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5 bedroom detached house for sale

MID NORFOLK

Guide Price £350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • EXTENDED AND UPGRADED OVER THE YEARS
  • SITUATED IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE
  • KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM WITH GAS AGA
  • GAMES ROOM OR STUDIO
  • SET IN POPULAR VILLAGE WITH AMENITIES
  • WALKING DISTANCE TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

Stepping in through the front door and finding herself right at the very heart of the home, the couple fell in love with the White House on the spot.
“We came straight into the kitchen, where it is semi open plan, and immediately realised what a friendly, welcoming and sociable house this was,” one of the current owners says. “We do a lot of entertaining and we could see it would be ideal for us, we loved the fact the kitchen was at the heart of the home.”
Believed to be one of the oldest properties in the Norfolk Village of Necton, the White House dates back to around 1800 and still presents many character features, including ceiling beams and fireplaces.
“It even still has an original well in the front garden,” she adds.

INTERIOR TOUCHES
Since moving in back in 2006, the current owners have maintained it carefully and carried out enhancements of their own.
“We refitted the kitchen and the bathrooms, and we have redecorated throughout. The downstairs shower room has a lovely Mira shower and we have kept the house very light by painting in mainly neutral shades. The kitchen, for example, is in Farrow & Ball’s New White.”
Other touches have included installing an Aga and adding an en suite to the master bedroom.

BRIGHT SUNSHINE
In addition to the large kitchen/breakfast room, the ground floor also features a generous dining room and an expansive drawing room. French doors from here open on to the garden and a side door gives access on to the veranda or covered barbecue area.
“This room is always so bright when the sun is out as it has a whole wall of glass doors and windows,” she says. “I also love the kitchen because it is dual aspect and I can look outside while I am preparing the meals.”
The kitchen leads on to both the utility room and the dining room, which has proved exceptional when the owners have been entertaining: “Having the kitchen where it is has worked very well for us, it has been great for entertaining and perfect for daily life. This has been a very good family home for us but could work equally well perhaps for a young couple or new owners who are retired.”

BEAUTIFUL SKIES
The White House offers very flexible accommodation. Upstairs, in addition to the family bathroom, there are five bedrooms. A large guest room has been split to create two smaller rooms but could easily be opened up again, and any of these rooms could be superb places for working at home, as they look out over the mature gardens.
“I love the master bedroom too because it has views out over the fields,” she adds. “We see lots of birds from here and beautiful skies.”

LEISURE SPACE
Also bringing huge flexibility to the home is the detached garage. The current owners have this arranged as a leisure and games room but with electricity and windows overlooking the garden it could become an excellent work space or even additional annexe accommodation (subject to the relevant planning permissions).
“This has been such a useful extra room for us, it has been somewhere to set up everything from toy train tracks to drum kits. It is great as a children’s playroom but could also be a good teenagers’ den.”

RURAL YET CONVENIENT
The White House is in a rural setting yet enjoys all the benefits of being in the village of Necton and within easy reach of market towns, the city and many of Norfolk’s beauty spots.
“There are lots of activities and clubs in the village if you want to join in, and there is a primary school here, as well as a very good local shop and two doctor’s surgeries,” she says. “We are only five miles from Swaffham and eight miles from Dereham, where there are lots more shops and supermarkets.”
It takes 35 minutes to drive into the city of Norwich and 20 minutes to reach Downham Market, from where there are trains to London and Cambridge.
“We are lucky here in that we are very close to the A47 yet at the same time this is a quiet, rural setting. I will miss that when we leave, and I will miss the leafy, green outlook we have.”

Setting The Scene

There is a large gravel driveway with parking for numerous vehicles and a lawned garden with country hedging. To the rear of the property is a covered veranda/barbecue area and sun terrace.
The large detached garage has its own inspection pit but it is currently being used as a games room with a pedestrian door and two pairs of wooden doors out to the front drive. It has the benefit of power and windows overlooking the garden.
The kitchen garden has a timber workshop with power and there is a utility area to the side, with a wood store and potting shed. There is also a variety of fruit trees including pears, plums and espalier tained apple trees, soft fruits include a strawberry bed, red currants, rhubarb, gooseberry and raspberries with a recently planted grapevine.

What's Nearby ()

Necton is a well serviced mid Norfolk Village with the benefit of a local store/post office, butchers, hairdressers, doctor's surgery, public house and primary school. The nearby market town of Downham Market is shortly to be the location for a new technology park with extra train links over to Cambridge. Set between the market towns of Dereham and Swaffham both offering wider facilities including restaurants, leisure facilities, further schooling and golf courses. Swaffham is well known for the market place with Georgian houses and the Buttercross and once featured as the backdrop of a TV series.

Within Easy Reach

The city of Norwich is approximately 26 miles distance with a number of historic buildings and mainline rail link to London Liverpool Street Station with access via Kings Lynn to Kings Cross Station. Norwich has extensive shopping and a large open air market. With a bustling nightlife with a wide range of wine bars and restaurants. With the recently dualled A11 London Road and an international airport.

DIRECTIONS:

From Norwich proceed west along the A47 travelling past East Dereham, travel through Little Fransham then take the left hand sign towards Necton, travel into the village turning left into School Road, travel down the road past the primary school and the property will be found shortly after on the right hand side.


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14 October 2016

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Nearest station

  • Attleborough (13.8 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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38 Exchange Street, Norwich, NR2 1AX

01603 950058 Local call rate

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