6 bedroom detached house for sale

Guide price £1,100,000

Spixworth Road, Old Catton, Norwich, Norfolk NR6

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Property info

Property features

  • Elegant restored Grade II Listed house
  • 5 reception rooms
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Coach House with planning permission
  • 3 bay garage
  • Gardens and grounds 1.1 acres (est)

Property description


The property is set in just over an acre of gardens and small woodland just 2 miles to the north of Norwich city centre. The pretty village of Old Catton retains much of its community and dates back to the Domesday Book. To the east of the house is 70 acres of listed parkland with buttercup meadow providing delightful parkland walks. Just to the north of the house is a deer park where Anna Sewell lived when she wrote her famous novel Black Beauty and there is good local schooling and a selection of shops within the village.

Norwich, the cathedral city and regional centre of East Anglia, has a vibrant arts and business community and is the regional centre for shopping. There is a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafes and schools in both the public and private sectors. Norwich International airport is approximately 2 miles to the north and there is a mainline railway station approximately 3 miles away with an electrified line to London Liverpool Street with the fastest journey time of 1 hour 50 minutes.


The White House is an elegant Grade II Listed family home within the village of Old Catton on the edge of Norwich. It has beautifully restored gardens including a coach house and is situated opposite Old Catton Hall Park.

The original part of the house is believed to date from 1742 with a large rear addition built about 1850. The house retains many fine period features including oak panelling and a fine moulded ceiling in the games room. There is refurbished oak parquet flooring in the drawing room and games room and some of the oak mullion windows have fine cornicing.

Within recent years the property has undergone a lavish refurbishment and restoration programme with meticulous attention to detail. Major works include the replacing of the entire roof with new insulation, new boiler with twin pressurised tanks and a new central heating system including some under floor. Further works include new electrics, replacing some and refurbishing all of the windows, a new local handcrafted Eric Bates kitchen and utility together with new sanitary wear throughout.

These restoration works were complimented by a total redecoration programme which includes wallpapers by Mulberry, Zoffany Villers, Nina Campbell and Cole & Son.

Some of the more exquisite finishes include handcrafted 60mm granite worktops in the kitchen and utility to match, along with travertine flooring. The master bedroom suite which comprises 2 dressing rooms and bathrooms has a wall of handmade cherry wood wardrobes with 2 of the doors opening into one of the en-suite dressing rooms and bathrooms. The property has 3 main reception rooms, one of which is a magnificent drawing room looking out over the mature gardens at the rear of the house and a games room which could easily be used as a dining room with original oak panelling and fine plastered ceiling. We draw your attention to the floor plans for a full explanation as to how the accommodation is arranged. In addition, the property has a security alarm system with smoke detectors throughout and hard drive CCTV system with internal and external cameras.
The property can be approached by vehicle via 2 entrances, both with electric gates, leading to a large in and out driveway with ample parking for many vehicles. We would suggest for viewing the property that you access it via the entrance from George Hill where there is a security entrance pad to announce your arrival. A former coach house is situated to the south side which comprises double doors opening onto 1 large ground floor room with stairs leading up to a loft room above. This building has the benefit of planning permission to convert into a 2 bedroom annexe if required. In addition to this outbuilding there is a newly constructed 3 bay garage with slate roof and 3 remote electric powered doors with power and lighting. Leading out from the house on the southern side is a small courtyard area with built-in mains gas bbq unit, brick paved with low picket fencing dividing the courtyard from the drive and main gardens.

The beautiful mature gardens on the southeast side enjoy woodland and hedged boundaries providing seclusion and privacy. The house overlooks wide lawns with shrub borders and an attractive corner loggia which has been refurbished with a new pitched slate roof and partly glazed with the original flooring to enjoy the views of the garden. There is also a WC. The open side of the loggia is draped in a very old wisteria. Beyond the loggia is a further area used for storage with the old original curved high brick wall.

Along the side of the garden a gravel pathway leads via a 10 foot original wall and there are some fine mature shrubs and trees giving very much a feeling of a country garden within a small woodland area at the side. The land in all extends to 1.09 acres (est).

Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas heating.

Local Authority
Broadland District Council, band G.

Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.

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.

Nb: Floor plans prepared by ehouse are for guidance only. Savills do not accept any responsibility for their accuracy.

Important Notice
Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.


From the inner ring road follow signs for Wroxham onto the A1151. By the Artichoke pub at the traffic lights, turn right into Magdalen Road and then fork left onto the B1150 for North Walsham. Continue over the ring road and at the next traffic light junction turn left into George Hill where the main entrance to the house is on the right hand side towards the bottom of the hill. There is a further vehicular and pedestrian entrance from the front of the house on the Spixworth Road which is at the bottom of George Hill after turning right. The postcode for the property is NR6 7NG.
NR6 Zed-Index
£183,708 £233,502 £172,734 £145,033 £112,391

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Value change
£3,039 (1.68%) £4,269 (2.38%) £10,079 (5.80%) £13,492 (7.93%) £13,073 (7.66%) £10,854 (6.28%) £23,570 (14.72%)
Avg. price paid: £179,584
No. of property sales: 407
Avg. price paid: £169,648
No. of property sales: 1,143
Avg. price paid: £167,662
No. of property sales: 1,758
Avg. price paid: £169,907
No. of property sales: 2,557
Avg. price paid: £122,784
No. of property sales: 8,732

Avg. asking price in NR6: £242,074
No. of properties for sale in NR6: 127
Avg. asking rent in NR6: £5,100 pcm
No. of properties to rent in NR6: 21

