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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Heath Farm Lane, Tuttington, Norfolk

Sold STC £700,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A stunning 4-bedroom, Grade II listed 18th Century detached family house located in an idyllic rural setting on the edge of the village of Tuttington, with beautiful views of the formal garden to the front of the property and fabulous open countryside views to the east and west. The property has many original period features including exposed beams, fireplaces, sash windows and shutters.


- Drawing room
- Sitting room
- Kitchen
- Breakfast room
- Dining room
- Utility room (with direct access into garage)
- Workshop/studio


- Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
- 3 further double bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- Eaves storage


- Cellar (accessed from the breakfast room)


- Formal garden
- 2 paved terraces
- Meadow
- Gardeners W.C.
- Ample off-road parking
- Brick & flint well
- Gardens & grounds, in all 1.33 acres (stms)


- Aylsham 2.5 miles
- North Walsham 5.8 miles
- Cromer 11 miles
- Norwich 14.4 miles
- Holt 15 miles


The Old Rectory stands at the edge of the attractive small North Norfolk village of Tuttington, which is situated about 2.5 miles from the market town of Alysham and is conveniently located for easy access to Norwich and the North Norfolk Coast. The Norfolk Broads are also within easy reach and there are a number of private and state schools in the area together with excellent leisure facilities including golf at Cromer and Sherringham.

Aylsham offers an excellent selection of shops and supermarkets and has two doctors' surgeries, two vets, dentists, opticians, banks, library, primary and secondary schools as well two sports grounds and a steam railway station. There are private schools nearby, notably Greshams at Holt and Beeston Hall in Sheringham, in addition to various day schools in the university city of Norwich and just south of the city there is also the highly rated state boarding school of Wymondham College.

North Walsham is a popular market town with a wide range of amenities including supermarkets (Waitrose and Sainsbury’s), shops, primary and secondary schools and the prestigious Paston College, dentists, two doctor’s surgeries and a cottage hospital, as well as good public transport (bus and rail) to Norwich and Cromer.

The Cathedral City of Norwich has a vibrant business community and as the regional centre has an extensive range of cultural and leisure facilities, including the Norwich City football club, the Riverside leisure development complete with cinema and numerous restaurants and pubs. The city is well known for its excellent shopping with a combination of independent retailers along with a number of premium department stores. Norwich has a mainline railway station (London Liverpool Street 100 minutes) and there is also an expanding International Airport just to the north of the city.


The Old Rectory is a stunning former Georgian rectory that dates back to 1744. The property is constructed of brick with flint additions to the front elevation. The property sits along a quiet unmade road, within its own private gardens and grounds of approximately 1.33 acres. The property has the added benefit of outbuildings, a workshop/studio, ample garaging and parking to accommodate several vehicles.


A lovely solid oak door opens into the entrance hall, which leads directly off to the dining room to the right and the sitting room to the left. The dining room enjoys a dual aspect, featuring a sash window with original shutters overlooking the front of the property. The room also features an exposed oak beam, open fireplace and a large built-in cupboard, convenient for storing crockery. A further door provides direct access through to the kitchen.

The sitting room looks out to the front of the property. There are two sash windows with original shutters and a window between the sitting room and kitchen provides additional borrowed light. The room features exposed oak beams, a recessed fitted cupboard with shelving and a beautiful brick paved hearth with inglenook and Jetmaster stove. From the sitting room, a door opens through into an inner hallway, which provides access to the snug, kitchen, utility, cloakroom comprising wash hand basin and W.C. and the staircase leading up to the first-floor accommodation.

The snug benefits from a dual aspect with southerly views to the front and westerly views to the side of the property. A door opens out to the west patio. The room features wood effect laminate flooring, inglenook fireplace and lovely decorative cornicing.

The spacious kitchen comprises a range of panelled base units, drainer sink unit, worktops and tiled splashbacks. The kitchen features exposed oak beams, an electric Aga with canopied extractor hood, space and plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a refrigerator. From the kitchen there is an aspect over the rear courtyard garden. The adjoining breakfast room features a built-in cupboard and a dual aspect, with French doors opening out into the courtyard garden. The cellar is accessed via steps leading down from the breakfast room.

The utility room is accessed off the inner hallway. This room comprises fitted cupboards, butler sink with draining board and ample space for freestanding appliances. A skylight provides adequate natural light. A further door opens through to a large workshop with carpenter’s bench. This room offers dual aspect views over the south facing front garden and open field views to the west of the property.


Returning to the inner hallway, a staircase leads up to the first-floor landing which provides access to the loft. The master bedroom enjoys a dual aspect, benefitting from views over the south facing front garden, the garden and meadow to the side of the property and the open field views beyond. Further loft access is provided in this room and there is an adjoining en suite bathroom comprising fitted cupboards, bath with shower over, wash hand basin and W.C. Bedroom 2 features a fitted wardrobe, a small balcony area over the front entrance porch and a lovely aspect over the front garden. Bedroom 3 benefits from dual aspect views and ample eaves storage. Bedroom 4 features an exposed ceiling beam, fitted wardrobes and overlooks the rear courtyard garden. The family bathroom comprises walk-in airing cupboard, bath with shower over, vanity mounted wash hand basin and W.C.


The property is approached through a wrought iron gate and up a sweeping driveway to ample off-road parking. Formal gardens extend to the front of the property, largely laid to lawn with magnificent mature specimen trees, shrubs and flower beds. There are two paved terraces to the east and west of the property. Adjacent to the parking area there is a glasshouse with vegetable garden beyond and a gate opening into the rear courtyard garden with flower and shrub borders. There are two brick constructed stores (former stables) that were re-roofed in 2015, together with a brick constructed gardeners W.C. To the east of the property there is an enclosed meadow, incorporating electric fencing and double sectioned open barn. There is a large double length garage with remote controlled door, accessed from the unmade lane. An internal door provides access directly into the utility room.


Broadland Council, Band: F, Annual cost: £2,448.56 (2018/19).


Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity and water, private drainage.


Leave Norwich on the A140 Cromer Road and continue on this road towards Aylsham. Continue on to Norwich Road to stay on the A140. At the roundabout take the third exit to continue on the A140. At the next roundabout take the second exit to stay on A140 and then continue for approximately 1.5 miles. Take the first right hand turn, signposted to Tuttington. Continue along this road for approximately 0.8 miles. Just after passing the 30mph sign on the approach into the village, turn left on to Heath Farm Lane (unmade road) and the property will be found on the right-hand side set in its own grounds.


1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith as a general guide, they are not exhaustive and include information provided to us by other parties including the seller, not all of which will have been verified by us.

2. We have not carried out a detailed or structural survey; we have not tested any services, appliances or fittings. Measurements, floor plans, orientation and distances are given as approximate only and should not be relied on.

3. The photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current, aspects may have changed since the photographs were taken. No assumption should be made that any contents are included in the sale.

4. We have not checked that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation approval, statutory or regulatory permissions or consents. Any reference to any alterations or use of any part of the property does not mean that necessary planning, building regulations, or other consent has been obtained.

5. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, surveys, and professional advice about all relevant aspects of the property.

6. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact; we have no authority to make or give any representation or warranties in relation to the property. If these are required, you should include their terms in any contract between you and the seller.

7. Viewings are strictly by prior appointment with sole agents Jackson-Stops. 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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18 June 2018

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