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2 bedroom detached house for sale


Withdrawn from Market £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Open Countryside Views
  • Unique Character Property
  • Grade II Listed Former School
  • Truly Unique & Generous Accommodation
  • Dramatic Original Vaulted Ceiling
  • Three Split Level Reception Areas
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms
  • Separate Bath & Shower Room
  • Garden Enclosed by Original Flint Wall

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A once in a lifetime opportunity to leave your mark on a bona fide piece of Norfolk history. Commissioned in 1868 by the Gunthorpe Estate, The Old School, a grade II listed property, occupies a generous plot in the lee of the village church. Local materials have been championed with the Norfolk flint and limestone undoubtedly being the stars of the show. It was converted into a domestic dwelling in the late 20th century with a remarkable level of intactness and now offers truly unique and generous accommodation which briefly comprises: ornate front door leading to an entrance hall, guest WC, split level reception featuring a snug, kitchen, sitting room and a mezzanine dining room, all of which enjoy the dramatic original vaulted ceiling. Further accommodation to the ground floor includes two double bedrooms, a bathroom, shower room and WC. The old school sits in grounds of approx. 0.15 acres and is enclosed on all sides by a brick and Flint wall and enjoys stunning rolling countryside views from all aspects. 

GUNTHORPE Gunthorpe is a small, delightful conservation village in North Norfolk positioned between the two market towns of Fakenham and Holt in the valley of the River Gun. The village is well known and proud to be known as being friendly and welcoming. Nearby, Holt is one of the most attractive small towns in Norfolk. The main street is lined with Georgian buildings with a number of interesting and varied shops. The North Norfolk coast at Cley-next-the-Sea is about four miles away. The North Norfolk Steam Railway has its terminus on the outskirts of the town and connects Holt with the seaside resort of Sheringham six miles away. The cathedral city of Norwich is just twenty-six miles away.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:- Timber battened & arched front door with chamfered limestone surround and decorative wrought-iron strap hinges leads in to the:- 

ENTRANCE HALL Double glazed window to the rear aspect, wall mounted radiator, tiled floor. Door to the rear garden, door to the:- 

GUEST WC Double glazed window to the side aspect, wall mounted radiator. Two piece suite comprising a wall mounted wash hand basin and low level WC. Access to the oil fired wall mounted boiler, tiled floor.  

From the Entrance hall a glazed and panelled door leads through to the main split level, a glorious double height vaulted room with exposed timbers; the original king-post roof is supported by four round-arched trusses sitting on carved limestone corbels. Diagonally aligned timber panelling has been laid between the rafters, enhancing the decorative detailing of the roof. All windows are set in the original limestone surrounds; this main area consists of three areas, a Snug, Reception Room/Kitchen and Mezzanine Dining Room/Study. 

SNUG 10' 5" x 9' 2" (3.18m x 2.79m) This area is at the original floor level of The Old School House with original fireplace, replacement tiled surround and hearth and wood burner. A small set of stairs rise to the: 

RECEPTION ROOM/KITCHEN AREA 19' 3" x 18' 2" max (5.87m x 5.54m) Forming the main area of the split level living accommodation, open plan with pointed edge trefoil head double glazed UPVC windows to three sides; the southwest aspect has a tripartite double glazed UPVC window with quatrefoil window above, all windows give stunning views across open countryside. Kitchen area comprises a range of matching solid oak floor mounted cupboards and drawers with a solid wood work surface and matching upstand, one and a half stainless steel sink with drainer and a swan neck mixer tap, tiled splashbacks. Space for a Range style cooker and further wall mounted shelves. The remainder of this area is currently used as the sitting room and a breakfast area with space for a four seater table. Eight wall mounted spotlights, stripped natural wood floorboards, four recessed floor mounted fan heaters.  

A further set of stairs rises to the: 

MEZZANINE FLOOR 20' 7" max x 18' 3" max (6.27m x 5.56m) Currently used as a Dining Room/Study again with the stunning vaulted ceiling, double glazed UPVC sextafoil window again with glorious raised views over Gunthorpe church and the surrounding countryside. Stripped natural wood floorboards. 

Returning to the original level of the property, a hallway gives access to all further accommodation. 

BEDROOM ONE 10' 6" max x 9' 0" (3.2m x 2.74m) Double glazed UPVC tripartite windows with original limestone surrounds affording open countryside side views, wall mounted radiator. 

BEDROOM TWO 10' 6" max x 9' 0" max (3.2m x 2.74m) Double glazed UPVC tripartite windows to the side aspect with original limestone surrounds and open countryside side views, wall mounted radiator. 

FAMILY BATHROOM With original pointed arch formal door opening fitted with secondary double glazing and limestone surround, recessed ceiling spotlights. White two piece bathroom suite comprising a wall mounted wash hand basin with chrome taps and tiled splashback, panelled bath with chrome taps and part tiled surround, wall mounted ladder style towel rail and radiator. 

SHOWER ROOM Double glazed UPVC window to the side aspect, walk-in shower with shower attachment and fully tiled walls. Recessed ceiling lights and wall mounted radiator.  

SEPARATE WC Double glazed UPVC window to the side aspect, walk-in shower with shower attachment and fully tiled walls. Recessed ceiling lights and wall mounted radiator.  

OUTSIDE The property features stunning wrap around grounds which are completely enclosed by the original flint wall with yellow brick coping. The property is accessed via a shingle laid drive from the Sharrington Road, there is a further pedestrian gated access from the junction of Hall Lane and Sharrington road. To the front of the property is a shingle laid parking area for approximately three cars. There is a paved sun terrace which enjoys open sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. The main area of the garden is laid to lawn and enjoys a southerly aspect, with a number of shrub borders surrounding the property on three sides. 


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II Listed. For more information please visit: 

MAINS SERVICES Mains electricity and water, oil fired central heating, private drainage. 

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11 November 2016


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