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High Common, Cranworth, Thetford, IP25

Price on application

Under offer

5 Beds 2 Baths 6 Receptions

REF: NOR180223

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A superb equestrian property comprised of a detached 5-bedroom period farmhouse, a separate 2-bedroom self-contained annex and further outbuildings/office space. Set within approximately 64 acres (stms) of land currently set out as roughly half equestrian use (paddocks), 30 acres of arable land and a large area of hard standing/agricultural and equestrian buildings, located within a peaceful rural enclave. We have been told by our client that the property has permission for use as a livery and for general equestrian use, but not for show-jumping/competition etc. We suggest all interested parties take advice before arranging a viewing.

THE PROPERTY

BEST AND FINAL BIDS 12noon Friday 8th Feb. 2019 - OFFERS INVITED! Sold by Fixed Charge Reciever. A superb equestrian property comprised of a detached 5-bedroom period farmhouse, a separate 2-bedroom self-contained annex and further outbuildings/office space. Set within approximately 64 acres (stms) of land currently set out as roughly half equestrian use (paddocks), 30 acres of arable land and a large area of hard standing/agricultural and equestrian buildings, located within a peaceful rural enclave. We have been told by our client that the property has permission for use as a livery and for general equestrian use, but not for show-jumping/competition etc. We suggest all interested parties take advice before arranging a viewing. __________ LAND - Equestrian facilities with modern timber stable block & traditional stabling - Horse washing station - Paddocks - Floodlit mange (not tested) (planning permission has NOT been granted for this and would need to be sought by the purchaser) - Mechanical hot walker (note tested) (planning permission has NOT been granted for this and would need to be sought by the purchaser) - Arable land - Stable yard and hardstanding - Large agricultural building - Outbuildings - Ancillary accommodation & office __________ RESIDENTIAL DWELLING (almost 3000 Sq. Ft.) - Entrance hall - Kitchen - Sitting room - Lounge - Drawing room - Cloakroom - 5-bedrooms - Family bathroom __________ ANNEX (The Old Dairy) - Open plan kitchen/dining/living room - 2 double bedrooms - Bathroom __________ OUTSIDE - Mature garden - Terrace - BBQ log cabin - Pond __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Hingham 3.5 miles - Shipdham 3.8 miles - Dereham 7 miles - Watton 7.8 miles - Wymondham 10 miles - Norwich 18.3 miles __________ SITUATION High House Farm stands on the edge of the small mid-Norfolk village of Cranworth. There are several local shops to be had nearby at Hingham and Shipdham. The market towns of Dereham, Watton and Wymondham offer a full range of retailing, schools and other facilities whilst the city of Norwich is circa 18 miles to the East. There are main line train stations at both Norwich and Downham Market with regular intercity trains to London. Both the Thetford Forest and the North Norfolk Coast renowned for its sandy beaches, RSPB nature reserves and sailing facilities are within reasonable driving distance. There are a number of popular golf courses in the area including Reymerston, Dereham, Watton, Swaffham and Barnham Broom with two 18-hole courses and a country club. __________ LAND The land extends to approximately 64 acres (stms) and comprises 24 acres (stms) of equestrian land, 30 acres (stms) of arable land, with the remaining 10 acres being equestrian facilities, farm buildings and the residential dwelling with 2-bedroom self-contained annex. The property has a huge amount of potential for equestrian use, with modern stabling, outbuildings and structures already in place. The property is particularly well-placed, enjoying excellent outriding with quiet country lanes and bridle paths locally and the far-reaching open countryside views are fabulous. The property is approached down a long driveway with 8.52 acres (stms) of demarcated and electric fenced paddocks to the right. To the left of the entrance drive there are ample areas of hardstanding for parking vehicles and horse boxes and the residential dwelling, stables, mechanical hot walker and outbuildings are also located in this area. Attached to the 2-bedroom annex, there is a traditional stable block with adjoining farm office and across a hardstanding yard there is a modern 4-box timber stable block with a cleaning station. To the south of the property there is a floodlit mange-lights were not tested (planning permission has NOT been granted for this and would need to be sought by the purchaser) and a further electric wired fenced paddock of 12.58 acres (stms), which is currently down to pasture. Also, to the south of the property is a field of 30.27 acres (stms) which is under arable cropping. A woodland strip forms the southern boundary of the land and extends to 3.59 acres (stms). A building survey has not been conducted by us to determine the construction of the numerous outbuildings on the site, but it is possible that they incorporate asbestos and we would recommend any potential buyer carries out the necessary assessments. There is a large metal framed structure (hay store) on site that is not included in the sale price but may be available for sale under a separate negotiation. __________ RESIDENTIAL DWELLING (almost 3000 Sq. Ft.) The detached farmhouse is believed to date from the 16th Century and is of timber framed construction and clay lump with cement rendered and part tiled hung elevations under a pantile roof. The accommodation comprises an entrance porch, leading through to an entrance hall with original Norfolk pantiles. The study sits at the front of the property and benefits from dual aspect views and features original wood flooring and exposed beams. The dining room features exposed wall and ceiling beams, pamment flooring and inglenook fireplace with feature fireplace. The sitting room features exposed beams, inglenook with wood burner and wood flooring, and benefits from dual aspect views to the rear of the property. The bathroom on the ground floor comprises bath, wash hand basin and W.C. The kitchen features an oil-fired Aga sat in a long inglenook, exposed beams, pantile flooring, fitted units and space for freestanding appliances. The breakfast room is a light and sunny room enjoying a dual aspect with French doors opening out to the rear terrace. A utility room sits off from the kitchen and comprises a sink unit. The first-floor accommodation comprises 2 double bedrooms, 3 single bedrooms and a bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, wash hand basin and W.C. __________ ANNEX (The Old Dairy) The 2-bedroom single storey annex comprises a fitted kitchen with space for freestanding appliances and kitchen table. The adjoining sitting room benefits from wood flooring, exposed beams and a wood burning stove. A door opens through to an inner hall with access to the shower room and access out to the rear terrace. There are 2 double bedrooms, both of which feature exposed beams. __________ OUTSIDE Sitting to the west of the farmhouse there is a secret mature garden area with pockets of landscaping, an area of orchard and a large pond with elevated decking and a BBQ log cabin. The views across open countryside and farmland are spectacular from here. __________ LAND REGISTRY TITLE The property being sold is currently registered under 2x titles - NK186858 & NK278435 but we are offering both as one lot. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Breckland Council, Band: F (House), Annual cost: £2,417.49 (2018/19). __________ SERVICES Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity and water, private drainage. __________ AGENTS NOTE 1) We understand a public footpath crosses the property. We have not been made aware of any easements or covenants on the property but advise you take the appropriate legal advice before proceeding with an inspection or purchase of the property. 2) Jackson-Stops are instructed to sell the property on behalf of Jones Lang LaSalle Limited (JLL) who are a Fixed Charge Receiver. 3) We have been informed by Breckland Council that the menage and horse walker do not have planning permission, and retrospective planning permission will need to be sought. 4) We have been informed by Breckland Council that whilst the property has planning for Livery/Equestrian use, it is not allowed to be used for show-jumping/competition etc. __________ DIRECTIONS From Norwich take the B1108 Earlham/Watton Road. Follow this road through Barford, Kimberly and Hingham. At Scoulton turn right onto Woodrising Road and after 1.9 miles, turn right to stay on Woodrising Road. After approximately 0.8 miles turn right onto Church Lane. Drive for approximately 0.7 miles and turn left and then continue to the property which will be located off to the left, down a long driveway. __________ 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. 8. Details revised 18th January 2019