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4 bedroom detached house for sale

MID NORFOLK

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Property Description

Key features

  • SPACIOUS DETACHED HOUSE
  • DETACHED HOME OFFICE
  • LARGE OPEN PLAN FAMILY ROOM AND KITCHEN
  • EASY ACCESS TO THE A47
  • BACKING ONTO OPEN COUNTRYSIDE
  • IDEAL FOR AN OLDER EXTENDED FAMILY
  • UPGRADED AND WELL MAINTAINED
  • GENEROUS PARKING AND ENCLOSED REAR GARDEN

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

Relaxing on the large terrace close to the house, the owners of Finch House watch their grandchildren running down the lawned garden towards the bank at the end.
Their home is set well back and is screened by mature trees, creating something of a self contained oasis with a surprising amount of space and a sense of country living.
“The garden backs on to a field and so we see all sorts of wildlife here,” one of them says. “There are lots of birds and we sometimes have visiting pheasants and deer. Every year a pair of ducks arrives; they lay their eggs and then waddle off with their ducklings in tow!”
She continues: “At the end of the back garden is the bank, which the children love to climb up and roll down. From up there they also like to look out over countryside and watch the combine harvesters when they are out in the fields.”
IDEAL FOR TRAVEL
Finch House was designed and built in a farmhouse style and was brand new when the couple first bought it back in 2002. Since then it has been an exceptional family home and an outstanding place to work.
“We liked the location,” she recalls. “It was very convenient for everything. My husband was travelling to London at the time and we found it very easy to get anywhere in the country from here. The roads connections are good and there are direct trains to London from King’s Lynn and Norwich.”

OUTSTANDING OFFICE
With four bedrooms, including one with an en suite shower room and generous living space, the main house was also a perfect size for the couple. There was room to entertain and for friends and family to stay, and the property offered the potential to create an outstanding home office.
“When we moved here there was a double garage with a main room, kitchen and cloakroom above,” she explains. “We decided to convert the ground floor into an office as well so there is now a large office and kitchen downstairs, then you go up an internal staircase to another office and cloakroom.”
She continues: “This has been a perfect place for my husband to work from. It has everything he needs: internet, phone and fax etc and it has been nice for him to be able to go off to work away from the house yet still remain close by!”

OPEN-PLAN LIVING
Subject to the relevant planning permission, however, this building could hold all sorts of opportunities. It could be ideal for someone running a home treatment centre or could possibly be converted into further accommodation, for a relative, tenant or holiday guest.
The couple have made their mark on the accommodation in the main house as well. The heart of the home is the generous kitchen and family area at the back, where they have added additional units to create defined areas. This open plan space now features a kitchen, dining room and comfortable seating area.
“We have three grown up children and whenever they visit with our grandchildren this is where we all congregate. It is a great family space,” she says.

HAPPY DAYS
With two more reception rooms to spread out into, including the drawing room, with its brick fireplace and wood-burning stove, there is always space to both entertain and relax at Finch House.
“It is a big house so there is plenty of room yet at the same time it can be quite cosy,” she points out. “The drawing room is lovely in the winter and then in the summer it is nice to be at the back of the house, where we can wander out into the garden. We have had lots of lovely occasions here, including my son’s engagement party, when we had a marquee in the garden and about 40 guests.”

BEAUTIFUL BLOSSOMS
At weekends in the warmer weather, the owners and their family like to sit out on the terrace for lunch or a barbecue. In the mornings the courtyard is the ideal place to have coffee.
There are lots of wonderful places to visit in Norfolk at weekends from the house too: pretty villages and towns, nature reserves and the beautiful North Norfolk coast.
“There is a bus service from here to Norwich and to Peterborough, via King’s Lynn,” the owner adds. “I will miss the ease of living here when we leave, it really is very convenient. I will also miss the space, the garden and the five flowering plum trees, which are out in front of the house and are absolutely beautiful round about May time.”


Setting the scene

The property is approached via a wrought iron gate into a generous gravel driveway with parking for several vehicles bounded by brick walls with inset wrought iron fencing. To the side there is further parking ideal for a caravan, boat or recreational vehicle. To the rear adjacent to the property is a sun terrace with room for al fresco dining with a rose border. The rest of the garden is laid to lawns with mature Ash trees backing onto open countryside.

Whats Nearby

The village boasts a local public house, adjacent to the property and active farm shop. Situated adjacent to the A47 ideal for commuting out of the county and into Dereham, a bustling market town in one direction with a range of local shops, supermarkets, public house and restaurants clustered round an attractive market square. Further along the A47 is Swafffham which also has an attractive market place with Georgian houses and local shopping, there are two local supermarkets together with public houses and restaurants.

Within Easy Reach

The city of Norwich is the capital of Norfolk approximately 23 miles distance, the city has a number of historic buildings including a Norman castle and two 12th century cathedrals. Boasting on of England’s largest open air market, with two large shopping centres together with both local and high street stores. Norwich has a bustling nightlife with theatres, music venues, wine bars and extensive range of restaurants. There is a main line rail link to London Liverpool Street and an international airport. There is also a main line rail link from Kings Lynn to Kings Cross London.

How to get there

From Norwich proceed west along the A47 passing the market town of Dereham, you will see the village sign for Little Fransham immediately after the public house, The Canary and Linnett The property will be found on the left as indicated by a For Sale Board.

NR19 2JW


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19 January 2016

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Nearest station

  • Attleborough (14.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Chewton Rose, Norwich

38 Exchange Street, Norwich, NR2 1AX

01603 950058 Local call rate

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