Vere Lodge (GII) dates to approximately 1800 as a Dower House to Raynham Hall and sits in approximately 6.99 acres (stms). This is the first time in over fifty years the house has been for sale having been in its current ownership since 1963. The property is positioned in South Raynham, a small hamlet five miles south of Fakenham. The house and outbuildings have been extended and converted into 11 separate dwellings 9 of which are currently let on assured shorthold tenancies There is a huge amount of potential and areas of interest to both residential buyers and investors.
About this property
Vere Lodge dates to approximately 1800 as a Dower House to Raynham Hall and was owned by the Townsend family. This is the first time in over fifty years the house has been for sale having been in its current ownership since 1963.
The house and outbuildings have been extended and converted into 11 separate dwellings 9 of which are currently let on assured shorthold tenancies.
Commercial and Residential opportunity
There is a huge amount of potential and areas of interest to both residential buyers and investors.
The property currently operates as a high yielding residential investment and could continue to be held as an investment by a new owner.
However there is a great deal of potential to return Vere Lodge to its original form as a substantial country residence or to modernise and redevelop the land and buildings for holiday lettings, as a wedding venue or for a number of other commercial uses (subject to planning).
We suggest first hand inspection to see the opportunities presented.
Vere Lodge is positioned in South Raynham, a small hamlet five miles south of Fakenham. The cluster of villages surrounding are attractive and well connected to major routes both in and out of the county and to nearby market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham, the former having excellent point to point and national hunt racecourse. Some of the most attractive Norfolk landscape can be found here with a gently undulating landscape and the laid-back lifestyle the county is famous for.
The house and cottages
The main house 'Vere Lodge' is a remarkable property with some fine internal period reception rooms and later additions. Ceiling height on the ground floor is approximately 13ft with the rooms being beautifully proportioned typical of the era. Two parts of the original house now form two separate properties, Possums Mini and Dolls House, with clear potential to reinstate. Attached to these is a linked block of two single storey residential units known as Garden Wing and Pump Cottage. Attached to Garden Wing there are two further residential units known as Dove Cottage and Rose Cottage. Attached to Rose Cottage there are two further single storey residential units known as Apple Mini and Lavender Cottage. Fronting onto West Raynham Road there is a pair of semi-detached houses known as Thyme Cottage and Dahlia Cottage.
The property has wonderful grounds and gardens which we understand extends to approximately 6.99 acres (subject to measured survey). The driveway approaches the house from the rear past the cottages to a large parking area. The gardens sweep around the house to the North, East and South with a terrace and lawn enjoying the south side along with the pool area and outdoor dining area. There is a second entrance to the grounds which we understand to be a former carriage drive and there are pleasant walks through the woodland and screened area which was formerly a grass tennis court.
Private drainage and oil. Some electric heating in cottages
Viewing strictly by appointment only.
Grade II listing. Details of rental income available on request.
To arrange a viewing contact
1A Market Place, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6BE
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