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Newmarket Road, Norwich

6 bedrooms, Guide price £1,200,000

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A fine Grade II Listed Victorian detached house dating back to 1867 with four reception rooms, six bedrooms and garden flat, all retaining a great deal of character. Prime residential area within easy reach of the centre of Norwich.


DESCRIPTION No. 97 Newmarket Road dates back to 1867 with later additions and comprises a fine Victorian family house typical of houses that were built in the 19th Century and occupying a super plot of land.

The property is Listed Grade II as a house of architectural and historic interest and retains all the character of the original property, with well proportioned rooms allowing for a great deal of flexibility.

The vendors have maintained and improved this house over many…

A fine Grade II Listed Victorian detached house dating back to 1867 with four reception rooms, six bedrooms and garden flat, all retaining a great deal of character. Prime residential area within easy reach of the centre of Norwich.


DESCRIPTION No. 97 Newmarket Road dates back to 1867 with later additions and comprises a fine Victorian family house typical of houses that were built in the 19th Century and occupying a super plot of land.

The property is Listed Grade II as a house of architectural and historic interest and retains all the character of the original property, with well proportioned rooms allowing for a great deal of flexibility.

The vendors have maintained and improved this house over many years and the garden flat is an added advantage, with separate entrance at the rear.

LOCATION This area of Newmarket Road is known as one of the prime residential sectors of the city, being close to the Town Close Estate and within easy reach of the centre of Norwich with all its shopping, transport, cultural and other facilities. The inner and outer ring roads are within easy reach and the A11 trunk road is within striking distance. There are local shopping and transport facilities in nearby Eaton Village and Unthank Road and good private and public schools, including the City of Norwich School in Eaton Road, Norwich High School for Girls and Town Close House School for Boys and Girls within walking distance.

DIRECTIONS Proceed out of Norwich on Newmarket Road and continue towards the first main roundabout. Go over the traffic lights at the junction with Lime Tree Road and Christchurch Road and the property will be seen on the right hand side before the roundabout, with a drive leading up to the front of the house.

ACCOMMODATION

On the Ground Floor:-

ENTRANCE HALL Steps lead up to the entrance hall with plenty of space and height. Staircase leading to first floor. Doors to principal ground floor rooms. Original oak floor. Radiators. Access to inner lobby with door to cellar.

DINING ROOM A delightful well proportioned room with wide bay window and sash windows. Disused cast iron fireplace. Original mouldings and coving. Oak floor. Door to music room/study.

MUSIC ROOM/STUDY Bay window to side. Oak floor. Door leading to garden room/conservatory. Suitable for a number of purposes.

SNOOKER/FAMILY ROOM At the far end of the hall and a major feature of the property. Door to cloakroom, utility room and conservatory. Disused central fireplace. Ornate ceiling plasterwork with high level dado rail. Cast iron radiators. Oak floor.

CONSERVATORY This room wraps round the side of the house, with door to front of property. Tiled floor. For use in the summer months.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Windows to rear. Door to garden and courtyard area. Tiled floor. Door to utility room. Arranged to provide eating and cooking area. Range of matching low level and wall mounted cupboards and drawer units, display cabinet, work surfaces, built-in electric hob with extractor over, twin Neff built-in ovens, further built-in low level cupboards incorporating single drainer stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for dishwasher, radiator.

UTILITY ROOM Approached from the kitchen. Square tiled floor. Door to cloakroom. Plumbing for washing machine. General storage space. Radiator. Door back to snooker/family room.

CLOAKROOM Low level WC. Wall mounted wash hand basin.

INNER LOBBY Approached from the main entrance hall. Access to back stairs. General storage space. Connecting door to garden flat.

The Cellar, which is approached from the inner lobby leading to the drawing room, is divided into a number of storage areas, with two wine cellars and provides plenty of general storage space.

DRAWING ROOM Windows to front and side. Two bay windows. Oak panelled walls. Oak floor. Central fireplace with oak mantel incorporating coal effect gas fire. Cornice and ceiling rose. Original coving. Radiators.

On the First Floor:-

UPPER LANDING Doors to bedrooms 1 and 2.

BEDROOM 1 This room has great character and is quite delightful and divided into two parts, with original mouldings. Window to front with views of garden. Access to dressing area and through to en-suite shower room. Radiator.

DRESSING AREA Window to side with views to side of property. Door to en-suite.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Individual shower unit. Low level WC. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Radiator. Tiled walls and floor.

BEDROOM 2 A double room with bay windows to front and side. Radiator. Walk-in cupboard with hanging and storage space. Door to en-suite shower room.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Individual shower unit. Low level WC. Slatted shelving. Pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled floor. Radiator.

LOWER LANDING Access to further bedroom accommodation. Built-in airing cupboard. Skylight. Access to back stairs leading to ground floor inner lobby.

BEDROOM 3 A delightful double room with windows to side. Access to dressing area leading to en-suite facilities.

DRESSING AREA Plenty of storage space. Access to en-suite facilities.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Shower cubicle.

BEDROOM 4 A double room with window to rear. Radiator. Built-in cupboard with hanging and storage space.

FAMILY BATHROOM A well fitted room. Part tiled. Window to rear. Individual fully tiled shower unit. Pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Bath unit. Low level WC. Range of built-in cupboards with hanging and storage space.

BEDROOM 5 A double room with sash window to side. Radiator.

BEDROOM 6 Sash window to side. Radiator. Currently used as a study but suitable as a bedroom if required.

OUTSIDE The property is approached from Newmarket Road and a drive leads up to the front of the house where there is plenty of hard standing for vehicles. The drive leads round to the rear and the garage area where there is further car parking and access to a back lane leading to Christchurch Road. No. 97 has access over this back lane. The drive is shared by one other property, known as The Coach House, which is located at the back of the drive and does not impinge on the property.

The grounds are quite delightful and fairly private and include a well screened front garden which is mainly laid to lawn with flower borders and specimen trees. The side garden is improved by the existence of the conservatory leading round to the courtyard garden at the rear which has been created by the vendors with terrace and flower borders leading round to the garage and garden flat. The garage is approached from the rear garden and is a more recent addition, constructed of brick with a pitched roof and up and over door. It provides space for two cars with general storage space and electricity is connected.

THE GARDEN FLAT Approached from the rear drive via a path leading up to the door with side garden area. This garden flat could easily be incorporated into the main house or let to derive an income, or for granny annexe or student purposes. It is an important adjunct to the main property with accommodation as follows:-

ENTRANCE LOBBY Access to living accommodation. Side window. Door to shower room.

SHOWER ROOM Window to rear. Low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Individual fully tiled shower unit.

LIVING ROOM Sash window to side. Connecting door to main house. Cupboard housing gas fired boiler. Archway through to kitchen area. Radiator.

KITCHEN AREA Sash window to side. Fitted with a range of low level cupboards. Work surfaces. Single drainer sink unit. Space for fridge. Built-in electric cooker with four ring hob and extractor fan over.

SERVICES Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected to the entire property.

COUNCIL TAX The property is listed as being in Band H.

AGENT'S NOTE: The photographs shown in this brochure have been taken with a camera using a wide angle lens and therefore interested parties are advised to check the room measurements prior to arranging a viewing.

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