Historic home with kitchen crafted from Blickling Estate oak is for sale
- Credit: Fine & Country
A pretty 16th century hall house, once used as a Quaker meeting place, has come on to the market in Hethersett.
Former owners of the Grade II listed Myrtle Cottage have found a number of interesting historical artefacts and are offering them, along with papers relating to the history of the house, as part of its sale. It's currently listed with Fine & Country for offers over £750,000.
The property has been extended over the years but still retains an intimate and cosy feel. The current owners have also made several improvements to it, including installing a new kitchen, handcrafted from a felled oak tree from the grounds of Blickling Estate.
Other highlights include the larger-than-average conservatory, which is fitted with electric roof blinds to keep in the heat, and three sizeable reception rooms, which feature exposed beams, brick fireplaces and working woodburners.
The ground-floor family room has an en suite shower room and its own external access and could easily become an additional bedroom.
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All upstairs bedrooms are good doubles with vaulted ceilings and the master, which is reached by a second staircase, enjoys plenty of privacy.
Outside, the wraparound garden extends to approximately 0.36 acres. It is home to a surprising diversity of wildlife and birdlife and the current owners say that hedgehogs, bullfinches and a woodpecker are among its regular visitors.
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The rear garden is particularly lovely and includes a paved courtyard, terraces, lawns and a brick storage/pump house, which was built in 1879. A modern pump has now been fitted, which supplies two outdoor taps from a well believed to be about 42 ft deep.
The property also features two driveways, which provide ample off-road parking, and a large garage.
Contact Fine & Country for more details.
Wiffens Loke, Hethersett
Fine & Country, 01603 221888, www.fineandcountry.com