A substantial and attractive country house extending to around 5,000 sq ft
Croxton Lodge is a substantial and attractive Grade II listed country house of knapped flint elevations under a tiled roof. The house dates from the 18th and 19th Centuries and has some delightful period features including sash windows, exposed timber framework, fireplaces and picture rails. The property also features dentiled eave cornicing and knapped flint, indicating that it was a house of importance.
Extending to around 5,000 sq ft, Croxton Lodge offers good ceiling heights throughout, and the kitchen has a pamment floor with an oil fired Aga and a charming dining/breakfast area adjacent. Accommodation is flexible, and of particular note is the broad entrance hall and arches which are common throughout the house.
In the drawing room, there is a large bay window which overlooks the walled garden and an open fireplace with an attractive mantle and surround. The library/study to the front of the house has access off the main entrance hall and is particularly charming, as are the other reception rooms. The sitting room has a wood burning stove and there is another open fireplace in the dining room. Upstairs there is a large and very light landing which benefits from a large roof light.
On the first floor, there are 5 double bedrooms, with the master bedroom offering a large en suite bathroom with a shower and a double basin. The other 4 bedrooms are served by 2 bathrooms and on the second floor the accommodation is flexible, with the potential for 2 bedrooms and a playroom.
There is a pedestrian access to the attractive front entrance porch and access to the side of the house leading to a parking turning area and the garage block and outbuildings. The majority of the gardens are situated to the rear of the house, which is partly walled and laid to lawn with a mixture of broad leaf and coniferous trees. There are a number of flowerbeds and shrub borders, as well as paved areas, which are ideal for outside dining and entertaining. On the southern side of the house is a walled and secluded courtyard. Extending all the way along the side of the house is a paved terrace, part of which is covered, providing access to the utility room and workshop. The workshop has potential for conversion to an annexe, subject to the necessary consent.
The garden at Croxton Lodge is delightful and features a wide variety of flora including rose beds, lavender, a black walnut, fruit trees (including a fine mulberry tree) and a small kitchen garden.
This property has 0.6 acres of land.
Croxton is an attractive village on the outskirts of Thetford Forest, which has superb walking, horse riding and other leisure pursuits. Thetford, a traditional and historic Breckland Town, has a good range of amenities, including a number of supermarkets, shops and services.
Croxton is a conservation area and is situated about half a mile to the A11 trunk road, which gives direct access to Norwich, Cambridge and beyond. Thetford station (2 miles) provides direct links to Cambridge and in turn London and Norwich, the Midlands and the North West. The journey time from Thetford to Cambridge is 45 minutes and to London approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Stansted Airport is 56 miles and is connected by a dual carriageway and journey time of 59 minutes according to RAC Route Planner.
From Norwich head south west on the A11 and between the first and second roundabouts bypassing Thetford, take the slip road signposted Croxton. Head back under the A11 away from Thetford and through the village of Croxton and Croxton Lodge will be found on the right hand side, opposite the village hall.Read all
- Library, Drawing room, Dining room, Sitting room
- Kitchen/Breakfast room, Pantry
- Utility, Cellar
- 6 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms (Including one ensuite to the master bedroom)
- Attic/Store, Playroom
- Workshop, Garaging
- Outbuildings, Formal and informal gardens
- Map & Street View
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