An outstanding and visually stunning Grade II listed Georgian country house standing at the heart of more than five acres of secluded gardens and grounds, which include a picturesque two-bedroomed cottage. Heathfield House and cottage have been restored to an exceptional standard and the gardens professionally landscaped by renowned designer, Verity Hanson-Smith. Ideally located in mid-Norfolk for easy access to both Norwich and the North Norfolk coast, this property offers fine and far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside. The six-bedroom accommodation has four handsome reception rooms, a bespoke kitchen by Martin Moore, luxury bathrooms and an attractive range of modernised outbuildings, orchard and paddock. The interior has a high quality feel, yet gives a light, comfortable and welcoming ambience. There really is something for everyone at Heathfield House, whether you are looking for quiet seclusion, yet still within easy access to all amenities – a property you can move straight into – this must be seen.
Mid-norfolk Heathfield House is situated within the beautiful semi undulating mid Norfolk countryside. With local amenities close to hand and good access to the A47. Further afield and to the north is the impressive north Norfolk coastline with its miles of sandy beaches and popular pubs and restaurants.
To the east is the cathedral city of Norwich which has everything you would desire of a vibrant regional capital and has a real sense of history preserved. You will find a modern cultural feel with beautiful heritage, dynamic nightlife, sophisticated shopping and mouth-watering restaurants. Chapelfield Shopping Centre offers high end shopping, whilst the Norwich Lanes won the great British high street of the year with its many independent and unique businesses including shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. Norwich is the most complete medieval city in Britain and boasts two cathedrals as well as the castle with stunning architecture. There are also a number of sought after schools and colleges. The River Wensum flows throughout the city and offers boat rental and various pubs situated along the river itself. Every year in May, the city hosts the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, bringing cultural and exciting acts and performances to the city. Voted in the top 10 within a poll of the happiest places to live in Britain, Norwich offers access to all the major rail links and Norwich International Airport.
reception hall Exposed floorboards and beautiful timber turning staircase to the galleried landing.
Sitting room 21' 7" x 15' 5" (6.59m x 4.70m) An elegant room with high ceilings, central fireplace with mantelpiece over and bespoke fitted book shelving and cupboards to either side. Beautiful Colefax and Fowler wall fabric with Osborne and Little curtains framing the most wonderful views out across the gardens.
Drawing room 36' 4" x 14' 0" (11.08m x 4.49m) A wonderful entertaining room with double doors leading out onto the south facing terrace with far reaching vistas across the garden and countryside beyond. Period fireplace, picture rail and large bay windows with shutters and window seating.
Dining room 18' 2" x 15' 0" (5.54m x 4.56m) Two sash windows overlooking the pretty walled garden, deep serving recess, built-in dresser unit, oak flooring and access to both the kitchen and main reception, providing an excellent entertaining space.
Kitchen 15' 0" x 13' 0" (4.58m x 3.95m) Beautiful bespoke hand-built kitchen by Martin Moore comprising matching base and wall units with granite worktop surfaces with a Belfast sink, central island unit and LaCanche Rangecooker with electric double oven and grill and five ring gas hob (bottle gas) with extractor hood canopy over. Integrated dishwasher, free-standing style larder units containing fridge and freezer and terracotta pamment tiled floor.
Breakfast room 14' 8" x 13' 0" (4.48m x 3.97m) Pamment tiled floor, two south facing windows giving views across the garden and bespoke free-standing style stand with sink and Iroko hardwood worktop surfaces. Staircase leading down to the cellar.
Cellar Main cellar measuring 11' 0" x 9' 9" (3.35m x 2.97m) and a further 11' 9" x 9' 0" (3.58m x 2.74m) complete with lockable wine store and stone shelved wine bins.
Rear hall/boot room 6' 9" x 6' 0" (2.06m x 1.83m) Settle style bench with underseat storage, pamment tiled floor and door to rear courtyard.
Utility/cloakroom 7' 3" x 6' 0" (2.21m x 1.83m) WC, Belfast sink, Iroko hardwood worktop surfaces, pamment tiled floor and plumbing for washing machine and dryer.
Galleried landing 14' 10" x 9' 10" (4.52m x 3m) A beautiful timber turning staircase with baluster rail looking down onto the main reception hall and large sash window.
Master bedroom suite Comprising a bedroom area, en-suite bathroom and inner hall.
Bedroom area 19' 1" x 14' 5" (5.81m x 4.40m) Lovely light high ceilings with double aspect sash windows, beautifully fitted limed chestnut wardrobes and drawers by Mark Wilkinson with matching overhead bed canopy with hangings by Chelsea Textiles.
