5 bedroom village house for sale

Swanton Morley, Dereham

Guide Price £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fantastic Income Potential
  • 5-Bedroom Period Residence
  • Two 2-Bedroom Holiday Barns
  • Additional 2-Bedroom Cottage
  • Further Range of Outbuildings
  • Grounds of Around 2/3 Acre (sts)
  • Countryside Views
  • Prominent Location in Popular Village

Full description

The Norfolk Agents are delighted to offer this prominently positioned Victorian residence, which comes with an established self-catered holiday cottage business compromising two beautifully appointed 2-bedroom holiday barns, along with a further 2-bedroom cottage which has until recently been let out on an assured shorthold tenancy. The main house provides over 2,800 square feet of internal floor area with accommodation briefly comprising entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room with fireplace, laundry room, shower/wet room with wc, cloakroom and boot room on the ground floor; with five first floor bedrooms, family bathroom, study and en-suite to the master bedroom on the first floor. The property has been well-maintained, including replacement UPVC double glazing to many of the windows (excluding the front elevation) and a recently refurbished bathroom and en-suite. The interior is currently undergoing decorative repair which is due to be completed throughout June and July 2016.
The holiday barns, known as Maple Barns have been established for around a decade and enjoy repeat business year on year, with accounts which show an annual income of around £25,000. Barns A and B enjoy a 5* and 4* rating respectively, offering similar accommodation of two double bedrooms with master en-suite, a stylishly presented kitchen/dining room and well-proportioned sitting rooms with doors out on to private gardens. The barns are available in a fully furnished state and with existing bookings already in place.
Limes Cottage is attached to the main residence and has been used successfully rented out for several years. The accommodation briefly comprises entrance porch, kitchen/dining room, utility and cloakroom on the ground floor; with two bedrooms, bathroom and a sitting room with outstanding countryside views occupying the first floor. The cottage also enjoys its own private garden at the rear.
In addition to the accommodation, there are also a number of brick built outbuildings which include a gymnasium, workshop, tool store and woodshed. The buildings are all arranged around a central shingle parking area which can accommodate a large number of vehicles, along with an open-fronted triple bay car port. The property is set within around 0.63 acres (sts) of mature grounds, with the garden to the main house situated adjacent to the south wall; whilst the barns and the cottage have private gardens towards the north of the site.
Swanton Morley is a thriving village approximately 4 miles to the north-east of the market town of Dereham and 20 miles to the east of Norwich. The wide range of amenities include a village shop, two pubs, a butchers, school and playing field; not to mention an active church and village hall. The River Wensum passes nearby providing beautiful views, miles of countryside walks and excellent fishing. The village also has a strong military connection and is currently home to 1st The Queens Dragoon Guards.

Entrance Hall 
A welcoming entrance area with the original tessellated tiled flooring and doors to the dining room and drawing room. The hall leads through to an inner hall where the main staircase rises to the first floor, along with doors to the breakfast room, boot room, rear porch, side entrance lobby, cloakroom and sitting room.

Sitting room (5.18m x 4.63m or 17' 0" x 15' 2") 
A pleasantly proportioned and well-lit family room with windows to two sides and a cast iron wood burning stove set into an original brick built fireplace with timber bressummer beam. Oak flooring, TV point, two radiators and a back staircase rising to the study.

Drawing room (4.10m x 3.96m or 13' 5" x 13' 0") 
Bay fronted reception room with a glazed side entrance door, original fireplace, decorative ceiling rose, picture Rail and radiator. Side entrance door opening to the garden room.

Garden room 
Timber framed building, with glazing to three sides under a glazed pitched roof. Pleasant views over the garden and door opening on to the terrace.

Dining Room (4.10m x 4.09m or 13' 5" x 13' 5") 
Another well-proportioned reception room with a bay front including decorative stained glass detailing and a cast-iron wood burning stove set into an original marble fireplace. Exposed timber floorboards, picture rail, ceiling rose, radiator and a formed opening to the breakfast room.

Breakfast Room (4.10m x 2.59m or 13' 5" x 8' 6") 
The open-plan nature of this space between the kitchen and dining room makes the breakfast room a highly social part of this property, with the Aga adding to the cosy feeling of homeliness. A range of oak fronted storage units extend along the rear wall beneath two windows which overlook the central courtyard.

Kitchen (4.67m x 4.37m or 15' 4" x 14' 4") 
A further range of handmade oak units under timber work surfaces incorporating a 1.5 bowl porcelain sink unit. Central island unit with electric hob and plumbing for a dishwasher. Beamed ceiling, slate tile flooring and three UPVC double glazed windows along the rear wall. Partially glazed side entrance door and door to the laundry room.

Laundry Room (2.37m x 1.80m or 7' 9" x 5' 11") 
A length of fitted work surface with plumbing and space for a washing machine and tumble drier below. Obscured glass window to the front, slate tile flooring and porcelain Belfast sink.

Shower Room (1.87m x 1.79m or 6' 2" x 5' 10") 
Fully tiled room with non-slip flooring and suite comprising pedestal wash basin, close-coupled wc and mixer shower.

Cloak Room 
Quarry tile flooring, obscured glass window to side, pedestal wash basin and close-coupled wc.

