A four-bedroom period cottage with charming elevated gardens has come up for sale in the village of Elsing, near Dereham, for offers in excess of £650,000.

Riverview Cottage dates back to 1810 and is constructed of traditional brick and flint under a pitched main roof.

Selling agent Brown&Co says the house occupies a “delightful” position above the River Wensum and offers “magnificent walks through the village and into the open countryside”.

Eastern Daily Press: The rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn. The rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn. (Image: Brown&Co)

The property has been adapted and improved over the years, with two significant additions including a vast extension to the house in 2008 and an orangery installed in 2013.

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Many period features have been restored and enhanced – including open fireplaces, exposed beams and pamment tiles.

The front door opens to a wide entrance hall leading to the principal ground-floor reception rooms.

Eastern Daily Press: The front door opens to a wide entrance hallThe front door opens to a wide entrance hall (Image: Brown&Co)
To the right of the entrance hall is a large bay-fronted sitting room with feature fireplace and log burner.

This room acts as the focal point of the house and flows into the orangery, which enjoys underfloor heating, fitted internal blinds and an electrically operated internal blind for the roof light.

A fully waterproof awning, which has been recently installed, extends from the orangery to screen an external terrace area.

Eastern Daily Press: The snugThe snug (Image: Brown&Co)
On the other side of the hallway, a snug and dining area flows through to a “delightful study” and also provides access to the kitchen/breakfast room which has an AGA and a range of wall and base units.

Off the kitchen is a spacious inner hall leading to a utility room, ground floor bedroom and shower room. The bedroom and inner hall both offer access to the gardens.

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Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom off the main landing.

The master bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom is “particularly lovely”, according to Brown&Co, and all rooms enjoy pleasant views over the gardens.

Eastern Daily Press: The orangeryThe orangery (Image: Brown&Co)
Eastern Daily Press: The kitchen/breakfast roomThe kitchen/breakfast room (Image: Brown&Co)
Outside, the “outstanding” rear gardens elevate away to the southeast and are mainly laid to lawn.

Various walkways flow to many points of interest, including a kitchen garden, summer house, pond, two sheds and two seating areas – one positioned off the orangery and another raised next to the main lawn.

Elsing is approximately six miles from the market town of Dereham, which offers various amenities, and 17 miles west of Norwich.

Eastern Daily Press: The elevated rear gardens have many points of interestThe elevated rear gardens have many points of interest (Image: Brown&Co)
In medieval times, Elsing was a town with a population of over 1,000 and had its own market and guildhall. St Mary's Church, built in 1347, has the widest pillarless nave in East Anglia.

Other historic landmarks include the Rectory, The Mermaid Inn public house (circa 1540), Elsing Mill and Elsing Hall, which was built in 1470.

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The nearby village of Swanton Morley has a butcher’s shop, two pubs and a village shop.

Riverview Cottage is ready for immediate occupation.

For more information, contact Brown&Co.


Riverview Cottage, Elsing

Guide price: OIEO £650,000

Brown&Co, 01603 629871