4 bedroom cottage – New Road, AshwellthorpeGuide price £750,000
New Road, a pleasant village road of eclectic and historic buildings. Ashwellthorpe; a small village just 4 miles to the east of Wymondham and around 11 miles south of Norwich. The well served market town of Wymondham offers a range of restaurants, cafes, and shopping facilities. The area also benefits from excellent schooling. The village has a playgroup Bramble Bears at the old Village Hall which has seen three generations of children over the last 55 years and children from there often go to the nearby primary school in Wreningham. There is also Wymondham High and the 'outstanding' Ofsted rated Forncett St Peter Primary and Wymondham College close by. There are various transport links to Norwich, Cambridge, and London direct via the A11 and train stations at Wymondham, Diss and Attleborough. Ashwellthorpe recently opened a new Community Centre, Thorpe Hall, which is a five-minute walk away. It boasts a sports hall and reception rooms and kitchen. Outside there are tennis courts and a playground for small children and plenty of space to run around. Yoga and Boogie Bounce classes, plus dog scenting classes and special events are held there. Lower Wood in Ashwellthorpe is a biological Site of Special Interest managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. It’s open for walkers and has masses of rare species plants including bluebells, snowdrops, wild garlic and early purple orchids.
A beautiful addition to the market, Abel Cottage has the size and space of a farmhouse but with all the charming features of a cottage. Renovated over the years to an outstanding standard and presented to buyers now in a beautiful, contemporary yet quintessential order.
The ground floor features three reception rooms, the dining room closest to the kitchen, with wood burner and statement lighting. Leading to the rear music room and on to the utility and the main sitting room with electric wood effect burner. One of two spacious family bathrooms is also found on this level, upgraded to an exceptional standard with a claw foot bath, separate shower, storage cupboards and vanity sink.
The hub of the house being the light and spacious modern fitted kitchen. Over 20’ in length and with striking blue bespoke units designed to fit perfectly around all the characteristics of a building this age. Quality Oak flooring and Oak worktops finish off this social and well-appointed space perfectly. French doors providing access to the patio for alfresco dining.
The ground floor also holds two wide and accessible staircases leading to either side of the upstairs landing. Making for versatile and potentially independent bedroom accommodation.
The first floor holds 4 lovely bedroom suites each with their own theme and characteristics. Notably the master bedroom with double aspect windows to take in the rolling field views beyond, and another with a well-stocked dressing room and a Juliet balcony overlooking the gardens. The first-floor bathroom has also been upgraded in a mirrored outstanding finish to the one below.
Abel Cottage is approached by a sweeping driveway with ‘in and out’ gates. Within this area is the double garage/workshop with an independent lighting and power source, bin sheds and gate access to the front of the property. The grounds extend to 1.566 acres and are a breathtaking vision of colour, established trees and naturalistic protected areas. To the rear of the kitchen is an immediate patio bordered with many plants, flowers, and shrubs. Leading to a central lawn which not only features grand willows and oaks, but a powered summer house, a comfortable seating area and sunken fire pit.
The gardens are encompassed by surrounding woodland with a recently created woodland pathway all the way around to enjoy the area and encourage the ever-returning wildlife.
To the front and through a picket gate the main entrance is approached by an enclosed lawned English garden, perfect for evening sunset views over the rolling fields.
Mains water and electricity. Calor Gas fuelled boiler providing heating to radiators. Several wood burners. Klargester BioDisc domestic sewage treatment plant.
Strictly by appointment with TW Gaze.
Council Tax Band – E
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