The Street, St. James, Coltishall

Offers in Excess of £680,000

In Summary

Status: Completed
Location: NR12

Property Type:

Detached cottage
3 Bedrooms
1 Reception Rooms
2 Bathrooms


Three bedroom detached cottage - No onward chain - Immaculately presented throughout - Idyllic rural location - Field views - Stunning gardens with additional land - Permission to extend
This delightful three-bedroom detached cottage with picture-perfect gardens of 0.6 acre and planning permission for a two-storey extension is located in the hamlet of St. James, and is offered with no onward chain.

St. James is approximately half a mile from the Norfolk Broads village of Coltishall, and this secluded property on its outskirts is surrounded by fields, imparting a feeling of peace and tranquillity which is evident from the moment you approach the property.

Set on a quiet country lane, with little passing traffic to disturb the serenity of this idyllic location, Highbank Cottage has been extended and improved by the current owners to create a well-proportioned home with an L-shaped plan which maximises the benefit of its surroundings, and which is finished throughout to a high standard.
The entrance hall offers a warm welcome, with wooden flooring, stairs to the first floor, and doors to the principal ground floor rooms. The kitchen dining room combines modern style with timeless country elegance, incorporating a shaker-style kitchen with light quartz worktops and integrated appliances alongside a wood-burning stove with oak mantel, and classic ledge and brace doors, leading through to a utility room at the far end of the property.
The living room, with its south-facing French doors and wood burner, is the perfect retreat whatever the time of year. Cool and calming on summer days, and warm and cosy on long winter evenings, it’s a wonderful place to relax.
On the first floor, there are three bedrooms and a shower room, all of which benefit from views of the uninterrupted countryside which surrounds the property. The master bedroom suite is particularly well designed to make the most of the scenery, with a wonderful feature window with bench seat which enjoys perfect views over adjacent fields.
This home has been cleverly designed to let the outside in, and the terraced rear garden really does become part of the accommodation in the summer months. Sheltered on two sides by the arms of the L-shaped cottage, and with a southerly orientation, a generous patio area with raised beds, bench seating and an ornamental pond catches the sun for the majority of the day and makes the perfect place to entertain, or just to sit and enjoy the lushly-planted gardens beyond.
Walking up the steps to the formal garden, a cruciform path bisects a circular lawn and leads past well-stocked flowerbeds containing roses, iris, geraniums and lupins to a further informal lawned area. Here, mature trees provide shade and frame further field views, whilst a shepherd’s hut, with inviting double bed and built-in desk, creates the perfect occasional accommodation or home office area, depending on your preference.
Although the shepherd’s hut is positioned at the end of the garden, the grounds of this property do not end here. Across the lane, a further garden area of just over 1/3 acre is screened by mature hedging and has been divided into three distinct areas: A vegetable garden, with well-kept beds containing beans, berries, beetroot, leek and chard amongst others; an informal lawn, with nature pond and shade-giving trees; and an orchard, with plum, pear, apple and walnut trees providing plenty of fruit for the owners to enjoy.
Stepping out of this garden and back to the cottage, a wide opening in a wooden picket fence provides access to a large gravel driveway, which accommodates parking for at least three cars, and which leads to a detached timber garage with a covered storage area to the side. Upstairs, this garage has a large loft area – perfect for storage, and ripe for conversion into a dedicated home office with panoramic views of the adjacent fields, subject to the necessary planning consent being granted.
Speaking of planning, this property already has consent for a two-storey extension, paving the way for the addition of a ground-floor garden room and a further first floor bedroom with en-suite. The opportunity to purchase such a perfect home in this part of Norfolk is uncommon, and the ability to improve and add further value makes this property a very rare find indeed.
This exceptional cottage is within walking distance of the amenities of Coltishall, which include an OFSTED Excellent primary school, medical centre, pharmacy, butchers, bakery, greengrocer, art gallery, convenience stores and hair & beauty salons, as well as three public houses, takeaways and boutique hotel and spa.
Situated alongside the River Bure at the gateway to the Norfolk Broads National Park, and just 30 minutes from the wide skies and open beaches of the Norfolk Coast, Coltishall is seven miles from the centre of cosmopolitan Norwich, with its international airport and direct rail service to London Liverpool Street in 90 minutes.
This charming home is exclusively available through Pendefords – The Individual Property Specialists, and early viewing is highly recommended.

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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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