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Property Description

Key features

  • Four Bedroom Farmhouse
  • Two Bedroom Barn Conversion Annexe
  • Stables
  • 2.5 Acres (sts)
  • Workshop

Full description

Sowerbys are delighted to offer this superb equestrian opportunity to the market. The total package on offer briefly includes a traditional four bedroom farmhouse sitting within 2.5 acres (stms) of paddocks and formal gardens with a substantial agricultural building (currently set out as seven stables), numerous other barns and outbuildings; as well as an attractively converted holiday cottage with its own private courtyard garden. The property occupies an enviable position with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, yet is only a short drive from Dereham town centre and the A47. The main house is well presented and enjoys that rustic farmhouse charm, with the accommodation briefly comprising reception hall, formal sitting room, ‘snug’, impressive kitchen/breakfast room, study and rear entrance lobby on the ground floor, with four bedrooms and the family bathroom accessed via the first floor landing. The cottage has been delightfully converted from an original red brick barn to include an open-plan living area with a comprehensive fitted kitchen and dining area, ground floor bedroom, shower room and a timber staircase which leads to a mezzanine platform which overlooks the living area and serves as another bedroom. The main barn (which measures 53 x 38) is currently used for stabling, with the other outbuildings serving as an outside wash-room, tack room, workshop, log store and kennels. The grounds have been primarily divided by post and rail fencing into three main paddocks 

TOFTWOOD Toftwood is a village within easy reach of Dereham but with all local amenities within the village including a shop, post office, primary school, public house, social club, doctors and dentist. More leisure activities can be found in Dereham including a leisure and fitness centre, golf course, museums and many shops and cafes. Dereham is ideally located for both the north Norfolk coast and the city of Norwich with its international airport and mainline rail link to Liverpool Street, London. 

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES Partially glazed timber entrance door with radial window light above, opening into... 

RECEPTION HALL Traditional pamment tiled flooring and doors leading to the formal sitting room, snug and rear entrance lobby. Attractive timber staircase leading to first floor landing. Built in understairs storage cupboard and an additional pair of double doors leading into a well used utility space with power and plumbing for a washing machine and an additional appliance.  

FORMAL SITTING ROOM 15' 3" x 12' 1" (4.65m x 3.68m) Impressive main reception room with a feature cast iron open fire with tiled inserts, timber mantle and slate hearth. Timber framed sash window enjoying views of the front garden and adjacent paddocks. Exposed timber floorboards, additional double glazed window on the side elevation, TV point and radiator. 

SNUG 12' 2" x 12' 1" (3.71m x 3.68m) Another charming reception room with a more informal ambience. Cast iron woodburning stove set into chimney recess on slate tiled hearth under timber mantle. Timber framed sash window to front with an additional UPVC double glazed window to the side aspect allowing light to flood into this family room. TV point and radiator.

REAR ENTRANCE LOBBY Useful and highly necessary room for a property of this nature, ideal for storing coats and boots. Partially glazed timber door opening onto main driveway and inner doors to kitchen/breakfast room and study.

STUDY 11' 4" x 6' 4" (3.45m x 1.93m) UPVC double glazed window enjoying views of the paddocks and barns at the rear of the house. Quarry tiled flooring, telephone point and radiator.  

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM An impressive farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, serving as the 'hub' of this delightful home. Although open plan, the room has two distinct areas. The centrepiece of the kitchen is the two door range cooker with gas fired five ring hob, which is fitted at the centre of a large selection of base level shaker style units with timber worksurfaces and matching upstands. Integrated fridge and dishwasher. Oil fired floor mounted boiler supplying domestic central heating and hot water. Single bowl porcelain Butler sink with chrome mixer tap over set into worksurfaces under a UPVC double glazed window which enjoys views of the side courtyard and beyond, across the neighbouring countryside. Wall mounted storage unit and wall mounted plate rack. The breakfast area has a wonderfully light feel with twin UPVC double glazed windows on the rear elevation, a further window enjoying views across the paddocks and up the drive and a pair of fully glazed double doors which open out onto a side courtyard area which is an ideal space for outside dining and summer entertaining. TV point and radiator.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Galleried style landing with doors to all four first floor bedrooms and the family bathroom. Timber framed sash window enjoying superb views of the grounds and neighbouring countryside. Access to loft space and radiator.

