Forget Me Not Cottage, Thorpe Road, Southrepps, Norwich, Norfolk

For Sale - Guide Price £695,000

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Property Description

The Property

Located on the outskirts of the desirable village of Southrepps, Forget Me Not Cottage is a substantial brick and flint five bedroom cottage with a large wrap around garden and unspoilt countryside views.  The cottage has been recently renovated by the current owners to a high standard, including newly fitted double glazed windows, new bathrooms and kitchen.  The property has retained many of its character features, such as exposed beams and brick and flint work and has a cosy woodburning stove in the sitting room.  The village has excellent amenities including a village shop and a popular traditional pub, The Vernon Arms, serving locally brewed ales and good food.  Lower Southrepps at the opposite end of the village is a five minute drive away and home to the renowned Suffield Arms, the local primary school and Gunton Train Station, providing access to Norwich and beyond.  The north Norfolk coast is just on the doorstep, with Cromer, Trimingham and Overstrand beaches a few miles away.

The accommodation at Forget Me Not briefly comprises a fantastic open-plan kitchen & breakfast room, dining room, sitting room, downstairs bedroom and shower, four bedrooms upstairs, ensuite bathroom and a family bathroom.

The cottage has two entrances, a front door leading into the entrance hall, where you can leave coats and wellies and the back door,  at the side, which takes you straight into the dining room.  Off the hall is the open-plan kitchen & breakfast room and dining room, with French doors and views of the garden. The kitchen is shaker style and benefits from an island unit, wooden worktops, a butler sink, a range oven with five ring ceramic hob and integrated dishwasher, washing machine and full-height fridge & freezer. 

Also off the hall is the sitting room with an exposed beam and a brick fireplace surround, woodburning stove and windows to the side with French doors leading out to the patio area, which currently houses some low seating and the hot tub (available by separate negotiation).  

The ground floor double bedroom has a window to the side, an exposed flint wall and French doors leading out to the patio and garden beyond.  

The downstairs shower and loo is directly opposite the bedroom.   

Upstairs, off the landing are four further bedrooms, a family bathroom and principal ensuite.  The principal bedroom overlooks the garden and has an ensuite with walk in shower, hand wash basin and loo. The two middle bedrooms are of good proportion with room for a double bed and have views over the garden. The fourth bedroom at the far end of the landing is flooded with light with dual aspect windows and a lower level area providing room for a dressing table or a comfortable chair.   The family bathroom has a bath with a shower over, hand wash basin and loo.

The property is available as a turnkey, complete with all the furniture, fittings and hot tub (barring some personal items) by separate negotiation.


The garden wraps around the property with gravel at the front and side with plenty of parking.  The gravel driveway also houses the garage with an up and over door.  The garden is fully enclosed and laid to lawn with mature flower beds and unspoilt countryside views beyond.  There is a large shed, in the rear corner of the garden which is useful for storage of garden tools and furniture and an additional small brick outbuilding, currently used for logs.  

Holiday Let Opportunity

Holiday Let Income: Forget Me Not Cottage achieves c. £3,880 per week during peak season

Holiday Let Occupancy: 25-30 weeks

Sleeping 10 in 5 bedrooms

Forget Me Not is a much loved second home and successful holiday let.  The property has been brought to up to standard with the current fire regulations.  

The cottage could be available as a turnkey, complete with furniture, contents and the hot tub (be separate negotiation).

For more information on holiday letting, please contact the team at Big Skies for a chat.

The Location

Forget Me Not Cottage is located on the outskirts of the popular rural village of Southrepps, with a village shop and an excellent pub, The Vernon Arms serving good ales and food. At the far end of the village in the opposite direction, in Lower Southrepps is the Suffield Arms, a super cool pub serving tapas, and Gunton Train Station which runs between Norwich and Sheringham. Antingham and Southrepps Primary School is under five minutes away. The village is within easy reach of the coast with Cromer, Trimingham or Overstrand Beaches a short drive away. The market town of North Walsham is six miles away and has excellent amenities including three supermarkets (Waitrose, Lidl and Sainsburys), an independent butcher, two doctors surgeries, a vets and a train station with direct transport links to Norwich and beyond.

For keen walkers, Southrepps and Lower Southrepps offer wonderful countryside walks from the doorstep.

Other Information

Tenure: Freehold

Services: Mains Electricity and Water - Septic tank 

Windows: Double Glazed Throughout

Heating: Air Source Heat Pump


Council Tax: Currently on Business rates, claiming Small Business Rate Relief 

Viewings: 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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