Converted barn with additional living accommodation
Charming gardens and grounds
Further range of outbuildings
Bio Mass heating system
Hard tennis court
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A fine Grade II Listed family home in a quiet position, set in about 4.78 acres with converted barn and useful outbuildings.
Wood Norton is a pretty rural village about 6 miles from the market town of Fakenham, which has excellent shopping, banking and transport facilities.
The nearby village of Guist has a tea room and post office, with Foulsham (2 miles) providing further local shops and a village school. The picturesque Georgian town of Holt is about 9 miles and has particularly good shopping facilities, as well as being the home of Greshams Public School. The North Norfolk coast at Cley-next-the-Sea is about 3 miles to the north of Holt, whilst Burnham Market is about 8 miles to the northwest of Fakenham. The North Norfolk Coast, much of which is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is within an easy drive and has excellent beaches, good sailing and bird watching facilities.
Sporting amenities in the region include golf at Sheringham, Cromer, Brancaster and Royal Norwich courses. There is national hunt racing as Fakenham, shooting with a number of syndicated shoots and hunting with the North Norfolk Harriers and West Norfolk Foxhounds. Norwich has a mainline railway station with regular trains to London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 1 hour 50 minutes. The airport to the north of the city has frequent flights to the UK, Europe and beyond with most international destinations available via Schiphol.
The Grange is a wonderful family home, dating back to the early 18th century with later additions and alterations, enjoying a peaceful edge of village position. Grade II Listed and constructed of mellow red brick under a pantile roof, the house has been the subject of many improvements since the current owners acquired the house, most notably the superb conversion of a former outbuilding to create ancillary accommodation and a substantial entertainment room measuring 35'10'' x 17'9''.
The house has elegant rooms, with the principal rooms set off an impressive entrance hall, including the drawing room, sitting room and garden room complete with a pair of French doors out to the gardens. An impressive focal point of the house is the open plan kitchen/ breakfast room with bi-fold doors into the sitting room. All main rooms have fireplaces. There are further useful rooms such as a spacious boot room, useful utility and pantry.
The extensive bedroom accommodation is over two floors, and all are light and airy double rooms. Of particular note is the principal bedroom, with vaulted ceiling and en-suite bath/shower room, the principal guest bedroom and the charming second floor bedroom with adjoining shower room.
All bathrooms have been upgraded with stylish walk in shower and fittings.
The house enjoys distinctive period detail with fan light, sash windows and cornice work and has been well maintained with major works including an overhaul of the roof, re-plumbing and the installation of a biomass boiler and solar pv panels.
The barn To the north of the house is a substantial and impressively converted barn, completed in 2013 to a high standard. The barn comprises a kitchen/breakfast room into a fantastic double height games/ entertainments room measuring 35'10'' x 17'9'' with mezzanine level. A flight of stairs leads to a large double bedroom with en-suite shower room. The barn provides ancillary accommodation to the main house with potential to add further accommodation if required.
Outbuildings The property has an excellent range of traditional outbuildings, including garaging, store rooms, workshop, boat storage, two bay vehicle stand and an office with under floor heating. To the far end of the grounds is a further barn for storage. The buildings could be used in a variety of ways, subject to any necessary planning consents being obtained.
Gardens and grounds The Grange is approached from the west over a main gravelled drive through a brick boundary wall leading to a parking and turning area to the west of the house and continuing to a further substantial gravelled yard adjoining the main house, barn and vehicular stand. This area is also accessed from a second driveway.
The gardens are a particularly attractive feature of the property with thoughtful landscaping complimenting the house and setting. The west of the house is framed by clipped box hedging with rose beds and climbing hydrangea trained to the western elevation. Immediately to the south of the house is a newly landscaped lavender garden.
The main formal gardens are to the east of the house, opening out to the south and linked to the house via a paved terrace framed by clipped box hedging. The large expanse of lawn is bordered with well stocked herbaceous beds and mature hedging, opening out to the park like grounds beyond and leading through to an established kitchen garden with green house. The land sweeps away to the south to meadowland with two ponds and woodland and mature hedging on the boundary with fine views of rolling countryside beyond.
To the south of the outbuildings is a hard tennis court, surrounded by lawn, with a paddock beyond with orchard. Throughout the grounds are fine specimen trees including oak and poplar. The land in all extends to about 4.78 acres.
Square Footage: 7331 sq ft
Acreage: 4.78 Acres
From Norwich travelling northwest take the A1067 towards Fakenham. Continue as far as Guist and turn right at the clock tower signposted Holt on the B1110. Take the third turning on the right and follow this lane into the village. After about ½ mile there is a church on the left and the property will be found directly opposite. The postcode for the property is NR20 5BD.
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