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Buy a barn-style home built on a Victorian 'Rosary'

Buy a barn-style home built on a Victorian 'Rosary'

Mon 03 Oct 2022


A new-build home built in the style of a traditional Norfolk barn occupies land once used to grow a little-known flower, now commonplace in people's gardens.

Rosary Barn, Hedenham, South Norfolk is for sale with our New Homes team in Norwich.

Land on which it sits was, in Victorian times, known as the Hedenham Rosary - nursery grounds where the owner added a new 'tribe' of flowering plants little known at the time in the UK - the hollyhock.

Records show in 1848 the Hedenham Rosary was described as a 'delightful spot' for the cultivation of the plants. Owners at the time thought if the plants grew successfully, they could become a favourite of domestic gardens in the future. Apparently the Rosary at its height in the mid to late 1800s boasted around 4,000 plants.

Rosary Barn, built by a firm local to the village, offers beautiful accommodation over two floors. It has an impressive open plan vaulted living area/kitchen with oak ceiling beams, floor to ceiling windows and two sets of bi-fold doors which lead out to two of the three private south facing garden areas.

The property from the rear looking into the open plan kitchen area with bi-fold doors to the garden.

Detail in its finish abounds with oiled oak window sills and 'monkey tail' window latches. 

The property has two ground floor bedrooms and a bathroom as well as a principal bedroom suite upstairs. Outside is a driveway and three gardens as well as a large double garage and parking area.

For more details contact Mason Burrell, New Homes Manager, Norwich on 01603 629871.

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