Guide price £485,000
A charming Grade II listed detached 5-bedroom timber framed farmhouse with accommodation set over 2 floors and an opportunity to develop the unconverted loft space (subject to necessary planning and any consents/covenants). The property enjoys a rural setting and sits in gardens and grounds of approximately 0.6 acres (stms), just 1.5 miles from the large south Norfolk village of Long Stratton which offers an excellent range of amenities. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Porch - Entrance hall - Living room - Dining room - Kitchen/breakfast room - Office/den - Utility - Shower room - Former kitchen & dairy __________ FIRST FLOOR - Master bedroom - 3 further double bedrooms - Single bedroom - Bathroom - WC __________ SECOND FLOOR - 1038 sq. ft. unconverted loft space __________ OTHER - Cellar - Storage __________ OUTSIDE - South facing mature front garden - West facing courtyard garden - Mature rear garden with orchard - Summer house - 2 greenhouse's - Garage - Garden's & grounds in all approx. 0.6 acres (stms) __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Long Stratton 1.5 miles - Diss (mainline train station) 11.9 miles - Norwich (mainline train station) 13.2 miles __________ SITUATION The property is situated on the edge of Wood Green Common, just 1 mile from the centre of Long Stratton, which has a good range of shops, eateries, health care services, Leisure Centre and schools. The Cathedral City of Norwich is just 13 miles to the north and has a vibrant business community and as the regional centre has an extensive range of cultural and leisure facilities, including the Norwich City football club, The Theatre Royal, the riverside leisure development, complete with cinema and numerous restaurants and pubs. The City is well known for its excellent shopping with a combination of independent retailers along with a number of premium department stores. The University of East Anglia is situated to the south-west of the city, there is a teaching hospital and several business parks. Norwich has an excellent range of schools in both the state and private sector. The expanding Norwich International Airport is just to the north of the city whilst the coast and the Norfolk Broads are both within easy driving distance. The city has a mainline railway station with a service to London which goes via the town of Diss which 12 miles to the south of Wood Green is offering a journey time from Diss of approximately one and a half hours to London Liverpool Street. __________ DESCRIPTION Wood Green Farm North is a charming period property that has been in the same family's ownership since 1917. The original property is believed to date back to the 1700's and is of timber frame construction, with later additions. The property is Grade II Listed and features many original period features, including inglenook fireplace, timber flooring, original pamment tiled flooring, internal timber doors and exposed beams. The neighbouring farm is no longer a working farm and the farm buildings are no longer in use. The surrounding land is for arable farming. __________ HISTORIC ENGLAND The following paragraph is taken directly from the Historic England listing entry: Listing NGR: TM 20588 91532 List entry number: 1153962 C17-early C18 farmhouse. Plastered. Steeply pitched pantile roof with gable ends. L-shaped on plan. Two storeys and attic. Various wood mullion casements. Modern lean-to on north side. Modern brick-faced gable end. Lean-to in angle. Fielded panel door. Brick chimney stacks. __________ GROUND FLOOR The property is entered through a fully enclosed dual aspect porch into a hallway with views over the front garden. Off to the right of the hallway is the dual aspect living room with parquet flooring and a limestone fireplace. Sitting adjacent to the living room is the dining room, which incorporates a brick fireplace with pamment tiled hearth and wood surround, wood flooring, exposed original central beam and original built-in cabinet. Leading off from the dining room is the former kitchen, with adjoining storage room and the former dairy adjoining to that. This could potentially provide an excellent development opportunity (subject to planning and any consents/covenants etc). Off to the left of the entrance hall is an office/den, with an aspect to the front of the property and door opening down into the cellar. The kitchen/breakfast room is spacious and enjoys a west facing aspect. The kitchen comprises wooden units, with worktops, sink, tiled splashbacks, integrated double oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher and water softener, and additional space for 2 built-in or freestanding appliances. There is a remarkable inglenook fireplace with original bread oven. The kitchen features exposed original beams and tiled flooring and offers ample space for a dining table and chairs. Leading directly off from the kitchen is the utility, which comprises built-in cupboards and worktops and space for a freestanding appliance. A door opens out to the west facing courtyard garden. Off from the utility, there is a shower room with walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin. A few steps up from the utility room, there is a considerable walk-in storage area. __________ FIRST FLOOR A Norfolk winder staircase with under cupboard storage leads to the accommodation on the first floor. The first-floor landing features exposed original timber beams and there is an airing cupboard. The master bedroom enjoys a south facing aspect over the front garden. The room features original exposed beams and there is a walk-in wardrobe. Bedroom's 2 and 4 enjoy lovely views over neighbouring Wood Green Common. Bedroom 3 looks out across the rear garden and benefits from far reaching countryside views. Bedroom 3 features a rectangular fanlight over the door, which provides additional natural light. There are exposed original beams and a built-in wardrobe. There are a few steps down into bedroom 5. This room features exposed original beams and has a south facing aspect over the front garden. The family bathroom is fully tiled and comprises bath, walk-in shower and wash hand basin vanity unit. The adjoining WC also provides a wash hand basin. __________ SECOND FLOOR A staircase leads up to extensive unconverted loft space (3/4 rooms) that has the benefit of full ceiling heights and timber floorboards. Subject to any necessary planning and any consents/covenants etc, this could potentially provide an excellent development opportunity. __________ OUTSIDE The property stands in a rural location and enjoys lovely countryside views. The property is approached over a gravelled driveway, leading to a detached garage and ample off-road parking. The south facing front garden is laid to lawn and fenced to the south elevation, and features matures specimen trees and shrubs. To the right of the garage there is a pedestrian gate opening through to the west facing garden to the side of the property. The west facing garden offers a timber framed summer house with adjoining terrace and a beautiful Magnolia is an attractive centre piece. The rear garden is laid to lawn with an orchard. Also included in the sale are two greenhouses. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk Council, Band: G __________ SERVICES Mains electricity and water, private drainage __________ DIRECTIONS From Norwich take the A140 Ipswich Road. Proceeding for approximately 10.8 miles, drive through the centre of Long Stratton. Pass the village hall on the right and then take the first turning on the left into Hall Lane. Continue along Hall Lane for approximately 0.6 miles and then turn right onto Parkers Lane. Drive for a further 0.3 miles and 3 wind turbines will be situated on the right-hand side. Continue past the right-hand turn and the property will be situated immediately on the right. __________ 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. Note to potential purchasers who intend to view the property; we would politely ask you discuss with our staff the reason for the property coming onto the market and if there is any point of particular importance to you, before you make arrangements to visit or plan a viewing appointment. 8. Viewings are strictly by prior appointment.
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