2 Bedroom Cottage Sold STC
A Grade ll Listed property in the heart of the popular village of Dersingham which once formed one of five original manor homes. Built in 1671, 5E Manor Road was once part of Westhall Manor, now a neighbouring property, and is steeped in rich history.
The cosy and attractive cottage is perfectly placed to walk to local shops or explore the north Norfolk coast.
Once at the bustling centre of the village with the nearby stream supplying the wash house and blacksmith, the cottage, itself having previously been used as a workhouse, is now nestled down a peaceful lane, and although the surroundings may have changed over the years, its charm certainly has not.
A handy front porch leads to a spacious lounge which has a central open fireplace and a rarely seen bread oven built into the wall. Within the lounge is also a blocked door that leads into Westhall Manor which could easily be reopened and made into one dwelling again, subject to the relevant permissions. Following on from the lounge is a downstairs bathroom and kitchen.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms with the main bedroom leading onto another room that could made into a bigger bedroom or even a nursery/ walk in wardrobe. A standout feature of 5E is a spacious converted loft room that three generations of the same family have used as a playroom creating many happy memories.
Outside the front of the property is gravelled, with shrubs and flowers, and enjoys evening sun and sunsets. The rear garden is adjacent to the property and runs down to the stream which was once used as the village water source and for the wash house.
The current owners have created many happy memories by having the property as a second home but have also carried out major works including compete replacement of the roof and fully boarding the loft creating a large useable space or even an additional bedroom (STPP).
There is an opportunity to acquire the two attached neighbouring cottages, and the potential to convert these back into one dwelling, subject to the relevant permissions.
Rarely does an opportunity come around to own such a charming property in the centre of such a popular village on the edge of the north Norfolk coast.
DERSINGHAM 'The perfect village' is how many locals lovingly describe Dersingham which is well-serviced with a primary and junior school, GP surgery, library, Post Office, a butcher, supermarket, newsagent, garden centre, Chinese restaurant and a smashing fish and chip shop - all within a relatively compact 5.6 sq mile radius!
Coupled with this is the village's superb position, just 7.5 miles from King's Lynn with a direct rail line to London King's Cross, making it ideal for country-loving commuters. Alternatively, go east and discover north Norfolk's sandy beaches at Snettisham, Heacham or Hunstanton, just a few minutes' drive away.
With plenty of traditional carrstone cottages and large period properties, including a loop of highly desirable detached homes surrounding Fern Hill and along Shernbourne Road, there are newer developments including the ever-popular Sandringham Estate with a good mix of property sizes.
Dersingham has grand neighbours as the village borders the Sandringham Estate, home to the Queen's Norfolk residence, and the road follows onwards to Anmer where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a country home - Prince George was often spotted playing under the Duchess' watchful eye at Dersingham's Playground as a youngster, and the village's recreation ground is a central spot for many local community events.
There's easy access to Sandringham's trails from the edge of the village offering plenty of ways to explore the estate - escape the heat of the beach on a hot summer's day with a cooling cycle ride, or admire autumn's colourful display with a woodland walk that leads little ones to the children's play area and its impressive 26ft water tower. Build their knowledge of nature further at Dersingham Bog National Nature Reserve where they can adventure marshland, heathland and woodland.
Despite its grand neighbours, Dersingham has a homely feel with a strong community served by a newly renovated village hall with a regular calendar of social events. There are two thriving pubs, The Feathers and Coach & Horses, the latter of which is regularly celebrated by CAMRA for its award winning selection of traditional ales.
It's easy to see why Dersingham holds so much appeal, particularly among doctors and front-line workers working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, just 7.5 miles away, offering a superb place to enjoy the best of coast and country.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity, water and drainage. Electric storage heating.
COUNCIL TAX Band B.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II listed.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 39176
No EPC available for this property
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