4 bedroom detached house for sale

Hockering

Sold STC £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Family Home with 11 Acres (sts)
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Successful Kennels/Cattery Business
  • Far Reaching Views
  • Private and Secluded Setting
  • Various Outbuildings
  • Double Garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Sowerbys are pleased to offer this unique opportunity to purchase a detached four bedroom family home in picturesque grounds of approximately 11 acres (sts), surrounded by farmland on the outskirts of Hockering. Included within the sale is the owner's existing Boarding Kennels & Cattery business, complete with a range of buildings and enclosures. For equestrian enthusiasts, there are 6 acres (sts) of paddock along with stables and a tack/feed room. The setting is one of privacy and seclusion, with far reaching countryside views; although the village centre is only minutes away. In the past the site has been used as a nursery/market garden and also, many years ago, as a gravel pit which has given the landscape around the house a most 'un-Norfolk-like' undulating quality. The site is effectively in two parts, with the house, kennels and other outbuildings set within five acres of parkland. The adjoining six acres is flatter land which has been arranged into well maintained paddocks. The accommodation in the house briefly comprises entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, wet room and ground floor cloakroom; with four double bedrooms and the family bathroom accessed from the first floor landing. The master bedroom enjoys the benefit of an en-suite bathroom. Within the Kennels compound there is an administration/reception building with a WC and store room, a block of 10 double units, 10 single kennels, 10 bay cattery, an enclosed training area, 2 dog isolation units and a separate isolation cattery unit. These are in addition to the double garage and other outbuildings/storage buildings located around the site. 

HOCKERING The small village of Hockering is just east of Dereham and north west of the city of Norwich. Set in a very rural location, the village has quiet lanes and footpaths suitable for those wishing to explore the Norfolk countryside on foot or by bicycle. The church of St Michael is a traditional 14th century church, located on The Street. Dereham has a comprehensive selection of shops, including supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, cinema, schools, sports and leisure facilities. 

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:- Exterior lights mounted at either side of a partially glazed timber effect UPVC double glazed front door opening to… 

ENTRANCE HALL A pleasantly spacious and well-lit reception area with full height glazed units at either side of the front door allowing natural light to flood in. Doors opening to the sitting room, dining room, cloakroom, wet room and kitchen/breakfast room with a timber staircase rising to the first floor landing. A useful understairs storage cupboard, telephone point and radiator. 

SITTING ROOM 22' 0" x 11' 8" (6.71m x 3.58m) A pleasantly proportioned double aspect family room with timber frame double glazed windows enjoying views to the front and rear. Along one wall, an attractive open fireplace with timber surround and marble hearth serves as the room's main focal point. Two radiators and a brick formed opening leading to the dining room. 

DINING ROOM 11' 3" x 10' 0" (3.43m x 3.07m) Semi-open-plan to the sitting room, the dining room is another pleasantly proportioned reception space with a pair of fully glazed sliding doors opening onto the rear garden. Radiator and door returning to the entrance hall. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13' 7" x 11' 3" (4.16m x 3.45m) A pleasantly sized room with a selection of timber fronted base level and wall mounted storage units under fitted work surfaces with tiled splashbacks. 1.5 bowl sink unit with mixer tap set into a timber frame double glazed window with delightful views to the rear. Integrated appliances include a four ring ceramic hob with extractor hood, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is also a water softener, under-unit lighting, tiled flooring, radiator and a door leading to the conservatory.  

WET ROOM 11' 4" x 7' 11" (3.46m x 2.43m) Professionally installed wet room with fully tiled walls and non-slip flooring and suite comprising close coupled WC, pedestal washbasin and a walk-in shower area with curtain and rail. Timber frame double glazed window to front. 

CONSERVATORY 19' 5" x 12' 11" (5.92m x 3.96m) Currently utilised as a conservatory/utility room with a length of fitted work surface incorporating a stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, base level storage units and space and plumbing for a washing machine. Floor mounted oil boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating to the property, timber frame double glazed units to three sides and rear entrance door.  

CLOAKROOM Comprising close coupled WC, corner mounted washbasin, obscure glass window to front and tiled flooring. 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Gallery style landing with doors to all four bedrooms, the family bathroom and the airing cupboard which houses an insulated hot water cylinder. Access to loft space and radiator. 

BEDROOM ONE 11' 10" x 11' 1" (3.61m x 3.40m) Pleasantly proportioned double bedroom with a timber frame double glazed window overlooking the front aspect and a range of built in wardrobes providing internal shelving and hanging space. Television point, radiator and door to en-suite. 

EN-SUITE 11' 4" x 4' 7" (3.46m x 1.40m) Comprising panel sided bath with chrome mixer tap and shower attachment over, pedestal washbasin, close coupled WC and bidet. Obscure glass window to front and radiator.  

BEDROOM TWO 14' 11" x 10' 7" > 7' 0" (4.57m x 3.25m > 2.15m) A well-sized double bedroom with timber frame double glazed windows enjoying superb views over the grounds at the rear. A range of built in wardrobes arranged around the bed and along one wall and radiator.  

BEDROOM THREE 11' 5" x 11' 1" (3.50m x 3.40m) Timber frame double glazed window to front, television point and radiator. 

BEDROOM FOUR 11' 10" x 10' 7" (3.61m x 3.23m) max Double bedroom with timber frame double glazed window to rear, radiator and access to the partially boarded loft space.  

FAMILY BATHROOM 7' 9" x 6' 11" (2.37m x 2.11m) Suite comprising panel sided bath with chrome mixer tap and electric power shower over, pedestal washbasin and close coupled WC. Obscure glass window to rear, electric shaver point and radiator. 

OUTSIDE The property is approached over a long private access road which leads to a 5-bar timber gate, which in turn leads on to a shingle driveway to the house. The grounds in total extend to approximately 11 acres (sts), with the site most easily described in two sections. To the west of the plot, the house, kennels and other outbuildings sit within five acres of pretty parkland which is interspersed with mature trees. The adjoining six acres to the east of the site, is flatter land which has been arranged into well maintained paddocks which are ideal for equestrian use.  Within the Kennels compound there is an administration/reception building [32' 1" x 11' 5" (9.78m x 3.48m)] with a WC and store room [13' 3" x 9' 2" (4.04m x 2.79m)] a block of 10 double kennel units, 10 single kennels, 10 bay cattery, an enclosed training area, 2 isolation units and a separate isolation cattery unit. These are in addition to the double garage and other outbuildings/storage buildings located around the site. Equestrian facilities comprise 3 full size stables with overhang and bulk head lighting with rubber matting floors; along with an [18' 7" x 9' 3" (5.66m x 2.82m)] tack/feed room. 

AGENT'S NOTE For further details on the existing business, please contact the agent.  

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING D. Ref:- 9938-8963-6250-9109-8910
To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit https://www.epcregister.com/ and enter in the reference number above. 

More information from this agent

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
20 March 2015

Nearest station

  • Wymondham (8.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Nearest schools

Use the school checker

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sowerbys, Dereham

Canterbury House 20 Market Place, Dereham, NR19 2AX

01362 536007 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Floorplans


To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sowerbys, Dereham

Canterbury House 20 Market Place, Dereham, NR19 2AX

01362 536007 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Map & Street View

Nearest station

  • Wymondham (8.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sowerbys, Dereham

Canterbury House 20 Market Place, Dereham, NR19 2AX

01362 536007 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Disclaimer - Property reference 100439012861. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Sowerbys, Dereham. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.