7 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Church Road, Carleton Rode, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16

Guide Price £1,650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 reception rooms
  • 7 bedrooms
  • Outbuildings
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Woodland and meadowland

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A fine Grade II listed Georgian rectory set in extensive gardens and grounds

Location

The Old Rectory is approached by a long gravel drive, set in its own gardens and grounds in the old part of the hamlet of Carleton Rode. There is a village school and less than a mile to the north is the village of Bunwell which has a shop and post office and there are excellent public houses nearby at both New Buckenham and Spooner Row. The market town of Wymondham is about 8 miles to the north and has an excellent range of local shops, a famous abbey and an out of town Waitrose supermarket. About 8½ miles to the south is the market town of Diss with a mainline railway station with regular trains to London Liverpool Street and a journey time of about 90 minutes. There is easy access to the A11, just over 4 miles away.

Norwich, the Cathedral city and regional centre of East Anglia, is about 14 miles to the northeast. It boasts excellent schools in both the state and private sector, as well as cultural and leisure activities to suit most tastes and a thriving business community. It has also been listed as one of the top ten places to shop in the UK with four national department stores, two shopping malls and a hive of independent shops and historic bustling lanes. Norwich International Airport is just to the north of the city with flights to Europe and easy intercontinental connections available via Schiphol.

Description

The Old Rectory is a most handsome Grade II listed Georgian fronted country house with origins dating back to the 16th century. The house stands well within its secluded gardens and grounds on the edge of the village and close to the 14th century church. It is believed that the Georgian part of the house principally dates from 1735 - 1740 and there was a further addition in the 19th century creating the superb and beautifully proportioned main drawing room. The house has well arranged and spacious accommodation with large, elegantly proportioned rooms so typical of the Georgian era. Much of the desirable period detail remains with fine original panelled doors, sash windows, shutters and fireplaces.

The house occupies a historic setting and it is understood that there has been a house on the site since the Middle Ages with a list of incumbents going back to 1307.

The current owners bought The Old Rectory in April 2011 and since then much work has been carried out including extensive sympathetic redecorating, landscaping work and hedge renovation to the gardens and grounds and various other items of refurbishment including upgrading of the wiring and lighting system and improvements to the plumbing and heating as well as to the swimming pool, along with an active maintenance schedule. A new high-spec alarm system has also been installed.

Outside
The house stands well back from the roadway, approached from the south by a long gravel drive entered through a gate mounted onto brick piers. The drive is lined by an avenue of lime trees underplanted with spring bulbs and finishes in a large gravelled sweep to the front and south of the house where there is ample parking space and a York stone fountain filled with water lilies. The drive also continues around to the north of the house where the stabling and garaging is situated.

The gardens and grounds are a delightful feature of the house and are arranged as follows; immediately to the front and south of the house there is a York stone paved terrace and the south front of the house is trained with various climbing shrubs including wisteria and rambling roses. There is a further terrace which lies to the east of the house and this overlooks the main garden. The house is surrounded by formal lawns with a variety of shrubberies and some fine specimen trees including beech, walnut, cedar and yew, as well as ancient oak and chestnut. To the front and south of the house, extending beyond the lawn and shrubberies, there is a large natural pond and continuing to the south, a well stocked orchard with mature and productive trees as well as some recent replanting.

Sheltered behind viburnum hedging and herbaceous borders there is a heated swimming pool, and to the south of this, the original lawn tennis court has been reinstalled. Fenced from the main garden there is a vegetable garden with raised beds and soft fruit cages. To the east, enclosed by hedging and post and rail fencing, is a wild flower meadow, and to the northeast of the house there is an area of woodland, again underplanted with spring bulbs and wild garlic in the spring. To the north of the house there is a large level fenced paddock. There is a brick built double garage with up and over door and a timber stable block divided into loose boxes with new post and rail fenced yard.

To the northeast of the house, forming a small courtyard, is a charming and useful attached range of brick outbuildings including a wood store and external WC.

The land in all extends to 6.02 acres (est), and the house is well-protected from future development being bordered by church-owned land to the west and possessing a favourable covenant to the north boundaries. Further land to the east is potentially available via separate negotiation with the landowner.

Services
Mains water and electricity, drainage to septic tank, oil fired central heating and four oven Aga and heat exchange pump for the swimming pool.

Local Authority
South Norfolk District Council: Band H.

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.

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
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Square Footage: 8,086 sq ft
Acreage: 6.03 Acres

Directions

From Norwich take the A140 Ipswich Road and on the edge of Norwich after Harford Bridge, turn right off the A140 signposted to Swardeston and Mulbarton. Follow this road for about 11 miles through Swardeston, Tacolneston and Bunwell. Just over a mile after leaving Bunwell, turn right to Carleton Rode. Follow this small country road (Church Road) for nearly half a mile into the village of Carleton Rode and the drive to the house will be found immediately before the church on the right hand side. The postcode for the property is NR16 1RW.

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Listing History

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14 May 2016

Nearest stations

  • Spooner Row (3.4 mi)
  • Attleborough (4.3 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Spooner Row (3.4 mi)
  • Attleborough (4.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Norwich

Hardwick House Agricultural Hall Plain NORWICH NR1 3FS

01603 950239 Local call rate

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