Low Cottage, Ranworth

Guide Price £350,000 - £375,000

In Summary

Status: Completed
Postcode area: NR13

Property Type:

Character Cottage
3 Bedrooms
2 Reception Rooms
No Garage
2 Bathrooms


18th Century Thatched Cottage - Idyllic Broadland Location - Wealth of Original Character - Three Bedrooms - Renovated to a High Standard - Superbly Presented

In Brief

Originally built in the 18th Century, Low Cottage is tucked away on a private road in the highly sought-after Broadland village of Ranworth, where freehold properties rarely become available.

Improved and extended to provide three bedroom accommodation with en-suite to the master bedroom, this delightful home retains many original features and a wealth of character, perfectly combining historical charm with modern convenience.

This thatched rural retreat enjoys picturesque views over adjoining fields and marshland, and the secluded garden provides the ideal space for relaxation and entertainment.

The accommodation includes:

• Lounge with character fireplace and adjoining snug
• Garden room / dining room with panoramic views
• Three spacious bedrooms
• En-suite shower room
• Family bathroom
• Fitted kitchen

Low Cottage is approached via a shared driveway, with parking available for up to four cars at the property. Located between Malthouse Broad and South Walsham Broad, this delightful home is well-situated within the village, offering privacy and seclusion, yet is only a short walk from Ranworth’s shop, Post Office, and well-regarded public house and restaurant, The Maltsters. St Helen’s Church and Ranworth Broad Nature Reserve are a few minutes further distant, and there is scope for water-borne activities due to the proximity of Ranworth Staithe and moorings.

The village of Ranworth is approximately 3.5 miles from the Broads capital of Wroxham, with a range of amenities including supermarket, bank, library, medical centre and rail station, and 9 miles from the City of Norwich, offering a wealth of opportunity for shopping, entertainment and recreation, and which is a 90-minute train journey from central London.

Renovated to a high standard by the current owners, and redecorated throughout in late 2019, Low Cottage represents the ideal Broadland retreat and is exclusively available through Pendefords – the individual property specialists.


Discreetly situated at the end of a private driveway towards the edge of the desirable Broadland village of Ranworth, Low Cottage combines 18th Century charm with 21st Century convenience to create the perfect Norfolk retreat.

Properties in Ranworth are highly sought-after, and rarely come to market. This picturesque Broadland village, situated on the fringe of the Broads National Park, offers an escape from the fast pace of urban life with countryside walks, boating and nature reserves on the doorstep.

Like many villages within the Broads, the character of Ranworth changes with the seasons. In the Spring and Summer, the village is a popular tourist destination, with walkers, cyclists, wildlife enthusiasts and boaters visiting the staithe, which is home to the village stores, Post Office and cafe, and the popular village pub. Although it’s busy, Ranworth seldom feels crowded, and the atmosphere is one of relaxed enjoyment.

In the Autumn and Winter, Ranworth is peaceful, with an abundance of local wildlife, and quiet roads ideal for country walks. Yet throughout the year, Low Cottage remains a haven of tranquility.

The versatility of this delightful thatched cottage is key to its appeal. Location, accommodation and amenities will endear the property to couples and smaller families looking for a character home in the countryside. Those seeking a second home or weekend retreat would be hard-pressed to beat this cottage with its seclusion, convenience and charm. And the property has undeniable potential as an investment opportunity, located in a popular destination for holidaymakers with easy access to amenities and transport links, and private parking for several vehicles.

In our opinion, Low Cottage represents an attractive opportunity to own one of the best three bedroom cottages currently on the market, and early viewing is highly recommended.

In Detail

Dating from the 18th Century, this delightful cottage has been extended to provide thoughtfully-arranged accommodation which makes the most of the property’s Broadland setting – combining modern luxury and convenience with traditional charm and character. This beautiful home is immaculately presented throughout, and the accommodation comprises:

Entrance Hall: Cottage style door to front aspect, exposed wooden floorboards, smooth plastered ceiling with exposed beams and recessed ceiling lights, radiator, wooden ledge and brace doors with Suffolk latches leading to:

Lounge: 4.13m x 3.63m (13’6” x 11’11”) Smooth plastered ceiling, exposed wooden floorboards, feature chimney breast with brick-built fireplace, tiled hearth. Currently housing an electric fire, the chimney is capped top and bottom and could be reinstated by the new owner. Diamond leaded PVCu window to rear aspect, glazed door leading to garden room, low-level partition wall with exposed timbers and opening through to;

Snug: 3.03m x 2.19m (9’11” x 7’2”) Smooth plastered ceiling with exposed beams and recessed ceiling lights, diamond leaded PVCu window to front aspect, exposed wooden floorboards, radiator.

Kitchen: 2.72m x 2.72m (8’11” x 8’11”) Ceramic tiled floor, diamond leaded PVCu window to rear aspect with views through to the garden room and garden beyond, range of built-in shaker style wall and floor-mounted units, built-in single oven, halogen hob with extractor fan over, 1.5 bowl sink with drainer, space for dishwasher, space for American-style fridge freezer, smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, access hatch to part-boarded loft space.

Garden Room / Dining Room: 4.07m x 2.21m (13’4” x 7’3”). Of brick and PVCu construction with a pitched thatched roof, this room is currently used as a dining room and features windows to the rear and both side aspects, exposed wooden floorboards, smooth plastered ceiling, radiator, French doors to rear garden.

 Bathroom: Ceramic tiled floor, obscure glazed diamond leaded PVCu window to front aspect, smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, part tiled walls, heated towel rail, extractor fan, fitted suite comprising dual flush WC, panelled bath with shower mixer tap and electric shower over, folding shower screen, pedestal washbasin with vanity cupboard.

Bedroom Three: 3.64m x 2.15m (11’11” x 7’1”) Smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, diamond leaded PVCu window to front aspect, exposed wooden floorboards, radiator.

Inner hallway: Exposed wooden floorboards, smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, wooden ledge and brace doors with Suffolk latches leading to:

Bedroom Two: 3.62m x 2.65m (11’11” x 8’8”) Currently in use as an office, with smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, exposed wooden floorboards, diamond leaded PVCu window to rear aspect, radiator.



Bedroom One: 4.47m x 3.14m (14’8” x 10’4) Smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, wood effect flooring, two radiators, PVCu windows to side and rear aspect, French doors to rear garden, door to:

En-suite Shower Room: Smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, ceramic tiled walls, wood effect flooring, walk-in shower with glass screen, electric shower over, pedestal washbasin with mixer tap, dual flush WC, heated towel rail. Double cupboard housing boiler and space for washing machine.


To the front, a shingled driveway provides off-road parking for up to three cars, with an additional parking space to the side of the property.

To the rear, the good-sized garden is predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and planted beds, and enjoys views over fields and marshland towards South Walsham Broad in the distance. Paved patio areas can be found to the rear of the cottage and the garden is enclosed by hedging to one side and low-level fencing to the other two boundaries. Ideal for summer entertaining, the garden also contains a wooden summerhouse, storage shed and greenhouse.


Agent’s Note: The legal right of access to the cottage and an additional parking space to the side of the property are covered by a lease. The current lease has 60 years remaining with a ground rent of £150 per annum. There is a chancel charge on the property covered by an indemnity policy.

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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