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Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3

Guide price £795,000

4 Beds 3 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: NOR180170

CONTACT Norwich OFFICE

CALL US 01603 612 333 EMAIL US AT Norwich
FIND US: 2 Redwell Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SN

A rare opportunity to acquire a 4-bedroom grade II* listed 16th century freehold property within the heart of the Conservation Area of Elm Hill. The house offers excellent living accommodation in excess of 3400 Sq. Ft. arranged over 4 floors. It has not been on the market for over 25 years but during ownership, the vendor had lovingly restored the house, faithfully respecting its history and enhancing the period features to create a most superb city residence with exceptional character. The home would again now benefit from some sensitive updating. A lovely private stone paved courtyard garden is located to the rear with the river just a moments’ walk away.

THE PROPERTY

VIDEO AVAILABLE! A rare opportunity to acquire a 4-bedroom grade II* listed 16th century freehold property within the heart of the Conservation Area of Elm Hill. The house offers excellent living accommodation in excess of 3400 Sq. Ft. arranged over 4 floors. It has not been on the market for over 25 years but during ownership, the vendor had lovingly restored the house, faithfully respecting its history and enhancing the period features to create a most superb city residence with exceptional character. The home would again now benefit from some sensitive updating. A lovely private stone paved courtyard garden is located to the rear with the river just a moments' walk away. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - Morning room - Hall/office space - Cloakroom - Dining room - Kitchen - Garden room/library - Under-croft cellar __________ FIRST FLOOR - Double dual aspect bedroom with dressing area & en suite facilities __________ SECOND FLOOR - Dual aspect drawing room (31ft long) - Bedroom - Study/library __________ THIRD FLOOR - 2 further bedrooms - Large family bathroom __________ OUTSIDE - Fully enclosed & secluded courtyard garden - Storage for garden equipment __________ WALKING DISTANCES (approx.) - Norwich Railway Station 0.6 miles - Norwich Bus Station 0.6 miles - Norwich Market Place 0.4 miles __________ SITUATION The property is situated on Elm Hill. Cobbled Elm Hill lies in the heart of Norwich's medieval quarter and is well-known not only for its beauty, but as one of the most complete medieval streets in England. It is within a short walk of Norwich Cathedral, the immaculately-preserved Cathedral Close and Norwich Castle, which was begun on the orders of William the Conqueror, and now houses a fine museum. Elm Hill was once a popular residential street for wealthy Norwich merchants but today it is a fascinatingly eclectic mix of private dwellings, antique shops, galleries, restaurants, tea rooms and a convenient cafe. There are a variety of historical period buildings in the street, including The Britons Arms, which dates back to 1347 and is now a popular restaurant, The Strangers Club, which originally dates back to 1303, and a 14th/15th Century church, which is no longer in operation, but is currently being restored. Elm Hill runs parallel to the River Wensum, which meanders through the city and offers boat and canoe rental and there are various pubs situated along the river itself. There's a riverside path which winds its way around the centre of Norwich or, in another direction, out towards the twenty-six miles of paths that make up Marriott's Way, a route loved by runners and cyclists alike. Elm Hill offers excellent access (much of it just a brief walk away) to shopping, restaurants, and many of the city's principal cultural venues, including a multiscreen arts cinema housed in a period building nearby and the city's main theatre. Norwich has a vibrant business community and, as the regional centre, has an extensive range of cultural and leisure facilities, including museums, the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, theatres, cinemas, Norwich City Football Club and numerous chains and independent restaurants and pubs, including one, not far from Elm Hill, that dates back to the thirteenth century. In May each year, the city hosts the Norfolk and Norwich arts Festival, featuring music, theatre, dance and other visual arts. The University of East Anglia is located in the city's outskirts and Norwich has an excellent range of state and private schools. The city benefits from excellent and varied shopping. The mainline railway station is either an easy walk or a short drive from Elm Hill. There are regular direct trains to London (quoted by Greater Anglia at 1hr 50 mins to Liverpool Street Station) and a direct connection to Cambridge among other destinations. Norwich also has an expanding international Airport, which is just 4 miles north of the City. Norwich offers excellent educational facilities, with a good mix of both public and state schooling available. 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. __________ HISTORIC ENGLAND The following paragraph is taken directly from the Historic England listing entry: Listing NGR: TG2323108924 List entry number: 1051270 C16 with mid C18 remodelling. Ground floor of flint with stone and brick dressings; first floor rendered. Pantile roof with one ridge and 2 gable-end chimneys (part rendered and repaired). 2 storeys, attic and cellar; first floor jetty. 9 first-floor windows. Ground floor is in 2 parts flanking a carriage arch, with stone quoins and simple beaded wooden surround, leading to Roaches Court. No 36 has door to left with 6 flush panels beneath a fanlight with radial scalloped glazing bars. Panelled reveals and rusticated pilasters. 