Guide price £570,000
A charming 4-bedroom detached period cottage originally built in 1945, with the benefit of a separate self-contained 1-bedroom annex in the garden. The house is situated on Mill Common in Ashby St. Mary, a beautiful rural village with views over the neighbouring paddocks to the front. Ashlea stands well back from the road behind a large landscaped garden and is offered in excellent condition throughout. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - Sitting room - Kitchen/dining room - Boot room - W.C. - Utility room __________ FIRST FLOOR - Master bedroom - 3x further double bedrooms - 2x family bathrooms- __________ ANNEX/OFFICE - Sitting/dining room - Kitchen area - First floor bedroom - First floor shower room __________ OUTSIDE - Driveway behind 5-bar gate - Ample off-road parking - Large front lawn - Numerous shrubs and trees - Sheltered seating area to rear of house - Garage/outbuilding - Shed __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Southwold 24 miles - Beccles 11.3 miles - Norwich 8.4 miles - Loddon 4.7 miles - Rockland Broad 4 miles __________ SITUATION Ashlea is situated in the rural village of Ashby St. Mary, which has a church, a public house and a well respectd primary school. The nearby market town of Loddon has a range of amenities including a Library, Chemist, Bank, Doctors Surgery, Public Houses, Schools, Restaurants and the Marina, giving access to The Norfolk Broads complex which is a popular area for boating, walking and fishing. There are excellent schools in the area in both the state and private sector at Loddon, Beccles, Langley and Norwich. The Cathedral City of Norwich is 8.4 miles west of Ashby St. Mary and offers a vibrant arts and business community and is the regional centre for cultural and shopping amenities. There is a permanent market in the centre of the city and a wonderful Cathedral Close on the edge of the River Wensum. Norwich has a mainline railway station (London Liverpool Street, 100 minutes) and to the north of the city is Norwich International Airport. __________ DESCRIPTION Ashlea was originally a smaller red brick cottage built in 1945 but has been extended and modernised over recent years. We understand the ground floor kitchen extension was created initially, and then at a later date the 2nd storey was converted to create that additional bedrooms above. The house is extremely well presented throughout, and the majority of windows are fitted with double glazed units. __________ GROUND FLOOR The ground floor can either be accessed by the traditional central front door, or, as the current owners typically do, access the house through a stable style door into the stunning kitchen/dining room. This room enjoys a triple aspect with views over the front, side and rear gardens. The kitchen is very well fitted with Shaker-style units set under granite worktops complete with a double butler sink. There is space for a dishwasher and fridge-freezer along with the existing Rangemaster, with fitted extractor above. The kitchen work top currently forms a "U" shape around a breakfast table whilst the other half of the room has space for a large dining table. French doors lead out from this section of the kitchen to the rear terrace. Accessed directly off the kitchen/dining room is the original entrance hall to the house, with the traditional front door. The current owners use this room as a playroom/snug, as it is ideally located next to the kitchen. A door leads off the hall to the staircase and straight ahead to the large (19'11 x 11'0) dual-aspect siting room, complete with wood burner, inglenook and French doors leading to the rear garden. Heading back to the entrance hall, a door leads through to the boot room with hanging space for coats and W.C and into the very practical utility room, with fitted units, sink, worktop and ample space for freestanding appliances. __________ FIRST FLOOR The staircase leads up to the first-floor landing/corridor where we find the first of the 2x family bathrooms straight ahead. Starting at the far end of the corridor, in the most recent section of the house, we find the master bedroom, with a stunning aspect over the front garden. Three further bedrooms are located to the front of the house, all enjoying similar views over the front garden and beyond. A second family bathroom completes the first-floor accommodation. __________ ANNEX Situated in the garden is a most superb self-contained annex. It is set away from the house in the far corner of the garden and offers privacy as either a 1-bedroom annex/ancillary accommodation or as a home office/study. The annex is timber clad under a pantile roof with a pamment floor, with the main living area opening into the kitchen area through a divide. There are 2x sets of French doors - one from the kitchen area and another from the main living space both offering a direct view of the delightful garden. A staircase leads up to the first floor with a bedroom and en suite shower room. All in all, the annex offers excellent ancillary accommodation to the house or a private home office, set away from the house. __________ OUTSIDE Ashlea is accessed off Mill Common through a wooden 5 bar gate where there is ample parking for several vehicles. To the front of the house, the garden is mainly laid to lawn with numerous trees and shrubs creating charming pockets and areas in the garden. It is surrounded by mature hedging. There are various flower beds and a kitchen garden area has been created with raised beds. To the rear of the house is a sheltered terraced area, accessed directly from kitchen French doors, making this an ideal spot to dine in shelter and in shade. Storage is provided with a garage/outbuilding and a shed. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk Council, Band: E, Annual cost: £2,102.51 (2018/19). __________ SERVICES Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage. __________ DIRECTIONS Leave Norwich on the A146 Lowestoft Road. After approximately 7 miles turn left onto Ashby Road. Proceed along Ashby Road for approximately 0.3 miles and turn right onto Mill Common. After approximately 0.1 miles turn sharply left onto a narrow lane and Ashlea will be found immediately on the right-hand side. __________ IMPORTANT NOTICE 1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith as a general guide, they are not exhaustive and include information provided to us by other parties including the seller, not all of which will have been verified by us. 2. We have not carried out a detailed or structural survey; we have not tested any services, appliances or fittings. Measurements, floor plans, orientation and distances are given as approximate only and should not be relied on. 3. The photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current, aspects may have changed since the photographs were taken. No assumption should be made that any contents are included in the sale. 4. We have not checked that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation approval, statutory or regulatory permissions or consents. Any reference to any alterations or use of any part of the property does not mean that necessary planning, building regulations, or other consent has been obtained. 5. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, surveys, and professional advice about all relevant aspects of the property. 6. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact; we have no authority to make or give any representation or warranties in relation to the property. If these are required, you should include their terms in any contract between you and the seller. 7. Viewings are strictly by prior appointment with sole agents Jackson-Stops. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.
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