An extended and modernised Georgian house in an elevated position with views of Norwich and 7 acres
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Highfield House is an impressive late Georgian house with later additions that has been modernised and extended to provide wonderful family accommodation, set in a spectacular elevated position overlooking just under 7 acres of grounds and the Norwich city skyline in the distance on the horizon. Inside there are two spacious reception rooms of equal size used as sitting room and dining room, both enjoying open fire places and plenty of natural light from sash windows and French doors. To the rear of the property is a recent single storey extension with pitched ceilings and sky lights where there is a large open plan kitchen breakfast room also with French doors on all sides and leading to a snug sitting room with wood burning stove. The Kevin Rust Kitchen is fully fitted with hand crafted units, kitchen island, pantry and electric economy 7 Aga. The flooring in this extension is a travertine limestone tile and also runs throughout the rear entrance hall, utility room and guest wc. Upstairs is the master bedroom which enjoys fantastic views over the gardens and countryside beyond, with walk through dressing room and en suite bathroom with shower unit. From the landing there is a large family bathroom also with shower unit, and two further double bedrooms, one with a feature oriel window. On the second floor are two further spacious bedrooms with similar countryside views and a separate shower room. The property benefits from having wooden sash windows, most of which are double glazed, and a comfortable home office.
This property has 6.81 acres of land.
To the west of the house are some lovely landscaped gardens, including a terraced veranda draped with a flowering wisteria overlooking a small lawn bordered with raised brick beds with pillared frame also with an established wisteria. Beyond this is a large sun terrace perfect for entertaining and to enjoy the rolling countryside views, the Norwich skyline and sunsets. The immediate grounds are mostly laid to lawn and on the eastern boundary there is a post and rail paddock with stables and five bar gate for access from the front drive. The rest of the grounds are left to meadow, with a small pond, hedge borders and interspersed with a range of coniferous and broad leaf specimens but most notably a magnificent oak. The barn consists of an open cart lodge, an electric heated and insulated studio, large garden storage, and wood store. The property is well screened from the road and is approached via a gravelled carriage driveway through small wooded areas leading to a turning circle with space to park a number of vehicles.
Highfield House is situated just outside the popular village of Stoke Holy Cross about 4.5 miles to the south of Norwich. Stoke Holy Cross has a number of amenities including primary school and a shop with post office. The village enjoys excellent eateries with The Wildebeest which is a well-regarded public house with restaurant and Stoke Mill restaurant both award winning. The area is surrounded by unspoilt rural countryside yet is within easy access of Norwich. The Cathedral city of Norwich has a vibrant business community and is the regional centre providing excellent schooling in both the public and private sector, as well as shopping with John Lewis only 15 minutes away, leisure and cultural facilities. There is a mainline railway station to London Liverpool Street and an expanding airport to the north of the city.
From Norwich, head south on City Road and continue onto Long John Hill. At the traffic lights, go straight over the ring road, under the railway line and take the first exit at the mini roundabout onto Stoke Road. Follow this road over the River Tas and the Southern Bypass and after 1 mile take a left turn upon entering Caistor St Edmund onto Markshall Road. As the road bears left, take a right turn onto Caistor Lane signposted Upper Stoke. After half a mile, follow the road left onto Chandler Road and the entrance driveway to Highfield House can be found on a gradual left bend on the left hand side.Read all
- Georgian House
- Period Property
- Good Condition
- 4018 sq/ft
- 5 Bedrooms
- Carriage Driveway
- 6.81 Acres
- 4.5 miles South of Norwich
- Elevated Position
- Views of the City
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