Billingford Road, North Elmham

Offers in Excess of £400,000

In Summary

Status: Completed
Location: North Elmham, Norfolk

Property Type:

Semi-detached cottage
3/4 Bedrooms
2 / 3 Reception Rooms
2 Bathrooms


Three / four bedroom semi-detached cottage - Extended and improved - Beautifully presented - Kitchen / dining room with river views - Off-road parking - Grounds approx 1/3 acre - Character features - South-facing garden - Popular Norfolk village

If you’re searching for the perfect home with the countryside on your doorstep, this delightful three/four bedroom Victorian semi-detached cottage could be exactly what you’re looking for!

Located on the outskirts of the popular and well-served village of North Elmham, this delightful semi-detached cottage was originally constructed in the 1870s and has been extended and improved to offer a wonderfully spacious and characterful home.

With south-facing grounds extending to approximately 1/3 acre and bounded by the River Blackwater to the south, this charming cottage benefits from views over open countryside and is a haven for wildlife lovers.


A shingled driveway provides off-street parking for several vehicles to the front and side of the property, which nestles comfortably behind a timber picket fence. Entering through the front door and passing under a timber porch, the welcoming hallway is a relatively recent addition to the property, with stairs leading up to the first floor, plenty of storage and convenient access to a ground-floor shower room.

Passing into the main part of the cottage through one of the many traditional timber doors in this home, you enter the cosy and inviting kitchen dining room, with incredible views across the gardens and countryside beyond, and an oil-fired Rayburn stove which assures a warm welcome all year round.

The living room is a generous space, bright and airy with two sash windows to the front aspect, a feature fireplace and fitted storage shelves, whilst to the rear of the ground floor is a further reception room, currently in use as a ground floor bedroom, but with equal potential as a study or snug.

On the first floor are two further double bedrooms and a single bedroom, each with its own character and charm. The master bedroom has a doorway leading to the first floor bathroom, which can also be accessed from the landing.

Home workers or keen hobbyists have their choice of accommodation in this property with a purpose-built studio in the back garden, benefiting from wonderful views of the countryside beyond.

With a generous patio area directly to the rear of the property, and a mature garden well-stocked with Ash, Apple, Oak, Silver Birch and Ornamental Cherry trees, this garden is a delight in the summer months and still retains structure and interest year-round.

The village of North Elmham offers two public houses, a primary school, doctor’s surgery, post office and tea room, with further amenities including high schools and a range of independent shops in the market town of Dereham, approximately five miles away.

Viewing is highly recommended, and is exclusively available through Pendefords – the Individual Property Specialists.

On the Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Smooth plastered ceiling, timber entrance door to front aspect, UPVC double glazed windows to front, side and rear aspects, stairs to first floor with understairs storage cupboard, radiator, vinyl flooring. Doors to:

Ground Floor Shower Room

Stained glass window to front aspect, smooth plastered ceiling, dual flush W.C., vanity washbasin with mixer tap, quadrant shower enclosure with shower over, radiator, extractor fan, vinyl flooring.

Kitchen / Dining Room

3.22m x 6.51m

Smooth plastered ceiling with painted beams, UPVC double glazed windows to rear and side aspects, part-glazed stable door to rear. Range of fitted shelving and base units incorporating two burner gas hob, Rayburn range cooker, stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, vinyl flooring, fitted window seat.

Living Room

3.63m x 5.85m

Smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, two UPVC double glazed windows to front aspect, Feature fireplace with brick surround and wooden mantel incorporating LPG stove on tiled hearth, fitted storage cupboard, fitted carpets. Door to:

Bedroom Four / Study

3.86m x 2.38m

Lightly textured ceiling, UPVC glazed door to rear garden with two UPVC double glazed windows to rear aspect, fitted carpets, radiator.

On the first floor:

First Floor Landing

Smooth plastered ceiling with loft access hatch, two UPVC double glazed casement windows to rear aspect, built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, fitted carpets, doors to:

Bedroom One

3.19m x 3.27m

Smooth plastered ceiling with loft access hatch, UPVC double glazed sash window to front aspect, fitted carpets, radiator, door to:


Smooth plastered ceiling, UPVC double glazed window to side aspect, dual flush W.C., pedestal washbasin, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment over, light with shaver point, extractor fan, radiator, vinyl flooring.

Bedroom Two

3.70m x 3.48m

Textured ceiling, UPVC double glazed sash window to front aspect, feature cast iron fireplace with wooden mantel, fitted carpets, radiator.


Bedroom Three

2.81m x 2.20m

Textured ceiling, UPVC double glazed casement window to rear aspect, fitted carpets, radiator.

To the front of the property

The front garden is predominantly laid to lawn and enclosed by a timber picket fence. A shingled driveway to the front and side of the property provides off-road parking for at least three vehicles and leads to a detached

Garage (4.86m x 4.07m) with up-and-over garage door to side aspect, personnel access door and windows to rear aspect, light and power.

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To the rear of the property

Directly to the rear of the property is a paved patio area enclosed by a low brick wall, and incorporating raised beds and leading to a brick-built

Studio (2.35m x 4.97m)

Smooth ceilings, personnel door to front aspect, two large UPVC double-glazed windows to side aspect, paved floor, light and power.

The remainder of the rear garden is predominantly lawned, with a range of mature trees and shrubs. The garden extends to the banks of the River Blackwater with the boundary at the centre of the watercourse, and consequent riparian ownership.

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax Rating: D

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