Unusual opportunity to acquire a delightful cottage/farmhouse together with 11 acres (4.46 hectares) for sale as a whole.
The property here was formerly part of a Norfolk County Council smallholding. The cottage is constructed of brick with a pitched main roof and has not come to the market for many years. The well arranged accommodation comprises entrance porch, reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, boot room, utility and bathroom on the ground floor, together with landing and three bedrooms on the first floor. Outside, there is a pleasant cottage garden and the house is situated in the south-west corner of the property.
The land included forms a single block and as stated extends to some 10.86 acres with road frontage to three sides bordering Repps Road, Lorne Lane and Heath Road. The parcel has been farmed as part of an arable rotation and was last cropped with combinable crops and is presently fallow. it would certainly be well suited to continuing as part of an arable rotation, or being put down to grass, or for alternative uses, subject to planning consent being forthcoming.
The property is offered for sale freehold as a whole.
Services: Mains water and electricity are connected to the cottage. Domestic foul drainage is to a private system.
Council Tax: Band C. Payment for 2021/22 is £1,730.86.
Sporting Rights, Minerals and Timber: All sporting rights, timber or timber like trees, and mineral rights (except as reserved by statute or to The Crown) are included in the sale.
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way: The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights, easements, quasi-easements, and all wayleaves whether or not referred to in these particulars. In particular, the mains water supply to the property is via a shared water pipe across land in third party ownership.
Basic Payment Scheme: There are no Basic Payment Scheme entitlements available.
Town & Country Planning: The purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge and have satisfied themselves as to any planning matters that may affect the property. Great Yarmouth Borough Council are the relevant authority.
Deed of Covenant: The land is sold subject to a Deed of Covenant made on the vendors purchase of the land in August 2003 whereby if at any time within the period up to August 2024 planning consent is obtained for any purpose or use other than as a single dwelling house and agricultural land 50% of the uplift in value will be payable to the pre-August 2003 owner on the earliest commencement of the consent or sale of the property subject to the consent.
For the avoidance of doubt the following are excluded from this provision: the extension or replacement of the house, the erection of outbuildings and stables ancillary to the use of the property as a single dwelling house.
We are advised that the land is subject to a rent charge under an award of enfranchisement of land.
Solicitor: Clapham & Collinge (Attn Frances Culling), St Catherine's House, All Saints Green, Norwich, NR1 3GA. Tel. 01603 693513
The cottage is situated just off Repps Road in a countryside location with pleasant views across open farmland. The property is situated about half a mile from the village of Rollesby, which benefits from local amenities including a primary and nursery school, farm shop and cafe, and is some 2 miles from Rollesby Broad. The village of Rollesby is about 5 miles from well known east Norfolk sandy beaches including Horsey and Winterton-on-Sea, and about 9 miles from Great Yarmouth, with the cathedral city of Norwich being about 15 miles away.
Otherwise, the River Thurne and the main Broadland network are within easy reach.
Proceed out of Norwich on the Yarmouth Road and continue out of the city onto the A47 southern bypass, heading towards Great Yarmouth. On reaching the roundabout at Acle, continue straight over onto the A1064 towards Caister on Sea. Go over Acle Bridge and after a mile take the left turn onto the B1152 towards Martham. Proceed for approximately 2 miles and then turn right by Heath Farm Barns. At the junction turn right, heading for Fleggburgh. The property will be found on the left hand side at the junction with Lawns Lane.
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