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Lenwade House Drive, Lenwade, Norfolk, NR9

Guide price £1,500,000

5 Beds 6 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: NOR170326

Lakeside Manor is an outstanding modern detached 5-bedroom property set in magnificent gardens and grounds of 8.65 acres (stms) and enjoying an idyllic countryside setting. The property enjoys private river frontage of 75 ft along the River Wensum and as its name suggests, it is located adjacent to a private fishing lake.


  • Approx. 6582 sq.ft
  • Approx 8.65 acres
  • River frontage
  • Swimming pool
  • Helicopter Hanger
  • 5 bedrooms


!! VIDEO AVAILABLE !! Lakeside Manor is an outstanding modern detached 5-bedroom property set in magnificent gardens and grounds of 8.65 acres (stms) and enjoying an idyllic countryside setting. The property enjoys private river frontage of 75 ft along the River Wensum and as its name suggests, it is located adjacent to a private fishing lake. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Spacious entrance hall - Sitting room - Dining room - Kitchen/breakfast room - Utility - Study/family room - Bathroom - WC - Indoor swimming pool with shower, changing room & WC - Sauna - Indoor Jacuzzi - Conservatory - Side entrance with enclosed porch - Integral double garage with electric doors __________ FIRST FLOOR - Master bedroom with en suite bathroom - Bedroom 2 with en suite shower room - 3 further double bedrooms - Beautiful gallery landing - 2 shower rooms - Storage/dressing room with Velux - Balcony __________ OUTSIDE - Beautiful south facing landscaped garden - Private river frontage of 75 ft - Summer house - Paved terraces - Woodland - Pond - 2 paddocks - 6 stables - Quadruple garage/machinery store/tack room - Additional detached double garage - Helicopter hanger & landing pad - Large timber wood store - Outbuilding with shower & WC - Large greenhouse - Electric gates - Ample off-road parking - Gardens & grounds in all approx. 8.65 acres (stms) __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Reepham: 3.4 miles - Dereham: 10.5 miles - Norwich: 11.5 miles - Fakenham: 14.3 miles __________ SITUATION Lakeside Manor is situated in the Wensum Valley on the south-east edge of the village of Lenwade. Lenwade has a good local riverside pub, a hotel with a leisure centre, a post office, general shop, coffee shops and doctor's surgery. The Marriott's Way cycle path, which connects Norwich to Reepham, passes through the village. The small market town of Reepham with a surgery, post office, and a variety of local shops and a Wednesday market is situated approximately 3 miles. The larger market towns of Dereham and Fakenham offer an excellent selection of supermarkets, shops and further schooling. The Cathedral City of Norwich is approximately 11.5 miles to the south-east of Lenwade. Norwich has a vibrant business and arts community and is the regional centre for cultural and shopping amenities. A permanent market stands in the centre of the city in the shadow of City Hall and the Forum which houses the library. Norwich Cathedral with its close is on the edge of the River Wensum and the city itself has a wide range of restaurants, bars, shops, cinemas and theatres. There are a number of schools in the general area in both the private and state sectors, a mainline railway station to London Liverpool and to the north of the city Norwich International Airport. __________ DESCRIPTION Lakeside Manor is of brick construction under a pantile roof and thought to be approximately 50 years ago. The property forms a spacious family home with well-proportioned rooms and is complimented by extensive outdoor areas within an idyllic semi-rural setting with wonderful views. __________ GROUND FLOOR The house is entered into the very spacious entrance hall with access to principal reception rooms and staircase leading up to the lovely gallery landing. Off to left of the entrance hall is the triple aspect sitting room, enjoying lovely views over the south facing garden and beyond towards the River Wensum. The sitting room features a large inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove and French doors opening out to the paved terrace to the rear. The dining room is located between the sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room. The dining room features bespoke fitted furniture along one wall and enjoys an outlook over the rear garden. The kitchen/breakfast room has been designed and fitted with bespoke handmade cabinets and worktops. The kitchen features a range cooker with 4 ovens and 6-burner gas hob, an integrated dishwasher and space for a freestanding fridge-freezer. There is ample space for a dining table and this area has been segregated from the kitchen by wooden flooring. A rear door opens into an enclosed glazed porch, which provides space for storage of outdoor wear and access out to the rear garden. The study/family room features wood flooring, timber half-panelled walls and a recessed built-in sideboard with cupboards and shelving for glassware. French doors open through to a