along with the five further timber framed double glazed windows which fill the space with natural light. Stripped timber floorboards throughout, two TV points and three radiators. Doors opening to the ground floor bedroom, bathroom and the hall, from where a staircase rises to the main bedroom.


Ground Floor Bedroom (4.32m x 3.61m or 14' 2" x 11' 10") 
Double bedroom with a pair of timber framed double glazed windows which overlook the house to the side. Low level storage cupboard built under the stairs. Stripped timber floorboards and radiator.


Bathroom 
Comprising panel sided bath with tiled surround, glass screen and chrome shower over, pedestal wash basin and close coupled WC. Obscured glass window to the side, timber floorboards and chrome heated towel rail.

Bedroom 1 (4.87m x 4.40m or 16' 0" x 14' 5") 
First floor double bedroom with a porthole-style window to the front and twin Velux roof lights to one side. Balustrades beside the stairs, timber floorboards and radiator.

Outside 
The property is approached from the quiet road on to a shingled driveway with timber gates, which extends along the side of the house and in turn leads to a shingle car parking area, which can accommodate a large number of vehicles. The garden to the main house is screened from the parking area by timber fencing, meaning that guests in the holiday cottage are entirely private from the main house.
The mature gardens, which are predominantly situated to the rear of the house, are generous in size and laid to lawn with a scattering of mature trees, as well as some more recently installed raised beds and borders. Between the house and cottage, there is a vegetable garden with raised beds. Immediately to the rear of the kitchen, an Indian sandstone paved terrace provides the ideal space for outside entertaining. Other features include exterior lighting and an outside tap. The cottage has its own private garden with patio, lawn and summer house.

Agents Note 
We would like to make buyers aware that the photograph of the holiday cottage was taken prior to the site being re-landscaped to provide greater privacy for both properties.

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09 March 2017

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7 George Edwards Road, Fakenham, NR21 8NL

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Nearest station

  • Wymondham (18.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

The Norfolk Agents, Fakenham

7 George Edwards Road, Fakenham, NR21 8NL

01328 618003 Local call rate

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