5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Christchurch Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2

Under Offer £865,000

Property Description

Key features

  • PRIME SOUTH CITY LOCATION IN A LEAFY SETTING
  • SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME
  • ENCLOSED GARDEN
  • PLENTY OF PARKING/GARAGE
  • FLEXIBLE LAYOUT
  • EXCELLENT SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREA
  • OPEN PLAN KITCHEN & FMAILY ROOM WITH 4 OVEN AGA
  • A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE ONE OF A PAIR
  • PERIOD FEATURES
  • WOODBURNING STOVE

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?

The current owners of this wonderful three storey Victorian House have created their perfect home, with a wealth of character complimented by thoughtfully designed alterations which have transformed an already gracious property into a magnificent family home. There is a time and a place for every home, no matter how special and we are delighted to offer one of the nicest examples of its type in Norwich for the current owners.

ACCOMMODATION

From the open plan kitchen with 4-oven Aga to the gracious master bedroom, Harborough House exudes individual yet functional accommodation with many rooms capable of alternative uses. The sitting room has a bay with french windows to the front garden, and further fold-back doors opening into the second reception room to allow a combined use. There are bi-fold glazed screen doors onto the hallway enabling light into the stairwell There is a path alongside the house giving access to an entrance lobby with coat and boot space and an adjacent wet-room for those muddy excursions, and the large kitchen with central island and deep-glazed sink has the Aga and is effectively a family room in its own right, the ground floor accommodation is completed by a useful modern laundry/utility room.

The master bedroom with its generous bay was at one time a first floor sitting room, such are the gracious proportions and it lends itself to the addition of an en-suite without compromising the elegance in the slightest. Four further bedrooms and an office/nursery bedroom indicate just how much space there is here.. The landing on the top floor is sufficiently spacious that it has been used as a library, and there are other surprises to be found. In summary the accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, stairs off with cupboard under l Sitting Room l Reception Room 2 l Dining Room, built-in cupboard l Side Entrance Lobby l Kitchen with central island, fitted units and cupboards l Wet Room with shower, w.c. and washbasin l Utility Room with deep-glazed sink & fitted cupboards.

First Floor: Landing with store-cupboard and airing cupboard with hot water cylinder l Master bedroom l Bedroom 2 l Bedroom 3 l Bathroom, white suite comprising bath with shower, wash-basin and WC

Second Floor: Landing with study space l Bedroom 4 l Bedroom 5 l Office/nursery
Outside: The property has a long front garden and a deep rear garden which are both contemporarily landscaped, with a rear access providing on-site parking for several cars.

SITUATION

Running between the Newmarket and Unthank Roads, Christchurch Road is in one of the City's prime residential locations and its mix of individual properties, many secluded behind the mature trees lining the street, presents an elegant highly regarded area for those working in the city centre where a walk in and home again is readily achievable, providing you don't dwell too long for coffee and cakes along the Unthank Road shopping parade. Standing on the south side of the street, the large rear garden gets the advantage of the sun for much of the day, and the house is set well back from the road so that its setting barely feels urban.

Locally Unthank Road and the surrounding 'golden triangle' offer excellent facilities including pubs, places to eat and good local shops, more widely Norwich itself is rightly famous for its arts and culture and the vibrant night-life with night-clubs, cinema and theatre. Around the city centre are a wealth of historic and nationally important buildings; from the majestic Norman Cathedral and its magnificent counterpart of the Castle to the Medieval streets including King Street with the beautifully restored merchants house known as Dragon Hall, Norwich exudes a sense of history and place which few other cities can match; this is the most complete medieval city in Britain and offers a rare blend of history and sophistication, with a modern outlook. The Forum, containing the City Library and records office, is located close to the open market and adjacent to the imposing City Hall and the ancient Guildhall.

As a retailing centre of national standing the shopping in Norwich is about as good as it gets, from major stores and two shopping malls to specialist shopping and local retailers there are shops enough to satisfy the majority of requirements, in addition to the famous open market with over 190 stalls selling a wide selection of staple and specialist items. The shopping area known as 'The Lanes', with its narrow medieval street pattern, and unique shops (find us there) is but a stone's throw away. Pubs, café-bars and restaurants are also in abundance.

The main-line railway station at Norwich provides good rail links to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street Station with an approximate journey time of two hours, and Norwich International Airport on the north side of the city has daily flights to continental Europe and internal destinations.

DESCRIPTION

As one of a pair of matching semi-detached houses, Harborough House was built with a sense of elegance and presence resulting from the three storey construction with gabled elevation and bay windows with 'white' creamy-buff coloured brick walls beneath a black slate roof. The original design is complimented by the rear extensions which make this a house suitable for families, entertaining or unwinding. There are plenty of original features including tiled fireplaces, stripped pine floors, and picture rails in several rooms; and the works of modernisation have been merged and blended in to best effect.

The large first floor master bedroom could be reinstated as a drawing room, but has a relaxing ambiance with window seats in the bay overlooking the front garden, and there are still plenty of bedrooms. The part glazed roof of the dining room gives a wonderfully light and airy setting, with a solid fuel stove for the chillier evenings, this room opens out into the superbly fitted kitchen with (sorry to repeat it) the 4 oven Aga, with breakfast area. The large windows and french windows overlooking the rear almost bring the gardens indoors.
Perhaps not quite the country brought to the city, the grounds are bigger than you might expect and fully compliment the size of the house; the mature gardens are landscaped with shrubs, small trees and raised flower beds; paved areas supplement the lawns and to the rear the aspect includes a restful water feature.

PLEASE NOTE: Allgood & Davey confirm that these particulars are believed to be accurate but they are a brief summary issued for general guidance only and are not comprehensive. These particulars and any text, measurements, dimensions or indicative plans made available are for general information only and do not form part of any offer or contract. Prospective purchases should not rely on these particulars and must satisfy themselves on all aspects by inspection or otherwise. Allgood & Davey, their employees and representatives are not authorised to make or give any representations, assurances or warranties for the property, whether within these particulars or otherwise, and no liability is accepted to the purchaser in this respect.

GENERAL
Tenure: Freehold
Local Authority: Norwich City Council
Council Tax Band: F
Services: Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage are understood to be connected. There is gas fired central heating.

VIEWING
Viewing of this fine property may be made by appointment with the agents, Allgood & Davey.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
12 September 2016

Nearest stations

  • Norwich (1.5 mi)
  • Salhouse (6.3 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Norwich (1.5 mi)
  • Salhouse (6.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Allgood & Davey, Norwich

10 Queen Street, Norwich, NR2 4TA

01603 861961 Local call rate

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