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Deopham Road, Morley St. Botolph, Wymondham, NR18

Offers in excess of £650,000

Under offer

4 Beds 2 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: NOR210059

Forge Cottage is a charming, beautifully appointed 4 bedroom detached period property, which over the years has been lovingly restored and maintained to offer light, airy and spacious accommodation arranged over two floors and sitting in a generous 0.31-acre (stms) plot with far-reaching countryside views within the sought-after village of Morley St. Botolph.


!!! UNDER OFFER !!! Forge Cottage is a charming, beautifully appointed 4 bedroom detached period property, which over the years has been lovingly restored and maintained to offer light, airy and spacious accommodation arranged over two floors and sitting in a generous 0.31-acre (stms) plot with far-reaching countryside views within the sought-after village of Morley St. Botolph and within walking distance of Wymondham College, rated outstanding by OFSTED. !!! VIDEO AVAILABLE - please contact us for details !!! __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - Sitting room - Family room/snug - Dining room - Kitchen/breakfast room with larder - Study - Shower room __________ FIRST FLOOR - Main bedroom with dressing room - 3 further bedrooms - Family bathroom __________ OUTSIDE - Generous & mature rear garden - Terrace - Woodland views to the front - Gated entrance - Ample off-road parking - Garage (4.9m x 7.4m) - Semi-rural setting - Countryside views __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Wymondham: 3 miles - N & N Hospital: 10 miles - University of East Anglia: 10 miles - Norwich: 13 miles __________ SITUATION Morley St Botolph is a small South Norfolk semi-rural village located approximately 3 miles from the market town of Wymondham. Morley St Botolph offers primary schooling, and neighbouring Wymondham offers schooling for all ages, including two excellent senior schools, Wymondham High Academy and Wymondham College, which is a state boarding school. Wymondham is a historic market town, boasting the magnificent 13th Century Wymondham Abbey and a market square which hosts regular markets, including a monthly farmers market. Other local amenities include a wide range of shops, supermarkets including a Waitrose, dentists, doctor's surgeries and leisure facilities. The town has an award-winning railway station with regular services to Norwich, London, Cambridge and many other destinations via connections at Ely. The University of East Anglia, John Innes Institute, Food Research Institute and Science Park, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norfolk Police Headquarters and Lotus Cars are all local employers served by the town. The Cathedral City of Norwich is just over 8 miles to the north, offering 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. The Brecks and the Norfolk Broads together with the renowned coastline are all within easy driving distance. There are a number of golf courses and other leisure facilities in the area. __________ DESCRIPTION The present owners have lived in the property for the past 23 years. During this time, they have replaced a number of windows and glazed doors. Many period features have been retained, including exposed beams and pamment floor tiles. The property has been updated to a meticulous and exacting standard and presents beautifully throughout. __________ GROUND FLOOR Leading directly off from the entrance hall is a door through to the family room/snug and separate door opening to the shower room with walk-in shower and wash hand basin. A small step down from the entrance hall leads into the family room/snug. This is a delightful room, offering a south and west facing aspect with lots of good natural light, wood flooring, and a pretty fireplace with wood burner and ample shelving to the right of the chimney breast. A single step leads down to the beautiful dining room, again featuring wood flooring and offering the benefit of a dual aspect. There is an original built-in cupboard, ideal for storage of glassware and crockery if desired. Beyond the dining is the study, which again enjoys the benefit of a dual aspect and French doors opening out to the rear garden. This room offers a light and airy room, and spacious workspace, featuring wood flooring, exposed beams, built-in cupboard and the remains of the original furnace. Adjoining the study there is a very useful storeroom. Returning to the family room, a door opens through to the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen features pamment tiled flooring, wooden base units with Iroko worktops, and space for freestanding appliances and a table. There is a walk-in larder, a door out to the rear garden, and the staircase to the first floor. Beyond the kitchen is the sitting room, which enjoys an aspect to the front of the property. This room features original pamment tiled flooring, exposed timber beams, fireplace with wood burner, with built-in cupboard to the side. __________ FIRST FLOOR The staircase to the first floor rises from the kitchen/breakfast room. The main bedroom enjoys triple aspect views, so once again enjoying an abundance of good natural lighting. This room offers built-in wardrobe with cupboards above and features original exposed beams. Leading off from this bedroom is a large dressing room which could offer a development opportunity (subject to necessary planning/consents etc.), but there is some restricted head height. This space also offers considerable eaves storage. Bedroom 2 enjoys a dual aspect to the south and the east and features a built-in cupboard and exposed timber beams. Bedroom 3 enjoys a woodland view to the front of the property and benefits from built-in cupboards. Bedroom 4 features wood flooring, and again benefits from a woodland view to the front. The family bathroom overlooks the rear garden, and offers a walk-in shower, separate bath, wash hand basin, WC and ample built-in storage. The bathroom features wood flooring. Adjacent to the family bathroom is a separate WC. __________ OUTSIDE Forge Cottage is set back from the road, behind attractive wrought iron fencing. The property is approached over a gravelled driveway, leading to ample off-road parking and a single garage. The rear garden is long, largely laid to lawn and naturally divides into 3 outdoor spaces, with mature hedging marking the boundary. There is a large garage with pedestrian doors to the front and rear and a single garage door. This offers a great workspace with power and light. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk Council, Band: E __________ SERVICES Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity and water, private drainage. Our client has advised us that connection to mains drains will be available in 2022. __________ DIRECTIONS From Norwich, head south on the A11. Take the slip road signposted towards Wymondham and Dereham (B1135). At the roundabout take the third exit onto the B1135. At the next roundabout (by the Police Headquarters) take the second exit onto Harts Farm Road (B1172). Continue for 2.5 miles and then turn right onto Morley Lane. Continue straight onto High Common and then onto Deopham Road. Forge Cottage will be located on the right-hand side of the road approximately 100m past the turning onto Church Lane. __________ 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. __________ DATE DETAILS PRODUCED June 2021