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Folly Lane, Claxton, Norfolk, NR14

Guide price £750,000

Sold-STC

12 Beds 9 Baths 6 Receptions

REF: NOR150028

THE OLD MEETING HOUSE IS A TRULY UNIQUE 7-BEDROOM PROPERTY WITH INDOOR SWIMMING POOL AND THREE ADJOINING SELF-CONTAINED PROPERTIES THAT HAVE BEEN GENERATING A RENTAL INCOME (NOW VACANT). THE TOTAL ACCOMMODATION STANDS AT JUST UNDER 7000 SQ. FT SET OVER THREE FLOORS AND ENJOYS AN ELEVATED POSITION WITHIN THE SMALL RURAL VILLAGE OF CLAXTON, WITH SPLENDID FAR REACHING COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS.

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THE OLD MEETING HOUSE IS A TRULY UNIQUE 7-BEDROOM PROPERTY WITH INDOOR SWIMMING POOL AND THREE ADJOINING SELF-CONTAINED PROPERTIES THAT HAVE BEEN GENERATING A RENTAL INCOME (NOW VACANT). THE TOTAL ACCOMMODATION STANDS AT JUST UNDER 7000 SQ. FT SET OVER THREE FLOORS AND ENJOYS AN ELEVATED POSITION WITHIN THE SMALL RURAL VILLAGE OF CLAXTON, WITH SPLENDID FAR REACHING COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS. __________ PROPERTIES TO BE SOLD - The Old Meeting House (7 bedrooms) - Garage Flat (1/2 bedrooms) - Flat 1 (2 bedrooms) - Flat 2 (2 bedrooms) __________ TENURE Freehold __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Rockland Broad: 1.5 miles - Loddon: 4.3 miles - Norwich: 8.9 miles - Beccles: 11.4 miles __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY - South Norfolk District Council: - The Old Meeting House: Band F (22/23 = £2,191.15) - Garage Flat, Flat 1 and Flat 2: Band A (22/23 = £1,011.30 x 3) __________ LAND REGISTRY NK311075 __________ SERVICES Biomass boiler, mains electricity and water, with private drainage. __________ DIRECTIONS Take the A146 Beccles Road from Norwich, continue along this road for about 4 miles and just after Orchard Farm Shop, on the left, take the next left signposted Rockland, Ashby and Hellington, after approximately 0.5 miles fork right signposted Ashby St Mary on Green Lane, continue along this road following signs for Claxton into Ashby St Mary. Go past the church and follow the road round to the left following signs for Claxton and follow this road for about 0.8 miles from the church and The Old Meeting House can be found on the left-hand side. __________ DESCRIPTION The Old Meeting House was originally believed to have been built between 1750 and 1755 (approx.), and until 1943 was a place of worship. Between 1943 and 1973 the property was owned by a farmer who reputedly used the property as a tractor and grain store. The property has been in the present ownership since 1973, however in 1993 the property was devastated by fire, and it took the family 18 months to re-build. The late Richard White was a musician and teacher, and his passion was opera, so in 2004, Claxton Opera was founded. For two or three months each year the sitting room at this private residence was transformed into a theatre for the staging of the annual opera. Today the property offers almost 7000 Sq. ft. (including the 3x rental units) of spacious living accommodation arranged over three floors with an indoor swimming pool. The property enjoys a rural setting with open countryside views yet is only a short drive from local amenities and only 8.9 miles from the centre of Norwich. __________ THE MEETING HOUSE - EPC: B __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - Open plan kitchen/dining/garden room - Utility room - Sitting room - Conservatory - Indoor heated pool - Study - Boot room - WC __________ FIRST FLOOR - Main bedroom suite - Sitting room - Bathroom to main bedroom suite - 2 further bedrooms - Wet room - Bathroom __________ SECOND FLOOR - 4 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms - Shower room - Store __________ GARAGE FLAT (Ground Floor) - EPC: D __________ ACCOMMODATION - Entrance hall - Sitting room/kitchen - 1/2 bedrooms - Office/box room - Bathroom __________ FLAT 1 (Ground Floor) - EPC: C __________ ACCOMMODATION - Sitting room/kitchen - 2 bedrooms - Bathroom __________ FLAT 2 (First Floor) - EPC: C __________ ACCOMMODATION - Sitting room - Kitchen - 2 bedrooms - Bathroom __________ OUTSIDE - Walled garden - Raised terrace - Paved patio - Off-road parking - Timber sheds - Far-reaching countryside views - Approx. 0.28 acres (stms) __________ SITUATION The Old Meeting House occupies an idyllic rural setting surrounded by open countryside. The property is approached off a quiet country lane over a gravelled driveway leading to off-road parking to the side of the property. In all, the property occupies a plot of approximately 0.28 acres (stms) and is situated just to the north of the hamlet of Ashby St Mary and just to the south of the village of Claxton. There is easy access to the network of inland waterways on The Broads and wonderful walks and wildlife are on the doorstep. Loddon has a range of amenities including a library, chemist, bank, doctors' surgery, public houses, schools, restaurants and the marina, giving access to The Norfolk Broads complex which is a popular area for boating, walking and fishing. As well as nursery schools, a primary and secondary school, Loddon is also home to the prestigious Langley School, which is an independent co-educational day school with boarding facilities for children aged 10-18. The highly reputed East Norfolk sixth form college in Gorleston is a short distance away, with bus service provided. The nearby Georgian market town of Beccles provides excellent day to day shopping, leisure facilities and schools and has a railway station with services to Lowestoft and Ipswich with onwards connections to London, Liverpool Street. There is a fishmonger, banks, building societies, a market on a Friday and a 9-hole golf course. About 8 miles to the northwest is the Cathedral City of Norwich which has vibrant business community and is the regional centre for the arts and shopping. There are a wide variety of educational facilities in both the private and public sector and there is a permanent market in the centre of Norwich and the lovely cathedral close near to the River Yare. Norwich has a mainline railway station with regular trains to London Liverpool Street and to the north of the city Norwich International Airport. __________ 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 May 2022