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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Loddon, Norwich

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Property Description

Key features

  • GRADE II* LISTED GEORGIAN HOUSE
  • 10 BEDROOMS
  • 4 RECEPTION ROOMS
  • TWO BED COACH HOUSE ANNEXE
  • TWO BED CLOCK HOUSE ANNEXE
  • CELLAR
  • 1.7 ACRES (STMS)
  • HEATED INDOOR POOL

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The Story

The exquisite six bedroom house, with its separate coach and clock houses, stands proudly at the heart of the village of Loddon, still displaying all its period charm

From its sweeping staircase, with its antique balustrade, to its ornate fireplaces, great sash windows and elegant reception spaces, Loddon House is a picture of grandeur and the graceful past.
Home to the current owners since 2000, the Georgian property is something of a landmark within the charming Norfolk village.
"We loved it because it was unique," said one of the owners. "It was very different from a lot of the other larger properties in the area and, although it had a lot of land, it was also within a village community."
The Grade II* Listed property is set in landscaped gardens of approximately 1.7 acres. In addition to the main 10 bedroom house, there are two separate, self-contained living areas in the grounds. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool.
"This is a beautiful house that would be wonderful for anyone with an extended family or who enjoys entertaining," she added.

GLORIOUS PAST

Loddon House dates back to around 1706 and was originally built in a Queen Anne style for an attorney at law.
"Two of his daughters, Sarah and Henrietta, scratched their names in the glass in the windows on the landing, and their writing can still be seen. My daughter was born in this house and I named her after Henrietta."
In 1736, the property was turned into a private hospital. This gave it exemption from window tax, resulting in all the magnificent windows still being present.
"At one stage it was lived in by Thomas Bignold, who was the founder of the Norwich Union. It is said that he used to watch the races from his bedroom!
"During the war it became a hospital again, a bit like Downton Abbey, and then in the 1950s it was sold to tea planters, who came back from India and used to hold big parties here."

GEORGIAN ELEGANCE

When the current owners bought Loddon House it had been used as offices for some time. They gained planning permission to change it back into a private house and set about restoring in to its former glory.
"We wanted to put everything back to the way it would have been in Georgian times, while also ensuring it was a comfortable place to live," she said. "We were lucky because so many of the original features were in tact."
A swimming pool had been built outside. Carefully working with planners and conservation architects, the current owners converted it into an indoor pool.
"It was built in the style of an orangery, with some of the windows coming from a former Norwich railway station," she added.

STREAMING SUNLIGHT

The house and garden have such great potential to be enjoyed in different ways.
The Coach House and the Clock House annexes have been holiday lets. The whole property could even become a stunning wedding venue or a beautiful boutique hotel.
"I love the guest bedroom, which has triple windows and is flooded with sunlight in the morning. I also enjoy the master bedroom, which has its own suite of rooms," she said. "The rooms at the top of the house are also very nice. These are more cottage-like and have the best views of Loddon."

ENTERTAINING AT HOME

She continued: "We have enjoyed being here so much. Loddon is a great place, with very good schools and all sorts of shops and services, and we have loved the grounds here, which include a sunken garden and a Victorian glasshouse.
"This has also been a house that has been superb for entertaining. We will take with us memories of so many happy occasions - dinner parties with up to 14 people round the table and New Year's Eve parties, with more than 120 guests.
"It has been a wonderful place to live."

CLOSE TO HOME

The Coach House and the Clock House both offer additional self-contained accommodation that could be used for family members or to generate an income.
The Coach House adjoins the main property and features two bedrooms and two shower rooms, was well as a sitting room and kitchen.
The Clock House is separate from the main building and includes two bedrooms, a shower room, sitting room and kitchen dining room.

Ground Floor Accommodation

As you step inside this truly magnificent home you are greeted by the impressive central doorway which leads through to the reception hall with dado railing and a fine, curved, staircase and antique balustrade leading to the first floor accommodation.
Directly in front of you is the dining room with feature fireplace, full length sash windows and wooden flooring throughout .This room is ideal for formal dining and special occasions.

Moving on to your left is the drawing room. Again this room is superbly presented throughout and retains period features including sash windows, working shutters, open fireplace, exposed timber flooring, cornicing and ceiling roses. Full length French doors open out onto the terrace with south facing views across the private enclosed gardens.

From the drawing room to your left leads you to the spacious study and French doors lead out from here to the conservatory.
Finding oneself back in the reception hall, to your right is access to the kitchen. This room has been completely modernised by the current owners, and fully fitted with stunning modern bespoke fitted wall and base units and granite worksurfaces.
The kitchen leads out into the utility room and from here is access to both the Coach House and Clock House. Both these areas have been pleasantly decorated throughout and provide superb holiday/annexe potential.

First and Second Floor Accommodation

As you ascend the grand staircase to the first floor landing this then provides access to all ten bedrooms. Each room has been pleasantly decorated with period features throughout and are of a good size with ample space for a double bed and wardrobe.

Setting the Scene

This stunning period home is approached via gravel in and out driveway with a large turning and parking area to the front and side of the house.
The property stands proud in the centre of the village surrounded by enclosed mature gardens. There are laid to lawn gardens to the rear with paved terracing separating sunken garden flower and shrub borders and a variety of mature trees.
Within the garden is an indoor heated swimming pool complex with an adjoining separate timber store housing the heat exchanger filtration unit.

Whats Nearby

The property is within walking distance of local amenities including restaurants, public houses, library, chemist, bank and doctors surgery. There is a variety of schooling available within the area both state and private sector.

Within Easy Reach

Loddon is situated close to the Norfolk broads and Norwich city centre provides direct rail links to London Liverpool Street and Beccles Station to Ipswich.

Directions

From Norwich proceed out onto the A146 Beccles Road and after eight miles turn left (signposted Chedgrave). Continue into Loddon through the main street and the property will be found on the right hand side.


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Nearest stations

  • Cantley (3.4 mi)
  • Reedham (Norfolk) (3.9 mi)
  • Buckenham (4.6 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Cantley (3.4 mi)
  • Reedham (Norfolk) (3.9 mi)
  • Buckenham (4.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Chewton Rose, Norwich

38 Exchange Street, Norwich, NR2 1AX

01603 950058 Local call rate

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