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Morley St. Botolph, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18

Guide price £1,175,000

Under offer

4 Beds 2 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: NOR210023

A traditional period farmhouse with later additions offering approx. 2517 sq. ft. of accommodation. The house occupies a private and rural setting (approx. 27.5 acres stms) with an extensive range of farm buildings, 3 of which have consent for residential development (part Q.) Lime Tree Farm is conveniently located for Wymondham College, Norwich and the A11.


A traditional period farmhouse with later additions offering approx. 2517 sq. ft. of accommodation. The house occupies a private and rural setting (approx. 27.5 acres stms) with an extensive range of farm buildings, 3 of which have consent for residential development (part Q.) Lime Tree Farm is conveniently located for Wymondham College, Norwich and the A11. !!! VIDEO TOUR AVAILABLE !!! Contact us for details. __________ FARMHOUSE - Entrance hall - Sitting room - Dining room - Breakfast room - Kitchen with pantry - Utility room - Cloakroom - Bedroom with en suite - 2 further bedrooms - Nursery/dressing room - Family bathroom - Loft room/bedroom 4/office/playroom __________ OUTBUILDINGS - 3 x Large Agricultural Buildings - Range of dilapidated period barns/stables - 2 x C20th barns with consent for residential conversion __________ PLANNING PERMISSION - South Norfolk Council - Consent granted 6th February 2020 - Change of use 2no. agri. Buildings to 3no. dwelling houses - QA and QB - Ref: 2019/2575 __________ LAND - In all approx. 27.5 acres (stms) __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Wymondham College 0.5 miles - Wymondham: 3.2 miles - N & N Hospital: 9.4 miles - University of East Anglia: 10.4 miles - Norwich: 13.5 miles __________ SITUATION Morley St Botolph is a small South Norfolk semi-rural village located approximately 3.2 miles from the market town of Wymondham and offers primary schooling. Wymondham offers schooling for all ages, including two excellent senior schools, Wymondham High Academy, and the renowned Wymondham College (walking distance), which is a state boarding school, recently rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and has just been awarded a Silver award for Making a difference - Secondary School of the Year. It is one of the most highly rated State schools in the Country. Wymondham is a historic market town, boasting the magnificent 13th Century Wymondham Abbey and a market square which hosts regular markets, including a monthly farmers market. Other local amenities include a wide range of shops, supermarkets including a Waitrose, dentists, doctor's surgeries, and leisure facilities. The town has an award-winning railway station with regular services to Norwich, London, Cambridge, and many other destinations via connections at Ely. The University of East Anglia, John Innes Institute, Food Research Institute and Science Park, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norfolk Police Headquarters and Lotus Cars are all local employers served by the town. The Cathedral City of Norwich is just over 13 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 several golf courses and other leisure facilities in the area. __________ FARMHOUSE Lime Tree Farm is a detached period farmhouse with colour washed elevations sitting under a traditional pan tile roof offering approx. 2517 sq. ft of accommodation arranged over three floors. The property is believed to have been in the same family since the midC19th and now comes to the market for the first time since then. The house offers a pleasing mix of styles with the late Victorian double bay faade complimenting the original Tudor core. This contrast offers delightful C16th features which includes an impressive Inglenook fireplace, exposed ceiling and wall timbers along with the high ceilings, marble fireplaces and wide bay windows more associated with the Victorian era. This beautiful family home has been well maintained, and in recent years the roof was replaced (2011), and more recently, the boiler and wood burner were replaced (2018). The property enjoys a rural setting, taking in wonderful open views over its own land and neighbouring farmland. The property is situated close to the market town of Wymondham (3.2 miles) and is within walking distance (0.5 miles) of Wymondham College. The entrance hall leads to two beautifully proportioned bay fronted reception rooms, with sash windows and original fireplaces. The breakfast room features red terracotta flagstone tiled flooring, exposed ceiling beams and large brick feature fireplace with timber lintel and wood burning stove. The kitchen features red terracotta flagstone tiled flooring and comprises a range of built-in base and eye-level cabinets, marble effect worksurface and ceramic sink. There is an integrated electric oven, ceramic hob with extractor fan, an integrated microwave, and space and plumbing for freestanding appliances. There is a walk-in pantry with shelving and a window, and a walk-in under stairs cupboard that provides additional storage. The utility room features wood effect flooring, wash hand basin and plumbing for a