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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Garvestone, Norwich, Norfolk

Guide Price £675,000

Property Description

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A charming, part-moated, 5 bedroom Grade II* listed former farmhouse (circa 1600) offering over 3500sq ft. of accommodation set over 2 floors, standing in almost 2 acres stms (subject to measured survey) of gardens and grounds. The property retains many original features throughout, but would benefit from some sensitive renovation.

Ground Floor

- Entrance hall
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Dining room
- Drawing room
- Sitting room
- Library
- Strong room
- Cloakroom
- Boiler room

First Floor

- Master bedroom
- 4 x further bedrooms
- Dressing room
- 2 x family bathrooms
- W.C.

- Lawned front and rear gardens
- Orchard
- Outbuildings
- In all approximately 1.79 acres (stms)

Driving Distances (approx.)

- Dereham: 4.6 miles
- Norwich Station: 19.8 miles
- Wymondham: 8.1 miles
- All: 9.1 miles
- Attleborough: 9.7 miles
- Norwich: 16 miles


Garvestone is a village in the Breckland District located approximately 5 miles to the south of Dereham, and about 16 miles from the city of Norwich. Norwich has fantastic shopping and leisure facilities as well as excellent schooling, both state and public. Nearby, the market town of Dereham has excellent shopping facilities as well as a popular golf course.


Whinburgh Old Hall is an important, 17th century, part timber-framed Grade II* listed former farmhouse. The property stands well back from the road behind a large front garden and orchard to the side. The property retains many original features and is a true example of a property of this period. Full details from the British Listed Building website are listed below.

Ground Floor

The ground floor (2093sq ft.) is currently primarily accessed from the side entrance hall . The ground floor offers large living and entertaining space, made up of a number of principal rooms including a large (18'6 x 18'5) kitchen, dining room, fantastic drawing room (26'7 x 17'1) and a sitting room. Located off the drawing room is a strong room, rear corridor, W.C. and library. An external conservatory completes the ground floor accommodation.

First Floor

The first floor can be accessed by two staircases, the first being off the kitchen at the north end of the house whilst the second is found off the drawing room at the southern end of the house.

The staircase at the southern end of the house primarily serves the master bedroom, bedroom 2, the family bathroom and a dressing room leading to bedroom 5. The staircase from the kitchen serves bedrooms 3 & 4 along with another family bathroom and separate W.C.

Bedroom 3 is linked with the master bedroom, and can either be used as a standalone bedroom (3) or as a dressing room for the master bedroom.


The house is well set back from the road by approximately 70 metres (source: Google Earth maps) and is approached down a gravel drive. A large, well maintained garden is situated to the front of the house and benefits from a number of mature trees in front of the road, creating a privacy screen. To the southern side of the house is a charming orchard and to the rear is a formal lawned garden. The house is part-moated, to the southern and eastern aspects.


A range of outbuildings is located at the northern end of the plot and previously held a classic car collection.

Listing Text

(The following text is lifted directly from the Listing Text on the British Listed Buildings Website)

Former farmhouse. Circa 1600 and later. Brick ground floor (re-faced with brick in C19) with timber framed upper floor. Through-passage plan. 2 storeys with attic. Off-centre C17 gabled porch with a pedimented arched entrance and blocked window above. Very fine fielded board door with studs and loop handle. 4-centred arched frame with carved spandrels. 3 ground floor windows, the central one formerly of 5 lights with roll-
moulded and hollow chamfered mullions and transom. (2 mullions have been removed in order to insert casements). Similar north window of 2 lights without a transom. South window, a 3-light, ovolo-moulded, Victorian imitation. 3 imitative late C20 3-light casement windows to first floor. Roll-moulded bressumer. Some original brickwork visible on south gable- end. Stepped gables with late C20 cast cement crow steps. Rear door with cover strips and studs and moulded frame. Off-centre axial stack with 4 octagonal shafts. Later north gable-end stack with a single C19 octagonal shaft. Later additions to side and rear. Interior. Hall with deep mouldings to bridging joist, common joists and cornice. Original fireplace to first floor with a 4-centred arch and incised stucco decoration. Reduced to take a fine late C18 duck's nest grate. Several original doorways with 4-centred arches - their spandrels emphasised by inverted fielding. 2 principal first floor rooms were originally open to an exceptional crown post roof of 7 bays, the short crown posts rising from cambered collars. Solid arch braces to collar purlin only and a set of butt-purlins. Solar originally to northern end only. Moated site.

Directions NR9 4QU

From Norwich, head west on the A47 towards Dereham and take the first left turning into Yaxham Road. Follow this into and through Yaxham, where the road then becomes Whinburgh Road. Follow this through Whinburgh and continue towards Garvestone on the Dereham Road (B1135). As you approach a sharp bend, Whinburgh Old Hall will be found on your left hand side, set back from the road down a gravel drive leading towards the house.

Local Authority

Breckland District Council, Band: G, Annual cost: £2,505.51 (2016/17).


Mains water and electricity, private drainage, 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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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
20 June 2016

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