Boot Room (2.88m x 2.61m or 9' 5" x 8' 7") 
A highly useful storage room with pamment tile flooring, original glass-fronted storage unit and a floor mounted oil boiler provided domestic central heating. Window to side and extensive hanging space.

Bedroom 1 (5.20m x 4.81m or 17' 1" x 15' 9") 
Spacious double room with a pair of UPVC double glazed windows overlooking the gardens. A range of storage cupboards built-in around the bed and radiator.

En Suite (3.59m x 2.50m or 11' 9" x 8' 2") 
Recently refurbished suite comprising roll top bath with central taps, wash basin set into vanity unit and wc. Double width shower enclosure, bidet, slate tile flooring, UPVC double glazed window to the side and radiator.

Bedroom 2 (4.11m x 4.10m or 13' 6" x 13' 5") 
Well-proportioned double room with a bay front comprising internal secondary glazing. Built-in storage cupboard, pedestal wash basin and radiator.

Bedroom 3 (4.10m x 3.92m or 13' 5" x 12' 10") 
Bay fronted room with original fireplace, built-in storage cupboard, window to side, pedestal wash basin and radiator.

Bedroom 4 (2.90m x 2.60m or 9' 6" x 8' 6") 
UPVC double glazed windows to the side aspect, built-in storage cupboard, pedestal wash basin and radiator.

Bedroom 5 (2.88m x 2.50m or 9' 5" x 8' 2") 
UPVC double glazed window to side and radiator.

Bathroom (3.17m x 2.56m or 10' 5" x 8' 5") 
Another recently refurbished bathroom suite comprising tiled shower enclosure with glass door, panel sided bath with central taps, vanity wash basin and close coupled wc. Windows to the side and rear, built-in airing cupboard and heated towel rail.

Study (4.79m x 2.27m or 15' 9" x 7' 5") 
UPVC double glazed windows to two sides, access to loft space, staircase down to the sitting room and radiator. Currently used as a study but equally suitable for use as a dressing room to the master room or alternatively, it could be incorporated into creating more accommodation for Limes Cottage.

Limes Cottage 

Porch 
Glazed door to the porch, where there are
UPVC double glazed units to two sides and an inner door to the kitchen/dining room.

Kitchen/Dining Area (4.80m x 3.62m Max or 15' 9" x 11' 11" Max) 
Open-plan reception space with a kitchen area comprising a range of base level and wall mounted storage units under fitted work surfaces which incorporate a 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink unit. From the dining area there is a UPVC double glazed window overlooking the garden, electric night storage heater and doors to the inner hall and utility room.

Utility Room 
Plumbing and space for a washing machine, built-in storage cupboard, window to side and door to the cloakroom which comprises close-coupled wc and wall mounted wash basin.

Inner Hall 
Staircase to first floor, electric night storage heater and side entrance door opening in from the car port.

Landing 
Doors to both bedrooms, sitting room and the bathroom. Electric night storage heater, UPVC double glazed window to the side and built-in airing cupboard.

Sitting room (4.80m x 2.65m or 15' 9" x 8' 8") 
First floor sitting room with UPVC double glazed windows to the side and rear providing exceptional views countryside views. TV point and electric night storage heater.

Bedroom 1 (4.80m x 2.46m or 15' 9" x 8' 1") 
Double aspect bedroom with UPVC double glazed windows to both sides. Built-in double wardrobe and TV point.

Bedroom 2 (3.73m x 1.75m or 12' 3" x 5' 9") 
UPVC double glazed window to side, built-in wardrobes and access to loft space.

Bathroom 
A recently modernised suite comprising P-shaped bath with shower over, close-coupled wc and pedestal wash basin. Obscured glass window to the side.

Maple Barns 
Maple Barns are a pair of adjoining cottages, successfully let for holidays and short breaks. Both barns have been finished to an impressive level and are available in a fully equipped state to take bookings immediately. Some of the stand out features include the double sided wood burners between the sitting and dining rooms, double doors out on to private gardens, a rustic array of exposed timber work and en-suite shower rooms to both master bedrooms. The twin bedroom in Barn B comes complete with a shower and wash basin.

Barn A comprises: 
Entrance Hall
Sitting Room (4.07 x 4.42)
Kitchen/Dining Room (4.82 x 4.68)
Twin Bedroom (3.06 x 2.81)
Bathroom (2.56 x 1.60)
Master Bedroom (4.68 x 3.0)
En-Suite Shower Room

Barn B comprises: 
Entrance Hall/Utility Room (2.52 x 1.71)
Twin Bedroom (3.45 x 2.73)
Cloakroom
Sitting Room (4.82 x 4.09)
Kitchen/Dining Room (4.81 x 4.67)
Master Bedroom (4.69 x 2.94)
En-Suite Shower Room

Outside 
The property is accessed through a covered arch between the main house and one of the outbuildings, which leads on to a central shingle parking area. Within the courtyard there is also a triple bay car port which runs underneath part of the main house, as well as access to the gym, workshop and barn. Both holiday barns have private gardens with patios which are enclosed by fencing and mature hedges. Limes Cottage also has its own private garden, with delightful views over neighbouring countryside. The main house enjoys a generously sized south facing garden, with planted beds and flower borders around a well-maintained lawn, with a paved terrace accessed via the garden room and side entrance hall. The gardens adjoin farmland which provides the most scenic of backdrops.

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