4 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
The Clock House was formerly the carriage house, laundry garden, stable and grooms quarters for Thickthorn Hall, which was the former estate of Lord Halifax and latterly the well known MacIntosh family. Today, the Clock House is a stunning, sociable and extremely well presented and updated home. The beautiful symmetrical exterior fa硤e can not be faulted for its charm and presence and is complemented by the fine courtyard offering tranquil soothing sounds of water from the fountain.
When the current owners first viewed The Clock House, they fell in love with the stunning exterior, location and the opportunity to create sociable spaces via the many separate entertaining areas. They set to work immediately, bringing the property up to a high modern specification without losing any of its charm, it really is a fantastic example of "old meeting new".
Today, The Clock House flows perfectly and offers intimate rooms, as well as wonderful sociable entertaining areas inside and out. In particular, the room that really does deliver is the free flowing kitchen breakfast room, to put it simply "the hub of the home". A subtle contemporary double sided fireplace divides part of the kitchen into an intimate seating area and offers fine views over the neighbouring woodland, where an abundance of wildlife including deer, foxes and birds can be viewed.
I can easily see why the current owners love their bedroom with its superb gas fireplace, it really is an outstanding retreat for those dark wintery nights.
What is brilliant about The Clock House is that every bedroom is afforded the luxury of its own bathroom facilities, including one situated to the ground floor. This room also benefits from access to a separate reception room and would be a fantastic guest suite or accommodation for multi-generational living.
It is not just the inside that has undertaken a remodelling program. The stunning south facing walled garden has been well landscaped, providing an area perfect for entertaining or even just relaxing whilst admiring the backdrop comprising of mature planting. The west facing garden offers a completely different feel with a woodland backdrop attracting an abundance of wildlife. If it's privacy you are looking for, The Clock House offers just that. Featuring secure gated parking, storage and a wooded leafy backdrop. Built by the current owners, is the substantial garage, which sits behind a parking area and the fully restored wrought iron electric gates.
NORWICH This ancient city has been home to writers, radicals and fiercely independent spirits for over a thousand years, and today continues in its legacy as an enclave of culture and creativity. It's perfectly preserved medieval streets are home to a thriving community of small businesses, a vibrant food scene and an established arts culture. It is also a gateway to a county that continues to inspire people with its unspoilt landscapes, open spaces and big skies.
Named as one of the best places to live in 2021, Norwich lies approximately 20 miles from the coast at the confluence of the River Yare and the River Wensum, the latter still bending its way through the heart of the city. In the 11th Century, Norwich was the second largest city in the country, and today is still the UK's most complete medieval city. Strolling through the historic cobbled streets of Elm Hill, whatever the season, the Tudor architecture retains its character and beauty. Laced with merchant's houses, thatching, individual homes, speciality shops and small cafes, you'll be led toward the 1,000-year-old Norwich Cathedral.
To the north of the city the University of East Anglia is a remarkable example of brutalist architecture, and the campus is also home to the Sainsbury centre, a permanent collection of modern and ethnographic art, gifted by the Sainsbury family.
Property types in Norwich are incredibly diverse, from city-centre Victorian properties, converted mills and barns, townhouses and luxury new-builds. Central to the city, Newmarket Road is noted for it's selection of grand houses, and the 'Golden Triangle' neighbourhood is a favourite with families. There are also an array of beautiful rural villages within a short drive, notably Stoke Holy Cross to the south, Surlingham to the east, or Bawburgh to the west, where larger rural properties and small estates are often brought to market.
When the bright lights call, trains to Liverpool Street take just 90 minutes, and the city's airport flies to a number of UK destinations, as well as direct to Amsterdam.
This is a city that reveals itself the longer you stay - a city to fall in love with - a city to be a part of.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas fired central heating.
COUNCIL TAX Band G.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING D. Ref:-2632-4325-4100-0853-6292
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AGENT'S NOTE The driveway is privately owned with legal right of access over.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 39129
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