5 bedroom detached house for sale

High Street, Whissonsett, Dereham, Norfolk NR20

£525,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive character property
  • Over 3,000sq/ft of floor space
  • Four reception rooms
  • Five bedrooms
  • Around 0.6 acres of ground
  • Two en-suite bathrooms

Full description

The Norfolk Agents are delighted to offer this highly impressive five-bedroom character property with mature grounds of over half an acre in the pleasant village of Whsissonsett. The property has been extensively renovated and modernised in recent years, without compromising the charm and character of the original building. As the name would suggest, the property is a former public house with an attractive flint frontage, with spacious accommodation which extends to more than 3,000 square feet. The accommodation briefly comprises four versatile reception rooms (listed as the sitting room, dining room, music room and study), bright and spacious kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor; with five bedrooms and the family bathroom arranged around the split-level landing on the first floor. Both the master and guest bedrooms are equipped with en-suite facilities. The mature grounds extend to around 0.6 acres and include a paved entertaining area, courtyard garden, shingle parking area and expanses of lawn. The property is connected to mains drainage, electricity and water supply. Independent oil fired central heating systems for the main house. Council Tax Band F.

Whissonsett is a pleasant rural village approximately 5 miles south of Fakenham and 7 miles north of Dereham. The beautiful church of St. Mary is at the heart of the friendly community, with the village hall also being a hub for local activity. As well as the nearby market towns, the neighbouring villages of Colkirk and Brisley also provide a range of amenities.

Entrance Hall 
Entrance portico with a front door opening in to the entrance hall, with authentic flagstone flooring and a radiator. As you move inside the property, the entrance hall widens where there are doors opening to the sitting room, formal dining room and music room.

Sitting room (5.97m x 4.70m or 19' 07" x 15' 05") 
A well-proportioned double aspect reception room with an original sash window on the front elevation and a pair of fully glazed double doors opening on to the courtyard garden at the side. Features include an attractive fireplace with pamment tiled hearth, stripped timber floorboards and decorative ceiling cornice. TV point, wall light points and two radiators.

Dining Room (5.97m x 4.32m or 19' 07" x 14' 02") 
Another spacious double aspect reception room with an original sash window to the front and a timber framed double glazed window to the side. Feature fireplace with pamment tiled hearth, timber floorboards, TV point, wall light points, decorative cornice and two radiators.

Music Room (5.44m x 4.90m or 17' 10" x 16' 01") 
A highly versatile reception room at the heart of the ground floor. Features include a restored beamed ceiling and exposed timber wall skintlings, whilst a timber framed double glazed window on the side wall allows natural light to flood in. Exposed timber floorboards, radiator and a timber staircase which rises to the first floor landing. Openings to the study and inner lobby.

Study (5.03m x 3.20m or 16' 06" x 10' 06") 
A pair of Velux roof lights on the west facing pitch provide natural light. TV and telephone points, wall light points, stripped timber floorboards and radiator.

Lobby 
A useful storage area with a pair of double doors opening on to the courtyard at the side and an inner door to the utility room. Stripped timber floorboards and radiator. Door to the kitchen/breakfast room.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (8.15m x 5.21m or 26' 09" x 17' 01") 
A bright and spacious family area with glazing on three walls and double doors opening on to the paved terrace at the rear. The kitchen area (which measures 5.20m x 3.23m) comprises a selection of cream Shaker-style base units which extend along three walls below fitted worktops surfaces with tiled splash backs. A 1.5 bowl ceramic sink unit with mixer tap is set into the worktops surfaces beneath a timber framed double glazed window which overlooks the rear garden. Integrated appliances include a Belling range oven with bottled gas hob and the necessary plumbing and space for a dishwasher. Exposed timber floorboards throughout, timber framed double glazed windows to the side and rear and a pair of Velux roof lights on the western pitch of the roof. TV point and two radiators.

Utility Room 
Plumbing and space for a washing machine and an additional appliance. Door to built-in airing cupboard which houses a pressurised hot water cylinder.

Cloak Room 
A pair of timber framed double glazed windows on the side wall, radiator, pedestal wash basin and close coupled WC.

Landing 
A spacious split-level landing with a range of the original and replacement floorboards on display. Doors to all five bedrooms and the family bathroom. A further door to a useful built-in storage cupboard, two radiators, access to loft space and Velux roof lights.

Master Bedroom (4.80m x 4.72m or 15' 09" x 15' 06") 
A highly impressive master suite with the main bedroom area enjoying generous proportions and views over the rear garden via a timber framed double glazed window on the gable wall. Velux roof lights to either side. Stripped timber floorboards, TV point and two radiators. Door to en-suite.

Guest Bedroom (4.27m x 3.81m or 14' 0" x 12' 06") 
Double bedroom with original sash window to the front. Exposed timber floorboards, built-in storage cupboard and radiator. Door to en-suite.

En Suite 
Neatly appointed suite comprising tiled enclosure with glass door and chrome shower over, Victoriana-style pedestal wash basin and matching close coupled WC. Timber framed double glazed window to the rear, partially tiled walls, stripped timber floorboards and radiator.

Bedroom 3 (3.91m x 3.81m or 12' 10" x 12' 06") 
Another spacious double bedroom with an original sash window to the front. Built-in storage cupboard, exposed timber floorboards, TV point and radiator.

Bedroom 4 (3.91m x 2.49m or 12' 10" x 8' 02") 
Original sash window to the front aspect, exposed timber floorboards and radiator.

Bedroom 5 (4.09m x 2.72m or 13' 05" x 8' 11") 
A pair of Velux roof lights to the side, exposed timber floorboards and radiator.

Family Bathroom 
Stylishly appointed bathroom suite comprising panel sided bath with travertine tiled surround, glass screen and shower attachment over, Victoriana-style wash basin with pedestal and matching close coupled WC. Obscured glass window to the rear, stripped timber floorboards, partially tiled walls and radiator.

Outside 
The property is approached from the quiet road on to a shingled driveway with timber gates, which extends along the side of the house and in turn leads to a shared shingle car parking area, which can accommodate many vehicles. The mature gardens, which are predominantly situated to the rear of the house, are generous in size and laid to lawn with a scattering of mature trees, as well as some more recently installed raised beds and borders. Between the house and annexe, there is a shingled courtyard with a vegetable garden. Immediately to the rear of the kitchen, an Indian sandstone paved terrace provides the ideal space for outside entertaining. Other features include exterior lighting and an outside tap.

Agents Note 
There is a pedestrian right of access to the front of The Old Bell in favour of the neighbouring holiday cottage.

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Added on Rightmove:
08 November 2016

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  • Wymondham (18.4 mi)
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7 George Edwards Road, Fakenham, NR21 8NL

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  • Wymondham (18.4 mi)
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The Norfolk Agents, Fakenham

7 George Edwards Road, Fakenham, NR21 8NL

01328 618003 Local call rate

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