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Swanton Morley

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Added on 24/09/2020
Sowerbys, Dereham

Key features

  • Beautiful Period Detached Cottage
  • Original Character Features
  • Accommodation extends to Approx. 2400 sq. Ft
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Rural Setting
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Constructed in 1712
  • 1.4 Acre Plot (STMS)
  • Mature Gardens Leading to the River Wensum
  • Guide Price £600,000-£650,000

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

This charming period detached cottage was constructed in 1712 and is located in an idyllic rural setting on the edge of the popular countryside village of Swanton Morley. Thought to have formerly been four individual cottages set on an attractive 1.4-acre plot (STMS) the property offers beautiful established gardens leading down to and including the bank of the River Wensum. There are fishing rights and breath-taking picturesque views over the neighbouring farmland and countryside.

Internally, this early 18th century home comprises flexible accommodation over two floors which extends to approx. 2400 Sq. Ft and has lost none of its charm. The ground floor offers a split-level country style kitchen featuring original pamment flooring, exposed wooden beams and a fitted AGA within the fireplace recess. Additionally, there is a separate utility room housing a downstairs cloakroom with potential to convert into a shower room. Continuing further into the property, there are three reception rooms including a good size study and an impressive 25ft 8in dining room. The attractive living room features a brick surround inglenook fireplace housing a wood burner stove, exposed wooden beams and flooring and doors out onto the shingle driveway. Upstairs grants access to all four bedrooms, three of which benefit from storage. There is a fitted four-piece family bathroom and the possibility to fit an en-suite to the impressive large master bedroom.

Maple Cottage sits back from Mill Street and is screened by established hedging. There is a shingle driveway to the side of the house, providing ample off-road parking and access to the detached double garage which conveniently has double doors and a lean-to storage area to the side. Additionally, there is a second gate accessed from Mill Street, providing vehicular access to the rear garden. The front garden is lawned with a wide shrub bed and specimen trees. Most of the garden lies to the rear of the house with a wide paved sun terrace adjoining the cottage itself. The boiler room houses the oil-fired central heating boiler, which also provides additional storage and has a door opening to a further storage room/potting shed with window overlooking the drive. The garden continues to a wide sweeping lawn again with a number of specimen trees and a wealth of mature, productive fruit trees. Within this garden is a peace garden enclosed by mature hedging and featuring well planted beds offering a pleasant, private space to sit. There is also a pergola covered in climbing roses and fire pit. From this main area of garden, a gate opens to a small 'meadow' with a boardwalk path leading around the perimeter to the River Wensum. We understand Maple Cottage owns the river bank and to the centre of the river, enjoying fishing rights.

SWANTON MORELY Swanton Morley is a large but rural parish 3 miles to the north east of Dereham, 12 miles east of Swaffham and 16 miles west of the cathedral city of Norwich. There are regular bus services to both Norwich and Dereham. The well served village of Swanton Morley has a butcher, village shop, post office, garage, primary school, delightful village green and two public houses - Darby's and The Angel. There is also a village hall and local sports clubs which include football, bowls and cricket. The village is located within easy reach of the River Wensum with its fantastic spots for fishing and for nature lovers there are many footpaths to discover in the area.  


SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity, water supplied from bore hole and septic tank drainage. Telephone, broadband and satellite connected.  

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING F. The reference number or full certificate can be obtained from Sowerbys upon request.
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  • Wymondham Station12.2 miles
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Sowerbys, Dereham

Canterbury House 20 Market Place, Dereham, NR19 2AX

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