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Bintree Road, Billingford, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20

££600,000 Offers in the region of

3 Bedroom Cottage For Sale

As the name suggests, Blacksmiths Cottage would have been the former home for the blacksmith that worked the forge located next door. With the passing of time, the Great Depression and industrialisation the trade slowly became obsolete and so did the associated buildings. The current owners bought the cottage and the forge 30 years ago in very poor condition and over that time have made the property a home and ran part of it as the village pub.

Whilst the property has a front door, like is normal in Norfolk, the owners use the rear door as the main entrance. Here you walk into a utility/boot room, a perfect place to keep the muddy boots and wet jackets after a slow walk through the Norfolk countryside. This room steps nicely into the well-proportioned kitchen diner, a place where many memories were made.

The cottage has two large reception rooms to the front of the property, both with feature fireplaces. Currently these are being used as a sitting room and the other a formal dining room, where the current owners have hosted many meals for family and friends. There is an original staircase in the property and a number of original doors dating back to 1742.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, the principal having a wonderful, exposed brick feature wall, and a modern family bathroom.

To the side and rear of the property is a garden mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs, a summer house on a raised paved patio dining area, parking for several cars, a garage and a cart shed.

There is also a three bedroom annexe to the rear, which the current owners have rented out in the past at £700 pcm. The annexe is made up of a kitchen diner, a family shower room and three bedrooms. The annexe also benefits from a private garden and its own driveway with two parking spaces.

With the separate annexe this property is perfect for multi-generational living or a buyer that would like another source of income.

There is a small piece of land opposite the property which is used as a car park and is available via separate negotiation.

Just down the road from Blacksmiths Cottage is Billingford fishing lakes and around 20 miles away you can find Wells-next-the-Sea and the sought after north Norfolk coastline

DEREHAM Dereham is a busy market town mixing both the new with the old. Free parking allows you time to stroll around seeking out the restaurants, pubs and cafes or for an afternoon shop. There are museums, a leisure centre, golf course and schools within the town, or for the nature lovers take a stroll along the Neatherd Moor and the Vicarage Meadow. Slightly further afield are the ruins of the Saxon Cathedral at North Elmham, the wildlife and Dinosaur Parks, Pensthorpe, a bird lovers paradise and Thetford Forest Park. Norwich has good local transport links with the town, with bus services as regular as every half hour to and from the City. Norwich has an international airport and a mainline rail link to Liverpool Street, London.

To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit and enter in the reference number above. Alternatively, the full certificate can be obtained through Sowerbys.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

COUNCIL TAX Band to be confirmed.

TENURE This is a freehold property.


Tenure: Freehold




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Office Details

Canterbury House
20 Market Place
Dereham, Norfolk
NR19 2AX

01362 693591

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