A wonderful opportunity to purchase this charming detached period house, once a blacksmiths Cottage and work shop and dating back to the late 1700's. Offering comfortable and well presented accommodation throughout with many period features, an enclosed cottage garden, excellent parking and a coverted garage/studio, early viewings are highly recommended.
SITUATION&LOCATION Dating back to the late 1700's, Willow Cottage, originally a Blacksmiths cottage and workshop, is pleasantly located within the popular and sought after Norfolk village of Northwold. Situated adjacent Pinfold Lane, this unique and charming detached period house, whilst having been much improved and modernised by the current owners, includes many of its period features which remain in tact including oak beams and joists as well as the lovely honed chalk lump faced walls, brickwork and pantiled roof. These recent improvements have included the complete refurbishment of the ground floor bathroom; the kitchen and breakfast room have been redesigned; a cosy wood burning stove installed in the sitting room and the property has been redecorated throughout with some new carpets laid. Other benefits include a full oil fired central heating system with an external oil fired boiler and Upvc double glazing throughout.
Attached to the front of the house is a substantial single storey chalk lump, brick and pantiled building that has been restored and converted to provide an insulated and sound proofed music/recording studio. There is an electric roller garage door to the front and if so desired this building could easily be reinstated as a garage or workshop.
The gardens include an enclosed formal garden to the rear as well as a private shingled courtyard, concealed by substantial double timber gates. The front garden is retained by wrought iron railings with double gates providing vehicular access and good additional parking.
The sale of this delightful home offers purchasers an excellent opportunity to acquire a love home of character in the village and early viewings are recommended.
Northwold is a Norfolk village containing all the usual village amenities including a primary school; a social club and church. The town of King's Lynn, with its range of shopping facilities, lies approximately 19 miles to the North and the market towns of Brandon and Thetford are located to the South, 7 and 12 miles respectively.
ENTRANCEHALL With composite entrance door; under stairs, storage cupboard; radiator; exposed brick feature to some walls; exposed beams; UPVC sealed unit double glazed window and radiator to half landing; laminate flooring; staircase to first floor.
WALK-INBOOTROOM With clothes and boot storage.
GROUNDFLOORBATHROOM8' 0" x 7' 10" (2.46m x 2.40m) Shower bath with shower mixer and plumbed in rain shower over; vanity wash basin, with drawers below, concealed W.C; radiator; recessed ceiling lighting; UPVC sealed unit double glazed window; cushion flooring.
SITTINGROOM18' 7" x 12' 0" (5.67m x 3.67m) Brick fireplace with flagstone hearth and oak mantle beam, incorporating inset woodburning stove; two radiators; UPVC sealed unit double glazed windows with roller blinds; exposed joists and beams; matching wall lights; fitted carpet.
DININGROOM12' 0" x 10' 2" (3.67m x 3.11m) Radiator; exposed brick chimney feature; exposed joists; two matching wall lights; UPVC sealed unit double glazed window; fitted carpet.
BREAKFASTROOM19' 4" x 8' 2" (5.91m x 2.49m) Cupboard units with work surfaces over and drawers; inset electric slot in oven; plumbing for dishwasher; radiator with cover; Velux window ; recessed ceiling, lighting; UPVC sealed unit double glazed window; UPVC sealed unit of glazed door to outside; cushion flooring.
KITCHEN12' 6" x 7' 6" (3.82 m x 2.31m) Fitted range of floor cupboard units with work surfaces over incorporating single bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap; plumbing for washing machine and space for fridge freezer; exposed joists; floor mounted Worcester oil fired boiler (serving central heating and domestic hot water); UPVC sealed unit double glazed door to rear garden; cushion flooring.
BEDROOMONE18' 8" x 11' 10" (5.70m x 3.61m) Two radiators, UPVC sealed unit double glazed windows; fitted carpet.
BEDROOMTWO12' 6" x 9' 6" (3.82m x 2.91m) Radiator; UPVC sealed unit double glazed window; open fronted storage cupboard; fitted carpet.
BEDROOMTHREE7' 9" x 10' 5" (2.38m x 3.18m) L-shaped room - Radiator; UPVC sealed unit double glazed window; fitted carpet.
OUTSIDE The property occupies a corner location with frontage onto the Methwold Road and Pinfold Lane. Vehicular access is off Methwold Road through double wrought iron gates. This part of the garden is retained by rought iron railings and provides a good parking area for a number of vehicles Otherwise this area of garden has been left to grow naturally to encourage wild flowers, bees, butterflies and other natural species of wildlife. Access to the garage/studio is from this garden.
STUDIO/GARAGE22' 11" x 10' 8" (7.0m x 3.27m) Approximate measurements Of chalk lump, brick and pantiled construction this building has an electric garage roller door and could be easily utilised as a garage. However, it is currently converted, insulated and sound proofed to provide a music and recording studio for the current owners. There is also a Upvc double glazed window with internal manual white roller door as well as a personnel door to the side with external roller door onto the shingled courtyard. Drainage is still in place to the internal store room which once included a separate WC.
Beyond this garden there are a pair of substantial timber gates that provide further vehicular access into an enclosed and secure private shingled courtyard. This provides access into the main house, the studio and the formal rear garden.
The formal garden is enclosed by a mixture of fencing, established shrubs and bushes and some Laurel hedging. This garden is chiefly lawned and includes the oil tank and external oil fired boiler. Within the garden is a:
TIMBERSTORE/WORKSHOP11' 3" x 9' 3" (3.45m x 2.84m)
SERVICES Mains water and electricity is connected. Septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating.