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Former RAF home comes to the market!

Published: 20/04/2020

A unique, former RAF squadron leader’s house has come to the market. The historical property is of Neo-Georgian architecture and dates back to 1930’s when RAF Watton used the area as a base during WWII. Even its position in the aptly named ‘Trenchard Crescent’ has a military connection - it was named after the ‘father of the RAF’ Hugh Montague Trenchard, a British officer who was instrumental in establishing the air force.

Opening back in 1937, RAF Watton was primarily used as a bomber airfield, the home of RAF Bomber Command squadrons. It is believed that all houses in the crescent were built for RAF staff, however after the war, the base was used by the army during the 1990’s before being closed and sold off for housing.

‘Little Breck House’ is thought to have been built in a Georgian style to reflect the grandeur of the squadron leader. The leader even had his own ‘batman’, a name given to an airman who was assigned as a personal servant to that leader. They would carry out many duties for him, such as prepare uniform, run errands, act as a bodyguard and ultimately expected to die for him in combat.

The fascinating property has only ever had three owners. The current owners have renovated the property and restored many of the wonderful original features within the house, accentuating period features with reclaimed items.

The distinctive home boasts spacious accommodation including four bedrooms, three reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, utility, two W.C.’s and a family bathroom.

The property is both elegant and stylish, with a generously sized landscaped enclosed garden and outbuildings. The property also has a single garage en-block and a parking space in front, as per the original design of the Officer’s houses.

Contact our Watton office to arrange a virtual viewing of this property: / 01953 884522.

Find out more about the property here.

Read the EDP article here.