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Tower Road, Aylmerton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11

££895,000 Guide

4 Bedroom Detached House Sold STC

'Acre Wood' is a unique, detached contemporary residence showcasing strong 'Geometric' architecture reminiscent of the 'Bauhaus' movement. Designed, commissioned and built in 1973 by architect John P Tingay ARIBA this distinctive home stands proud in around one acre (STMS) of glorious private grounds that are enclosed by mature woodland to create a magnificent 'Sylvan' setting. Coming to the market for only the second time in nearly 50 years this intriguing building portrays striking architectural features and design that marry perfectly with its picturesque, woodland environment. The present owners have ensured they acknowledge and champion the strong, architectural influences of the property by creating an interior design that exudes simplicity with a minimalist feel that is refreshingly calming and serene. Recent improvements and maintenance include a new 'Sarnafil' flat roof and double glazed windows throughout.  With an 'upside down' arrangement the substantial accommodation embraces its idyllic surroundings and extends to over 2,700sq. ft. of useable space that briefly comprises; Entrance hall, guest WC, ground floor principal bedroom with views over the gardens and a spacious en-suite. Off the hall is a perfectly placed study with fitted furniture and access to the substantial integral garage. A turning staircase with black slate steps and exposed brick walls rises elegantly to the first floor where you are greeted by an open plan sitting room and landing area. This space is filled with light natural light thanks to an oversized window to the front and a glazed ceiling pyramid. Internal sliding doors lead through to a superb dining room that features an exposed flint wall and direct access out onto a balcony. This area enjoys glorious, elevated views over the grounds and is perfect for entertaining with a spiral staircase going down to a sun terrace. A formal lounge is set off the dining area and separated by internal glazed doors. A modern, fitted kitchen continues the fresh contemporary feel whilst a generous utility/laundry room is set off an inner hallway. Three well-proportioned double bedrooms command views over the gardens and all feature fitted wardrobes. The first floor is completed by a family sized bathroom.

The glorious parkland style grounds are the 'jewel in the crown' of this unique home and extend to around an acre (STMS). Featuring extensive lawns and flower meadows flanked by mature tree and shrub boundaries, the grounds extend on all sides of the property to create a wonderfully discreet and private setting with hundreds of acres of ancient National Trust woodland literally on the doorstep. Private gates from the roadside open out onto a sweeping gravelled driveway and lead to an expansive parking area and access to the integral double garage and workshop. Set beneath the first floor accommodation on both east and west elevations are covered areas ideal for parking and storage but could easily be converted to offer further habitable space.

LOCATION 'Acre Wood' stands in an enviable, elevated position just off Sandy Lane, surrounded by ancient National Trust woodland. The Roman Camp (NT), close by, is the highest point in Norfolk and comprises heathland, woodland and an archaeological site. The whole area lies within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beautiful walks and trails wind their way through the surrounding woodland whilst one of the finest sandy beaches in North Norfolk is a gentle downhill stroll away. West Runton village centre is about half a mile away with an excellent range of amenities including The Links Hotel and Golf Club, a selection of good pubs and a number of places to eat and socialise. Cromer and Sheringham are two miles away in either direction and the Georgian town of Holt is some five miles inland. Local schools include Gresham's Public School, Beeston Hall and several state schools. West Runton has a regular rail service to Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich which connects a direct line to London, Liverpool Street.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING E. Ref:- 9320-2216-8100-2499-0061
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