6 bedroom detached house for saleThe Street, Ringland, Norfolk
- Entrance hall, Dining room, Sitting room, Snug, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility, Wc, Shower room, Bedroom 6 or Office, Store
- Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and Gallery, 4/5 further bedrooms one with en suite bathroom, Family bathroom, Study/Gallery | Bedroom 6, Mezzanine
- Double garage with electric doors ,First floor 2 bedroom annex with bathroom
- Wood store, Garden store, Raised terrace, Swimming pool, Gardens, Gravel driveway
- A separate 4 bed detached cottage next door may be available by separate negotiation
- In all about 0.6 acres
The Old School, Ringland is an exceptional conversion of a Victorian School, dating from 1873. The current owners have painstakingly and meticulously converted the building, whilst keeping many wonderful features which make this property so special.
Formerly a commercial premises, the restoration and conversion took about 10 years, and now provides a superb family house with stunning flexible accommodation. The quality of the work is clearly evident, and each of the rooms, both on the ground floor and first floor are individually of interest and character. The kitchen/breakfast room which is at the heart of the house, has a four oven Aga, wooden work surfaces, exposed beams and a large island with a granite work top. There are French doors to the raised terrace and direct access to the dining room which uses the full height of the building with a fantastic vaulted ceiling showing the exposed beams and timber work. Of particular note in much of the house are the ornate full height windows which give The Old School its distinctive character. There is also a wood burner in the dining room, as there is in the sitting room which also has the original fire place, wooden floors and book shelving. From this room there are also French doors leading to the raised terrace. Adjacent to the sitting is the snug which has its own Wc and electric underfloor heating with a wood burning stove.
Throughout The Old School there are areas of exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings, galleried and mezzanine areas. The whole property is extremely well finished and on the first floor the master bedroom which has a mezzanine floor above as a dressing/store room, has a spectacular en suite bathroom with a superb vintage bath with shower, and underfloor electric heating. There are two staircases and delightful views over the gardens, grounds and surrounding countryside. The view from the master bedroom over the galleried area of the spectacular ornate windows is exceptional. To the east of the house is a double garage with electric doors and a two bedroom annex with bathroom above it.
The Old School is approached via wrought iron gates and a gravel driveway leading to a generous parking and turning area. There is the ability to use an in/out driveway and The Old School sits well in its plot, back from the village road. At the rear of the property is a raised terrace interspersed with some herbaceous borders and there is a heated swimming pool. There are delightful views over the undulating surrounding countryside to the rear of the house, and the majority of the garden is laid to lawn and bordered by traditional hedging. There are some fine principally broad leaf trees, including a superb copper beech tree at the front of the property. There is a secure garden store with power to the north east of the house and a storage area to the north-west which has a garden store, wood store and the secluded oil tank.
The Old School is situated in the village of Ringland, about 6 miles from central Norwich. Ringland is well located for access to both the Fakenham Road and the A47 Southern Bypass. There is schooling nearby with the Taverham/Langley Prep School about ¾ of a mile away, and further schooling in Taverham and Norwich. Ringland has a popular pub/restaurant which is within walking distance and the Longwater Retail Park which has a large supermarket, is about 2½ miles away adjacent to the Southern Bypass. Norwich provides a comprehensive range of amenities, and has an International airport on the northern side of the City catering for both domestic and International destinations. There is a regular rail service to Cambridge and London, and Ringland is well located for access to the hospital, University and Research Park. Ringland is also well situated for access to North Norfolk and the popular Georgian market towns of Reepham and Aylsham are about 6 and 8 miles respectively. There are 4 golf courses all within 4 miles of The Old School and The Wensum Valley provides delightful walking and wildlife.
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