Dunston, Norwich
£1,250,000, 9 bedrooms, for sale

Key features

  • Seven Bedrooms
  • Four Bathrooms
  • Self Contained Two Bedroom Cottage
  • Idyllic Rural Setting
  • Delightful Grounds of 4.3 Acres (STS)
  • Stable Block and Paddocks
  • Formal Gardens
  • Further 4.2 Acres Available Separately
  • Double Garage and Ample Parking
  • Tennis Court

Property Description

A substantial seven bedroom, four bathroom barn conversion and separate two bedroom cottage, all set in delightful grounds of 4.3 acres (STS). In addition to the very well presented internal accommodation the property features formal gardens, a stable block and paddocks, a hard tennis court, and double garage, and a further 4.2 acres is available by separate negotiation.

A substantial and extremely well-presented barn conversion with a beautiful inner south facing courtyard. Complemented by a well-appointed independent two bedroom cottage, it is set in approximately 4.3 acres (STS) in total.

The main house, which is innovative in its design and layout, offers versatile accommodation over two floors. There is a reception hall with exposed wooden floors, wood burning stove and a staircase to the main first floor landing. The ground floor accommodation comprises a study to the front, utility and pantry, cloakroom, and a kitchen breakfast room that is located in the heart of the property. The kitchen has an electric Aga, pamment tiled floor, a vaulted ceiling and two French doors leading to the well landscaped south facing courtyard. From the kitchen there is a dual aspect sitting room with a wood burning stove, family room, cloakroom and bedroom.

From the reception hall a staircase leads to the first floor landing that serves four bedrooms, two shower rooms, one of which is en-suite. From the kitchen there is a staircase that leads to a bedroom and bathroom. Between the family room and bedroom there is another staircase that leads to a further bedroom.

The cottage is a well-appointed period detached cottage (the original farmhouse) with character, that could be utilised as an annexe, holiday let or long term let. The accommodation is set over two floors and comprises an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen breakfast room, dining room, utility and bathroom. The first floor serves a spacious landing that could be divided to create a bedroom if required. There are currently two bedrooms to the first floor.

Outside, the property is approached via an extensive driveway serving access to a parking area and to the double garage. The garage could provide further accommodation if required (STPP) as there is access from the main house.

The grounds extend to approximately 4.3 acres (STS) and offer a lovely slice of Norfolk countryside. Behind the main house there is a well landscaped formal garden with a wide variety of mature planting, trees, sweeping lawns and meandering pathways that lead to a stable block with lockable store. Paddocks beyond offer separate access to the highway. The property also offers a woodland, a hard tennis court, kitchen garden with poly tunnel and a party barn with a glazed covered terrace.

The cottage has its own private well landscaped cottage garden with an abundance of shrubs, lawn and mature boundary hedging.

In addition to the barn and the cottage, there is a water meadow on the opposite side of the road extending to approximately 4.2 acres (STS), with frontage on to the River Tas, which is available by separate negotiation.

SITUATION Dunston is a small hamlet just 4 miles south of the cathedral city of Norwich. There is a local church, common and a country house hotel with an eighteen-hole golf course known as Dunston Hall. Situated approximately half a mile away is the popular village of Stoke Holy Cross that offers a well-known restaurant/public house, post office and primary schooling. Easy access to the A140 provides access to the A47 southern bypass and the Cathedral City of Norwich.

Set in the heart of East Anglia, the historic city of Norwich has everything you would desire of a vibrant regional capital and has a real sense of history preserved. You will find a modern cultural feel with beautiful heritage, dynamic nightlife, sophisticated shopping and mouth-watering restaurants. Chapelfield Shopping Centre offers high end shopping, whilst the Norwich Lanes won the great British high street of the year with its many independent and unique businesses including shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. Norwich is the most complete medieval city in Britain and boasts two cathedrals as well as the castle with stunning architecture. There are also a number of sought after schools and colleges. The River Wensum flows throughout the city and offers boat rental and various pubs situated along the river itself. Every year in May, the city hosts the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, bringing cultural and exciting acts and performances to the city. Voted in the top 10 within a poll of the happiest places to live in Britain, the Cathedral City of Norwich offers access to all the major rail links and Norwich International Airport. Norwich is located approximately 40 minutes from the delightful North Norfolk coast rolling countryside, whilst still being a vibrant, ever evolving city.

SERVICES CONNECTED Both the barn and the cottage have mains water, mains electricity with photovoltaic cells, private drainage and oil fired central heating.

COUNCIL TAX The council tax band for both properties is E.


The Cottage:- E

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"I would just like to express my view on the quality of service delivered by Sowerbys. I had Laura Newstead over to evaluate my property at 9am on, 17th Sept. By the end of the day my property was on the market with the first viewing booked. The communications with Laura Newstead, Chana Watson and Michaela Hall have been fast and professional. I have leased property through Sowerbys in the past and was very impressed with the service then. I am pleased to say that, so far, the professionalism and efforts of your staff has been outstanding! "
Ben Page, Yaxham - Landlord - September 2015