4 Bedroom House For Sale
A remarkable property located on the edge of Thetford Forest, on a quiet country lane, less than half a mile from the community hub of the picturesque village of Northwold. The property offers a completely unique private setting with elevated views of paddocks, mature woodland, the River Wissey and backdrop of Thetford Forest beyond, all set in an amazing ten acres (stms).
Originally part of the parkland grounds of Northwold Lodge Estate the house is now a freehold property of conventional construction that we feel can only be appreciated by first hand inspection. Woodlands is a large brick and block built barn conversion retaining the original footprint and openings of the agricultural barn which has been ecologically, externally insulated and over clad with locally sourced seasoned larch.
The property is entered via an electric gate and down a tree lined wide driveway to the large parking and turning area. The land itself is divided into approximately five acres of woodland and river walks and five acres of paddocks and private gardens seen from most rooms in the house. Currently there are three paddocks with water and shelter in each. The stable yard consists of 3 Passmore stables including a foaling box, feed room, insulated tack room, office and store with water, power and drainage connected. There is also full planning permission for a detached double garage with a treatment room, office, shower room and first floor storage. Also full sporting and fishing rights are included. The plot is entirely enclosed in dog proof fencing and the site lends itself to expand from its current business uses to a wide variety of other uses.
There's a warm welcome when you step inside, the main entrance opens into the large reception hall with dining space in front of you which gives access to a sitting room (8.7m x 5.2 m) with log burner and patio doors onto the covered veranda with views over the parkland. Moving down to your left is a fitted bath and shower room and further to your right a double bedroom with view to the river and a door out to the veranda. Also accessible from the reception hall is a second kitchen used by the current owners for business clients (with scope to convert to a bedroom). The house lends itself well and was partly designed with holiday let or multi-generational living in mind and at this point you could close the connecting door and have this as a completely independent two bedroom dwelling. For use as one property you continue through the study into the family kitchen with large entertaining space, log burner, patio doors looking over the garden and rear paddock. The kitchen is fitted with fully integrated appliances and range cooker, with quartz worktop and solid oak doors. The quartz worktop and oak units flow into the large utility/boot room where there is a further fridge/freezer and laundry facilities with extra deep tack and boot cupboards and door leading to the enclosed gardens. Also there are two further double bedrooms with fitted storage and a large bathroom with shower and spa bath. Extending around the back of the house is a part covered elevated walkway leading to the large floodlight veranda where the current owners enjoy the abundant wildlife in the grounds and on the river. The house has solid internal and external walls, hardwood windows and doors and underfloor heating throughout. Only completed and signed off in 2017.
NORTHWOLD Northwold is roughly equidistant between the market towns of Thetford, Swaffham and Downham Market. Northwold is the larger of the two villages in the parish and has a sports and social club, church and primary school whilst Whittington has a garage and caravan & camping site, both are the base for a number of local businesses. Methwold is 7 miles away with post office, nursery, secondary school and sixth form, village store, public house and chip shop. Mundford is 4.6 miles away with several public houses and hotels, shops and garage. It also includes Lynford Hall, with 100's of acres of woodland and waterway walking, riding, cycling, boating and fishing. Nearby market towns of Downham Market (10.6 miles) and Brandon (9.6 miles) have further amenities and railway stations to London King's Cross (90mins).
AGENT'S NOTE We understand the front paddock has been submitted for inclusion in future local development framework and further development uplift will be placed on this land on more than one residential dwelling of 40% for 30 years.
A small right of way is held by neighbour for emptying of septic tank for their property which is on one corner of Woodlands owned land.
The property is of conventional construction and fully mortgageable.
COUNCIL TAX Band E.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity and private drainage to septic tank. Oil central heating with ability to be also be ran by wood-burning stoves or combination of both. Super fast fibre broadband.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING D. The reference number or full certificate can be obtained from Sowerbys upon request.
To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit https://www.epcregister.com/ and enter in the reference number.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 28309
WEBSITE TAGS Equestrian
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