10 Bedroom Farm House For Sale
Lodge Farm presents an exciting lifestyle opportunity in a semi-rural yet highly convenient location to the west of Norwich. At the heart is a superbly renovated Grade II* Jacobean farmhouse with Victorian wing. The vendors have cleverly preserved the character whilst creating a home set up perfectly for modern living including superb 'green credentials'. The setting for the property is idyllic, feeling like a private island being bordered by a lake (not owned) to three sides affording the house delightful views.
With the addition of a substantial glazed entrance porch spaces seamlessly now link together. There is a substantial sitting room with an impressive fireplace having a stunning original carved stone plaque, and a feature well with reinforced glass cover. There is access to the secondary staircase to the first floor. A door opens to the study in the Victorian wing which also comprises a substantial dining room with sash window to the front, inner hall with principal staircase and a superb double aspect kitchen which has been fitted with an outstanding range of contemporary units and until recently has been used for cooking courses. There is also a large cloakroom.
On the first floor of the Victorian portion are two double bedrooms to the rear, both sharing a shower room. There is a double bedroom to the front and an outstanding bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower cubicle. A door leads from the bathroom into the Jacobean portion with a beautifully proportioned double aspect principal bedroom with outstanding overmantel Jacobean carved stone plaque. There is a walk-in wardrobe with protected section of Charles Dickens Victorian wallpaper. Stairs rise from the landing to a further bedroom. There is direct access from here into a substantial attic providing superb storage.
From the porch, access leads to a substantial utility room which in turn opens to a fantastic leisure room which has been currently designed in the style of an 'American Diner' but could be used for a variety of purposes and there are double doors to the large terrace.
The remainder of the property comprises three outstanding barn conversions currently run as a successful holiday let business. Two of the barns have 2 bedrooms and one has 1 bedroom. All three have their own outside space and we have been informed by the vendor that occupancy has been between 88-91%. Further information on income can be provided to seriously interested parties upon request.
A long driveway passes Lodge Farm Barns (not owned) leading to a gravel private driveway providing parking for several cars. The gardens are well-stocked with established shrubs and trees and wrap around the property, sweeping down to the lake. Also included are a fruit orchard planted with heritage Norfolk and ancient British varieties, a children's play area and a wild grass meadow. Immediately to the rear of the house is a substantial terrace with outdoor kitchen including pizza oven and perfect for alfresco entertaining.
BAWBURGH The popular village of Bawburgh is located approximately 5 miles west of Norwich city centre and offers an excellent selection of amenities including the village school and the Kings Head restaurant/public house. There are great public transport links to Norwich and close access to the A47. The University of East Anglia, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich golf courses and Longwater retail park are all situated a few miles away.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity. Space for solar panels. Water supplied via a private borehole - further details available. Drainage to private treatment plant. Ground source heating with predominantly underfloor heating and low temperature radiators to first and second floors. The vendors have made an effort to apply green credentials to this period property.
COUNCIL TAX Band G.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING The main house is Grade II* Listed and therefore does not require an EPC. Ratings for the holiday barns are:
Lakeside - C. Ref:- 0703-3861-7248-9907-0875
The Dairy - C. Ref:- 0318-2028-7384-0467-9974
The Courtyard - C. Ref:- 8809-0910-7639-2207-5473
To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit https://find-energy-certificate.digital.communities.gov.uk/find-a-certificate/search-by-reference-number and enter in the reference number above. Alternatively, the full certificate can be obtained through Sowerbys.
AGENT'S NOTE The property is freehold.
The property has rights of way over the driveway until the start of its private driveway. The property does not have any rights to use the lake.
For seriously interested parties further information regarding the income from the holiday lets can be provide upon request.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 38466
No EPC available for this property
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