The White House is an exceptional Regency property set in just over an acre of gardens and woodland two miles to the north of Norwich City Centre. The village of Old Catton retains much of its local community and dates back at least to the Domesday Book. To the east is 70 acres of listed parkland with “Buttercup Meadow” in its south east corner opposite The White House.
Just to the north is the Deer Park opposite where Anna Sewell lived when she wrote Black Beauty. There is good local schooling and a selection of shops.
Norwich has a wonderful Cathedral and Cathedral Close with a permanent market standing in the City Centre in the shadow of the City Hall and the Forum which houses the library. Norwich 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 the city offers schooling in both the public and private sector. Norwich International Airport is 2 miles North of the City and The White House. There is a mainline Railway Station 2.9 miles away, with trains to London Liverpool Street.
The White House is a fine Grade ll listed property standing in the village of Old Catton on the edge of Norwich with a mature country garden and lying opposite Old Catton Hall Park.
The house is accessed through the front door under a pedimented portico which leads to the entrance hall and staircase hall.
The original part of the house is believed to date from 1742 with large later rear addition built in 1850. The house retains many fine period features including oak panelling and a fine moulded ceiling in the games room, refurbished oak parquet flooring in the drawing room and games room, some oak mullioned windows and some fine cornicing.
The house has recently undergone 2 years of refurbishment and restoration.This includes replacing the whole roof with new insulation, new boiler with twin pressurised tanks, new central heating (including some underfloor) 3 new remote controlled gas fireplaces, new electrics, replacing some and refurbishing all of the windows, new local hand crafted Eric Bates kitchen and utility with new sanitaryware throughout. The house has also undergone total redecoration including wallpapers by Mulberry, Zoffany Villers, Nina Campbell and Cole & Son to name but a few.
The list is extensive and the sale will include all the fitted Brintons and Nourison carpets and designer curtains, all wall lights and chandeliers and in the kitchen a conduction 4 ring hob with 2 ring gas hob, 2 Miele double ovens, 1 single oven, warming draw, dishwasher and a large double Fisher Paykel fridge freezer. In the utility, which has original Delft tiling, there is also a Miele washer and dryer, a drinks fridge, in the washroom upstairs a further washer/dryer and throughout the house 11 fitted televisions and 8 WCs one in the loggia.There are exquisite finishes throughout with beautifully hand crafted 60 mm granite work tops in the kitchen and utility along with Travertine flooring.
The master suite has a wall of handmade cherry wood wardrobes with 2 doors opening to one of the ensuite dressing rooms and bathrooms with bidet and separate WC. The entrance to the second ensuite is hidden behind a mirror and this has a fine dressing room with Pippy Oak units leading to a bathroom with granite architraving, skirting and large Jacuzzi bath surround, walk-in wet room, WC and Travertine tiling. In all there are 5/6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms (6 ensuite).
The White House has 3 main reception rooms; one of which is the magnificent drawing room looking out over the mature gardens and another is the games room/dining room with its oak panelling and fine plastered ceiling, oak parquet flooring and open fireplace.
The White House is approached through two entrances both with electric gates leading to an in and out drive way. The Coach House has double doors with one large ground floor room and stairs up to a loft room over. This building has planning permission to convert into a 2 bedroom annex. There is a new 3 bay garage with a slate roof, 3 remote electric doors, power and light.
Close to the house on the southern side is a courtyard with built in mains gas barbeque unit. The courtyard is brick paved and low picket fencing divides this area from the main gardens.
The White House has mature gardens with woodland and hedge boundaries providing seclusion and privacy. Close to the house are shurb borders and to one corner a loggia which has been refurbished with a new pitched slate roof part glazed and the original flooring has been totally refurbished. There is also a WC. The open side of the loggia is draped in a very old wisteria. Behind the loggia is a further area used for storage with an old original curved high brick wall. A gravel pathway leads along the side of the garden were there is a 10ft original wall. Within the garden it is mainly laid to lawn with central flower and shrub border interspersed with mature trees. There are some fine mature shrubs and trees giving very much the feeling of a country garden with a small woodland at the side. The land in all extends to about 1.09 acres (est).
Broadland District Council:
Council Tax Band: G
Approx annual cost - £2, 529.91.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas fired central heating.
Items regarded as fixtures and fittings including carpets, curtains, light fittings, kitchen appliances and garden ornaments are excluded although these items may be available by separate negotiation.
Vacant possession of the freehold will be given upon completion. No onward chain.
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Nb: Floor plans are for guidance only. The joint sole agents do not accept any responsibility for their accuracy.
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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 the joint agents 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 on the A1151. By The Artichoke pub at the traffic lights, turn right into Magdalen Road, and then fork left into the B1150 for North Walsham. Magdalen road runs into Constitution Hill and follow this away from the city centre over a mini roundabout to the main roundabout on the outer ring road. Go straight over at the roundabout heading for North Walsham on B1150 and on the first set of traffic lights turn left onto George Hill. At the bottom of George Hill turn right signposted Spixworth and Spixworth Road and the house is immediately on the right.The post code for the property is NR6 7NG.