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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Hall Road, Irstead, Norfolk

Guide Price £525,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Barton Cottage, a quintessential 18th century period property, originally formed from a number of smaller cottages joined together. Sitting under a stunning Norfolk thatched roof, it occupies a fabulous plot benefiting from views to the front overlooking the shared mooring and beyond to the main river.


- Thatched character residence
- Sought after village location
- Community run village shop
- Successful pub/restaurant
- Easy access to the river and Barton Broad
- Ceiling beams and original fireplaces
- Electric Aga


- Entrance hallway
- Dining room
- Living room
- Utility and shower room
- Kitchen/diner/family room


- Two staircases leading to separate wings
- Two double bedrooms
- One single bedroom
- One dressing room/bed four
- Two bathrooms


- Private shared moorings
- Right to moor three small boats
- Private, landscaped rear gardens
- Ample off-road parking
- Detached wooden garage


- Norwich: 12.5 miles
- East Coast: 9 miles
- North Norfolk Coast:17 miles
- Wroxham: 5 miles
- Hoveton train station: 4 miles
- Local village shop: 0.7 miles
- Norwich International Airport: 12.5 miles


The villages of Neatishead and Irstead are very closely linked and both much favoured for access to the broads, in particular Barton Broad. The village itself has a first school, a popular public house with restaurant, a community run shop and active village hall. Nearby, and the closest town of Wroxham offers an extensive range of amenities including supermarket, shops, bank, schools, doctors' surgery, access to the Norfolk Broads network with a wide range of boatyard facilities as well as access to the rail network with direct links to Norwich and then onto London. Neatishead and Irstead are also located in prime position for access to the stunning secluded Barton Broad. The property itself overlooks a private mooring which in turn leads out towards Gay’s staithe, a tranquil Broads authority owned mooring. Norwich International Airport is located 12.5 miles away with the city centre and easy 30-minute drive, also 12.5 miles. Norwich train station provides direct links to London Liverpool Street and is 13 miles by road.


Dating back to the early 1700’s and formed from the amalgamation of a number of small cottages, Barton Cottage is now a picture perfect, Norfolk residence under stunning Norfolk thatch. Having been re-ridged only last year the thatching is in excellent condition. Benefitting from character features throughout to include original ceiling beams, inglenook fireplaces, pamment tiled flooring and beautiful feature bay windows to the front, it must be said that the new owner of this charming cottage will really only be the custodian of such a marvellous piece of Broads history.


Comprising of the traditional entrance hallway with tiled flooring which opens into the extended kitchen/family room. Consisting of base kitchen units, ceramic butler sink, space for white goods and the electric Aga as well as a pitched roof with full glass aspect and double doors onto the rear garden, this room is flooded with light and character. Turning left from the hallway you will find the two main reception rooms, dining room and living room in succession. Both of which have French doors onto the rear garden, feature bay windows to the front, fireplaces housing wood-burners as well as their own individual staircases to the separate first floor wings. Beyond the living room is the utility room leading into the downstairs w/c and shower room. The utility with enough space for the white goods.


Leading up from the first staircase in the dining room you will find two bedrooms, one double room and one single room. Both have stunning views to the front aspect with original ceilings beams. Within this section there is also a bathroom with w/c, wash hand basin and bath. Accessed via the staircase leading from the living room you will find the master suite comprising of the largest double bedroom again with ceiling beams and a double aspect to front and rear, this in turn leads into another bathroom with w/c, wash hand basin and bath. In addition, there is also the potential fourth bedroom currently used as a walk-in wardrobe and dressing room. This room does have a small connecting door leading into the other first floor section should it be required.


Barton Cottage is approached from the road side leading to the traditional front door. There are two parking areas to the front located left and right of the cottage. The parking area to the right has space for one car which in turn leads through a secure pedestrian gate onto the hard-standing area to the side of the property. The parking area to the left of the cottage has parking for at least three cars which in turn provides access to the detached wooden built garage and further access to the rear garden.

The enclosed, private rear garden has been landscaped throughout consisting of mainly well-kept lawns and raised brick built planting borders around the perimeter of the garden. As previously mentioned, to the side of the cottage is a hard-standing area which has in the past had planning permission approved for ground floor extensions. Leading from the double doors in the kitchen, you will find the sunken patio area with steps up onto the main part of the garden. In addition, there is also the external oil-fired boiler, a garden shed and the oil tank, nicely hidden.

Located on the other side of the roadway and overlooked from the front of the cottage is the shared private mooring. Currently in the process of being landscaped and cleared, it is owned by the adjoining Old Rectory. The mooring consists of approximately 24 small moorings shared between the adjoining properties and apportioned. Barton Cottage has a right to three small moorings with a length of 36ft and is therefore responsible for 3/24th’s (1/8th) of any repair work to the mooring. The mooring is restricted due to the depth of the basin which is only a maximum of 4ft (suitable for small rowing boats/dinghies). The private mooring leads out into Gay’s Staithe and then onto the main river heading towards either Barton Broad and Wroxham.


North Norfolk


Mains water and electricity are connected. Drainage is via a private septic tank. Central heating is provided by oil. The Aga is powered by economy 7-night storage electricity. In addition, there are PV panels located on the roof of the garage providing energy for the hot water only with no feed in to the tariff.


As mentioned within the text, the mooring is a shared private mooring owned by the Old Rectory. The neighbouring properties all have a legal right to moor within the basin. Barton cottage has a right to 3 spaces out of a possible 24 within the mooring meaning their liability for maintenance is 3/24th’s. Although the three moorings cover a space of 36ft the depth of only 4ft would restrict what type of boat could be moored.


Drive through Wroxham/Hoveton and continue for approximately 2.5 miles on the A1151. Turn right signposted ‘Barton Turf and Neatishead” to Neatishead village. Upon reaching the centre of Neatishead and the village pub, continue straight ahead onto Irstead Road and follow for approximately 0.5 miles. The property is located on the right-hand side just after the turning onto Long Road.


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