Lugs Lane, Broome, Bungay
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- Substantial & stylishly crafted energy efficient four bedroom period country house with a self-contained, ground floor one bedroom annexe
- Peaceful location with unspoilt panoramic views and close to well-served market towns & the vibrant City of Norwich, while providing good commuter convenience
- High-specification fit out from the spectacular open-plan reception/kitchen/ dining hall to the wet rooms & luxurious family bathroom suite
- Grounds of 0.9 acres (sts) provide a pleasing degree of privacy & seclusion with no near neighbour, including resistance swim spa with BBQ area
- Sitting room / snug with a cossetting wood burning stove & south-facing bays
- Gated ‘in & out’ horseshoe gravel drive with extensive parking & vehicular turning
- Large utility room with inner hall & cloakroom
- *Privacy blinds fitted throughout all principal rooms & part-furnished*
- *Good news; pet friendly landlord!*
SUBSTANTIAL, STYLISH COUNTRY HOUSE WITH PANORAMIC OPEN VIEWS & GROUND FLOOR SELF-CONTAINED ANNEXE
Nestled in a semi-rural idyll, Oaklands Cottage commands outstanding far-reaching and unspoilt countryside views. Refurbished to a high standard in recent years, in addition to what is a very practical modern living layout, the house cleverly fuses period features with contemporary nuances and technology. An LPG central heating system efficiently, warms the home effectively retained with double glazing throughout. The accommodation is arranged around a large open-plan kitchen / dining space reception hall with travertine floors flowing the extent of the ground floor connecting the entrance porch, sitting room / snug with its large cossetting wood burning stove, utility room and cloakroom. The main house further comprises four (five) bedrooms – one is currently setup as a home office. The vaulted principal bedroom suite has fabulous twin walk-in showers. There is a further en-suite bedroom as well as a sumptuous family wet room with large bath tub, which serves the remaining two bedrooms, An additional asset is the self-contained one bedroom annexe.
In all, private grounds extend to approximately one acre (sts) and offer an excellent degree of seclusion and privacy, incorporating an ‘in’ and ‘out’ gated driveway leading to an extensive gravelled parking area with ample vehicular turning. A fully enclosed expansive lawn comprises a sun terrace and an outdoor resistance swim spa.
Oaklands Cottage is located south-east of Norwich (thirteen miles) and is situated on a quiet country lane equidistant from the market towns of Loddon and Bungay (four miles), while main line commuter rail links to London Liverpool Street are accessible at either Diss (twenty miles), or in the city. Nearby Loddon has a good range of amenities including GP surgery, dentist, bank, library, schools, shops, pubs, Post Office and access to the Broads network. Further afield is the heritage coastline of Suffolk with lovely beaches of Southwold and Walberswick (twenty miles). The vibrant Cathedral City of Norwich with its university, reputable private and state schools, covered market square, eclectic range of high street and independent shops, many gastropubs, bars and restaurants, cultural and leisure facilities can be found within a short drive equally ease of the (A11)/M11 connecting London via Cambridge.
Oaklands Cottage is built in the traditional Victorian farmhouse cottage vernacular behind a red brick façade and with tiled roofline. The surprise of the crisp modern interior spaces complement the many period features and are configured to give versatile high-specification accommodation that measures approx. 2,236 sq ft (207.8 sq m). Ideally suited for relocating professionals (work from home contingent and/or occasional London commute), families and multi-generational living – all who seek the country living idyll.
Entrance Hall / Porch - The illuminated entrance porch with its six panelled front door, pair of arched windows and fanlight open into an inviting entrance hall clad in travertine tiled floors. Attractive antique station clock. Pendant light.
Sitting Room / Snug - The focal point of the cossetting space is its large wood burning stove with oak bressummer. High level TV point. Three wall lights. Attractive south-facing canted bay window creates the ideal perch/reading nook. Built-in sofa suite, Sony media system and storage niche with display shelves. Recessed lighting. Travertine floor. Radiator.
Inner Hall / Utility Room - A large utility room divides the main house from the self-contained annexe wing. Part glazed external door and door to open-plan kitchen/dining/reception hall. Cabinetry and work surfaces with tiled splash backs. Comprises Samsung washer/dryer, Belfast sink with mixer tap, airing cupboard with large pressurised water tank. Pamment tiled floor. Door to:
Cloakroom - Window to front aspect. Shoe rack. Low-level wc. Tiled floor. Radiator.
Open-plan Kitchen / Dining Area / Reception Hall - A light and contemporary double aspect open-plan reception hall/dining area/kitchen with wide canted bay window to front aspect and French doors to the garden terrace at the rear. Exposed timbers. Hive thermostat. Stairs to First Floor. Mix of wall, spot and recessed lighting on a 3-way zone system. Travertine tiled floor. Radiators.
Kitchen Area - Sleek high gloss wall and base cabinetry; finished off in jewel like tones of red and black with polished wood surfaces. Full range of high-end integrated appliances include: two combi grill ovens and five ring induction hob including wok with extractor above – all by Kuppersbusch, CDA microwave, Bosch dishwasher and fridge together with a vintage Bosch refrigerator. A breakfast bar area with high level TV point.
Walk-in Larder - Of the many splendid features in this kitchen, the deep walk-in larder with spice racks is a highlight.
