About this property
DESCRIPTION The Oaks has not come to the market for 38 years and offers an excellent opportunity to a number of different buyers, including equestrian enthusiasts looking to acquire a fine country home in South Norfolk with potential to improve or convert a number of outbuildings which are included in the sale.
The property comprises the main house, known as The Oaks, together with two barns and a further outbuilding with permission to convert to a furnished holiday let, together with some additional stabling. A triple garage and adjoining workshop are also included.
We understand the house dates back to the 17th Century with later Victorian additions. More recent additions provided a dining room, study and main bedroom with en-suite. Importantly, the property has been renovated over the years and makes for a fine family home. The accommodation is well arranged on two floors and includes a fine sitting room approached via an entrance porch at the front with adjoining family room, both linking in with the kitchen/breakfast room and the side dining room/hall. There is access out onto the terrace from here with study adjoining.
The kitchen has been well fitted and includes an Aga and space for cooking and eating, with cellar beneath and access through to utility room, cloakroom and the side of the property and garage area.
The first floor accommodation works well, with five bedrooms all approached via a landing area. The main bedroom has en-suite facilities and there are two further family bathrooms.
The garden and grounds are a major feature of the property, which is approached from the west over a long gravelled driveway leading through grassland and sets the quality of the property. The drive runs past the house to the garages. There is also a large turning area to the front of the house. Land to the north of the drive secures the access and drainage, and extensive gardens are located around The Oaks offering a great deal of privacy.
To the north of the house are the outbuildings and a former orchard, now a wild garden, occasionally mowed to create pathways for strolls. To the east is the new orchard and kitchen garden with raised beds. To the south is the main lawn, where a paved terrace adjoins the house providing a delightful sun-trap perfect for outside entertaining and dining, flower borders and specimen trees including a mature mulberry tree, together with a natural pond, leading to a secluded wooded area.
The barns are an important addition to the main property. While they continue to be used with the main property today, planning consent was obtained in 2006 (Reference 2006/1883/84) for conversion and has been formally activated along with Building Regulation Approval being obtained. Further details are available at the office of the vendor's agents.
The opportunities include a double storey barn together with a smaller barn and adjoining stables at the rear and a further outbuilding which is in the process of being renovated and affords the option of conversion to a furnished holiday let. The access to the two barns could be separated and either converted and sold away or retained to derive an income, subject to requirements.
The house itself is ready for immediate occupation and will suit an owner occupier wishing to retain the whole or a developer keen to create something with the outbuildings.
The property benefits from mains water and electricity. Private drainage system. Solar power supplement to electricity. Further details available.
LOCATION The Oaks is located in Coles Common, a small hamlet approximately 2 miles south of Long Stratton and 1½ miles north of the nearby village of Pulham Market, which offers a village shop and post office, a primary school, a doctors' surgery and two public houses. The award-winning Goodies Food Hall is within half a mile. Long Stratton is strategically located between Norwich and Diss on the A140 Ipswich Road and offers a good range of shops and other amenities. This is an excellent opportunity to live tucked away in a rural position with privacy but within striking distance of the capital city of Norwich.
DIRECTIONS Heading south out of Norwich on the A140, continue through Long Stratton. 1.1 miles after leaving Long Stratton, take first left into Wood Lane and continue into Common Road. After 0.9 miles from the A140, the end of the drive for The Oaks is on your left.
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 August 2022. Ref. 043932