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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Chapel Road, Dilham, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28

Sold STC £1,350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 reception rooms
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Separate cottage
  • 2 bedroom Apple Loft Flat
  • Range of outbuildings

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Beautifully situated Grade II listed country house in park-like grounds


The Grange is situated in an unspoilt rural position about half a mile from the small village of Dilham.

The village itself has a public house whilst in Worstead (2 miles), there is a primary school and railway station linking with Norwich and onwards to London Liverpool Street as well as the North Norfolk Coast at Cromer and Sheringham. The village of Worstead also has a public house. There is excellent shopping available in the nearby market town of North Walsham (4 miles). The coast at Happisburgh is about 5 miles.

Norwich, the Cathedral city and regional centre of East Anglia, is about 14 miles to the southeast. This provides specialist shopping, excellent state and private education and cultural and leisure facilities for most tastes. The city also has established transport links with a regular rail service to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of about 90 minutes. As well as the coast, the property is also well situated for the Norfolk Broads with Wroxham, the acknowledged centre of the Broads Network, about 5 miles. Barton Broad is about 3 miles and there are excellent and well regarded sandy beaches along the northeast coast.


The Grange at Dilham is an impressive Grade II listed country house built in 1846 with designs believed to be by the celebrated architect Donthorne. The house is traditionally constructed of brick with stone and moulded brick dressings under a slate roof with some fine distinguishing architectural details. These include a crenulated parapet and two stacks of clustered chimneys in the Tudor style with moulded terracotta decoration. Although essentially of 1846, the house is believed to date back to the 16th century.

The Grange is situated in a peaceful and unspoilt rural position with a long drive approached off a small lane. The extensive park-like grounds surround the house, containing many fine mature trees with a large pond and with the southern boundary bordering a small stream and woodland.

The property has been in the ownership of the current family since 1957 and various works have been carried out over the years including most recently the skilful and sympathetic conversion of some of the buildings into a most attractive separate cottage in 2002. This is used as an annexe and ancillary to the main house. The property could now benefit from some updating.

The Cottages & Outbuildings
Situated to the east of the house is The Old Apple Loft (please refer to the floorplans). The Old Apple Loft has a sitting room on the ground floor with two bedrooms and a shower room and cloakroom on the first floor. Adjoining this is open fronted garaging for two cars. To the south of the main house lie the main range of outbuildings, traditionally constructed of red brick with pantile roofs and with distinguishing Dutch gable ends. These include a range of outhouses, the old school room/studio and a further cottage known as The Old Onion Loft which was converted in 2002. This is beautifully situated and has its own area of garden and the accommodation comprises a large living/dining room with kitchen on the ground floor and bedroom and bathroom on the first floor.

The house is approached by a long gravelled drive from the east which finishes in a large gravelled turning and parking area to the east of the house. Situated to the southeast there is a range of traditional outbuildings constructed of red brick with pantile roofs and distinguishing Dutch gable ends.

The gardens and ground are an exceptional feature of the property and are arranged as follows: either side of the main drive approach, there are extensive lawns and to the north of the drive, an orchard with a variety of mature and productive fruit trees including quince and medlar as well as different varieties of apple. Situated immediately to the south of the house, there is a raised brick paved terrace with steps leading down from the drawing room. From the terrace there are steps onto a large area of formal lawned garden which extends southwards to the water garden and ponds with views to woodland beyond. There are a great variety of fine mature trees including a tulip tree, oak, beech and catalpa. A further formal lawn extends west from the house and is divided by the surrounding gardens and grounds which are laid to lawn by a ha-ha. There are various magnificent mature trees including lime, oak, beech and yew. To the south of this there is a further area laid to lawn with various ornamental trees including red oak. A stream runs along the southern boundary which is bordered by woodland. The land in all extends to 10.55 acres (est).

Mains water and electricity, drainage to septic tank and electric night storage heating in the main house.

Local Authority
North Norfolk District Council
The Grange: Band G
The Cottage: Band A.

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: 10.55 Acres


Leave Norwich on the A1151 Wroxham Road and after driving through Wroxham and Hoveton, turn left signposted 'Smallburgh and Dilham'. At the T-junction, turn left driving through the village of Smallburgh and after passing the turning right to Dilham, after a short distance, turn left (Chapel Road). Follow this small country lane for about a third of a mile and the drive to The Grange will be found on the left hand side. The postcode for the property is NR28 9PZ.

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06 October 2016

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