High Street, Brandon

Sold Subject to Contract £650,000

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SITUATION & LOCATION Oak House is an imposing Grade II listed house occupying a central position within the towns' conservation area with frontage onto the High Street. Believed to have been originally a coach house, we understand that the earliest record of the house is 1730. In the 1900's it became the local Doctors house with the adjacent cottage being used as the surgery until the 1970's when it was used as a Bed & Breakfast. In 1984 it became a retirement home for the elderly until 2002 when it became the home of music publishers. Since then it has continued to be a private dwelling house.

Oak house has of course been improved and modernised over the years whilst retaining many period and unique features. Below we have included the description as outlined in the Listed Buildings Register. This specifically focuses on the architectural aspects of the property from the Parapet gables with gable chimneys of gault brick to the Sash windows with segmental arched heads and the eighteenth century moulded cornices and full fielded panelling.

The extensive accommodation is over three floors plus a basement cellar and includes a Drawing room and Dining Room plus kitchen and laundry rooms to the ground floor; five first floor bedrooms, two bathrooms and an en suite to the first floor and a guest suite to the second floor comprising two further bedrooms and a bathroom as well as a kitchen and living room. The principle accommodation has gas heating whilst the guest suite has electric heating. The delightful formal gardens lie to the rear of the property and a driveway to the side leads to a large open bayed double cart lodge.

The sale of Oak House represents a unique opportunity to purchase an outstanding home of character in the town and as it's history suggests, offers the potential for a number of alternative uses or to be enjoyed as a lovely family home. Internal viewings are highly recommended.

Brandon is a small West Suffolk town situated in the heart of the Breckland and the Thetford pine forest. It has a range of shops catering for most day-to-day needs; churches; schools and other facilities including a modern sports complex. Brandon railway station is on the Norwich-Ely line; from Ely connections can be made to services to London, the Midlands and the North. The larger town of Thetford is only six miles away with a sports centre with an indoor swimming and leisure pool complex and a range of other sporting and social clubs and amenities.

RECEPTION HALLWAY 27' 9" x 9' 10" (8.48m x 3.02m) With ceramic tiled floor; radiator; panelling to walls; staircase leading to 1st floor; door with access to cellar.

DRAWING ROOM 17' 4" x 16' 0" (5.29m x 4.90m) Open fireplace with slate hearth, painted timber surround and mantle; recess with cupboard and shelving; some wood panelling; two radiators; wooden floor; sash windows with shutters to front aspect; part glazed door leading to:

STUDY 8' 1" x 7' 11" (2.47m max x 2.43m) With shelving; radiator; fitted carpet.

DINING ROOM 15' 10" x 18' 1" (4.84m x 5.53m) Fireplace with inset woodburning stove and slate hearth, painted timber surround and mantle; two radiators; wood panelling; sash windows with shutters to front aspect; wooden floor; door leading to:

KITCHEN 14' 11" x 12' 5" (4.55m x 3.79m) Fitted range of cupboard units with work surfaces over incorporating 1 1/2 bowl single drainer ceramic sink unit with mixer tap; slot in range oven with six burner gas hob and extractor canopy over; radiator; nonslip flooring; wall mounted Worcester gas fired boiler (serving central heating and domestic hot water to ground and first floor accommodation); concealed secondary staircase leading to first floor.

REAR LOBBY Radiator; ceramic tiled floor; door to rear garden.

CLOAKROOM With WC and vanity wash basin; radiator; ceramic tiled floor; UPVC sealed unit double glazed window.

BOOT ROOM Radiator; ceramic tiled floor; UPVC sealed unit double glazed window.

LAUNDRY ROOM 15' 1" x 11' 1" (4.60m x 3.38m) Further range of matching wall and floor cupboard units with work surfaces over; radiator; secondary glazing; exposed brickwork and stud work; ceramic tiled floor.

UTILITY ROOM 7' 7" x 6' 9" (2.33m x 2.08m) Radiator; range of wall and floor cupboard units with work services over incorporating single drainer ceramic sink unit with mixer tap; plumbing for dishwasher.

STAIRCASE LEADING FROM RECEPTION HALLWAY TO FIRST FLOOR:

LANDING With concealed staircase leading to second floor; part wood panelling; for the carpet.

MASTER BEDROOM 1 15' 11" x 15' 7" (4.87m x 4.76m) (Front Aspect) Fireplace with cast-iron grate; two radiators; sash windows with shutters to front aspect; wood panelling; fitted carpet.

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Tiled shower cubicle with plumbed in shower and bifold door; vanity wash basin and WC; cushion flooring.

BEDROOM 2 14' 11" x 14' 9" (4.57m x 4.50m) (Rear Aspect) Cast-iron fireplace with tiled inset and hearth; bay window with sashes and window seat; wardrobe cupboard; radiator; fitted carpet.

