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4 bedroom detached house for sale

High Starling, Banham, Norwich

Guide Price £400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming detached cottage
  • Views over roaming countryside
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Conservatory
  • 2 ensuite facilities
  • Self-contained annexe
  • Parking
  • Gardens

Full description

A charming four bedroom detached cottage, offering an expanse of versatile living space (over 1900 sq ft), and further benefiting from having a self-contained annexe within the cart lodge. Boasting out standing views over the rural undulating countryside. No onward chain.


Situation - Located approximately one mile to the west of Banham, the property lies in an unspoilt location with beautiful views over the undulating countryside surrounding the property, being situated on a slightly elevated position. Banham is a most attractive rural, but yet not isolated Norfolk village having a beautiful blend of period and modern houses. The village still retains a strong and active community with the benefit of good amenities by way of schooling, village shop, post office, public house, church and the renowned "Banham zoo" being a popular tourist attraction. The historic market town of Diss lies approximately six miles to the south east with an extensive range of day to day amenities and facilities including a mainline railway station with regular services connecting to London, Liverpool Street and Norwich. Attleborough is found approximately only four miles to the north, also having an extensive range of amenities and facilities, again with the benefit of a mainline railway station connecting to Norwich and Cambridge. 

The property is believed to date back to the early 1800's in parts and still retains many period and character features, being of part clay lump with exposed timbers and beams. The two inglenook fireplaces are a most attractive feature within. The agent was pleased to have sold the property back in 1995 to the current vendors, at which point the property had been the subject of an extensive refurbishment programme, significantly enhancing and extending the property, whilst using natural materials in keeping with the original character and charm. Over the years the property has been well maintained by the current vendor and benefits from being heated by oil fired central heating via radiators. 

Internally the property has a pleasing layout and offers flexible living with generous room proportions, with most of the rooms having favourable views of the surrounding countryside. At ground floor level the cottage has two large reception rooms, both having inglenook fireplaces back to back. The spacious and bright kitchen/diner creates an excellent space for family living or entertaining with views and access onto the rear gardens and fields beyond. A stable door also gives access to the large conservatory extension. The utility area is accessed via the conservatory, allowing plenty of storage space with plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. A large entrance hall and bathroom are also found at ground floor level. At first floor level there are four bedrooms with the two larger bedrooms having ensuite facilities and with plenty of built-in storage cupboard space.

Externally the property enjoys mature cottagey gardens surrounding the property and being well established offers a good deal of privacy within, whilst having extremely pleasant rural views. There is plenty of off road parking to the front leading up to the detached annexe with an office type area at ground floor level and the first floor level providing space as a bedroom (if required) with ensuite facilities, power laid on and plumbing connected. The annexe could perhaps be converted into a double garage if required and subject to any necessary consents. 

The rooms are as follows:

ENTRANCE HALL: (3.4m x 1.75m) (11' 1" x 5' 8") A pleasing first impression via solid oak door. Two windows to the side. Stairs rising to first floor. Access via stripped pine four panel internal door through to reception room and secondary door giving access through to...

BATHROOM/CLOAKROOM: (2.8m x 1.92m) (9' 2" x 6' 3") Comprising of bath with shower above, low level wc and hand wash basin. Part tiled. Sky lights to side. 

RECEPTION ROOM ONE: (4.43m x 2.65m) (14' 6" x 8' 8") Aspect to front. Enjoying views over the front gardens and fields beyond. Accessed via the main entrance hall. The most attractive feature of the room is the inglenook fireplace. Storage cupboard under the stairs. Secondary access to the second reception room and third door giving access to the kitchen/diner. 

RECEPTION ROOM TWO: (6.11m x 3.83m) (20' x 12' 6") A bright and spacious double aspect room enjoying views to the front and rear of the property. French double doors giving access onto the rear gardens with views beyond. An inglenook fireplace provides the main focal point to the room being back to back with the inglenook fireplace of reception room one. Within the fireplace is a cast iron wood burning stove.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: (3.7m x 5.31m) (12' 1" x 17' 5") Enjoying views over the rear gardens. Secondary stable door providing access to the rear conservatory extension. Rear door access onto the rear gardens. The kitchen has an excellent array of built-in storage cupboard space. Solid wood worktop. Space for integrated appliances. Tiled flooring to the kitchen area with brick weaved flooring to the dining area. 

CONSERVATORY: (5.12m x 3.71m) (16' 9" x 12' 2") A conservatory with a brick base and vaulted ceilings. French doors giving access to the side gardens. Tiled pamment flooring. Secondary door giving access through to...

UTILITY: (3.75m x 1.02m extending to 1.92m) (12' 3" x 3' 4" extending to 6' 3") Window to side. Tiled flooring. Space and plumbing for automatic washing and tumble dryer. Built-in shelving.


LANDING: Giving access to the four bedrooms.

BEDROOM ONE: (6.07m x 3.89m) (19' 10" x 12' 9") (maximum measurements, including ensuite facility) Built-in storage cupboards. Views to front.

ENSUITE: Comprising of corner shower cubicle, low level wc and hand wash basin. Window to rear with views over the rear gardens and fields beyond.

BEDROOM TWO: (3.72m x 3.58m) (12' 2" x 11' 8") Enjoying views to the rear of the property. Having the benefit of built-in storage cupboard space and being a large double bedroom. Secondary door giving access through to...

ENSUITE: (1.58m x 2.27m) (5' 2" x 7' 5") Comprising of low level wc and hand wash basin. Window to side. 

BEDROOM THREE: (4.91m x 2.72m) (16' 1" x 8' 11") Enjoying views to the front of the property. 

BEDROOM FOUR: (2.74m x 2.72m) (9' x 8' 11") Benefiting from being a double aspect room with views to the front and side of the property. Built-in storage cupboard, housing the hot water cylinder. 


GROUND FLOOR LEVEL: (4.66m x 5.35m) (15' 3" x 17' 6") Windows to front.

FIRST FLOOR LEVEL: (4.19m x 3.01m) (13' 8" x 9' 10") A double aspect room with sky lights.

WC AREA: (1.35m x 3.01m) (4' 5" x 9' 10") Comprising of low level wc and hand wash basin. Power laid on.

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: 6757

DIRECTIONS: From our Diss office proceed to the top of the hill and turn right onto Shelfanger Road. Proceed along this road out of the town and along the B1077. Continue along this road through the villages of Shelfanger and Winfarthing. After leaving Winfarthing proceed for a mile or so where you will reach a sharp right hand bend and turn left off the road onto Winfarthing Road. Proceed along this road until reaching the village of Banham. At the T junction turn left onto Kenninghall Road, proceed west passing Banham Zoo on the left hand side and on reaching the outskirts of the village look for the turning right onto High Starling Lane. Proceed along this lane where the property will be marked on the left hand side, marked by the Estate Agents board. 

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21 July 2015

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