5 bedroom detached house for sale

The Street, Topcroft, Bungay

Guide Price £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Offered chainfree
  • New instruction
  • Rear courtyard with numerous habitable outbuildings and stables
  • Equestrian facilities including Ménage and stables
  • Possibility to convert outbuildings and stables
  • Landscaped grounds with lake
  • 2 acres of land (STMS)
  • Wonderful views of land and lake
  • Optional 7 acres of land (STMS) by separate negotiation
  • Secure grounds with security entrance gates

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Offered Chain free.

Country property offering stunning rural views with a wealth of period features including exposed beams, brickwork, sash windows and inglenook fireplaces. The property sits back from the country lane at the end of a long driveway with fabulous outlook over its mature grounds and lake beyond.
The Leys is a most attractive 5 bedroom period house, believed to date from 1742, and sympathetically and imaginatively created from a former Grade II listed timber frame barn in the early 1990's to an extremely high standard with 2 acres (STMS) of land - a further 7 acres (STMS) is available by separate negotiation.
The property offers flexible accommodation and benefits from numerous outbuildings some of which are habitable and currently used as office space, there are also stables with high end Loddon fittings and a good sized tack room.
Potential exists to convert the external barn (currently containing 4 luxury Loddon stables) or some of the outbuildings into separate dwellings / gym, annex etc.
The property and grounds are accessed via electric security gates with colour video phone access system.
The property lends itself to being a very comfortable family residence but in addition ideal for:

• Anyone needing to work from home requiring separate offices and work space, importantly the property benefits from having "superfast" broadband (BT Infinity 2).
• Equestrian use with the current ménage (40 x 20m sand & rubber) stable blocks, grounds and secure gates.

Accommodation comprises briefly of:

Main house:
• Sitting room 20'9" x 16'1"
• Family room
• Breakfast area
• Boot room
• Boiler room
• Kitchen
• Hall
• Dining room 20'8" x 17'2"
• WC
• Master bedroom 20'10" x 16'7"
• 4 further bedrooms
• 1 en-suite to master
• Principal bathroom
• Shower room
• External Barn

Outbuildings & connected Barn:
• Tack room
• Office
• Store room
• Store 34'11"x16'5"
• Hay store
• Barn 32'5" x 21'2"
• Machinery store

Stables:
• 6 Stable's (4 inside external Barn, other 2 adjacent to Barn)
• 2 wood stores
• 2 Store areas

The Property

The Leys is a country property that most certainly impresses first time visitors and has a strong "wow factor"!
The conversion of The Leys to a country property was originally carried out in the early 1990s and was designed and built to an extremely high standard with the use of high quality materials including oak and lead for windows to the west elevation, some of which are almost full length giving fine views from the main reception rooms over the garden and lake beyond. The east elevation has some elegant windows and in all the property has the feeling of a large period farmhouse.
The property was acquired by the current owners in 1994 soon after it's conversion and construction was completed. Further improvements have been carried out to the property including cobbling, landscaping and installing a fountain in the courtyard to the rear. Electrically operated gates (video controlled) have been installed as well as the provision of a new oak kitchen with granite work surfaces (all custom designed and installed by "Mulberry" of Beccles in 2009) and a brand new complete en-suite bathroom fitted in May 2016.
There are three very fine reception rooms on the ground floor with an attractive sitting room with floor-length sash windows overlooking an enclosed courtyard garden to the east and magnificent kitchen/family room facing west over the garden with French windows opening onto a large paved terrace and two further full-length windows in oak with lead lights. This room has a pamment floor and a four oven oil fired Aga. There is a main entrance hall with a stone flagged floor and an elegant staircase with barley twist banisters rising to a galleried landing. The dining room also faces west and is a well-proportioned room with a large open fireplace and carved oak surround.
On the first floor there is a spacious landing and a large master bedroom with adjoining bathroom. There are four further bedrooms, a second bathroom and separate shower room.

Outside

Entered through electrically operated wrought iron gates, the house is approached by a long drive over a lake leading to a large gravelled turning and parking area. To the southwest of the lake there is a large area of garden laid to lawn containing some fine magnificent mature trees including horse chestnut and weeping willow. To the west there is a large fenced ménage. Adjacent to the house to the northeast there is a brick paved terrace and this overlooks a large expanse of formal lawned garden leading down to the lake. To the rear of the house there is a delightful largely south facing cobbled/paved courtyard garden and beyond this a range of traditional farm buildings including an external barn (currently installed with Loddon stabling) with a range of outbuildings (Oil Tank Store / 2 stables / 2 wood stores) adjacently connected to it. Further outbuildings consist of an office and ample storage/workshop space. The farm buildings offer scope for conversion into ancillary accommodation, subject to the usual planning consents. Adjoining the house there is a timber framed barn providing ample car parking space. The rear of the barn also provides access to the courtyard garden. The land in all extends to 1.73 acres (set). The option to acquire some additional land is available.

Location

The Leys is located on the outskirts of the rural village of Topcroft which enjoys a small community benefiting from a social club run from the village cricket pavilion, heading north the village of Woodton sits 2.5 miles away and provides a primary school, public house, village shop, church and active community hall. The Cathedral City of Norwich lies approximately 14 miles to the north with a mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street (approx 1hr 54 mins - alternatively 1hr 30 mins from Diss some 20 miles away) and an expanding airport on the north side of the city with international flights. Topcroft is located centrally to give easy access to the unspoilt coastline and beaches of both Norfolk (examples being Hunstanton, Cromer, Sheringham, Sea Palling …) and Suffolk (such as Southwold and Walberswick…).

Tenure

Vacant possession of the freehold will be given upon completion.

Agents Note

The property is offered subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, all way leaves, easements and other rights of way whether specifically mentioned or not.

Services

Mains water and electricity, drainage to septic tank, oil fired central heating and four oven Aga. Superfast Fibre Broadband is available (BT Infinity 2). 

Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council

Tax Band: G

Postcode: NR35 2BJ
 

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Added on Rightmove:
28 July 2016

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Nearest station

  • Buckenham (9.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Musker McIntyre, Bungay

3 Earsham Street, Bungay, NR35 1AE

03339 873809 Local call rate

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