Guide price £675,000
A former 18th century chapel with beautiful contemporary Scandinavian-styled extension, added in 2016. The accommodation offers 4 bedrooms and very flexible living space arranged over 2 floors. The property is located in the small rural Norfolk village of Hapton, offering quick and easy access to major commuter routes. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Victorian gabled porch - Spacious reception hall - Kitchen/breakfast room - Dining hall - Master bedroom with en suite & dressing room - 2 further bedrooms - Wet room __________ FIRST FLOOR - Large contemporary sitting room - Snug - Bedroom with en suite __________ OUTSIDE - Landscape gardens - Parterre vegetable & fruit garden - Orchard - Wild flower garden - Copse - Enclosed courtyard garden - Paved terrace - Hot tub - Outdoor lighting & security lighting - Ample off-road parking - Cart lodge garaging - Gardens & grounds in all approx. 1.52 acres (stms) __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - A140 2.9 miles - A11 4.9 miles - A47 5.7 miles - Wymondham 6.3 miles - Norwich 10 miles __________ SITUATION Hapton is a small rural village with a primary school and church. The village is surrounded by gentle rolling landscape of farm and woodland and yet ideally placed for easy access into the city of Norwich, as well as the rest of East Anglia and beyond with the A11, A140 and A47 being only a few miles drive away. Wymondham is a short drive away and is known for its excellent local amenities with a wide range of shops, supermarkets including a Waitrose and two senior schools, namely Wymondham High Academy and Wymondham College, the latter of which is a state boarding school. The town also has a local railway station with links to London via Cambridge and also to Norwich. The Cathedral City of Norwich is 10 miles to the north, offering a vibrant arts and business community and is the regional centre for cultural and shopping amenities. There is a permanent market in the centre of the city and a wonderful Cathedral Close on the edge of the River Wensum. Norwich has a mainline railway station (London Liverpool Street, 100 minutes) and to the north of the city is Norwich International Airport. The Brecks and the Norfolk Broads together with the renowned coastline are all within easy driving distance. There are a number of golf courses and other leisure facilities in the area. __________ DESCRIPTION Hapton Chapel is a mid-18th century Grade II-listed Dissenters' chapel. The building is rendered with pantile roof that has gabled ends. There are three round-headed windows with gothic lights and leaded panes to the front. The main entrance is by a round-headed doorway within a Victorian wooden gabled porch. The interior was converted to a dwelling in 1976 and the building extended in 2016. The property retains a number of original features, including leaded windows and exposed beams. In contrast to the original building, the extension is contemporary in design with rendered plasterwork, zinc roof and therma wood panelling on the exterior. The current owners have lived in the property for the past 23 years and maintained it to a very good standard. The roof of the original house and garage was replaced in 2013 __________ HISTORIC ENGLAND The following paragraph is taken directly from the Historic England listing entry: Listing NGR: TM 17483 96584 List entry number: 1302015 Small C18 Presbyterian chapel. Built 1741. Rendered timber-frame. Steep pantile roof with gabled ends. Three round-headed windows with gothic lights and leaded panes. Central round-headed doorway with panelled door and Victorian wooden gabled porch. Interior: converted to dwelling, floor inserted and stripped of furnishings - it originally contained contemporary fittings such as pews, gallery and pulpit. __________ GROUND FLOOR The front door opens into a very spacious reception hall with high vaulted wood panelled ceiling and beautiful oak staircase which splits off to the left and right up to an oak framed gallery landing with pulpit, inlaid with toughened glass, permitting ample natural light. The reception hall is partially open plan to the kitchen and could potentially be fully opened. Original pamment tiled flooring extends through the reception hall and kitchen. Off to the right of the reception hall there are 2 bedrooms with an outlook to the east side of the property. Both rooms feature original timber beams and one of the rooms has a built-in wardrobe. Off to the left of the reception hall is the adjoining kitchen, which comprises a range of solid wood cupboards, butler sink and electric hob with extractor. There is space for a freestanding washing machine and a fridge-freezer and a dining table. The Stanley cooking range also provides heating to the radiators and the domestic hot water. French doors open out to an enclosed west facing courtyard garden and an internal stable door opens through to the dining hall and the extension. A light and airy dining hall is located beyond the original outer wall, which still retains original concealed storage. There are glazed doors at either end opening out to the garden and a spiral staircase leads up to the 1st floor living room. Engineered oak flooring extends throughout the extension. Beyond the dining hall to the right is a walk-through wet room with shower, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Beyond the wet room is the dual aspect master bedroom suite which benefits from a dressing room with shelving and hanging space and an en suite bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, wash hand basin with illuminated mirror and a high-level WC. __________ FIRST FLOOR The oak framed gallery landing extends round from the west side of the property and then to the front and east side of the property. To the west side there is a dual aspect cosy snug and to the east side there is a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom. The bedroom enjoys an outlook to the garden and benefits from a built-in wardrobe. The en suite comprises a bath, wash hand basin and WC and the addition of a Velux window ensures ample natural light. Returning to the dining hall, a spiral staircase leads up to a spacious, light and airy sitting room. The sitting room is contemporary in design with cedar wood panelling and offers triple aspect views over the garden. A door opens out to steps leading down to a raised decked area. __________ OUTSIDE The property enjoys a rural setting within this south Norfolk village. The property boundary is fenced and much of it includes yew hedging. The property is approached through a 5-bar timber gate, over a gravelled driveway, leading to a single cart lodge and space for turning and parking. The cart lodge offers light and power and boarded attic space with retractable ladder. Subject to planning and any consents/covenants etc. this could potentially provide a development opportunity. A pedestrian gate leads through to the rear garden, which is a lovely feature of this property and has been developed over the years by the present owners. The main rear garden has been partitioned to create individual and distinctive areas, which comprise areas of lawn, a parterre vegetable & fruit garden, an orchard and wildflower garden. There are a variety of specimen trees throughout the garden, which amongst others includes mulberry, walnut, sweet chestnut, Indian bean, Chinese magnolia and English lime. The well-stocked fruit garden includes quince, rhubarb and blackberries and the orchard offers both eating and cooking apples. The garden also proffers medlar, greengages, damson, cherry and Victoria plums. There is a large copse and a working garden for control of garden waste. Adjoining the rear of the property is a raised deck with pergola and stairs leading up to the sitting room. Adjoining the east side of the property is a gravelled terrace, which benefits from the morning sun and provides an excellent peaceful space for sitting and al fresco dining. On the west side of the property there is an enclosed courtyard garden with hot tub. From here there is access into the kitchen and the dining hall. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk Council, Band: D __________ SERVICES Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil-fired Stanley cooking range providing heating to radiators (would accommodate a further 6 radiators) and domestic hot water. LPG bottled gas for flame effect fire in the snug. __________ DIRECTIONS From Norwich, head south via the A140 towards Long Stratton. Pass through Tasburgh, and before reaching Long Stratton, turn right at the crossroads with the B1135. Follow the B1135 for approximately 2.2 miles through the village of Hapton. The property will be situated on the right-hand side of the road down a long driveway. __________ AGENTS NOTE The first section of the driveway is shared. There is a public footpath running through the grounds up to the village green, which is fenced off. There is also a right of access to the neighbouring village burial ground (not part of this property). __________ 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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