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Rectory Lane, Bunwell, Norfolk, NR16

Guide price £700,000

10 Beds 6 Receptions

REF: NOR180212

3D TOUR AVAILABLE! Bunwell Manor (formerly The Rectory) is a fabulous 10-bedroom Grade II listed period property that has been extended over the years. It stands well back from the road and is surrounded by its own gardens and grounds of over 2 acres and has the benefit of a detached Coach House and a detached 2-bedroom cottage.


3D TOUR AVAILABLE! Bunwell Manor (formerly The Rectory) is a fabulous 10-bedroom Grade II listed period property that has been extended over the years. It stands well back from the road and is surrounded by its own gardens and grounds of over 2 acres and has the benefit of a detached Coach House and a detached 2-bedroom cottage. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance porch - Main hall/Reception room - 3 cloakrooms - Dining room - Drawing room - Morning room - Music room - Sitting room - Study - Gym - Inner hallway/ Rear staircase - Breakfast room - Kitchen with large walk-in pantry - Workshop & cloakroom __________ FIRST FLOOR - 7 bedrooms, all with en suite - 1 further bedroom - Family bathroom - Sitting room __________ SECOND FLOOR - 2 bedrooms - Bathroom __________ COTTAGE - Entrance hall - Kitchen - Dining room - Sitting room - 1st floor landing with extensive storage - 2 1st floor bedrooms - 1st floor bathroom __________ OUTSIDE - Driveway - Ample off-road parking - Large gardens & grounds in all approx. 2.23 acres - Coach House with stable, tack room & large garage __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (APPROX.) - Attleborough 5.5 miles - Wymondham 6.5 miles - Diss 10 miles - Norwich 13.6 miles __________ SITUATION The village is well served with its own shop and post office, butchers, village hall and a primary school. Every Tuesday evening traditional fish and chips can be bought from the village hall car park. The larger town of Attleborough is 5.5 miles distance and is situated off the A11 offering a good range of shops, supermarkets, schooling including a senior school. The market towns of Wymondham and Attleborough both provide excellent facilities with a Waitrose supermarket at Wymondham and the highly regarded Wymondham College. Train travel to London is available from either Wymondham or Diss with intercity trains to either Liverpool Street or King's Cross via Cambridge. The cathedral city of Norwich is about 14 miles to the north and is renowned for its shopping and cultural facilities, range of schools and as a vibrant business centre. The Brecks, Thetford Forest, the Norfolk Broads and the coast are all within easy driving distance and there are a number of golf courses and other leisure facilities nearby. __________ DESCRIPTION Bunwell Manor originally dates back to the late C16 and is listed Grade II. The property was formerly The Rectory and a hotel and is now in need of extensive restoration and renovation. It lends itself to be an exciting project for those looking for a challenge, and with its secluded setting, whilst being on the edge of this South Norfolk village and having extensive gardens and grounds of over 2 acres, offers scope for extension and improvement. There is a derelict former Coach House within the grounds offering a stabling, tack room and considerable garaging. Also, within the grounds is a spacious 2-bedroom cottage. __________ HISTORIC ENGLAND The following paragraph is taken directly from the Historic England listing entry: Listing NGR: TM 12100 93848 List entry number: 1049613 Late C16 house, formerly The Rectory, altered in late C19. Timber-frame and brick, roughcast. Steep pantile roofs with gabled ends. Two storeys and attic. At front (south) a 2-storeyed plus attic porch and projecting 2 storeyed plus attic gabled bay to right. To left gable end of cross wing. C19 and modern casements. Long plastered timber-frame wing at rear (north-east) containing moulded arch fireplace on first floor. Another wing at rear (north-west) with late C19 additions. __________ GROUND FLOOR The accommodation comprises an entrance porch leading through to the main reception room, with fireplace, two cloakrooms leading off, an aspect out to the front of the property and staircase leading up to the first-floor accommodation. Off to the right of the reception hall is the morning room, which features a fireplace and an aspect to the front of the property. Exposed open beams divide the morning room and the music room. The music room is reached via a few steps up from the morning room and features a fireplace and view to the front of the property. Also leading off from the morning room is a study, with access through to the breakfast room. Returning to the main reception room, an inner hallway extends the length of the property. To the left of the inner hallway there is a spacious drawing room and dining room. These rooms have a light and airy feel with good ceiling heights and original shutters. The dining room features a large bar area. Off to the right of the inner hallway there is a passageway leading to a gym and a second staircase leading up to the first floor. Beyond this is the large breakfast room and adjoining kitchen. The kitchen features exposed beams, a range of built-in cabinets, worktops and sink, a range cooker with extractor and a very large walk-in pantry. A door opens out to the rear garden. At the far end of the inner hallway there is a further WC and door opening out to the rear garden. __________ FIRST FLOOR On the first floor there are eight bedrooms. Seven bedrooms have either an en suite or the facility to install one. Bedroom 1 has a room designated for an en suite bathroom and has an adjoining sitting room with a fireplace. There is a recently installed bathroom on this floor, comprising bath, wash hand basin, bidet, WC and heated towel rail. __________ SECOND FLOOR There are 2 bedrooms on the second floor, each enjoying wonderful field views and featuring wood flooring, exposed timber beams and eaves storage. The family bathroom is located between the two bedrooms and comprises a newly installed roll-top bath and wash hand basin. __________ COTTAGE The cottage is of brick construction under a pantile roof and comprises entrance hall, kitchen, dining room and sitting room on the ground floor and 2-bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The kitchen features a range of built-in cabinets with integrated double oven and ample space for freestanding appliances. The kitchen leads through to the dining room, which enjoys a dual aspect and has French doors opening out to a small garden. The spacious sitting room benefits from a dual aspect and features wood flooring and inglenook fireplace. The staircase to the first floor leads up from the entrance hall. Bedroom 1 benefits from dual aspect views, built-in cupboards and generous eaves storage. Bedroom 2 has an aspect out to the rear. There is significant walk-in storage leading off from the landing. The large bathroom features bath, shower, wash hand basin and WC. __________ OUTSIDE Bunwell Manor enjoys a secluded setting on the edge of the village and is approached over a long driveway which leads through the grounds which screen the house from its neighbours and the road. To the side of the house is the former coach house. This building has been neglected and is in need of restoration but could in its present condition, provide garaging and stabling. At the time of the visit the gardens and grounds were overgrown and in need of landscaping. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk Council, Band: F __________ SERVICES Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage. __________ DIRECTIONS Take the Newmarket Rd/A11 out of Norwich, continue for approximately 9 miles. Take the exit sign posted to Wymondham/Morley/Besthorpe/Spooner Row/B1172. Turn left onto Station Road and proceed for approximately 0.6 miles. Turn right onto Bunwell Road and continue straight for approximately 3.6 miles (Besthorpe Road, Mile Road and Bunwell Street). Turn left onto Rectory Lane and then turn right down a private lane and park in front of the property, where there is ample parking for several vehicles. __________ 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.