Grange Farm Cottage, Bramerton

Guide Price £400,000

In Summary

Status: SOLD stc
Location: Bramerton, South Norfolk

Property Type:

Detached Cottage
2 Bedrooms
1 Reception Rooms
No Garage
1 Bathrooms

KEY FEATURES

Two bedroom thatched 17th century cottage • Grade II Listed • Wealth of character features • Off-street parking • Immaculate gardens • Sought-after Norfolk village location

A charming cottage full of character

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a picture-perfect thatched cottage in a beautiful Norfolk village, this could be the ideal property for you. Dating back to 1650, and renovated throughout, Grange Farm Cottage is a delightful two-bedroom detached residence which benefits from ample off-road parking, a private landscaped garden, and a detached brick-built studio which offers a range of potential uses.

Grange Farm Cottage is set back from the road behind mature hedging, with a generous gravel driveway providing off-road parking for at least two vehicles. A gravel pathway leads past the neatly maintained front lawn, under which is concealed a subterranean LPG storage tank installed in 2019. Whilst the heating system has been upgraded from the original wood-and-coal fired arrangement, the old fuel store still remains, providing a charming thatched garden store tucked away unobtrusively in a corner of the front garden.

Walking through the timber front door, you enter a welcoming hallway with limestone flooring and a generous window to the side aspect which provides the perfect introduction to this delightful home. Although this entrance hall is a later addition to the original cottage, it blends perfectly, and leads through to the main part of the property.

The layout of this home is part of its individual charm. On the ground floor, the living room provides a generous space to relax, with exposed original timbers in the walls and ceiling, and a wood-burning stove in the feature fireplace, which, combined with the pamment tiled floors, creates a delightful atmosphere. Off the living room is the ground floor bathroom, and at the other end of the cottage, the kitchen/dining room is a wonderful example of the ways in which historic properties change over time, with the exposed timbers of what was once the original external wall providing a delightful room divider between the dining area and the modern fitted kitchen area. 

There are many further examples of this historic character to be found within this home. As you walk up the timber staircase from the living room to the first floor, you pass what was once the cottage’s bread oven, now a display alcove – and once you get to the first floor, the vaulted ceilings with their exposed timbers are a beautiful sight to behold.

The first floor is split into three areas, two bedrooms and a generous landing. The landing currently contains fitted storage, and has scope to be used as a study, or even as temporary sleeping accommodation for visiting guests. The property’s two bedrooms are both double bedrooms, although bedroom two is currently configured for use as a home office.

Outside, the current owner’s passion for horticulture is clearly evident, with a perfectly manicured lawn and subtle landscaping creating a welcoming outdoor space which benefits from cleverly-positioned seating to catch the sun throughout the day. Specimen trees and thoughtfully planted beds provide year-round interest and structure, and this private and enclosed space is a wonderful place to relax or entertain.

And there’s an additional feature in the garden as well – the former garage has been converted into a multi-purpose studio, which has scope for a variety of different uses depending on your requirements. This thatched building is insulated, double glazed, has a loft space and plumbing, and is divided into two rooms. The current owner uses the larger room as a gym and laundry room, with a cloakroom to the rear – however the space could easily revert back to its previous use as a home office or be altered to provide additional guest accommodation, with relevant planning consent.

There’s much more to this pretty pink cottage than first meets the eye, and we’re sure that Grange Farm Cottage will prove popular with a wide variety of buyers. Viewing is highly recommended, and is exclusively available through Pendefords – The Individual Property Specialists.

Location

Bramerton is a sought-after Norfolk village, the settlement of which dates back to medieval times. Listed in the Domesday book, the village boasts architecture from the 15th century and beyond, and a good proportion of Grade II listed buildings, including the Church of St Peter, parts of which date back to the 13th century, and which is just a short stroll from Grange Farm Cottage.

Whilst the majority of residences in this unspoilt village are found along The Street, Bramerton extends to the southern banks of the River Yare, where the well-regarded Waterside public house can be found, adjacent to a public staithe. From here, the entire Norfolk Broads National Park may be accessed by boat, and the Wherryman’s Way footpath runs alongside the river at this point on its journey from Norwich to Great Yarmouth.

A post office, general stores and school can be found in nearby Rockland St. Mary, approximately one mile away, whilst there is easy access by car to the wealth of amenities which the City of Norwich has to offer, just five miles away.

Bramerton is conveniently located for easy access to the A47 Norwich Southern Bypass, which offers good road transport links. The nearest train station is Norwich, which offers mainline rail links to London Liverpool Street with journey times from 90 minutes.

Inside the property

On the ground floor:

Entrance Porch

Wooden entrance door to front aspect, limestone flooring, radiator, step down to pamment tiled hallway with doors leading to:

Kitchen/Dining Room

4.07m x 4.30m

Dual aspect room with double glazed windows to rear and side aspects, smooth plastered ceiling with exposed timber beams, and recessed ceiling lights, pamment tiled floor, two radiators, cupboard housing propane gas boiler, range of fitted kitchen units incorporating integrated freezer, cupboard for refrigerator, plumbing for washing machine, built-in double oven, ceramic hob, stainless steel circular sink with mixer tap. Partial interior wall with exposed timber uprights, exterior door to rear garden.

Living Room

5.09m x 4.28m

Dual aspect room with two double glazed windows to front aspect and two double glazed windows to rear. Smooth plastered ceiling with exposed timber beams, pamment tiled floor. Feature fireplace with exposed brick surround and wooden mantel, incorporating wood-burning stove onto tiled floor. Timber stairs to first floor, door to:

Bathroom

1.81m x 4.27m

Double glazed window to side aspect, window to rear aspect, smooth plastered ceiling, inset bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, vanity washbasin, W.C., radiator, wall-mounted lights, pamment tiled floor.

On the first floor

First floor landing

2.88m x 4.33m

Vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams, feature walls with exposed brickwork and timbers, double glazed window to front aspect, fitted carpets, doors to:

Bedroom One

2.93m x 4.29m

Dual aspect room with two double glazed windows to side aspect and double glazed window to front aspect, vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams, radiator, fitted carpets.

Bedroom Two

3.40m max x 4.41m

Double glazed window to side aspect, vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams, exposed brickwork chimney breast, built in storage cupboard, fitted carpets, radiator.

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax Rating: D

Outside the property

To the front of the property, a mature hedge screens the cottage from the roadway, and the front garden is predominantly laid to lawn. A gravel pathway leads to the front door, and gives access to the gravel driveway which has parking for two vehicles, and to a brick-built and thatched former coal store, which is currently used as garden storage.

To the rear of the property, the rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn, with spacious beds and a paved patio area directly to the rear of the cottage. A gravel pathway leads to a comfortable seating area at the bottom of the garden and gives access to the thatched Studio.  This detached outbuilding is a former garage which has been converted into versatile accommodation comprising two rooms,  and which is currently configured as:

Gym 2.60m x 3.96m

Dual aspect with double glazed windows to front and side, smooth plastered ceiling with loft access hatch, fitted carpets, door to:

Cloakroom 2.60m x 1.11m

Double glazed window to rear aspect, smooth plastered ceiling, dual flush W.C., washbasin.

Disclaimer: These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract. The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only. Potential buyers are advised to recheck measurements before committing to any expense. We have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures or services and it is in the buyers interest to check the working condition of any appliances. A buyer should ensure that their legal representative confirms as soon as possible all matters relating to title including the extent and boundaries of the property and other important matters before exchange of contracts.

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