- Impressive Country House
- Seven Reception Rooms
- Five Bedrooms (All En-Suite)
- Popular Semi-Rural Location
- Well-Landscaped Grounds
- Approximately 7 acres (sts)
- Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Planning Consent for Cart Lodge
An impressive and substantial five bedroom country house that is set in a semi-rural location with grounds that extend to approximately 7 acres (sts). Seven well-appointed reception rooms, five en-suite bedrooms, heated outdoor swimming pool and fine views of the well landscaped grounds.
The Birches is a substantial and extremely well-presented property that offers versatile accommodation over two floors. The property is situated in a semi-rural location just 7 miles south of the Cathedral City of Norwich. The accommodation comprises an impressive reception hall with a central feature staircase and stone flooring. There is a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room with a wide range of units including an island unit with granite work surfaces. The dining room has a bay window to the side enjoying lovely views of the garden and there is a games room, utility room, study and cloakroom. From the original drawing room with its central fireplace you are led through to an impressive garden room with roof lantern and stunning views of the garden. In addition, there is a charming family room and separate sitting room. From the reception hall the staircase leads to the first floor landing. The master bedroom offers a bay window to the side, a dressing room and en-suite bath and shower room. There are four further bedrooms all with en-suites.
Outside the property is approached via gates onto a sweeping gravelled drive that passes the well-established pond and leads to a parking area for several cars. To the side there is an open store and an area where planning consent has been granted for a detached cart lodge. The grounds extend to approximately 7 acres (sts) and comprise a well-landscaped formal garden that is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature shrub borders, sandstone pathways with a pergola and a well-appointed sandstone terrace, perfect for entertaining. Across from the formal garden there is an electrically heated swimming pool with a further paved terrace and entertaining area. Beyond the formal garden there are meadows/paddocks with mature boundary hedging.
SWAINSTHORPE The Birches is located on the outskirts of the village of Swainsthorpe. Swainsthorpe lies approximately 6 miles south of the Cathedral City of Norwich and approximately 3 miles from the A47 southern bypass. The village lies just off the A140 that offers access to Norwich and Diss to the south. The neighbouring village of Mulbarton is approximately 1 mile away and offers a supermarket, post office, health centre and primary school. Norwich has a beautiful heritage, vibrant nightlife, sophisticated shopping and mouth-watering restaurants. There are also a number of sought after schools and colleges. Norwich offers access to all the major rail links and Norwich International Airport.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING D. The reference number or full certificate can be obtained from Sowerbys upon request.
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SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating and drainage to private treatment plant (newly fitted).
COUNCIL TAX Band H.
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