High Street, Methwold

For Sale £550,000

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SITUATION & LOCATION Laurel House is a delightful and charming detached Georgian residence, believed to date back to 1750, and occupying an imposing position in the sought after West Norfolk Village of Methwold. Having been much improved and modernised by the present owner since purchasing the property just over twenty years ago, the property is well presented throughout and offers well proportioned ample accommodation including an elegant separate lounge and dining room as well as a comfortable 'snug'. There is a cellar and the large kitchen/breakfast room benefits from an Aga. There is a Utility off. To the first floor there are five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate cloakroom.

The single storey one bedroom annex located to the rear of the property provides useful additional accommodation or could be independently let to provide an income stream. The property boasts pretty well stocked walled gardens at the rear as well as a double garage.

Laurel house is full of charm and character including sash windows and open fireplaces. Modern benefits include oil fired central heating; modern kitchens and bathrooms. It's well proportioned rooms and extensive accommodation are well suited to those purchasers seeking a spacious period home in the village and early viewings are highly recommended.

Lying on the edge of the Thetford Forest, Methwold is a village of traditionally built chalk and flint cottages and houses; a church; secondary and primary schooling; a public house and club; The small village of Methwold Hythe lies approximately 1 mile North-West. The Suffolk market town of Brandon is approximately 7 miles away with Thetford lying approximately 14 miles to the East and Downham Market and King's Lynn lying 11 and 19 miles to the North. The A11, A14 and A10 are within easy reach and provide direct access to London, the Midlands and the North and there are mainline railway stations in the nearby towns of Downham Market and Brandon.

PORTICO With fluted pillars.

RECEPTION HALLWAY With entrance door; solid oak flooring; radiator; under stairs storage cupboard and door giving access to Basement/Cellar.

CELLAR 13' 6" x 11' 1" (4.12m x 3.40m) Radiator

LOUNGE 15' 5" x 15' 7" (4.71m x 4.77m) Sash window to front aspect; open fireplace with carved marble surround and hearth; radiator; matching wall lights; fitted carpet.

DINING ROOM 14' 2" x 15' 7" (4.34m x 4.77m) Radiator; alcove with fitted cupboards and shelving; sash window to front aspect; archway with fitted cupboard and serving hatch to walk-in pantry; fitted carpet.

SNUG 14' 0" x 12' 8" (4.28m x 3.88m) Open brick fireplace with oak surround and mantel; tiled hearth incorporating wood burning stove; Upvc sealed unit double glazed sash window to rear aspect; solid oak floor; matching wall lights; radiator; archway leading to:-

FARMHOUSE STYLE KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 21' 3" x 13' 11" (6.48m x 4.25m) Aga oil fired range cooker with twin ovens and hot plates; hand made floor cupboard unit with antique pine door fronts and solid wood work surfaces incorporating Butler sink; Upvc sash windows to rear aspect; composite door to rear garden; ceramic tiled floor.

UTILITY ROOM 6' 11" x 11' 0" (2.13m x 3.36m) Further range of matching pine fronted wall and floor cupboard units with work surfaces over; single drainer ceramic sink unit with mixer tap; plumbing for automatic washing machine and dishwasher; free standing electric oven; part ceramic tiling to walls; ceramic tiled floor; Upvc sealed unit double glazed window.

WALK-IN PANTRY With shelving; ceramic tiled floor; serving hatch to Dining Room.

BOILER ROOM/REAR LOBBY 13' 5" x 5' 3" (4.09m x 1.62m) Upvc sealed unit double glazed window; wall and floor cupboard units; floor mounted oil fired boiler (serving central heating and domestic hot water); door giving access to rear covered way with archways.

CLOAKROOM With W.C. and washbasin; UPVC sealed unit double glazed window; cushion flooring.

STAIRCASE Leading from Reception Hallway to:-

FIRST FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING With storage cupboard; radiator; access to loft space; fitted carpet.

