4 Bedroom House Sold
Sowerbys are delighted to be offering a unique chance to own a beautiful and historical property of Neo-Georgian Architecture, dating back to the 1930's when the Royal Airforce were based at Watton for World War II. The Airbase closed in the mid 1970's, but the officers houses remained. This property is an attractive tree lined crescent of traditional officers houses, each one presenting a feeling of grandeur and elegance.
The current owners have extensively and lovingly restored this property, including replacing the boiler/ heating system, plumbing and electrics. There are double glazed windows throughout, and the property itself has high ceilings and is spread over two floors. There is a showcase open plan kitchen/breakfast area, which benefits from a solid oak kitchen, French marble worktops and an island.
The impressive façade has a grand front door, which leads into an elegant porch and entrance hallway with Victorian style porcelain tiled floor. Leading off from the entrance hallway to the front of the property is a beautiful formal dining room with a bay window, an open fire with marble surround and hearth, and an updated solid oak floor.
The showcase room is the large open plan kitchen/ breakfast room, with double aspect windows and leading to the large family conservatory, this room is the hub of the house. The current owners have installed a high-end tasteful oak kitchen, topped with French marble worktops and a limestone effect porcelain tiled floor. There is also a large matching island with a sink. The kitchen has fully fitted integrated appliances, including a Wolf oven hob, Liebher wine cooler, Seimens dishwasher, Miele oven/grill/warming plate, and a Miele double oven. There is also space for a large American style fridge freezer, currently housing a Samsung double fridge available by separate negotiation. There is a separate utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier, space for drying and a door leading to an inner courtyard, in turn leading to the front and rear of the property.
The sitting room is tastefully decorated and benefits from triple aspect windows. The wood burning stove is set in a attractively tiled surround and mantle. Leading from the sitting room is a large and light study An original staircase leads to a light and airy landing with four bedrooms, a family bathroom and a walk-in storage cupboard.
A very generous master bedroom features a matching bay window and a second window overlooking the rear garden. The en-suite has been tastefully renovated to a high standard and provides a large walk-in shower, sink unit with storage and a W.C. The large double guest bedroom and bedroom three have fitted wardrobes. Bedroom four is currently used as a nursery and also has a fitted wardrobe/ cupboard space. The family bathroom is spacious and provides a large walk-in shower, a bath, sink unit with an abundance of storage and a W.C.
Outside, this family sized home offers a secure lawned garden measuring 1/3rd of an Acre (STMS) with Indian sandstone paving and patio, landscaped by the current owners. There is an integral garage, a second garage en-block and most fascinatingly included with the property, is a large 40ft in length underground air raid shelter, which the current owner comments would be ideal for wine storage!
WATTON The market town of Watton has a range of amenities including a post office, supermarket, chemist, infant, junior and secondary schools. There is a weekly market with lots to offer. For golf enthusiasts, Richmond Park Golf Club has an 18-hole course, driving range and practice green. Furthermore, there is a sports centre which offers a fitness suite, all weather courts, badminton, squash and snooker facilities. Watton is surrounded by beautiful Norfolk countryside and woodlands including Thetford Forest and Wayland Wood. The nearest train station is 8.5 miles away at Harling Road with a regular service to Norwich, 34 minutes, and the journey to Cambridge taking about 54 minutes.
The market town of Dereham is approximately 10 miles away with restaurants and cafés, museums, a leisure centre, golf course and schools. Thetford, Norwich and King's Lynn are all within an easy reach providing a wide choice of shopping and leisure venues. Norwich has good local transport links with the town and has an international airport and a mainline rail link to Liverpool Street, London.
COUNCIL TAX Band E.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas central heating.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING C. The reference number or full certificate can be obtained from Sowerbys upon request.
To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit https://www.epcregister.com/ and enter in the reference number.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 30005
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Guide Price £475,000