A fascinating 16th Century period townhouse on one of Norwich’s most enchanting and historic streets

36 Elm Hill is a pretty four-bedroom Grade II* Listed 16th Century timber framed townhouse with 18th Century additions containing a wealth of character and many period features such as wooden sash windows and shutters, exposed beams, fireplaces in most rooms and brick undercroft cellar. However, it is the expanse of accommodation totalling over 3500 sq/ft that sits behind quite a modest frontage which is its biggest surprise. The entrance hall leads us to an impressive morning room with tall ceilings, wooden floor and many features already mentioned. Returning to the hallway, down a half flight of stairs is a guest wc and access to the cellar again with fireplace and pamment flooring. The rest of the ground floor consists of dining room with double doors out to the garden, kitchen with gas fired stove, and a wonderful garden room or library with open fireplace and three double doors out to the garden. A wonderful central staircase leads upstairs to a split level where the master bedroom suite is situated consisting of bedroom with walk in wardrobe and en suite bathroom. Further onto the first floor is a spectacular lateral 31-foot double reception which fronts the property and forms part of the flying freehold over the carriage arch below. On this floor to the rear is another double bedroom and a landing used as a study, with access up to the second floor where there are two further bedrooms, a family bathroom and views across to the cathedral’s spire which is so synonymous to the identity of Norwich.

Outside

Outside to the rear of the property is a large private walled courtyard garden which is so rare for the centrality of this property within the city, and yet very tranquil being situated so closely to the River Wensum. There are means of parking by resident permit, but also garaging by arrangement with the local council and planning consent to construct a garage within the grounds of the property (subject to continuing implementation of existing planning permission dated 1995)

Situation

Elm Hill is a cobbled street in the heart of Norwich’s medieval quarter and named after the elms trees which once stood there from as early as the reign of King Henry VIII. Today it remains a popular street with an eclectic mix of residential dwellings, boutique shops, independent cafes, historic churches and general backdrop for period and fantasy film making. There aren’t many streets in Norwich that are mentioned ahead of Elm Hill and as such, its position means you have the city centre on your doorstep. The River Wensum is only a few moments away with river paths and hire boats taking you through the city and beyond, including past a number of popular public houses and bridges. The Cathedral and its close is 500 feet away from Elm Hill, with the Castle, Market Place and mainline Railway Station, with regular services to both London (90 mins) and Cambridge (80 mins) as well as other destinations, also close by.

Norwich has a thriving business community and is considered a regional centre for culture and the arts. and culture. There is an abundance of both independent and high street shops, restaurants and some fantastic public houses which are well celebrated. Norwich has excellent schooling in both the private and public sector, the University of East Anglia is well regarded, as is the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. 4 miles to the north of the city is Norwich International Airport with regular flights both nationally and internationally. Norfolk as a county has some wonderful countryside, some exceptional country houses with parkland and over 90 miles of coastline and beaches to explore, as well as the infamous Norfolk Broads.

Directions

From Tombland, follow the road North past the Maids Head Hotel down onto Wensum Street where Elm Hill can be found on the left hand side. 36 Elm Hill is situated on the right hand side opposite St Simon & St Jude Church.

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Ref: NOR190097

Elm Hill Norwich NR3

Guide Price
£795,000

Ref: NOR190097

Elm Hill Norwich NR3

Guide Price
£795,000