8 bedroom detached house for saleHemblington Hall Road, Hemblington, Norwich, NR13
Guide Price £1,200,000
- 3 reception rooms
- 8 bedrooms
- Range of outbuildings
- Kitchen garden
- Delightful formal gardens
Imposing country home conveniently located for Norwich
The rural hamlet of Hemblington is set amongst gently undulating countryside with an attractive Saxon parish church which boasts a medieval painting depicting the legend of Saint Christopher. Hemblington lies just 1½ miles from the busy village of Blofield Heath which has a local shop, post office and primary school as well as a good social club and Indian restaurant. The pretty Broadland village of South Walsham is also 1½ miles away. Located here is the renowned Fairhaven Garden and excellent broad offering sailing facilities and outlet to the Norfolk Broads network.
Norwich, the Cathedral city and regional centre of East Anglia, lies approximately 9 miles to the west and is well known for its shopping, sporting and social activities. Norwich's railway station offers direct train services to London Liverpool Street and there is an expanding airport on the north side of the city with international flights via Schiphol.
Hemblington Hall is a substantial and imposing Grade II listed country home with the original part believed to date back to circa 1690 and a later Georgian front facade. The house is featured in the Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses.
The property was separated as two dwellings for many years and therefore has two Council Tax bands. The current family, who purchased the older 17th century part back in the early 1990s, had the opportunity to purchase the Georgian part, known as Hall Farm, a few years later. They then undertook a full renovation programme to the front facade, taking great care to restore the grandeur and fabric of the building as well as re-incorporating the accommodation on both the ground and first floors.
Upgrading and updating works were also carried out to the older part of the house. This included updating part of the wiring system, the installation of a new shower, considerable re-decoration and the installation of a new kitchen by Eric Bates, finished in hand painted units under granite work surfaces. The kitchen offers a two oven Aga, an electric hob and oven, and a restored "Gradient" cooking range.
Both parts of the house feature well proportioned rooms with good ceiling heights. There is a wonderful mix of the elegant Georgian architecture in the front part, with a warm atmosphere in the original part featuring inglenook fireplaces and some magnificent timbers. The accommodation offers a great deal of flexibility over three floors and we draw your attention to the floor plans for a full explanation as to how the accommodation is arranged.
The house is heated via an oil fired heating system with two boilers, as well as two open fires and one wood burner.
The formal entrance to the property is via a pair of sculptured timber gates opening to a fine gravelled drive with parking. Either side are attractive hedged and walled gardens with lawns and young trees. A side entrance is via a wide driveway on the east side of the house where a right of way is in place in favour of Hemblington Hall, leading to a parking bay. A low level wall separates a lawned garden from the driveway. Beyond the house are a small range of single storey outbuildings and stores. Across the drive are a further range of larger single storey barns comprising a garage, barn and open barn, and a further area of rough ground leading away on the east side. There is also an old barn in need of complete renovation, approximately half of which belongs to Hemblington Hall.
The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property and a great deal of what is in place today was the creation of the current owners. The formal gardens lead away from the house on the south-west side. They have attractive part-paved and part-gravelled seating areas adjacent to the house with creeping plants and roses. Steps lead up via a rose arch and boxed hedging to a wide lawned garden. There are larger beds and shrubberies stocked with a wealth of traditional plants offering a riot of colour, scent and texture during the summer. This part of the garden then leads away to a less formal garden with natural pond and associated plants. A mature hedge with walkway through leads to a productive kitchen garden with raised beds and shingle pathways.
Solar panels have been installed in the informal part of the garden which generate a good income.
The gardens and grounds in all extend to 1.6 acres (est).
Mains water and electricity, private drainage via two systems, and oil fired heating with two boilers.
Broadland District Council
Hemblington Hall: Band G
Hall Farm: Band F
1. Not all of the larger barns in need of renovation on the east side of the property are within the curtilage of Hemblington Hall.
2. There may be an opportunity to purchase a small single storey outbuilding on the south side of the property for a sum not yet established.
3. The drive on the east side of the property has a right of way in favour of Hemblington Hall to serve the barns and outbuildings.
4. Hall Farm is classed as an annexe and is therefore eligible for a 50% council tax reduction.
Fixtures & 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.
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.
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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: 6,281 sq ft
Acreage: 2 Acres
Leave Norwich via the A47, bypassing Blofield. At the end of the dual carriageway continue approximately half a mile turning left into Dell Corner Lane, signposted 'Burlingham House and North Burlingham'. At the end of the lane bear left and follow this narrow country lane until reaching a sharp right-hand bend. At this point continue straight ahead into Hemblington Hall Road and the property will be found after a short distance on the left-hand side. The post code for the property is NR13 4EF.
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