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Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19


5 Bedroom Farm House For Sale

Sowerbys are delighted to offer this most impressive Grade II Listed farmhouse, occupying secluded and pristine grounds of approximately 3.75 acres (STMS) in the most peaceful of rural settings. Positioned on the outskirts of Gressenhall, a few miles from the market town of Dereham and within easy reach of the fine city of Norwich and the beautiful north Norfolk coast. The property is thought to date back circa 1600 due to the Tudoresque and Jacobean stylings, although there is some uncertainty as to the exact date. Sparrow Green Farm features several times in Nikolaus Pevsner's renowned publication, Buildings Of England: Norfolk, Book Two (1962), where he makes reference to the stepped gable on the front elevation and also cites the property as being only the second or third property in the county to have a red brick fa硤e added to the original timber framed building later in the seventeenth century.

The accommodation displays a wealth of character features, from beamed ceilings and exposed wall skintlings to original floor coverings and fireplaces. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and briefly comprises entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, snug, kitchen/breakfast room, utility and cloakroom to the ground floor. With three double bedrooms, family bathroom, cloakroom and en-suite on the first floor, and a further bedroom built in to the roof space on the second floor. In addition to the main residence, there is also a completely self-contained annexe, known as Sparrow Cottage, which is an attractive single storey brick and flint building converted out of the original stables and outbuildings. The cottage provides an open-plan living area, bedroom with en-suite, kitchen and a private garden. Adjacent to Sparrow Cottage, there is further scope to increase the accommodation within the office building, which comprises two more converted rooms and provides options for a host of different applications.

The grounds and location add so much to the overall appeal of Sparrow Green Farm. With only a handful of neighbouring properties nearby and miles of unspoilt countryside to look out on, one can enjoy a feeling of privacy and seclusion without becoming isolated or too remote. The grounds have been lovingly cared for by the current owners, with colourful rose beds, herbaceous borders and manicured lawns making up the formal gardens which surround the house. There are also a variety of mature trees interspersed throughout the grounds, with an open area of approximately 2 acres (STMS) of open grass which could easily be post and railed to make it suitable for equestrian use. Other features include an orchard with apple, crab and plum trees, an established pond with wildlife and the remnants of an original moat. In addition, there is a timber barn currently used as a double garage/workshop, with a substantial gravel parking area and a long shingle driveway which leads down to the main house.

GRESSENHALL An unspoilt rural village which has a post office/village stores, public house and is also the home of the Rural Life Museum. Further amenities can be found in the nearby town of Dereham with a wide range of facilities including schools, a swimming pool and golf course. The village is in the catchment area for the well-regarded Litcham High School. The cathedral city of Norwich is about 20 miles away with cultural and leisure activities for most tastes. There is a regular rail service to London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 1 hour 40 minutes and an expanding airport which has an increasing number of flights to European destinations with most international destinations available via Schiphol.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity. Water supplied by private borehole with filtration system. Septic tank drainage. Telephone and broadband connections.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II listed.

AGENT'S NOTE Please note, the annexe 'Sparrow Cottage' currently has tenants in situ under an assured shorthold tenancy agreement. Sparrow Cottage is separately rated Council Tax Band A.





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Office Details

Canterbury House
20 Market Place
Dereham, Norfolk
NR19 2AX

01362 693591

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