Open-plan Kitchenette / Sitting Room - With its separate entrance, a front door opens to a lofty partially vaulted open-plan kitchenette/sitting room. This relaxed dual aspect space with windows to front and rear is fitted with a shaker style kitchenette in farmhouse cream with wood work surfaces to include circular breakfast bar, Belfast sink with extendable mixer tap. Appliances comprise: Belling four ring oven/grill range cooker with stainless extractor, Bosch fridge/freezer, Hotpoint washer/dryer. Hive thermostat. Mix of spot and pendant lighting. Engineered wood floor. Radiator. Door to:
Bedroom - Pair of windows to the front aspect. Fitted wardrobe. Radiator. Door to:
Bathroom - Window to rear aspect and suite comprising panelled bath with electric shower attachment, pedestal basin, low-level wc. Shaver point. Recessed lighting. Engineered wood floor. Full height heated towel rail.
Landing - A stunning segmental glazed and wood balustrade stair case rises to the First Floor landing area. Designer pendant light. Window to rear aspect. Stairs to Second Floor. Doors to:
Bedroom Two - Window to front aspect. Mix of recessed and reading lights. Radiator. Door to:
En-Suite Shower Room - Suite comprising shower tray with fixed rain shower and wall-mounted basin with mixer tap. Mosaic tiles with niche. Extractor fan. Retractable swing mirror. Internal glass block windows. Wood floor. Recessed lighting.
Bedroom Three - Window to front aspect. Wood shelves provide display storage. Fitted wardrobe. Mix of wall, recessed and reading lights. Radiator.
Bedroom Four - Window to rear aspect. With a fun built-in bunk bed arrangement. Radiator.
Bathroom / Wet Room - Luxuriously appointed family wet room with an expanse of high gloss anthracite wall to wall, floor to ceiling tiles. The suite comprises: a large freestanding bath tub with mixer tap, fixed rain shower, low level wc and circular basin with mixer tap. Window to rear aspect with panoramic field views. Shaver point. Recessed lighting. Full-height heated towel rail.
Principal Bedroom Suite - The lofty vaulted principal bedroom suite with exposed timbers, and pair of windows to side aspect enjoy open countryside views. High level TV point. Runway of recessed lighting, bedside reading lights and book niches. Radiator.
Dressing Room - Useful deep compartmental dressing room area.
En-Suite Wet Room - Novel swing doors pull back to reveal a sumptuous walk-in wet room. Suite comprises: twin fixed rain showers with mixer taps, wall-mounted basin with mixer tap and low-level wc. Wall to wall, floor to ceiling tiles. Glass block windows with ambient mood lighting. Recessed lighting. Heated towel rail.
Home Office / Bedroom Five - Vaulted with window to side aspect and exposed timbers. Built-in home office studio task counters and storage. Recessed lighting. Radiator
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Oaklands Cottage is situated in picturesque open countryside, amidst a secluded and partly wooded enclave that envelops the property to give an excellent degree of privacy. Secluded, yet connected, all major amenities are easily accessible, as are the Norfolk Broads, Suffolk heritage coastline and for City commuting; London by rail via nearby Diss or Norwich.
Gardens - The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with planted borders, shrubs, mature trees along the boundary with a side area housing the LPG gas tank and a wood store. The rear and adjacent side gardens have mature hedgerow borders, trees and a lawn area with a seating/entertaining terrace, 'endless' resistance swim spa; perfect for training, outside kitchen area which includes pizza oven, sink and a deep pan fryer. With no near neighbour in site, the property enjoys far-reaching panoramic views in all directions of the surrounding countryside.
Parking - The property is approach by two separate five-bar field gates that in turn lead to a sweeping horseshoe “in & out” gravel drive with extensive parking and vehicular turning space.
Property is available to rent now.
Mains water, electricity, LPG central heating and hot water. Private drainage. Telephone line subject to BT transfer regulations.
AGENT’S NOTE: none of these services have been tested.
South Norfolk & Broadland District Council
Tax band E – £1,854.05 (2022/23)
Strictly by prior appointment through the landlords’ sole managing agent: Whatley Lane. If there is anything of particular importance, please contact us to discuss, especially before embarking upon your journey to view the property.
DIRECTIONS (NR35 2HT):
From Norwich (by car) take the A146 ‘Loddon/Beccles Road heading south east through Thurton. Continue pass the turning to Langley and Chedgrave and on entering Loddon, take the third exit signposted Mundham. Take the next left onto ‘Ingloss Lane’ and follow this road through countryside. After approximately 2 miles, Oaklands Cottage is on the left hand side marked by our To Let board.
From London/Cambridge/Bury St. Edmunds (by car) exit he M11 at Junction 9 and take the A11 towards Newmarket. Continue on the A14 towards Bury St. Edmunds. Exit the A14 at Junction 43, signposted 'Bury St. Edmunds Central'. Take the A134 and follow signposts to Great Barton. Continue along passing Ixworth, Hepworth, Harleston heading towards Broome. Before entering before, at the roundabout take the first exit onto the B1332 signposted ‘Norwich’. Then before passing ‘Smokey Joes’ restaurant, turn right signposted ‘Village Centre’. Continue through Broome and then turn left onto Rectory Road, followed by immediate right signposted ‘Loddon Ingloss’, After approximately 1.2 miles, Oaklands Cottage is on the right hand side marked by our To Let board.