5 Bedroom Farm House Sold
Pond Lodge is a truly magnificent country residence, situated in approximately 3.84 Acres (sts) of mature landscaped gardens and tucked away in a wonderfully secluded and unspoilt location in the heart of the beautiful county of Norfolk. The property was completed approximately 16 years ago and constructed in the style of a quintessential Georgian era farmhouse which was intended to incorporate the best features of both period and modern design. No expense has been spared to create this immaculately presented home, built with exceptional attention to detail using locally sourced red brick laid in a traditional Flemish bond with lime mortar. Throughout the property you will discover bespoke period style sash windows and multiple pairs of french doors which take advantage of differing aspects of the gardens, with the majority of the rooms enjoying dual or even triple aspects. During their time at Pond Lodge, the current owners have continued to improve on what was already an immaculate finish, having completed the installation of a bespoke, hand fitted kitchen within the last year as well as stunning lighting design and Farrow & Ball paint also found throughout.
The property itself enjoys wonderful symmetrical design with well-proportioned living accommodation arranged over two floors, creating versatile spaces to suit modern family living requirements. The reception rooms offer an excellent degree of space and light without compromising on the warm and cosy feeling which is often lost in properties of such stature.
On entering the property, a real sense of quality and attention to detail is immediately apparent. Portland stone steps lead up to the pilastered entrance porch with a truly impressive arched, solid oak entrance door granting access to the grand reception hall. Two pairs of french doors flank the main entrance, allowing natural light to flood into this impressive space, complete with four large columns, Limestone flooring and an impressive Georgian style staircase leading to the galleried first floor landing. Leading off from the reception hall; the living room features a delightful triple aspect with two pairs of french doors leading out into the gardens, a fireplace with an inset wood-burning stove, a carved stone surround and limestone flooring. The snug, again, enjoys a triple aspect with limestone flooring and there is a cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. Across the reception hall is the kitchen/breakfast room with its wonderful bespoke, hand fitted kitchen complete with central island, Rangecooker and pamment tiled floor, once again a triple aspect room with two pairs of french doors leading to the gardens. To complete the ground floor is the sitting/dining room and a good-sized utility room with a range of fitted units, timber worksurfaces, Belfast sink and tiled floor.
The first floor Landing could quite easily merit being described as a room within its own right, mirroring the size of the downstairs reception hall with great elevated views over the gardens and providing access to a total of five double bedrooms and the family bathroom. The primary bedroom enjoys an exquisite en-suite with a large walk-in shower and Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware which can be found throughout the majority of the property.
Externally, Pond Lodge is approached through automated timber gates providing access onto a sweeping shingled drive leading to a large parking area to the front and side of the main house, in turn leading to an oak framed double carport. To the side of the carport, a side door grants access into an entrance hall with downstairs shower room and stairs leading up to a large home office/games room/store room. The gardens are an impressive feature and the two large ponds to be found in the grounds are linked by a stream providing an extremely pleasing setting for this family home. There are lawned and wooded areas with a wide variety of mature trees to enjoy. Finally, there is a substantial outbuilding, currently used as storage/workshop space. Separated into three rooms, the main part of which is centrally heated and with its own bathroom. Providing excellent self-contained Annexe potential, subject to the necessary consents.
LONGHAM Longham is a small, peaceful village in central Norfolk, with a population of around two hundred. Situated equidistant from both Norwich and King's Lynn, and around four miles north-west of Dereham, the village is an ideal base for exploring the Norfolk countryside, with the Brecks to the south, the historic towns of King's Lynn and Norwich to the West and East, and the beautiful, unspoilt beaches of the North Norfolk Coast approximately half an hour's drive away. There is a pub called the Longham White Horse and an excellent Village Hall with playing fields.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity, private water supply and sewage treatment plant. Telephone and fibre optic broadband connected directly to the premises.
COUNCIL TAX Band G.
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 32879
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