- Charming and Picturesque Thatched Cottage
- Abundance of Character and Wealth of Exposed Beams
- Double Aspect Sitting Room with Inglenook Fireplace
- Double Aspect Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Shaker Style Units
- Utility Room and Cloakroom
- Three Vaulted Double Bedrooms
- Delightful Bathroom with Freestanding Roll Top Bath
- Detached Double Garage with Parking for Several Vehicles
- Kitchen Garden Area and Terrace
- Sought After Village Location
PROPERTY A charming and picturesque thatched cottage with an abundance of character.
The Old Beams is a delightful Grade II Listed 'picture postcard' cottage that has been updated by the current vendors and now offers well-presented accommodation in a sought-after residential location. According to the Listed Buildings Register is dates from the 17th/18th Century. Every room is filled with character and a wealth of exposed timbers. The house is set back from the road. An impressive front door opens to the entrance hall. There are two staircases making the accommodation versatile and creating an excellent flow. To one end is a double aspect sitting room with large inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove. There is a dining room with the second staircase. Off the dining room is a useful utility room together with the excellent double aspect kitchen which is fitted with a comprehensive range of shaker style units and an island. There is also a decorative period range. On the first floor are three vaulted double bedrooms and a delightful bathroom with freestanding roll top bath.
Externally there is parking for several cars together with a detached double garage. The majority of the garden is to the front and laid principally to lawn bordered by mature hedging. To the rear of the house the vendors have created a kitchen garden area and terrace for alfresco dining.
LOCATION Forncett St Peter is about three miles from the market village of Long Stratton and six miles from Wymondham. Diss is about 13 miles distant which has a main line railway station with good connections to London (London Liverpool Street 90 minutes). Wymondham Station has direct trains to Cambridge and Norwich offers a broad range of amenities.
SERVICES Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. (Durrants have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services and so cannot verify they are in working order)
LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk District Council
Council Tax Band E
ENERGY PERFFORMANCE N/A as Grade II Listed
AGENT'S NOTE There is a Restrictive Covenant which prohibits buildings on the right hand side of the garden with the exception of Agricultural buildings
VIEWING Viewing is strictly by arrangement with the vendors' agent Durrants, please call 01379 642233.
BUILDING CONSULTANCY Our Building Consultancy Team will be happy to provide advice to prospective buyers on planning applications, architectural design, building regulations and project management - please contact us if you would like to discuss.