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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Back Street, Garboldisham, Diss

Sold STC £325,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Reception rooms
  • Utility area
  • Dressing room/office
  • Off-road parking
  • Outbuildings

Full description

Enjoying a most delightful position within the sought after and attractive village of Garboldisham, this substantial and deceptively spacious cottage offers an abundance of versatile living space whilst having the benefit of extensive off-road parking, outbuildings and mature gardens.



Located within the attractive and desirable village of Garboldisham lying on the south Norfolk borders, the property is well positioned found off a small and quiet country lane and offers a more tranquil position within the older part of the village close to many neighbouring period and attractive properties. Garboldisham is a traditional and active village steeped in history and is affiliated with the hamlets of Smallworth and Broomescot Common, lying off the A1066 with easy access to Diss being found just 7 miles to the east and Thetford only 9 miles to the west, both along the A1066. The market town of Bury St Edmunds is also within easy reach lying just 17 miles to the south west. The village offers good facilities by way of having a village shop, village hall, fine church and good schooling. 


The property comprises of a spacious three bedroom semi-detached cottage believed to date back to the 1800’s in parts and has been extremely well maintained, upgraded, extended and enhanced by the current vendors whom have occupied the property for the past 32 years. Currently the property offers three bedroom accommodation at first floor level, however has the potential of four bedroom accommodation if required, by way of converting the office/dressing room attached to the master bedroom into a fourth bedroom, (subject to the necessary consents). Notice should also be drawn to the balcony accessed off the master bedroom which gives most delightful views over the village and surrounding countryside. At ground floor level there is an abundance of versatile living space with all of the rooms being of a generous size.


The property offers good off-road parking accessed off Water Lane with a hard standing and shingle driveway giving good parking for at least three cars and running adjacent to the attached outbuildings, (attached to neighbouring property’s outbuildings and separated into two areas, (3.22m x 2.47m) (10' 6" x 8' 1") with a separate outbuilding measuring (3.31m x 4m) (10' 10" x 13' 1"). In essence the gardens are split into two areas with a large area of garden found to the front of the property and the second area of the gardens found to the rear of the property, both having been thoughtfully planted over the years and now benefit from being well established and well stocked providing a variety of plants, shrubs, roses and mature trees etc giving a good deal of colour and charm especially during the summer months. The gardens to the rear also offer a great deal of privacy and seclusion within enclosed by established hedging and mature trees. 

The rooms are as follows:

ENTRANCE PORCH/BOOT ROOM: (1.84m x 2.58m) (6' x 8' 5") Accessed from the western aspect of the property via upvc double glazed door. Tiled flooring. Built-in range of storage unit cupboard space to side, tiled flooring and secondary door through to inner hall area.

INNER HALL: (3.12m in length) (10' 2" in length) and providing access to reception room one, utility room, kitchen and cloakroom/wc to side.

CLOAKROOM/WC: (1.94m x 0.89m) (6' 4" x 2' 11") With frosted window to side. Tiled flooring, low level wc and wash hand basin in white).

UTILITY AREA: (2.11m x 1.81m) (6' 11" x 5' 11") Found to the rear of the property. Having a good range of wall and floor storage cupboard space, with attractive Butler inset sink, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and fridge freezer etc. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: L shaped and separated into two areas (3.01m x 2.48m) (9' 10" x 8' 1") with secondary area (4.52m x 2.33m) (14' 9" x 7' 7"), two windows and stable door to rear with access onto the rear gardens and views over. The kitchen area has a good range of wall and floor unit cupboard space with further space for integrated appliances. An attractive Victorian fireplace is also found being a lovely focal point of the room combined with a Stanley oven with central heating boiler providing heating via radiators. Heated by oil.

RECEPTION ROOM ONE: (6.26m x 2.88m) (20' 6" x 9' 5") A bright and spacious double aspect room with French upvc double glazed doors opening onto a rear patio area. Enjoying pleasant views over the front gardens and beyond. The room lends itself for a number of different uses especially as a formal dining room area.

RECEPTION ROOM TWO: (3.64m x 4.47m) (11' 11" x 14' 7") Found to the front of the property. A particular feature of this room is the impressive inglenook fireplace with revealed red brickwork, large oak bressumer beam over and inset cast iron wood burning stove. 


LANDING: Providing access to the three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Built-in storage cupboard to side.

BEDROOM ONE: (3m x 5.08m) (9' 10" x 16' 7") A good size double bedroom found to the rear of the property and having most delightful views over the rear gardens and countryside beyond. Further enhanced by French double doors opening onto the balcony area. An extensive range of built-in storage cupboards and further access through to the dressing room/office. 

DRESSING ROOM/OFFICE: (2.24m x 2.78m) (7' 4" x 9' 1") With window to side. Lending itself for a number of different uses possibly could be converted into a fourth bedroom if required. 

BEDROOM TWO: (2.77m x 3.92m) (9' 1" x 12' 10") With views to the front and side of the property again a good size double bedroom. 

BEDROOM THREE: (3.62m x 2.91m) (11' 10" x 9' 6") Located to the front of the property. A large size double bedroom. 

BATHROOM: (2.47m x 1.87m) (8' 1" x 6' 1") With frosted window to rear comprising of bath with up and over shower attached. Low level wc and wash hand basin. Part tiled.

SHOWER ROOM: (1.68m x 1.96m) Suite in white comprising of wc, basin, built-in shower cubicle.

AGENTS NOTE: There is a flying freehold.

VIEWINGS: Strictly by appointment with Whittley Parish Estate Agents. Please contact a member of the sales team at the Diss office on 01379 640808.

OUR REF: 6860.

DIRECTIONS: From our Diss office proceed to the top of the hill turning left onto Denmark Street. Proceed to the end of Denmark Street and on reaching the roundabout take your first exist right onto Stanley Road/A1066. Continue west along the A1066 through the villages of Roydon, Bressingham and South Lopham. On proceeding out of South Lopham and then coming into the village of Garboldisham turn right onto Manor Road. Proceed along Manor Road taking your second turning left onto Water Lane. Proceed along this small country lane and on almost coming to the top of Water Lane and before reaching the T junction to Back Street the property will be located on your right hand side with off-road parking. 

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