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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Cheneys Lane, Forncett St. Mary, Norwich

Sold STC £325,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Semi-detached period cottage
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Reception rooms
  • Bathroom
  • Southerly facing rear gardens
  • Office/garden house
  • Extensive off-road parking

Full description




Located within Forncett St Mary the property is found just 3 miles to the west of Long Stratton. This traditional and attractive hamlet has a fine church and village hall (with associated activities) there are also highly regarded primary schools within close proximity and within the neighbouring villages of Forncett St Peter and Hapton. An extensive and diverse range of day to day amenities and facilities can be found within Long Stratton lying within the beautiful Norfolk countryside and situated approximately just 13 miles to the south of Norwich city and 14 miles to the north of Diss.


The property comprises of a three bedroom semi-detached cottage believed to date back in parts to the mid 1800’s and of conventional construction with rendered elevations under a pitched timber frame roof with pantiles above. The current vendors have resided in the property for some 12 years and during their time of ownership have significantly upgraded and enhanced the property throughout where it is now presented in a most excellent decorative order. The cottage offers well-proportioned rooms with a pleasing layout at ground floor level, well suited towards family orientated buyers. At first floor level particular notice is drawn to the large master bedroom, not only being of a good size but enjoying from being a double aspect room with elevated views over the southerly facing rear gardens and rural countryside beyond. The family bathroom is again of a good size and particularly rare to find in a cottage of this nature with such practical and spacious living throughout. 

Externally the property is approached off Cheney’s Lane, set back from the road and providing extensive off-road parking to the front upon a recently re-shingled driveway with enough space for 3-4 cars. The cottage stands in a slightly elevated position and adjacent to an attractive Methodist chapel, (having recently been converted into residential use). To the eastern aspect there is good side access via a five bar gate to the rear gardens which are of a generous size and greatly enjoy a southerly aspect taking in all of the afternoon sun. Abutting the rear of the property is a large patio area which creates an excellent space for alfresco dining. There is further the benefit of an outbuilding.  

The rooms are as follows:

ENTRANCE HALL: (2.49m x 3.94m) (8' 2" x 12' 11") (maximum measurements with stairs rising to first floor level). A solid wood door to front provides access into the spacious entrance hall which is of a size where it lends itself for a number of different uses. An open archway with exposed timbers leads through to reception room one. 

RECEPTION ROOM ONE: (3.37m x 4.42m ) (11' x 14' 6" ) A spacious reception room serving well as a formal dining room, with a particular feature of the room being the fireplace with inset cast iron wood burning stove and bressumer beam over. Brick flooring flowing through to the kitchen. Open archway leading through to reception room two. 

RECEPTION ROOM TWO: (5.89m x 2.76m) (19' 3" x 9') A bright and spacious double aspect room with views to the front and rear of the property, upvc double glazed French doors opening onto the rear patio area and gardens beyond. 

KITCHEN: (3.04m x 2.36m) (10' x 7' 8") Found to the rear of the property and enjoying views over the rear gardens. The kitchen has an extensive range of wall and floor unit cupboards with Oak fronted doors and solid wood work tops over. Integrated appliances comprise of an inset four ring electric touch hob, double oven, double bowl Butler sink with mixer tap over. Secondary door provides access through to utility area.

UTILITY AREA: (2.04m x 3.25m)((6' 8" x 10' 7") Found to the rear of the property and running adjacent to the kitchen. Of a decent size and could be used as a breakfast room if required. A stable door giving access to the rear gardens. Vaulted ceilings. Further housing the oil fired central heating boiler. Built-in storage cupboard to side. 


LANDING: Giving access to the three bedrooms and family bathroom. It should be noted that current vendors have re-insulated the first floor level not only providing further insulation levels but also reducing sound levels.

BEDROOM ONE: (5.88m x 2.75m) (19' 3" x 9')A bright and spacious double aspect room enjoying elevated views over the rear gardens. Having large built-in storage cupboard to side with sliding mirrored doors. 

BEDROOM TWO: (2.39m x 3.20m) (7' 10" x 10' 5") Found to the rear of the property just serving as a double bedroom if required. Also enjoying views over the rear gardens.

BEDROOM THREE: (2.25m x 2.95m) (7' 4" x 9' 8") (maximum measurements including built-in storage cupboard to side) Found to the front of the property. 

BATHROOM: (2.95m x 2.28m) (9' 8" x 7' 5") A large family bathroom found to the rear of the property and comprising of a panel bath with shower over, low level wc and wash hand basin. Exposed Pine floor boarding.

OUTBUILDING: Having been converted into an office (measuring 4.46m x 3.55m (14' 7" x 11' 7") with power/light connected, good insulation levels, upvc windows and doors, adjacent to this is a large storage outbuilding abutting the eastern boundaries. A further timber shed is found to the rear boundary which will also be included within the sale. The gardens themselves are well established and offer a good deal of privacy, charm and seclusion within.

AGENTS NOTE: The property is heated by an oil fired central heating boiler via radiators. During the vendors occupation they have had the installation of new pipework and radiators throughout. The property has also had new upvc double glazed windows and there has just recently been a new consumer unit fitted also. There has also been the added bonus of the chimneys having also been swept and checked within July of this year. 

VIEWINGS: Strictly by appointment with Whittley Parish Estate Agents, please contact a member of the sales team at the Long Stratton office on 01508 531331.

OUR REF: L0460.

DIRECTIONS: From our Long Stratton office proceed straight over the road heading west along Swan Lane. Continue this road continuing on Forncett Road following the signpost to Forncett St Peter and Forncett St Mary. Coming along Station Road towards Forncett St Peter turn right onto Low Road. Continue along this road for just under a mile turning left onto Cheney’s Lane. Proceed west along Cheney’s Lane up the hill and after approximately ¼ of a mile the property will be found on your left hand side just after the Chapel and marked by the Estate Agents board.

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29 October 2016


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