4 Bedroom Semi-Detached House For Sale
Period dramas are an always popular genre of television and film. Maybe that's because viewers get a glimpse into what life would have been like in the luxuries of years gone by.
When you step into Park House in Norwich, overlooking Chapelfield Gardens, you are immediately swept back into the Regency of those early 19th century dramas.
The current owners bought the Grade II Listed house 10 years ago and there had been a gate giving direct access to the park.
It would not take much for one to imagine how the original owners of Park House would have stepped outside in their finery and enjoyed the promenade in the gardens.
Retaining a level of grandeur, Park House has elegant proportions.
The first-floor drawing room, in particular, contains an impressive marble surround and is the current owners' favourite room in the house. The room overlooks Chapelfield Gardens and has the space to allow them to have placed their grand piano.
Someone might get the feeling that little has changed here over the years because restorations have been done so sympathetically. The biggest change is the kitchen which is now on the ground floor and its original home, on the lower ground floor, is now a versatile play room/games room together with a utility room and wet room.
Another modern change has been accommodating an en-suite shower room to the principal bedroom on the second floor.
One of the most significant features of Park House is the delightful roof terrace off the first-floor library. It has charming city views over to St Giles and the array of period architecture in the city.
The owners relocated from north Norfolk to Park House to be able to enjoy city life and it is certainly blessed with such a fantastic array of amenities on one's doorstep.
With Norwich Theatre Royal, an assortment of restaurants and shops a stone's throw from the house, the leafy Chapelfield Gardens make you feel like you're close to the countryside, whilst in the heart of the city.
City parking is always at a premium and Park House not only boasts parking for four cars, behind impressive iron gates, but there is also a garage.
For a city property, Park House is full of surprises. Arguably, its biggest is the self-contained former coach house which is now an excellent one bedroom apartment currently let on an assured shorthold tenancy. However, it offers an incoming buyer so much potential for a variety of purposes.
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, gas and drainage. Heating type is gas via radiators.
COUNCIL TAX Band G.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING Main property: An Energy Performance Certificate is not required
for this property due to it being Grade II listed.
Annexe property: D. Ref:- 0539-0000-4207-3542-9210
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 Coach House (7a) is currently let on an assured shorthold tenancy and further information can be provided upon request.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 39164
Other properties you might be interested in
Goodwins Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30
Lynn Road, Heacham, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31
£860,000 Offers in the region of
Cromer Road, Lower Gresham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11
Guide Price £845,000
Russell Close, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23
Samphire Close, Blakeney, Holt, Norfolk, NR25
Guide Price £1,395,000