Truwell, Foulsham, Dereham, Norfolk

Sold - Guide Price £290,000

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Property Description

The Property

Truwell is a charming, two-bedroom cottage, superbly positioned in the centre of Foulsham. The cottage dates back to the early 18th century, on the inside is where the history of the cottage becomes apparent. The cottage boasts prominent character features throughout, such as exposed beams and exposed brickwork, a vaulted ceiling in the principal bedroom, and a wood-burning stove. The accommodation briefly comprises: Entrance Hall, open plan kitchen/dining room, ground floor w/c, large sitting room, two double bedrooms, both with ensuites.

The entrance of this property is to the side aspect, upon entering the cottage you step into the central entrance hall, with all downstairs rooms arranged off the hall. Immediately on your left as you enter the property is the large sitting room that features two bay windows to the front aspect, exposed timbers, and a traditional wood-burning stove.

Directly at the end of the entrance hall, there is a useful w/c, and to the right, there is an open plan kitchen/dining area. There are windows to the side and rear aspects, with French doors leading out into the private, walled courtyard garden and to the separate barn located at the rear of the property.

Upstairs there is a good size landing separating the two bedrooms, with a useful storage cupboard here as well. The principal bedroom is the most impressive room of the house, featuring two windows to the front aspect and a stunning vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, brickwork, and a feature fireplace. The ensuite features a shower, wash hand basin, and loo.

The second bedroom has a window looking out to the rear over the courtyard garden. There is a built-in wardrobe and also has a private ensuite, which features a shower, wash hand basin, and loo.


There is a charming, walled, courtyard garden outside the French doors at the rear which has been patioed. A perfect area for al fresco dining in the warmer months. The barn at the rear of the property provides a useful space for a utility area. There is scope to fully convert this barn, subject to gaining the right planning and consent.

There is unrestricted parking on the road immediately outside the cottage.

Holiday Let Opportunity

Holiday Let Income: £21,920 (net income from bookings 2021 - 2022)

Holiday Let Occupancy: c. 30 Weeks

Sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms

The current owners have offered the cottage as a holiday let since 2020. 

Currently Truwell is marketed by Sykes, a national agency. There are a number of excellent local agencies who can assist with how best to present your property to the holiday let market and who can also provide a fully managed service including cleaning and laundry if you do not live locally. Please speak to the team at Big Skies for more details.

The Location

Foulsham is a historic North Norfolk village surrounded by the open countryside. Situated slightly inland, the village is a short drive from the Georgian market town of Holt, where there are many shops and amenities and the famous independent school, Greshams. Foulsham is home to the Queens Head pub, an ideal spot to replenish after a days walking on one of the many footpaths around Foulsham, or a day on the coast.

Foulsham is also only a short 15 minute drive from the market town of Fakenham. Fakenham provides a large range of amenities, a weekly market and a monthly farmers market which falls on the last Saturday of each month. Fakenham Racecourse is well renowned and host multiple events each year, nearby attractions include Pensthorpe Natural Park which is a 700 acre nature reserve and woodland conservation park.

Other Information

Services: Mains Electricity, Water & Sewage

Heating: Electric Panel Heaters

Windows: Double Glazed Throughout

Council Tax: North Norfolk District Council. Currently business rated as a holiday let and could be eligible for small business rate relief.


Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Big Skies Estates. 

Agents 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. Where a property is promoted as suitable for holiday letting, such use is conditional on the legal due diligence to be undertaken by the buyer’s conveyancer to ensure the property can be used for holiday letting. Big Skies Estates does not examine the legal title or any restrictions on the property. 4. 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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