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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Roughton Lodge, Roughton, Holt, Norfolk

Sold STC £795,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Roughton Lodge is a substantial 7 bedroom former Victorian Rectory which still retains many of the original features such as wooden shutters to all of the ground floor windows, both tiled and exposed wooden flooring, marble fireplaces and a stained glass window over the sweeping galleried staircase. An impressive entrance hallway provides access to the 3 principle rooms, each enjoying a due south facing orientation and of special note is the ornate plasterwork to the sitting room ceiling. These rooms also make use of both French Doors and full length sash windows allowing direct access from each room out onto the south facing terrace. A reception hall leads to a spacious modern kitchen/breakfast room with Electric Aga, which in turn leads on to the utility room, study, small conservatory and out onto the courtyard area. A brick lined larder, cellar and W.C. complete the ground floor accommodation. The main staircase leads up to the first floor landing and hallway where 3 double bedrooms (2 en suite) are located again enjoying the due south orientation with views over the garden and out over the open fields. A family bathroom serves both the third bedroom as well as the remaining 4 bedrooms, which are found off the second hallway return, along with another family bathroom. A secondary service staircase leads down from this part of the house to the breakfast room on the ground floor.

Roughton Lodge stands on top of the hill above the small North Norfolk village of Roughton which has a garage, pub and shop together with a Saxon church for which Roughton Lodge was the rectory. Situated 3 miles south of Cromer and the coast, which is renowned for its beaches and bird reserves. There is excellent shopping, schools and other facilities to be had at both Cromer and Aylsham (6.5 miles) as well as a Waitrose supermarket in nearby North Walsham (7.2 miles). Whilst the Cathedral City of Norwich is 19 miles to the south with its mainline railway station and renowned shops, schools and cultural facilities. The Gunton Estate and the popular Gunton Arms is also only a few miles away where there is also a main line station with connections via the Sheringham Norwich line to Norwich.

Outside, a detached coach house is now used as a garage but also has potential for conversion into an office, studio or annexe, and there are several original outbuildings which are currently used for storage. To the front of the property, a large in & out driveway accessed by electric gates leads from the road up to the house, and is bordered and screened from the road by many species of mature trees creating a wonderful and private outlook to the front of the property. Due South of the house lies the large formal garden which is mainly laid to lawn with various hedges and mature tree specimens along with a terrace area whilst a second large orchard garden is set to the East aspect of the house. Both gardens adjoin the neighbouring fields and the whole house and gardens enjoy panoramic open field views.

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