washing machine. The cloakroom features wood effect flooring, WC and wash hand basin. The main staircase rises to the first-floor landing, which offers access to the bedroom accommodation, and to the loft space. Bedroom 2 features sash windows, and a lovely cast iron feature fireplace. This bedroom benefits from an en suite shower room, featuring a walk-in corner shower, wash hand basin and WC. Bedroom 3 enjoys dual aspect views and features an original fireplace. The family bathroom features exposed wall timbers and has been beautifully appointed with a lovely modern oval bath, large walk-in shower, WC, and wash hand basin. Beyond the bathroom there is a walk-through closet with hanging rail and this leads through to the beautiful characterful main bedroom, featuring exposed wall and ceiling timbers and cast-iron feature fireplace. There is another door through to a second landing with access to a charming room with exposed wall timbers and lovely field views. This is a modest sized room that would work very well as a nursery or dressing room. From the second landing there is an original staircase leading down to the ground floor and there is a ladder style staircase leading up to the loft room/bedroom. The loft room is a beautiful space with exposed wall timbers and far-reaching views. This room would serve well as a bedroom, office or playroom. __________ GARDEN/OUTSIDE To the front of the house is a large lawned garden surrounded by mature trees. A large terrace is located on the southern side of the house along with a small rear garden. The main garden is located next to the house and is currently grassland. __________ ACCESS Lime Tree Farm is accessed from the public highway through a pair of steel gates along a private 200m drive flanked by mature lime trees. The driveway leads directly to a large gravel parking at the front and side of the house and sweeps behind the house leading to the farmyard and buildings. __________ OUTBUILDINGS, DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL & PLANNING The Property offers a range of traditional and modern redundant farm buildings which include 2 large concrete portal framed barns (approx.) 17m x 17m (roller door barn) and (approx.) 27m x 22m (open front barn), a steel framed open hay barn (approx. 20m x 20m) which is suitable for a variety of purposes. In addition, there are a range of traditional period barns which are believed to offer potential for residential development (subject to consent) on the grounds of architectural merit. There are two brick built C20th barns, which have the benefit of part Q permitted development (granted 6th February 2020) consent allowing them to be converted into three residential units. For further information please contact the selling agents or South Norfolk Council Planning Portal ref: 2019/2575. Close to the house are a range of low build former stables. Please note the outbuildings require significant renovation allowing a purchaser to redevelop for their desired use. The property is not listed and not in a conservation area. __________ LAND Lime Tree Farm occupies in all approx. 27.5 acres (stms). The main agricultural land (approx. 20 acres stms) is divided into a series of paddocks and have in recent years been lightly grazed and cut for hay. The boundaries are defined by established hedging and post and wire fencing. There are two small copses planted with a mix of indigenous trees and a network of 4 significant ponds that hold a natural supply of water. There are no public footpaths or rights of way on the property. __________ BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME Eligible areas of land are registered under the Single Payment Scheme and have received annual agricultural subsidies of approximately £2,800 per annum. The entitlements for this scheme will be transferred to the purchaser and are included in the purchase price. __________ CIL LIABILITY We believe the development of the barns will trigger a CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) of approx. £20,000. Please take your own legal and financial advice on this element. The CIL documentation is available from the selling agents. __________ LAND REGISTRY We believe the title for Lime Tree Farm is NK346065. The additional access strip between this and the highway title is NK266082. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk Council, Band: E __________ SERVICES Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity and water. Private drainage. __________ DIRECTIONS From Norwich, head south on the A11. Drive for approximately 10 miles and then take the slip road signposted towards Wymondham/Morley/Besthorpe/Spooner Row (B1172). Turn right onto Station Road and then at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Station Road (B1172). At the next roundabout, take the first exit to stay on Station Road, and at the next roundabout take the first exit onto London Road. Drive for approximately 0.4 miles and turn right onto Golf Links Road. Continue for 1.1 miles and turn left onto Hall Lane. Continue up and through the metal gates and the property will be located on the left. __________ 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. __________ DATE DETAILS PRODUCED October 2021