BEDROOM ONE 12' 5" x 11' 4" (3.78m x 3.45m) Generously proportioned double aspect bedroom enjoying superb views to the front and side. Selection of built in wardrobes providing extensive shelving and hanging space. Feature cast iron fireplace with timber mantle over and radiator.

BEDROOM TWO 12' 6" x 12' 2" (3.81m x 3.71m) Similar in proportion to bedroom one, and also enjoying the aesthetic benefit of an original feature fireplace. Timber framed sash windows to front and side, exposed original floorboards and radiator.

BEDROOM THREE 12' 3" x 9' 0" (3.73m x 2.74m) Another double bedroom with UPVC double glazed window on the rear elevation enjoying views of the paddocks and barns. Inner door to built in airing cupboard housing insulated hot water cylinder and extensive timber shelving. TV point and radiator.  

BEDROOM FOUR 9' 1" x 9' 0" (2.77m x 2.74m) A neatly presented fourth bedroom with UPVC double glazed window to rear aspect. TV point and radiator.  

FAMILY BATHROOM Recently refurbished bathroom with suite comprising fully tiled cubicle with curved glass doors and chrome shower over. Contemporary close coupled WC, panel sided bath with tiled splashbacks incorporating an attractive mosaic border and chrome mixer tap over. Pedestal washbasin, obscured window to rear, tiled flooring and radiator.  

THE COTTAGE The Cottage has been sympathetically converted out of an original red brick barn into a delightful two bedroom cottage, which has been successfully used in the past as a holiday let. The stylishly presented accommodation is centred around an open-plan sitting room with kitchen/dining area (23’10 x 15’7 max.), which comes complete with a range of base level and wall mounted storage units with fitted worktops, porcelain butlers sink and integrated refrigerator. Doors from the living area lead through to a generously sized ground floor bedroom (15’6 x 7’10) and a well appointed shower room (8’8 x 4’1), with a suite comprising double width shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. A timber staircase rises to a mezzanine platform with expose ceiling timbers, which serves as the other bedroom (12 x 9’6). Double doors from the living area open out onto a paved patio which sits within the Cottage’s own enclosed garden.

OUTBUILDINGS AND OUTSIDE The property is approached through a five bar timber gate which leads into a long driveway which provides off road parking and storage for a large number of vehicles, trailers and horseboxes. The grounds, which extend to around 2.5 acre (stms), have been primarily divided by post and rail fencing into three main paddocks; with an additional area currently cordoned off for the housing of chickens. The paddocks are in fine condition and back onto surrounding arable farmland. Adjacent to the house there is an L-shaped formal garden which extends around the front and to one side of the property with an entertaining area, paved with Indian sandstone, accessible from the kitchen/breakfast room via a pair of fully glazed double doors. Also within the grounds, there are various outbuildings including a substantial agricultural barn (referred to as the main barn) and two further blocks of outbuildings (barns 1 & 2). 

THE MAIN BARN 53' 0" x 38' 0" (16.15m x 11.58m) Currently used to house the owners horses with seven substantial stables in place. Electrical power & lighting and water supply. 

BARN ONE 17' 11" x 16' 10" (5.46m x 5.13m) Currently used as a kennel. Electrical power and lighting. 

BARN TWO Divided into three sections, with double doors on one end opening into a wood store (11’11 x 15’3). A separate personnel door into a workshop (15’6 x 11’3) with a window to the front and electrical power and lighting. The end closest to the cottage has been adapted into a washroom/external utility room (15’4 x 7’8), with fitted base level and wall mounted storage units with fitted work surfaces incorporating a single bowl sink. 

SERVICES Oil fired central heating
Septic tank drainage
Bore hole water supply
The Cottage is heated by an ‘A-rated’, air conditioning unit.

DIRECTIONS From Dereham follow the A1075 (signposted towards Watton), passing through Toftwood. On leaving Toftwood, turn right into Herne Lane where the property can be found on the left hand side.

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10 February 2012


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