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The Old School House, Matlaske, Norwich, Norfolk

Sold STC £425,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A charming former school house with separate self-contained two bedroom annexe in an elevated location with far reaching views.

- Hall
- Cloak room
- Sitting room
- Kitchen/dining room
- Large garden room
- 2 bedrooms
- Dressing room
- Store room
- Bathroom
- Detached self-contained 2 bedroom annexe
- Attractive gardens and courtyard
- Far reaching views

Driving Distances (approx.)
- Holt: 5 miles
- The coast: 8 miles
- Aylsham: 7 miles
- Cromer: 9 miles
- Norwich: 20 miles


The Old School and School House is situated approximately 0.5 mile from the village of Matlaske and stands on the edge of Barningham Park. Its stands in an elevated situation and affords far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. The Georgian market town of Holt is 5 miles to the north with its excellent range of shops and it is also the home of Greshams School, offering pre-prep, prep and public schooling. The market town of Aylsham is 7 miles, with the coastal town of Cromer, 9 miles to the north. The Cathedral City of Norwich is 20 miles to the south where there is a regular mainline rail service to London-Liverpool Street and an expanding airport. The North Norfolk Coast is renowned for its sandy beaches, bird reserves and sailing facilities, whilst there are a number of golf courses nearby, namely Sheringham, Cromer, West Runcton and The Norfolk Broads Complex is within easy driving distances.


The Old School House is part of the original Victorian school which served Matlaske. The Old School House is the end property and forms a delightful 2 bedroom semi-detached house which enjoys far reaching views from its elevated setting. The property has the benefit of a detached self-contained 2 bedroom annexe, which is ideal for overflow accommodation or could be used for holiday or long-term letting (subject to planning).

The main house comprises entrance hall with cloak room off, large kitchen/dining room with oil-fired Rayburn cooker, sitting room with dual aspect and open fireplace with wood burning stove and on the south side of the house is the spacious garden room which overlooks the rear courtyard garden and takes advantage of the far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. On the first floor, the master bedroom has en suite bathroom, dressing room and store room, which could be turned into a second bathroom and the present en suite bathroom made into a family bathroom. There is a good sized second bedroom.

Across the courtyard is the detached self-contained annexe which offers entrance hall, leading to the double aspect kitchen/sitting room and enjoying the views, two good sized bedrooms and a shower room. Outside there are two store rooms.


To the front of the house is an enclosed garden with gates giving access for a parking area. The garden leads round to the side of the property to a charming paved courtyard with central pond with childproof grate over. Beyond this are the main lawns which are surrounded by mature hedges and offer attractive outlook over the surrounding countryside. The gardens form an attractive setting for this charming property.

Directions NR11 7LE

From Norwich take the Holt road, the B1149 and follow this for 12 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Aylsham Road/B1149/B1354. Turn right onto Matlaske Road and follow this for 3 miles and at the crossroads, will be found The Old School on the right.

Local Authority

North Norfolk District Council


Mains water and electricity connected, drainage via a septic tank shared with the adjoining dwellings, oil-fired central heating.

Fixtures and Fittings

Items regarded as fixtures and fittings including carpets, curtains, light fittings, kitchen appliances and garden ornaments are excluded although these items may be available by separate negotiation.


Strictly by prior appointment with sole agents Jackson-Stops & Staff. 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.

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Added on Rightmove:
24 June 2016

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