General Broad Cottage comprises a detached property constructed of brick with a variety of pitched roofs, standing in its own grounds in a delightful part of South Norfolk.
The house itself dates back to Victorian times with later additions and has been well maintained and improved by the vendors over the last 25 years. It offers well arranged accommodation over two floors including entrance hall/dining area, conservatory, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, workroom, study and family room on the ground floor, together with five bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor.
A particular feature of this house is the flexible accommodation and the ground floor works extremely well, with the main reception rooms linking in with the kitchen/breakfast room. The whole will be of great interest to a number of different buyers looking to acquire a period property with a great deal of charm.
The grounds are more than adequate for a property of this size and type, extending as they do to about two thirds of an acre with specimen trees and flower borders. In addition there is a wonderful Wisteria which is 100 years old and flowers in the summer months at the front of the property.
Whilst the property has been well maintained over the years, there is scope to re-arrange the accommodation and extend, subject to planning permission being forthcoming, if required.
Location Surlingham is situated about 6 miles south-east of Norwich and is within easy reach of the city with all its shopping, transport and cultural facilities. The A11 trunk road and Norwich southern bypass is easily accessible.
This is an excellent opportunity to live tucked away in a rural position on the fringe of the village and there are local shopping and transport facilities in Surlingham including post office and store and primary school.
Surlingham is situated in the heart of the South Norfolk Broads with easy access to the River Yare and there are wonderful walks in the area. Loddon is about 4 miles away with all its shopping and transport facilities. There are two excellent public houses at Coldham Hall and Surlingham Ferry on the River Yare, together with easy access to the Coldham Hall Sailing Club.
Directions Proceed out of Norwich on the Trowse bypass and continue along here, taking the left turn at the traffic lights signposted for Kirby Bedon. Continue along the road through Kirby Bedon and branch left at Bramerton, continuing towards Surlingham. Travel through Surlingham and branch left into The Street and carry on to the end. Turn right into Common Road and the property will be seen at the far end and a private road leads up to the house, which will be seen on the left hand side.
On The Ground Floor:-
Covered Entrance Porch Door to:-
Entrance Hall/inner Hall Stairs to first floor. Fireplace with decorative mantel and surround with adjoining shelving. Coved ceiling. Doors to sitting room, kitchen, conservatory and cloakroom.
Dining Area Windows to front and side. Coved ceiling.
Conservatory Timber construction with doors to garden. Mosaic tile floor covering. 100 year old grapevine, and geranium beds.
Sitting Room Window to front with rural views. Fireplace with marble mantel and surround. Radiator.
Side Hall/utility Room Window to rear. Secondary staircase to first floor. Door to family room and workroom. Radiator. Access to back lobby. Plumbing for washine machine. Space for hanging coats.
Back Lobby Doors to side of property and kitchen. Built-in larder cupboard with shelving.
Kitchen/breakfast Room A major feature of the property having been extended and improved by the vendors over their period of occupation. The kitchen is centrally situated with door to back hall and through to entrance hall/dining area. Windows to side and rear with views of garden. Fitted with low level and wall mounted cupboards and drawer units by John Barnard. Plenty of work surfaces. Double drainer stainless steel sink unit with cupboards beneath. Electric cooker point. Space for fridge. Plumbing for dishwasher. Part tiled walls. Radiator. Space for kitchen table. Telephone point. Corner cast iron oil stove providing extra heat and character to the room.
Family Room Window to rear with views of garden. Radiator. TV point. Night storage heater. Under stairs cupboard with storage.
Workroom Window to front. Door to study. Suitable for a number of purposes.
Study Window to front. Built-in cupboards and shelving.
On The First Floor:-
Landing Doors to bedrooms 1 and 4. Door to family bathroom.
Bedroom 1 A double bedroom with window to front having panoramic views. Disused fireplace. Built-in cupboard. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Walk-in dressing cupboard with hanging and storage space.
Bedroom 2 A double bedroom with window to front having rural views. Disused fireplace. Built-in cupboard with hanging and storage space. Corner wall mounted wash hand basin.
Bedroom 3 A single bedroom with window to rear having views of garden. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Built-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, immersion heater and slatted shelving.
Family Bathroom Window to rear. Bath unit with tiled surround and shower attachment. Vanity unit. Low level WC. Wall mounted cupboard. Part tiled walls. Wall mounted towel rail.
Bedroom 4 Windows to front and rear. Door to further bathroom. Built-in cupboard with hanging and storage space.
Bathroom Window to front. Door to back landing. Bath unit with tiled surround and shower attachment. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC.
Back Landing Secondary staircase to ground floor. Door to:-
Bedroom 5 A bright and airy double bedroom with views to front and side. Radiator. Range of built-in cupboards with hanging and storage space.
Outside The property is approached via a shared drive from the road. This road serves two other properties. The grounds extend to about two thirds of an acre (subject to survey) and are mainly laid to lawn with flower borders and specimen trees. The rear garden is approached via the shared drive leading round to a hard standing area past two single garages. There is a terrace at the side of the house adjoining the conservatory and the whole will be of great interest to those buyers looking for a private garden in a rural position.
Services Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage system. No mains gas. Oil fired central heating system.