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4 Bedroom house
  • Super period property
  • Up above river in Thorpe St Andrew
  • Grounds of about 1 acre (stms)
  • Swimming pool
  • Period features
  • Contemporary single storey garden room/extension
  • Four main reception rooms
  • Four/Five Bedrooms
  • Ideal for home working and those seeking privacy

An outstanding attached property located high above the Yarmouth Road in Thorpe St Andrew and set in just over an acre of land. Dating back to the early 19th Century and retaining a great deal of character, with the original portion linking in with a contemporary single storey addition, the whole providing 4/5 bedrooms and suitable reception rooms with delightful private gardens.

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DESCRIPTION High House dates back to the 19th Century with later additions and is attached at one end to other properties, having originally together been a large country house in Norwich's then own version of Richmond.

The property is constructed of brick with a pitched main roof and benefits from a super single storey extension at the side, designed many years ago by the vendor, Michael Innes, former senior partner of Lambert Scott & Innes, the well known architects in Norwich.

The whole will be of great interest to a wide variety of buyers and the property have a particular attraction to those who work from a home office, with easy access to the A47/A11 and to Norwich railway station. 1 High House house is approached from the road leading up from Thorpe River Green via and thence along a communal drive set between established trees.. On entering the property an impressive entrance hall provides space to the reception rooms with a turning staircase leading to the first floor. The two principal reception rooms are wonderful and link in together very well, these were designed for parties and entertaining and are bright and airy, having views of the garden with access to the side terrace. Otherwise, the study and cloakroom work well leading through to a super open plan kitchen with Aga and providing access to the contemporary portion of the property. The garden room area includes a sitting/family area with bi-folding doors, with bedroom 5/study/studio beyond, and has access to the terrace and pool area.

The first floor provides four bedrooms arranged around a landing with a bathroom, separate WC and laundry room and with a shower and washbasin en-suite to the main bedroom.

The property retains a great deal of the original character but is suitable for modern day living and has an open plan feel with the generous room sizes. The kitchen is centrally situated with easy access to the garden room area and the principal reception room, and would be an exceptional home for a family.

Outside, the grounds are a major feature of the property and as stated extend to just over an acre. They include a front parking area for several cars together with terrace, swimming pool and grounds running down to a bridleway with access back to South Avenue.

In particular, the principal grounds are predominantly sloping and south facing and have been well planted and tended over the years, neighbours have informally agreed an open plan arrangement to give a parkland feel. The open swimming pool has an electric cover, and can be heated form the heat pump.

The property is ready for immediate occupation and benefits from mains water, electricity and gas and drainage. This is a substantial home providing history and charm combined with modern features; central heating is by means of an air source heat pump serving radiators, and there are photovoltaic solar panels installed.

The architecture and history of this property are particularly noteworthy and further details are summarised on our website, with additional information available to interested parties on request.

LOCATION Situated up above the River Yare and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve in Thorpe, the property is located to the east of the city of Norwich in a conservation area at the top of Thorpe Ridge on the crest of the hill rising up from the Yare Valley. There is a great deal of privacy yet with easy access to local shopping and transport facilities on Yarmouth Road and access to the centre of Norwich is good. Sainsbury's supermarket is within easy reach. Easy access to communication routes including the Norwich southern bypass (A47 trunk road) and northern distributor road.

This is an excellent opportunity to live tucked away in a special place, yet within easy reach of the capital city of Norwich with all its amenities, including international airport, shopping, transport and cultural facilities. Norwich rail station is also within 1½ miles.

DIRECTIONS From Norwich continue in an easterly direction along Thorpe Road with Norwich rail station on your right hand side. This road merges with Yarmouth Road. On reaching River Green on your right, turn left into South Avenue and continue up the hill as far as you go. The property will be seen on the right hand side with car parking available adjoining the red door to the property.

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 prior to arranging a viewing. Approximate room dimensions are available on the website.

(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 joint selling agents, Brown & Co - 01603 629871 and Allgood & Davey - 01603 861961.

These particulars were prepared in March 2023. Ref. 047730

To arrange a viewing contact

The Atrium, St George's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AB

01603 629871

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