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7 bedroom detached house for sale

The Green, Saxlingham Nethergate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15

Sold STC £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 reception rooms
  • 7 bedrooms
  • Large open plan living area
  • Separate barn conversion with annexe
  • Park-like grounds
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Beautifully restored country home in sought after location with barn conversion with separate annexe/studio

Location

The house enjoys a beautiful natural setting, set back from a winding country lane with wide grassed verges, leading to both the entrance and exit drives. Saxlingham Green is a picturesque and unspoilt rural hamlet about half a mile from the pretty and sought after conservation village of Saxlingham Nethergate which has a well regarded village primary school, attractive 15th century church, thatched village hall and sports ground.

Norwich, the Cathedral city and regional centre of East Anglia, is approximately 9 miles north-west and is renowned for its shopping and sporting facilities as well as excellent private schools and the University of East Anglia. There is an expanding airport on the north side of the city with international flights via Schiphol. There are frequent direct trains from Norwich and Diss (14 miles) to London Liverpool Street and there is ease of access from the village to both the A11 and A140 main roads to London.

Description

Orchard Farmhouse is an imposing country home dating back in parts to the 1600s with 18th and 20th century additions and alterations.

Since 2014 the house has been extensively renovated and re-modelled with meticulous attention to detail. Careful restoration or re-instatement of period features have been combined with modern open-plan living around the kitchen and informal living areas. Much of the original oak flooring has been restored in the principal reception rooms including a magnificent drawing room with inglenook fireplace, with triple aspect windows and Artdeco French doors leading out to the formal part of the garden with views continuing across the parkland-like grounds beyond. The spacious entrance hall has a wonderful solid oak door and staircase serving all the principal rooms which include a cosy library and family sitting room. The hallway then widens into a wonderful, light dining area and onto a large garden room with floor to ceiling windows and French doors looking out onto the garden. From the dining area a step leads up to the fabulous kitchen finished in gloss grey and white with impressive central island. There is a large utility room with useful shower room and a guest cloakroom with separate WC.

On the first floor a spacious landing serves the master bedroom, again with triple aspect windows, walk-in wardrobe and luxurious adjoining bathroom with walk-in shower and central bath. There is a pretty bedroom next door which has an attractive deep windowsill, ideal for a window seat, and useful deep storage cupboard. There are three further bedrooms, each with their own bath or shower room. On the second floor there is a further impressive landing area lit by an attractive triangular shaped window and with room for a seating area or desk. There are two further bedrooms; one with its own bathroom and the other has additional storage or playroom with limited head height. There is a further family bathroom. For a full explanation of the accommodation we draw your attention to the floorplans.

The house has a new oil fired heating system with hand polished cast iron radiators on the ground floor and all the bathrooms are finished in white with good quality fixtures and fittings. An alarm and CCTV facilities are available by separate negotiation.

Outside
Orchard Farmhouse is approached via a sweeping in and out driveway creating an impressive approach to the house.

Initially the drive leads to a triple garage with power and lighting. There is ample parking between the garage and the service entrance to the house. The drive then continues past the formal front gardens and the main entrance and continues on via a mature curved yew hedge. It then passes Gardener's Lodge through a pair of white painted gates back to the lane.

The gardens at the front of the property are largely laid to lawn with mature shrubberies and trees along the boundary and a mellow brick wall on the south-east side. At the front of the house is a formal garden with clipped box ball hedging.

The formal gardens behind the house have large shingled seating areas leading out via newly laid lawn to the wonderfully natural parkland-like grounds with a great deal of maturity and establishment. There are a variety of trees, many of which have had their canopies raised to allow views of the grounds, and there is a former sunken garden with stone pathways. The garden attracts a variety of wildlife including deer, tawny and barn owls as well as considerable birdlife.

Services
Mains water and electricity, private treatment plant and oil fired heating.

Local Authority
South Norfolk District Council: Band H.

Gardener's Lodge
Gardener's Lodge offers a unique opportunity to acquire a contemporary, recently converted barn with the addition of a fantastic self-contained annexe or studio, centred around a large courtyard garden with private parking.

The property was originally a group of barns belonging to the neighbouring Orchard Farmhouse. Permission was granted in 2014 to restore and convert into a separate dwelling with the rare benefit of further separate accommodation that can be used as part of the main barn or a separate self-contained annexe or office/studio.

The barns are period single storey buildings of brick and tile construction. They have been renovated to a high standard and the character of the buildings has been retained, including ceilings open to the rafters, modern open-plan living spaces, highly insulated, and featuring a modern quality kitchen, bath and shower room. A contemporary wood burner has been installed in the main living room.

Outside
Gardener's Lodge is initially approached via a right of vehicular access in favour of the Lodge, across part of the exit drive for Orchard Farmhouse. Estate iron fencing demarks the boundary for the Lodge with a grassed area either side of the drive approaching the private gated entrance to the large courtyard garden and parking belonging to the property. There is a further area of grassed garden behind the property on the west side.

The courtyard garden has been thoughtfully designed to give a feeling of privacy and seclusion with a large raised bed, planted with box hedging and herbs including lavender. There is a good gravelled parking and turning area again with estate fencing separating the parking from the garden. A wonderful mellow high brick wall, facing south, encloses the courtyard with the annexe/studio situated on the east side. Linked to the annexe are low level useful brick stores.

The gardens and grounds in all extend to 5.365 acres (est).

Services
Mains water and electricity, private treatment plant and oil fired heating serves contemporary radiators in the main barn whilst electric heating is installed in the annexe/studio.

Local Authority
South Norfolk District Council: TBC.

Agent's Notes
1. Please note the correct acreage of 5.365 acres (est) and not 5.1 acres (est) and 0.26 of an acre (est) in the brochures.
2. A separate brochure of Gardener's Lodge is available from the selling agent.

Viewings
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: 5.36 Acres

Directions

Leave Norwich city centre via Long John Hill and, crossing straight over the ring road, continue on this road towards Caistor St Edmund. Continue through the village of Stoke Holy Cross and, after driving through Saxlingham Nethergate, turn left on a right hand bend signposted to Shotesham 1¼ miles/ Brooke 4¼ miles. This is Saxlingham Green and the drive to Orchard Farmhouse will be found 150 yards on the right. The postcode for the property is NR15 1TG.


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02 September 2016

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