Agency logo

Billingford Road, North Elmham, Norfolk

6 bedrooms, Guide price £1,150,000

6
3
4

LOT 1: £875,000 - Classically designed 4 bedroom period property with separate 2 bedroom Annexe, stables, pole barn, and frontage to the river Wensum, approached down a mature tree lined driveway with 17½ acres (stms) of paddocks and mature woodland.
LOT 2: £275,000 - Converted farm buildings currently used as storage and partly let for commercial premises.


Available as a whole or in 2 Lots: Lot 1 (Guide Price £875,000), a classically designed 4 bedroom period property with separate 2 bedroom annexe, stables, pole barn, and frontage to the River Wensum, approached down a mature tree lined driveway with 17.5 acres (stms) of paddocks and mature woodland. Lot 2 (Guide Price £275,000), converted farm buildings c…

LOT 1: £875,000 - Classically designed 4 bedroom period property with separate 2 bedroom Annexe, stables, pole barn, and frontage to the river Wensum, approached down a mature tree lined driveway with 17½ acres (stms) of paddocks and mature woodland.
LOT 2: £275,000 - Converted farm buildings currently used as storage and partly let for commercial premises.


Available as a whole or in 2 Lots: Lot 1 (Guide Price £875,000), a classically designed 4 bedroom period property with separate 2 bedroom annexe, stables, pole barn, and frontage to the River Wensum, approached down a mature tree lined driveway with 17.5 acres (stms) of paddocks and mature woodland. Lot 2 (Guide Price £275,000), converted farm buildings currently used as storage and partly let for commercial premises.

Features - Farmhouse Lot 1
- Many fine original features
- Reception hall
- Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
- Drawing room
- Dining room
- Sun room
- Study/sitting room
- Utility/boot room
- Back hall
- Fine staircase to galleried landing
- 4 double bedrooms
- 2 family bathrooms
- Cellar

Outside - Farmhouse
-Mature tree lined driveway
- Stable block with 6 loose boxes and feed/tack room
- 3.5 acres (stms) of mature woodland
- 14 acres (stms) of pasture land
- Large pole barn
- Field shelters
- Workshop
- Mature gardens and small orchard/vegetable garden
- Pump room
- Dog kennel

Outback Annexe
- Kitchen/dining room
- Sitting room
- Cloakroom
- Double bedroom
- Gallery (office/playroom)
- Single bedroom
- Family bathroom

Features - Farmyard Buildings Lot 2
-Single storey
-Set around courtyard, away from the main house
Driving Distances (approx.)
- Holt 13.5 miles
- Dereham 5.5 miles
- Fakenham 9 miles
- Norwich 16 miles

Situation
North Elmham is a thriving community with a primary school, village shop, Post Office, 2 pubs, tennis courts, playing field, doctors' surgery, 3 village function rooms, and the Medieval church of St Mary which stands on the grounds of the old cathedral and ruins of the Bishops Chapel nearby. Some 5 miles to the south is the market town of Dereham with many amenities including further schooling, supermarkets and shops, cinema and swimming pool.
The Cathedral City of Norwich is some 16 miles to south east with a mainline railway station to London (Liverpool Street 90 minutes) and an expanding international airport. The North Norfolk coast with its renowned sandy beaches, bird reserves and sailing together with the Norfolk Broads are both within easy driving distance. The Georgian market town of Holt is famous for its excellent shopping, restaurants and also as the home of Gresham's School offering pre-prep, prep and senior public schooling.

Description
Mill House Farm dates from 1850 and is located on the edge of the village of North Elmham. Stone steps lead up under an elegant portico to the wide front door and into the reception hall which sits central to the property with a fine sweeping staircase with a landing clock step and simple stylish balustrade and original Victorian tiled flooring. The house is a classic 4 square design with the sitting room and dining room on either side of the entrance hallway, both rooms feature high ceilings, picture rails, ceiling mouldings, original wooden shutters and recently replaced hardwood double glazed windows. The drawing room is double aspect with the original marble mantelpiece and open hearth. From the dining room arched double gazed doors lead into the sun room/conservatory which sits on the west side of the house and has pamment flooring and double doors to the garden.
From the main reception hall and with access off the dining room the kitchen/breakfast room is well proportioned with west facing aspect, a range of fitted beech veneer units with integrated fridge, space and plumbing for dishwasher and 2 oven oil fired Aga. The study would work equally well as a further reception room and is another good sized double aspect room with original marble fireplace. There is a downstairs cloakroom and large utility/boot room with a wall of fitted storage cupboards, sink and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Doors lead out on both sides to the garden and back hallway/garden room.
On the first floor a lovely galleried landing is well lit with southerly views over the front garden and the driveway. There are two bedrooms to the front of the property both have wash hand basins, one a lockable cupboard, high ceilings, picture rails and it is believed that all the bedrooms in the property retain their original fireplaces although some have been boarded over. To the back of the house are two further double bedrooms with hand basins and two bathrooms, one with an airing cupboard and access to loft storage.

