8 bedroom detached house for sale

Foulsham

Sold STC £595,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Georgian Residence
  • Prominent Village Position
  • Pleasant Grounds Overlooking the Village Church
  • 4,000 Sq. ft. of Accommodation Over 3 Floors
  • Five Reception Rooms
  • 27’ Kitchen/Breakfast Room & Conservatory
  • Eight Bedrooms

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Sowerbys are pleased to offer this striking Grade II listed period property, occupying a prominent position in the pretty mid-Norfolk village of Foulsham. The handsome Georgian façade is of red brick construction, with bay windows either side of a central entrance portico. With over 4,000 square feet of internal floor space, Ivy House provides exceptionally versatile accommodation over three floors, which has been further enhanced by the inclusion of an original barn into the main house. The barn currently provides additional reception rooms and space to accommodate the owners hobby; however, it could be adapted to form a self-contained unit which could possibly be used to generate income.

The ground floor accommodation briefly comprises two front reception rooms, a bedroom with en-suite wet room, a central kitchen/breakfast room, snug, family room and conservatory. Three separate staircases rise to the first floor, where there are four bedrooms, family bathroom and office/hobby room; with the middle staircase rising into the roof space where there are four further bedrooms.

Outside, there are generous grounds attached to the house with a walled kitchen garden and a secure driveway with a barn style garage/workshop. Gated access at the east side of the walled garden leads into an L-shaped paddock (approx. 0.6 acres sts) which adjoins the Church yard and also houses a delightful hexagonal summer house with a fireplace. 

FOULSHAM Foulsham is a typical Norfolk village just off the A1067 Norwich to Fakenham road on a road that goes to and comes from virtually nowhere. The name means "Homestead of the birds". The lovely 14th century 'Church of The Holy Innocent' was burnt severely in a fire in 1770 and was rebuilt with its 15th century tower intact. Foulsham is 11 miles from Dereham with its wide range of shops, schools and facilities. Foulsham is in the Reepham High School catchment area. It's 30 miles from King's Lynn with its direct rail link to Cambridge and London and just 18 miles from Norwich with its rail link to Liverpool Street and Norwich Airport, which is the perfect intercontinental gateway through Schiphol Airport. 

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:- Timber door opening to… 

RECEPTION HALL A pleasantly sized entrance area with the original tiled flooring and staircase rising to the first floor landing. Six-panel timber doors open to the drawing room and formal dining room, with a recess beneath the staircase for storage. At the rear of the hall, there is a step up to a partially glazed rear entrance door, beside which there is a door opening to the ground floor bedroom. The hall then continues at right angles within the ground floor with further doors opening to the kitchen/breakfast room and ground floor cloakroom. A second staircase rises to the first floor landing. 

SITTING ROOM 18' 2" x 14' 2" (5.5m x 4.3m) Bay fronted reception room with an attractive open fireplace with decorative surround and storage units built into the recesses to either side. Telephone point and radiator. 

DINING ROOM 18' 2" x 14' 5" (5.5m x 4.4m) Another formal reception room with a bay front enjoying the same generous proportions as the drawing room. A wood burning stove is set within the original chimney breast with a timber surround. Oak flooring and exposed timberwork in the ceiling. 

BEDROOM 12' 11" x 9' 1" (3.9m x 2.8m) A highly versatile bedroom or reception room with a feature fireplace and sash window to side. Radiator and door to wet room. 

SHOWER ROOM 12' 11" x 6' 9" (3.9m x 2.1m) A large walk-in tiled area with non-slip flooring and flush level drain. Pedestal washbasin, close coupled WC, heated towel radiator and sash window to rear. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 27' 1" x 12' 10" (8.3m x 3.9m) A pleasantly sized family area at the centre of the ground floor, which serves as the social hub of the home. Towards the front of the room there are a range of timber fronted base level and wall mounted storage units under fitted work surfaces which incorporate a twin bowl sink unit with mixer tap. There is also a Rangemaster oven set within the original chimney breast with a five ring ceramic hob. Beneath the countertops there is plumbing and space for a dishwasher and washing machine as well as the oil fired boiler which provides domestic hot water and central heating to the property. Walk-in larder cupboard and space for an upright fridge/freezer. A step up leads to the breakfast area which is again, generously sized and offers one wall of additional storage units. Throughout the entire room, there are four windows to the side, as well as a partially glazed side entrance door and two radiators. Step up and door to the snug. 

