5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Aylsham

Sold STC £600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Landmark Grade II Residence
  • Lovingly Restored and Maintained
  • Walking Distance of Aylsham Town Centre
  • Extensive Accommodation
  • Sitting Room with Ornate Fireplace
  • Dining Room with Wood Panelling
  • Master Bedroom & Four Further Bedrooms
  • Delightful Family Bathroom
  • Period Outbuildings & Secure Parking
  • Delightful Gated Gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A landmark Grade II listed residence set in glorious gated grounds approaching 0.3 acre with substantial outbuildings, situated within walking distance of the market square in Aylsham. This fine 5 bedroom period home dates back in parts as early as 1650 with later editions added in the 1840's, originally forming part of the Estate of  the Duchy of Lancaster, and has been lovingly restored and maintained by the present owners. The sympathetic restoration project has embraced all of the features and character of this historic family residence and literally every room has a storey to tell or an ornate feature. An example of this is the fine wood panelling in the formal dining room or the highly decorative fireplace in the sitting room. Arranged over three floors the extensive accommodation briefly comprises; reception hall, sitting room with ornate fireplace and French doors onto a courtyard terrace, formal dining room with elaborate wall panelling, charming kitchen through to a breakfast room with Aga and open fireplace, guest cloakroom and utility area. The split level first floor features the striking master bedroom, two further bedrooms and a unique family bathroom complete with antique bath and exposed brick walls. The second floor features two delightful double bedrooms which expose the eaves of the building with semi vaulted ceilings and beams. The accommodation is completed by a cellar accessed via original brick steps. The exceptional grounds are a fine feature of the property and include extensive period outbuildings providing a wide variety of uses, sprawling lawns bordered by mature shrub and flowering beds plus a selection of delightful paved terraces. A driveway and hardstanding sits behind high wrought gates and a second gated entrance provides further secure parking and access to the gardens and outbuildings. The property is ideally situated on the edge of this delightful market town and bordering open countryside. Aylsham is a thriving and picturesque market town with some fine Georgian architecture and a traditional market square where a local farmers market is regularly held. The town has excellent shopping facilities and adjoins the Blickling Estate in the care and ownership of the National Trust with excellent walks in the surrounding parkland of Blickling Hall.
 

AYLSHAM A thriving market town situated in the heart of Norfolk and surround by beautiful countryside. Aylsham offers a wide variety of facilities including butchers, bakers, doctors surgery, chemist, public houses and two supermarkets, there is also a little market held in the market place every Monday. The town is also well known for its auctions where many a bargain can be had. Situated only a few miles from the beautiful North Norfolk coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty with its miles of uninterrupted beaches and bird and nature reserves. The cathedral city of Norwich is also a short drive away with access to all major rail links and Norwich international airport.
 

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:- Ornate panelled and glazed front door with storm porch over and York flagstone step leads into… 

RECEPTION HALL Ornate and decorative oak panelling, turning staircase turning to the first floor landing, ornate leaded and timber internal window, looking through to the formal dining room, panelled doors to all further accommodation. 

FORMAL SITTING ROOM 17' 11" x 15' 11" max (5.46m x 4.85m) A delightful dual aspect formal sitting room with a feature sash window to the front aspect, fitted with wooden shutters. Double French doors with fitted shutters lead onto the rear courtyard garden area. Ceiling light with ornate ceiling rose, ornate plaster coving and picture rail, feature open fireplace with a highly decorative surround, ornate tiled cheeks and tiled hearth.
 

FORMAL DINING ROOM 16' 2" x 15' 9" into bay(4.93m x 4.8m) Two sash windows to the front aspect, with fitted shutters, extensive exposed beams to ceiling, feature open fireplace with decorative surround, pamment hearth fitted with cast iron woodburner. This charming room occupies one of the oldest parts of the building with one wall featuring oak wood panelling incorporating a fitted corner cupboard and a door leading towards the kitchen area.
 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 12' 0" max x 18' 4" max (3.66m x 5.59m) A delightful kitchen/breakfast room with two distinct areas incorporating a breakfast room with multi paned sash window to the side aspect, ornate exposed beam to ceiling, feature open fireplace (currently not in use) with a decorative brick surround and pamment hearth, fitted with cast iron grate. This area houses the gas fired two oven Aga. Pamment tiled floor, wall mounted radiator. Two openings lead through to the kitchen area, which features an ornate multi paned window to the side, glazed and panelled door to the rear courtyard area, extensive exposed beams to ceiling, decorative tiled work surfaces with fitted shelving, solid beech work surface with a double butler style sink and swan neck mixer tap. Pamment tiled floor, space for floor mounted conventional cooker, space and plumbing for an under counter washing machine. 

