A truly impressive Grade II listed semi-detached cottage arranged over three floors with very pretty gardens backing allotments.
Location Hindolveston is a typical rural Norfolk village with an attractive mixture of period through to contemporary housing set in the heart of the countryside with good access to Fakenham 8.5 miles, Holt 8.3 miles, Norwich 23.8 miles and Dereham 13 miles. There is a very active village hall which has regular coffee mornings, monthly cinema, a summer and winter craft fair, exercise classes with circuit training and gym activities, Tai Chi and martial arts.
The Millennium Pavilion in the village has sports and play grounds and hosts a recently formed youth club. There is also an excellent farm shop and weekly bus services to both Fakenham and Norwich. The village falls within the Reepham and Fakenham high school catchment area with school transport available for both junior and senior schools.
Further local shopping can be found at the nearby villages of Melton Constable some 3 miles and Holt with its rich mix of independent shops and restaurants, pubs, banks and supermarkets. And of course the delightful North Norfolk coast with Blakeney some 11.9 miles and Wells Next the Sea 17.3 miles.
Description Standing close to the village sign and St Georges church, Lavender Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed period house arranged over three floors with superb views to the rear over adjoining allotments and open countryside beyond.
According to the listing on Historic England, Lavender Cottage may have fragments of a larger structure dating from the 16th century with a red brick skin dating from around 1700 with a ground floor plinth and red pantiled roof. Internally the property has some fantastic period features and this is certainly evident in the delightful and very comfortable sitting room centred around a large inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and a heavily beamed ceiling. A bright and airy dining room and well fitted kitchen are a later addition with both rooms taking full advantage of views over the gardens. The present owners have also created a shower room off the rear hall.
The first and second floors are full of character with rooms on different levels adding real interest. The guest bedroom reached directly off the timber spiral staircase has fitted wardrobes and cupboards and the extremely spacious principal bedroom off the main landing has built in wardrobing and an en-suite shower room. Steps down take you to the third bedroom with countryside views and the good size family bathroom. On the second floor there is an interesting attic room which extends to nearly 18′. This would make an ideal study/studio or fourth bedroom if required and from here are the most impressive views through velux windows.
The delightful gardens are very pretty and a good size to both the side and rear with lawn and well stocked beds and borders and a secluded paved and gravelled patio area positioned to take full advantage of the sun as it rises in the east.
If your requirement is an impressive character home with period features and pretty gardens in a rural village then Lavender Cottage is definitely worthy of early viewing.
The accommodation comprises:-
Entrance door to:-
Reception Lobby With meter cupboard, coat hooks and quarry tiled floor, doors to dining room and sitting room.
Sitting Room 16′ 9" x 14′ 7" (5.11m x 4.44m) (front aspect) This is a fantastic room centred around an imposing Inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove on a pamment hearth and a decorative hardwood mantel over. Impressive built-in display cupboard with leaded windows, arched recess, door to the front garden, tv point, telephone point, two radiators, three wall light points, timber spiral staircase to the first floor and heavily beamed ceiling.
Dining Room 15′ 0" x 9′ 5" (4.57m x 2.87m) (front and side aspect) Pine fireplace surround with tiled recess housing a wood burning stove, double radiator, quarry tiled floor, three wall lights, beamed ceiling, archway to:-
Kitchen 9′ 3" x 8′ 9" (2.82m x 2.67m) (side and rear aspect) Inset single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and cupboards under, good range of base cupboard and drawer units with granite worktops over, plumbing for automatic washing machine, tiled splash backs, matching wall cupboards and corner shelves with extractor hood, quarry tiled floor, door to:-
Rear Lobby 7′ 6" x 4′ 10" (2.29m x 1.47m) With space for an upright fridge freezer, part glazed door to the rear garden, quarry tiled floor, door to:-
Shower Room With a white suite comprising of a fully tiled shower cubicle, low level wc and pedestal hand basin, heated towel rail, part tiled walls, vinyl flooring and exposed beams.
Guest Bedroom 10′ 11" (minimum) x 9′ 5" (3.33m x 2.87m) (side aspect) Plus built in cupboards/wardrobes, double radiator, fitted bed head and bedside drawer units, two wall light points, carpet, exposed timber.
Split Level Landing 7′ 1" (minimuim) x 5′ 10" (minimum) (2.16m x 1.78m) Wall light point, door and timber staircase leading to the second floor, exposed ceiling beams, built in linen cupboard with radiator.
Principal Bedroom 14′ 4" (minimum) x 12′ 3" (4.37m x 3.73m) (8′ 4" minimum) (front aspect) Plus two built in wardrobes/cupboards, three wall light points, built in shelved cupboard with pine doors, double radiator, exposed ceiling beams, door to:-
En-Suite Shower Room With attractively tiled shower cubicle and hand basin with mixer tap and cupboards under, part tiled walls, electric towel radiator, mirror and lights, extractor fan, exposed timbers.
Bedroom 3 10′ 1" x 7′ 9" (3.07m x 2.36m) (rear aspect) Double radiator, telephone point, carpet, exposed timber and superb views over the adjoining allotments and open countryside beyond.
Family Bathroom 8′ 5" x 7′ 6" (2.57m x 2.29m) (side aspect) With a white suite comprising panel bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, low level wc and pedestal hand basin, wall light point, radiator, part tiled walls and vinyl flooring.
STUDIO/STUDY/BEDROOM 4 17′ 8" x 6′ 6" (5.38m x 1.98m) from the purling (13′ 2" to extremes) (rear aspect) Good size built in eaves cupboards, radiator, telephone point, carpet, exposed timbers, two velux windows with delightful views over the adjoining allotments and countryside beyond.
Outside The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with a rockery and borders of shrubs and lavender, a central paved path with picket gate leading to the front door, picket fence and hedging providing screening from the road. Adjacent to the lawn is an extensive gravelled area providing parking for three/four vehicles. A trellis screen and picket gate lead through to a delightful side and rear garden, once again laid extensively to lawn with surrounding well stocked beds and borders, boasting a wide variety of specimen shrubs and bushes, spring bulbs and young trees. There is a greenhouse/potting shed with power and light and nearby summerhouse between which is a gravelled area with small pond. To the rear of the house, three raised vegetable beds and a secluded gravelled and paved patio ideally placed to take full advantage of the sun as it rises in the east. There is also a log store and garden shed, together with oil storage tank screened by trellis. Outside tap and lighting. The whole garden is well screened by beech hedging on two boundaries and the plot overall measures approximately 75′ x 68′.
Services Mains water, electricity and drainage are available.
Local Authority/Council Tax North Norfolk District Council, Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9EN
Tel: 01263 513811
Tax Band: C
EPC Rating The property is exempt from an Energy Performance Certificate rating.
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- 4 bed
- 3 bath
- Dining Room
- Gravelled Parking
- Period Features
- Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room
- Rear Lobby with Shower Room Off
- Studio/Study/Bedroom 4 with Far Reaching Countryside Views
- Superb Sitting Room with Inglenook Fireplace and Heavily Beamed Ceiling
- Two Further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom
- Street View
3 The Street
Tel: 01603 751578