- 6 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 4 receptions
A charming Victorian Rectory, 15 miles from the centre of Norwich, sitting centrally in its grounds
15 miles from the centre of Norwich, nestling in its own grounds extending to approx 2 acres, affording great privacy within this well established mid Norfolk village. Five bedrooms with four reception rooms totalling approx 4500 sq feet plus the convenience of an independent fully fitted annex which offers about 900 sq feet of accommodation.
The Hospital and University are about 12 miles.
The Old Rectory comprises a substantial detached Victorian family residence standing centrally in its grounds of approximately 2 acres with delightful views. The house is of brick and flint construction under a glazed pantile roof and provides spacious family sized accommodation with all bedrooms comfortable doubles. The house is not listed and the original part of the property is believed to date from 1840. The property benefits from significant improvements and tasteful updates, and has been with the present owners for over 30 years.
There are excellent ceiling heights throughout, and a number of striking period features. Of particular note is the large sitting room with double doors out to a large paved terrace seating area and southwest facing lawned garden. Upstairs there is a generous landing and 5 double bedrooms each with storage areas, all of which have delightful views. Of particular note is the master bedroom with dressing room, ensuite and floor to ceiling windows.
The large cellar offers ready opportunity for many social activities.
The Coach House, built in a similar style, is a separate self-contained, ground floor, one-double bedroom annexe with open plan kitchen/breakfast/living room and outside west facing private terrace seating area. The Coach House offers great privacy from the main house. Permissions have been granted for an extension of the accommodation if required.
This property has 2.22 acres of land.
The Old Rectory sits centrally in its grounds and is approached by a sweeping gravel driveway leading to an extensive turning circle to the front of the house, separate parking area to the front of The Coach House and garages / machinery stores with rear access.
The gardens at The Old Rectory are mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrub and hedge borders. To the immediate south west of the house is a private terrace seating area with lawned garden. The turning circle features a large ornamental pond with fountain. Adjacent to the house are two further areas of lawned garden, one with a kitchen garden. To the north east of the property is an orchard with apple and pear trees. The top south facing area could easily be converted to paddock if required.
Wymondham, approx 7 miles distant, is a thriving Market Town offering good shopping facilities including a Waitrose Supermarket. There is excellent schooling in the area including Wymondham College and Wymondham High School and the mainline railway station offers a regular service to Norwich (approx 12 minutes and Cambridge (approx 60 minutes) with excellent onward connections to London.
The city of Norwich is about 15 miles to the east and also has excellent schools and amenities. The University of East Anglia and the University Hospital are about 12 miles from The Old Rectory, via the B1108, with an approximate journey time of 20 minutes.
Dereham, the regional centre, is about 5 miles to the northeast and had a broad range of amenities, along with some excellent schooling.
Holt and the North Norfolk coast area are approx 45 minutes drive.
From Norwich follow the B1108 through Barford and take the right hand turn onto B1135 signposted Garvestone (4 miles). Continue on the B1135 and on entering Garvestone take the right hand turn before the Church onto Town Lane and the property can be found a short distance on the left hand side.
- Wide double entrance hall with Minstrels Gallery
- Double aspect drawing room, Sitting room, Dining room, Kitchen, Study, Shower room
- Master bedroom with ensuite and dressing room, 4 Further double bedrooms
- Coach House
- Garages and garden machinery stores
- Cellar/Wine store
- Equipped nuclear fall-out shelter
- In all about 2.22 acres.
- EPC - F
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