6 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
Swannington Hall is a stunning Grade II* listed moated country house. An asymmetric 'H' plan of two storeys and attics with an off centre porch to the west. Dating from the 15th century with later additions, Swannington Hall retains a wealth of period features that includes the central hall that has heavily roll moulded principal and common joists and a 16th century stone fireplace with a Tudor arch and roses in the spandrels. There are also 19th century doorways with Tudor arches and in the parlour there are moulded principal and common joists. There are moulded newels to the stairs in original locations and 16th century studded partitions in association with solid tread stairs. The attic floor has stopped and chamfered transverse bridging beams supporting joists with carpenters marks. There is a clasped purlin roof structure over the central range and north wing with arched braces from the principal rafter to the collar and wind braces. The principals are stopped and chamfered, cranked and reduced at the junction with the collar.
Lovingly updated by the current owners and extremely well maintained throughout. The well-appointed accommodation comprises an impressive central hall reception, sitting room, study, music room, library, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room that is flooded with natural light and fine views of the formal garden, utility room, and a boot room. A staircase from the breakfast room leads to a bedroom and shower room. The first floor landing can be accessed via two staircases and provides access to six bedrooms, three of which benefit from en-suite facilities, a separate family bathroom and separate shower room.
Swannington Hall is situated in grounds that extend to approximately 6 acres (STMS). The current owners engaged an award winning landscape gardener to design the formal gardens, which are well established and truly stunning. The property is approached via electric gates leading on to a gravelled driveway providing ample parking. The setting is truly idyllic with an abundance of wildlife and a perfect mix of formal gardens, kitchen garden, moat, and meadows with a variety of specimen trees. Two bridges lead over the moat allowing you to gaze into the water and truly be at one with this tranquil setting. Outbuildings include a detached garage with a separate workshop that can be accessed from the second gated entrance and to the far reaches there is a detached double garage, two loose boxes, hay store, tack room and further workshop.
HISTORY The extant moat around the current hall may relate to the 12th century occupation of the site. The earliest phase of the current hall is probably the south wing incorporating fabric of the late 15th century. At the beginning of the 16th century, the hall was owned by the Richers family but it is clear that when John Richers wrote his will in 1501, the family had lived at the hall for some time. Later descendants of John Richers remodelled the hall approximately to its current configuration. Notable later occupants include the Bladwells.
SWANNINGTON The property is located just outside the village of Swannington, about 2 miles east of Lenwade, about 10 miles to the north-west of Norwich and about 22 miles from the north Norfolk coast at Cley-next-the-Sea. Local amenities include the well known Farm to Fork a multi award winning wholesale butchers and Farm Shop who specialise in supplying fully traceable meat with the emphasis on quality, taste, animal welfare and food miles and also near by is the Romantic Garden centre. It is also well placed for miles of walks and bicycle routes on the Marriotts Way and only a short drive from Royal Norwich Golf Club. Lenwade has a good range of local amenities including a primary school, general store and post office, a public house and garage. For families, the village also falls within the catchment area for the highly regarded Reepham High School. The independent Langley school is at nearby Taverham, where there is also a good range of supermarkets, shops and amenities.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water and electricity. Private drainage and oil fired central heating. Under floor heating to the ground floor.
COUNCIL TAX Band G.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II* listed.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 36639