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Brooke, Norwich, Norfolk NR15

5 bedrooms, Guide price £695,000

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An impressive five bedroom Grade II Listed detached period home in a beautiful setting opposite The Mere in the centre of the village with 2.95 acres (subject to measured survey). This property is offered for sale with no onward chain.

DESCRIPTION Mere House has been in the same family ownership for 70 years and comes to the market providing a super opportunity for a buyer to take on a property with lots of potential, together with a single storey annexe which could be suitable for a number of purposes subject to any necessary consent. The property has plenty of character with accommodation over three floors including the five double bedrooms, two bathrooms, three reception rooms, kitchen, utility room and a ground floor wet room.

An impressive five bedroom Grade II Listed detached period home in a beautiful setting opposite The Mere in the centre of the village with 2.95 acres (subject to measured survey). This property is offered for sale with no onward chain.

DESCRIPTION Mere House has been in the same family ownership for 70 years and comes to the market providing a super opportunity for a buyer to take on a property with lots of potential, together with a single storey annexe which could be suitable for a number of purposes subject to any necessary consent. The property has plenty of character with accommodation over three floors including the five double bedrooms, two bathrooms, three reception rooms, kitchen, utility room and a ground floor wet room.

LOCATION The property is situated on the edge of the village within walking distance of all the local shopping and transport facilities available in this popular village which is some 8 miles south of Norwich. There are excellent local facilities in the village including primary school, post office, farm shop, garage, village hall, cricket club and thriving church and there are wonderful walks in the vicinity as well. Access to Norwich is good and there are excellent facilities in Bungay and nearby Poringland as well.

DIRECTIONS From the last set of traffic lights at the top of the A146 Trowse bypass turn right onto the B1332 Bungay Road. Follow this road through Poringland/Framingham Earl and on to the village of Brooke. Upon reaching the crossroads just past the Post Office in Brooke, turn left onto The Street. Follow The Street to the right hand side of The Mere and where the road bears round to the right towards Seething and Loddon, bear left remaining on The Street. Then turn left at the end of The Mere and the entrance to the driveway to Mere House is immediately opposite.

ACCOMMODATION

On the Ground Floor:-

ENTRANCE HALL Six panel entrance door. Oak parquet flooring. Two night storage heaters. Built-in storage cupboard. Telephone point. Built-in under stairs storage cupboard. Staircase to first floor landing. Two secondary double glazed windows to rear aspect.

SITTING ROOM Wood block floor. Open fireplace with brick surround and hearth. Built-in storage cupboard. Night storage heater. Electric radiator. Exposed ceiling beam. Sash window to front aspect. Timber casement leaded window to side aspect.

DINING ROOM Wood block floor. Built-in storage cupboards. Fireplace with painted fire surround. Dado rail. Electric radiator. Built-in storage cupboard. Exposed ceiling beam. Sash window to front aspect.

FRONT ENTRANCE LOBBY Panelled entrance door with four glazed panels. Wood block floor. Electric radiator.

STUDY Night storage heater. Exposed timbers. Secondary double glazed window to rear aspect.

KITCHEN Worktops with cupboards below and a stainless steel double drainer sink. Tiled splashback. Matching wall cupboards. Further worktop and utility space below with plumbing for dishwasher. Oil fired two oven Aga. Quarry tiled floor. Secondary double glazed windows to front and rear aspects.

SIDE LOBBY Quarry tiled floor. Walk-in pantries on either side and a utility room. Plumbing for washing machine. Butler sink. Fitted work bench with vice and cupboard and drawers below. Windows to front, side and rear aspects. Stable door to side.

WET ROOM Electric shower unit with tiled surround and drainer floor. White WC. Suspended wash basin with tiled splashback. Electric towel radiator. Wall mounted electric downflow heater. Extractor. Two windows to side aspect.

On the First Floor:-

LANDING Night storage heater. Built-in airing cupboard and hot water cylinder with immersion heater. Exposed timbers. Staircase to second floor landing. Secondary double glazed windows to side and rear aspects.

BEDROOM 1 Period fireplace with painted fire surround. Wall mounted electric heater. Exposed ceiling beams. Sash window to front aspect. Timber casement window to side aspect.

BEDROOM 2 Electric radiator. Exposed timbers. Windows to rear aspect.

BEDROOM 3 Electric radiator. Period fireplace with painted fire surround. Built-in storage cupboard. Sash window to front aspect. Walk-in dressing room. Built-in wardrobe. Sash window to front aspect.

BATHROOM 1 White panelled bath with tiled surround. Suspended wash basin. Low fitted cupboard with exposed timbers. Window to side aspect.

BATHROOM 2 White panelled bath with tiled surround and mixer tap with shower attachment. Suspended wash basin with tiled splashback. Window to side aspect.

SEPARATE WC White WC. Exposed timbers.

On the Second Floor:-

LANDING Exposed floorboards. Night storage heater. Skylight window. Secondary double glazed window to rear aspect on the half landing.

BEDROOM 4 Exposed floorboards. Eaves storage cupboard. Window to side aspect.

BEDROOM 5 Electric radiator. Exposed timbers. Window to side aspect.

STORE ROOM Light.

OUTSIDE The property is set well back from the road and the front garden is laid to lawn with trees and flower and shrub beds. A long driveway leads to the side of the property with parking for several vehicles and there is a large detached garage with sliding doors. The far end section of this garage building comprises a garden store room and a room for wood/coal storage with two metal oil storage tanks.

There is a detached annexe which was formerly used as a Boy Scout Hut and could be used for a number of purposes, subject to any necessary planning consent.

The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with some privacy and including a kitchen garden.

The paddock at the far end of the garden is included in the sale and is approached via a 5-bar gate and down to grass. The paddock is sold subject to an unwritten tenancy agreement in favour of an adjoining farmer.

OVERAGE Please note that overage will apply in respect of the paddock. Further details are available from the agents.

AGENT'S NOTES: (1)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.

(2)Intending buyers will be asked to produce original Identity Documentation and Proof of Address before solicitors are instructed.

Viewing strictly by prior appointment through the selling agents' Norwich Office. Tel: 01603 629871

These particulars were prepared in January 2020. Ref. NR6730

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