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Dereham Road, Reepham, Norfolk, NR10

Guide price £1,350,000


6 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: NOR220111

A late Georgian Grade II listed village house formerly the doctor's house featuring fine architectural period detailing and standing in the centre of this popular small market town with a range of outbuildings and large gardens of nearly 2 acres.


A late Georgian Grade II listed village house formerly the doctor's house featuring fine architectural period detailing and standing in the centre of this popular small market town with a range of outbuildings and large gardens of nearly 2 acres. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Vestibule/entrance hall - Reception hallway - Double drawing room - Dining room - Sitting room - Double kitchen/breakfast room with Aga - Small sunroom - Cloakroom - Larder and pantry __________ FIRST FLOOR - Main bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room - 5 further bedrooms (1 with en suite bathroom) - Study/bedroom 7 - 3 bathrooms (2 en suite) __________ OUTSIDE - Original coach house and stables - Garaging - Outbuildings - Extensive range of store sheds - Charming mature gardens and grounds approx. 1.87 acres (stms) __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Aylsham: 7 miles - Holt:10 miles - Norwich: 12 miles __________ SITUATION Eynsford House is approached over a gravelled driveway and is surrounded by its own charming gardens and grounds of nearly 2 acres. It stands close to the centre of the delightful small market town of Reepham, which offers a wide range of amenities, including a large recreation area, tennis club, a large selection of shops, including: two small supermarkets, a farm shop, butcher, hardware shop and florist. The renowned High School has an adjoining OFSTED rated outstanding sixth form and there is a highly regarded Primary school, and a pre-school. There are several cafes and the Dial House Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast and a 17th Century (1667) Coaching Inn. Furthermore, there is an antique shop, a newsagent, post office, doctors' surgery, and pharmacy. Reepham is conveniently situated along The Marriott's Way; a public owned 26-mile disused railway trail between Norwich and Aylsham. Parts of this trail are used for walking, cycling and horse riding. Aylsham is a short drive away and offers an excellent selection of shops and supermarkets and has two doctors' surgeries, primary and secondary schools as well as sports grounds and a steam railway station. In addition, the nearby Georgian market town of Holt is renowned for its attractive street frontages and for its wide and eclectic range of independent shops. As well as Bakers and Larners - a privately owned department store - there are boutiques, restaurants and cafes, doctors' surgery, dentists, banks, and a post office. Holt is home to the highly regarded Gresham's Public Prep, pre-prep, and senior school. Both the North Norfolk coast, renowned for its sandy beaches, bird reserves, seals and sailing facilities, and the Norfolk Broads are within easy driving distance. The city of Norwich is approximately a 30-minute drive and is renowned for its shopping and cultural facilities, together with its range of schools, university and as a thriving business community. There is a mainline railway service (London to Liverpool Street in 90 minutes), and an expanding airport. __________ DESCRIPTION Eynsford House is believed to date from 1848 and was for many years the doctor's house. It forms an elegant and spacious family house with well-proportioned rooms with good ceiling heights and has many period features throughout the property. These include original window shutters, sash windows, fireplaces, cornices, and picture rails in the main reception rooms. The present owners have recently applied and been granted Planning Permission to extend the kitchen and sunroom (see Planning Section below). The house is approached through the fine columned porch to the vestibule/entrance hall with glazed double doors leading through to the reception hallway. The elegant staircase with handrail rises from the reception hallway and there is a door down to the cellar. Off the reception hallway is the double drawing room originally 2 rooms with large interconnecting arch, and fireplaces at either end, one of which is a feature only, and the other has a newly installed multi-fuel stove. Casement windows with original shutters, classic Georgian proportions, and decorative elements make for light and elegant rooms. Across the hall is a sitting room ideal for everyday use whilst the dining room has a beautiful grand fireplace and a set of French doors opening through to a small sunroom which leads through to the kitchen/breakfast room - originally 2 rooms now joined together with oil fired Aga, range of built-in cabinets, and an integrated double oven and dishwasher. Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent has been obtained to extend the kitchen and conservatory (see Planning Section below). Leading off from the kitchen/breakfast room is the larder and pantry, whilst next door is the laundry room which also houses the boiler and pressurised water tank. The main staircase rising from the reception hallway leads to a spacious landing and the main bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk-in dressing room. There are 3 further bedrooms, one of which is presently used as a study. A family bathroom with both bath and shower completes the accommodation on the first floor. There are 3 further bedrooms on the first floor, one of which benefits from an en suite bathroom. __________ PLANNING PERMISSION Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for the creation of a substantial kitchen and conservatory extension has been obtained. Navigate to the planning section on the Broadland District Council website and search for the application using the following reference: Application Reference Number: 20221229 Proposal: Reordering of service wing, demolition of link corridor and replacement with garden room. Date Approved: 12 October 2022 with development permitted for 3 years from this date. __________ OUTSIDE A notable feature of the property are the extensive range of outbuildings and the wonderful gardens. From the large, gravelled parking area in front of the house, a gate leads through to an inner courtyard and the former coach house, stables and tack room now providing garaging and storage. Behind this is a carport and a further double garage housing the garden equipment, whilst nearby is an excellent potting shed suitable for over wintering of plants. The gardens are a wonderful and striking feature of this fine family house and comprise large areas of formal lawns and rose borders together with a number of shrub and herbaceous borders. Beyond is a further lawned area surrounded by mature trees and shrubs with a number of rhododendrons and azaleas. In all the gardens and grounds extend to nearly 2 acres. __________ HISTORIC ENGLAND Grade II Listed; List Entry Number: 1342809 Date first listed: 22nd July 1983 __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Broadland District Council, Band: G __________ SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected, oil-fired central heating. __________ EPC RATING The property is Grade II listed and therefore exempt. __________ LAND REGISTRY NK161476 __________ TENURE Freehold __________ DIRECTIONS From Norwich take the Reepham Road to Reepham, drive through the marketplace and just after the crossroads, the entrance to Eynsford House can be found on the right-hand side. __________ WHAT3WORDS going.surveyors.swung __________ AGENTS NOTE There are two ponds within the grounds, so anyone viewing the property should be extra vigilant. The images are from the previous sale in 2017. __________ 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; if there is any point of particular importance to you, we ask you to discuss this with us before you make arrangements to visit or request a viewing appointment. 8. Viewings are strictly by prior appointment through Jackson-Stops. __________ DATE DETAILS PRODUCED October 2022