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Rectory Road, Wood Norton, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20


4 Bedroom Barn Conversion Sold

Cutting edge technology, provocative and alluring architecture, ground-breaking efficiency and an idyllic countryside setting come together in perfect harmony to create the ultimate, modern residence.

'The Steel House' is simply a masterpiece of modern architecture and design. A creation that was born out of the passion and determination of one man's dream and vision to create a space that embraced the best of country life whilst championing cutting edge efficiency and modernity. Cultivated from a former steel frame industrial building, this exceptional home sets a new benchmark in Norfolk barn conversion living. Over 4,000 sq. ft. of breath-taking living space sits in lush parkland style grounds of around 2.5 acres (STMS) that is set within a stunning countryside environment.

An open plan living space combines a living, dining and kitchen area with epic vaulted ceilings and glazed gables looking out over the grounds. The kitchen creates a social hub for the home and comes with a sleek design that incorporates a full suite of high-end appliances. This immense space is full of drama at every angle and creates the ultimate entertaining space. Set over the living area a mezzanine space further elevates the theatre of this cavernous home.

Clever design has also enabled this modern home to be both practical and functional with a cosy family snug, utility room and study. Versatility is offered in abundance with the potential for five-bedroom options and three decadent bathrooms. The principal suite resides on the ground floor and features two interconnected rooms and an en-suite. Two further bedrooms to the ground floor flank a substantial family bath/shower room. Set off the first-floor mezzanine is a further bedroom with en-suite.

An integrated garage/workshop provides further space that is highly versatile and very functional plus a triple bay cart lodge resides in the front courtyard.

Exceptional efficiency delivers an EPC rating of A thanks to a myriad of modern technology. This includes 36 solar panels and two air source heat pumps, driving a highly efficient hot water supply and heating via underfloor heating throughout. Furthermore, high grade insulation qualities throughout, low voltage LED lighting and an electric car charging point boost the technical and efficient specification. Interior and exterior detailing that is worthy of note includes; Polished concrete floors to the main living area, double sided integrate wood burner between the lounge and living area, Larch and Sinusoidal Aluminium exterior cladding and aluminium anthracite roofing.

In a perfect juxtaposition to this modern home, the parkland style grounds provide a tranquil setting that ensures a high degree of privacy and a wonderful, private oasis to enjoy. Set amongst glorious open countryside the grounds have been meticulously designed and created to provide a sprawling area to entertain and relax. An expansive, paved terrace positioned off the main living area commands a centre stage looking out over the grounds and countryside beyond.

Sprawling lawns and pathways weave their way through the gardens and carefully managed flower meadows ensure that the thriving local wildlife is encouraged to engage and has a preserved habitat. A summerhouse commands a tranquil corner perched looking over a small boating lake. To the front of the property a generous courtyard provides ample parking and storage options.

An option to purchase additional land of around 9.5 acres (STMS) is a available by separate negotiation.

The Steel House commands a wonderfully rural setting in the village of Wood Norton. Despite such a blessed countryside location the property is well-placed for access to the north Norfolk coastline, the Georgian market town of Holt with Gresham's School and the city of Norwich.

WOOD NORTON A typical small Norfolk village. Wood Norton was owned by Christ Church Oxford up until then 1950s.
Just 8 miles away a strong sense of community thrives among the proud residents and local businesses of Holt, and many of the latter champion the local 'Love Holt' initiative which waves the flag for the independent shops that add vibrancy to the Georgian town centre. Throughout the year, there are plenty of local events including a summer Holt Festival and 1940s Weekend, which takes over the town and 'Poppy Line' heritage railway that runs between here and Sheringham.

With a traditional butcher, fishmonger and greengrocer, the town even has its own department store and food hall, Bakers and Larners, a local landmark which has been run by the same family since 1770.

The town and its surrounding yards house a collection of chic boutiques and luxe lifestyle stores to explore and fill your home and wardrobe with beautiful things - linger and choose your favourite locally made fragrance at Norfolk Natural Living.
Life moves at a leisurely pace in Holt, and there are plenty of places to idle over a coffee or bite to eat. Believed to be the oldest house in town, Byfords deli and café ©s a central landmark and fabulous place to stop and watch the world go by. There's no need to hurry home - relax and enjoy country life! On the edge of town is the eponymous Gresham's school.

While there is an abundance of Georgian property, particularly in the streets surrounding the town centre, venture a little further and you will find leafy roads with stylish, detached 1930s family homes, plus well-designed contemporary houses that blend seamlessly with their country setting. And, should you need to spread your wings a little wider, head to the heathland of Holt Country Park or Spout Hills and reconnect with nature.

If you are looking for the perfect spot to enjoy country life, Holt is one of Norfolk's finest market towns with easy reach to the coast and city and if this sounds like your kind of place, let us help you to find your next property.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water and electricity. Private Drainage. Heating via air source heat pump.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING A. Ref:- 9718-6035-7337-6090-6220
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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NR25 6BE

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