Rose Cottage, 18 Bagthorpe Road, East Rudham, Norfolk

Sold STC - Guide Price £645,000

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Property Description

The Property

Rose Cottage is a large detached period property set in gardens extending to around 0.85 of an acre (STS), with a detached outbuilding which was originally the apple store.

Downstairs there is a fantastic open plan kitchen / diner with bi-fold doors out to the garden.  The kitchen has an oil fired AGA and a modern fitted kitchen with plenty of space for a large family dining table and a breakfast bar suitable for stools to provide seating for those not preparing supper.  There is a pantry to one end of the kitchen with a handy utility room with large storage cupboard and door through to the boot room (which can also be accessed directly from outside).  There is also a handy outside loo next to the boot room.

Off the kitchen is a flexible reception room, currently used as snug / TV room which could equally be a formal dining room.  There is a door leading to the cellar from her.  Onwards from here you cross the elegant main entrance hall to reach the large sitting room.  Spanning the whole width of the house, this charming room boasts two fireplaces, one at either end with a wood burning stove and windows out to the end of the garden.  Also off the entrance hall are a large downstairs loo and a good sized home office.

The stairs sweep up to the first floor where the five bedrooms are arranged off the main landing and a corridor running down the length of the property. There are five double bedrooms in total, three off the main landing along with a family shower room and two further bedrooms and a family bathroom along the corridor.  The master bedroom has double aspect windows to the garden and rear and has a small ensuite currently with a WC and sink but ripe for updating to include a shower.  


The gardens and land extend to around 0.85 acres, with a driveway sweeping in from the road with plenty of parking space.  There is garden directly to the side and front of the house with a patio area leading off from the bifold doors to the kitchen.  Passed the house the garden stretches back encompassing a further large grassed area currently with a summer house and further on again to an area currently partly mowed and partly left as meadow.

*The Apple Store outbuilding has undergone some renovation work with a view to creating a one bedroom annexe.  However, planning permission would be required for this to be considered part of the habitable space of the house.

*There is the potential to create a building plot a single two story development or two single story dwellings.  Access could be created from the current driveway and the plot could be comfortably screened from the main house.  It would be necessary to gain planning approval for a scheme of this nature and no investigations regarding its feasibility or location have been undertaken, so very much only a possibility at this stage.

Income Generation Potential

East Rudham is a popular village and supports several successful holiday let cottages.  There is no reason why Rose Cottage itself could not make a great holiday cottage and generate income for new owners when they were not using it themselves.  A property of this size, finished to the right standard could easily expect to achieve in excess of £1800 per week during the peak summer weeks.

The Location

Rose Cottage is located on a quiet country road in the village of East Rudham.  The village itself is easy walking distance away and there you will find the excellent village pub, The Crown, a locally renowned butchers, local shop and post office and tea shop. The village primary school is close by and just a bit further along in Great Massingham is another excellent gastro-pub, The Dabbling Duck. Situated between Fakenham and Kings Lynn there is easy access to a variety of supermarkets and also hourly, direct train links to both Cambridge and London from Kings Lynn station. Nearby is Houghton Hall and Sandringham is 10 minutes away. The coast at Brancaster is only 20 mins away by car and Burnham Market is a similar distance. The property is also within easy striking distance of the market town of Holt, home to the famous independent school Greshams. There is a daily bus service for pupils from East Rudham to Greshams.

Other Information

Services: Main Electricity, Water & Drains

Heating: Oil Fired Central Heating

Council Tax: Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Council - TBC


Viewing: Strictly by appointment only with Big Skies Estates

Agents Note: The vendors had feasibility study carried out by a planning agency and a report was produced detailing the potential for development. This is available by request. 

Agents Note:  The outbuilding, The Apple Store, has undergone some renovation work including electrics, flooring and bathroom; which has been completed to building regulations standards.  However, retrospective planning permission would be required for the conversion to be considered part of the habitable space of the property.

Agent’s note: 1. Whilst these particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair description of the property, these do not form any part of any offer or contract nor may they be regarded as statements of representation of fact. 2. Big Skies Estates have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings. All measurements or distances given are approximate only. 3.No person in the employment of Big Skies Estates has the authority to make or give representation or warranty in respect of this property. Any interested parties must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of any information given.

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