2 windows to right have glazing bar sashes. Traces of another blocked window with stone dressings. First floor of No. 36 has sash windows with glazing bars (one with horns). Fascia cornice; stone kneeler to right gable. 4 flat-roofed dormers with glazing bar sashes. One skylight. Mid C18. __________ DESCRIPTION The property is Listed Grade II* as being ''a property of outstanding architectural and historical merit.' The property offers well-proportioned rooms and many fine original features, including window shutters, exposed beams, cornicing, fireplaces and deep alcoves. The property is a mid-terrace town house with a lovely quiet and secluded courtyard garden to the rear and the River Wensum flows close by. _________ GROUND FLOOR The front door has a fanlight above with radial scalloped glazing bars, opening into an entrance hall with inner double doors that are inlaid with strained glass and provide privacy. The entrance hall is carpeted and features built-in bookcases, half wall panelling and shuttered sash window with internal stained-glass panels. At the end of the entrance hall a half flight of stairs leads down to a pamment floor which has been set up to create an office space and features window with internal stained-glass panels. The morning room sits off to the right of the hallway. This is an impressive well-proportioned room with wood flooring, original shutters, cornicing and dado rail. There is an open fireplace with pamment hearth, marble surround and wooden mantle. Returning to the hallway, there is a cloakroom featuring window with stained-glass panels. The room has half tiled walls and comprises wash hand basin and W.C. Leading down from the hallway is an under-croft cellar, presently used as a workshop and for storage. The cellar is extensively beamed with open fireplace, pamment flooring, built in shelving, coal chute and deep alcoves. The dining room features half panelled walls, original exposed beams, pamment flooring and open fireplace with pamment hearth and wood surround. This room enjoys an outlook over the rear courtyard garden and French doors open out onto the rear terrace. The dining room leads through to the kitchen, which comprises solid wood units and worktops with space for an integrated dishwasher and freezer. There is an integrated refrigerator and a gas-fired range that also provides some of the heating and hot water. The kitchen features exposed original beams, pamment flooring and an aspect out to the rear courtyard garden. The garden room/library is situated at the rear of the property and benefits from underfloor heating and lovely triple-aspect views of the courtyard garden, with 3 sets of French doors opening out onto the terrace. The room features original exposed beams, pamment flooring, bespoke built-in bookcases and fireplace with wood surround and mantle and wood burning stove. __________ FIRST FLOOR Returning to the hallway, a staircase leads up to the first-floor landing, with bedroom suite leading off. The bedroom enjoys dual aspect views over the courtyard garden and features leaded windows, dado rail, ceiling roses and 2 built-in cupboards. There is an adjoining dressing area with 2 built-in wardrobes and beyond this is a en suite bathroom comprising bath, wash hand basin, bidet and W.C. __________ SECOND FLOOR A further staircase leads up to a second landing with the drawing room leading off. This is a fabulous light and airy room that benefits from a dual aspect, including three large windows that look out directly onto Elm Hill. This room incorporates a number of character features including ceiling roses, cornicing, dado rail, built-in china cupboard, fitted bookcases, 2 deep built-in cupboards and open fireplace with marble surround and wood mantle. There is a second bedroom on this floor, featuring dual aspect views, exposed wall beams and built-in bookcases. __________ THIRD FLOOR A half staircase leads up to a bedroom with an outlook to the front of the property and featuring exposed wall and ceiling beams and built-in bookcases. There is also a bathroom on this floor which comprises bath, wash hand basin and W.C. The room features half tiled walls, exposed beams, skylight window and access to the loft space. The fourth bedroom features exposed beams, has a built-in cupboard and an oblique river view. A door opens into the loft space and this could present an opportunity to create an en suite if desired. __________ OUTSIDE 36 Elm Hill has a fully enclosed walled garden situated to the rear of the house. This is an unusual feature with houses in this location, most of which have no gardens, and so this adds greatly to its desirability. The garden forms a most attractive and secluded feature to the property, incorporating mature specimen trees and shrubs. In the courtyard there is storage for some garden equipment. A secured side gate offers access to the neighbouring walkway direct from the rear garden. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Norwich City Council, Band: F, Annual cost: £2,612.03 (2018/19) __________ SERVICES Gas central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage. There is an intruder alarm system and broadband is available. __________ DIRECTIONS From the Erpingham Gate (by the Maid's Head) go on foot down Wensum Street (to the left of the Maid's Head) and after about 100 yards, turn left up Elm Hill. 36 Elm Hill will be found on the right-hand side, immediately after Truman's Gentleman's Groomers. __________ 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. __________ DATE These details were created in August 2018