- Elegant Family Home
- Character Features Throughout
- Six Bedrooms, Box Room, En-Suite and Shower Room
- Approximately 6 Acres (sts)
- Beautiful Gardens, Courtyard and Paddock
- No Onward Chain
- Beautiful Gardens
- Sitting Room, Dining Room and Drawing Room
- Kitchen, Breakfast Room, Pantry and Utility Room
- Period Features
NO ONWARD CHAIN. An elegant family home with character features throughout set in approximately 6 acres (sts). Formal dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, pantry, utility room, sitting room, drawing room, six bedrooms, box room, en-suite and shower room. Commercial units, courtyard and paddock.
Effortlessly elegant, this period property is a splendid family home set in approximately six acres (sts). Character features run right throughout the home whilst the grand proportions of the reception rooms to the front deliver the period charm you would expect and are perfect for entertaining. The property dates back to the early 19th century and is Grade II listed. An additional feature are the five commercial units which have been successfully leased for many years to generate additional income.
The entrance porch leads to the main hall. To the immediate left is the formal dining room which in turn leads to the splendid drawing room featuring herringbone parquet flooring. Back across the hall is the sitting room whilst the kitchen complete with oil fired AGA is towards the rear of the property and has a separate breakfast room. Off the kitchen are a sizeable pantry, utility room and second staircase to the first floor. The ground floor is completed by a cloakroom off the rear porch.
The first floor is equally as spacious and again full of period features. The master bedroom is bathed in natural light and leads to a bathroom en-suite which is also available to the landing. There are five double bedrooms in total, a single bedroom and a box room, whilst there is also a family shower room at the end of the corridor.
DEREHAM Dereham is a busy market town mixing both the new with the old. Free parking allows you time to stroll around seeking out the restaurants, pubs and cafes or for an afternoon shop. There are museums, a leisure centre, golf course and schools within the town, or for the nature lovers take a stroll along the Neatherd Moor and the Vicarage Meadow. Slightly further afield are the ruins of the Saxon Cathedral at North Elmham, the wildlife and Dinosaur Parks, Pensthorpe, a bird lovers paradise and Thetford Forest Park. Norwich has good local transport links with the town, with bus services as regular as every half hour to and from the City. Norwich has an international airport and a mainline rail link to Liverpool Street, London.
ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:- Original timber front door opening to…
PORCH Window to either side, vaulted ceiling, original tiled flooring and part glazed door to reception hall.
RECEPTION HALL L-shaped reception hall with doors to the dining room, sitting room breakfast room and rear porch.
DINING ROOM 16' 0" x 15' 3" (4.88m x 4.65m) Original fireplace with open fire, sash window to front with shutters, solid wood flooring, picture rail, radiator and doors to reception hall and drawing room.
DRAWING ROOM 21' 2" x 16' 10" (6.45m x 5.13m) Dual aspect with french doors to front and glazed window to rear with shutters, herringbone parquet wood flooring, original fireplace with open fire, picture rail, television point and three radiators.
SITTING ROOM 16' 6" x 15' 11" (5.03m x 4.85m) Sash window to front with shutters, stripped original wooden flooring, original wide fireplace with brick fireplace set within with open fire, picture rail, radiators and serving hatch to breakfast room.
BREAKFAST ROOM 16' 2" x 8' 11" (4.93m x 2.72m) Doors to reception hall, pantry and kitchen. Window to side, tiled flooring, radiator, fitted storage cupboard and cast-iron fireplace.
KITCHEN 16' 2" x 16' 0" (4.93m x 4.88m) Doors to breakfast room, rear stairwell, utility room and driveway at rear and further door to rear. Fitted with a range of wall and base units in a country cream finish, granite effect worktops, electric hob, electric oven, stainless steel sink with mixer tap and AGA set in chimney with two hotplates and three ovens, wooden mantel above and tiled splashbacks. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and exposed wooden ceiling beams.
UTILITY ROOM 13' 8" x 12' 0" (4.17m x 3.66m) Door to rear stairwell, window overlooking driveway and parking area at rear, butler sink, vinyl flooring, floor-standing central heating boiler, exposed wooden ceiling beams, fitted storage cupboard, shelving and coat hooks.
PANTRY 15' 0" x 6' 11" (4.57m x 2.11m) Window to side, vinyl flooring, fully shelved across two walls and space for fridges and freezers.
REAR PORCH Part glazed door to outside, door to WC, original tiled flooring, dado rail and radiator.
WC Two piece suite comprising of a low level WC, wall mounted washbasin, radiator and vinyl flooring.
STAIRS AND LANDING The staircase leads to the first floor landing with doors to all six bedrooms, the family shower room and the box room.
