Hawthorn Cottage in Mendham is a delightful equestrian property comprising a charming cottage with planning permission to extend it, stable yard, barns, cart lodges, manege and paddocks.
Set in an enviable position within the picturesque Waveney Valley, this impressive property enjoys a spectacular countryside location. The pretty cottage is a wonderful family home with plenty of character, while the generous plot offers a wealth of opportunities.
The property has proven historically with its past owners to be a very flexible home. At the heart of the interior is a real family kitchen with ample room for a table and chairs to bask in the warmth of the Aga while enjoying coffee or lunch with family or friends.
A separate dining room situated near to the kitchen allows for more formal dinners, although depending on the needs of the owners, the room could also serve as an ideal playroom.
Accommodation is provided by a master bedroom and two further good-sized bedrooms, although the downstairs study could in itself serve equally well as an additional guest bedroom as private accommodation for an older child.
There is also a sitting room that enjoys lovely views overlooking the front gardens, with an open brick fireplace with timber bressummer over and inset Clearview woodburning stove on a brick hearth all serving as the focal point.
In addition to this, the property contains a family bathroom and two shower rooms, one of which is en-suite, while the south-facing conservatory looks down the valley over the manege and paddocks.
Hawthorn Cottage is accessed by a sweeping gravel drive - part of the drive leads to a parking and turning area, while another part follows round past the barn to the double bay cart lodge and then onto the stable yard.
Beyond the cart lodge is the stable yard with five stables currently in use, plus a sixth stable which could be utilised as a foaling box, whilst opposite is the hay barn.
A second drive leads round to another gate onto Hollow Lane from the yard and a gate from the stables leads out to the manege. The land then extends away to the east and south, with the bridge to the south heading towards the last of the paddocks.
There are more formal gardens immediately to the west of the cottage including a little terrace and a garden shed. At the northern end of the cottage is alittle brick and pantile outbuilding, which is divided into two separate rooms: one currently being used for storage, and the other serving as a potting shed and garden store.
The property is located in a quiet lane on the outskirts of Mendham, with the thriving market town of Diss just 12 miles away.