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The Common, Wacton

4 Bed

1 Bath

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The Common, Wacton

4 Bed

1 Bath

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4/5 Bedrooms

Stunning Field Views

Full of Character

Extensive Living Spaces

Edge of Wacton Common

Grade II Listed

Annexe Potential

**VIDEO VIEWING NOW AVAILBLE** Truly Stunning Grade II Listed Thatched Property. A wealth of exposed timbers, batten and brace cottage style doors, pamment tiled flooring, inglenook fireplaces, oozes character from every corner.

A wealth of exposed timbers, batten and brace cottage style doors, pamment tiled flooring, inglenook fireplaces, oozes character from every corner. Modern extension means that the property benefits from having two double bedrooms to ground floor interlinked by a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom, further room that could make a master bedroom suite or this property really lends itself well for use as having an annexe to the ground floor and in the older part of the cottage there are two separate staircases leading to two further double bedrooms. The actual layout offers a grand dining room in the oldest part of the cottage, a separate sitting room with inglenook fireplace and beautiful garden views, kitchen, real hallway, study, walk-in further downstairs room or occasional bedroom, rear lobby and more modern extension area with the ground floor bedrooms. It's a really beautiful blend of modern and old and the thatch in the main including ridge was replaced in 2015-2016.


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Room Descriptions


Eight panel solid timber front door through to:

Entrance Hall

9'4 x 9'2 max.

Interlinks the older part of the cottage with the modern part of the cottage seamlessly with pamment tiled floor, batten and brace cottage door through to storage cupboard with modern electrics and coat and boot storage.

Shower Room

8'9 x 8'8 max.

White three piece suite comprising oversized shower cubicle with mains pressure shower set within with semi-circular cubicle doors with white tiled insets, WC, vanity wash hand basin set with a comprehensive range of gloss fronted storage units incorporating vanity mirror, light and shaver point and display areas, tiled to dado rail height, obscured side aspect window, smooth finish ceiling, inset spotlights, ceramic tiled floor, Victorian style heated towel rail.

Great Hall / Dining Room

19'5 x 15'4

Ceiling height at apex 22'2. A wealth of exposed ceiling and wall timbers. This room is stunning with front aspect mullion window with views towards the front garden, pond and The Common beyond. Pamment tiled flooring, original cottage front door with original iron work, beautiful view to front. Mullion window with views through to the sitting room, radiator behind fretwork radiator cover, two original batten and brace cottage doors; one through to the original buttery and one which would have been the pantry now being used as home office and occasional bedroom.

Office / Bedroom Five

10'8 x 7'4

A dual aspect room with both side and rear aspect mullion windows, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, herringbone brick tiled floor.


10'8 x 7'7

Front and side aspect mullion windows, wall light point, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, herringbone brick tiled floor, integral storage and meter cupboards.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room

15'5 x 10'9

Bespoke range of country style shaker fitted base and wall units in a cream finish with real wood block work surfaces over, inset Butler sink with double drainer, chrome coloured mixer tap, water purification tap, rear aspect mullion window with stunning garden and field views. wealth of exposed wall and ceiling timbers, further front aspect mullion window again enjoying pond and the common views, double radiator, ceramic tiled floor, wall light points, ceiling light points, space for range style cream double oven. warming and grill set beneath a six burner gas hob (included) beneath a coordinating Belling extractor fan, integral dishwasher behind matching cupboard front unit, integral wine rack, corner areas for display, two wine racks, complete dressing style unit with beautiful wicker vegetable and fruit drawers set beneath glazed front cupboards for display purposes and integral plate rack, space for table and chairs, batten and brace cottage style door through to:

Rear Hallway

9'3 x 7'0 max.

