8 bedroom detached house for sale

Gooseberry Hill, Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20

Guide Price £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Elegant Georgian architecture
  • 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • Useful cottage as ancillary accommodation
  • Nearly 2 acres with meadow
  • A village that retains amenities including 2 pubs, village shops, butcher/delicatessen and village school

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A most handsome and distinctive Grade II listed Georgian House on the edge of the village standing in 1.85 acres.

Location

Swanton Morley is an attractive and thriving village which benefits from good local facilities including a village shop and post office, stores, a butcher and delicatessen, doctor’s surgery, village school and care home, retirement village and two pubs. The village is only 3 miles from the market town of Dereham which has excellent shopping, banking and transport facilities. The ancient Cathedral City of Norwich (16 miles) is the regional centre with an active business community and offers sporting and cultural activities for most tastes. There are good schools, university, airport and excellent shops and restaurants. The picturesque small market town of Reepham is about 8 miles and has highly regarded schools, which now include a sixth form college. The North Norfolk Coast is within easy reach and there are numerous sport facilities in the region, including a number of 18 hole golf courses. Racing is also available at Newmarket and Fakenham, sailing and windsurfing are very popular and undertaken along most of the length of North Norfolk Coast, much of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Description

Kesmark House is a most handsome and distinctive Grade II Listed Georgian house with Regency alterations and additions circa 1820 and constructed of mellow red brick under a pantiled roof. The house retains fine period features, in particular, good fire places, panel doors, cornice work and original pamment tiles throughout the ground floor. The property stands imposingly set back from the road and overlooking farmland to the west and has spacious and well arranged accommodation as can be seen from the floor plans.

There are well proportioned main reception rooms, ideal for entertaining with an elegant drawing room and dining room, as well as a large kitchen/breakfast room with Aga. On the first floor there are three principal bedrooms and two bathrooms together with a studio/office, a fourth bedroom/dressing room/study and with three further bedrooms and a third bathroom on the second floor. There are front and back staircases.

The house has a separate Stable Cottage situated to the south of the property and which provides useful and attractive secondary/and ancillary accommodation.

The current owners acquired the house in 1999 and various improvements have been carried out during their ownership including replacing the original box guttering and upgrading of the drainage system together with extensive landscaping works in the garden.

OUTSIDE
The house is set back from the road and faces west over meadowland. There is a central gravelled path with formal lawn either side behind white painted caster railings and a hedge. The gravelled drive is to the south of the house and this leads to the rear and east of the house where there is a large gravelled turning and parking area.

To the south of the house there is a range of traditional red brick and pantiled outbuildings, a former stables and coach house and these have been sympathetically converted to create a separate cottage and the accommodation is detailed on the floor plans. The cottage has planning permission for ancillary use to the main house.

The gardens and grounds. There is a paved terrace to the southeast of the house and large area of lawned garden to the north of this. The garden is bordered by some fine mature trees including beech and ash. The drive continues to the southeast of the house where there is a further extensive gravelled parking area. There is a further area of lawned garden with some fine mature trees including weeping willow, a wooded area with lime and sycamore, and beyond this a further lawned garden bordering farm land. There is a further, rear access drive approached through a five bar field gate and via an unmade roadway over which the property has a right of access. From this area of garden, a five bar field gate leads onto a meadow suitable as a paddock. The land in all extends to about 1.85 acres.

Square Footage: 3,436 sq ft
Acreage: 1.85 Acres

Directions

Leave Norwich on the A6017 Fakenham Road and at Bawdeswell after about 13 miles turn left onto the B1147 sign posted toward Dereham and Swanton Morley. On entering the village of Swanton Morley continue through the centre of the village towards Dereham, forking right up Gooseberry Hill. The house will be seen on the left hand side after a few hundred yards. The postcode for the property is NR20 4PP.

Additional Info

AGENT'S NOTE
The meadowland/paddock to the north east will be sold subject to an uplift or overage clause.

SERVICES
Mains water, electricity and drainage; propane gas fired central heating; electric two oven Aga

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Breckland District Council Tax Band F – Main House, Tax Band A – Stable Cottage

FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation. Viewings Strictly by appointment with Savills. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.


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29 July 2018

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Nearest station

  • Wymondham (11.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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Lawrence House 5 St Andrews Hill Norwich NR2 1AD

01603 950239 Local call rate

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