Property spotlight: Renovated period cottage near Dereham up for £395,000


The sitting room has views of the garden and paddocks beyond - Credit: Sowerbys

This two-bed period cottage in mid-Norfolk is on the market with Sowerbys for £395,000. 

Erwin Cottage, a Grade II listed home, is believed to date back to 1750 and possibly earlier. It is on the end of a set of three cottages that were once one house.


Erwin Cottage is a listed period cottage in Shipdham near Dereham - Credit: Sowerbys


The front room has an original inglenook fireplace, a log burner and exposed beams - Credit: Sowerbys

The current owners restored the house with a "no expense spared" approach, retaining period features and adding a rear extension.

The home is entered through the snug, which has an original inglenook fireplace with a log burner and flagstone flooring.


The kitchen has onyx worktops, an island and a Butler sink - Credit: Sowerbys


The sitting room has a gable end and floor-to-ceiling windows - Credit: Sowerbys

The snug leads into the kitchen, with onyx granite worktops and an island, and the dining room.

At the back of the property is the sitting room, which has a vaulted gable ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors to the garden. The room has views over the gardens and paddocks beyond.


The master bedroom on the first floor - Credit: Sowerbys


The family bathroom on the first floor is mainly tiled and has a bath - Credit: Sowerbys

The first floor is comprised of two bedrooms and the family bathroom. The floor has exposed wooden beams and some gently sloping floors.

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There are two outbuildings including the large summer house and a shed. The front garden is shingled and has room for four vehicles.


One of the two bedrooms on the first floor - Credit: Sowerbys


The garden is landscaped with a patio next the sitting room doors - Credit: Sowerbys

The back garden is landscaped with a patio, raised deck, timber gazebo and a summer house with power and lighting. There is also a hot tub area.

The cottage is in Shipdham, a village about five miles south of Dereham.


The garden is mostly laid to lawn and has views of the paddocks beyond - Credit: Sowerbys


The garden has a wooden gazebo with power and lighting - Credit: Sowerbys


Market Street, Shipdham

Guide price: £395,000

Sowerbys, 01362 693591,