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Hale Road, Bradenham, Thetford, IP25

Guide price £400,000

3 Beds 2 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: NOR170336

A delightful detached 3/4-bedroom period cottage offering well-proportioned versatile accommodation which has been greatly cared for by the current owners, set over two floors within mature grounds just away from the village green within the popular mid-Norfolk village of Bradenham close to the market towns of Dereham, Watton & Swaffham.


  • detached cottage
  • 3/4 bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • approx. 2208 sq ft


!! VIDEO AVAILABLE - CLICK ON VIDEO TOUR TAB !! A delightful detached 3/4-bedroom period cottage offering well-proportioned versatile accommodation which has been greatly cared for by the current owners, set over two floors within mature grounds just away from the village green within the popular mid-Norfolk village of Bradenham close to the market towns of Dereham, Watton & Swaffham. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Porch - Reception room/breakfast room - Family room - Dining room - Sitting room - Kitchen - Utility room - Bedroom 4/study - Family bathroom __________ FIRST FLOOR - Master bedroom with dressing room & en suite - 2 further bedrooms __________ OUTSIDE - West facing landscaped garden - Terrace - Ample off-road parking - Attached double garage with mezzanine & workshop - Wood store - Greenhouse __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Shipdham 2.6 miles - Dereham 6.3 miles - Swaffham 7.2 miles - Watton 7.3 miles - Norwich 23.3 miles __________ SITUATION Codgers Cottage is situated in the small mid-Norfolk village of Bradenham with a church and the fine village green is well known for its cricket. There is also a village football team and bowls club. Bradenham is just 6.3 miles from the market town of Dereham with its excellent range of supermarkets including a Tesco Supermarket, schools and shops. Bradenham is well situated for quick connection to the A47 (2.6 miles), for easy access to Norwich or the Midlands, and Cambridge and London via the M11. There are local shops to be had nearby at Shipdham, and the market towns of Watton and Wymondham offer a full range of shops, schools and other facilities. There are main line train stations at both Norwich and Downham Market (22.5 miles) with regular intercity trains to London. Both the Thetford Forest and the North Norfolk Coast renowned for its sandy beaches, bird reserves and sailing facilities are within reasonable driving distance. There are a number of popular golf courses in the area including Dereham, Watton, Swaffham and Barnham Broom with two 18-hole courses and a country club. The Cathedral City of Norwich is 23.3 miles to the east. Norwich has a vibrant business community and as the regional centre, has an extensive range of cultural and leisure facilities, including the Norwich City football club, The Theatre Royal, the riverside leisure development, complete with cinema and numerous restaurants and pubs. The City is well known for its excellent shopping with a combination of independent retailers along with a number of premium department stores. The University of East Anglia is situated to the south-west of the city, there is a teaching hospital and several business parks. Norwich has an excellent range of schools in both the state and private sector. The city has a mainline railway station with a regular service to London and there is an expanding International Airport just to the north of the city. The North Norfolk Coast and the Norfolk Broads National Park are both within easy driving distance whilst there are a number of golf courses and other leisure facilities in the area. __________ DESCRIPTION Codgers Cottage is thought to have been 3 cottages, originally dating back to 1750. Great care has been taken in restoring the property with many of the period features retained, including exposed timber beams and fireplaces. __________ GROUND FLOOR An enclosed entrance porch leads through to a spacious reception room, which the present owners have utilised as a breakfast room. This room provides direct access to principal reception rooms and features exposed beams, pamment tiled flooring and a fireplace with brick surround and pamment hearth. The family room leads off to the left of the reception room and has an aspect to the front of the property. This room features wood flooring, exposed ceiling timbers, fireplace with pamment hearth and wood burning stove and cupboard to the right. A door opens to a staircase, which leads up to bedroom 2 on the first floor. There is a storage cupboard under the stairs. Leaving the family room towards the rear of the property there is a hallway leading to the fourth bedroom/study and the family bathroom. Bedroom 4/study has an aspect to the front of the property and is presently utilised as a study. The bathroom comprises of a bath with shower over, wash hand basin vanity unit and WC. The room features exposed beams and there is a frosted glazed door opening out to the rear garden. The dining room leads off from the reception room/breakfast room and features exposed timber beams, wood flooring and an aspect to the front of the property. The dining room leads through to an inner hallway which leads back round to the reception room/breakfast room and through to the sitting room. The sitting room is located at the rear of the property, enjoying lovely views over the rear garden and featuring exposed timber beams and wood flooring. The room benefits from dual aspect views with French doors opening out to the rear paved terrace. The L-shaped kitchen also leads off from the reception room/breakfast room and comprises a range of fitted cabinets with worktop and sink. There is an integrated double oven, induction hob with vented extraction, a water softener and space for a dishwasher and fridge-freezer. This is a light and airy room with an aspect out to the rear garden and a door opening out to the rear paved terrace. The utility room leads directly off from the kitchen and comprises fitted units with sink and worktop, space for 1 freestanding appliance (2 if stacked) and a heated towel rail. __________ FIRST FLOOR The master bedroom suite and bedroom 3 are accessed via a staircase leading up from the reception hall/breakfast room. The master bedroom benefits from dual aspect views to the side and rear of the property and features wood flooring and built-in wardrobe and cupboard. The wood flooring extends through to the dressing room, which has a part vaulted ceiling and exposed timber beams. The en suite shower room is accessed from the dressing room and comprises walk-in shower, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Bedroom 3 enjoys dual aspect views to the front and rear of the property and features a small built-in storage cupboard and exposed timber beams. Bedroom 2 is accessed via a separate staircase leading up from the family room. This room has a vaulted ceiling, exposed timber beams and views to the front and rear aspects. __________ OUTSIDE To the front of the property there is a gravelled off-road parking area leading to an attached double garage which sides on to Hale Road with electric door to the front aspect, a mezzanine, internal storeroom/workshop, hand wash basin, power, light and door out to the rear garden. From the driveway, there is access to the north side of the property, where the oil tank and wood store shed can be found. The rear garden can be accessed from the north side of the property or directly from the sitting room, kitchen or family bathroom. The rear garden is beautifully landscaped, consisting of lawn, mature borders, raised well-stocked flower beds, mature shrubs and specimen trees. A paved terrace extends the length of the property and offers a perfect space for outdoor eating and entertaining. The rear garden is enclosed by fencing and mature hedging, which offers a degree of privacy to the occupants. To the far side there is an informal vegetable garden with greenhouse. Furthermore, there is a garden shed. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Breckland Council, Band: E, Annual cost: £2,122.29 (2019/20) __________ SERVICES Oil-fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage. __________ AGENTS NOTE The vendors have informed us that the neighbouring property has a right of way over the driveway of this property for deliveries to their oil tank. Further details can be obtained from our vendors' solicitor at the time of purchase __________ DIRECTIONS From Norwich take the A47 Swaffham Road and after approximately 13.5 miles turn left onto Dale Road (Scarning). Drive for approximately 0.4 miles and turn right onto Dereham Road and then left onto Bradenham Lane. Proceed for 2.7 miles and then take a slight right onto School Road. After approximately 0.4 miles turn left onto Hale Road. Drive for a further 0.4 miles and the property will be located on the left-hand side of the road. __________ 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.