Guide price £425,000
Beech Cottage is a superb 4-bedroom detached property that enjoys an elevated position with the most stunning direct view over the neighbouring marshland and countryside and the River Waveney. The house offers 2147 Sq. Ft. of accommodation over 2 floors along with off-road parking, 2 single garages and a landscaped rear garden. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Enclosed porch - Entrance hall - Sitting room with stunning marshland views - Cloakroom - Dining room - Kitchen/breakfast room - Utility room with log store/coal bunker - Large under stairs cupboard __________ FIRST FLOOR - 4 bedrooms (1 with en suite shower room) - Family bathroom __________ OUTSIDE - Fabulous south facing marshland views - South facing terrace - Landscaped rear garden - Shed - Integral single garage - Detached single garage - Ample off-road parking for several vehicles __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Beccles 7.0 miles - Loddon 10 miles - Bungay 11.5 miles - Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft 14.8 miles - Norwich 21.8 miles __________ SITUATION Beech Cottage enjoys a wonderful elevated setting within a rural location, just outside the small village of Burgh St. Peter, just 7 miles northeast of the Georgian market town of Beccles. The house enjoys wonderful views across the River Waveney and the Waveney Valley towards Beccles, which is a delightful market town well known for its selection of shops, schools and leisure facilities. It is also situated on the Norfolk Broads National Park. The Waveney River Centre is a short walk from the property and offers a wealth of amenities to enable The Broads to be explored fully. The facility offers accommodation for all budgets, ranging from camping, to glamping, hotel rooms and luxury lodges. There are a host of wildlife-watching opportunities, self-drive cruisers and ferry rides. For the children there is a swimming pool and play area. There is a convenience store on site, together with a contemporary bar and restaurant, from which one can enjoy the stunning views of the neighbouring marshland. Beccles provides excellent day to day shopping, leisure facilities and schools and has a railway station with services to Lowestoft and Ipswich with onwards connections to London, Liverpool Street. The market is on Fridays. There are also mainline rail services from Norwich to London, Liverpool Street. The market town of Bungay is also nearby and has a wide selection of shops, a theatre, and a golf club with an 18-hole course. The Earsham Street area of Bungay has several excellent shops including a fishmonger, delicatessen, florists, and greengrocer. There is a market on Thursdays. The Suffolk heritage coast is within easy driving distance and there are numerous schools in the area, including a primary school in Ellingham, the Sir John Leman High School in Beccles, Independent Langley School near Loddon, Bungay High School and Sixth Form College. The Cathedral City of Norwich is 21.8 miles to the North West and provides extensive shopping, recreation and business facilities and has a mainline railway station and expanding airport. The River Waveney from Beccles gives access to the Norfolk Broads and the North Norfolk and the Suffolk Coast offer beaches and sailing and are within easy driving distance. __________ DESCRIPTION A half-glazed front door opens into an enclosed porch which leads to an inner front door and entrance hall beyond. The staircase to the first floor leads up from the entrance and the large cupboard under the stairs offers considerable and convenient storage. Leading off to the right of the entrance hall is a light and spacious triple aspect sitting room which benefits from the magnificent far reaching marshland views - the view really is outstanding and quite unique. This room takes full advantage of these views as the south facing aspect is almost entirely glazed with French doors opening out onto a paved terrace. The room itself offers a light and airy quality and features a central brick fireplace with open fire. Adjacent to the sitting room there is a cloakroom that comprises W.C. and wash hand basin. Across the hallway is the kitchen/breakfast room that comprises a range of fitted cabinets with worktops and sink, a built-in breakfast bar, an integrated oven and microwave, integrated ceramic hob with extractor unit and space for a free-standing dishwasher and refrigerator/freezer. The dining room leads off from the kitchen and from here there is an aspect to the front of the property. A large utility room with triple aspect views leads off from the kitchen. From the utility room, doors open out to the rear garden and through to the integral single garage. There is a covered log store/coal bunker. __________ FIRST FLOOR The master bedroom and bedroom 4 features built-in cupboards and bedroom 3 enjoys en suite facilities, comprising walk-in shower, wash hand basin and W.C. All of the bedrooms benefit from open countryside views. The family bathroom comprises bath, walk-in shower, wash hand basin and W.C. __________ OUTSIDE The property is approached along a road and situated within quiet and tranquil surroundings. To the front of the property there is a gravelled parking area that would accommodate several vehicles and access to the integral single garage (5.7m x 3.5m) that features light and power. To the left of the garage there is a gravelled pedestrian walk-way that leads round to the back of the house where there is a 2nd single garage (4.7m x 3.5m) which is detached from the property and features light and power. There is a pedestrian gate adjoining the garage that opens through to the rear garden. The rear garden is south facing and from here one can enjoy the fabulous far-reaching borrowed views over the neighbouring marshland. The rear garden is landscaped and comprises lawn, specimen trees and shrub borders. There is a garden shed and a raised terrace that abuts the sitting room. From here, one can capture the full day sun and there is ample space for al fresco dining. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk Council, Band: E __________ SERVICES Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity and water, private drainage. __________ DIRECTIONS Leave Norwich on the Lowestoft/Beccles road, A146 and continue through Thurton, past Loddon and at the second roundabout in Gillingham by the BP garage turn left into the Yarmouth Road, A143. Continue for approximately 2.2 miles and then turn right onto Hollow Way Hill. Continue for approximately 4 miles and the property will be located 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. Note to potential purchasers who intend to view the property; we would politely ask you discuss with our staff the reason for the property coming onto the market and if there is any point of particular importance to you, before you make arrangements to visit or plan a viewing appointment. 8. Viewings are strictly by prior appointment.
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