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Eastgate Street, North Elmham, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20

££695,000 Guide

5 Bedroom Cottage For Sale

Located perfectly in the village, only a short walk from the popular village pub, The King's Head, and the local shop we find 37 Eastgate Street. A wonderful example of a period cottage that has been brought up to modern times, it still retains a lot of the charm and character you would expect to find in a property of this age. In fact one of the previous owners was a cabinet maker and in his own way was able to pay homage to the original wooden supporting beams by adding many wonderful wooden features throughout the property.

The main property is a detached four-bedroom brick and flint cottage, and a separate one bedroom self-contained annexe is neatly positioned to the rear.

With the front door typically saved for visitors, the current owners normally enter the home to the rear, into the boot room which is wonderfully practical for dogs and muddy boots after a long coastal walk. The adjoining shower room is an additional convenience.

The dining room features a striking curved staircase leading to the first floor and is bright and spacious. It's perfectly placed for family meals or entertaining guests, with the kitchen adjacent. There's plenty of space in the kitchen too, and it's very practically laid out, with character added by some of the beautiful beams which appear throughout the property.

The large open plan living room is naturally divided by a wide open archway, with one side having been used as a family sitting room and the other as a quiet reading room with comfy chairs. It's a bright an open room to enjoy all year round and incredibly versatile, but in the winter the open fire creates a cosy family space.

Upstairs there are four double bedrooms: the primary having sole use of a bathroom en-suite and also featuring spectacular wooden beams and a fireplace.

Behind the house is a one bedroom self-contained annexe with a well proportioned 'L' shaped living room, a separate kitchen and shower room, and a patio area to the rear. In the past this has been a great space for the children to spend time with friends away from the rest of the family, but it could be easily run as a holiday rental.

There's also a brick-built office with power, perfect for home working but also ideal to double up as a games room or home gym.

Outside and to the rear of the property is a large garden that wraps around the main house, with a more formal English country cottage garden to the front divided by a fence to a large lawned area with two wooden sheds and a long workshop. To the other side of the property is a large shingle driveway with parking for several cars.

NORTH ELMHAM Lying on west bank of the River Wensum, North Elmham has the Medieval church of St Mary, which stands next to the grounds of the old cathedral and the ruins of the Bishops Chapel close by.

There is a primary school, pub, doctor's surgery, post office and tea room, tennis club and a convenience store. Dereham is approximately five miles away, a busy market town, with a good range of shops, restaurants and cafes. There is also a golf course, swimming pool, secondary schools, hospital and a cinema.

Dereham is a classic country market town and an architectural haven with plenty of Georgian gems set on generous plots, blended with more recent developments.

Mentioned in The Domesday Book, Neolithic and Iron Age relics have been discovered in the area and the town is believed to lie on an ancient road with 1,000 Roman coins discovered nearby in 2004. The town's recorded history dates back to 645AD when a monastery was founded by St Withburga and the town is said to derive its name from a miracle by the saint.

In the eighth century, it is said that the youngest daughter of Anna, King of East Anglia, prayed for a miracle during a famine and two deers appeared every day to provide milk for the nunnery she had founded. When a huntsman tried to snare the deer, he was thrown from his horse - believed to be an act of divine retribution - and killed. The hunt is depicted on a town sign at the entry to Butter Market from the High Street.

Today, a twice weekly market, on Tuesdays and Fridays, along with a strong cohort of independent and specialist shops and free parking make the town a fabulous place for an afternoon spent browsing. Youngsters will relish a trip to Starlings toy store, and Roys department store, a family run business since 1895, is a one-stop shop for just about everything you need.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating, with dual systems heating the house and annexe either together or separately.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING E. Ref:- 0820-1909-1209-7179-0204
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 well has an automatic pumped system to water the garden and supply all toilet cisterns. To be environmentally friendly, the property cleverly uses the water from the well to flush the toilets and can also be used to water the garden.


Tenure: Freehold





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Canterbury House
20 Market Place
Dereham, Norfolk
NR19 2AX

01362 693591

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