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Rectory Road, Weston Longville, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9

££1,500,000 Guide

5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

Our client had been looking for a special place to build his own bespoke home on, so when he acquired a run-down property on the site of what is now The Duckeries, it gave him the ability to put his vision into life.

Working closely with Hebridean Homes and Dualchas Architects, the owner has created a truly bespoke home. The environment and energy efficiency was paramount and not only did they create something which is stunning to look at, but they designed a passive home making it an incredibly efficient property.

With air source heating, mechanical ventilation heat recovery and triple glazing, this house could not be more perfectly set up for today.

At the same time as thinking about design, our vendor went to great lengths to ensure the house had a luxurious finish throughout. Our client's background is landscape design and something which is wonderful is that the same attention to detail has been paid to the setting, as it had to the home's high standard. This house seamlessly sits within its environment.

The wrap-around south and west facing terrace is one of the owner's favourite places during the summer.

The principal living space mirrors this and you feel the day pass as the light moves around the space with you. In the winter, the light in the sitting room - cast by the low sun - is beautiful and makes this the owner's favourite place to relax. The living space and kitchen/dining room is divided by the feature double-sided bio-ethanol fireplace making it a perfect place for entertaining.

The space of the home is incredibly versatile and rooms can be easily adapted to suit a variety of requirements.

The Duckeries is perfectly situated in the countryside and the vendors have loved the nearby walks and pub lunches, but also the convenience for both Norwich and the North Norfolk coast.

The luxury continues beyond the main house where the vendor has created a spa with a Fastlane pool and a self-contained guest suite above.

When you walk around the property there is a feeling of serenity which gives the house such a wonderful calm feel and a peaceful lifestyle. Such is the attention to detail throughout, the owner has put lights in the ground outside to illuminate the trees and the features of the garden - highlighting the home's exterior.

When you have seen all The Duckeries has to offer, and the level of attention to the smallest of details - as well as the bigger picture, it is easy to see why this house is award winning. It is a triumph of what can be created if someone has a vision, but also an empathy for where their creativity will be placed.

WESTON LONGVILLE An active village, Weston Longville situated just eight miles from the outskirts of the cathedral city of Norwich, with amenities including a gastro pub, golf club and the Lakeside Country Club in nearby Lyng and a local equestrian centre.

The area is also in catchment for the reputable Reepham High School and there is a nearby primary school. The nearby village of Lenwade has a good local riverside pub, Post Office and general shop, coffee shops and doctor's surgery. The Marriott's Way cycle path, which connects Norwich to Reepham, passes through the village.

The ancient city of Norwich 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.

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 and electricity. Drainage to a private treatment plant. Heating via an air source heat pump.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING B. Ref:- 8181-7438-4990-9862-2922
To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit and enter in the reference number above. Alternatively, the full certificate can be obtained through Sowerbys.

TENURE Freehold.


Tenure: Freehold





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Old Bank of England Court
Queen Street
Norwich, Norfolk

01603 761441

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