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5 bedroom farm house for sale

Forncett St Mary, Norfolk

Sold STC £500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance Hall
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Cellar
  • Large Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room
  • Cloakroom
  • Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room
  • 4/5 Bedrooms
  • Annexe Potential
  • Modern Cart House Style Garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location Forncett St Mary is a rural community, sitting next to the village of Tacolneston which enjoys facilities which include a good local pub, The Pelican Inn, its own primary school and a Chinese takeaway. The village is handily placed just five miles from Wymondham and 10 miles from the city of Norwich.

As the provincial capital, Norwich boasts some of the UK's top shopping facilities with two indoor malls, a daily market and wide variety of other shops and stores. It also offers an excellent choice of restaurants, coffee bars and pubs along with a choice of both theatres and cinemas and a sub two hour rail link to London Liverpool Street. 

Description This fine looking detached cottage offers plenty of space and is situated in rural position in a cluster of just three properties, of a similar calibre, situated around a central courtyard. The well presented interior enjoys a calm atmosphere with a variety of desirable features which include exposed beams, wood burning stove, oil fired Aga and barrelled brick ceiling cellar, ideal for your wine store!

The accommodation is well laid out with a family bathroom and four bedrooms, including a master with en-suite on the first floor; three of these bedrooms enjoy attractive rural views. On the ground floor there is an entrance hall and inner hall with stairwell although I am sure most will enter the house through the magnificent kitchen/breakfast room which is very much the heart of the house. The living space comprises a dining room with open plan sitting room and snug leading off with its wood burning stove. Completing the accommodation on the ground floor you have a utility room, side hall, cloakroom and generous 5th bedroom/study which could be used as a semi-dependent annexe for relatives or guests.

The house stands in grounds of approximately 0.3 acres to include a magnificent garden at the front, screened from Cheneys Lane by a thicket, together with a drive and modern garage block leading off the courtyard. The property also enjoys views across the undulating countryside from which the current owners enjoy watching the local herds of deer.

The property would ideally suit someone looking for a rural but not isolated period home and internal inspection is strongly recommended.

The accommodation comprises:- 

Entrance Hall 9' 4" x 6' 2" (2.84m x 1.88m) With cloaks, hanging space, pamment tiled floor, fitted shelf and door to:- 

Inner Hall Radiator, wood floor, carpeted stairs to the first floor with turned balustrade and window above, built in cupboard beneath. 

Dining Room 16' 4" x 12' 0" (4.98m x 3.66m) Wood floor, beamed ceiling, twin built in cupboards with distressed pine doors, sealed unit double glazed window with garden aspect, door to cellar, steps down to:- 

Sitting Room 19' 0" x 13' 1" (5.79m x 3.99m) Two radiators, fitted carpet, beamed ceiling, sealed unit double glazed window and French doors overlooking the garden, step down to:- 

SNUG 14' 3" x 10' 2" (including alcove) (4.34m x 3.1m) Wood burning stove with pamment hearth and arched log niche, sealed unit double glazed window. 

Cellar 8' 0" x 16' 2" (2.44m x 4.93m) Including stairs with a barrelled brick ceiling and brick floor (located beneath the sitting/dining room). 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 23' 3" x 16' 2" (narrowing to 12' 2") (7.09m x 4.93m) Inglenook fireplace with Bessemer beam, housing an oil fired Aga with fitted cupboards either side, butler sink with beech worktops and pine cabinets beneath, walk in shelved pantry, pamment tiled and beamed ceiling, sealed unit double glazed window, stable type doors from the courtyard and garden, threshold and door to the living room, door to:- 

Utility Room 12' 0" x 8' 6" (3.66m x 2.59m) Including two built in double cupboards on one side, stainless steel single drainer sink unit inset to worktop with plumbing for automatic washing machine and fitted base unit beneath, oil fired boiler, four panel pine door to:- 

SIDE HALL 12' 0" x 8' 9" (to extremes) (3.66m x 2.67m) Slate tiled floor, radiator, vaulted timber ceiling, sealed unit double glazed window, sealed unit double glazed door from the courtyard. 

Cloakroom Two piece suite comprising low level wc and hand basin. 

Bedroom 5/Study 17' 0" x 12' 0" (5.18m x 3.66m) Vaulted beamed ceiling, radiator, fitted carpet, sealed unit double glazed windows to the front and rear. 

First Floor  

Landing Spacious landing with exposed stud work, built in wardrobe and built in cupboards, sealed unit glazed roof light window. 

Master Bedroom 13' 0" x 9' 7" (3.96m x 2.92m) Radiator, fitted carpet, sealed unit double glazed window, built in recessed shelving to chimney breast, pine door to:- 

En-Suite Shower Room White three piece suite comprising bow fronted large shower cubicle, low level wc and pedestal hand basin, boarded floor, radiator, sealed unit double glazed window, built in wardrobe. 

Family Bathroom 8' 0" x 13' 10" (2.44m x 4.22m) Plus large built in airing cupboard housing hot water tank with three sliding doors, white four piece suite comprising panel bath, pedestal hand basin, low level wc and bow front tiled shower cubicle, radiator, ceramic tiled floor. 

Bedroom 2 16' 1" x 10' 0" (4.9m x 3.05m) Radiator, fitted carpets, sealed unit double glazed window, exposed timbers, field view from which the current owners see herds of deer. 

Bedroom 3 9' 9" x 8' 8" (2.97m x 2.64m) Plus built in double wardrobe, radiator, boarded floor, sealed unit double glazing window. 

Bedroom 4 20' 6" x 6' 4" (6.25m x 1.93m) Accessed via a plinth with two steps leading into bedroom, which then neatly divides into a dressing/study area at one end and bedroom area at the other, complete with walk in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving to either side, sealed unit double glazed windows, fitted carpet and vaulted ceiling. 

Outside The property is accessed via a private drive with opens to a wide courtyard with access shared with just two other properties of similar calibre, from which there is a gated private shingled driveway providing parking space and access to a modern Cart Shed with two bays comprising a GARAGE (15' 10" x 9' 5") with casement doors and open fronted Cart Shed (Car Port 15' 10" x 8' 9").

The attractive mature gardens are on the most impressive side of the house, with frontage to the single track Cheneys Lane, to which there is a screening thicket providing good privacy. The gardens provide an attractive patio adjacent to the living area with a brick path connecting it to the kitchen door. The remaining gardens are lawned with attractive ornamental shrubs and trees, together with a lightly wooded area at one end with a timber lodge which could have a variety of uses from a ground kennel at one of the end scale to a summerhouse at the other end. 

Services Mains water and electricity are available. Drainage arrangements are to be confirmed. 

Local Authority/Council Tax South Norfolk District Council, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2XE
Telephone: 01508 533633
Tax Band: G 

EPC Rating The Energy Rating for this property is E. A Full Energy Performance Certificate is available on request. 

We Are Here To Help If your interest in this property is dependent on anything about the property or its surroundings which are not referred to in these sales particulars, please contact us before viewing and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
09 September 2016

Nearest stations

  • Spooner Row (4.7 mi)
  • Wymondham (5.2 mi)
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  • Wymondham (5.2 mi)
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