Victorian cottage once part of Norfolk estate for sale for £700,000

Exterior shot of a compact Victorian cottage set in the centre of a plot of lawned gardens

Chauffeurs Cottage, Langley, is on the market at a guide price of £700,000 - Credit: Savills

A Victorian property which was once part of the Langley estate has come up for sale with Savills at a guide price of £700,000.

Chauffeurs Cottage on Staithe Road in Langley was extended in 2003, for which it picked up the South Norfolk Council Design Award, and now blends the old with the new to offer beautiful, family-sized accommodation.

Perhaps one of the most striking things about the property, and its renovation, is its use of light. Great care has been taken to let in as much as possible, using large windows and two sets of doors off the extension to create free-flowing living space.

Photograph showing a mezzanine bedroom over the top of a clean, white contemporary living area with wood floor

Chauffeurs Cottage has been beautifully extended to an award-winning design - Credit: Savills

Photograph showing inside a mezzanine bedroom with exposed timber vaulted roof and timber double bed

Inside the mezzanine bedroom at Chauffeurs Cottage, Langley, which is on the market at a guide price of £700,000 - Credit: Savills

Photograph of a modern clean living area with a large narrow window and square wicker sofa looking out

Chauffeurs Cottage has been extended to offer a mezzanine-level bedroom with sitting area - Credit: Savills

Photograph of open-plan living space with kitchen in the distance and a sweeping staircase with carpeted steps

The open-plan living space at Chauffeurs Cottage, Langley, which is on the market at a guide price of £700,000 - Credit: Savills

Photograph showing exterior of a Victorian family home with a brick and timber extension and wide lawns

The four-bedroom property has been beautifully extended - Credit: Savills

"The full height windows in the extension really do make the most of the wonderful surroundings," says property agent Tom Clayton, reflecting on how the property enjoys an acre of land and gorgeous field views. 

Other highlights include its contemporary yet country-style kitchen/breakfast room, which leads to an open-plan dining room, and a good-sized living room which, with a feature fireplace and square bay window, retains much of the property's original character.

There are three bedrooms in the original part of the house, as well as a fourth constructed on a mezzanine.

Photograph of a light-filled dining space with patio doors opening out onto lawns and exposed brick wall under spotlights

The open-plan dining space offers lovely views over the garden and features a tiled floor and exposed brick wall - Credit: Savills

Photograph of country-style kitchen with cream Aga and wood panelled cabinets and a wood floor

The country-style kitchen/breakfast room leads into a more modern dining area, overlooking the garden - Credit: Savills

Photograph of green and yellow living room with bay window, feature fireplace painted green and panelled shelving

The living room retains a number of the property's original details, including alcove shelving, a square bay window and feature fireplace - Credit: Savills

Photograph of a double bedroom with three window panes and a gently sloping roof, chest of drawers in corner

There are three good-sized bedrooms in the original part of the house at Chauffeurs Cottage, Langley, which is for sale at a guide price of £700,000 - Credit: Savills

Photograph showing far-reaching field views with dancing hares statue in the middle and trees on the boundary

Chauffeurs Cottage sits in around an acre of land with no neighbouring properties to the side or the rear - Credit: Savills

The extension can also be used to create a separate guest wing if desired.

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Outside, the property is free of neighbours to the side and rear and there is a gravel driveway, garage and outbuilding.

The current owners have also planted a variety of fruit trees, including quince, medlar, pear and five varieties of apple.

Contact Savills for more information.

Staithe Road, Langley
Guide price: £700,000
Savills, 01603 229229,