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8 bedroom detached house for sale
Wacton, Norwich, Norfolk
Tenure: FreeholdMain House
Entrance hall | Drawing room | Dining room | Morning room | Study | Kitchen / breakfast room | Pantry | Utility
Larder | Conservatory | Cloakroom | | Cellar
Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room | 6/7 further bedrooms | One en-suite bathroom
2 further bathrooms | shower room
Detached two bedroom cottage | Sitting room | Kitchen | Bathroom.
Excellent range of outbuildings including Stables | Garaging | Workshops | Kennels | Storage rooms | Office
Tack room | Feed room
Gardens and Grounds
Mature gardens | Driveway with two entrances | Heated swimming pool | Hard tennis court | Paddocks
Wooded grounds | Summer house | Kitchen garden
About 14.43 acres
Wacton House is a fine south facing Grade II Listed country house believed to date from approximately 1640 and with Victorian additions. The current owners have sensitively renovated and upgraded the house both internally and externally, but there is room for further modernisation. The principal reception rooms face south and the drawing room and dining room are particularly elegant with excellent ceiling heights, open fireplaces and many of the fine sash windows look over the superb formal gardens to the south. Throughout the house many original floorboards have been exposed and restored. The kitchen / breakfast room is of particular note. It has a tiled floor, a large island with a granite work-surface, a pantry with cold shelf and a useful Butler's pantry adjacent with additional cupboards and a double sink. Both have views of the gardens and driveway. Leading from the kitchen is a substantial study/family room which has a slate floor and wood burning stove and access to the back staircase. In addition there are a number of service rooms including the utility / laundry, a game pantry and freezer/store room which has direct access to the outside on the northern side of the house, as well as a small gym, fruit store with shelving and large kennel with enclosed run.
On the first floor there are 5 or 6 bedrooms depending on one's needs. Of particular note is the master bedroom with a large en-suite bathroom both with fantastic views over the gardens and grounds, and dressing room.
On the second floor are 2 further large bedrooms, which have been fully modernised, and a bathroom.
Separate from the house is a detached cottage with 2 bedrooms, a living room, bathroom and kitchen and this is adjacent to the stable yard which has 7 loose boxes on two sides, including a large foaling stable and a small barn. There is also a feed room, tack room, numerous stores, a large double height workshop with inspection pit, suitable for garaging horseboxes, and a coach house also currently suitable for garaging. Above the coach house is a fully converted office with telephone and power points. There is a separate WC and basin which serve the office. There are three additional garages and a car port. All of the outbuildings have been well maintained and some re-roofing has taken place.
Wacton House offers excellent equestrian facilities with over 9 acres of paddocks, most of which have post and rail fencing.
There is separate access from Stratton Road to the stable block and back of the house.
Wacton House is approached via a wrought-iron gate and gravel driveway leading to a turning area at the side of the house. This driveway continues around the back of the house to a parking area, garaging and the outbuildings. Wacton House sits centrally in its grounds which comprise substantial areas of formal and informal gardens, largely laid to lawn along with a wide variety of broad leaf and coniferous trees and some superb beech, hornbeam and hazel hedging. There is a recently planted woodland, adjacent to a large area containing the hard tennis court and kitchen garden, including a number of mature fruit trees, enclosed by mature beech hedging.
The outdoor swimming pool is to the south east of the house and is heated.
There are varied fruit trees, herbaceous and shrub borders in the grounds around the house and many areas have been under planted with spring bulbs.
Wacton House is situated in the centre of its grounds in a secluded location and stands beside the Church of All Saints on the edge of the small rural village of Wacton. The nearby village of Long Stratton offers excellent local shopping facilities. The regional capital, Norwich is about 12 miles to the north and offers a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and cultural amenities and being on the south side of the city Wacton House is well located for Town Close Prep School, Norwich High School for Girls and the Norwich School. The market town of Diss is about 10 miles to the south and offers a mainline rail connection to London Liverpool Street (90 minutes).