Guide price £500,000
Bells is a superb 4-bedroom detached bungalow finished and presented in excellent condition throughout offering flexible accommodation and situated in the sought-after rural village of Alpington, within easy access of the A146. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Porch - Entrance hall - Open plan kitchen/family room with Aga - Utility room - Shower room - Dining room - Living room - Master bedroom with en suite & dressing room/nursery - 2 further bedrooms - Family bathroom - Garage __________ FIRST FLOOR - Bedroom 4 - Study/dressing room __________ OUTSIDE - Landscaped gardens & grounds of almost 0.3 acres (stms) - Kitchen garden - Shed/workshop - Machinery store - Ample off-road parking - Far reaching open field views to the rear __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - A146: 0.5 miles - Norwich Railway Station 7 miles - A47/A140 junction: 7.2 miles - A47/A11 junction: 9.8 miles - Beccles 12.0 miles - Norfolk coast 23 miles - Southwold 24.8 miles __________ SITUATION Bells is situated in the attractive small village of Alpington which is situated about 6.5 miles south of the Cathedral City of Norwich. The property is situated just 1 mile from neighbouring Bergh Apton, which offers the new Post Office at Green Pastures Plant Centre and Farm Shop on Mill Road. There is a primary school (Alpington & Bergh Apton - Graded Outstanding in 2015), a church, a public house, a farm shop with café and a local bus service. The nearby village of Poringland (2 miles) offers good local amenities, including a library, post office, surgery, public houses and a Budgens supermarket. There is nearby schooling for primary pupils (Poringland Primary School) and high school pupils (Framlingham Earl). Additional supermarket shopping is very accessible, with a Tesco Superstore at nearby Harford (6.7 miles) and a Waitrose supermarket in Eaton (8.4 miles). The Cathedral City of Norwich is a short commute from Alpington via the A146. 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 Riverside leisure development complete with cinema and numerous restaurants and pubs. The city has an excellent range of state and private schools, The University of East Anglia, and is also well known for its excellent shopping with a combination of independent retailers along with a number of premium department stores. Norwich has a bus station and a mainline railway station with a service to London Liverpool Street and the expanding Norwich International Airport is just to the north of the city, which is now easily accessed by the new Northern Distributer Road. The Brecks, Thetford Forest, the Norfolk Broads and the coast are all within easy driving distance and there are several golf courses and other leisure facilities nearby. The village is well placed for easy access on to the A146 and is only 12.0 miles from the Georgian market town of Beccles, which provides excellent day to day shopping, leisure facilities and schools and has a railway station with services to Lowestoft and Ipswich with onward connections to London, Liverpool Street. The market is on Fridays. __________ DESCRIPTION This property offers spacious and very flexible living accommodation with generous storage throughout. The property has been beautifully upgraded and modernised in recent years and is immaculately presented inside and out. The property is entered through an enclosed porch, which provides access to the inner hallway, utility room and garage. The inner hallway provides direct access to the kitchen/family room, the dining room and the shower room. The feeling of space and light coupled with an impeccable finish are instantly apparent. The kitchen is contemporary in style, offering a range of fitted wall and base cabinets, large central island with breakfast bar and contrasting worktops. There is a beautiful Aga that sits nestled below a timber mantel. The kitchen benefits from an integrated dishwasher and an American style fridge-freezer is also being offered as part of the sale. The kitchen/family room also benefits from underfloor heating. This room offers dual aspect views with the addition of two light tunnels that provide additional natural light. French doors open out from the family room to the west facing terrace at the rear of the property. Leading off from kitchen/family room is the utility room, which comprises built-in cabinets, sink and worktops, water softener and space for freestanding appliances. A light well provides sufficient natural light to this space. The dining room is a cosy room with French doors opening though to the living room, which provides a superb link for opening up this space for entertaining purposes. A wood burning stove is set into the fireplace whilst Karndean, wood effect flooring lines the room. The living room is presently set up as a games room, with billiards table and additional furnishings. At 24 Ft. this is an impressive living space with a large window overlooking the front of the property and patio doors opening to the private outside terrace and garden area at the south side of the property. A staircase, with cupboard below leads up to the study/dressing room and bedroom 4 on the first floor. These rooms benefit from good natural light, each with 2 Velux windows. Bedroom 4 has a built-in cupboard and eaves storage, and benefits from the fabulous open field views to the west of the property. Returning to the inner hallway there is a shower room which comprises a walk-in shower, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Leading off from the enclosed porch there is a door to the double garage. This space has served as a place to work, and to this end a stud wall has been erected and the walls and ceiling plaster boarded and skimmed. The double garage door remains in situ and this space can easily be converted back into a functioning garage if desired. The bedroom accommodation is situated to the rear of the property. The master bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe and the adjoining dressing room/nursery benefits from a range of fitted wardrobes and window which overlooks the secluded side terrace. The adjoining en suite comprises a large walk-in shower, wash hand basin vanity unit, WC and heated towel rail. Bedrooms 2 and 3 enjoy west facing views over the rear garden and benefit from built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom has been finished to a high standard and offers a bath, walk-in shower, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Sitting adjacent to the family bathroom there is a storage cupboard and access to the loft space can be gained from the inner hallway that leads to the bedroom accommodation. __________ OUTSIDE The property sits back from Mill Road and is approached over a herringbone paved driveway, which leads up to the double garage and beyond, giving vehicular access via a five-bar gate to additional gravelled parking and the rear garden beyond. To the left of the driveway and positioned in front of the property, is an area of lawn, which extends round to the rear of the property. The front garden features a lovely rose bed and mature hedging. A laurel hedge lines the front boundary whilst timber fencing runs to either side of the property. The west facing rear garden is beautifully landscaped and features a raised sleeper bed which is heavily planted with established flowers and shrubs. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with planted beds and borders and mature specimen trees, including a lovely cherry tree. The garden has been thoughtfully planted, offering variety and colour all year round. French doors open out from the kitchen/family room to a paved terrace, which is ideal for summer entertaining. In addition, there is a second terrace, and from here the beautiful open field views can be fully appreciated. Sitting adjacent to this terrace is a kitchen garden plot. On the south side of the property there is a third terrace which is very private and a real ''sun trap.' There is a large garden shed/workshop with light and power and an additional shed that the present uses as a machinery store. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk Council, Band: E __________ SERVICES Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage __________ DIRECTIONS From Norwich take the A146 Beccles road and after about 5.2 miles take the turning to the right on to Mill Road. Drive for approximately 0.4 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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