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3 bedroom detached house – Bridgham, Norfolk£475,000
Property DetailsLocation This fine house is in the centre of this quiet village nestled in the Brecks area of South Norfolk. The surrounding countryside is gently rolling with the nearby West Harling area of Thetford Forest offering excellent facilities for walkers, cyclists and horse riding. The village has an active community and whilst being limited in amenities, the well served village of East Harling is less than 3 miles away and the larger towns of Thetford and Attleborough are some 6 miles away, both having railway stations on the Norwich to Cambridge line. At Diss (10 miles) there is a mainline railway station on the Norwich to London Liverpool Street line with a journey from Norwich to London taking around 90 minutes. There is good access onto the A11 corridor which runs approximately 1½ miles from the village with Newmarket around 45 minutes away and Cambridge within the hour. The regional city of Norwich lies around 20 miles to the north which has the benefit of an International Airport. This house combines a quiet location with good access to the wider world.
The Property This is a fine house and well deserving of its Listed status. It dates from the mid 18th century and has a mellow redbrick façade beneath a traditional pantiled roof. Being this age, the ceiling heights are generous and the windows are large letting the light flood in and give a great sense of space. The history of the property is as the name suggests, namely an old school house where the headmaster would have lived but the single storey part was also the village forge and later used as meeting rooms. Today it has all been combined into an elegant three storey house with plenty of entertaining space, lots of character and a few modern touches. For those looking for an annex there could be the potential to convert the garage and link this through to the family room, subject to obtaining planning and listed building consent. A lintel in the dividing wall already exists from a previous doorway.
Outside The grounds for this property are far from extensive but wrap around the side and rear of the property giving different pockets of garden area which have been lawned with various flowerbeds around the edge, a patio and enough space for children to play. To one side is a gravelled area providing parking for several cars, in addition to which there is the double garage. For someone looking for a vast garden, this may not be suitable but if you don't want to spend hours doing the weeding but do want enough space to enjoy privacy, then this may well be ideal. Overall the property is set within 0.044ha (0.11ac).
Services Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Drainage is currently to a private treatment plant but is scheduled to be connected to the mains supply by March at the vendor's expense. Oil fired boiler providing heating to radiators and domestic hot water.
Directions From Diss head west on the A1066 towards Thetford. Continue into the village of Garboldisham and turn right beside the Fox Public House. Follow the road through East Harling and after leaving the village turn left signed to Bridgham. Continue into the village centre and the house is on the right hand side beside the turn to Timber Hill.
If coming from the A11 turn off at the Watton/East Harling junction onto the B1111 and follow the road towards East Harling. Turn right signed to Bridgham and continue into the village centre where the house is on the right hand side beside the turn to Timber Hill.
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