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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Norfolk Broads

Sold STC £600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • QUAY HEADED MOORING AND BOAT HOUSE
  • ACCESS OUT TO THE BROADLAND RIVER NETWORK
  • FEATURE GARDENS PREVIOUSLY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • GARDENS EXTENDING TO 1.5 ACRES
  • FURTHER GRASSLAND AREA
  • UPGRADED AND MODERNISED BY THE FAMILY
  • OFFERING FURTHER POTENTIAL TO THE NEXT BUYER

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

LONG HISTORY
The Mowle, which is Norfolk Vernacular for “messing about,” is believed to date back as far as the 1600's. It was extended in the 1700's and then again in 1923. Then the current owner's enlarged it further in 2000.
The family have always believed the property was probably originally a wherryman’s cottage. Wherries were light boats, with a distinctive gaff rig and single, high-peaked sail, that were used for transporting goods and people along the Norfolk Broads. “This house has a lot of history: when we rethatched it in 1999 we discovered Tudor bricks in one of the chimneys.”

COMFORTABLE HOME
The property embodies so much local and family history yet above all has just been an incredible place to live.
“It is a very comfortable home – the thatched roof ensures it is warm in winter and cool in summer.”
The ground floor offers a drawing room, sitting room or family room, and dining room; there is also a garden room, kitchen breakfast room and pantry, as well as a studio or sun room.
“With three ground floor reception rooms there is also plenty of space here. The drawing room offers the nicest views out into the garden. We tend to use the family room, which we call the nursery, most.”

TRANQUIL PLACE
Upstairs at The Mowle there are four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a box or dressing room.
“All the bedrooms are a decent size,” she says. “All have space for either a double bed or twins. The room that used to be mine when I was young now makes a good walk-in wardrobe but the rest are very well-proportioned.”
Over the years, the setting of The Mowle has ensured it has made a wonderful weekend retreat for friends and family.
“We had one friend who came out to stay here from London and complained that it was so quiet he could not get to sleep!” she recalls.

IMPRESSIVE GARDENS
Above all, however, it is the garden that has been the owner’s pride and joy. They have nurtured it and cultivated it to ensure it offers all sorts of enchanting corners.
“When my grandparents bought the house there was little here by way of garden; now there are what they call different ‘rooms’ – all sorts of lovely places for sitting out. We have a boardwalk that leads down to one particular area where we like to sit.”
The magnificent gardens are so impressive that they have often been opened up to members of the public in the past.
“We have had up to 300 people here in one day (and made cups of tea for all of them!), raising over £900 for charity,” Nivea says.

RIVER DAYS
Almost equidistant between Norwich and Great Yarmouth, Ludham is a bustling Broadland village, with a good range of amenities, including shops and supermarkets. It enjoys easy access to the rest of the Norfolk Broads, as well as to beaches and historical places of interest.
“This is a wonderful place to live if you enjoy being out in the garden or on the water,” she observes. “We have a mooring here and in the past have had sailing boats and motor boats – we even had a speed boat before they put restrictions on the waterways. They were all great fun but I always loved my dingy. We could go off for hours from here and sometimes head out for the day, taking a picnic with us and looking out for wildlife along the way.”

Setting The Scene

The Mowle which is believed to have begun life as a Wherryman's cottage dating back to the 17th century has been extended and upgraded by the current family. There is a driveway leading to the garage with parking and gated access into the formal front gardens. With a variety of mature shrubs and trees screening the house from the road with paving and walkways for easy maintenance. To the rear of the property there is a large paved and pebble sun terrace ideal for 'al fresco' dining with shade provided by a large maturetree. Walking through arches draped with climbing scented roses leads down to the main lawned area passing well stocked shrub and plant borders. To one side is the boathouse and quay headed mooring leading out to the Broads river network, on the other side of expansive lawns with a feature pond is a bridge leading to the timber walkway which extends past the generous reed beds past quiet seating areas and finally down to the river bank adjoining Womack Water.

Whats Nearby

Ludham is a bustling Broadland village with a strong community the village benefits from a post office/stores, doctor's surgery, public house/restaurant and parish church. The village is adjacent to Womack Waters which leads out onto the River Thurne and Broadland network. there are regular buses to the nearby town of Wroxham 6 miles away.

Within Easy Reach

Wroxham is well knownas the centre of the Broads with a range of facilities including Roys department store and other outlets, there is schooling, banking and a wide range of public house, coffee shops and restaurants. With a number of recreational activities including boat hire and fishing. With access through to a number of attractive Broadland villages and out towards the famous North Norfolk coastline. The city of Norwich is only 13 miles distance and has extensive shopping both high street stores and local names with a large open air market. With a number of historic buildings including a 12th century castle and cathedral. With an eclectic nightlife with wine bars, theatres, music venues and restaurants. There is also a main line railway link to London Liverpool Street Station and international airport.

DIRECTIONS:

From Norwich proceed north on the Wroxham Road (A1151) proceed over the bridge and out of the town, take the right hand turn towards Hoveton at the two mini roundabouts onto the A1062. Continue along this road into Ludham turning right in the village onto Staithe Road. The property will be found on the right hand side as indicated by a For Sale Board.

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