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Pulham Market cottage is full of charm

Duck’s Foot House is a charming Grade II-listed detached thatched house set in gardens and grounds of more than half an acre in the tiny hamlet of Bush Green on the outskirts of Pulham Market.

The origins of the property date back to the 17th Century, with additions coming in during the 19th Century. A very pretty cottage with a part-thatched roof, it was a pub called the Duck’s Foot until 1963, and was an integral part of the village’s history – featuring on the Pulham Market sign as one of the original four pubs there.

When the owners first came here they were bowled over by the setting, which gives lovely views across the surrounding countryside, and the abundant charms of the cottage interior, with a wealth of features throughout all three floors.

The interior is comprised of sitting room, dining room and drawing room, kitchen, breakfast room, study, conservatory and studio, two ground-floor bedrooms and a bathroom, master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite shower room, another first-floor bedroom and two further attic rooms.

The owners have found the home to be a great place for entertaining, with the sitting and dining rooms divided only by an open studwork partition that makes this a very sociable space.

There is ample room for a good number of guests in the impressive sitting room, with doors onto a terrace that serves as an ideal spot for drinks on a summer evening.

Meanwhile, the kitchen is a family friendly area with space for a breakfast table. It also opens onto a large conservatory, further adding to its flexibility.

The property itself is approached via an in and out drive which sweeps across in front of the house. This is an altogether lovely spot to relax and enjoy the serenity of the Norfolk countryside.

The large grounds include a sizeable kitchen garden where the owner has grown a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as several fruit trees. Fields lie beyond the garden, allowing for peace and privacy.

In addition, there are double doors into the workshop/secondary garage, complete with a range of fitted units, plus a single garage attached. Power and lighting is connected in both buildings.

Duck’s Foot House enjoys a rural but not isolated position outside Pulham Market, a popular and picturesque Norfolk village which has a primary school, church, village shop, builders merchant and garden centre, as well as two public houses and a farm shop nearby.

Diss lies some eight miles south and has a much wider range of shopping facilities and amenities including a mainline rail link to London’s Liverpool Street Station, while Norwich is about 13 miles to the north and has excellent educational, cultural and recreational facilities and amenities.

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