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Watton Road, Great Hockham, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24

££460,000 Offers over

4 Bedroom Semi-Detached House For Sale

Residing within the historic and picturesque village of Great Hockham, Smithy Cottage can offer a quieter life, yet is so close to local market towns and the charming city of Norwich.

The village has a friendly community, an annual Horne Fair and Bonfire nights celebrations. The local pub, The Eagle, is just a stone's throw from this property - ideal for having dinner with friends or family. This home is set within the heart of The Brecks and has access to the A11 corridor, surrounded by countryside and Thetford Forest close by - offering an array of outdoor activities and picturesque countryside walks.

In an ideal location within the village, Smithy Cottage resides on Watton Road and is close to the central green. As its names suggests, it was formerly the old blacksmith's home and part of the cottage was the forge and the barn homed horses.

The owners have not only sympathetically restored this fabulous home, whilst retaining many of the original features, but taken the opportunity to do the same to the detached barn, improving it to a separate annexe - perfect for those aspiring to run a holiday let or for multi-generational families.

Overall, the entire accommodation extends to approx. 2,388 sq. ft including a sizeable workshop with a commercially fitted kitchen which is currently used by our clients to run their business from home.

Entering the cottage you find a beautifully presented kitchen/dining room with vaulted ceilings, complemented by exposed timbers and fitted skylights. The kitchen area has cottage-style units and integrated appliances including a Neff induction hob, double oven and grill, separate wine chiller and integrated fridge/freezer. The central island is finished in dove grey with a sink, integrated washing machine and dishwasher. There's ample space for a dining table and chairs, making for a wonderful feel with the beamed fireplace housing the wood burner. Oak-effect tiled flooring guides you into the family room, which also benefits from exposed timbers and a vaulted ceiling, with a featured painted flint wall.

An inner hallway leads to the sitting room fitted with an impressive inglenook fireplace, housing a bread oven and tiled hearth. This, alongside the exposed timbers and wood flooring, creates a really calming and relaxed environment - the perfect place to cosy up on those cold winter's evenings.

Leading through into the hallway, fitted with more storage, you arrive at the ground floor shower room and stairs rising to the first-floor landing. The shower room has been recently remodelled with a large step-in tiled shower cubicle, vanity sink unit and WC with tiled flooring.

The impressive dual aspect principal bedroom suite is a real feature of the property; it's fitted with storage and a roll-top claw foot bath with a separate cloakroom and a vanity sink unit either side of the central chimney stack. Bedrooms two and three are also accessed from the first-floor landing.

The one-bedroom detached barn conversion offers versatile accommodation which is ideal for those seeking a multi-generation household.

The open plan kitchen/living area has high gloss kitchen units with butcher-block effect work surfaces, plumbing for a washing machine, integrated fridge and freezer and electric oven and hob, with enough space for comfortable sofa and dining table. There's also a downstairs WC with vanity unit.

Once again, you will find a large triple aspect master suite, flooded with light, with built-in storage and oversized glazed shower cubicle.

Approached from Watton Road, just off the central village green, entering onto a shingled driveway providing ample off-road parking.

A five-bar wooden gate leads into an enclosed, private garden and grants access to both the main cottage, annexe and fitted workshop.

At the bottom of the garden is a large watertight workshop with power and light and also a commercially fitted kitchen with power, light and running water. The garden is laid to lawn with railway sleeper borders, log store and playhouse.

GREAT HOCKHAM A picturesque village, Great Hockham has the village green at its centre. The village currently has a primary school (100 pupils) and a popular pub, The Eagle. There is a church, community hall and playing field on the outskirts of the village and there are also a number of nearby campsites. Within walking distance of the village is Thetford Forest, with its numerous walks and trails (including the Pingo Trail) and the Peddars way forms part of the village's western parish boundary. Hockham is well known for the former Breckland author Christopher Bush (1885-1973), who wrote under both his own name and the pseudonym Michael Home. His Breckland novels give an excellent insight into village life at the turn of the 19th century.

Attleborough is a market town situated within the Breckland district and is located between Norwich and Thetford. The town has a range of amenities including four schools, a town hall, shops, coffee shops, bars, restaurants, takeaway restaurants and a doctors. If you are looking for attractions nearby you will find Banham Zoo, Melsop Farm Park, Hulabaloos and Combat Paintball and every Thursday you will find the local market, which was established in the town as far back as 1226.

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


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING E. Ref:- 8807-4900-7229-2927-1463
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.

TENURE Freehold.

AGENT'S NOTE The Main Cottage has a Flying Freehold. Bedrooms two and three are situated above the ground floor of the neighbouring property.


Tenure: Freehold



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