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Cranworth, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25

££495,000 Guide

3 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

Rarely is there chance to make such an impact on a home, especially one with an abundance of history.

Situated in the heart of the village of Cranworth, is the Old School House, a three bedroom property with connected but unconverted school rooms. The property has been loved by the current vendors for over 35 years and whilst over the last few years it has got too much for them, there is still plenty to love about the property.

Pulling onto the large sweeping driveway with turning circle, offering ample parking for several cars, it is easy to imagine where the teachers would have stood to one side, whilst the school children kicked a ball or skipped rope.

Entering the property through the front we walk into a central hallway, which nicely divides the property. To the right gives entrance to the classrooms, these rooms are differing levels of condition, lessening as we walk through. The first one is being used as a sitting room, whilst the next two are currently used for extra storage. The possibilities here are endless, you could easily knock through and create a large open plan living space, keep them as separate rooms and create a granny annexe, or holiday rental to name a few, subject to the necessary consents.

To other side of the property, we find the old Headmaster's house. Walking through here there are plenty of original features hiding away, but much like the classrooms a little bit of work and imagination is needed. There's a cosy snug with a fireplace, and a kitchen with door into an outdoor storage room. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside, the property sits on a plot approaching half an acre (stms). Whilst it is overgrown in places, you do get the sense that this could be something great. There is a hidden vegetable patch plus small orchard containing apple, pear, plum and peach trees, accessed through a small doorway in a large hedge. There are also two single garages and a woodshed. But as you walk the boundary you get glimpses of the stunning views that could be achieved with a bit of landscaping.

Whilst the property is rundown in areas, it is plain to see it has been a much-loved family home and it doesn't take much to look at similar converted schoolhouses and see what could be achieved with a little bit of hard work and creativity.

For the Old School House, the next chapter awaits…

CRANWORTH A charming and picturesque semi-rural village in the heart of Breckland, ideal for those looking for the quiet country life, whilst still having amenities close by. St Mary's church can be found in the centre of the village and was built during the early 14th century. There is also a village hall and a local family run business, the Mid Norfolk Smokehouse, producing natural oak smoked foods such as crabs and a variety of fish. Cranworth really offers a sense of Norfolk life, surrounded by countryside with beautiful, idyllic walks on your doorstep.

Less than four miles away is the highly desired market town of Hingham. Grand Georgian architecture surrounds the market place and village green. It was in the 18th century when the socialites of high society built and took residence in Hingham that it became fashionably known as "little London". The many and varied local shops have the special character of a small market town but are up-to-date in what they provide. Despite the influence and attractions of neighbouring Norwich, an active and independent town life continues to thrive and grow.

Amenities include a family butcher, The White Hart Hotel, which is a community Boutique Hotel and Country Dining Pub, caf鳬 library, primary school, excellent health centre, Doctors' surgery, dentist and frequent bus services providing access to the surrounding villages and towns of Wymondham, Attleborough, Watton, Dereham and Norwich. The town is located 17 miles from the Cathedral city of Norwich, which has many restaurants, shops, supermarkets and services including an international airport.

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


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING F. Ref:- 4032-6328-9100-0576-9296
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.


Tenure: Freehold





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IP25 6AE

01953 884522

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