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The Hill, Swanton Abbott, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10


4 Bedroom Cottage Sold STC

*ONE OF A KIND HOME STEEPED WITH HISTORY* Minors & Brady are pleased to present this beautiful three/four bedroom detached cottage located in the quaint village of Swanton Abbott. Originally two cottages with a heart-warming back story, this home offers a wealth of characterful space with a one bed self-contained annex and carefully thought out gardens.

SWANTON ABBOTT & THE SURROUNDING AREA Swanton Abbott is a quaint village and civil parish located around 4 miles from the market town of North Walsham, 15 miles from the seaside town of Cromer and 13.5 miles from the main city of Norwich. The village offers a public house called the Jolly Farmers which re-opened in 2011 under new management, village hall and a primary school for ages 4-11 years as well as a village church, further amenities such as local shops, higher age schooling and fuel stations can be found in the neighbouring village of Badersfield and Felmingham alongside the main towns such a North Walsham and Cromer. Swanton Abbott provides a range of countryside walks and public footpaths for locals to enjoy.

ABOUT EMILY COTTAGE Emily Cottage has a unique story behind it. This property was once two cottages (around 1850) and was converted into one spacious home in 1992. Upon renovation the home the owners at the time discovered all the original details which had been covered up over the years of decoration by various owners, things like Norfolk pamment tiles have been used to restore the cottage. Since converting the two cottages, the detached home has been extended a further four times with the addition of Olive Cottage - the one bedroom annex, perfect for a holiday let or multi-generational living.

There was a post on the drive covered in ivy and on one side was a painted face, which locals told us had been there for 40 years and was called 'Emily'. When children walked past her on their way to school they used to touch her and everyone in the village knew about her - so that was it - Emily Cottage.

BOOT ROOM The boot room/main entrance can be accessed on the south side of the property, just off the shingle driveway. It provides a delightful vaulted ceiling with original beams and roof light, pamment tiles, latch-hook wood door to the utility and a solid wood entrance door with a subtle stained glass window.

UTILITY ROOM Conveniently based near the kitchen and boot room with additional units and space for a range of white goods, a stainless steel sink, window to the rear which looks over the rear garden and door to the WC.

WC Offers a low level WC and hand wash basin plus a window to the side.

GARDEN ROOM 12' 3" x 12' 2" (3.73m x 3.71m) A delightful room to relax and enjoy views of the garden. Pamment tile flooring can be found throughout whilst French doors open to the garden and are flanked by floor to ceiling windows but the eye-catching feature of this room is the arched stained glass window with the face of 'Emily'. From this room you can reach the kitchen/breakfast room.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 21' 9" x 12' 4" (6.63m x 3.76m) This large family room epitomises a cottage kitchen, units that were fitted around 5 years ago contrast wonderfully with the darker wood finished within the room, and have been fitted with a sink and drainer, double oven and twin stoves and an induction hob then offers spaces for an American style fridge-freezer and dishwasher. Throughout the L-shaped room you can find terracotta tiles, exposed beams, a feature wood burner with brick fireplace, window to the front, built-in cupboard/pantry and open access into the reception room and sitting room.

OPEN PLAN RECEPTION ROOM 13' 9" x 11' 7" (4.19m x 3.53m) A versatile space incorporating terracotta tiled flooring, carpeted stairs rising to the first floor and a wide set of floor to ceiling windows which look out over the garden and surrounding wildlife. Access to the study can be found from this room.

SITTING ROOM 23' 5" x 11' 10" (7.14m x 3.61m) This double aspect sitting room follows the deign theme of the rest of the property with exposed beams, feature wood burner and brick fireplace and wood flooring.

STUDY 11' 6" x 11' 0" (3.51m x 3.35m) Another versatile space which is currently used as an office, sloping ceilings hold exposed beams and there is a window to the rear which overlooks the garden. The room could also be used a fourth bedroom if needed.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Galleried with fitted carpet throughout, exposed brick walls, two windows to the front and doors to all rooms.

BATHROOM The main family suite comprising a stand alone roll top bath, walk-in corner shower cubicle, bidet, hand wash basin with cupboard underneath and a low level WC plus partly panelled walls, wood effect flooring, extractor fan and a window to the rear.

MASTER BEDROOM 16' 5 max" x 12' 6" (5m x 3.81m) This generous master suite provides wood flooring throughout, a good-sized walk in wardrobe, double doors opening to the master en-suite and a window to the side.

EN-SUITE A wow-factor room, much larger than the usual en-suite comprising a walk-in shower cubicle, his'n'hers hand wash basin built into a vanity unit, a bidet and a low level WC plus partly tiled walls and tiled flooring, spotlighting, loft access and a window to the side.

BEDROOM TWO 13' 1" x 8' 9" (3.99m x 2.67m) Double bedroom including a built-in wardrobe space and window to the rear which over looks the garden.

BEDROOM THREE 12' 6" x 7' 10 min" (3.81m x 2.39m) Wood flooring throughout and windows facing to front and rear.

OLIVE TREE COTTAGE APPROX. 476 SQFT Tucked away in a private area of the plot is a self-contained one bedroom annex which is of brick and flint construction. Perfect for providing your own holiday let or space for additional generations of your family.

SITTING ROOM 15' 0" x 9' 6" (4.57m x 2.9m) A formal space with window to the side, French doors opening to it's own private garden which offers low level picket fencing, terrace seating area and flower beds.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 12' 6" x 8' 0" (3.81m x 2.44m) Fitted with a range of units and necessary integrated appliances as well as a sink and drainer plus two windows and door leading out.

BEDROOM 9' 2" x 8' 5" (2.79m x 2.57m) Space for a double bed and a window to the side.

SHOWER ROOM Complete with a walk-in shower, low level WC and a hand wash basin plus window to the side.

EXTERIOR Emily Cottage is set well off the road and is approached via an initially shared shingle drive before leading onto the drive through double five bar timber gates. The drive opens up to provide a large shingle forecourt which provides plenty of off-road parking for several vehicles. The east facing landscaped gardens have been planned out carefully with large areas of lawn placed in-between with deep garden beds containing a fabulous selection of mature plants and shrubs. A shingle pathway also guides you to the rear of the garden, flanked by lavender, where you discover a covered terrace and two greenhouses. Mature trees can also be found throughout the garden including willow, birch, pine, bay, ash and holly. Additional outbuildings include a large timber storage shed, to the rear of which is a timber framed cart bay style garage. From the rear gardens you adjoin open farmland affording stunning views over the surrounding area. Leading directly off the rear of the main residence is an extensive terrace, beyond which is a pretty sunken lawn area with raised beds. In all, the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 0.6 acres.

AGENTS NOTE We understand the property will be sold freehold, connected to mains electricity and water. Septic tank drainage and oil central heating.

DISCLAIMER: We endeavour to make our adverts accurate and correct, and ask our sellers to approve these details prior to going to market, however these do not form any part of a contract and any buyers are advised to check the details upon viewing, including any specifications, sizes and what's included on their fixtures and fittings forms when purchasing.



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