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White Horse Lane, Trowse, Norwich, NR14

Offers in excess of £1,500,000


6 Beds 4 Baths 6 Receptions

REF: NOR230028

An exceptional 17th century 5/6-bedroom property, fully and meticulously refurbished within the last 2 years to create a spacious, light and comfortable family home set within 1.5 acres (stms) of ancient meadowland with direct access to the river. With private gated parking, triple garage, and fabulous outside garden entertaining room.


An exceptional 17th century 5/6-bedroom property, fully and meticulously refurbished within the last 2 years to create a spacious, light and comfortable family home set within 1.5 acres (stms) of ancient meadowland with direct access to the river. With private gated parking, triple garage, and fabulous outside garden entertaining room. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - Reception hall - Study - Play room - Fabulous open plan kitchen/dining/family room - Drawing room - Cinema room - Utility/boot room with separate WC - Back hall/boot room with separate WC - Large reception room currently used as a ground floor bedroom __________ FIRST FLOOR - Magnificent galleried landing - Main bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite bath/shower room - Double bedroom with en suite bath/shower room __________ SECOND FLOOR - Two large double bedrooms - Family shower room - Guest bedroom with en suite shower room (accessed via separate staircase) __________ OTHER - High specification fixtures and fittings throughout - Many wonderful original features - Offers city living with privacy and rural feel - Underfloor heating to ground floor, radiators upstairs __________ OUTSIDE - Two separate parking areas with video remote-controlled electric gates - Ample parking and EV charger - Triple garage with electric doors, one bay currently used as a gym - Fabulous garden entertaining room with outside kitchen - Low maintenance terrace and decking by the house - Meadowland with wonderful established trees, mown pathways, and Wensum River frontage __________ SITUATION The property is found within the popular village of Trowse, a unique location close to the city, complete with an award-winning vegan restaurant, two public houses and a school. Whitlingham Park is within walking distance, and along with the café at the barn enjoys a dry ski slope offering many activities both on and off the water. The A47 is easily accessible and is just a short drive from the property. The Cathedral City of Norwich has a vibrant business community and as the regional centre has an extensive range of cultural and leisure facilities, including the Norwich City football club, the Riverside leisure development complete with cinema and numerous restaurants and pubs. The city has an excellent range of state and private schools and is well known for its excellent shopping with a combination of independent retailers along with a number of premium department stores. Norwich has a mainline railway station with a service to London Liverpool Street and the expanding Norwich International Airport is just to the north of the city. The Norfolk Broads and the Norfolk and Suffolk coasts which are renowned for their sandy beaches, bird reserves and sailing facilities are all in easy driving distance. In addition, there are a number of golf courses, country clubs and health clubs nearby. __________ DESCRIPTION Old Hall Farm is a very attractive property dating from the 1600's with more recent additions. The overwhelming impression as you enter is one of light and space, these are big rooms with high ceilings, yet they still retain so much of their original character, from mellow bricked inglenook fireplaces and window shutters to beautiful old beams. The front door opens into an entrance hall with limestone flooring which runs seamlessly through into the more formal reception hall that is believed to have been the site of the original kitchen. This room has beautiful beams, fireside storage cupboards and the original inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. The study leads off this hall, fitted with bespoke bookshelves and storage, it also has a mellow bricked inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and with large windows and south and west aspect it is filled with natural light. Leading through from the reception hall the current playroom has a set of French doors to the garden and a full wall of contemporary glass doors that open to a cosy drawing room with wood burning stove and a generous cupboard currently used as a bar! The original farmhouse stairs lead up from here to the main bedroom suite above. The adjacent cinema room is a big hit with the family, with comfortable terraced seating and air conditioning for the optimum viewing experience, and a large flat screen television it offers the perfect place to watch your favourite movie or play computer games. Arguably the best room in the house is an L-shaped kitchen/dining/family room, with extensive glazing and triple aspect it opens out to the terraces on the west and east side and benefits from the very best views out over the private meadowland. There is a comfortable seating area and plenty of space for a large dining table and chairs within the room. The kitchen is of German design, stylish and contemporary with sleek fitted units, quartz worktops and wooden flooring. There is a large, curved breakfast bar and Miele integrated appliances include an induction hob, 2 ovens, a steam oven, microwave, dishwasher, full height fridge freezer, additional half size fridge, Quooker boiling water tap and ice machine. There is also a Bosch drinks fridge. Also on the ground floor, the vendors currently use one large room as a bedroom, this could easily have an en suite if required as there is an adjacent laundry room with all services in place and plenty of space to create a ground floor shower room. On the east side of the house the laundry room is fully fitted with very useful storage cupboards, space for washer and dryer and Belfast sink, here there is a door to the terrace, a good coat storage room and a separate WC. Leading off the kitchen a further boot room area also has a separate WC and outside door, stairs lead up from this room to a guest bedroom and en suite shower room with very useful eves storage cupboards. This is a lovely, vaulted room with painted beams and the ideal guest space, self-contained and away from the main family accommodation. The vendors installed a formal staircase that turns up from the reception hall to a large, light, and impressive galleried landing. Here there is an airing cupboard and pressurised water system. On this floor the main bedroom suite has exposed beams and south and west aspect, a walk-through dressing room and a very stylish en suite bathroom with pedestal basin, clawfoot bath, window shutters, large shower, heated towel rail and low level led lighting. There is a further large double bedroom on this level, with east and south aspect and an en suite bath/shower room leading off. Further stairs lead up to two lovely attic rooms with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and storage cupboards, there is plenty of head space and these two rooms share a further shower room. __________ OUTSIDE The garden and land sit behind the property, this is very private and feels very rural, the majority of the land is meadow with mown pathways, a small orchard with apple and pear trees and some lovely established trees including a magnificent row of willow trees that sit along the boundary and beside the Wensum River. The vendors have created a raised treehouse platform for views over the river and they often launch their kayaks from the riverbank and can paddle straight through to Whitlingham Broad. Nearer to the house there is an area of paved terracing and wooden decking, very low maintenance and here they have built a brilliant wooden, open fronted garden room with built in seating, outdoor heaters, and outdoor kitchen, this is all about sociable outside living and they use it all year round. Approached over White Horse Lane, there are two entrance gates to separate parking areas, both have wooden electric gates for access and allow for plenty of parking. The property has a big 3 bay garage with electric doors and an EV charger, one bay is currently used as a gym. In all, the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 1.47 acres (stms). Old Hall Farm is an amazing family home that is ready to move into, it is perfectly located for city life with easy access to all that Norwich has to offer. __________ HISTORIC ENGLAND Grade II listed; Entry Number: 1169788 __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk Council, Band: G __________ TENURE Freehold __________ LAND REGISTRY NK212486 __________ SERVICES Gas-fired central heating, mains electricity, water, and drainage __________ AGENTS NOTES We have been informed by our clients that the mews is owned by Old Hall Farm, with the neighbouring properties having a right of way over and in turn contributing to the upkeep. __________ DIRECTIONS Leave Norwich via Bracondale, and at the County Hall roundabout, continue straight ahead into Trowse village. Continue past the shop and then follow the road sharply to the right. After passing the green on the right and two detached houses, take the next right onto a gravelled driveway, and immediately on the right a pair of electrically operated gates provides access to Old Hall Farm. __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - A47 (Southern Bypass) 1.5 mile - Norwich 1.7 miles - The Broads 11 miles - Coast 22 miles __________ 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 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 June 2023