Outback Annexe
The Annexe sits immediately behind the main house, with a good sized kitchen/dining room, large sitting room and separate cloakroom on the ground floor and two bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor, and benefits from the lovely views over the side stream and towards the river and surrounding fields.
Outback Annexe is currently let on a monthly rent of £560.00, the tenants will be given 2 months' notice if required, but are equally happy to remain should the new owner wish to maintain the tenancy.

Outside
Lot 1 -Mill House Farm sits well back within its land and is approached by a long sweeping driveway with wide mown verges and many superb mature trees including hornbeam, maple, sycamore, chestnut and a particularly spectacular bronze beech. The driveway splits to lead to the house and gravelled parking and turning area on one side and to the fields, stables and pole barn via the second driveway. The garden is laid mainly to lawn with a small ha-ha to the front of the property, mature shrubs and borders and an area of paved terracing on the west side of the house. There is a small orchard/vegetable garden which is approached over the side stream to the river Wensum by one of 2 pedestrian bridges. The stable block is well protected from the elements and has 6 loose boxes with two Victorian stable dividers, a feed/tack room and power and water. Further buildings include the large pole barn with corrugated tin roof, field shelter and the workshop and pump house for the bore water supply. On one side the property borders the river Wensum, which takes its name from the Anglo-Saxon word for 'winding' and is a slow running chalk fed river considered to be one of the best fishing rivers for trout and coarse fishing in East Anglia.
The pastureland is paddocks mostly enclosed by post and rail fencing, all with water and there are approximately 3.5 acres of mature woodland with a mown avenue and river frontage for dog walking or pony riding adventures. This is a wonderful family home in a lovely rural location that looks out over its own land and is well set up for equestrian or other livestock use, but would work equally well for a buyer who may wish to sit within their own mini estate but to rent the use of the land to a local farmer.

Lot 2 - The converted farm buildings/commercial premises are set away from the main house, constructed of brick with pitched main roofs and are of single storey construction arranged around a courtyard area. The owners have used these buildings for general storage with the remainder currently let as commercial office premises. Subject to the usual planning consents, there is considerable scope to convert some or all of the remainder of the buildings. If sold away from the main house, the vendors have agreed to construct a suitable drive to serve the buildings. A plan to identify location of services is available at the offices of the vendors' joint sole agents.

Directions NR20 5HN
From the centre crossroads in North Elmham by the Kings Head public house, take the east road towards Billingford on the B1145, cross over the rail tracks and just after leaving the village the property will be found on the left hand side with a splayed driveway and a low brick wall. Take the right hand fork in the driveway to the house.

Local Authority : Breckland District Council Band: F total Annual Cost: £2,235.00.
Services : Mains electricity, oil fired central heating and Aga, private bore water and pump house, new private sewage treatment system, and 3,500 litre bunded oil tank.
Fixtures and Fittings : Items regarded as fixtures and fittings including carpets, curtains, light fittings, kitchen appliances and garden ornaments are excluded although these items may be available by separate negotiation.

Viewings
Strictly by prior appointment with joint sole agents Jackson-Stops & Staff and Brown & Co (01603 629871).
If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

Important Notice
1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith as a general guide, they are not exhaustive and include information provided to us by other parties including the seller, not all of which will have been verified by us.
2. We have not carried out a detailed or structural survey; we have not tested any services, appliances or fittings. Measurements, floor plans, orientation and distances are given as approximate only and should not be relied on.
3. The photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current, aspects may have changed since the photographs were taken. No assumption should be made that any contents are included in the sale.
4. We have not checked that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation approval, statutory or regulatory permissions or consents. Any reference to any alterations or use of any part of the property does not mean that necessary planning, building regulations, or other consent has been obtained.
5. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, surveys, and professional advice about all relevant aspects of the property.
6. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact; we have no authority to make or give any representation or warranties in relation to the property. If these are required, you should include their terms in any contract between you and the seller.

Read more »

Make enquiry

You are enquiring about: Billingford Road, North Elmham, Norfolk Guide price £1,150,000

By submitting this form you are agreeing to our website terms and conditions, and consenting to cookies being stored on your computer.

Arrange a viewing

How do I find out about the latest properties?

Register with us and we will email you properties matching your search requirements.

Go

Living in Norwich

Find out about living in Norwich, local schools, transport links, events...

Find out more »