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Church Street, Reepham, Norfolk NR10 4JW

Guide Price Of £950,000
Under Offer

A spectacular Grade II Listed former rectory offering over 5000 sq. ft. of accommodation set in almost 9 acres of park-like landscaped gardens and grounds within just a moments' walk of the well served market town of Reepham. Having been in the same family for almost 50 years, this stunning property offers a blank canvass, with the opportunity to renovate and refurbish creating a remarkable family home.
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GROUND FLOOR

- Porch
- Entrance Hall
- Study
- Drawing room
- Dining room
- Butler's pantry
- Cloakroom
- Pantry
- Family room
- Hall
- Kitchen
- Generous size Cellar
- W.C.
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FIRST FLOOR

- Master bedroom with en suite bathroom with W.C. and bidet
- 6 Further bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom with W.C.
- 1 Bathroom with adjoining W.C.
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SECOND FLOOR

- 2 Further bedrooms
- Tank room
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OUTSIDE

- Extensive range of outbuildings
- Ample off road parking and turning area
- Gardener's W.C.
- Landscaped garden
- Croquet lawn
- Water meadow (2.8 acres stms)
- Kitchen garden (0.81 acres stms)
- Woodland
- In all approx. 8.82 acres (stms).
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DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.)

- Aylsham 7.3 miles
- Holt 13.4 miles
- Norwich 13.8 miles
- North Norfolk Coast 16 miles
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SITUATION

The Old Rectory stands next to the church within just a moments' walk of the centre of the delightful and well served market town of Reepham, which lies approximately 14 miles to the north west of Norwich.

The town has a reputable Secondary school with an adjoining Sixth Form College, a highly regarded Primary school, currently with an 'outstanding' Ofsted rating and a pre-school. Holt is within easy reach and is home to the highly-regarded Gresham's Public Prep, Pre-Prep and Senior School. In addition, there are various day schools in the university city of Norwich.

Reepham is a thriving market town with a real sense of community. It offers a wide range of amenities, including a large recreation area, tennis club, a large selection of shops, including: a small supermarket, a greengrocer, bakery, butcher, hardware shop and florist. There are several cafes and the famous Dial House Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast and two public houses. Furthermore, there is an art gallery, several antique shops, a bank, a newsagent, post office, library, health care centre and pharmacy. Reepham is conveniently situated along The Marriott's Way; a public owned 26-mile disused railway trail between Norwich and Aylsham. Parts of this trail are used for walking, cycling and horse riding.

Aylsham is a short drive away and offers an excellent selection of shops and supermarkets and has two doctors' surgeries, primary and secondary schools as well as sports grounds and a steam railway station.

In addition, the nearby Georgian market town of Holt is renowned for its attractive street frontages and for its wide and eclectic range of independent shops. As well as Bakers and Larners - a privately owned department store - there are boutiques, restaurants and cafes, doctors' surgery, dentists, banks and a post office.

Both the North Norfolk coast, renowned for its sandy beaches, bird reserves, seals and sailing facilities, and the Norfolk Broads are within easy driving distance.

The Cathedral City of Norwich is approximately half an hour by car and offers access to all the major rail links and Norwich International Airport.
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DESCRIPTION

The Old Rectory is a Grade II Listed property occupying a prominent position and stands in a total of 8.82 acres (stms) facing the Church in front, yet with a large secluded garden behind. The property has been in the same family's ownership for 50 years and whilst it has been maintained during this time, it would benefit from a refurbishment and renovation project to bring the house up to a modern standard. It lends itself to being an exciting project for those looking for a challenge.

The following paragraph has been taken from the listing (1342808) on the Historic England website:

Former rectory of Reepham with Kerdiston, 1864 by Henry Goddard of Lincoln. Of polychrome brickwork with slate roof. Asymmetric facade with gabled porch to right, with angle splayed buttresses, entrance door with 2 centred arch and first floor aunol. External stack to left. Sash windows, single or paired with 2 centred arches and stone mullions. External stack to left. Plinth, polychrome string course, decorative corbelled brick eaves. Hipped roofs. Included for group value.

The National Grid Reference (NGR) is TG 10187 22856

The accommodation benefits from an abundance of original features, including shutters, coving and fireplaces; it has high ceilings and well-proportioned rooms that are bathed in natural light. The accommodation comprises entrance hall with original red and black quarry tiled floor and a grand staircase leading to the first floor. The principal reception rooms include a large study, drawing room with dual aspect to the side and rear of the property and dining room with fantastic views over the garden and grounds to the rear. Leading through to what was originally the domestic quarters, is a butler's pantry, cloakroom, storeroom, cellar and a side entrance to the garden. There is a further reception room suitable as a sitting room/day room that has an original fireplace and French doors leading out to the rear garden. Next to the kitchen/breakfast room is the scullery with a staircase leading to the first floor.

The main staircase leads up to a generous landing which is flooded with natural light due to a skylight. There are 6 bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and there are 2 further bathrooms. Stairs lead up to the second floor where there are 2 more bedrooms and a tank room.
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OUTSIDE

The property is accessed off Church Street through heavy wooden driveway gates onto a gravelled driveway leading to ample off road parking at the front of the house as well as providing vehicular access to the side of the property.

The garden and grounds are a most attractive feature of the property and comprise formal and informal gardens with large areas of lawns, interspersed with mature trees and fruit trees and enclosed by original brick walls, mature hedging and park rail fence boundaries. There is a croquet lawn, water meadow, an area of informal woodland and a large kitchen garden. In all the total grounds and gardens extend to about 8.82 acres.

There is an extensive range of traditional outbuildings, offering excellent potential for further future development. The outbuildings comprise several stables, harness room, piggery, woodshed and coal shed. In addition, there are various other outbuildings currently used for storage.
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RIGHT OF WAY

The property has the benefit of a right of way over the neighbouring property giving easy access to the garden/outbuildings to the Norwich Road.
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DIRECTIONS

From Norwich, take the A1067/Drayton Road. Continue to follow the A1067 for approximately 13 miles. Turn right onto the B1145/Norwich Road and continue towards Reepham for approximately 3.8 miles. Turn right onto Park Lane, left onto Sun Barn Road and left onto School Road. Turn right onto Back Street which then becomes Church Street. Continue past the church and the gated entrance to the property will be found directly ahead.
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THE HOUSE AND GROUNDS ARE BEING OFFERED IN 3 LOTS:

Lot 1 - GP £950,000 = The house, outbuildings and associated gardens of approximately 5.18 acres.

Lot 2 - GP £75,000 = The kitchen garden plot. This area of land has the benefit of a right of way over the neighbouring properties land and, subject to planning and access could be developed into a separate dwelling, or stables and pony paddocks. This area is approximately 0.81 acres but has not been precisely marked out yet.

Lot 3 - GP £25,000 = The water meadow. This area of land is at the east end of the property and is marked by the Anglian water pipe that runs across the land and runs down to the Reepham Fishery at the end. This area is approximately 2.84 acres. This area of land has the benefit of a right of way over the neighbouring properties land.
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LOCAL AUTHORITY

Broadland District Council, Band: G, Annual Cost: £2,700.98 (2017/18).
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HISTORIC ENGLAND

List entry Number: 1342808
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SERVICES

Oil fired, mains electricity, water and drainage.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE

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.

Estate agents Norwich

01603 612333

norwich@jackson-stops.co.uk

2 Redwell Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SN


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