SNUG 15' 8" x 12' 6" (4.8m x 3.8m) A more informal seating area with a delightfully warm atmosphere. Beamed ceiling, oak flooring and an expanse of glazing overlooking the courtyard. The snug is part of the original barn building which was incorporated into the accommodation several years ago by the current owners. Door to family room. 

FAMILY ROOM 14' 11" x 14' 11" (4.6m x 4.6m) Another highly adaptable reception room with an arched window to side alongside another entrance door. Built-in storage unit, beamed ceiling and staircase rising to the office. Brick steps and door to the conservatory. 

CONSERVATORY 13' 1" x 13' 1" (4.0m x 4.0m) A delightful seating area of timber and glass construction with a pitched glass roof and double doors opening onto the walled garden.  

CLOAKROOM Comprising close coupled WC and pedestal washbasin. Window to rear. 

FIRST FLOOR FRONT LANDING A spacious landing area with an attractive arched sash window which overlooks the rear garden. Doors opening to three bedrooms as well as the bathroom and cloakroom. Further door opening to the middle staircase and radiator. 

MASTER BEDROOM 15' 4" x 12' 4" (4.7m x 3.8m) A double bedroom of similar proportions to bedroom one with identical built-in storage either side of a feature fireplace. Sash window to front and door to a useful storage/study area built over the stairs [measuring 5' 10" x 5' 2" (1.8m x 1.6m)] with a sash window overlooking the market place at the front. 

BEDROOM TWO 15' 3" x 12' 8" (4.7m x 3.9m) A well-proportioned double bedroom with a sash window to front and storage cupboards built-into the recess to either side of an original feature fireplace. Pedestal washbasin and radiator.  

BEDROOM THREE 11' 10" x 11' 3" (3.6m x 3.4m) Currently used as part of a suite with bedroom four, with two pairs of built-in double wardrobes, original feature fireplace, sash window to side and radiator. Door to bedroom four. 

BEDROOM FOUR 12' 11" x 11' 8" (3.9m x 3.6m) Another well-proportioned double bedroom with sash window to side and radiator. 

BATHROOM 12' 5" x 11' 9" (3.8m x 3.6m) Spacious and stylishly appointed family bathroom with a central free-standing roll top bath, tiled shower enclosure and pedestal washbasin. Two pairs of built-in linen cupboards, sash window to rear, feature fireplace and radiator. 

CLOAKROOM Comprising low level WC and pedestal washbasin. Window to side and radiator.  

FIRST FLOOR REAR Accessed from the staircase in the family room. 

OFFICE 20' 9" x 16' 1" (6.3m x 4.9m) A spacious and highly versatile space within the original barn currently serving as the owner's office, but could easily be adapted into a first floor sitting room or additional bedroom if required. Exposed ceiling timbers, twin Velux roof lights and door to dark room. 

DARK ROOM 16' 1" x 6' 11" (4.9m x 2.1m) Set out for use as the owner's photographic dark room with a range of storage units and fitted work surfaces. 

SECOND FLOOR LANDING Accessed over a winding timber staircase from the centre of the front landing, the second floor landing provides additional storage space within the sloped ceilings which also incorporate two Velux roof lights amidst an array of exposed timberwork. Electric night storage heater and doors to bedrooms five, six and seven. 

BEDROOM FIVE 14' 1" x 9' 2" (4.3m x 2.8m) Currently set out as a hobby room with a dormer window to front, feature fireplace, exposed timber rafters and electric night storage heater 

BEDROOM SIX 12' 8" x 9' 2" (3.9m x 2.8m) A double bedroom with dormer window to front, exposed timberwork and electric night storage heater.  

BEDROOM SEVEN 15' 4" x 9' 0" (4.7m x 2.8m) A double bedroom with sloped ceilings with exposed timberwork and a dormer window overlooking the market place to the front. Electric night storage heater. 

OUTSIDE There are generous grounds attached to the house with a walled kitchen garden and a secure driveway with a barn style garage/workshop. Gated access at the east side of the walled garden leads into an L-shaped paddock (approx. 0.6 acres sts) which adjoins the Church yard and also houses a delightful hexagonal summer house with a fireplace. 

AGENT'S NOTE Part of the garden is at present subject to a 500 year lease which has 90 years to run. The vendors are in the process of acquiring the freehold for this land.  

LOCAL AUTHORITY Broadland District Council. 

COUNCIL TAX Band: G. Annual Cost: £2,490.51 (2014/15). 

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. There is oil fired heating. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II Listed. For more information please visit: http://www.surveyandtest.com/what-do-epc-changes-means-for-agents 

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