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Added on 22/07/2020
Sowerbys, Dereham
Manor House

Key features

  • Elegant Grade II Listed Georgian Property
  • Picturesque Riverside Location within a Sought-After Mid-Norfolk Village
  • Series of Renovation Projects Carried out by the Vendors
  • Total Square Footage Extending to Over 3,600
  • Five Reception Rooms Including a Second Floor Library
  • Five Double Bedrooms
  • Elegant Bathroom, Fitted Shower Room and Downstairs Cloakroom
  • Grounds Extending to 1.5 Acres (stms)
  • Small Folly with Woodland Behind
  • Shingled Driveway, Double Carport and Storage

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Sowerbys are pleased to present 'Mill House', an elegant Grade II listed three-storey property. The house is of solid Norfolk brick construction under a pantile roof, built during the Georgian era and dating back to 1766. This beautiful home is approached through a gated entrance along a shingled driveway which leads to a turning circle at the front of the main house and can be located within the village of Worthing, positioned by the River Blackwater, next to Worthing Mill.

The current owners have recently undertaken a series of restoration projects throughout and have improved the property, whilst retaining much of the charming original features. They have sympathetically blended the old with the new with delightful bespoke quality fittings 'in keeping' with the age of the property, including bespoke replacement windows in part which have been approved for a listed building.

The property offers flexible and well-proportioned accommodation across three floors, with the total square footage extending to over 3600 and providing space suitable for any prospective buyer. Entering the home into a central elegant entrance hallway which offers newly laid tiled flooring, doors to the downstairs living space and original grand stairs rising to a galleried landing.

The impressive ground floor living space includes four reception rooms which are extremely versatile and could provide many uses. There is a dual aspect drawing room to the front of the property featuring a sash bay window with beautifully restored shutters, a Limestone surround fireplace housing a wood-burning stove set on a granite hearth, river views and views over the rear garden. In addition, there is dual aspect study/games room extending to 15' 2" with wooden beams and a door leading into the dining room. Newly fitted double doors allow the dining room to be partially 'open-plan' with the kitchen, featuring stripped solid wood flooring and stylish fireplace surround housing a wood-burning stove, sitting on a slate hearth. The sunroom is accessed from the kitchen and benefits from a vaulted ceiling and a glass gable allowing the light to flood in, exposing garden views and incorporating a downstairs shower/wet room. The kitchen is traditional and extends to 18' 8", offering bespoke fitted base units complemented by solid wood worksurfaces, a walk-in pantry and a Stanley range cooker supplying oil heating throughout the home.

Leading upstairs, the first floor landing grants access to three out of the five bedrooms. Bedroom one is incredibly light with two sash windows, featuring a restored fireplace with a wooden surround and stripped wooden flooring. The newly designed family bathroom is accessed from the landing or bedroom one and is fitted with a new suite, including a roll top bath. The shower room has been restored and is also accessed from the hallway, serving the remaining bedrooms. The second floor grants access to the remaining two bedrooms and library (with built-in oak bookshelves) and is bursting with original character features such as exposed brickwork, exposed wooden beams and latched wooden doors, benefiting from beautiful views across Worthing and North Elmham.  

OUTSIDE The property is approached through a gated entrance along a shingled driveway to a turning circle at the front of the main house, leading to the double bay cart-shed with lockable storage to the side providing ample off-road parking.

The grounds extend to 1.5 acres (stms), enjoying established grounds which are predominantly split into two main areas. The paddock to the front of the property has had newly erected stock fencing and hedging planted around the boundary and provides many different uses which could potentially be utilized into further development or an annexe for the main house (STPP).

Leading around to the landscaped rear gardens, there is an extensive patio enjoying views over the River Blackwater, perfect for entertaining and shielded by the front with trellis panelled fencing. Further into the garden which is mostly lawned, there are also established fruit trees and an array of mature plants and flowers. The rear of the garden houses a folly with your own woodland area with newly fitted stock fencing defining the boundaries.  

LOCATION Worthing is an unspoilt mid-Norfolk hamlet in lovely countryside near Dereham. There are shops, a post office, and pubs serving good food within a two mile radius. The village is on the River Blackwater. There are good walks, bird-watching, and fishing available. Norwich is eighteen miles away with its wide range of shops and facilities. It has a direct London rail link and the airport is a perfect bridge to the international gateway of Schiphol Amsterdam.

North Elmham lies on the west bank of the River Wensum with its Medieval church of St Mary, which stands next to the grounds of the old cathedral and the ruins of the Bishops Chapel close by. There is a primary school, pub, doctor's surgery, post office and tea room, tennis club and a convenience store. Dereham is approximately five miles away, a busy market town, with a good range of shops, restaurants and cafes. There is also a golf course, swimming pool, secondary schools, hospital and a cinema. 

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water and electricity, oil fired Stanley range and Klargester water treatment plant. Telephone, satellite and broadband connected. 


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II listed. 

AGENT'S NOTE Mill House and the neighbouring property, Worthing Mill, both have a 'Right of Way' for access to maintain their adjoining wall. 



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  • Wymondham Station13.9 miles
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Sowerbys, Dereham

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