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Market Street, Shipdham, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25

££375,000 Offers in the region of

2 Bedroom Cottage For Sale

Situated in the ever popular and highly sought-after village of Shipdham, this truly magnificent example of a listed period cottage is steeped in history, with an abundance of character and a wealth of wonderful, retained features to be discovered throughout. Situated in an excellent position close to the village centre, the cottage enjoys stunning westerly views over the paddocks to the rear. Originally thought to date back to 1750 and possibly beyond, Erwin Cottage, Villiers Cottage and an Unnamed Cottage which adjoin one another, were originally one house and are thought to be some of the most historic properties in Shipdham. In more recent years, the current owners have set about restoring the cottage with a 'no expense spared' approach, designed to ensure that the charming features were not only retained, but would become stunning focal points within this beautiful home. In 2020 the current owners realised planning permission to convert the outbuildings and stable block, which sit to the rear of Erwin Cottage. Paired with a further extension, they have been able to create a home which perfectly blends the old with the new, whilst almost doubling the footprint of the property. In doing so creating the lavishly presented family home which we see today, enjoying all of the modern features which one might desire.

The careful and considerate improvements include an exhaustive list of works, which have been completed to an exacting standard, incorporating high quality finishes, whilst enhancing the character and protecting the wonderful features to be discovered throughout the home. Accommodation comprises a beautiful snug with the original inglenook fireplace and an inset wood-burning stove, and flagstone flooring to the front of the property, moving through into a stunning kitchen with Onyx granite worksurfaces, a central island, Butler sink and all of the integrated appliances you might expect. This room opens into a wonderful dining space and then into the vaulted ceiling sitting room with exposed oak beams and a stand-out glazed gable end, which makes the best of the stunning views over the private gardens and paddocks beyond!

Moving back into the original parts of the home, the first floor accommodation enjoys two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The first floor contains a wealth of exposed timbers and even some gently sloping floors, which are a must have in a character cottage!

The property is approached from Market Street onto a large, shingled driveway, which provides ample parking for a potential of four vehicles. A gateway leads you into the highly secluded rear gardens, which are such an important feature of this beautiful home. Again, the current owner's no expense spared attitude is very apparent, with the gardens having been extensively landscaped. Multiple areas have been designed to be enjoyed at differing times of the day, with a patio extending from the side of the property, a raised deck, timber framed gazebo with seating, and an excellent summer house with power and lighting to enjoy on those cooler evenings! Even a hot tub area for those who delight in relaxing, whilst watching the sunset over the westerly facing paddocks beyond.

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 electricity, water and drainage. Mains gas fired central heating. Telephone and broadband connections.


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

AGENT'S NOTE This is a freehold property.


Tenure: Freehold




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Canterbury House
20 Market Place
Dereham, Norfolk
NR19 2AX

01362 693591

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