MASTER BEDROOM 24' 9" max x 16' 0" (7.54m max x 4.88m) Dual aspect with sash windows to front and side overlooking the driveway and lawn at the front, carpeted flooring, original cast-iron fireplace set in the chimney breast, picture rails and door to the en-suite.
EN-SUITE/FAMILY BATHROOM Doors to the master bedroom and landing, four piece suite comprising of a walk-in shower cubicle, low level WC, washbasin set on vanity unit and bath. Tiled splashbacks, wall lighting, extractor fan, heated towel rail, fitted storage cupboards, window to side with part-frosted glass, radiator and carpeted flooring.
BEDROOM TWO 17' 0" x 15' 10" (5.18m x 4.83m) Stripped wooden flooring, fireplace, sash window overlooking the front garden and two radiators.
BEDROOM THREE 16' 0" x 15' 3" (4.88m x 4.65m) Fitted wardrobes, fitted shelving, sash window overlooking the front and radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR 15' 7" x 12' 9" (4.75m x 3.89m) Window to side, carpeted flooring, fitted shelving, fitted cupboards and radiator.
BEDROOM FIVE 13' 0" x 9' 4" (3.96m x 2.84m) Window to side, carpeted flooring, radiator, wall mounted washbasin and small original fireplace.
BEDROOM SIX 15' 7" x 7' 3" (4.75m x 2.21m) Window to side with venetian blind, carpeted flooring and fitted shelving.
BOX ROOM 8' 3" x 6' 6" (2.51m x 1.98m) Window to side and used for storage.
SHOWER ROOM 11' 7" x 5' 4" (3.53m x 1.63m) Three piece suite comprising of a large fully tiled shower cubicle, washbasin set in a vanity unit with a low level WC, wood panelling to walls, sash window to side with roller blind and heated towel rail.
COMMERCIAL UNITS The commercial units have their own separate vehicular access from the house to the north side of Mowles Manor. The commercial units are divided into five and were developed from the original stable and barn block. Succinctly arranged in a courtyard configuration, each unit has its own allocated parking with additional parking to the rear of the development. Four units are currently being rented out on a periodic tenancy, however the leaseholders are retiring and would only need 2 months notice when required. In addition to the total floor area of nearly 4,000 sq. ft. there are also communal cloakroom facilities with male and female toilets accessed from the central courtyard area.
The close proximity of the units creates an ideal 'open market' ambience. They range in size and could be rented out separately. With individual retail opportunity potentially benefitting every unit with passing trade the business potential is huge. Alternatively, there is the possibility of converting these units to holiday lets, subject to any relevant planning permissions and consents.
Unit 1: in excess of 900 sq. ft. (stms)
Spacious and the largest unit, fully fitted out with water and electricity. Light and airy with ample storage space. Could be an ideal studio.
Unit 2: approx. 800 sq. ft. (stms)
Currently used as a cookery school with demonstrations and classes. Situated centrally in the courtyard would be superb setting for a café, coffee shop, tea room, bistro, utilising outside spaces ideal for tables and chairs.
Unit 3: in excess of 400 sq. ft. (stms)
Currently used as a commercial kitchen for wholesale fusion cuisine. Suitable as an extension of the café with additional seating or larger kitchen area.
Unit 4: approx. 380 sq. ft. (stms)
Currently used as wholesale fishmongers with office and storage and a separate refrigeration storage area.
Unit 5: approx. 350 sq. ft. (stms)
Currently used as refrigeration and storage for the Fusion Cuisine.
OUTSIDE The exterior of the property needs exploring in person to fully appreciate. The main house has a sweeping gravel driveway with turning area in front of the main entrance, whilst vehicle access continues through to the rear. Much of the frontage is a mixture of lawns, shrubberies and woodland, with some stunning trees helping to provide a beautiful setting. One of the lawns is purposely enclosed as a tennis court, and makes for an excellent croquet lawn, too. The house has a range of outside stores including The Dairy arranged around a small courtyard. This has the potential to convert to an annexe or holiday let accommodation (subject to any relevant planning permissions or consents). The main paddock is fully enclosed and stretches away to the south of the property, accessed through a five bar gate. There is also a generous kitchen garden offering all year round produce, should you wish.
COUNCIL TAX Band G. £2810 for 2017/2018.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity, borehole water supply, oil fired central heating (new boiler being installed) and septic tank drainage (3 septic tanks). Two of the commercial units are served by Calor gas and there is a telephone line into the main house with a separate hub for the commercial units.
AGENT'S NOTE There is a useful shared second entrance north of the property which wraps around the rear and leads to the commercial units, which Mowles Manor has a right of way over.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II Listed.
"Thank you Emma and everyone else involved at Sowerbys for your help to achieve the sale. I am sorry it was such a long drawn out affair."