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Mill Road, Alpington, Norfolk, NR14

Guide price £550,000


4 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: NOR170312

The Cottage is an exceptional 4 bedroom detached period property (approx. 1840), offering over 1600sq.ft of flexible accommodation, providing the opportunity for an integrated self-contained annexe on the ground floor. The property is situated in the highly sought-after rural village of Alpington, just 7 miles from the centre of Norwich down the A146.


The Cottage is an exceptional 4 bedroom detached period property (approx. 1840), offering over 1600sq.ft of flexible accommodation, providing the opportunity for an integrated self-contained annexe on the ground floor. The property is situated in the highly sought-after rural village of Alpington, just 7 miles from the centre of Norwich down the A146. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - Sitting room - Study/snug - Kitchen/dining room with larder - Utility room - Shower room - Family room/bedroom 4 - Boot room & store __________ FIRST FLOOR - Main bedroom - 2 further bedrooms - Family bathroom __________ OUTSIDE - Beautiful established garden - South-west facing paved terrace - Large shed/workshop - Wood store - Shed - Ample off-road parking __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - A146: 0.4 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 The Cottage is situated in the attractive rural village of Alpington, which is about 7 miles south of the Cathedral City of Norwich. The property is well placed for easy access on to the A146/Loddon Road. Local nearby amenities include the Post Office at Green Pastures Plant Centre and Farm Shop on Mill Road, a primary school (Alpington & Bergh Apton - Graded Outstanding in 2015), a church, a public house, 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 at Framlingham Earl and Langley School, just down the A146.. 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. Alpington is only 12 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 The Cottage is thought to originally date back to the 1840, but in recent years the property has been refurbished and extended to create a beautiful 4-bedroom character property. The Cottage offers the flexibility to create a self-contained annexe if desired on the ground floor. The family room/bedroom 4 with its own private front door could provide an open plan living space, and the adjoining utility room could offer a separate kitchen. __________ GROUND FLOOR The front door opens into the entrance hall, with staircase straight ahead, sitting room off to the left and kitchen/dining room off to the right. The sitting room is a beautiful cosy room with fireplace and wood burning stove and an aspect to the front of the property. Some original period detailing has been retained, with exposed timber beam and bread oven still remaining. Beyond the sitting room there is a sunny south-west facing room with dual aspect views and French doors out to the brick weave terrace. This room is presently used as a study, but could equally be, for example a snug, games room or summer sitting room. The kitchen/dining room is the heart of the property and superbly designed and fitted with bespoke handmade cabinets. The kitchen comprises a range of wall and base cabinets with sink, double oven, hob with extractor unit, dishwasher and fridge. There is ample space for a large dining room table. This room features wood flooring, storage cupboard and a walk-in larder with bespoke shelving. The utility room offers a range of built-in cabinets, butlers sink, and ample space for freestanding appliances. Leading off from the utility room there is a well-appointed shower room with walk-in shower, wash hand basin, WC and towel rail. From the utility room a door opens into the family room/bedroom 4 (with loft space above) which has its own front door and offers annexe potential if desired. The adjoining boot room offers ample storage, houses the oil-fired boiler, and has a door providing access to the rear of the property. __________ FIRST FLOOR The staircase leads up to the first-floor landing, which features a lovely original curved beam. From the landing there is access into the loft space. The main bedroom offers dual aspect countryside views, and features a partially exposed timber beam, exposed brickwork and built-in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 is a lovely room with two built-in wardrobes and considerable walk-in eaves storage. Bedroom 3 enjoys views to the front of the property, overlooking the neighbouring paddocks. Bedroom 3 features an exposed timber beam, built-in wardrobe, and overhead storage. The family bathroom features a bath with shower over, wash hand basin vanity unit, additional built-in cupboards, WC, and towel rail. __________ OUTSIDE The Cottage enjoys a tranquil setting down a country lane, a short distance off the A146/Loddon Road. The property is set back from the road and approached through a 5-bar timber gate onto a gravelled driveway that provides ample off-road parking. Off to the right of the driveway there is a large timber shed/workshop with double timber doors and an adjoining wood store. From the driveway, there is access to the front door of the family room/bedroom 4 that could easily become a self-contained annexe. To the left of the driveway there is a mature laurel hedge, and a timber gate that provides access to the front of the property and the south-east facing garden. The pretty garden is laid to lawn with mature raised beds, a central circular feature bed, and a wide range of plants, trees, and shrubs. There is a beautiful climbing wisteria, which is a really lovely feature. There is a south-west facing brick weave patio with access through a set of French doors into the office/snug. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk Council, Band: E __________ SERVICES P8 Oil-fired central, 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 0.5 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. __________