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Full descriptionMorley Old Hall, Morley St Peter, Norfolk
Morley Old Hall is situated in a delightful unspoilt rural setting surrounded by beautiful countryside at the end of a long tree-lined driveway. The market towns of Attleborough (2 miles) and Wymondham (4 miles) provides excellent shopping, schooling and leisure facilities. The City of Norwich is to the north-east providing a more comprehensive range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. Trains run from Diss to London Liverpool Street (about 90 minutes) and the A11 trunk road is 1 ½ miles to the south providing direct access to Newmarket, Cambridge and London and the M11 motorway.
The surrounding areas are predominantly agricultural providing excellent opportunities for walking and riding. There are good schools in both private and state sectors including Wymondham College for boys and girls, the Norwich Schools and Town Close and Taverham Preparatory Schools. There are golf courses at Norwich, Diss, Swaffham, and Thetford and racing at Newmarket, Fakenham and Great Yarmouth.
Morley Old Hall is a splendid Grade 1 Listed late 16th century manor house set in a spectacular secluded position on a garden island of just over ½ acre surrounded by a moat and located at the end of a long tree-lined drive way. The current owners of the property purchased the property in 2010 as part of their property portfolio of prestigious and luxurious country retreats and carried out a series of improvement and refurbishment works to the property. Works included re-landscaping the gardens, some rewiring, upgrading plumbing and sanitary ware and the creation of two additional ground floor bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.
To the east of Morley Old Hall and adjoining a traditional barn are three separate cottages. Of brick and timber construction under a tiled roof, the cottages are all arranged over single storeys with spacious accommodation, ideal for additional family guests. To the south are private gardens with a mixed orchard and mature trees.
West Cottage: Sitting room with open fireplace, kitchen, two bedrooms, and bathroom.
Middle Cottage: Sitting room with open fireplace, bedroom and bathroom.
East Cottage: Sitting room/bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.
To the south of the driveway and adjoining the cottages is a traditional barn incorporating timber cladding under a pantile roof with a concrete floor and extensive stabling and tack room.
Of the north side of the drive is another barn of similar construction providing stabling.
Adjacent to the cottages is a 9-bay concrete portal framed agricultural building with concrete block walls under a corrugated roof (electricity and water laid on) and a manège surrounded by a wall.
Front door leading to:
Entrance Hall 5.5 x 2.7
Dining Hall 6.6 x 5.4
Drawing Room 5.8 x 5.5
With a door that leads to;
Cloakroom 2.6 x 1.5
WC & hand basin
From the entrance hall a door that leads to;
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 8.9 x 5.4
Seperate exterior door from the outside of the property leads to;
Moat Room 2/Study 5.2 x 4.3
Moat Room 1/Study 5.2 x 4.3
Bathroom 2.1 x 2.0
WC & hand basin
from which there are doors to;
Sitting Room 6.4 x 5.6
Bedroom 1 with en suite shower room 5.8 x 5.5
Shower room; 2.9 x 1.2m
Shower, WC. and hand basin.
From the sitting room a seperate corridor leads to;
Bedroom 2 6.0 x 4.9
Bedroom 3 5.5 x 3.9
Bathroom A 3.4 x 2.7
Bath tub, Shower, WC and hand basin.
Landing with doors leading to;
Games Room 8.6 x 5.5
Bedroom 5 5.8 x 5.4
Bathroom B 4.5 x 3.0
Bathtub, WC and hand basin.
From the games room a door leading to;
Ante Room 2.9 x 2.2
Bedroom 4 6.4 x 5.4
Bathroom C 5.9 x 2.5
Bathtub, shower, WC and hand basin.
Outside; Gardens and Grounds
The formal gardens surround the house set inside the moat. To the west and approached across the gravel terrace, lawns run down to the moat and incorporate colourful rose and herbaceous borders protected by trimmed yew hedges. The house, gardens and moat are surrounded and protected by numerous mature broadleaf trees and beyond are open fields and unspoilt countryside. Surrounding the house, gardens and outbuildings are open fields, incorporating a pond protected by trees and Morley Wood to the south.
There is an all-weather surfaced tarmac tennis court with full height fencing. There is an area of attractive terracing to the rear of the property which is west facing.
Morley Old Hall: Mains electricity (3 phase), private water supply and private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
Cottages: Mains electricity, private water and private drainage. Night storage heating.
Morley Old Hall: Band H
Cottages: To be Advised
South Norfolk District Council Tel: 01508 533633.
The tenant will be responsible for all of the outgoings including electricity, telephone and Council Tax.
Strictly by appointment with the sole letting agents, Strutt & Parker, 4 Upper King Street, Norwich, NR3 1HA - Tel: 01603 617431.
From London and the M25 proceed north on the M11 leaving at junction 9 and continuing north on the A11 signed to Newmarket and Norwich. Continue along the A11 passing Thetford towards Wymondham. Leave the A11 at the first signs for Morley, Besthorpe and Wymondham College. At the first roundabout turn left (almost back on yourself) and after 250 yards turn first right signed to Morley and Wymondham College along Golf Links Road. After less than 1 mile, turn left down a narrow lane opposite the third and main entrance to the college. After about 500 yards turn left down a narrow lane opposite the third and main entrance to the college. After about 500 yards turn left at a T-junction towards Besthorpe. At the first sharp left turn beside a small chapel continue straight ahead down a gravelled and tree-lined drive. Proceed through the first gate into the avenued drive to the front of the house.
The Proposed Tenancy
Type Either an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement under the provisions of the Housing Act 2004 or a lease.
Term To be agreed, with long term tenancies available.
There is Planning Permission for the conversion of existing buildings and to hold weddings and social functions as detailed below. There will be the ability for sub-letting with the details to be agreed.
2011/0074/F: Conversion of agricultural building to provide venue for weddings and social functions and a gymnasium with associated facilities.
2011/1234/F: Alterations and change of use to existing stable building to provide a pavilion and storage ancillary to the weddings and functions facilities and Morley Old Hall.
References will be taken of prospective tenants by a professional referencing company, with the tenant covering the cost of £125 plus VAT for the first applicant and an additional £50 plus VAT per applicant thereafter.
Maintenance of the Garden Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
The rental is subject to all rights of support, public and private rights of way, water, light drainage and other easements, quasi-easements and wayleaves, all or any other like rights, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
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