4 Bedroom House Sold
Guide Price £425,000-£450,000
Built around 80 years ago and originally the home for the senior Officer of the RAF, this property has unusually had only 3 owners. Situated on a tree-lined crescent on the outskirts of the market town of Watton, being within a mile distance, this property has a feeling of elegance and maturity. The architecture is of Neo-Georgian type and dates back to 1939 when the RAF used the area as a base during World War II. The properties were sold off privately around the mid-1970s, with 7 on the crescent all privately owned.
The current owners have been renovating this property and have restored many of the wonderful original features within the house, accentuating the period features with reclaimed items too. Mixed alongside modern additions, this property is both elegant, tasteful and yet retains an edge, with its own unique history.
With UPVC Georgian style sash windows and architrave detailing the main front door, this is a handsome property on approach. Upon entering, a tiled porchway and spacious entrance hall laid with wood flooring leads to the ground floor reception rooms, W.C. and the stairs to the first floor. The sitting room and dining room being at the front of the property are both worthy of mention. The traditional sitting room has an open fire place with attractive tiled fireplace surround and a beautiful sash style bay window overlooking the tree lined crescent. The high ceilings give a feeling of grandeur and space and picture rails decorate both the sitting room and dining room, complimenting the sash windows.
At the rear of the property is the kitchen and family room/second sitting room. The traditional kitchen/breakfast room is a wonderful room arranged around a warming Esse Range cooker. The kitchen subtly depicts a time of history retaining original features such as the superbly and painstakingly restored original kitchen dresser, the original tiled and wooden flooring and the fantastic walk in larder. From the kitchen is a useful laundry/ utility area which requires some finishing. Providing further reception space, the family room is a cosy yet bright room enjoying a decorative open fireplace and sliding patio doors to the garden. Extended in 1985, the original function of this room was the Batman's quarters (airman assigned to a commissioned officer).The property still retains the original tradesmen's doorbell, accessed via the rear courtyard.
Upstairs the feeling of space is continued, accentuated by the well-proportioned rooms and high ceilings. The master bedroom enjoys plenty of light and views over the crescent with a sash style bay window. There are also fitted wardrobes. Across the hall, the guest bedroom is equally as light and airy with two sash windows to the front. The bedroom also conveniently has a traditional style wash basin in keeping with the era of the property, and fitted wardrobes. There are two further bedrooms both with fitted wardrobes, a family bathroom and a W.C. There is potential for further improvement in some areas on the first floor.
Outside, the gardens are a particular area of enjoyment for the current owners. They have vastly improved the rear garden by landscaping the previously plain lawn to include gravelled walkways and a central focal pathway, bordered by espaliered quince, cherry and roses, alongside a broad selection of seasonal flowering perennials. There is a well-stocked vegetable garden, 5 seating/patio areas, generous compost bins, a summerhouse and a greenhouse, mature trees, shrubs and borders. The current owners have also installed a spacious, fenced-off chicken coop, which could be adapted to preference. The garden is enclosed by close-board fencing. To the side of the property are the original brick built outbuildings and courtyard where bins are stored.
The front of the property has lawns to the front and side. There is potential to create further off-road parking. There is also a single garage en-block and parking space in front, as per the original design of the Officers houses. Also, a separate standalone wood construction garage, currently used as a shed and storage area.
WATTON The market town of Watton has a range of amenities including a post office, supermarket, chemist, infant, junior and secondary schools, health clinic, medical practice and dental surgery. 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.
The thriving historic market town of Swaffham is situated approximately 11 miles away. There is an extensive range of local amenities including a Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, further shops, pubs and restaurants, three doctors surgeries and primary, secondary and higher schools together with a variety of leisure and sports activities including an excellent Golf Club. The town has an extremely popular Saturday market and many interesting historic buildings including the parish church and 'The Buttercross'.
COUNCIL TAX Band E.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas central heating.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING E. 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.
AGENT'S NOTE The vendor has secured their onwards purchase which has no further chain.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 31980
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