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Wheelwrights, Bury Road, Thorpe Morieux ANL-150204-112352001
Wheelwrights, Bury Road, Thorpe Morieux ANL-150204-112352001

The picturesque Wheelwrights has already caught a film crew’s eye, being due to star in BBC Two’s Escape to the County in the coming weeks.

Located in the village of Thorpe Morieux, the Grade II-listed thatched cottage combines the charm of a country home with a host of modern benefits, with the addition of stunning rural views.

Wheelwrights, Bury Road, Thorpe Morieux ANL-150204-112405001

Wheelwrights, Bury Road, Thorpe Morieux ANL-150204-112405001

With a recently re-fitted kitchen, the four bedroom home has also been re-wired and re-plumbed. There is ample parking and the potential for annexe accommodation.

Dating back at least three hundred years, the cottage forms part of the village’s history having been used as its shop until the late 1950s.

The dining hall features ceiling beams and an open fireplace with Bressumer beam over, and houses the stairs to the first floor.

It leads to the utility room, with inset stainless steel sink and plumbing for a washing machine, and cloakroom.

Wheelwrights, Bury Road, Thorpe Morieux ANL-150204-112338001

Wheelwrights, Bury Road, Thorpe Morieux ANL-150204-112338001

The sitting room has windows to the front and rear of the property with views over the garden, fields and church beyond. It has ceiling beams and a woodburner with a stone fireplace.

A rear lobby has a door to the garden and houses the hot water tank.

The refitted kitchen features granite work surfaces with wall and floor mounted units. There is an electric range with hood over, integrated dishwasher and a heated towel rail.

The snug, or potential annexe, has an open fireplace with woodburner and brick surround and enclosed stairs to the first floor.

Accessed from the snug and also forming part of the potential annexe, the ground floor bedroom has a partially vaulted ceiling and an ensuite with shower.

In the left wing of the first floor is the second bedroom with a Victorian fireplace, access to the loft and an ensuite bathroom.

The landing in the first floor’s right wing has an exposed brick chimney breast and fireplace. The third bedroom has views towards the church.

The master bedroom, located in the middle of the cottage, has views to the front and rear wth exposed eaves beams and a Victorian style fireplace. It also has an ensuite bathroom, with access to the loft.

Outside, at the front of the property there is an area for car parking and a detached timber garage with double doors and light and power connected.

The front garden is enclosed by picket fencing. Behind the garage is a small orchard.

To the rear there is a low maintenance gravelled area, and to the side is an area laid to lawn with small fruit trees.

There is also a greenhouse and a small shed.