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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Plantation Road, Aslacton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15

Sold STC £799,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 reception rooms
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Detached studio
  • Garages and outbuildings
  • Paddock and gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Late 16th century Grade II listed farmhouse in delightful mature setting with detached ancillary accommodation

Location

Rookery Farm is situated on the edge of the village of Aslacton. Approximately 1½ is the neighbouring village of Great Moulton which has a village shop and public house. Further facilities and amenities can be found at the nearby village of Long Stratton where there is a supermarket and various shops and facilities. From Long Stratton there is access to both Norwich and Ipswich via the A140.

The market town of Diss is approximately 8 miles distant and has a main line rail service to London Liverpool Street with a fastest journey time of 90 minutes. The Cathedral City of Norwich is approximately 16 miles to the north with a thriving city centre and an airport of the northern side of the city with international flights via Schiphol. There are good local schools in the public sector and schools in the private sector can be found in Norwich or Thetford Grammar, approximately 20 miles distant, or Hethersett Old Hall for Girls via a bus service from the village.

Description

Rookery Farm is a beautifully presented Grade II listed late 16th century farmhouse, circa 1733. Later additions and alterations took place in 1842 including brick facades, also in 1842 the roof was tiled from the original thatch and a new chimney renovated or installed. Date stones on the front of the house suggest these dates to be correct.

The previous owners carried out many improvement and alteration works including upgrading the wiring system and exposing original features such as the two magnificent inglenook fireplaces in the principle reception rooms as well as exposing oak beams and floorboards on the first and second floors. The second floor is currently used as attic/storage space but has the potential to be used as additional accommodation, subject to planning and building regulations being obtained. The current owners have continued to improve and maintain the main house over the last three years. The roof has been re-felted and the original tiles reinstated together with additional installation. A new oil fired condensing boiler has been installed and further up-grading of the wiring in the kitchen and bathrooms, including the installation of new bath and shower rooms.

In addition to the above beautifully built and designed ancillary accommodation has been constructed. Of contemporary design, it is in-keeping with the natural setting and style of the original house. The ground floor comprises a studio which is currently used for an arts and crafts business and could be used for teaching purposes within the main body of the building if required. In addition there is a kitchen/breakfast room. On the first floor there is a delightful sitting room and bedroom with shower room. Integral to the building is a double garage. Subject to the normal additional planning consents being obtained, the ancillary accommodation has the potential to be used for a variety of uses.

Much attention has also been paid to the gardens and grounds, with a new sweeping driveway installed serving the main house and studio. A new orchard has been planted around coloured hen houses, using a variety of rare Norfolk Heritage apple and pear trees. In addition to the studio and garage are a range of single story outbuildings and stores, stable yard with 5 timber stables, pole barn, former cattle and open hay barns. The gardens and grounds provide a delightful setting for the property and in all extend to 12 acres (est).

Outside
The property is approached by a newly laid sweeping gravel driveway passing the front paddock and mature pond and continues around a central island to the front of the house. The main drive also serves the studio and integral double garage.
The formal gardens around the property are largely grassed with an attractive paved seating area immediately behind the main drawing room on the south side. There is a wealth of mature trees, shrubs and plants.

On the east side of the house there is a range of clay lump single storey outbuildings beyond which is the detached studio with garage. The majority of the land leads away from the house on the east side which is largely given to grass paddocks and meadow. There are further outbuildings including 5 timber built stables with power and water, as well as a concrete pad and Dutch barn for hay and straw storage. Situated in the further paddock is an additional Dutch barn and former cattle building.
The gardens and grounds in all extend to 12 acres (est).

Agent's Note
The photographs used in the brochure were taken in 2012.

Services
Mains water, electricity and drainage, oil heating in the main house with electric heating in the studio.

Local Authority
South Norfolk District Council: Band F.

Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.

Viewings
Strictly by appointment with Savills. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

Important Notice
Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

Square Footage: 5,088 sq ft
Acreage: 12 Acres

Directions

Leave Norwich via the A140 to Long Stratton. In the centre of Long Stratton turn right, signposted Forncett St Mary and South Norfolk Council Offices, Swan Lane. Continue along this road out of Long Stratton for just under 3 miles into Forncett and at the church and school, by a sharp right-hand bend with Mill Road. Follow this road for 0.7 of a mile passing over the humpback bridge and turn immediately right into Pottergage Street. Continue along this road for a further 0.6 of mile to the T Junction with Aslacton Church on the right. Turn right and after a further 0.8 of a mile and the entrance to Rookery Farm will be found on the left-hand side opposite Tibbenham Road. The post code for the property is NR15 2ER.


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30 April 2016

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