conservatory, which benefits from heating, electric blinds and French doors opening out to the rear garden. A side door opens through to the well-maintained indoor swimming pool, with changing room, shower, WC and sauna. Beyond the swimming pool is the purpose-built jacuzzi room with French doors opening out to the rear paved sun terrace. Returning to the entrance hall, via the study/snug, there is a separate WC and a utility room comprising bespoke fitted cabinets, double sink and space for 3 freestanding appliances. There is a family bathroom, featuring a corner bath, large walk-in shower, wash-hand basin vanity unit, WC and bidet. Also access from the entrance hall is the integral double garage with light and power and electric doors. The boiler room is located here and there are additional storage cupboards. On the west wing of the property there is a further enclosed and glazed porch and access out to the front of the property. __________ FIRST FLOOR The gallery landing is a truly wonderful feature and permits good natural light. From the landing there I access to the attic space, there is a large airing cupboard with shelving and there is a good-sized dressing room with large Velux window. All bedrooms on the first floor enjoy the lovely views over the garden. The very spacious master bedroom suite benefits from bespoke fitted wardrobes, a dressing area and French doors opening out onto a balcony that is shared with the adjacent bedroom. The adjoining en suite bathroom comprises a whirlpool bath, walk-in shower, wash hand basin, WC, bidet and heated towel rail. There are 4 further well-proportioned double bedrooms, each benefitting from bespoke built-in wardrobes. One of the bedrooms benefits from an en suite shower room and another has French doors opening out to the shared balcony which affords lovely south facing views over the garden and land, across to the neighbouring fishing lake and down towards the River Wensum. There are two separate shower rooms, each featuring a walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC. __________ OUTSIDE The property is approached down a quiet lane. The long-gravelled driveway leading to the property is secured by electric gates with camera and remote-controlled access. The west boundary fence runs parallel to the driveway and to the east is a wonderful woodland. The formal garden is a lovely feature of this family house and has been developed over the years by the present owners. The rear south facing garden is enclosed and comprises lawn, shrub and herbaceous borders, paved sun terraces and a central pergola with a decked seating area. There is a large purpose-built dog kennel. To the south and east of the property there are 2 enclosed paddocks and nearby there are 6 stables and a range of outbuildings. There are 2 double garages with a floating floor finish, presently used for storage of garden machinery. Adjoining the garages there is a kitchen/living space with shower and WC. There is a very large wood store, largely constructed of timber with an original brick and flint rear wall. Also included in the sale is a helicopter hanger, constructed of brick with pantiled roof and very high ridge height (not measured). This would also provide the perfect facility for a number of hobbies, e.g. boat making, classic cars etc. Also, in the grounds is a large greenhouse and a lovely stroll down to the property's river frontage. Sitting close to the river there is a bespoke handmade summer house and WC and a paved terrace, perfect for entertaining on those lovely warm summer evenings. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Broadland Council, Band: G, Annual cost: £2,989.42 (2019/20). __________ SERVICES Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity and water. Private drainage. LPG gas for the 6-burner hob. Our client advises us that the solar panels generate an income of approximately £2,000.00 per year. Solar hot water tubes are used to heat the water for use in the home and the swimming pool. __________ DIRECTIONS From Norwich take the A1067 Fakenham Road. About 10 miles from the outer ring road (A140) heading towards Fakenham you will reach Great Witchingham and Lenwade. Passing The Bridge Inn on the right, continue for a further 0.3 miles. Turn left into the lane (opposite Heath Lane) signposted for Lenwade House Hotel. Proceed down the lane for a short distance and the driveway to Lakeside Manor will be found on the left-hand side. __________ AGENTS NOTES 1. There is a large walled pond at the front of the property. Please be extra vigilant if you are visiting the property with small children. 2. The wall-mounted wooden shelves in the sitting room and the kitchen/breakfast room are not included in this sale. 3. There is an additional double garage in the grounds of the property with an adjacent pad. We have been advised by our client that the pad has not been given planning consent and will therefore be subject to necessary planning and any consents/covenants should the new owner wish to erect a dwelling there. __________ 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.