Two batten and brace cottage style doors giving access to a pantry storage area with fitted shelving, batten and brace cottage door through to rear garden, rear aspect window, staircase to secondary first floor guest suite, double radiator, continuing pamment style tiled ceramic flooring and batten and brace door through to:

Utility Room

9'0 x 5'7

With continuing fitted base units as in kitchen with granite effect roll top worksurfaces over with inset single drainer ceramic sink with glass wash area and mixer tap, tiled splashbacks in handmade style tiles, pamment tiled flooring, radiator, front aspect window, exposed ceiling timber, batten and brace cottage style door through to:


White two piece suite comprising of close coupled WC, corner wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks and storage beneath, exposes ceiling timber, pamment tiled floor.

First Floor Bedroom Three

15'4 x 11'2

Maximum ceiling height of 15'5 with a timber beamed ceiling, a particularly beautiful room with triple aspect room with front, side and rear aspect mullion windows. Original wood flooring, double radiator, ensuite facilities of a wash hand basin with mixer tap and space housing the water softener coordinating with the room.

Sitting Room

22'3 x 17'7 max.

(Accessed from both reception hallway and great hall) blending beautifully with the original part of the cottage, this room has a floor to ceiling inglenook fireplace with inset Bressummer beam for display and centrally situated black cast iron gas living flame 'multi fuel log burner' effect fire on a pamment tiled hearth, wealth of exposed ceiling timbers, four wall light points, twin side aspect mullion windows, door giving access to garden, TV point, two double radiators.

Further Rear Hallway

This area could be separated at this point to create and annexe should that be desired. Currently handy ante-chamber between the living accommodation and the sleeping accommodation to the ground floor and has a side aspect mullion window with garden and pond views, double radiator, smooth finish ceiling, timber and glazed door through to substantial walk-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf space, batten and brace cottage style door through to:

Bedroom Two

15'5 x 11'9

Dual aspect room with rear and side aspect double glazed windows enjoying garden and field views, pale oak effect laminate flooring, smooth finish ceiling, double radiator, batten and brace cottage style door through to:

Jack and Jill Bathroom

8'4 x 6'8

White three piece fitted suite comprising shower end bath with mains pressure shower set on riser rail in tiled shower cubicle with curved glass cubicle, close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled throughout with ornate detailing at dado rail height, inset spotlights to ceiling, extractor fan, wall light point, integral storage, ceramic tiled floor, Victorian style heated towel rail, secondary door giving access through to:

Master Bedroom Suite

24'2 narrows to 17'4 x 12'8

A stunning room with good ceiling height, double radiator, wardrobes (available by separate negotiation), side aspect double glazed window, batten and brace cottage style door through to dressing room, currently used as dressing room/gym but potential annexe room.

Dressing Room

11'9 x 10'7

Wall of built-in fitted wardrobes giving access to hanging rails and shelf space, dual aspect room with side and rear aspect double glazed windows, all enjoying garden and field views, continuing light pale oak effect laminate flooring, double radiator.

From Grand Hall

Door to staircase leading to Bedroom Four.

First Floor Bedroom Four

15'6 x 10'4

With stunning original timber flooring, front, side and rear aspect mullion windows, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, original door overlooking the great hall. An excellent double guest room.

Outside Front

Set away from The Common, Bretts Manor has beautiful gardens to all four aspects of the cottage. To the front and accessed via a cattle grid with five bar gate leading to a large garden laid to lawn fronting on to the pond which is enclosed by a range of mature trees and hedging. The garden itself is full of flowers with climbing vines, roses and an array of potted plants truly making this a chocolate box thatched cottage. The shingle drive leads down the side of the property. To the rear there is a shingled area with ample parking for numerous vehicles. Scope and space for potential cartlodge parking subject to planning permission set to the side.

Outside Rear

To the far side of property the garden continues to be laid to lawn and enclosed by a tree lined curtilage which wraps around to the area viewing from the sitting room where there are two feature ponds; one being a lily pond with goldfish and the second being a wildlife pond enclosed around with gravelled areas for seating and an array of plants, trees and shrubs and raised garden beds creating a gravelled side area. To the rear of the cottage there is the gravel parking area and further laid to lawn area all enclosed by rustic ranch style fencing and maturing laurel hedge which will create privacy from the neighbouring barn.

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