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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Hall Road, Bedingham, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35

Sold STC £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 reception rooms
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Range of outbuildings
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens
  • Meadow/grazing land

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Delightful Grade II listed 17th century farmhouse in unspoilt setting


Laurels Farm is situated in a peaceful and unspoilt rural situation with good views over the surrounding countryside. The property is situated at the end of a private drive and is approximately 1 mile from the village of Woodton which has a primary school, shop and public house. Further facilities are found in the nearby town of Bungay, approximately 4 miles to the south, which has good shopping and banking facilities. Norwich, the cathedral city and regional centre of East Anglia, lies approximately 11 miles to the north and has a regular rail service to London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 1 hour 50 minutes. Norwich has its own airport with an expanding range of domestic flights and most international flights available via Schiphol.


Laurels Farm is a most attractive Grade II listed 17th century farmhouse in a delightful and unspoilt rural setting surrounded by open countryside. The house is known to date from the 17th century although there is some evidence to suggest that the origin of the building is even older. The front façade is circa 1860 and in 2008 and the property was sympathetically extended with a large two storey South Norfolk design (2008) award winning contemporary extension, on the southwest side of the house. This provides a delightful entertaining and family space with a home cinema system with multi-room audio visual system. French windows open from this onto a terrace overlooking the garden and grounds.The kitchen has been fitted with hand painted units with Iroko work surfaces and includes a four oven Aga and oak flooring. The restoration and refurbishment was carried out to an extremely high standard, taking care to preserve and enhance original period detail where possible. The house has well proportioned rooms with a good ceiling height in the principal rooms and some exposed beams and timber work in the older parts of the house. There is a sophisticated heating system powered by a wood pellet boiler with a back up oil fired boiler if required. There is underfloor heating in the new wing on the ground floor and radiators elsewhere. An eco-friendly system is in place to collect rainwater providing water to the downstairs WC and laundry room.

The current owners acquired the property in 2009 and have carried out further improvements. These include much work on landscaping the formal gardens, creating the attractive terrace which leads off the open plan living area, child proofing the moat, and the creation of an orchard.

The property stands in an elevated position with fine views over the gardens, grounds and land to the surrounding countryside beyond.

The house is initially approached over a private road leading to the entrance drive to Laurels Farm. The drive continues through a five bar field gate to a gravelled parking and turning area serving the front of the property and the outbuildings which comprise a double garage and workshop/stables. The outbuildings are traditionally constructed of red brick under pantile roofs.

The formal gardens lie to the front (east) and south of the house with well stocked mixed shrub and herbaceous beds, partly enclosed by formal yew hedging. To the south of the house leading from the conservatory, there is a large paved terrace which overlooks the garden and the moated grounds. The terrace extends around toward to the west side of the house and overlooking meadow/grazing land over which there are fine views. The current owners have undertaken considerable works to the gardens and grounds which include the creation of a vegetable garden and orchard, and installation of new fencing and hedging. There is also an additional meadow/grazing land situated to the east and south of the moat. The house is situated centrally in its own grounds with all of the reception rooms overlooking its own land which in all extends to 8.79 acres (est).

Agent's Notes
1. Hall Road is a private (no through road) and the right of vehicular access is granted to Laurels Farm.
2. The water supply is shared with the neighbouring farmer.
3. There is a covenant on the field to the east and south of the house (approximately 5.5 acres) restricting any future development. It is classed as agricultural land.

Mains water (shared with the local farmer) and electricity, private drainage and wood pellet or oil fired central heating.

Local Authority
South Norfolk 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: 8.78 Acres


Leave Norwich on the B1132 Bungay Road passing through Poringland and Brooke. Bypassing Kirstead, continue for 1 mile into Woodton passing the turning on the right (B1527) and take the next right after the school into The Street. After approximately ½ a mile, continue straight ahead at the crossroads onto Chapel Hill and follow this country lane out of the village. At the staggered crossroads, continue straight ahead into Hall Road and proceed along this concrete farm road for approximately 0.2 of a mile and turn right into the private drive to Laurels Farm. The postcode for the property is NR35 2DD.

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06 April 2017

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