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Location This imposing home is found in a central position in the the market town of Attleborough which has an excellent range of supermarkets, restuarants, independent shops and local facilities including a rail station on the Norwich to Cambridge line, and from Cambridge there are connections to London Kings Cross. The cultural centre of Norwich is within easy reach just 16 miles away via the A11 which is fully dualled to the A14.
The Property This wonderful Victorian building, still basking in the grandeur of its time, reveals a wealth of features in which may not be clear from an initial passing. The large original stained glass front door opens in to a generous entrance hall. To the right and left are original reception rooms, one a formal sitting room and one dining room. Both featuring the characteristics of its time with high ceilings, large skirting boards, sash window and picture rails. The sitting room holding a recently installed multi fuel burner and the dining room still with the original Victorian fireplace with marble surround. Within the distinctive sash window boxes are wooden original shutters. The internal hall will guide you to the cloakroom w.c. the useful study and recent addition garden room with door to garden and quaint stained glass window to the side. Also from this hall is the door leading to the staircase to the dray cellar. This useful space has full light and power connected.
As you enter the kitchen, the light and open space with vaulted ceilings is an unexpected joy. The well planned and quality solid oak finished kitchen/diner has a wealth of wall and floor units with marble worktops including Neptune cabinets housing integral appliances such as the dishwasher. The Edinburgh sink sits below a window overlooking the charming courtyard and outbuildings. There is installed a Falcon gas range cooker which is available by separate negotiation. The kitchen has ample space to incorporate a cosy seating area and a dining table to seat a large party of guests, plus a door leading to a useful utility room and shelved larder. Bathing the kitchen in light is the conservatory with further doors to the beautiful gardens.
The wide first floor landing gives the impression of great space with doors leading to four primary double bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room. Each bedroom enjoying a wonderful aspect over the front and rear from their impressive sash windows. There is a further staircase from the landing leading to the top level of accommodation. The top spacious two double bedrooms being the most recent additions to the bedroom accommodation, these useful rooms are both light and spacious.
Outside The Shrublands, sitting on a plot of 0.64 acre (0.26 hectare), and featuring not only the stunning range of outbuildings, but also the charming courtyard in front of them, leading onto the spectacular rear garden.
Looking out over the immaculate lawn to the rear you will notice the wisteria draped pergola, the rose garden, mature shrubs and raised beds. But with further exploration you will be delightfully taken aback to find a greenhouse, a vegetable plot, soft fruit beds, fruit trees, box hedging and a herbaceous border.
The clay lump range of outbuildings makes for a magnificent addition. Currently three large rooms, covered store and garage, the potential exists to convert into formal accommodation. Subject to the necessary planning permissions. The outbuildings stand beyond a charming courtyard. To the front of the property the shingle drive way can hold several cars. The mature willow tree stands proud to the front of the property shielding creating further privacy. The gates to the courtyard from the front driveway lead to further parking and the garage outbuilding.
Services Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. A gas fired condensing boiler fitted in recent years and serviced annually provides heating to radiators and domestic hot water. Please note that the services/appliances/central heating and heating system/plumbing and electrical instillations have not been tested by the selling agents and the purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition and warranty of these items.
Directions Arriving in Attleborough via the A11, join the B1077 through the town and follow the one way system over Connaught Road and in to Station Road. The property will be found on the right hand side identified by the pillared, named driveway and our TW Gaze for sale board.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with TW Gaze