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Chapel Street, Shipdham, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25


5 Bedroom Cottage For Sale

'Bulwers Cottage' is an elegant, period grade II listed cottage, enjoying a wealth of character and positioned within the popular village of Shipdham in the heart of Norfolk. The property is believed to date back to the 15th century, standing proud on the corner of Chapel Road and Mill Road, overlooking All Saints Church. The cottage was first listed in 1986 and built from a mixture of brick and clay lump construction, underneath a thatch and pantile roof. It should be noted that the property was re-thatched in 2017.

The property has undergone a series of improvements by the current owner, not only sympathetically restoring this property visually, but ensuring the integrity is sound and expanded the living space. The internal accommodation extends to approximately 2,324 sq. ft. set across two floors which are extremely versatile, incorporating spacious living spaces, an annexe and four bedrooms to the main house.

The property is entered through the entrance lobby into the impressive dual aspect sitting/dining room featuring beautiful exposed timbers, along with an exposed brick surround fireplace housing a multi-fuel burner. The recently updated downstairs bathroom is located immediately to your left, having been renovated to a high standard, this includes a four-piece bathroom suite and beautiful parquet flooring. The kitchen and separate utility are accessed from an inner hall, which has been fitted with floor to ceiling storage cupboards. The kitchen houses country-style base units, complemented by wooden worksurfaces, and an exposed brick fireplace, which formerly used to house an electric AGA and has since been replaced by a stylish John Lewis range oven with a gas hob. Furthermore, there is a Belfast sink and a single door out onto the central courtyard. From the sitting room, oak flooring guides you through into the recently converted studio, which is an extremely versatile space with various uses, including an office if working from home. Additionally, the space enjoys views over the central courtyard and links the main house into the annexe.

The upstairs can be accessed via two staircases leading to four double bedrooms, all with unique features such as an exposed brick wall, triangle windows and the generous middle bedroom, which grants access to a sizeable eve space. The principal bedroom benefits from being accessed via a separate split-level staircase and is fitted with an en-suite shower room.

The generous annexe has an independent door out onto the central courtyard and well-appointed accommodation. There is a dual aspect sitting/dining room, featuring an exposed brick fireplace housing a wood-burning stove, along with a fitted kitchen and separate shower room downstairs. The first floor is accessed from the sitting/dining room with a double bedroom and a separate store room.

The courtyard garden can be accessed from a pedestrian side gate and houses a lawned area with established boarders and a central sitting area to enjoy.

SHIPDHAM The village of Shipdham is a mile in length and has a range of everyday facilities including an excellent doctor's surgery, two shops/newsagents, primary school, play group, post office, public house with food and entertainment, a local café ˇnd an old airfield, which is now home to Shipdham Aero Club and museum. The village has bus services to Dereham and Watton. Dereham is just five miles away and has a wide range of facilities and amenities, whilst the city of Norwich is approximately twenty miles away, including a main line rail link to London's Liverpool Street station and an international airport. Attleborough railway station is approximately 9 miles away with a regular service to Cambridge, London and Stansted airport. The village of Bradenham is conveniently situated near Shipdham and has a large village green with a children's play area, an active village hall, two churches (one being medieval) and a village pub. Furthermore, there is a very active and well-known cricket club playing on the village green as well as a bowls and football club.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas central heating and two multi-fuel burners. Telephone line connected and broadband available.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II listed.





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Canterbury House
20 Market Place
Dereham, Norfolk
NR19 2AX

01362 693591

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