BEDROOM 3 15' 1" x 13' 0" (4.62m x 3.98m) (Rear Aspect) Cast-iron fireplace with timber surround and mantle; sash windows; fitted carpet.

BATHROOM 1 13' 10" x 4' 7" (4.24m x 1.42m) Shower bath with shower mixer over and shower screen; vanity wash basin and WC; sash windows; radiator; cushion flooring.

BEDROOM 4 12' 0" x 10' 10" (3.68m x 3.32m) (Front Aspect) Radiator; sash window; fitted carpet.

BEDROOM 5 14' 8" x 10' 0" (4.48m x 3.05m) (Front Aspect) With communicating door from bedroom four; cast-iron fireplace with timber surround and mantle; radiator; sash windows with secondary glazing; wood panelling; fitted carpet.

BATHROOM 2 10' 6" x 5' 8" (3.22m x 1.74m) Panel bath with plumbed in shower over and glass screen; vanity wash basin and WC; chrome towel rail; radiator; part tiling to walls; laminate tile affect flooring.

CONCEALED STAIRCASE LEADING TO SECOND FLOOR GUEST SUITE:

LANDING ROOM 15' 1" x 13' 6" (4.62m x 4.14m) Electric panel radiator; cupboard with Louvre doors; fitted carpet; sloping ceiling.

BEDROOM 1 15' 0" x 13' 8" (4.58m x 4.17m) Fitted range of wardrobe cupboards along one wall with shelving; electric panel radiator; for the carpet; sloping ceilings.

BEDROOM 2 4.61 x 4.97 Electric panel radiator; for the carpet; sloping ceilings.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 8" x 12' 0" (4.80m x 3.66m) Fitted range of matching wall and floor cupboard units with work services over incorporating single drainer 1 1/2 bowl ceramic sink unit; plumbing for washing machine; slot in electric oven with extractor hood over; pantry cupboard; sloping ceilings.

LIVING ROOM 18' 1" x 15' 9" (5.53m x 4.82m) Electric panel radiator; laminate flooring; sloping ceilings.

INNER LOBBY/DRESSING ROOM

Leading to:

BATHROOM 15' 8" x 12' 6" (4.79m x 3.82m l-shaped extreme measurments) Claw foot roll top bath, Circular shower cubicle with plumbed in shower and glass sliding screens; pedestal wash basin and WC; electric panel radiator; airing cupboard with insulated copper cylinder and immersion heater; radiator; laminate flooring.

OUTSIDE The established formal gardens lie to the rear of Oak House and are predominantly lawned but interspersed with a wide variety of mature shrubs, trees and bushes including ornamentals, a Magnolia, rose arbours, a fig tree and some fruit trees. There are patio areas and well established boundaries including mature conifers. Within the rear garden is a brick built summer house which has light and power.

A concrete driveway in the ownership of Oak House leads off the High Street and provides vehicular access along the side of the garden to an OPEN BAYED DOUBLE GARAGE Within the driveway is access to two outbuildings. A property lying towards the end of this driveway has a vehicular right of way along this drive as well as an allocated parking space.

DOUBLE OPEN BAYED GARAGE

GRADE II LISTING The text below is taken from the Listed Building Register

House, formerly Inn. c.1730. Double-pile plan. 5 windows, 2 storeys with
attics. Gault brick with limestone modillion eaves cornice at front and rear and string at 1st floor. 2-span roof, front section glazed pantiled, rear section Roman pantiled and slated. Elliptical headed dormers with small-pane casements. Parapet gables with gable chimneys of gault brick.

Sash windows with segmental arched heads of gauged brick; the sashes at 1st floor having
original small panes and thick bars, those at ground floor renewed with large
panes. C18 entrance doorway: a moulded broken pediment on console brackets.
Recessed within the doorway is a semi-circular fanlight with thick radial bars.
Limestone steps. C19 half-glazed panelled door. Good original staircase with moulded handrail and turned balusters.

The entrance hall and 4 other roomshave good joinery and moulded cornices of early C18. One parlour has full fielded panelling; two 1st floor rooms have full-height reused early C17 wainscotting, one with a strapwork frieze at cornice level. 2 rooms have good fireplace surrounds
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Listing NGR: TL7839086774

https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101193522-oak-house-brandon#.YoUKI3dFyUk

  • A Grade II Listed House
  • High Street Location
  • Seven Bedrooms Over Three Floors
  • Many Period Features
  • Drawing Room, Dining Room & Study
  • Kitchen, Utility Rooms & Cellar
  • Second Floor Guest Suite
  • Multiple Bathrooms & Gas Heating
  • Established Gardens
  • Double Garage/Cart Lodge
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