En-suite bathroom 18' 4" x 10' 2" (5.59m x 3.1m) Free-standing roll-top cast-iron bath with claw and ball feet and central taps with shower attachment, large corner shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin, high level WC, period fireplace and amazing south facing views.
Inner hall Walk-in airing cupboard with abundant pine slatted shelving and large Megaflo hot water tank.
Bedroom 19' 2" x 14' 9" (5.84m x 4.50m) Twin double aspect sash windows and period fireplace.
Bedroom 18' 5" x 11' 1" (5.61m x 3.40m) Two sash windows and period fireplace.
Bedroom 14' 0" x 13' 0" (4.27m x 3.97m) Double aspect windows, period fireplace and cleverly concealed en-suite cloakroom and shower at either side of the chimney breast.
En-suite cloakroom WC and washbasin.
En-suite shower Walk-in shower cubicle.
Family bathroom 14' 8" x 6' 4" (4.47m x 1.93m) Free-standing roll-top cast-iron bath with claw and ball feet and central hot and cold tap and shower, corner shower cubicle, low level WC and washbasin.
Attic landing Beautiful luggage storage area.
Bedroom 13' 6" x 12' 6" (4.11m x 3.80m) Full height vaulted ceiling with exposed roof timbers and double aspect windows.
Bedroom/studio 23' 10" x 12' 6" (7.27m x 3.80m) Full height vaulted ceiling and double aspect windows.
Heathfield cottage Heathfield Cottage, dating from 1740, is a well-proportioned two-bedroom detached cottage with an unusually generous reception area and its own private garden. It would provide ideal accommodation for a family member, a home office or could provide income from holiday or long-term letting.
sitting room 23' 2" x 18' 2" (7.06m x 5.53m) Large inglenook fireplace with cast-iron wood-burning stove, double aspect windows and large studded timber entrance door. Staircase to first floor with built-in understairs cupboard.
Kitchen/breakfast room 14' 8" x 8' 10" (4.47m x 2.70m) Limed oak fitted base and wall units with worktop surfaces incorporating a 1.5 bowl sink, electric double oven, extractor fan and fitted dishwasher and fridge. Pamment tiled flooring and half glazed door leading out to the rear garden.
Landing Built-in airing cupboard.
Bedroom 12' 2" x 8' 11" (3.70m x 2.72m) Exposed beams and hatch to loft space.
Bedroom 13' 11" x 12' 12" (4.25m x 3.70m) Feature chimney breast.
Bathroom 8' 7" x 5' 9" (2.62m x 1.75m) Panelled bath with mixer shower tap, low level WC, pedestal washbasin and exposed beams.
Grounds The property is in a secluded setting, in rolling countryside, and has a genuine mini-estate feel. Heathfield House is approached by a long private driveway flanked by mature oaks under-planted with spring bulbs. Many of the specimen trees in the lawned grounds are long-established, as is the densely planted Rhododendron dell which produces a munificent flowering of mixed-colour blooms in season.
Over the past decade garden designer, Verity Hanson-Smith, has added her creative influence to the overall layout with new ornamental hedging, herbaceous borders and parterres, particularly those around the terrace. Her choice of planting is remarkable throughout but particularly in the romantic garden she has created for the cottage garden. Other innovations include various places to sit and unwind, a delightful sunken garden in full view of the kitchen windows and an illuminated reflecting pool which is a lovely feature at dusk. The grounds also include a kitchen garden, large orchard including apples, plums and pears and a paddock with stabling. Other outbuildings include a workshop, tool-room/old tack-room, garage, boiler room, loft-store, tractor shed and large woodshed.
Workshop 16' 8" x 16' 1" (5.09m x 4.91m) Stable door.
Tool room/ old tack room 16' 9" x 7' 0" (5.10m x 2.13m) Original brick floor.
Garage 16' 1" x 14' 8" (4.91m x 4.47m) Double doors and brick floor.
Boiler room 16' 1" x 7' 1" (4.91m x 2.17m) Modern Thermecon oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating and borehole control for the water system.
Loft store 22' 6" x 11' 1" (6.85m x 3.38m) First floor double access doors and internal staircase.
Tractor shed 17' 4" x 12' 0" (5.29m x 3.67m) Double entrance doors and rear stable door.
Energy efficiency rating An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II Listed. For more information please visit:
Council tax Heathfield House: Band G.
Heathfield Cottage: Band B.
Services connected Mains electricity, oil fired central heating, septic tank drainage and borehole water supply.
The property has a fire and burglar alarm system installed in the house, cottage and outbuildings.