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!! CHAIN FREE !! Thurne Cottage is a substantial 5-bedroom family home with annexe potential offering approximately 4000sq.ft. of living accommodation, set in secluded gardens and grounds of 1.18 acres (stms) with a private walled internal courtyard situated just 2.5 miles from the centre of Norwich.


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Thurne Cottage is a substantial 5-bedroom family home with annexe potential offering approximately 4000sq.ft. of living accommodation, set in secluded gardens and grounds of 1.18 acres (stms) with a private walled internal courtyard situated just 2.5 miles from the centre of Norwich. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - Kitchen - Utility room - Boot room - Breakfast room - Sitting/dining room - Study/library - 2nd study - Family room - WC - Store room __________ FIRST FLOOR - Main bedroom with dressing area & en suite - 2nd bedroom dressing room & en suite - 3 further bedrooms - Family bathroom __________ OUTSIDE - Electric gated with tree lined avenue entrance - Landscaped gardens & grounds extending to 1.18 acres (stms) - Fruit cages - Pop-up sprinkler system - Summer house - Workshop - Shed - Walled courtyard with covered pond - Double cart lodge - Double garage - Electric car charging point - Ample off-road parking __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Norwich City Centre: 2.5 miles - Wroxham (The Broads): 5.5 miles __________ SITUATION Thurne Cottage is tucked away and hidden from view within secluded gated grounds on Cannerby Lane. Sprowston lies to the North of Norwich and offers a good selection of amenities, including schooling for all ages, local doctors' surgery, popular shops, supermarkets, pubs, and restaurants. There are excellent public transport links to and from the city centre including the Sprowston Park & Ride service, which is just 1 mile from the property. There is ease of access to the Norwich Ring Road, NDR and Norfolk Broads. The Cathedral City of Norwich is just 2.5 miles from the property. The city 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 and is well known for its excellent shopping, with a combination of independent retailers along with several premium department stores. __________ DESCRIPTION Thurne Cottage is set well back from the road, nestled within extensive and private grounds, and accessed via electric gates which open onto a tree lined driveway leading round to the house, parking area and garaging. The house presents beautifully throughout, with well-proportioned accommodation complete with high specification finishes arranged over two floors. The property is configured in a ''U'-shape around a wonderfully secluded and sheltered walled courtyard, which is ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. The Coach House/garage on the North-East side of this courtyard could (subject to any necessary consents etc) potentially be converted into additional accommodation, and furthermore the "west wing" offers integrated annexe potential if desired. The gardens are beautifully stocked and have mature borders providing seclusion and privacy. We have been informed by our client that the property was originally two cottages with a coach house, forming part of the old Gurney Estate. __________ GROUND FLOOR The spacious entrance hall features wood flooring and a brick fireplace with wood burning stove. The entrance hall leads to the kitchen and boot room and there is a staircase rising to the first floor. Leading off from the main entrance hall there is the original tack room (boot room), off from which there is a separate WC, and door to the double garage/Coach House. The beautiful kitchen was installed approximately 8 years ago and overlooks the front garden. The kitchen comprises of a range of built-in cabinets, a central island and granite worktops. There is an electric range cooker and space for a freestanding dishwasher. The adjoining breakfast room benefits from lovely south facing views and access to the garden. A set of French doors open through to an inner corridor, with a further set of French doors opening out to the walled courtyard. The utility room adjoins the kitchen, and offers built-in cabinetry with a sink, and there is space for freestanding appliances. The gas boiler is housed in the utility room. The spacious sitting/dining room has two large south facing windows and door giving access to the south facing gardens. There is an open fireplace and a door leading through to the study/library, which has an external door opening out to the garden. The west wing of this property does offer annexe potential (subject to planning & necessary consents). Presently, the accommodation offers a second study and a large family room with adjoining WC and storeroom. The family room benefits from a double aspect and has two sets of French doors opening out to both the garden and the walled courtyard. __________ FIRST FLOOR The main bedroom is a lovely spacious room that enjoys an aspect out to the front of the property. There is a dressing area with built-in wardrobes and an adjoining en suite comprising a bath, walk-in shower, wash basin vanity unit, heated towel rail and WC. Bedroom 2 is a large suite offering a sitting/dressing room, a range of built-in wardrobes and an adjoining en suite comprising a bath, wash hand basin, WC, and heated towel rail. There is a skylight in both the dressing room and the bedroom, and a large dormer window in the bedroom overlooks the west facing garden. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom that offers a bath, wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail and storage cupboards. __________ OUTSIDE The house is approached through electric wrought iron gates along a tree-lined tarmac avenue which leads to ample off-road parking, a double garage, and a double cart lodge. The house forms a ''U' shape around a wonderful walled and paved courtyard with pond, which is easily accessible from all ground floor rooms. From the courtyard there are a set of wrought iron gates leading out into the main gardens. The gardens and grounds are a particularly striking feature of this property with attractive planted beds and established borders, and a rich selection of beautiful trees, mature shrubs and established hedges which screen the property effectively. A pop-up sprinkler system with rainwater holding tank and pump has been installed for irrigating the lawn. The double garage/original Coach House has an electric door and is attached to the main property. This could (subject to planning and any necessary consent), form additional accommodation if desired. There is a summer house, large garden shed/workshop, and a smaller shed. In all the grounds extend to approximately 1.18 acres (stms). __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Broadland District Council, Band: F __________ SERVICES Gas central heating, mains electricity, water, and drainage __________ LAND REGISTRY There is one land registry title for this property: NK286929 __________ TENURE Freehold __________ DIRECTIONS From Norwich City Centre, take Palace Street and Whitefriars to Barrack Street/A147. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Barrack Street. Take a left hand turn onto Silver Street (A1511) and drive for approximately 0.6 miles. Turn right onto Cannerby Lane and Thurne Cottage (number 10) is on the right-hand side and is approached through a set of electric wrought iron gates. __________ AGENTS NOTE There is a pond in the walled courtyard. The pond is covered but please be extra vigilant if you are viewing with young children. __________ 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 July 2022