Fancy renting a home in Thetford’s historic gaol?

PUBLISHED: 15:54 03 November 2017

The former gaolhouse

The former gaolhouse


Halloween may be over...but how about living in a former gaol?This unusual 18th century cottage is located in part of Thetford’s former gaol but don’t worry, it has been lovingly restored by the current owners. It does boast many original features such as the oak cell doors, while a glass floor section allows a glimpse into the excavated dungeon area.

You can see the original doors and locksYou can see the original doors and locks

However, throughout this Thetford cottage you will discover quirky, interesting and stylish furnishings. There is a spacious lounge and a bright, well-equipped modern kitchen, while the rear extension provides a large dining area with vaulted ceiling and patio doors to a courtyard garden. There are two large bedrooms, one with en-suite, and a main bathroom with an original Victorian rolled top bath. The downstairs study has a spiral staircase which leads to the former dungeon.The Gaolhouse sits in the oldest part of Thetford and is one of the prominent buildings on the town’s Heritage Trail. It is also just a short walk from the historic Nuns’ Bridges, which cross the river to a wide tree-lined green used by picnickers and fishermen. Follow the river into 
the town centre with its museums, shops, the Forgotten Garden and King’s House Gardens.The Gaolhouse, Old Market Street, Thetford is available to rent for £1100 per calendar month with William H Brown on 01842 753559 or visit www.williamhbrown.co.uk

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