BEDROOM ONE 16' 0" x 14' 7" (4.88m x 4.47m) Radiator; sash window to front aspect; fitted carpet.

BEDROOM TWO 13' 3" x 13' 2" (4.04m x 4.03m) Radiator; fitted storage cupboard; recess cupboard with shelving; sash window to front aspect; fitted carpet.

BEDROOM THREE 16' 4" x 10' 7" (5m x 3.23m) Radiator; Upvc sealed unit double glazed sash window to rear aspect; stripped pine floor; communicating door to Bedroom four.

BEDROOM FOUR 12' 11" x 10' 6" (3.94m x 3.22m) Radiator; Upvc sealed unit double glazed sash window tor rear aspect; communicating door to Bedroom three; loose carpet laid over exposed floorboards.

BEDROOM FIVE 12' 9" x 7' 8" (3.90m x 2.36m) Sash window to front aspect; radiator; storage cupboard; fitted carpet.

FAMILY BATHROOM 14' 2" x 9' 5" (4.34m x 2.88m into recess) Recently refurbished white suite comprising tiled panelled bath; pedestal wash basin and W.C; tiled shower cubicle with plumbed in shower and glass pivot door; radiator; fully tiled walls; exposed painted floorboards; uPVC sealed unit double glazed windows; access to loft space; airing cupboard with insulated copper cylinder and immersion heater.

BATHROOM TWO 4' 5" x 7' 0" (1.37m x 2.15m) With panelled bath; wash basin and bidet; part tiling to walls; fitted carpet.

CLOAKROOM With W.C. and pedestal wash basin; Upvc sealed unit double glazed window; radiator; pine storage cupboard; cushion flooring.

THE ANNEX This single storey building lies to the rear of the property and is of brick, chalk lump and pantiled construction incorporating:-

OPEN PLAN SITTING ROOM/KITCHEN 8' 9" x 11' 9" (2.68m x 3.59m plus entrance way) With range of wall and floor cupboard units incorporating single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and work surfaces over; electric hob; plumbing for automatic washing machine; Upvc sealed unit double glazed window; airing cupboard with insulated copper cylinder and immersion heater as well as Heatrae Sadia electric boiler; laminate flooring.

BEDROOM 7' 4" x 9' 10" (2.25m x 3m) Radiator; Upvc sealed unit double glazed window; access to loft space; laminate flooring; leading to;-

SHOWER ROOM With tiled shower cubicle incorporating electric shower and bi-fold glass shower screens; radiator; W.C.; wash basin and ceramic tiled floor.

OUTSIDE Laurel House is retained at the front by walling and wrought iron railing. This garden is shingled. Vehicular access is off the High Street over a private lane that lies adjacent to the property and leads through double five bar wooden gates into the garden. A private shingled driveway provides good parking for a number of vehicles and leads to the:-

ATTACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 19' 2" x 14' 4" (5.86m x 4.37m) With twin up and over doors; light and power.

The rear walled garden are extremely well stocked with many varieties of shrubs, bushes and perennials. There is a lawned area as well as a sun terrace at the side with a pergola. This established garden enjoys a sunny Southerly aspect.

SERVICES Mains water and electricity is connected. Septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating system. Electric central heating to radiators to Annexe.

COUNCIL TAX Laurel House - Band E (annual charge 202/23 is £2524.54)
Attached Annexe - Band A (annual charge 2022/23 is a £1377.02)

AGENTS NOTE There is restrictive light to the utility and annexe windows to the south western elevation whilst the former Methodist Chapel situated next to Laurel House is undergoing restoration and conversion.
  • Charming Georgian Residence
  • Delightful Village Location
  • Three Receptions Plus Cellar
  • Kitchen/Breakfast & Utility Room
  • Five Bedrooms & Two Bathrooms
  • Attached One Bedroom Annex
  • Oil Heating & Double Garage
  • Period Features & Fireplaces
  • Pretty Walled Gardens
  • Viewings Highly Recommended
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