Take a look inside this Georgian house on the market for £750,000
Set back from the road and standing proudly behind elegant, wrought iron railings, The Cedars is something of a landmark property in East Harling.
The beautiful, late Georgian house still presents all the sophistication and grace of its era, with its classic symmetrical façade and five sash windows overlooking its front garden and horse-shoe drive.
Currently on the market at a guide price of £750,000 with TW Gaze, The Cedars is believed to have once been an important farmhouse in the area – today it is surrounded by attractive gardens and offers generous period living right at the heart of bustling East Harling.
The village itself is within a conservation area and is popular for its range of shops and other facilities, as well as its junior school, doctor’s surgery and pubs.
It is also just a few miles from the A11, offering good access to Norwich and Cambridge, and only 20 minutes from Diss, where the railway station has mainline trains into London.The Cedars exudes its Georgian character throughout. Visitors to the house find themselves in an attractive entrance hall, with original floor tiling and a staircase with a mahogany handrail. The property presents an abundance of original features, including fireplaces, high ceilings, large sash windows, shutters and decorative cornicing.
A dining room and study are to the front of the house, and then further on is a magnificent drawing room, with its attractive bay window and French windows on to the garden.
A breakfast room, with space for family dining, leads through into a homely kitchen, where there are units with granite work surfaces, together with an oil-fired Rayburn.
Leading from kitchen is a walk-in pantry, utility room and boot room. This part of the house still exudes a sense of its past while through in the orangery beyond there are some exquisite modern touches.
This exceptional space was added by the current owners and enhances the house beautifully. It gives on to the garden via three sets of French windows and has light streaming in from two sides, as well as through a large lantern in the roof.
The fabulous room is currently arranged with comfortable seating and for dining. It offers a superb transition between indoor and outdoor living, and has been personalised and decorated with a ceiling frieze by local artist Maz Jackson.
Also on the ground floor is a wet room, which allows for the provision of ground floor bedroom accommodation should the need arise. There is also access to a cellar, which offers excellent storage.Up on the first floor there are four good-sized bedrooms.
One of these has an en suite cloakroom, while another has a particularly pretty cast iron fireplace. There is also a family bathroom and a shower room on this level.
In total, The Cedars sits in approximately 0.41 acres of grounds. The gardens wrap round the house and have been beautifully maintained by the current owners.
To one side, there is a charming topiary garden and to the other a tranquil east garden. There is plenty of space for children to play and at the back there is a gated area, which has been used for growing fruit and vegetables, and features a greenhouse.
This is a house that offers excellent lifestyle balance: it provides generous yet manageable space inside and out – it presents all the beauty of a period home yet has modern features in its bathrooms and orangery.
Its situation also ensures the best of all worlds – a lively village environment yet with picturesque countryside, including “Quiet Lanes” for walkers and cyclists, and swathes of forest there to be enjoyed as well.
The Cedars at East Harling is on the market £750,000 with TW Gaze. For more informa-tion please call 01379 641341 or visit www.twgaze.co.uk