6 bedroom detached house for saleTopcroft Street, Topcroft, Norfolk
- Drawing room
- Dining room
- Utility, Boot room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Sitting room, Morning room
- Cellar, Larder
- Double garage with workshop/garage 3 and floor above, Outbuildings
- In all about 5.67 Acres
Topcroft Hall is an attractive Grade II listed elegant country house in a superb elevated parkland setting. Parts of the house date back to the 15th century and futher additions and alterations have been made over the years. There are historical connections with the famous Paston Letters, many of which were written by Margery Brew who is known to have lived at Topcroft in 1482. In about 1878 the large and well proportioned drawing room was added.
The house was acquired by the current owners in 1991 and since then significant improvements and refurbishment has been carried out. Much work has been undertaken including provision of a new custom built Oak kitchen with Granite work surfaces and an Aga, refurbishment of all the bathrooms, complete redecoration and the addition of a fine Amdega conservatory as well as the creation of stunning formal gardens to the south of the house. A fine brick and pantile garage block was also built and the plumbing, heating and electrical systems in the house upgraded.
There are excellent ceiling heights throughout and classically proportioned rooms.
Topcroft is a rural village in South Norfolk which has an excellent community spirit and a vibrant village hall/community centre and cricket club. There are a fine selection of period houses. The larger village of Hempnall lies approximately 1½ miles away and has a public house, village school and village shop/post office. The charming Waveney Valley market town of Bungay is about 3 miles to the south and has good local amenities. Norwich, the regional centre is about 12 miles to the north, and offers excellent shopping and schooling, and also has an airport catering for both domestic and international destinations. There is also a main line railway station at Diss (15 miles) with a direct service to London Liverpool Street of approximately 90 minutes.
Topcroft Hall is approached via electrically wrought iron entrance gates mounted onto brick piers which leads to a long sweeping gravelled drive which approaches the house through the park. The drive finishes in a large gravelled turning and parking area to the front of the house and then continues to the north where there is a fine brick built garage block with a glazed pantile roof and clock tower. This provides garaging for two cars and a workshop. There is also a further barn suitable for the storage of garden machinery and providing further garaging.
The house stands in an elevated position with magnificent views to the west overlooking the parkland to a small lake beyond. There are many fine specimen trees, in particular Oak, Horse Chesnut and Acacia and a particularly distinctive and ancient Mulberry tree. Situated to the south of the house there is an attractive area of formal garden which is laid to lawn and has well stocked mixed shrub and herbaceous borders with a mature Beech hedging dividing the formal garden from the surrounding parkland. There are French doors leading from the conservatory onto a terrace in turn opening onto the lawned garden and a further paved terrace with ornamental fish pond overlooked by windows in the drawing room and approached by French doors from the sitting room.
To the northeast the property is well protected by a belt of mature mixed woodland containing some fine mature trees and under planted with spring bulbs. To the east of the formal garden there is an area of orchard. The whole area in all extends to about 5.7 acres.
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