3 bedroom detached house for sale

Mere Road, NR17

Offers in Region of £645,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Unique Deatched Cottage with its own Mere (lake)
  • Delightful rural woodland setting
  • Abundance of wildlife
  • Grounds of almost 16 ACRES
  • "Your own little World"

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION: An exceptionally rare chance to acquire a home with a truly unique "lifestyle" opportunity - an ecological time capsule where you can watch nature evolve in your own natural world free from outside influences.
Sandwade Cottage and the adjoining Mere - a large mesotrophic standing water lake - have a most interesting history which has been extensively researched by the current owner. The large shallow glacial lake has an abundance of flora, fauna and within the neighbouring woodland stand some of the oldest oak trees in the area, dating back around 700 years. With historical records back to the Domesday Book, this small corner of Breckland countryside has been preserved and protected for the enjoyment of the owner. Until recently the public had limited access via a 'boardwalk' around and into the Mere through a "Permissive Path" scheme which has now been closed. (A new owner may wish to renew the public access at specific times or simply preserve their own privacy and keep it closed).
It is difficult to do a property of such uniqueness justice with a written description when you have what is in affect a 'state of mind', which some may consider idyllic and others may find matter of fact - you will probably either love it or hate it. We subscribe to the former and can genuinely claim it to be one of the most individual properties we have handled.
The attractive cottage has been substantially improved and extended over recent years to provide comfortable living accommodation with super southerly views over the Mere and woodlands beyond. Scope exists for perhaps further alterations and planning consent was obtained some time ago for a self contained annexe to the side of the cottage. The property has the benefit of oil fired radiator central heating, solar panels and sealed unit double glazing.

LOCATION: Stow Bedon is conveniently situated in the heart of East Anglia, the North Norfolk Coastal area and Suffolk Heritage Coast are about 50 miles equidistant. Norwich is about 23 miles away, Ipswich and Cambridge are about 45 miles with the latter becoming much more accessible by the newly improved and dualled A11 which also makes the journey to Stansted Airport and London much more tolerable. Rail access to London Liverpool Street is available at Diss and down the road at Thetford there is a regular rail service to Cambridge and beyond.

ENTRANCE HALL: Storage cupboard. Radiator. Stairs to first floor.
SITTING ROOM: About 12'4" x 10'8" (3.76m x 3.25m) with wood burning stove in attractive pine surround fireplace. Radiator.
DINING ROOM: About 13'9" x 12' (4.19m x 3.66m) with wood burning stove and exposed beams. Radiator. Glazed double doors to:-
KITCHEN/LIVING/GARDEN ROOM: The kitchen area is about 9'6" x 8' (2.90m x 2.44m) with an attractive range of fitted cupboards and built oven and hob with extractor hood over. A wide opening to The Living/Garden Room area about 13'7" x 10'5" with pine panelling and Bi-fold doors to the rear patio and these rooms enjoy views over the garden and Mere to the south.
UTILITY ROOM: About 9'7" x 6'3" (2.92m x 1.9m) with plumbing for washing machine, radiator and Velux roof window. "Wallstar" oil fired boiler for radiator central heating. Back door to rear garden.
SHOWER ROOM: With large shower cubicle and Triton electric shower unit, pedestal wash basin and low level W.C. Velux Roof window and radiator.

MAIN COTTAGE FIRST FLOOR:

SPACIOUS LANDING: About 12'6" x 10'6" (3.81m x 3.20m) suitable as an occasional bedroom/study area.
BEDROOM 2: About 13'3" x 11'2" (4.04m x 3.40m) with Velux roof window and radiator.
BEDROOM 3: About 12'1" x 11'2" (3.68m x 3.40m) with dual aspect windows and radiator.
HALF LANDING: Cupboard with hot water cylinder and plumbing for washing machine.
BATHROOM: With suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and low level W.C. Triple aspect windows with views over gardens Mere and woodlands.

MAIN BED/SITTING ROOM: A large room above the car port with stair access from the Sitting Room. About 23' x 13'6" (7.01m x 4.11m)(max.) with space for a study area and dual aspect windows and balcony area overlooking the gardens Mere and woodlands.

OUTSIDE: A five barred access gate leads to an in - out driveway with ample parking for a number of cars and a large Car Port area which give access to the rear gardens and Mere and some useful storage sheds to the rear of the cottage. A mature front section of garden with trees and shrubs provides privacy and seclusion to the front and the extensive formal gardens, covered patio seating area, Mere and woodlands lie to the rear of the cottage with a lovely southerly aspect. A lot of drainage and excavation works have been carried out to ensure the working of the Mere and to safeguard its natural eco-system. The woodlands form a superb back drop and create a high degree of privacy and seclusion. The whole site area extends to approx. 15.73 ACRES and is shown on the attached plan for identification purposes only.

SERVICES: Mains water electricity and private drainage. ENERGY RATING: EPC F. COUNCIL TAX: Breckland Council Band C.

DIRECTIONS: Leave Watton on Thetford Road (A1075) and head south for about 3 miles and after a series of bends in Stow Bedon turn left signposted Stow Bedon then next right into Mere Road and the property is third on the right.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 June 2016

Nearest stations

  • Eccles Road (5.8 mi)
  • Harling Road (5.6 mi)
  • Attleborough (6.3 mi)
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Mullenger & Co, Watton

18 High Street, Watton, Norfolk, IP25 6AE

01953 547027 Local call rate

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18 High Street, Watton, Norfolk, IP25 6AE

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Nearest stations

  • Eccles Road (5.8 mi)
  • Harling Road (5.6 mi)
  • Attleborough (6.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Mullenger & Co, Watton

18 High Street, Watton, Norfolk, IP25 6AE

01953 547027 Local call rate

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