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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Taverham Road, Taverham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8

Sold STC £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 reception rooms
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Double garage and studio/office
  • Summer house
  • Lawned gardens
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Beautifully appointed and spacious family home in woodland setting


Ridgewood is approached off the Taverham Road via a private drive serving five houses in all with Ridgewood being situated at the far end, backing onto mature woodland. Despite Ridgewood's quiet and peaceful situation, the house is only approximately half a mile from the village of Drayton which has good shopping facilities, doctors' surgery and public houses. Approximately half a mile in the opposite direction is the village of Taverham which has schools in the first, middle and high sectors as well as the renowned Taverham Hall Private School.

There are good bus services from both Drayton and Taverham into Norwich which is approximately 6 miles away and an airport on the north side of the city with international flights via Schiphol. Being situated just off the Fakenham Road, the property offers ease of access to the coast and the Broads for sailing.


Ridgewood is a beautifully appointed family home, situated in a quiet secluded position off a private road, yet convenient for the facilities of Drayton and Taverham. The house is believed to date back to 1932 with later additions and alterations and in the main is of cavity brick construction under a pintile roof.

The previous owners during the early 1980s carried out major improvements and renovation works including a large extension on the northwest side to provide a new kitchen with bedroom above and an additional wing added to the dining room which provides a study.

The current family have owned the property since 2004 and continued carrying out many improvements which include the replacement of some of the windows, the overhaul of the roof with new felt and the construction and rebuilding of the large double garage with stunning adjoining office. The office has its own kitchenette and separate WC and is finished to a high quality standard with its own heating/air conditioning system run on an air source heat pump. Within the main house, the kitchen was replaced around 2009 in solid oak units with granite work surfaces and incorporates a four oven Aga as well as electric oven and three burner gas hob. All the bathrooms in the main house were also replaced between 2005 and 2006.

We draw you attention to the floorplans for a full explanation as to how the accommodation is arranged which offers a good degree of flexibility and the potential to create a separate annexe area if required. The house has mains gas heating as well as the four oven gas Aga.

The house has two parking areas at the front of the house and serves the two main entrances. The main drive leads to the garage block with access to the formal front entrance. Additional parking for two vehicles beyond serves the rear hallway and onto the kitchen and utility.

The newly constructed garage is a good double size with power and lighting adjoining which, is the attractive office or study which has a private kitchenette and cloakroom as well as storage room and is finished to a high standard. The office has its own private heating/air conditioning system powered by an air source heat pump and there is also air conditioning.

Leading beyond the office and garage block is an attractive paved seating area which leads down to a wide lawn with summer house, deep shrubberies and mature hedging marking the boundaries. Leading away from the main house is a large paved terrace which is partially decked and split level, and leads via mature shrubberies and plants with formal steps down to the lawn with sunken trampoline. The garden is private and secluded and has a high degree of maturity and in all extends to 0.53 of an acre (est).

Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas.

Local Authority
Broadland District Council: Band G.

Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.

Strictly by appointment with Savills. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

Important Notice
Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

Acreage: 0.53 Acres


Leave Norwich towards Fakenham on the A1067 passing over the ring road and on into Drayton. After the traffic lights in the centre of Drayton and the garage on the left hand side, bare left into Taverham Road. Proceed past the shops and shortly after, on the right hand side, is a private drive serving Ridgewood and four other properties. The number 80 is clearly marked by a sign on the road. Proceed to the end of the private road where Ridgewood will be found at the far end on the right hand side. The postcode for the property is NR8 6SB.

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12 September 2016

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