GUEST WC Exposed beams to ceiling, ornate doorway returning to the formal dining room. White suite comprising pedestal washbasin with chrome taps and a tiled splashback, low level WC, attractive brick floor, fitted cupboard to one wall, space and plumbing for a washing machine. 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Multi paned window to the rear aspect, ceiling light, ornate panelling to one wall, turning staircase rising to the second floor. 

MASTER BEDROOM 15' 9" into bay x 14' 7" min (4.8m x 4.44m) A beautiful master bedroom with two ornate sash window to the front aspect, extensive exposed beams to ceiling, feature open fireplace with decorative wooden surround and slate hearth fitted with cast iron grate (not currently in use). Fitted wooden panelling and shelving units to one wall. Pedestal washbasin with decorative tiled splashback, two wall mounted lights, wall mounted radiator. 

A short flight of steps from the main landing leads to bedroom two. 

BEDROOM TWO 17' 11" x 15' 11" max (5.46m x 4.85m) A bright and spacious dual aspect bedroom with sash window to the front aspect and an unusual ornate leaded window to the rear. Central ceiling light, ornate plaster coving to ceiling, open fireplace, decorative surround and cast iron grate (not currently in use). Two wall mounted radiators, wall hung washbasin with a decorative tiled splashback.  

BEDROOM THREE 12' 1" x 8' 3" (3.68m x 2.51m) A delightful cosy bedroom with sash window to the front aspect, fitted picture rail, exposed and painted brickwork to one wall, wall mounted radiator. 

FAMILY BATHROOM A spacious and unique family bathroom with ornate multi paned windows to the rear aspect. Three piece suite comprising an unusual corner mounted washbasin with a decorative tiled splashback, high flush WC with a decorative tiled surround and a solid enamel roll top bath with a chrome telephone style mixer tap and hand shower attachment. Attractive brickwork to one wall, original wide-plank solid oak boards to floor, fitted cupboard to one wall, ornate open fireplace with a decorative surround, tiled hearth and cast iron grate (not currently in use).  

SECOND FLOOR LANDING Extensive exposed beams to both ceiling and walls. 

BEDROOM FOUR 17' 1" max x 14' 2" max (5.21m x 4.32m) A delightful quirky bedroom built into the eaves of the second floor with a multi paned window to the front aspect. Extensive exposed beams to both ceiling and walls, feature detailed brickwork to one wall, wall mounted radiator. 

BEDROOM FIVE 16' 4" max x 11' 11" max (4.98m x 3.63m) This bedroom is also built into the eaves of the second floor giving it a delightful cosy feel. An unusual leaded window to the rear aspect, skylight window to rear, exposed beams. Fitted cupboard, wall mounted radiator, and access to extensive boarded storage area in the loft. 

OUTSIDE The White House sits in stunning mature grounds featuring delightful formal gardens and an extensive range of outbuildings. To the front of the property is an enclosed lawned garden bordered by attractive brick walls and a wrought iron gate giving pedestrian access to the front door. The property boasts a stunning mature rear garden with extensive formal landscaping comprising sprawling lawns bordered by shrubs and flowering beds. The perimeters are made up of delightful period brick walls and panelled fencing. There are sheltered corners from which to enjoy the sun. There is also a fine selection of mature trees. Within the rear garden is a collection of extensive outbuildings of various ages, all of which have individual detail and features and could be used, adapted and changed for a variety of uses, including ancillary accommodation to the main residence, workshop, studio or office space, subject to relevant planning consents.  Currently, the outbuildings are used for car storage, garden utility space and a workshop. The grounds benefit from two separate vehicular accesses, one formal entrance from the front elevation, via ornate cast iron gates which lead onto a spacious shingle laid hardstanding with parking for several cars. Further double gates then give access to the rear garden. The second access point is on the side elevation in the rear garden area, where there is a hardstanding with parking for two cars directly off the lane, and then double gates giving access to a further shingle laid hardstanding with parking for several cars and access to the formal gardens. Directly off the kitchen and formal sitting room is a charming paved courtyard area enjoying a sunny yet sheltered environment.
 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II Listed. For more information please visit: http://www.surveyandtest.com/what-do-epc-changes-means-for-agents 

COUNCIL TAX Band E 

MAINS SERVICES Mains electricity, water and drainage, gas fired central heating. Hot water via gas fired AGA. 

DIRECTIONS From Holt take the B1149 towards Norwich, at the roundabout at Saxthorpe take the first exit on to the B1354 towards Itteringham and Blickling. Pass the National Trust Blickling Hall and approximately 1 mile further on turn left onto Petersons Lane, signposted Ingworth. Follow Petersons Lane to the end and The White House will be found at the junction on the left hand side. 

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