Thatched cottage that backs onto a tiger enclosure is up for sale for £375,000

On the hunt for a house?

This property could be a great shout… as long as you don’t mind some, um, interesting neighbours.

A three-bedroom cottage in Filby, Norfolk, is up for sale for just £375,000, but comes with quite a large catch – or a major benefit, depending on how you see it.

The home backs onto a tiger enclosure in Thrigby Hall, meaning you can peek at big cats from your bedroom.

Don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe: panelled fencing surrounds the entire garden, along with a picket fence, so there’s no chance of the tigers jumping into the house while you’re in the shower.

Instead, you can sit on the patio and enjoy the view of wildlife without having to pay for a ticket to the conservation park. Win.

The house itself is pretty lovely, beyond its feline neighbours.

Enter through a wooden door on the ground floor and you’ll find a cosy living room with exposed beams, an open fireplace with a brick hearth, and plenty of natural light.

Also on this floor is the open plan kitchen and diner, with another feature fireplace, more exposed beams and marble effect worktops.

There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and there’s solid wood flooring throughout.

Outside, the home has a picket fence and gate around a small courtyard area, then a back garden, which is where you can see the tigers.

Location-wise, the owner would enjoy the lovely village of Filby, which is on the shores of both Filby Broad and Ormesby Little Broad; popular spots for boating fans.

The area has lots of cosy pubs and restaurants, and is close to nearby towns of Caister-on-Sea and Acle, which has easy train links to Norwich.

The home is being sold by Minors and Brady, who describe it as ‘charming’.

The listing reads: ‘A charming, thatched cottage which is truly one-of-a-kind, no other property like it around… the property backs onto the Tiger enclosure at Thrigby Hall giving you the full Tiger King experience on your doorstep!

‘A truly one off opportunity to purchase a unique property with lots of character, beautifully presented throughout and within a sought-after location.

‘This property is perfect for a holiday-let or forever home!’

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