6 bedroom detached house for saleUnthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk
Guide Price £1,695,000
- Entrance hall, Drawing room, Dining room, Family room, Garden room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility, WC, Basement
- First floor: Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite , 4 further bedrooms with (2 en suite), Family bathroom
- Second floor: Bedroom/games room, Bedroom, Bathroom
- Heated Double Garage with WC and workshop above, Mature trees and shrub borders, Landscaped rear garden with terrace, Entertaining area, Off street parking
- EPC = E
- In all about 0.5 of an acre
211 Unthank Road, also known as Steeple Court, is a stunning and substantial house dating from 1894 with later additions. Built for a well-known Norfolk joinery family, Steeple Court offers extensive family accommodation which has been finished and maintained extremely well. Substantial wrought iron gates at the front of the property lead to a driveway with parking and access to the garage at the rear. The attractive façade has mature wisteria and a distinctive octagonal turret. The ground floor has an entrance lobby that leads to a most magnificent reception hall with a stunning teak staircase and highly polished floors. There is a delightful drawing room with intricate ceiling patterning, a picture rail, cornicing, a central fireplace and a charming octagonal bay window with several stained glass windows. The dining room also has Victorian features and there are superb ceiling heights throughout. There is also a family room with an open fireplace and period detail which then opens out to the delightful garden room. The family room is also used as a fully functioning cinema room with a concealed screen and high-quality surround sound. The Victorian style garden room is a real highlight of the property with an abundance of light and fabulous views of the garden. This part of the house is open plan with direct access to the high quality kitchen/breakfast room. The bespoke kitchen has stunning marble work surfaces and central island unit, whilst the breakfast area has views and access to the garden via bi-fold doors. In addition, there is a utility room, cloakroom, and a cellar that has been used as an art studio. From the impressive reception hall, the wonderful staircase leads to a half landing with charming stained glass oriel window. The first floor consists of five bedrooms, three en-suite, and a shower room. The top floor has a further bedroom and bathroom and a superb panelled snooker room with an octagonal bay window with fine views.
There is a separate staircase from the kitchen and the back door which could be used to separate the first floor bedroom accommodation
211 Unthank Road is one of the most sought after addresses in Norwich. It is close to the renowned private school, The Norwich High School for Girls and on the other side of the Newmarket Road is Town Close Prep School for boys and girls. The Norwich School is in the centre of the City about 1/2 mile away. There are a number of fine public houses and restaurants in the area, and Norwich provides excellent shopping, schooling and leisure facilities. Norwich is designated as a UNESCO City of Literature and is Englands first. The rail link between Norwich and Cambridge has a journey time of about 1 hour 25 minutes and to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of around 1 hour 50 minutes. Norwich also has an airport serving both domestic and international destinations.
The property is approached via two impressive electronic wrought iron gates, which lead to a brick weave drive and access to the garage. To the front, there are mature trees with a shrub border, while the side of the drive features an immaculate border of topiary trees and mature shrubs. To the rear of the property features an enclosed, beautifully-landscaped garden that comprises a brick weave terrace with steps leading up to the lawn. A meandering pathway passes mature shrub borders with topiary yew trees, tree house, and a superb area for entertaining. The heated garage, with both an antique carved door and frame, and an insulated, electronically operated garage door, provides useful storage and a cloakroom. Thsi has been used as a gym. Above the garage is a workshop that is accessed via a staircase to the rear of the garage. The garden extends to approximately half an acre (sts).
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