Guide price £850,000
The Old Steading is a superb 5/6-bedroom period barn conversion with accommodation arranged over 2 floors and offering the opportunity to convert the west wing of the property into a self-contained annexe (subject to necessary planning and any consents/covenants). The property enjoys a rural setting and sits in beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds, with a woodland, extending in all to approximately 2.45 acres (stms). __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - Sitting room - Family room - Snug/bedroom - Kitchen/dining room - Conservatory - Utility room - WC - 2 bedrooms - Shower room - Store room - Integral garage __________ FIRST FLOOR - Master bedroom with en suite shower room - 2 further double bedrooms - Office - Study - Family bathroom __________ OUTSIDE - Landscaped garden - Enclosed cottage garden - Terracing - Woodland - Ample off-road parking - Sheds - Gardens & grounds, in all approx. 2.45 acres (stms) __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Dereham 4.2 miles - Swaffham 7.5 miles - Watton 11.2 miles - Wymondham 16.4 miles - Norwich 20.9 miles __________ SITUATION The Old Steading is situated in the small mid-Norfolk village of Wendling, which is just 4.2 miles from the market town of Dereham with its excellent range of supermarkets including a Tesco Supermarket, schools and shops. Wendling is well situated for quick connection to the A47, for easy access to Norwich or the Midlands, and Cambridge and London via the A11/M11. The market towns of Dereham, Swaffham, Watton and Wymondham offer a full range of shops, schools and other facilities. 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, bird reserves and sailing facilities are within reasonable driving distance. There are a number of popular golf courses in the area including Dereham, Watton, Swaffham and Barnham Broom with two 18-hole courses and a country club. The Cathedral City of Norwich is 20.9 miles to the east. 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 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 city has a mainline railway station with a regular service to London and there is an expanding International Airport just to the north of the city. The North Norfolk Coast and the Norfolk Broads National Park are both within easy driving distance whilst there are a number of golf courses and other leisure facilities in the area. __________ DESCRIPTION This period barn conversion has been beautifully and sympathetically renovated to create a lovely 5/6-bedroom family property. The property retains a number of period features, including exposed original beams. All windows benefit from exposed oak lintels, a large buffering air cavity and UV protection. The heating operates on oil and is supplied to the house and office, with 3 phase supply to the garage. __________ COVENANTS AND CHARGES The following has been lifted directly from the land registry title (NK153752). We recommend that interested parties seek independent legal advice on the following before travelling to view the property. The Purchasers jointly and severally covenant that they and their successors in title will not compete directly or indirectly with the Vendors business and that the Purchasers and their successors in title will not run any hotel, cafe, restaurant or bed and breakfast establishment from the land hereby conveyed. __________ GROUND FLOOR The front door opens into a large pamment tiled entrance hall with high vaulted ceiling, exposed brickwork and access to all principal reception rooms. Off to the right is the sitting room, which benefits from dual aspect views and has French doors opening out to the garden and terrace. The sitting room features wood flooring, an exposed timber beam, exposed brickwork and an inglenook fireplace with a multi-fuel burning stove. From the sitting room, 2 doors open through to the snug/bedroom, which again benefits from a dual aspect and features built-in shelving and cupboards. The family room is located adjacent to the sitting room and features wood flooring, a large walk-in cupboard and an outlook to the rear of the property. There is a separate cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. The utility room offers a built-in cabinet and sink and has a large walk-in pantry. There is ample space for freestanding appliances, space provided for hanging of outdoor wear, a door opening out to the rear garden and access to the loft space via a retractable ladder. The spacious kitchen/dining room features a vaulted and beamed ceiling with some exposed brickwork and wood flooring. There are a range of soft-closing fitted cabinets which are laid out in a U-shape with hardwood worktops and a double butler sink. There are a range of integrated appliances including dishwasher, refrigerator, fan oven, combination microwave, induction hob with extractor hood and a water softening unit. The kitchen/dining room benefits from a dual aspect and has bi-folding doors opening through to the adjoining conservatory. The conservatory is constructed of Douglas fir, with pamment tiled flooring and underfloor heating and 2 sets of French doors opening out onto the rear terrace. A door opens through from the kitchen to the annexe hallway which has its own independent front door and staircase up to the office space on the first floor. Subject to the necessary planning and any consents/covenants, the annexe could be converted into a self-contained dwelling. On the ground floor of the annexe there are 2 bedrooms, one with an aspect to the front of the property and the other overlooking the rear garden. There is a bathroom, comprising a walk-in shower, wash hand basin with an illuminated mirror, WC and a heated towel rail. There is a large room with an aspect to the front of the property, that is presently utilised as a storage room. From here there is a door through to the integral garage. The garage has bi-folding doors, light, 3-phase power and water. __________ FIRST FLOOR The first-floor accommodation in the main house comprises a master bedroom with en suite, 2 further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The staircase leads up to a lovely landing with floor-to-ceiling windows and balustrade and an aspect over the rear garden. The master bedroom is a light an airy room with floor-to-ceiling windows with balustrade and an aspect to the front of the property. This room features exposed beams and built-in wardrobes and cupboards. The adjoining en suite is contemporary in design and features a large walk-in rain forest shower, wash hand basin with illuminated mirror, WC and heated towel rail. Bedroom 2 features exposed brickwork and an exposed original timber beam and has a walk-in cupboard and a built-in desk. There is access to the loft space from this bedroom. Bedroom 3 features exposed brickwork and original beam. There is a built-in wardrobe with shelving and a built-in desk with shelving above. The family bathroom features an exposed original timber beam and comprises a bath with shower over, a wash hand basin, WC and a large walk-in airing cupboard. The first-floor landing of the adjoining annexe features a Velux window and from here there is access to the loft space. Off to the left of the staircase there is an office with an aspect to the west side of the property and a Velux window. This room has considerable eaves storage that extends the length of the first floor. The study is situated to the right of the staircase; this room enjoys an aspect to the east side of the property and has a Velux window. Again, this room benefits from eaves storage. __________ OUTSIDE The property is approached over a gravelled driveway, leading to ample space for turning and parking. The driveway passes through a 5-bar timber gate, leading round to garage that is situated to the rear of the annexe. To the front of the property there is a lovely enclosed cottage-style garden with a paved seating area and established beds. Beautiful wisteria flanks the south and west elevations of the property. The gardens and grounds to the rear of the property are an attractive feature and are largely laid to lawn with mature hedging and mature trees, comprising amongst others, cedar of Lebanon, maple, oak, yew, copper beech and cherry. Native hedging edges much of the boundary. To the north side of the property there is a large area of lawn extending towards a lovely woodland, which continues out to the north boundary of the property. The woodland has natural demarcated walkways, attracts a large variety of wildlife and offers screening and privacy. __________ SERVICES Oil-fired central heating, 3-phase mains electricity and water, private drainage (Biodisc system). __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Breckland Council, Band: F Business rates have been applied to the office in the adjoining annexe. This has had the effect of reducing the council tax valuation by 1 band. __________ DIRECTIONS From Norwich, head west on the A47 towards Swaffham. Upon reaching Wendling, take the next left turn into Dereham Road. The property will be found on the left hand-side on the road, after the Greenbanks Hotel. __________ 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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