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Quebec Road, Dereham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR19

££850,000 Guide

4 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

It is believed that coachmaker James Elvin had the house built in 1861. His son Charles Norton Elvin, a famous heraldry artist, then moved in later with his wife and family. This property is packed with history and charm. The current owners have been able to bring back to life what was once a tired and unloved property, though, they have done this with a modern twist that compliments the old framework of this gorgeous house.

Whilst the four bedroom detached Victorian home is entered off Elvin Road, it is fronted onto arguably the most popular road in Dereham, Quebec Road. Stepping through front door, you arrive into a warm and welcoming hallway. The first door on the right leads to the formal sitting room with dual bay windows, one of which is south facing, allowing this room to be filled with natural light. The current owners have really transformed this room, reinstating the picture rail which helps accentuate the high ceilings and draws your eye towards the bespoke Victorian style cornicing.

"If we had to describe our home in three words, we would say unique, elegant and homely."

Walking further down the hallway and towards the kitchen/diner at the rear of the property, we find on our right an elegant wood panelled office, complete with feature fireplace and a fully functional Victorian serving bell system, if you are lucky enough, for someone to bring a nice warming tea during those important zoom meetings.

The kitchen at the very rear of the property is a lovely contemporary space with an amazing wooden beam that offsets the grey units and white stone worktops nicely. There are large glass sliding doors to the side that give access to the garden and allow light to flood in.

"The garden room is one of our favourite spots in the house."

Back towards the front of the property are the last two main reception rooms on the ground floor, the formal dining room and the newly appointed garden room with large roof lantern. The final two rooms to mention on the ground floor are the pantry and separate shower room, which gives the property flexibility for those looking for multi-generational living, should one wish to use a ground floor reception room as a bedroom.

Upstairs and off a grand central landing are four well appointed bedrooms. The third bedroom has been set up as a large dressing room to the primary bedroom. This room could be reinstated into a fourth bedroom should one desire. Alternatively, it could be changed into a private en-suite for the primary bedroom. The smallest of the four bedrooms is used as the guest suite with an en-suite and the remaining three rooms share the wonderfully crafted bathroom which features a claw foot slipper bath and Thomas Crapper style toilet.

"Being an older property, there is so much character which we love."

Outside and to the rear is a newly landscaped garden that is mainly laid to lawn with a private brick paved BBQ entertaining area to the side. The current owners have also built a separate studio space that is currently used as a beauty salon but could have any number of uses. At the very rear of the property is a large double garage.

"We enjoy sitting out on the patio looking down on Elvin Road over the treetops, whilst having a drink in the evening sun."

DEREHAM Nestled in the Brecklands, in the heart of the county, Dereham is a classic country market town and an architectural haven with plenty of Georgian gems set on generous plots, blended with more recent developments.

In the eighth century, it is said that the youngest daughter of Anna, King of East Anglia, prayed for a miracle during a famine and two deer appeared every day to provide milk for the nunnery she had founded. When a huntsman tried to snare the deer, he was thrown from his horse - believed to be an act of divine retribution - and killed. The hunt is depicted on a town sign at the entry to Butter Market from the High Street.

Today, a twice weekly market, on Tuesdays and Fridays, along with a strong cohort of independent and specialist shops and free parking make the town a fabulous place for an afternoon spent browsing. Look out for the town's other historic landmarks which include the Mid-Norfolk Railway, a heritage line which runs 1950s railcars to Wymondham Abbey, Dereham Windmill, a Grade II listed building which was saved from the brink of destruction, and Bishop Bonner's Cottage, established in 1502 and believed to be the oldest building in town.

Heritage buffs are spoilt for choice with living museum Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse just a few minutes out of town, or step back in time and adventure at Castle Acre Castle and Priory, an 11th century monastic site, and National Trust property Oxburgh Hall, which is half an hour's drive away.

When you've worked up an appetite exploring, spice things up with a tasty dish at Spice Fusion curry house or head to The George Hotel, Bar and Restaurant which offers excellent accommodation, freshly cooked food and award winning ales, wines, beers and spirits . Brisley, 6.5 miles away, is home to one of Norfolk's best pubs, The Brisley Bell, with a first-rate menu and a warm welcome which has earned it multiple awards. Otherwise head to The Old Dairy in Stanfield and stock up on its artisan bread and produce for an easy dine-in experience.

With good local schools, a leisure centre and golf course, Dereham and its surrounding villages are a fantastic spot to enjoy the best of Norfolk country living with easy commuting access to Norwich and the coast at Wells-next-the-Sea, just 22 miles away. Come discover a Norfolk gem.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Gas fired central heating.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING C. Ref:- 9330-2358-6200-2292-5005
To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit and enter in the reference number above. Alternatively, the full certificate can be obtained through Sowerbys.

TENURE Freehold.


Tenure: Freehold





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Canterbury House
20 Market Place
Dereham, Norfolk
NR19 2AX

01362 693591

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