Historic home with kitchen crafted from Blickling Estate oak is for sale

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Myrtle Cottage, Hethersett, is on the market for offers over £750,000 - 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.

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One of three reception rooms at Myrtle Cottage, Hethersett - Credit: Fine & Country

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. 

Photograph showing the inside of a beautiful oak kitchen with modern appliances and a tiled floor

The kitchen was handcrafted using oak from Blickling Estate - Credit: Fine & Country

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.

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The property has been extended over the years but still retains a cosy, intimate feel - Credit: Fine & Country

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.

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The dining room features a large exposed brick fireplace with a working woodburning stove - Credit: Fine & Country

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.

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The master bedroom which features an en suite and sits at the top of the property, enjoying a great deal of privacy - Credit: Fine & Country

The property also features two driveways, which provide ample off-road parking, and a large garage.

Contact Fine & Country for more details.

Photograph showing the exterior of a large period property with a green lawn bordered by well-stocked flowerbeds

Myrtle Cottage features a large lawned garden at the rear - Credit: Fine & Country

PROPERTY FACTS
Wiffens Loke, Hethersett
OIEO £750,000
Fine & Country, 01603 221888, www.fineandcountry.com

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