Rarely does one come across a substantial cottage in close proximity to the city. This unique home is situated in the heart of the ever-popular Cringleford, enjoying an enviable position with a village atmosphere and sought-after schooling. It's also ideal for commuters, providing easy access to the A47 & A11.
Rich in history and part of the Old Dairy, this residence stands as one of the earliest recorded buildings in Cringleford. Despite its unassuming exterior, the home boasts surprising spaciousness and a layout conducive to modern family life.
The current owners have undertaken meticulous renovations, restoring the property to the highest standards. The home now features two wood burners nestled in expansive inglenook fireplaces, one with original Bressummer beam adorned with apotropaic markings. Character doors and extensive exposed beams add to the property's charm.
A newly installed modern country cottage-style kitchen oversees the impressive dining room, complete with an inglenook fireplace and double doors leading to the rear garden. Moving through to the inviting and generously sized lounge, you'll find the second impressive inglenook fireplace, where the wood burner adds warmth. The study/family room provides another access point to the outside, making it an excellent space for those who work from home.
Upstairs is where the property truly reveals its character, showcasing exposed beams and character ledged doors with Suffolk latches. From the landing, a secret staircase catches your eye, to be revealed later. The current layout comprises three double bedrooms, with the third featuring a dressing area or the potential for a fourth bedroom which can easily be accommodated by reinstating a wall.
The master suite, boasting a dual aspect, features a modern ensuite bathroom with a freestanding bath. Laden with character, the suite includes a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. In the corner, a character door leads to the secret staircase that emerges on the ground floor in the dining room corner.
Benefiting from a sunny position, the south-westerly garden allows for ample parking. The current owners have secured planning permission for a single garage with an attached garden office. Vehicle access is through Hill Farm Close.