Guide price £669,000
The Carriage House is an outstanding and unique 19th Century Grade II listed conversion of a traditional barn, in the centre of the much sought-after village of Burgh-next-Aylsham. The property offers light and spacious accommodation in excess of 3500 sq. ft. with a lovely courtyard garden and landscaped rear garden on the edge of a rural conservation village. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - Sitting room - Games room - Cloakroom - Kitchen/breakfast room - Utility room - Dining room - 3 bedrooms (2 with en suite) - Bathroom __________ FIRST FLOOR - Master bedroom with en suite __________ OUTSIDE - Spacious office - 2-bay cart shed - Large courtyard garden with mature beds - Large mature rear garden - Fruit bed - Paved terrace - Gardens & grounds in all approx. 0.3 acres (stms) __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Aylsham 2.2 miles - Cromer 12 miles - Norwich 12 miles - Holt 14 miles __________ SITUATION The Carriage House is situated in the centre of Burgh-next-Aylsham, which is a delightful rural conservation village lying 2 miles from the centre of the market town of Aylsham. Within the village is a beautiful part-thatched church and The Reading Room, which offers a licenced bar to residents and many social events throughout the year. There are many delightful walking and cycling routes along the River Bure and the Bure Valley Railway and the market town of Aylsham is just a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute drive away. Aylsham offers an excellent selection of shops and supermarkets and has two doctors' surgeries, two vets, dentists, opticians, banks, library, primary and secondary schools as well two sports grounds and a steam railway station. There is a reputable state high school and private schools nearby, notably Greshams at Holt and Beeston Hall in Sheringham. The town of Holt was first mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) when it was credited with five water mills, a market and its own Port of Cley, which was attached to the Holt Manor. In 1708 the great fire of Holt destroyed much of the town centre, which accounts for the Georgian architecture found in the town today. The centre of the town comprises mainly individual shops and businesses where a friendly and personal service still remains. The Cathedral City of Norwich 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 Riverside leisure development complete with cinema and numerous restaurants and pubs. The city has an excellent range of state and private schools and is well known for its excellent shopping with a combination of independent retailers along with a number of premium department stores. Norwich has a mainline railway station with a service to London Liverpool Street and the expanding Norwich International Airport is just to the north of the city. 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. __________ DESCRIPTION The Carriage House is a Grade II listed (List entry Number: 1050929) barn conversion that is believed to date from circa 1856. The property is one of 4 period barn conversions that was sympathetically converted to an exacting standard in 2001. The rooms are well-proportioned with good ceiling heights and a profusion of natural light throughout. The property is mainly of brick construction under a slate roof with south facing courtyard garden and west facing well-stocked lawned garden to the rear. __________ GROUND FLOOR The front of the property is approached via the beautiful courtyard garden, which offers complete privacy from the 3 neighbouring properties. A spacious atrium-style entrance hall, featuring exposed beams and pamment flooring provides access to the principal reception rooms. The expanse of glazed doors and windows in the sitting room creates a wonderfully light and airy space. The polished hardwood flooring is a particularly striking feature in this room, with the main focal point being the beautiful central inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove. This is a large room with an aspect out to the front courtyard garden and the west facing rear garden, with a door opening out to the rear terrace. The games room is accessed off from the sitting room and features polished hardwood flooring and an aspect out to the courtyard garden. Returning to the entrance hall, there is a cloakroom and steps lead up to the large farmhouse style kitchen with a range of fitted units with granite worktops, butler sink, 2-oven Aga, pamment flooring, space for a freestanding dishwasher and ample space for additional freestanding appliances. The kitchen is incredibly spacious, offering sufficient space for a large table and chairs. Leading off from the kitchen/breakfast room is the L-shaped utility which features a range of fitted units with worktops and sink, ample space for freestanding appliances and an aspect through to the atrium-styled entrance hall and the courtyard garden beyond. Leaving the kitchen/breakfast room, the boiler room will be found immediately to the left and straight ahead is the sunken dining room with fabulous south facing views over the attractive courtyard garden. The dining room features polished hardwood flooring, 2 porthole windows and a door opening out to the courtyard. Continuing down the east wing corridor there is a bedroom off to the right with polished hardwood flooring and an aspect out to the courtyard. Returning to the corridor, a few steps lead up to a spacious bathroom, which features polished hardwood flooring and porthole window and comprises bath, walk-in shower, wash hand basin, W.C. A few short steps lead up to bedroom 3, which features exposed beams, 2 Conservation Rooflight windows and a glazed window vent. There is an en suite shower room with walk-in shower, wash hand basin and W.C. Returning to the corridor, a door opens out to the courtyard. There are steps leading down to the bedroom 2 and a staircase leading up to the master bedroom on the first floor. Bedroom 2 benefits from views over the courtyard and features a polished hardwood flooring. There is an adjoining en suite, comprising walk-in shower, wash hand basin and W.C. __________ FIRST FLOOR The master bedroom is a lovely room with exposed beams, polished hardwood flooring, views of the courtyard garden and en suite comprising bath, walk-in shower, wash hand basin and W.C. __________ OUTSIDE The Carriage House is approached along a shared gravel driveway which has a large turning area and space for parking. Double gates and a pedestrian gate provides access to the property's fully enclosed courtyard garden and 2 bay cart-shed. The courtyard garden is a beautiful feature of this property, containing small areas of lawn with raised well-stocked beds, mature shrubs, flowering plants and climbing vines, divided up by attractive block and slab-paved terrace and pathways. The courtyard benefits from a south facing aspect and it is immediately noticeable that it offers seclusion and peace. The large landscaped rear garden lays to the west of the property and can be accessed via a pedestrian gate off the driveway or internally from the sitting room and the kitchen/breakfast room. The rear garden is largely laid to lawn with specimen trees and shrubs, a raised fruit bed and a raised paved terrace. In addition to the main living accommodation, there is a separate home office with business based broadband connection and two office phone lines. This is a spacious room with ample space for 5 desks and has a meeting area. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Broadland Council, Band: F, Annual cost: £2,448.56 (2018/19) __________ SERVICES Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity and water, private drainage. __________ DIRECTIONS Leave Norwich on the A140 Cromer Road and continue on this road towards Aylsham for approximately 9.5 miles. Before reaching Aylsham town centre, take the 3rd exit off the roundabout to stay on the A140. After approximately 1 mile take the 3rd exit off the roundabout onto The Street. Continue on The Street for approximately 0.6 miles and the property will be situated on the right. On entering the drive, bare round to the left and The Carriage House will be found immediately on the left. There is a gravelled parking area at the front of the gates. __________ AGENTS NOTE Acting joint sole agent with William H Brown, Aylsham __________ 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.
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