Property value data/graphs for NR6

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £233,502 £180 3.4 £226,555
Semi-detached £172,734 £176 3.0 £166,903
Terraced £145,033 £165 2.7 £139,184
Flats £112,391 £159 1.7 £98,490

Current asking prices in NR6

Avg. current asking prices in NR6
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £194,733
Flats £78,490
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All £78,490

Current asking rents in NR6

Avg. current asking prices in NR6
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £391 pcm
£587 pcm
£706 pcm
£750 pcm
Flats £477 pcm
£559 pcm
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All £425 pcm
£573 pcm
£706 pcm
£750 pcm

Fun facts for NR6

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English Road 63.6%
St. Faiths Road 52.3%
Dowding Road 38.5%
Princess Beatrice Close 37.5%
Weston Road 36.4%

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Nearby transport

  • Norwich (2.2 miles)
  • Salhouse (3.9 miles)
  • Brundall Gardens (5.5 miles)
  • London Stansted Airport (70.0 miles)
  • London Southend Airport (79.5 miles)
  • London Luton Airport (89.1 miles)
  • Reedham Ferry North (12.5 miles)
  • Reedham Ferry South (12.6 miles)
  • Southwold Ferry Landing (28.2 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Old Catton CofE VC Junior School (0.2 miles)
  • Garrick Green Infants School (0.4 miles)
  • White Woman Lane Junior School (0.6 miles)
  • Sewell Park College (0.8 miles)
  • Kett Sixth Form College (0.8 miles)
  • CfBT Education Trust trading as Include (1.0 mile)
  • Hall School (0.3 miles)
  • Norwich School (1.9 miles)
  • The Parkside School, Norwich (2.5 miles)

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Local tradesmen/services nearby

  • D J Ager & Sons in Painters & Decorators
    01603 404652
    68 Spixworth Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7NG
    0.08 miles from this property
  • Charles Emberson Architect in Architect
    01603 409020
    62 Spixworth Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7NF
    0.20 miles from this property
  • N C R Property Improvements in Property Maintenance Services
    01603 486481
    10 Old Garrick Green, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7AL
    0.36 miles from this property
  • A J Piper Electrical Services in Electronic Shop
    01603 410745
    148 Moore Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7LQ
    0.42 miles from this property
  • Sonesta Decoration in Painters & Decorators
    01603 417620
    22 Fifers Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7AF
    0.42 miles from this property
  • G C L Plumbing & Heating in Plumbers
    01603 406251
    119 North Walsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7QG
    0.43 miles from this property
  • John Russen Builders Ltd in Builder
    01603 401815
    123 North Walsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7QG
    0.43 miles from this property
  • Norwich Pet Food Gardening & Hardware in DIY Shop
    01603 402680
    83 North Walsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7QG
    0.43 miles from this property
  • David Page in Painters & Decorators
    01603 427281
    7 Ardney Rise, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 3QH
    0.44 miles from this property
  • B R Blyth Builders in Builder
    01603 416212
    31 St Clements Hill, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 4DE
    0.45 miles from this property
  • D W Edwards in Electronic Shop
    01603 427253
    120 North Walsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7QQ
    0.46 miles from this property
  • C R Chick in Roofing Contractors
    01603 401380
    51 Constitution Hill, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 4HA
    0.47 miles from this property
  • Michael Plane in Painters & Decorators
    01603 407825
    5 Lowry Cole Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7QT
    0.50 miles from this property
  • Beechwood Developments in Builder
    01603 787465
    Unit 8 Delta Close, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 6BQ
    0.53 miles from this property
  • Matthew Southern in Plumbers
    01603 410636
    237 Spixworth Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7DZ
    0.54 miles from this property
  • Peter James George in Plasterers
    01603 405997
    30 Glenburn Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk NR7 8DX
    0.55 miles from this property
  • Boiler Replacement Services Ltd in Plumbers
    01603 425566
    17 Glenburn Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk NR7 8DX
    0.55 miles from this property
  • A Norman Carpentry in Carpenter
    01603 482419
    174 Proctor Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7EU
    0.56 miles from this property
  • J Watts & Son in Builder
    01603 410442
    41 Neville Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR7 8DY
    0.57 miles from this property
  • D Wade in Builder
    01603 413466
    68 Wall Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 4HD
    0.57 miles from this property
  • Dodd Group Eastern Ltd in Electronic Shop
    01603 482288
    Delta Close, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 6BG
    0.58 miles from this property
  • Ay Alarms in Security systems
    01603 488000
    2 Middleton Close, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 3QE
    0.60 miles from this property
  • Blockbuster Drain Services in Drainage Contractor
    01603 429174
    4 Spar Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 6BZ
    0.60 miles from this property
  • G C P's Interior Decorating Services in Interior Designers
    01603 440234
    64 Aylesbury Close, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 3LB
    0.60 miles from this property
  • Sprowston Heating & Gas Services in Plumbers
    01603 401555
    12 Albion Drive, Norwich, Norfolk NR7 8DP
    0.60 miles from this property
  • Michael Rust in Plasterers
    01603 405247
    19 Blakes Court, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 4DS
    0.61 miles from this property
  • Advance Painting Co Ltd in Painters & Decorators
    01603 400000
    38 Lodge Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7HG
    0.61 miles from this property
  • Plumblocal in Plumbers
    0808 000 0001
    15 Glenburn Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk NR7 8DU
    0.61 miles from this property
  • Brian Durrant & Son Ltd in Kitchen Designers & Installers
    01603 405224
    15 Brayfield Way Old Catton, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7ET
    0.61 miles from this property
  • P J Kitchens & Interiors Ltd in Kitchen Designers & Installers
    01603 748737
    15 Brayfield Way, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7ET
    0.61 miles from this property

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