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Sowerbys, Dereham
4,601 sq. ft.
(427 sq. m.)

Key features

  • Extremely Well Presented Detached Period Family Home  
  • Total Accommodation Extends to Approx. 4,601 Sq. Ft. 
  • Six Reception Rooms  
  • Impressive 27Ft4 Kitchen  
  • Five Double Bedrooms 
  • Family Bathroom, En Suite and Downstairs Cloakroom 
  • Sizeable Two Bedroom Self-Contained Attached Annexe  
  • Shingled Driveway and Detached Double Garage with Loft Space  
  • Good Size Private Lawned Rear Garden and Courtyard Garden to Annexe  

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Sowerbys are delighted to present 'The Old White Horse', positioned within the popular mid-Norfolk village of Shipdham, constructed in 1794 and formerly called the 'White Horse Pub', which closed for business in 1914 by William Ward. Over the past six years the current owners have undergone a series of improvements and have sympathetically modernised the home throughout, to an extremely high standard of finish, whilst still retaining much of beautiful character features where possible. The improvements include upgrading of the electrical wiring, replacing the windows, re-roofing the main house and the lantern roof above the garden room. In addition, the home offers modern qualities, such as solar panels, a water softener system and modern fixtures and fittings. 
The total accommodation extends to approximately 4,601 Sq. Ft. incorporating a generous versatile family home, a two bedroom self-contained annexe, a detached double garage with loft space above and a private rear lawned garden.  

The ground floor living space is extremely versatile, offering many uses and provides enough space to suit any prospective buyer. There are six generous reception rooms, including a fitted treatment room which could be used for an alternate purpose and features exposed brick flooring, wooden beams and benefits from two large built-in storage cupboards. The remaining reception space comprises a 19ft 3 living room with a brick surround fireplace housing a wood burning stove. Patio doors take you through into the garden room, which benefits from a fitted lantern and views across the lawned rear garden. The formal dining room is positioned to the front of the property, next to the kitchen and includes wooden beams, an exposed brick surround fireplace housing a wood burning stove and wood flooring. In addition, the office/games room and the study/storeroom are accessed from the reception hallway and provide secondary access out into the rear garden.  

The impressive 27ft4 kitchen is fitted with a mixture of cream wall and base units, complimented by solid oak work surfaces and a Rangemaster oven and a Butlers sink. Additionally, there is a fitted breakfast bar, larder cupboard and two further cupboards, which house the washing machine and tumbler dryer.  

To the first floor there are five double bedrooms including the main bedroom, which extends to an impressive 23ft1, fitted with a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room. The four-piece family bathroom serves the remaining four bedrooms.  

The self-contained two bedroom annexe is a fantastic additional living space to the main home. It's currently used by a family member of the owner, but previously has been used as a successful holiday and long-term let providing an income. The accommodation comprises a spacious kitchen/dining room, featuring exposed brick flooring and a fitted kitchen, including a mixture of wall and base units and is open plan the dining area. The dual aspect living room overlooks the annexe courtyard garden and grants access to the upstairs space. To the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a fitted bathroom suite.   
The property has a large shingled driveway providing off-road parking for multiple cars, along with mature beds which have a mixture of plants and trees, providing privacy from the neighbouring property. To the side of the house a further driveway leads to a detached double garage. Here you will also find a secluded walled garden for the annexe which has its own parking area. Additionally, there is an allocated parking space within an open-fronted cart shed in the neighbouring White Horse Close. 

The south facing rear garden consists of an expanding lawn area, along with planted boarders and a generous paved seating area, which runs around the side of the property. The woodland area towards the rear boundary provides privacy to the garden and encourages wildlife.   

SHIPDHAM The village of Shipdham is a mile in length and has a range of everyday facilities including an excellent doctor's surgery, two shops/newsagents, primary school, play group, post office, public house with food and entertainment, a local café and an old airfield, which is now home to Shipdham Aero Club and museum. The village has bus services to Dereham and Watton. Dereham is just five miles away and has a wide range of facilities and amenities, whilst the city of Norwich is approximately twenty miles away, including a main line rail link to London's Liverpool Street station and an international airport. Attleborough railway station is approximately 9 miles away with a regular service to Cambridge, London and Stanstead airport. The village of Bradenham is conveniently situated near Shipdham and has a large village green with a children's play area, an active village hall, two churches (one being medieval) and a village pub. Furthermore, there is a very active and well known cricket club playing on the village green as well as a bowls and football club.   

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity, drainage, gas central heating and electric plinth heating to the kitchen and treatment room. Telephone, broadband and satellite connected. Solar panels installed. 


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING D.To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit and enter in the reference number above. Alternatively, the full certificate can be obtained through Sowerbys. 

AGENT'S NOTE There is a right of access through a private drive to the side of The White Horse, leading to White Horse close. 



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  • Attleborough Station9.7 miles
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