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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Topcroft Street, Topcroft, Bungay

Guide Price £545,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Former Chapel Conversion
  • Stunning Original Features
  • Fully Renovated & Modernised
  • Re-Wired & Re-Plumbed
  • Impressive Arched Window
  • Three Reception Areas
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Professionally Landscaped Gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Originally built in 1898, this FORMER CHAPEL CONVERSION was designed by Edward Boardman & Sons of Norwich, and built by Brock & Sons of Aldeburgh. Built to seat a congregation of 100, fast forwarding over 120 years, and you will find the property has UNDERGONE a COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMME of REFURBISHMENT to create a truly STYLISH home, which draws out the original CHARACTER and CHARM. Original features such as the PARQUET FLOORING and LEADED WINDOWS have been retained and refurbished by local craftsmen, with any additions being SYMPATHETICALLY added. Various features have been included in the renovation, including CAST IRON RADIATORS, bespoke carpentry, and the restoration of the IMPRESSIVE ORIGINAL ARCHED WINDOW. The chapel has been extensively rewired and the plumbing renewed, including a new boiler. In brief, there are three reception areas, kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. The gardens have been LANDSCAPED, with PLANTING, PATIO and a summer house. 

LOCATION Topcroft is a rural village in South Norfolk which has a thriving community who organise events throughout the year. These include Easter and Lent events, Open Gardens weekend in May, Summer Country Day, Summer Ball, Harvest events and Christmas Carol singing, to name but a few. The village community centre and cricket club provides the perfect venue for many of these events. It is reputed to be the village where the first ever Valentines Day card was written in 1477, by Margery Brewse who lived in Topcroft Hall. There is a thriving cricket club in the village, well renowned for training aspiring cricketers from a wide surrounding area. The larger village of Hempnall lies approximately 1.5 miles away and has a public house, village school and village shop/post office. The charming Waveney Valley market town of Bungay is about 3 miles to the south and has good local amenities. Norwich, the regional centre is about 12 miles to the north, and offers excellent shopping and schooling, and also has an airport catering for both domestic and international destinations. There is also a main line railway station at Diss (15 miles) with a direct service to London Liverpool Street of approximately 90 minutes. The picturesque coastal town of Southwold is just 25 miles to the East. 

DIRECTIONS You may wish to use your Sat-Nav (NR35 2BL), but to help you...Leave Norwich heading south via the A140, Ipswich Road. Follow this road through Tasburgh, then at the crossroads turn right onto the B1527 as signed Bungay and Hempnall. Continue through Hempnall and after leaving the village take the third right hand turning to Oxnead Lane, which becomes Mill Road, and Church Road. At the t-junction, turn right onto The Street, where the property can be found on the left hand side, indicated by our For Sale board. 

AGENTS NOTE The property uses a sewage treatment plant. 

The property is set back from the road, with landscaped lawned gardens and attractive wrought iron fencing. A shingle driveway provides parking, with various storage sheds, and open aspect to the side gardens. 

Original arched double doors to: 

VESTIBULE Tiled flooring, cast iron radiator, leaded windows to front and rear, built-in storage cupboard, double doors to: 

VAULTED SITTING/DINING ROOM 23' 5" x 15' 4" (7.14m x 4.67m) This bright and inviting room is set under a vaulted ceiling with the stunning original arched and leaded window to front - which has been fully renovated. Flooded with natural light, the décor has been kept sympathetic to the original chapel. The 'Parquet' flooring has been laid in a herringbone style with further wood block flooring adjacent, attractive wood panelling borders the room, with further leaded windows to front, and obscure leaded windows to side x2. A feature natural stone fireplace with an inset cast iron wood burner creates a wonderful snug section to the sitting room, whilst stairs lead to the first floor, and the room offers a television point, cast iron radiator x2, ceiling fan and exposed beams, and opening to: 

INNER HALL Leading from the main sitting room with continued 'Parquet' flooring, bespoke fitted glazed display cabinet, attractive tiled flooring, wood panelling, smooth ceiling, doors to: 

KITCHEN 12' 2" x 9' 10" (3.71m x 3m) Offering a bespoke finished fitted range of base level units with granite work surfaces, and inset ceramic sink and drainer unit with mixer tap, granite up-stands, inset electric induction hob and built-in electric oven, stripped wood flooring, high level storage shelving, integrated fridge, freezer and washing machine, leaded window to side, cast iron radiator, smooth ceiling. 

DOUBLE BEDROOM 10' 2" x 9' 9" (3.1m x 2.97m) Stripped wood flooring, cast iron radiator, wood panelling, obscure leaded window to side, smooth ceiling. 

DOUBLE BEDROOM 9' 9" x 9' 5" Max. (2.97m x 2.87m) Stripped wood flooring, cast iron style radiator, high level storage shelving, telephone point, obscure leaded window to side, smooth ceiling. 

SHOWER ROOM Modern white three piece suite comprising low level W.C, hand wash basin set within vanity unit with storage cupboard under and mixer tap, double shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled twin head shower, tiled splash backs and flooring, cast iron radiator, obscure leaded window to side, extractor fan, smooth ceiling with recessed spot lights. 

THE VESTRY 9' 10" x 7' 10" (3m x 2.39m) Originally the Ministers Vestry, this flexible space offers an ideal study, boot room, or reading room. Finished with tiled flooring, a feature original decorative open fire place with tiled hearth, leaded windows to side x2, door to side, cast iron radiator, smooth ceiling with recessed spot lights and timber beam. 

STAIRS TO FIRST FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING With a painted staircase and hand crafted banister rails of timber and wrought iron construction, open plan to: 

GALLERY 22' 10" x 13' 9" Mas. Some Restricted Height. (6.96m x 4.19m) Offering a beautiful aspect over the sitting/dining room and the main original leaded window. Finished with white oak engineered wood flooring, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams and iron work, skylight to side, loft access hatch with retractable ladder, doors to: 

DOUBLE BEDROOM 22' 10" x 9' 4" Some Restricted Height. (6.96m x 2.84m) Continued white oak engineered wood flooring, double glazed windows to rear x2, smooth ceiling with exposed timber beams. 

FAMILY BATHROOM Finished in a period style, offering a three piece suite comprising low level W.C, hand wash basin set upon a vanity unit with mixer tap, free standing rolled top bath with claw feet and mixer shower tap, tiled splash backs, white oak engineered wood flooring, cast iron radiator, smooth ceiling with recessed spotlights, timber beams and skylight to side. There is a large, fully insulated loft, running the full length of the chapel, with a usable area of approximately 35ft by 10ft. It is fully boarded with the benefit of lighting. 

OUTSIDE REAR The Chapel offers gardens to all sides, firstly starting with the formal garden close to the main entrance, which is laid out as a Knot Garden with a formal layout, and mature planting. Various timber sheds offer storage, whilst the patio wraps around to a large seating and entertaining space. Two brick sheds offer storage, and one the floor standing oil fired boiler. Further lawned gardens which are screened with mature planting can be found to the other side. Steps lead to the raised lawn with a pathway to both sides, flower beds and numerous fruit trees, along with a useful timber built studio/summer house, and bespoke wildlife wall. 


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