- 3 bed
- 1 bath
- Bright and Airy Dining Room
- Impressive Sitting Room
- Kitchen and Utility
- No Onward Chain
- Oil Central Heating and Double Glazing
- Reception Hall
- Requires Updating and Improvement
- Rural location
- Three Double Bedrooms
A fascinating period detached house, believed to date back to the Tudor period, standing on nearly two thirds on an acre with delightful rural views.
Location Thurning is a small rural village just over 3 miles south of Briston, 9.25 miles west of Aylsham and 8.5 miles south of Holt. There is a church within the village, otherwise excellent local amenities will be found at the already mentioned and very popular village of Briston with its many shops and facilities to include two everyday stores, post office, butcher, baker, grocer, two public inns, doctors surgery, primary and nursery schools. The village has a good community with community hub and pavilion. The Georgian town of Holt has a more diverse range of amenities and facilities to include many independent shops, delicatessen, gift shops, art galleries, department store, cafes and restaurants. The town is also home to Gresham School, one of the countries leading independent schools taking children of all ages.
Description This fascinating detached period house, in part dates back to the Tudor period with later additions and now sits centrally in delightful gardens and a plot which extends to over two thirds of an acre (subject to survey). The nearest neighbour is Thurning Hall on the opposite side of the road but effectively Manor Cottage is now surrounded by countryside with delightful far reaching open views to the south and west.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to create a delightful country house with huge potential to make the most of the existing features and to extend further if required, subject of course to any necessary local authority approvals. There is a generous sitting room with attractive fireplace, separate bright and airy dining room and kitchen all off the spacious inner hall, whilst on the first floor there are three double bedrooms, two of which are particularly large and the third which is sub-divided at the present time. There is certainly plenty of potential to create four bedrooms from the existing space which is currently served by one family bathroom. There is a radiator central heating system and some of the windows have been replaced with plastic double glazing but we imagine most buyers will look to replace these also with something more in keeping with the age of the property.
The gardens have a good number of established and mature trees and give the grounds an almost park like feel with sweeping lawns surrounding the house. There is also a long driveway and good size parking area giving access to a treble garage.
If your requirements include a rural location, views and an opportunity to update and improve a period house then Manor Cottage is worthy of early viewing.
The accommodation comprises:-
Double glazed entrance door to:-
Entrance Lobby 7′ 9" x 7′ 9" (2.36m x 2.36m) With windows on two elevations, stable door to kitchen and oak glazed door to:-
Inner Lobby 6′ 4" x 4′ 5" (1.93m x 1.35m) With double radiator and tiled floor, leaded and glazed door to the reception hall.
Cloakroom 6′ 9" x 4′ 4" (2.06m x 1.32m) Armitage Shanks coloured suite comprising of low level wc and pedestal hand basin, fully tiled walls, quarry tiled floor.
Reception Hall 16′ 6" (overall) x 9′ 3" (overall) (5.03m x 2.82m) (Rear Aspect) With dividing archway with attractive oak frame, two radiators, oak flooring, carpeted staircase to the first floor.
Sitting Room 16′ 6" x 15′ 1" (5.03m x 4.6m) (Side and Rear Aspect) Most attractive open brick fireplace with pamment hearth and hardwood mantel over, adjacent built in shelved cupboard, two double radiators, telephone and tv point, two wall light points, glazed and leaded door leading to the rear garden, carpet and ceiling coving.
Dining Room 13′ 10" x 12′ 7" (4.22m x 3.84m) (Side and Rear Aspect) A delightful, bright and airy room with feature brick fireplace and pamment hearth, two double radiators, four wall light points, built in shelved cupboard, oak flooring, exposed ceiling timber and ceiling coving.
Kitchen 14′ 2" x 7′ 0" (from base of chimney breast) (4.32m x 2.13m) (Front Aspect) Double drainer stainless steel sink unit with cupboards under, adjacent worktop with cupboard and drawers under, fireplace recess with space for cooker, cooker point, Worcester oil fired central heating boiler, fitted corner cupboard, further fitted cupboard with sliding doors, door to:-
Utility Room 10′ 4" x 6′ 10" (3.15m x 2.08m) (Side Aspect) Various fitted cupboards and raised pamment cold slab with recesses under, ideal for the storage of wine, plumbing for automatic washing machine, quarry tiled floor.
Landing 7′ 2" x 5′ 6" (plus 9′ 7 x 4′ 7") (2.18m x 1.68m) With built in airing cupboard with lagged hot water tank and fitted emersion heater, access to roof space.
Principal Bedroom 17′ 5" x 14′ 3" (5.31m x 4.34m) (Triple Aspect) With delightful views over open countryside and to include a range of fitted wardrobes to include vanity sink unit with light and shaver socket, storage cupboards over and fitted double tall cupboard with built in drawers and storage cupboard over, double radiator, carpet.
Bedroom 2 16′ 9" (minimum) x 12′ 7" (5.11m x 3.84m) (Side Aspect) Blocked fireplace, double radiator, built in wardrobe, carpet.
Bedroom 3 25′ 10" (overall) x 7′ 2" (7.87m x 2.18m) (Triple Aspect Room) Double and single radiators, fitted corner cupboard, telephone point, carpet. (This room is currently sub-divided with a stud work wall and sliding door).
Bathroom 11′ 10" x 6′ 4" (3.61m x 1.93m) (Rear Aspect) With an Armitage Shanks coloured suite comprising of cast iron panel bath, pedestal hand basin and Shires low level wc, built in fully tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower unit, heated radiator and towel rail. Superb far reaching views over open countryside.
Outside The property stands in delightful grounds with open countryside and woodland on three sides. From the Wood Dalling Road the property is approached for a short distance on an unmade track, from which a five bar gate leads through to a concrete driveway, providing a turning and parking area for several vehicles and giving access to a TREBLE GARAGE (30′ 3" x 18′ 1") with three up and over doors, power and light. SINGLE GARAGE with double doors. The grounds have a park like feel with well stocked beds and borders with a variety of spring flowers, specimen shrubs and bushes, together with a most attractive mix of established and mature deciduous and evergreen trees. There is a pamment, gravelled and paved terrace on two sides of the property taking full advantage of the sun. The garden is screened on all sides by mature hedging with gaps providing delightful views over open countryside. Beyond the garage is a further area of lawn with oil storage tank and good size timber shed with power, light and sink with cold water supply. Within this area there are once again a number of established trees.
Services Well water, electricity, septic tank drainage.
Agents Note The filtered well water pump is under the kitchen sink. The water is untested and purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the quality of the supply. Leaded and glazed inner window frames removed from the house are in storage if the purchaser is interested in replacing the current double glazing. A temporary repair has been carried out on the flat roof to the house. This will require attention.
Local Authority/Council Tax North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN
Tel: 01263 513811
Tax Band: E
EPC Rating The Energy Rating for this property is to be confirmed. A Full Energy Performance Certificate will be available on request.
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