A huge thatched cottage with a self-contained annexe has gone up for sale at almost £1m.

The property is in the Breckland countryside in Merton between Watton and Thetford Forest. 

Despite being only 20 years old the cottage offers the charm of a much older property, with wall-to-ceiling beams but modern comforts.

Watton & Swaffham Times: The outside of the propertyThe outside of the property (Image: Fine & Country)
Watton & Swaffham Times: The kitchen/breakfast roomThe kitchen/breakfast room (Image: Fine & Country)

The home was built in 2005 on the site of three 18th century cottages and is nestled in the secluded Norfolk countryside.

The current owner said: "The house is so close to town, but it feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere here.”

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Being on the end of its long private driveway means it's barely visible from the road giving it full 360-degree scenic surroundings.

Downstairs the cottage has a large sitting room complete with a brick inglenook fireplace with a wood burner effect gas stove, a second large living room and a kitchen/breakfast room.

Watton & Swaffham Times: The sitting roomThe sitting room (Image: Fine & Country)

Watton & Swaffham Times: The heated conservatoryThe heated conservatory (Image: Fine & Country)

To the far end of the property is a large conservatory with uninterrupted countryside views.

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The owner added: “We see some amazing sunsets from here, not to mention all the wildlife that wanders into the garden”.

Watton & Swaffham Times: One of the upstairs bedrooms One of the upstairs bedrooms (Image: Fine & Country)Watton & Swaffham Times: The annexThe annex (Image: Fine & Country)Watton & Swaffham Times: The decking area of the annex complete with hot tubThe decking area of the annex complete with hot tub (Image: Fine & Country)

Upstairs the house has a spacious en-suite master bedroom, three more bedrooms and two family bathrooms.

Notably, the property has a self-contained annexe with a hot tub, bar, underfloor heating and an ensuite bedroom.

The house is up for sale with Fine & Country estate agents with an asking price of £950,000.